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McCann to stand trial

Raymond McCann, who was charged with perjury in connection with the Jodi Parrack murder case, has been ordered to stand trial. The development took place following a preliminary examination Wednesday in St. Joseph County District Court before Judge Robert Pattison. Pattison ruled that enough evidence exists for the 46-year-old McCann to stand trial. Assistant prosecutor Erin Harrington said a single …

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Closing statements for trial

Closing statements and jury deliberations are expected to begin today, as the Andy Brown murder trial enters its final phase. Testimony from witnesses for both prosecutor John McDonough and defense attorney Michael Hills concluded Wednesday, when seven witnesses took the stand on what was the sixth day of the trial. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman said juror instructions would be …

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Arrests made for meth

A search warrant was executed this week at a residence in the village of Centreville for methamphetamine. According to a sheriff’s department media release, members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit were given a tip about a marijuana grow in the 300 block of West Main Street. Officers made contact Tuesday with residents at the address and executed …

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Gunshot residue found

A Pennsylvania laboratory that specializes in materials analysis found gunshot residue on articles of clothing taken from Andy Brown’s vehicle the day David Locey was murdered last year. The finding was detailed Tuesday by Allison Murtha, the manager of a forensic-science department at RJ Lee Group in Monroeville, Pa. Murtha was on the stand for more than two hours during …

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Michigan’s alcohol and drug abuse counseling

Coordinating how Michigan provides alcohol- and drug-abuse counseling throughout the state is now possible thanks to a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori. Public Act 249 requires the Michigan Department of Community Health to establish and maintain credentialing standards for the statewide substance use disorder service systems. The bill is a direct result of recommendations made by the Mental …

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Brush cleanup from storm

In response to last week’s storm, crews from the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin a brush pickup next week. DPS officials ask that residents place brush on the terrace, not in the street, by 7 a.m. Monday morning. Crews will be making only one pass to collect brush. The pick-up is for storm damage only. The DPS …

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Fire damages home

A fire heavily damaged a home in Nottawa Township last weekend. Firefighters were called to a residence in the at 61000 block of Klinger Lake Road aroound 8:45 p.m. Sunday. First-arriving firefighters from Centreville observed heavy smoke coming from the roof. Officials said the fire began in the attic, where the homeowner was repairing a leak in the roof when …

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I & M proposes solar facilities

Indiana Michigan Power plans to seek permission to build five solar generating facilities in the two states it serves. I&M is proposing building the facilities in the Muncie-Marion area in eastern Indiana, around South Bend in northern Indiana and in Michigan, although the locations have not yet been decided. The company says the Clean Energy Solar Pilot Project will have …

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Out and About – Week of July 7th

This is the season, and this is probably the month, when high school class reunions take place. The first reunion that normally happens is the “Ten-Year Reunion”. This is probably the one when the classmates try to impress each other with the accomplishments they’ve made in the ten years since graduation. College is in the history books, and those that …

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Minor injuries after collision

A motorist suffered minor injuries after being involved in a collision with a freight train Monday. According to law-enforcement and rescue personnel, the driver of an SUV was on Cotherman Lake Road in Park Township when he failed to stop for a passing Grand Elk Railroad train. The SUV struck the side of a rail car and rolled onto its …

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