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I & M To Recover Revenue

Indiana Michigan Power has received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission to set interim rates, as proposed by the Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based company in November. As a result, I &M will begin to recover $16 million in annual revenue retroactive to Jan. 1, until a final order from the commission is received regarding the company’s rate case filed in …

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Citizens Interested In Serving

Here’s a reminder that Three Rivers municipal officials are looking for citizens interested in serving on one of many advisory committees that lack full membership. The positions available are: two seats on the city’s planning commission; one spot on the Local Officers Compensation Commission; two positions on the Airport Park Industrial Board; one spot with the Park Board; and one …

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Man Impersonating Police Officer

Investigators with the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon are looking into separate cases of a man using a red light atop his vehicle to pull over and approach women alone in their cars. Twice on Saturday, women were pulled over by the suspect. One incident took place on U.S. 131 at Gleason Road in Fabius Township and the other …

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Two Arrested For Retail Fraud

Two men in their early 30s were arrested Monday following a month-long investigation into several incidents of retail fraud at the Sturgis Walmart. The two men, whose names and hometowns were not released, entered the store on three occasions and stole about $4,000 worth of electronic items. Walmart security noticed the suspects entering the store Monday and detained the two …

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First Baby Of The New Year

Three Rivers Health officials announced the hospital’s first baby of the new year was born Sunday afternoon. The son of Paige Tice and Ethan Rhodes was born at 2:43 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The new arrival, who was 2 1/2  months early, weighed 3 pounds and 9.4 ounces. The parents, who are Three Rivers residents, named their son Chance Ray. …

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Stewart Case To Be Televised

TruTV, a cable television network that focuses on high-profile court cases, is airing the trial of Venus Stewart’s estranged husband, Doug Stewart, on its “In Session” program. Doug Stewart was sentenced in July to life in prison despite the fact the body of his estranged wife was never found. He was convicted in March of first-degree premeditated murder for his …

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Students Named To SMC Honors Lists

These are the local students named to Southwestern Michigan College honors lists. On the Presidents List is Nicklas Barber, Michael Middleton, Nicholas Neppach of Constantine; Erin Brown, Zachary Gunther, Peter Steinkraus of Marcellus. On the Dean’s List is Amber Fries, Carlos Hidalgo, Kelsey Holmes, Jennifer Jones, Jonathan Morris of Constantine; Derek Bent, Corianne Fisher, Cari Gassett, Robert Ross of Jones; Jessica High, Christine …

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Free Rides Home Were A Success

The third New Year’s Eve Free Ride Home attracted 36 passengers over the weekend, according to Steve Yorks, executive director of the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority. The complimentary service for New Year’s Eve revelers in St. Joseph County started at 10 p.m. Saturday and ended at 4 a.m. Sunday. Yorks said 20 of the passengers were picked up by …

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Sturgis: No Vehicles On Streets

The weekend’s snowstorm serves as a reminder that a snow emergency in the city of Sturgis goes into effect when accumulation reaches four inches or more. During a snow emergency, no vehicles may be parked on city streets. The measure is put into place to allow snow-removal trucks to clear the streets and treat icy patches without interference from vehicles …

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Police Investigate a Break-In

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded early Thursday last week to an alarm at Klinger Lake Trading Post, at the corner of U.S. 12 and Klinger Lake Road in White Pigeon Township. Officials said the alarm sounded at 3 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies noticed a break-in had occurred but it appears the suspects fled the scene when the store’s …

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