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Police respond to incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Sunday afternoon to Kline’s Resort in Mendon Township in response to a larceny incident. A number of fishing poles were taken from residents’ boats parked in the marina at the resort. The poles appear to have been taken sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Patrol decision for parks

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners is expected to decide next week whether to support a funding request of about $6,000 for patrol of Cade Lake and Nottawa parks. During a special meeting Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Commission agreed to ask for the funding. The money would allow the sheriff’s department to dedicate a part-time …

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Fathers granted parental rights

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a legislative package that grants biological fathers parental rights to children they have fathered with a married woman. House Bill 5328, sponsored by state Rep. Matt Lori, allows men who father children with married women a role in how their children are raised. Under the previous law, the husband of the mother …

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Blaze under investigation

Investigators looking into the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed Waterfront Apartments in Three Rivers have pinpointed the origin of the blaze. Three Rivers Fire Chief Dan Tomlinson said a third-floor balcony at the northwest end of the three-story structure was determined to be the starting point of the Saturday morning fire. What investigators have yet to figure is …

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River clean-up on Saturday

About 20 volunteers, including a group of local Boy Scouts, teamed up to clear a four-mile stretch of the Prairie River Saturday. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District, the cleanup took place starting from the canoe park on North Clark Street in Centreville and concluding at Hoshel Canoe Park in Lockport Township. Jen Miller, conservation district administrator, said …

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Man died in accident

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a 48-year-old Three Rivers man died over the weekend in a one-vehicle accident in Marcellus Township. The incident occurred about 7 a.m. Saturday on Burlington Road, south of Marcellus Highway. Underwood said a Chevy Impala driven by John Eastes left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest in a swampy area. …

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Alcohol maybe factor in accident

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car accident that took place around 5 a.m. Saturday in Constantine. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Jeremy Zell, 31, of Elkhart, Ind., was arrested after he failed to stop at the three-way intersection of North Broad Street and North Washington Street. He was taken to Three Rivers Health and …

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Apartments destroyed by fire

Six units of an apartment complex in Three Rivers were destroyed by fire Saturday morning. Three Rivers Fire Department officials said the blaze was reported before 10:30 a.m. at the Waterfront Apartments, in the 400 block of Thomas Street. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing flames coming from the upper level of the three-story apartment building. The incident remains under investigation, …

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Road repairs in the county

Here’s some road-construction information on two projects in St. Joseph County. The first matter comes from the Michigan Department of Transportation, which has announced a lane shift on M-86 at Industrial Drive in Centreville through 5 p.m. today. One lane will be open in each direction while crews make repairs to a water main. The other project involves the St. …

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Special guest at meeting

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners had a special guest in attendance at its meeting Tuesday. Tim McGuire, executive director of the Michigan Association of Counties, was on hand for a portion of the meeting. McGuire said he tries to visit as many county commissions as possible and his schedule allowed for him to be in Centreville this week. …

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