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Two people injured in Constantine

Two people were injured following an incident Wednesday in Constantine Township. Details were limited but deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called to the 62000 block of Youngs Prairie Road in response to a report that two people received stab wounds. More information is expected to be released today.

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Booth deadline for TR Water Festival

Organizers of the 2019 Three Rivers Water Festival are offering a reminder that the deadline for booth applications is Friday. Anyone interested in reserving a booth for the festival is encouraged to contact the chamber at: trchamber.com. The annual community festival is June 13-15.

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Lake and Home Tour date set

Here’s a reminder that this year’s Lake and Home Tour, an event sponsored by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13. This year’s tour will feature Corey, Fishers, Omena, Palmer, Long and Pleasant lakes, as well as Lake Templene. Rain date will be July 14.

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Sturgis Schools discontinue Fawn River School lease

Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday to discontinue the lease at the former Fawn River School and prepare the property for sale. Ray Sterling, director of finance for the district, said it was recommended by the finance committee not to renew the lease at the property for the 2019-20 school year. That lease expires June 30, at which time the …

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County commission approves energy-savings resolution

St. Joseph County’s government buildings will likely be undergoing an energy-savings process, following action taken Tuesday by the board of commissioners. The five-member panel approved a resolution in support of pursuing an agreement with New York-based ABM Building Solutions, which has guaranteed energy savings through analysis of county-owned buildings, including its historic courthouse, courts building, jail and annex buildings. County …

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McCann to receive compensation for wrongful imprisonment

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced earlier this year that three men would receive compensation through the Michigan Wrongfully Imprisoned Compensation Act, totaling $2.3 million. One is Raymond McCann, a former Constantine reserve police officer who was charged with perjury in connection with the 2007 murder of Jodi Parrack. The compensation act, signed in 2016, allows those who are wrongfully convicted of crimes …

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Several arrests made in traffic stop

Four people were arrested last weekend following a report of disorderly conduct at a location in Sturgis. According to a department media release, Sturgis officers were called at 11:52 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Hatch Street. Officers immediately observed a sport-utility vehicle leaving the scene and being driven in an erratic manner. Officers conducted a traffic stop …

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Area schools offering summer breakfast and lunch

Five area school districts will be providing breakfast and lunch over the summer as part of the “Meet Up and Eat Up” program. The program starts June 3 at Burr Oak Community Schools, June 10 at Colon Community Schools, June 7 at Constantine Public Schools, June 12 at Sturgis Public Schools and June 17 at Three Rivers Community Schools. Hours …

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Suspicious vehicle fire in Colon

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire in Colon Township. Authorities were called at 2 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Brandt and Farrand roads following a report of a possible vehicle crash. Deputies found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle, however, did not appear to have been in a crash …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A 66-year-old Three Rivers man was injured in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident occurred at 6:30 a.m. Friday on M-60, near Wood Lake Road. Emergency personnel found a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled over.  The driver of the vehicle, Calvin Brown Jr., was transported to Three Rivers …

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