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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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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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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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Electrical Outlet Cause Of Fire

The Constantine Fire Department has surmised that an overloaded electrical outlet was the cause of a fire Dec. 23 at a residence in the 300 block of Canaris Street. Portions of the residence were damaged but the house was not deemed a total loss. There were no injuries as a result of the blaze.

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New Jobs May Be In Store

American Axle and Manufacturing appears to be in store for a new product line that could generate at least 200 new jobs at the Three Rivers plant. Company officials said the local plant would benefit from American Axle’s $1.1 billion overall corporate expansion to create components for a passenger/crossover vehicle being developed and introduced by a yet-unnamed manufacturer. A public …

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Road Commission Building Renovation

The St. Joseph County Road Commission building is in store for a renovation. The five-member road commission panel recently approved the agency’s budget and within the allowance they allocated $200,000 toward updating the building. Money to cover the work will come from non-road funds. Primarily, proceeds from the sale of old and obsolete equipment will cover the building improvements, road …

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Residents Ideas Needed For Master Plan

St. Joseph County’s Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting residents for ideas and input regarding an update of its five-year master plan. The new, five-year cycle begins in 2012. Department officials said citizen input is used to help develop goals and set a course of action based on the public’s suggestions. The department oversees eight parks that collectively cover 420 …

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Police impersonator is sought

State Police are investigating two incidents involving a police impersonator Saturday evening. The first incident was reported by a woman who was pulled over by the impersonator on US-131 at Gleason Road on the southwest side of Three Rivers. After giving the man her drivers license, he attempted to open her car door. The woman then took off, leaving her …

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Constantine Agrees To Tax Exemption

Constantine village officials this week approved a 12-year, 50 percent abatement of about $55 million in equipment and building improvements to a prospective new tenant at the former Rexam packaging plant. During Wednesday’s special meeting, the council agreed to support the tax exemption sought by Indiana-based Nature’s Fuel. The company converts scrap wood into marketable bio-fuels. The Rexam plant closed …

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