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Two arrested for meth lab explosion

Police responding to a report of a fight in progress uncovered a methamphetamine laboratory Wednesday in Sturgis. Two men, ages 50 and 42 and both from Sturgis, were arrested around 1:30 a.m. after police entered an apartment in the 200 block of E. Hatch St. and discovered a meth lab that had exploded earlier. Officers discovered the apartment after they …

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Meyer Broadway Park has reopened

St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department Director John Pence said Meyer Broadway Park, located west of Three Rivers, has reopened to the public after a public-safety issue involving what was initially six stray dogs. St. Joseph County Animal Control and county park staff have seen no sign of three remaining dogs that have been at large since a confrontation …

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Police find meth lab in hotel

Four people were arrested Saturday following complaints of a chemical odor emitting from a room at a hotel in the 1700 block of South Centerville Road. Upon further investigation, Sturgis Police officials were denied access to the room because it was not in the name of the lone occupant. A search warrant, however, was secured from prosecutor John McDonough. Police …

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Grants to Riverside Health Clinic

Riverside Health Clinic in Three Rivers has received two grants totaling $4,500. The Academy of General Dentistry Foundation recently awarded $3,000 to Riverside to support a dental program aimed at improving oral health for patients who are diabetic and uninsured or underinsured. In addition, the Filippis Foundation has awarded Riverside $1,500 to lend additional support for its Diabetes Case Management …

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Collection of hazardous waste a success

Saturday’s collection of household hazardous waste and a number of recyclable materials was declared a success by event organizers. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee, the twice-a-year collection at the county fairgrounds resulted in an accumulation of 454 tires, 12,000 pounds of household hazardous waste items and 27,000 pounds of electronics – enough to fill …

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Stolen property and guns recovered

Property and several stolen guns taken last month from a White Pigeon bait and tackle store were recovered by investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were dispatched Saturday to a residence in the 67000 block of Blue School Road in Constantine Township regarding an unwanted subject. During the investigation, deputies located and seized items from a breaking-and-entering …

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Woman charged for meth

The passenger in a vehicle stopped Tuesday in Burr Oak Township was charged with a methamphetamine-related offense. The unnamed 43-year-old woman, a Burr Oak resident, was charged with manufacturing meth and was wanted for probation violation on a previous meth-related charge, according to Michigan State Police. A search of the vehicle revealed a one-pot meth lab and other meth components …

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Colon man ticketed for careless driving

A 50-year-old Colon man was ticketed Wednesday for careless driving after a vehicle he was driving went off the roadway and struck a tree. Jeffery Weinberg told police fatigue played a role in the accident, which occurred on Lutz Road in Florence Township. The vehicle he was driving northbound crossed the centerline and went off the road. He was not …

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Alcohol factor in accident

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said alcohol appeared to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident around noon Sunday in Lockport Township. Deputies responded to the area of Schweitzer and Holton roads following reports of the incident. The 27-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was traveling east on Schweitzer Road when his vehicle left the roadway …

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Drug “Take Back” program

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. has announced his office is participating in the National Prescription Drug “Take Back” program. The collection will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28. The event allows people the opportunity to drop off expired and unused medication at a number of locations in Cass County, including Marcellus Township Hall. People who cannot …

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