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Two killed in Hillsdale County

Southern Michigan authorities say a vehicle struck trees along a road and caught fire, killing two people inside. The Hillsdale County sheriff’s department says the crash happened about 3 a.m. Saturday in Reading Township. The site is about 10 miles north of the Ohio line. The department said in a statement Sunday that the vehicle was westbound when it left …

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Arrests following Kazoo shooting death

Police in Kalamazoo now have three people in custody in connection with a shooting that left a 13-year old boy dead. Michael Day was found with a gunshot wound to his upper body Monday evening in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood. He died later at a local hospital. Investigators believe the fatal shot came from a shotgun wielded by 15-year-old Victor Garay …

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Finding money for roads

Action by the state’s elected leaders and money are key solutions to improving the condition of roads in St. Joseph County and the rest of the state. The solution was detailed Thursday by Christopher Bolt, engineer-manager of the St. Joseph County Road Commission. The Centreville-based agency staged a first-of-its-kind “road summit” that drew more than 60 people to Centreville. Bolt …

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Four treated for injuries

Four people were treated for minor injuries following a two-motorcycle crash earlier this week in Mottville Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Pauletta Wagner, 50, of  Three Rivers, was driving west on U.S. 12 when she failed to stop in time from striking a motorcycle driven by her husband, Jeffrey Wagner, 58. He was stopped to turn left …

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River cleanup begins Saturday

The St. Joseph County Conservation District wishes to remind county residents that the first of five river cleanup efforts this summer takes place this weekend. Saturday’s event will start at 9 am and cover a four-mile stretch of the Fawn River, from Fawn River Road to Dickinson Road in White Pigeon Township. Volunteers are needed and may participate by showing …

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Hearing postponed

A preliminary hearing for a former, part-time Constantine reserve officer was postponed and is expected to be rescheduled next week. Raymond McCann II, 46, was supposed to appear for a preliminary hearing Thursday in district court on a charge of perjury. McCann, a Three Rivers resident, is accused of giving false testimony under subpoena two years ago in a case …

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Black Lab

Hi. I’m a black lab mix with some brindling in my coat and I have a very cute, small, black muzzle. I am ideal for a family who wants a dog who isn’t too big. I am a male about 1 year old and have already been neutered. I’m very sweet and take treats gently and love attention. I’m also …

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Suspects arrested

Suspects in more than a dozen residential break-ins in a three-county region have been arrested, capping a seven-month investigation. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said four people have been arrested and warrants for seven additional suspects are being sought. The cases stem from incidents in St. Joseph, Branch and Kalamazoo counties. Guns, money, jewelry and electronics are among the …

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National Dairy Day

Constantine’s Downtown BrainStormers, along with Michigan Milk Producers Association, have announced plans to celebrate National Dairy Day. Free milk donated by the local MMPA will be offered 2 to 6 p.m. June 11 at Rotary Park, on North Washington Street, just north of the St. Joseph River. The promotion coincides with the Constantine Farmers Market, which also takes place 2 …

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Veterans and families receive compensation

The St. Joseph County Office of Veterans Affairs has issued a media release, noting that St. Joseph County veterans and their families received more than $20 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2013. Benefits in the form of disability compensation, pension, education, insurance and indemnities were paid directly to the county’s veterans …

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