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MDOT updates US 131 project

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced the weekly details of its work taking place on U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 2 traffic is in place and operating with two-way traffic on southbound U.S. 131 at M-60 junction, toward the south end of the project north to the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge area. Meanwhile, Hoffman Road has been closed …

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County commission re-appoints several to COA board

Five people were re-appointed to the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging Board last week. County commissioners agreed to renew the two-year terms of Three Rivers resident Al Balog, Sturgis-area resident Lee Austerman, Charles Thompson of Sherman Township, Lockport Township’s Jim MacTavish and Deborah Davis of Colon. Three Rivers-area resident Al Heivilin did not seek re-appointment to his one-year, at-large …

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1 killed, 10 wounded in South Bend violence

Violence has flared again in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit says 27-year-old Brandon Williams of Niles, Michigan, died after a shooting at Kelly’s pub in South Bend. Another 10 people were wounded by gunshots in South Bend early Sunday. A statement says that five of the 10 …

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MDOT updates US 131 work

Michigan Department of Transportation has released its weekly update regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. MDOT officials said a temporary stop light has been activated at the M-60/US-131 junction, as M-60 traffic now comes to a three-way intersection. The Stage 2 traffic plan is in place, meaning two-way traffic on southbound U.S. 131 at the M-60 junction …

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County commission meets today

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners is expected to honor a request to the hiring freeze and approve a deputy clerk for district court. The potential action is one of five matters of new business this afternoon before the five-member panel. Other agenda items include accepting the sheriff’s department annual report, and approving agreements related to Bundled Energy Solutions …

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County officials get tour of new COA

A team of St. Joseph County officials was led earlier this week on a building tour of what will eventually be the new headquarters for the Commission On Aging. Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence, the still-under-construction redevelopment of the former Three Rivers Inn received high praise from the team that included county commissioners, administrator Teresa Doehring and clerk Lindsay Oswald. …

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US-131 project update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the US-131 improvement project in Three Rivers. MDOT officials said a temporary traffic signal is now activated at the south end of the M-60/US-131 intersection, which has been modified to a T-intersection. There is also two-way traffic on southbound 131 at the intersection, according to MDOT’s media release. Crews are …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A Sturgis man was arrested after he attempted to flee from police last weekend in Sturgis. Officers said the incident started shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, when they observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 700 block of East Lafayette Street. A traffic stop on the motorcycle was attempted but the driver fled. Officers pursued …

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Police investigate firearm thefts

State police are investigating the theft of firearms from three different St. Joseph County locations over the last month. Troopers said shotguns, rifles and handguns were stolen between May 18 and Saturday from residences in the 50000 block of Hutchinson Road in Park Township, the 50000 block of James Drive in Lockport Township and the 13000 block of Millers Mill …

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Break-in at Constantine Little League building

Constantine police are investigating break-ins that occurred in buildings occupied by items owned by Constantine Little League. Evidence of the incidents was found Tuesday, in the 200 block of Meadow Lane. Authorities said the buildings were ransacked and various items were stolen, including sports equipment, office equipment, food and money. Police recovered evidence at the scene and investigators said several …

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