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Minor injury in US-131 crash

A 20-year-old Marcellus woman was treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in Lockport Township. State Police from the White Pigeon detachment said Annie Horrocks was driving south on U.S. 131 when her vehicle ran into the back of a Subaru Outback driven by a 68-year-old Portage man. He was stopped at the traffic signal at …

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Mendon Kiwanis Showboat tonight

The Mendon Kiwanis Showboat kicks off for the 56th time this evening, the first of a three-night run. “White Christmas” is the theme of this year’s presentation, which begins at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows staged at the same time Friday and Saturday at Mendon Elementary School’s gymnasium. Dale Eickhoff, head of this year’s Showboat, said rehearsals have been taking …

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Ceremonial unveiling of refitted house

Friends and family members of Chandler McBride, the Three Rivers teen who was paralyzed in a swim pool accident in June, said the young man is due to be released from an Ann Arbor hospital within a few days. A ceremonial unveiling of the house that is being refitted to accommodate McBride, his wheelchair and service dog, however, won’t take …

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The search continues

Police searching for a man shooting at vehicles along a busy Michigan freeway corridor are pulling over cars involved in “suspicious activities.”  State police Lt. Mike Shaw says vehicles parked along roadsides, coming out of wood lines on the side of freeways around Interstate 96 or doing anything else seemingly out of the norm are being stopped.  Two dozen shootings …

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Two arrested for multiple charges

A pair of Three Rivers residents was arrested early Tuesday following a disturbance at their residence in the 600 block of French Street. Three Rivers Police Chief Tom Bringman said a man and a woman, both 22, were arrested after they were involved in a confrontation around 4:30 a.m. with two guests. Bringman said the four had spent the night …

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Man arrested on meth charges

Cass County law-enforcement officials arrested a 42-year-old Marcellus man Friday on methamphetamine- and other drug-related charges. Investigators from the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team said Carl Fields III was charged with possession of meth, manufacturing meth, possession of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a drug house, maintaining a lab producing hazardous waste and receiving/concealing stolen property. Fields was arrested at his …

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Agency to be part of bigger region

A high-profile St. Joseph County agency is closer to becoming part of an eight-county region following action its board members took Tuesday. The St. Joseph County Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board authorized director Liz O’Dell to proceed with a state-mandated plan to move from a four-county district to the eight-county region. The eight-county Region 4 takes effect …

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Winners of pet-costume contest

The Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County has announced the winners of its first pet-costume contest, which took place Sunday at the Three Rivers TSC store. A total of eight contestants participated; the winners received a gift certificate for a pet photo with Santa, a Webkinz virtual pet , candy, pet treats and a movie theater coupon. Look-alike winners …

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Unemployment rate fell

St. Joseph County‘s September unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a percent from its August figure, according to the monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. The decrease to an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent from August to September followed a 1.7 percent decline from the previous one-month period. Gains in education-related fields and fewer people …

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Hit-and-Run incident

A hit-and-run incident involving a parked vehicle is being investigated by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. A department-issued media release indicated a Chrysler van was struck between 8 and 10 a.m. Friday in the Kendall Electric parking lot.

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