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County commission agrees to hiring freeze exception

Acknowledging the hardship imposed by an employee leaving the prosecutor’s office, members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners have made an exception to their hiring freeze. Fulfilling a request by prosecutor John McDonough, commissioners this week gave him permission to replace Tim George, whose last day was July 27. George took a job with a Sturgis-based law firm. …

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Centreville names new fire chief

Members of the Centreville Village Council have agreed to appoint David Miracle as chief of the municipality’s fire department. He replaces Chris Loker, who retired effective last month. Miracle has spent 23 years with the department, starting as a firefighter. He said it is a privilege to be able to serve the people of Centreville and surrounding areas. He works in the RV …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

Sturgis police arrested a man wanted on a warrant and for attempting to flee from officers. According to a department media release, officers noticed a man walking along West Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Officers were aware that the man was wanted on a felony warrant and they made an attempt to question him. The man fled on …

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Three Rivers sports complex will move forward following court ruling

The Michigan Court of Appeals has denied Lockport Township’s challenge to an issue related to development of a multi-field sports complex in Three Rivers. In a one-sentence statement issued Wednesday morning, the court stated: “ … the application for leave to appeal is denied for lack of merit in the grounds presented.” The appeal stems from a January decision by …

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Bank robbery in Sturgis

Sturgis Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed the Sturgis Bank and Trust, at 1001 S. Centerville Road, Wednesday morning. The robbery occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m.  Police said the suspect displayed what is believed to be a weapon. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a thin …

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Man arrested after fleeing police on motorcycle

A Centreville man was arrested after he attempted to flee on a motorcycle from deputies last weekend in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s officials said the 40-year-old man and a second motorcyclist were observed speeding around 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Mahnke Road, near Darr Road. One of the drivers stopped but the second continued at a high rate of speed eastbound on …

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Man injured in Cass County motorcycle crash

A Cass County man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in an accident in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1:20 a.m. Saturday to Lake Drive, at Sunset Boulevard, where 45-year-old Chad Bowman of Union lost control of his motorcycle. Investigators said he was driving north on Sunset Boulevard and lost control …

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Shooting suspect arrested

A person suspected of being involved in a shooting this week in Vandalia is in custody by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Monday in the 17800 block of State Street. Investigators said a subject had fired several rounds at the house and then fled on foot. No one was …

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Police investigate theft from vehicle

State police are investigating a larceny-from-a-vehicle incident that occurred last Saturday in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. Troopers were notified at 10:30 a.m. that backpacks and a purse containing cash and several credit cards were stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of South Michigan Avenue. The victim said the incident occurred between 3:30 p.m. July 23 and 9 a.m. …

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Storm

I am Storm.  I am a loving, purring, four year old, grey, long-haired, spayed, female.  I have been declawed on my front paws.  I don’t want to be with a dog family.  When visiting with the lady that does this Pet Of Week article, I enjoyed loving on her and purring.  I had a great time investigating the the room …

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