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McCann trial delayed

A Kalamazoo attorney defending Raymond McCann Jr. said his client’s case will probably not go to trial for two more months. McCann was arrested on charges that he lied to police during investigation of the 2007 murder of Jodi Parrack in Constantine. James Mequio, who represents McCann, said a status conference last week raised more legal issues that must be addressed …

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Out and About – Week of September 15th

For those interested, a brief update on my health condition. I have been a diabetic for several years and in August 2013, my doctor put me on insulin. He also mentioned that, if I would take better control of my diet and lose some weight, my condition would improve. On September 2, I visited an endocrinologist in Ann Arbor. I …

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Car vs deer

Deer

The odds of hitting a deer with your vehicle in Michigan have gone down slightly but they’re still 1 in 94, according to claims data from State Farm Insurance. Michigan ranked 11th in the nation when it comes to deer-vehicle collisions. That’s down from 10th the previous year. The insurer estimates that, nationwide, the cost per claim of a collision …

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St. Joseph County Fair continues with Education Day

The third day of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair continues today. It’s Education Day and highlights include 4-H horse, beef cattle, dairy beef and sheep shows, harness racing, the Three Rivers German Band and chuck wagon races. The showcase event at the fair grandstand is “A Night of Destruction,” featuring off-road derby and a demolition derby. Show time is …

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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meets this afternoon

A full agenda featuring 12 items of new business awaits the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Four matters of employment, a request for funding in support of the Three Rivers trail project, a soil-erosion and sedimentation-control ordinance, and review of the annual child-care and fund-plan budget are included on the agenda. Today’s meeting begins at 5 o’clock …

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State Rep Lori will be honored this week

State Rep. Matt Lori will be given special recognition this week at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Lori on Wednesday will receive the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the network. The annual award is given by the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, to select lawmakers who …

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East Street construction continues

Here’s an important construction announcement regarding work being done in the city of Three Rivers. Niles-based Northern Construction on Monday was planning to start laying cement curbs in the 700 block of East Street. It is anticipated that the entire street will be closed to all traffic, including residents who live in the area. Residents impacted by the work have …

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Three Rivers City Commission meets tonight

Five agenda items of new business will be handled this evening by the Three Rivers City Commission. Items before Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners include the setting of a show-cause hearing for 512 W. Michigan Ave.; an order of demolition at 310 Jackson and 707 Seventh streets, and 407 and 261 South Main Street; and a proposed paving project at …

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Dogs – Breed-specific bans

An effort is about to begin in Michigan to prod lawmakers into prohibiting all communities from banning a specific breed of dog. A coalition of animal welfare organizations and others are spearheading what they call the “Make Michigan Next” campaign in an effort to “eliminate all breed discrimination laws” in the state. Some Michigan communities have banned dogs such as …

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St. Joseph County Fair opening day well attended

Sunday’s opening day of the 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair was met with strong attendance, fair officials said. Though daily attendance figures are not released until the end of the week, fair officials said ideal weather and the novelty of opening day were factors in the strong attendance. In addition, the farm-truck pulls drew a large and supportive crowd …

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