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Committee to review applicants

A committee formed to hire a new county administrator plans to meet again today and compare notes from interviews it conducted last week. St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Chairman Allen Balog said three finalists were interviewed Thursday afternoon but no recommendation was given. He said today’s meeting will give the six-person committee a chance to review their opinions and …

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4 wheeler stolen in Mottville

State police officials are investigating the theft of a four-wheeler from a location in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, troopers responded at 5 p.m. Saturday to the 10000 block of Water Street, where a 2011 Kawasaki Prairie 360 was taken between 3 p.m. Thursday and 4:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle is blue in color.

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Salt-storage facility complete

Construction of the St. Joseph County Road Commission’s new salt-storage facility at its Centreville headquarters has been completed. Managing director Chris Minger said the 60-by-140-foot barn is 40 feet longer than the previous building. Minger said the added size allows the road commission to bring raw salt that was sitting in storage onto its own property. In an unrelated matter, …

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K-Wings kick off 44th season on Saturday

KALAMAZOO, MI – The roster is set and the Kalamazoo Wings are hitting the road to begin their 44th season of professional hockey. The K-Wings will travel to Cincinnati for a game against the Cyclones on Saturday before returning back to Wings Event Center to prepare for their home opener on Saturday, October 21st against the Brampton Beast. Hoping to …

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Police investigate breaking-and-entering

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place in Park Township. The residential break-in occurred Thursday and was reported at 3:40 p.m. by a resident in the 54000 block of Buckhorn Road. Numerous handguns, long guns and electric guitars, including some autographed by musician Ted Nugent, were among the items stolen, according …

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One injured in Cass County crash

A pickup driven by a White Pigeon man was rear-ended in a two-vehicle accident in Cass County. According to a department media release, a pickup driven by 26-year-old Alan Harrington was heading east on M-60 when it slowed just east of M-40 in advance of making a turn. The truck was struck from behind by a car driven by Jessica …

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CTA ridership increases slightly

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority recorded a minor increase in ridership during its latest fiscal year compared to the previous 12 months. Chris Yorks, operations manager of the Three Rivers-based agency, said 95,212 rides were provided in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. That is up 789 rides from the 94,423 it gave in the 2015-16 fiscal year. He …

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Man crashes car into fallen tree

A Cassopolis man was injured after the car he was driving struck a tree fallen in the roadway. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to Shurte Road in Penn Township in response to a single-vehicle accident. Behnke said deputies discovered a car driven by Derek Green, 22, had left the north side of …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Four pounds of marijuana and additional marijuana plants were discovered at a Mendon Township residence Wednesday. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics discovered the marijuana after executing a search warrant in the 24000 block of Prairie Corners Road. According to a department media release, two Mendon men face drug-related charges.

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Police seek drug charges on 3 suspects

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is seeking charges against three people for drug-related offenses. The incident stems from a search warrant executed Oct. 4 at a residence on East Main Street in the village of Burr Oak. The search was the result of an earlier traffic stop during which a 53-year-old Burr Oak man was charged with possession of …

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