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Family reunited with lost dog found 4 years later

A Lansing, Michigan, man thought it might be a prank when he received a call from a microchip company telling him his family’s dog had been found in Toledo — more than 100 miles away — four years after she ran away. “I was stunned,” Bradley Wieferich told The Blade . Toledo police earlier this month found Bambi, who is around 12, …

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Child rescued from river in Mendon

A 7-year-old child was rescued from drowning in the St. Joseph River in Mendon earlier this week. State police said troopers were called to assist Mendon Police Department just before 5 p.m. Wednesday to Fremont Street in response to a child who had fallen into the river. The victim fell into the river but was subsequently pulled from the water …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two Marcellus Township residents were arrested on drug-related offenses this week following the execution of a search warrant. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was called Thursday to the 14000 block of Dutch Settlement Road in Marcellus Township. Upon searching the residence, detectives discovered a sizeable amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, methamphetamine paraphernalia and loaded firearms. A stolen vehicle was located, …

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Post office takes part in food drive

Here’s a reminder that the U.S. Post Office in Three Rivers will be one of thousands across the country to take part in what is believed to be the largest food drive in the nation. The annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will be Saturday. Post office officials are asking for anyone wishing to participate …

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Process begins for Central Dispatch communications upgrades

A day after his agency’s request for an additional one-quarter of a mill was approved by a slim margin, St. Joseph County E-911 Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg on Wednesday acknowledged that a lot of work awaits. Brandenburg said his focus for now will center on development of a new communications tower. The agency has a verbal agreement with the …

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Breaking-and-entering in Calhoun County

State police were called to a Calhoun County residence this week in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. According to a department media release, troopers responded at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday to an Athens Township residence. The 57-year-old homeowner said he was awakened to the sound of someone knocking on the door to his residence. He told investigators he was met by …

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Increased police presence on I-94

A stretch of more than 200 miles of Interstate 94, from the Indiana state line to Detroit, will be under increased patrol this summer. Michigan State Police said its troopers will beef up patrols as motorists use the route to get to Michigan’s vacation destinations. Troopers will be actively addressing the driving behaviors most associated with traffic crashes. These behaviors …

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Cass County Sheriff’s office makes donation

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said his office recently made a donation to Cass County Cancer Services. In 2017, Sheriff Behnke initiated a fundraising campaign within his office that would benefit a local charity. The fundraising was based on casual Fridays for personnel not required to wear a uniform. Participating employees agreed to donate $10 per month. The opportunity was …

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SJC Central Dispatch millage request approved

A request for an additional one-quarter of a mill by St. Joseph County 911 Central Dispatch passed Tuesday. Unofficial totals reported by the St. Joseph County Clerk’s Office showed 1,364 votes in favor of the seven-year request and 1,323 opposed, with all 20 precincts reporting. The request will bump Central Dispatch’s millage rate to an even 1 mill. Agency director …

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White Pigeon Township – Millage request fails

A request for 2 mills over a 10-year period was rejected Tuesday by White Pigeon Township voters. Unofficial totals show 257 votes against and 143 in favor. The township has 2,775 registered voters. Township supervisor Don Gloy said the request would have eased the burden on the township’s general fund. Also, it would have afforded the township the opportunity to …

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