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Crossing guard hit by car

A 65-year-old crossing guard on duty near Hoppin Elementary in Three Rivers was injured after being struck by a car last week. Three Rivers police said the victim, a Three Rivers resident, was at the intersection of North Main and Armitage streets when she was struck by a northbound vehicle around 7 a.m. Tuesday. The victim was returning to a …

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Accident causes injuries

A two-car accident Monday afternoon east of Centreville resulted in a local woman and two children seeking medical treatment. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’ Department, a 31-year-old Sturgis woman was driving east on M-86 when her vehicle was struck by an 80-year-old White Pigeon woman shortly after 3 p.m. The White Pigeon woman was attempting to turn west …

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Record set for most rides

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority set a record the most rides in its 10-year history during the agency’s 2011-12 fiscal year. Executive Director Steve Yorks said nearly 95,000 rides were given during the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30. The latest figure represented a 7 percent increase from the previous fiscal year, when a then-record of more than 88,500 …

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Bolt named as Cheif Executive Officer

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has named Christopher Bolt as the agency’s chief executive officer, engineer and manager. Bolt will hold the same positions with the Cass County Road Commission, a dual-role arrangement that started with his predecessor, Louis Csokasy. Bolt’s appointment was announced last week. He has been serving in the capacity on an interim basis since July, …

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Another meth related arrest

A Sturgis resident in his mid-20s was arrested after he was found operating a methamphetamine lab out of his vehicle earlier this week. According to the Sturgis Police Department, the man was identified as a possible suspect in a retail-theft incident around 7 p.m. Tuesday at a business in the 800 block of South Centerville Road. During a follow-up investigation, …

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Lane closures till Oct. 31st

Bridge-repair work at two different locations in Three Rivers started Wednesday and will conclude at the end of October. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, there will be single-lane closures on Michigan Avenue between Spring Street and M-86 through Oct. 31. Meanwhile, MDOT said over the same time period there will be single-lane closures on U.S. 131 between West …

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Collision causes injuries

Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident last week in Centreville. Police said a 17-year-old Centreville woman stopped on Shimmel Road at M-86, and proceeded to turn in front of an eastbound vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Middlebury woman. The eastbound vehicle struck the Centreville woman’s car, forcing both vehicles into the westbound lane of M-86. …

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No injuries after crash

No injuries were reported after a vehicle crashed into the side of a house in Three Rivers shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Police said the 63-year-old driver of the vehicle was headed south on Hooker Street and failed to stop at the intersection of West Broadway Street. The driver continued at a high rate of speed and crashed into the …

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Theft of items in Sherman Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a larceny incident that took place last week in Sherman Township. Investigators said an unlocked garage and barn were entered in the early morning hours Friday in the 23000 block of Wilson Road. Two chain saws, a drill and an assortment of hand tools were taken from the garage. In addition, vehicles …

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Head-on collision sends two to hospital

A head-on collision Thursday morning in Sturgis Township sent two area men to Sturgis Hospital for treatment. State police officials said 38-year-old Edwin Washington, of Three Rivers, was driving west on U.S. 12 about 7:30 a.m. when he attempted to pass a vehicle. While passing near the Shimmel Road intersection, Washington crashed his vehicle head-on into an eastbound car driven …

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