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Armed robbery

An armed robbery was reported at 11:42 p.m. Sunday at the Shell station on South Main Street in Three Rivers. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, a black male wearing a hoodie and dark jeans showed a gun and ordered an employee to open the cash register drawer. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. …

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Woman airlifted to Borgess

A single-car accident early Sunday morning in Colon Township resulted in two Three Rivers residents seeking medical attention. Officials from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 30-year-old Matthew Smith was driving west on Colon Road and lost control of the vehicle. Investigators said it appears Smith was driving at an excessively high rate of speed before the vehicle left …

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Sheriff investigating property damage

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a complaint of a brick thrown through a window at a vacant residence in Centreville. According to a department media release, the property-damage incident took place between Oct. 1 and 4 in the 100 block of North Jane Street.

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Successful hazardous waste collection

A twice-a-year collection of electronics and household hazardous waste items Saturday was declared a success by event organizers. Staged at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, the four-hour event netted about 7,000 pounds of hazardous waste, almost 24,000 pounds of electronics and 340 tires. The collection was sponsored by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, whose secretary, Pat Kulikowski, said …

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Record set for most rides

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority set a record the most rides in its 10-year history during the agency’s 2011-12 fiscal year. Executive Director Steve Yorks said nearly 95,000 rides were given during the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30. The latest figure represented a 7 percent increase from the previous fiscal year, when a then-record of more than 88,500 …

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14th Annual Animal Rescue Fundraiser

About 75 people participated in Saturday’s 14th annual Animal Rescue Fund walk-a-thon and fundraiser event. Despite cold and windy weather, the event at Meyer Broadway Park proved to be a hit with participants and their canine friends. The event also marked the milestone of ARF’s 5,000th spay/neuter in early August. In addition to the walk, dogs had the chance to …

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New assistant prosecuting attorney

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough was given approval this week to hire a new assistant prosecuting attorney. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed to modify the 2012 budget to accommodate the hiring of Natasha Pattanshetti. She will work part time for two months, then step in on a full-time basis after current assistant T.J. Reed …

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Weenie King gets approval

Mike King, owner of the Weenie Kings push-cart hot dog stand, was given approval to serve as a vendor at two upcoming events on county property. King, a Three Rivers businessman, will be at Cade Lake for this weekend’s Halloween-theme activities, and at Meyer Broadway Park Oct. 14 for the Three Rivers Fall Color Tour. Approval for King’s concessions was …

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Lori gets ACU Award

The American Conservative Union recently presented state Rep. Matt Lori with the Michigan ACU Conservative Award for his votes on a wide range of conservative principles, including fiscal responsibility and protecting the rights of the unborn. Lori, a Constantine-area resident, said he is honored to be recognized for making common-sense votes based on what the taxpayers in the communities he …

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Commissioner Gilchrist moving

The Three Rivers City Commission will be losing a member of its seven-person panel next month. Commissioner Judy Gilchrist announced during Tuesday’s meeting that she is moving out of state and, consequently, will vacate her First District seat Nov. 5. Gilchrist, 70, said she is getting married and she and her husband-to-be will be living in Oregon. She was unopposed …

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