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Hospital worker fired after abuse probe gets job back

A former Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital worker who was among those fired last year following an investigation into abuse of a patient is getting his job back. George White is scheduled to return to work Feb. 16 after he completes training that gives more guidance about how to handle violent patients. White appealed his firing, saying he was wrongfully discharged. He …

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Business owner still sells appliances at 100 years old

Mary Ann Gorzenski sits at her desk Monday, Feb. 1,2016,  at Joe's Appliance Store, in Bay City, Mich. She received tulips for her recent 100 year birthday. (Yfat Yossifor/The Bay City Times via AP)

It was during World War II when Mary Gorzenski’s husband Joe essentially put in her charge of the family’s appliance store. He took a factory job at the time and told her — perhaps half-jokingly — that if the business flopped and they lost money, it would be her fault. “At that point, I knew I needed to get my …

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Commissioners approve millage request for road commission

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved ballot language for a millage request being sought this spring by the county road commission. At stake May 3 will be a request of up to 2.5 mills, which would yield more than $5.4 million annually over a 10-year period. Road commission members last month approved a plan that would call …

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United Way surpasses campaign goal

The St. Joseph County United Way made history with its Campaign 2016. Agency officials during Tuesday’s annual Victory Celebration announced $861,785 was raised over the 12-month period. The figure surpassed its goal of $825,000 and is the most ever collected for the Centreville-based agency’s annual campaign United Way executive director Kelly Hostetler said the county’s No. 1 contributor was Morgan …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

State police arrested an Inkster man last weekend after he fled from authorities just north of Park Township. The incident occurred after a motorist was reported speeding and passing vehicles on the shoulder of U.S. 131 around 11:30 a.m. Sunday north of Three Rivers. A trooper who was conducting a separate traffic stop near the Kalamazoo County line witnessed the …

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Drug charges expected after search

Charges are expected to be filed after Three Rivers Police noticed drug activity Sunday in the 100 block of North Andrews Street. According to a department media release, officers were notified of the illegal activity and noticed the aroma of marijuana as they arrived at the residence. A search warrant was secured and officers found marijuana and evidence of drug …

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Local man dies in crash

A Three Rivers man was killed in a 2-car crash early last evening at the intersection of US-131 and M-216. The victim was identified as 26-year-old David Banks, Jr. He was a passenger in the back seat of a car driven by Zare Holmes, age 23, of Three Rivers. She was northbound at the traffic light in the left lane, …

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TR Police investigating nude photos

Three Rivers police said an investigation is ongoing into a situation involving nude photos of a juvenile being distributed to Three Rivers Middle School students. According to a department media release, the department was contacted Jan. 27 by middle school officials regarding photos a male student allegedly sent of himself to multiple female students. Possible charges of possession and distribution …

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Narcotics arrest in Sturgis

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week executed a search warrant for a subject wanted on several felony warrants in the 200 block of North Prospect Street in the city of Sturgis. A man in his 20s was taken into custody after he was arrested Friday. Numerous narcotics-related charges will also be requested due to a …

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Exotic animals removed from home

Caretakers from Binder Park Zoo and Black Pine Animal Sanctuary worked several hours Friday to remove exotic animals from a Mottville Township residence. Meanwhile, Jessica Achberger, 40, and Troy Leiby, 40, were arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges, and keeping exotic animals without a license. They were released from jail Friday after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 cash/surety bond. …

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