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Man injured in Cass County motorcycle crash

A Cass County man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in an accident in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1:20 a.m. Saturday to Lake Drive, at Sunset Boulevard, where 45-year-old Chad Bowman of Union lost control of his motorcycle. Investigators said he was driving north on Sunset Boulevard and lost control …

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Shooting suspect arrested

A person suspected of being involved in a shooting this week in Vandalia is in custody by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Monday in the 17800 block of State Street. Investigators said a subject had fired several rounds at the house and then fled on foot. No one was …

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Police investigate theft from vehicle

State police are investigating a larceny-from-a-vehicle incident that occurred last Saturday in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. Troopers were notified at 10:30 a.m. that backpacks and a purse containing cash and several credit cards were stolen from a vehicle in the 300 block of South Michigan Avenue. The victim said the incident occurred between 3:30 p.m. July 23 and 9 a.m. …

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Storm

I am Storm.  I am a loving, purring, four year old, grey, long-haired, spayed, female.  I have been declawed on my front paws.  I don’t want to be with a dog family.  When visiting with the lady that does this Pet Of Week article, I enjoyed loving on her and purring.  I had a great time investigating the the room …

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Millage renewal approved for Transportation Authority

St. Joseph County residents appeared to have no problem continuing to help fund the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority. By a comfortable margin Tuesday, a request to renew one-third of a mill was approved in the county-wide vote. As a result, the Three Rivers-based agency will continue to receive about $650,000 annually over the next four years. Consistent with renewal …

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Nelson wins Democratic primary

St. Joseph County’s former equalization director will be the Democrat opponent to face Republican incumbent Dennis Allen in the November general election. Nottawa Township resident Judy Nelson topped Tim Carls in Tuesday’s primary election. She earned 410 votes while Carls claimed 310 in what turned out to be a high-profile election for the right to represent the party in November. …

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Czajkowski wins primary

Dan Czajkowski said he still has plenty to learn despite nearly two years as a county commissioner. The 62-year-old White Pigeon resident will have another 24 months of experience to gain after voters in District 4 backed him over Republican challenger Joshua Goodrich, a Constantine Township resident. Unofficial numbers show the incumbent earned 534 votes to Goodrich’s 370 endorsements. Czajkowski …

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Thumbs up in Flowerfield Township

Flowerfield Township voters approved a request to increase their millage for fire protection and ambulance services. By a tally of 170-to-112, voters agreed to support an increase of up to 1 mill for a five-year period. As a result of Tuesday’s endorsement, the request will raise more than $64,000 annually to be disbursed to Three Rivers Ambulance Service, Fabius/Park Fire …

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Library millage approved in Colon Township

Colon Township voters on Tuesday approved renewal of a five-year millage sought by the township library. Voters by a margin of 345 to 108 supported a request to renew nearly nine-tenths of a mill to help fund operating, maintaining, constructing and equipping the library, and for all other library-related purposes authorized by law. The request will allow the district to …

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Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan’s first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump. Schuette and Whitmer — both veteran officeholders — easily bested their opponents in Tuesday’s primary to set up their head-to-head race to …

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