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Injuries sustained from crash

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his deputies handled a two-car, personal-injury crash on Calvin Center Road, near Chain Lake Street in Calvin Township over the weekend. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday, when a vehicle driven by 57-year-old Wayne Barber Jr., of Cassopolis, was traveling north on Calvin Center Road and a southbound vehicle driven by 52-year-old …

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Three arraigned in district court

A trio of men who fled from police in Three Rivers earlier this week were arraigned in district court Wednesday. William Powell, 23, Antonio Hearn, 20, and Charles Hearn, 21, face a variety of charges following the Monday night incident in which one of the men held his 6-month-old son while fleeing from police. All three men, originally from Ohio, …

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Home Depot gives grant

St. Joseph County Grange Fair manager Bill Johnson announced that the Home Depot Foundation has given the county fair a grant to improve a building project on the grounds. Volunteers from the Three Rivers Home Depot showed up Thursday to do a majority of the construction. The project calls for replacing wood siding with metal on a building and also …

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Purchase agreement for DOVE Ag Services

DOVE Ag Services, Inc., a Union City-based agricultural company, agreed earlier this year to purchase the former Essex Wire property off Broadway Street, in Three Rivers. In light of the recent accident in the city of West, Texas, DOVE Ag Services officials said in a press release it is important to assure Three Rivers residents that its state-of-the-art facility design …

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Studying surveillance in robbery

Investigators from the Three Rivers Police Department are studying surveillance images of an armed robbery Tuesday in hopes of identifying the lone suspect. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the BP gas station on West Michigan Avenue. A photo of the suspect shows him to be a 6-foot-tall black male with a heavy build. He was armed with …

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Food-services receive good scores

Thirty-two food-service establishments in St. Joseph County were recognized for earning exemplary inspection scores by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. Certificates of excellence were awarded to the eateries for meeting criteria set by the state and earning top scores after being inspected at least once annually by the Coldwater-based department. Among the fast-food and sit-down establishments in Sturgis, Mancino’s …

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Woman cited in crash

A 14-foot fishing boat was knocked off its trailer after it was rear-ended by a vehicle over the weekend on U.S. 12 in White Pigeon. State police said an eastbound car driven by a 59-year-old North Carolina woman failed to use caution after the vehicle in front of her slowed to turn right into a bait shop at 7:30 Sunday …

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iPads for Narcotics Unit

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday authorized $11,000 toward the purchase of nine iPads. Five officials from the prosecutor’s office and four representatives from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit will receive an iPad for business use. Prosecutor John McDonough said the devices will be used as a part of undercover investigations, general and trial …

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Burgoyne charged with DUI

A veteran member of the White Pigeon Police Department was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence last week following a one-car accident in Branch County. State police investigators said Sgt. Bill Burgoyne, who has a two-decade career with the White Pigeon department, faces charges related to drunken driving after an incident around 6 p.m. Friday in Sherwood …

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MDOT issues grant to Sturgis

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a road-improvement grant to the city of Sturgis to complement an expansion project underway by Summit Polymers. State Rep. Matt Lori announced the $242,640 grant would be matched by $60,660 put up by the city to improve a 1,420-foot portion of Broadus Street between Progress Street and Dresser Drive for all-season access to …

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