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Police investigating breaking-and-entering

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are looking into a pair of breaking-and-entering incidents in Colon Township. The matter was brought to the attention of the sheriff’s department Monday after the break-ins were discovered at locations on Brandt Road, near Farrand Road. Two seasonal cabins were entered and ransacked. Investigators said all breakable objects were destroyed, photographs were …

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Drunk driver arrested

A drunken driver, whose blood-alcohol content was 0.36 percent, was arrested following a Friday night accident in Sturgis. Police and fire personnel were called at 6:40 p.m. to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Centerville Road and Wenzel Street. Details about the incident and how it occurred were not available in a department media release. The …

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Man killed in truck mishap

Jackson County authorities say a man was killed while making a wood delivery with his dump truck.  The accident happened Tuesday afternoon in Parma Township, west of Jackson.  Undersheriff Chris Kuhl tells WILX-TV that that 36-year-old Jeff Teague of Parma Township was delivering wood to a home when his Ford truck had a mechanical problem.  Kuhl says the truck’s dump …

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Memorial service set for Stark

The family of former Three Rivers Police Chief Earl Stark has scheduled a memorial celebration for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Riverside Church. Stark, who went on to serve as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time and Stark’s health was a factor in …

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Man arrested for theft

A Flowerfield Township resident was arrested Saturday night on charges related to the theft of irrigation wire. Michigan State Police report the 27-year-old man was arrested around 9:40 p.m. on Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township. Investigators had noticed a large amount of wire at his residence before they made the arrest. A department media release did not state the …

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Women treated for injuries after crash

A 66-year-old Niles woman was cited for failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Fabius Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, Margie Livers was eastbound on M-60 when she stopped at the U.S. 131 intersection. Livers proceeded to cross the southbound lane of U.S. 131, when her vehicle was struck by …

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Another meth arrest

A 40-year-old woman is the latest person to be arrested following an investigation into methamphetamine-related tips passed on to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Sheriff’s department officials said the woman, whose identity and address were not available in a media release, was arrested for a probation violation at a residence in the 60000 block of West Street in …

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Stark’s funeral arrangements to be announced

Three Rivers municipal officials said former police chief and city commissioner Earl Stark has passed away. Stark, who chose to not seek reelection for a third, two-year term a year ago, had represented the city’s Third District. Details about Stark’s funeral arrangements are expected to be announced today.

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Gathering to remember Parrack

The five-year anniversary of Jodi Parrack’s death was marked Thursday with a solemn gathering at Washington Street Park in Constantine. About 75 people showed up to remember the 11-year-old girl who was last seen Nov. 8, 2007, riding her bicycle near Third and South Washington streets. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said a cold-case team from the Michigan State …

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Car damaged by hit-and-run

A vehicle parked on the shoulder of Broadway Road was damaged around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. The hit-and-run incident occurred in the vicinity of Fabius Township Hall. Details about the incident, including extent and location of damage, were not stated in a department media release.

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