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Armed robbery suspect turned himself in

A suspect in the May 1 armed robbery of the South Main Street Shell gas station in Three Rivers has turned himself in. Three Rivers police said Cory Joseph Dwyer, 23, turned himself in at the Three Rivers Police Department Tuesday morning. Dwyer was identified last week as a suspect in the armed robbery. Dwyer wore a panda mask as …

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Constantine man arraigned on weapons charges

A Constantine man who was charged with a weapons-related offense over the weekend was arraigned Monday. Brandon Howard, 28, was arraigned in district court on four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of felony firearm and one count of fourth-degree child abuse. Troopers were called at 1:20 a.m. to the 11000 block of Millers Mill Road in …

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Interim superintendent named

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has named a temporary, interim superintendent while Jean Logan recovers from a health-related issue. Board president Mike Bosma said Dennis Patzer, who retired a year ago after serving 12 years as chief of Otsego Public Schools, will serve in the capacity for at least a few weeks. Bosma said the duration could …

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Out and About – Week of June 8th

I can safely say that we are all a little guilty of pre-judging people. I know that I have done it many times. First impressions can be beneficial, but they can also be detrimental. How many times have we been swayed by some well-dressed individual, who turns out to be a snake oil salesperson? How many times have we ignored …

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Group sends petition language to county clerk

A representative from the group TR Cares turned in petition language for the recall of three members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. Sherrie Nowicki on Monday submitted to county clerk Pattie Bender the petition language regarding board president Mike Bosma, vice president Waneta Truckey and secretary Carl Barth. A fourth member, Dave Kutz, was to be …

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200 pounds of debris pulled from river

Organizers of Saturday’s river cleanup event estimated about 200 pounds of debris was pulled from two stretches of the Rocky River. John Nelson, a member of the St. Joseph County Conservation District, said about three-quarters of the haul was found in the section between U.S. 131 and Liquid Therapy in downtown Three Rivers. A significantly less amount was gathered in …

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Lockport Township accident sends woman to hospital

A Three Rivers woman lost control of her vehicle on a freshly-graveled road and drove off the roadway last week in Lockport Township. Shelly Lehman, 47, told authorities she was driving east on South River Road and a fresh layer of pea gravel on the road surface caused her vehicle to swerve. Her vehicle left the roadway, went into a …

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Two remain jailed

Two Sturgis residents remain in the St. Joseph County jail after their arrest last week. Christin Lynn Garza, 32, is charged with two counts of extortion and was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear. Her bond was set at $50,000. Joseph Wayne Wallace, 45, is charged with two counts of extortion, felonious assault, robbery and retail fraud. His …

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Local man allegedly threatened to shoot people

State police arrested a 28-year-old Constantine man early Sunday on charges that include a weapons-related offense. Troopers were called at 1:20 a.m. to the 11000 block of Millers Mill Road in response to an intoxicated subject threatening to shoot people. The incident started after the suspect had a dispute with his neighbor, authorities said. The suspect retrieved a loaded shotgun …

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Three Rivers resident dies in pedestrian accident

A pedestrian was killed last week after she was struck by a semi truck in Park Township. State police said Alyona Springer, 20, of Three Rivers, died at the scene of the incident. Authorities responded at 12:30 a.m. Friday to a location along U.S. 131 near Heimbach Road. The semi was traveling northbound on U.S. 131.

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