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More break-ins in the area

A dozen campers at a Fabius Township site were damaged sometime late last year. State police said the incidents occurred between Oct. 15 and Dec. 24 at Corey Lake Campground. The suspects caused damage to approximately a dozen campers by prying open or cutting holes into entry doors. Once inside, they rummaged through the interior and stole several flat screen …

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Three Rivers Chamber supports 911 millage request

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted at its January meeting to support the St. Joseph County 911 in an upcoming millage-increase request. Slated to appear before voters in May, the agency is seeking to increase its existing millage from three-quarters of a mill to one full mill. The proposed one-quarter-of-a-mill increase will allow for technology …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus man was airlifted from the scene of a one-vehicle accident earlier this week in Cass County’s Wayne Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were alerted shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday to a car-versus-tree incident on Lawrence Road, near Marcellus Highway. The driver, 23-year-old Terance Hartzell, was driving south on Lawrence Road when he swerved his car to avoid …

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Single car crash sends woman to hospital

A Vandalia woman was injured after her car struck a tree last week in Porter Township. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded at 11:40 a.m. Thursday to a single-vehicle accident on Robbins Lake Road, near Sears Road. The driver of the vehicle, 82-year-old Margaret Warren, was traveling north when her vehicle ran off the roadway for an undisclosed …

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Police investigate car theft

Troopers from Michigan State Police are looking into the theft of a car last week from a business in Mottville Township. Investigators said they were notified at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday about a car taken from the Marathon gas station in the 11000 block of U.S. 12. The victim told authorities she was inside the station paying the cashier and her …

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Man killed in gunfight with Michigan troopers identified

Michigan State Police have identified the man who was killed in a gunfight that also left two troopers injured. Police say preliminary results from an autopsy Thursday showed 62-year-old David Kidney of Union City died of a single gunshot wound sustained while exchanging gunfire with troopers. Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma and Trooper Daniel Thayer were executing a search warrant when …

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Narcotics arrests in White Pigeon

Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics Unit arrested four people following the execution of a narcotics-related search warrant. Sheriff’s officials said the SCAN unit was called Monday to the 500 block of East Chicago Road in White Pigeon. As a result of the search warrant, a male and a female from White Pigeon, and a man and woman …

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Man charged in sword attack expected to get mental exam

A man who police say broke into a southern Michigan apartment and attacked his ex-girlfriend with a sword is expected to get a mental health exam. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports defense lawyer James Sauber said Tuesday he’ll request the examination next week for 35-year-old Anthony Whitlock of Battle Creek. Whitlock is jailed on charges including assault with intent to murder. Sauber …

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SCAN makes arrests in Colon

Two Colon residents have been arrested on drug-related charges. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit recently executed a search warrant at a residence in the 58000 block of Lepley Road in Colon Township. SCAN members located a number of items related to the production of methamphetamine, according to authorities. …

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Man dies in Leonidas crash

A Mendon man died over the weekend in a two-vehicle accident in Leonidas Township, where rescue personnel said heavy fog played a role in the incident. Sheriff’s deputies were called at 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of Summit and Pleasant roads, just west of Leonidas. Investigators said Mark Russell, 60, was driving a Jeep west on Pleasant Road. Meanwhile, …

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