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Police investigate Nottawa break-in

State police troopers are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident at a business in Nottawa Township. The incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 60000 block of M-66. The suspect is believed to have parked their vehicle on M-86, near M-66, during the commission of the crime. Investigators said they are certain the suspect is connected to a series of similar …

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Out and About – Week of July 22nd

Like many, I enjoy eating more fruit and salads during the hot summer months. We usually keep some cantaloupe and watermelon in the fridge as long as they are in season. Cantaloupe and cottage cheese make a great lunch. There probably isn’t a limit as to how much watermelon you can eat and not worry about weight-gain. After all, watermelon …

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Man crashes into police car in construction zone

A Mississippi man was cited for reckless driving after he was in an accident involving a state police vehicle in a construction zone on Interstate 94. According to a department media release, troopers were on duty Wednesday night and positioned within the construction zone as part of a safety initiative to get motorists to slow down. Around 11 p.m. on …

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Two arrested after fleeing police

Two Sturgis men were arrested after they led sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit Wednesday in Sturgis Township. Sheriff Brad Balk said deputies were dispatched to the area of White School Road and Fawn River Road in response to a pair of motorcycles racing in the area. Deputies spotted a dirt bike and a so-called “crotch rocket” in the area. The …

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Trailer and canoe stolen in Mendon

State police troopers are investigating the theft of a trailer and canoe from the 27000 Block of Longnecker Road in Mendon Township. The incident occurred the afternoon of May 30. The trailer is approximately 8 to 10 feet in length with wooden, removable sides. The canoe is 12 to 14 feet in length and green in color. The suspect vehicle …

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Servpro receives award

SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties received the MILLIONAIRE’S Gold award at SERVPRO’s recent 50th Annual Convention. The event, themed “Making History,” was held from June 24-28 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California, where the company was founded. “It is always gratifying to earn a distinction for our business,” said Anthony Blodgett, SERVPRO of Cass & St. …

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Birdie

Oh, do I love this catnip they gave me.  I just love this catnip!  I am a female, Dilute Calico, two years old.  I am housetrained, and spayed.  I am sweet, quiet and I love to be held and loved on and will give you love back.  My docket number is 46287, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter …

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County commission approves hiring 2 new deputies

Nearly three weeks after discussion during their executive committee meeting, St. Joseph County commissioners on Tuesday approved the hiring of two new sheriff’s department deputies. The request came from Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, who was seeking an exception to the county’s hiring freeze in order to fill two spots created by a pair of resignations. The positions were previously held by …

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Two children injured in Cass County crash

Two children were treated for minor injuries after the car they were in was involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. to the intersection of Gards Prairie Road and Quaker Street in response to a personal-injury accident. Investigators said 26-year-old Schoolcraft resident Johannes Erasmus was …

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Man arrested in bomb threat case

Cass County deputies have arrested a man who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to the county courthouse last month. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the original incident occurred the morning of June 21, when a call was placed to the county’s central dispatch center. The caller indicated there was a bomb inside the courthouse. The building was evacuated and a …

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