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Local football teams get wins

Three St. Joseph County-based high school football teams are district champions following action over the weekend. Three Rivers, Constantine and Mendon have moved on to the field of eight in their respective divisions. Three Rivers and Constantine picked up road wins Friday night, with victories at Williamston and Schoolcraft, respectively. Meanwhile, Mendon defended its home field during a battle of …

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Man injured in crash

A 38-year-old Kent County man was injured after causing a two-vehicle accident Thursday at the intersection of M-60 west and U.S. 131. According to state police, Manoj Mulki, of Byron Center, was traveling east on M-60 when he failed to stop at the U.S. 131 intersection. His vehicle was struck by a southbound semi tractor-trailer. Mulki, who was cited for …

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Two arrests following chase

Two Indiana men were arrested last week after they led state police on a high-speed chase originating in Mottville Township. The incident started around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Vistula and Barker roads after troopers attempted to pull over the vehicle for an equipment violation. The suspect vehicle’s driver, a 20-year-old man from Shipshewana, failed to pull over …

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Names have been released

Names of the two people arrested after a shooting-and-stabbing incident in Three Rivers earlier this week were released by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.

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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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