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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

A citizen’s tip led to the arrests of two people Wednesday afternoon at a residence in White Pigeon Township. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at the residence, located in the 21000 block of U.S. 12, and found methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, packaging material and several items of drug paraphernalia. A man and a …

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Slippery conditions cause crash

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded last week to a personal-injury traffic crash as the result of a slippery road surface. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. Jan. 29 on Calvin Center Road, near Bulhand Street in Calvin Township. The crash involved a Postle Aluminum semi-tractor and trailer. The investigation showed that the semi, driven by Mishawaka resident …

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Sheriff’s sergeant hurt when burning tire on truck explodes

Authorities say a sheriff’s sergeant was injured when a burning tire on truck exploded in southern Michigan. Calhoun County Sgt. Brent Lincoln responded to a report of a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon on northbound I-69 in Marshall Township and found the rear tires on the tractor trailer were engulfed in flames. Authorities say one of the tires exploded as he …

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Sharpshooters aim to cull deer in, around Jackson park

Sharpshooters will try to kill deer in and around a Jackson park as part of an effort to control the animal’s population. The city of Jackson says the sharpshooters’ efforts will begin Friday in and around Ella Sharp Park in hopes of clearing the area of deer that pose a danger to motorists. Parts of roadways and trails around the …

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Gas smell prompts evacuation at Western Michigan dorm

Officials say the smell of natural gas on the campus of Western Michigan University prompted the evacuation of about 300 students from their dorm rooms. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports students returned to their rooms around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Stinson halls on the school’s Kalamazoo campus after being evacuated earlier in the morning as a precautionary measure. School spokeswoman Cheryl …

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1930s-era newsreel highlights challenges of Michigan winter

After spending decades in a basement in the eastern Upper Peninsula, a 1930s-era newsreel from the Michigan State Highway Department has resurfaced to remind us of the challenges — and the fun — of winters past. The film, “Winter Comes to Michigan,” created by the precursor agency to the Michigan Department of Transportation, gives a black-and-white window to the era …

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Bridie

02-02-16 13009 BRIDIE lab-border mix

Hi! My name is Bridie and I am a black and white female lab/border collie mix. I am about 1 year old and have more vim and vinegar than the Energizer bunny. I am very smart and if you can give time to me for training, I will be a good pal. Being with people is a treat. Speaking of …

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Annexation of sports complex land halted

Lockport Township has secured a temporary restraining order in response to the city of Three Rivers on Tuesday annexing an 80-acre parcel of land for development of a multi-field sports complex. The issue is set to be settled before circuit court judge Paul Stutesman at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. The restraining order was signed Wednesday morning by St. Joseph County …

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Two arrested after stabbing

Two Jackson residents were arrested last weekend following a domestic-assault incident in the city of Three Rivers. Police were called to the 200 block of River Drive and arrived to find an 18-year-old man had been stabbed by his girlfriend. The victim was treated at Three Rivers Health. He and his girlfriend were subsequently taken to the St. Joseph County …

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Commission approves COA receptionist

St. Joseph County commissioners this week agreed to the hiring of a part-time receptionist for Commission On Aging. During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners approved the agency to fill the position, which will cost an estimated $17,000. In a separate matter, commissioners OK’d the classification of a lead ranger for the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department. The position is for …

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