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Traffic signal change in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis has issued a temporary traffic signal change for the intersection of West West Street and North Centerville Road. Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, the traffic signal will be changed to flashing-red mode for West Street and flashing-yellow for Centerville. The change is being made as an evaluation period for a possible change to the traffic control …

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Serious injury in crash

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Constantine Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle driven by Dustin Cole, 26, of Constantine, was westbound on Dickinson Road when it left the roadway and rolled over near Blue School Road. The vehicle flipped over several times and came to rest in …

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Kittens

Hi. My name is Lily and I have a black nose and tan feet. I am a little lady and purr when I get any attention OK, it’s my turn! My name is Isabella and I have a tan nose and black feet I am a real 4th of July firecracker – ready to jump and play at any time. …

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Missing man has been found

State police report that a missing man has been found.  Police had issued an alert when 81-year-old Paul Fifer of White Pigeon had not returned home.  He was found in Lawrence in good condition.

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Two more arrests for meth

Two people were charged with drug-related offenses following the discovery of methamphetamine earlier this week at a residence in Sturgis. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called to the 600 block of North Fourth Street in response to a tip regarding a fugitive from justice. Upon arrival, officers searched the residence and noticed a recently active methamphetamine lab …

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Sheriff investigating a larceny

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday investigated a larceny complaint in the 71000 block of Bauman Road in Fawn River Township. Several pieces of scrap metal, including two large steel wagon wheels, were stolen. The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Police investigating an unarmed robbery

Sturgis police are investigating an unarmed robbery that took place over the weekend at a business on East Chicago Road. According to a department media release, a white male in his early 20s instigated a transaction around 10 p.m. Sunday at the Admiral gas station. When the clerk opened the register, the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. Store …

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Man taken into custody

A 22-year-old Three Rivers man was taken into custody after he tried to evade police by escaping a residence from a second-floor landing. According to a department media release, officers last Saturday afternoon went to a residence in the 400 block of Thomas Street in order to locate the subject regarding several warrants issued for his arrest. Shortly after officers …

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United Way planning Silent Auction

Officials from the St. Joseph County United Way have announced planning has begun for the 2014 Silent Auction at the county fair in September. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said she is appealing to the public for and help with a donation of items. The Silent Auction, the agency’s largest, single-event fundraiser, was a success last year and those who participated …

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Out and About – Week of June 30th

Last week I wrote about having lunch with an old friend of mine who was visiting from Idaho. The time we spent having lunch was great, and it made me wish we had more time to do more lunches, but those will have to wait until his next visit. The week after Water Festival, I was having breakfast at one …

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