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Woman injured in Cass County crash

A Dowagiac woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving was struck by another car last week in Cass County’s LaGrange Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called Friday to the intersection of Dutch Settlement and O’Keefe roads in response to a personal-injury crash. Investigators found that 80-year-old Decatur resident Richard Buss was driving north on O’Keefe Road when …

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Log-splitter stolen in Fabius Township

Troopers from Michigan State Police are investigating a larceny that occurred last month in the 12000 block of Harder Road in Fabius Township. A log-splitter was stolen Sept. 21 or 22 from a residence. The brand name of the device is County Line, and it features a 6.5-horsepower engine with a 25-ton hydraulic cylinder. It is black and yellow in …

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Man arrested on multiple warrants

A 34-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested on a number of warrants over the weekend in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, officers responded to a 911 hang-up call from the 100 block of South Andrews Street. Upon further investigation, officers noticed a man and a woman inside a car. The man was found to have valid warrants …

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Training camp underway for Kalamazoo Wings, More player signings announced

In another sign that the hockey season is right around the corner, training camp got underway yesterday at Wings Event Center for the Kalamazoo Wings. Several more players have been added to the training camp roster. Rookie forwards Zane Jones and Adam Dauda will be getting a chance to impress the K-Wings coaches as the team hits the ice this …

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Four Michigan counties to be sprayed to fight mosquito virus

After a weather-related delay, aerial spraying is planned in four Michigan counties to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus. The state health department says areas in Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties are first on the list Monday night (September 30th). Spraying in 10 other counties hasn’t been scheduled yet. It’s the first aerial treatments in Michigan since 1980. …

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Judge dismisses murder charge against boy

A judge has dismissed a murder charge against a 9-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his mother in their Fawn River Township home earlier this year. St. Joseph County Family Division Judge Dave Tomlinson made the ruling Friday. Under state law, the boy was presumed incompetent for trial because he’s not yet 10 years old. WOOD-TV reports the third-grader hugged …

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County unemployment rate down

The August unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was 2.1 percent lower than the previous month. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 4.5 percent August unemployment rate marked a decrease from July’s 6.6 percent. St. Joseph County was slightly above the state unemployment average, which was 4.2 percent in August. …

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US 131 reconstruction update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. Two-way traffic continues to follow northbound 131 at the M-60 intersection toward the south end of the project. Meanwhile, two-way traffic on northbound 131 remains in place at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge area. Also, utility relocation work remains ongoing throughout the …

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Out and About – Week of September 30th

I don’t know how I would get along if I didn’t have a planner. A lot of people keep a planner in their phones and I’m sure it works quite well for them, as long as they remember to check it regularly. Some have calendars hanging in their kitchen. The biggest problem with planners and calendars is that you must …

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Southwest Michigan – Aerial spraying in fight against deadly mosquito virus

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services and 12 local health departments will be conducting aerial spraying in 14 counties to combat mosquito-borne disease. This action is due to the large geographic distribution and number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in humans and/or animals, coupled with warm weather projections. Spraying is scheduled to take place starting Sunday, September …

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