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Several items stolen from Three Rivers business

Several items were stolen from a Three Rivers business earlier this week. Sheriff’s deputies were called Monday to Grand Rental Station on U.S. 131 in response to a larceny incident. Stolen items include a two-inch pump and two power washers.

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“Buy Nearby” celebrates local businesses

Local retail businesses will celebrate “Buy Nearby” weekend starting Friday (Oct. 4) and concluding Sunday (Oct. 6). The local-focused program will offer special merchandise or sales, and the chance for lucky shoppers to win a $100 gift card. It’s all part of the Michigan Retailers Association’s year-round Buy Nearby campaign that encourages shoppers to support their communities by spending their …

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Michigan Republican sees ‘legitimate questions’ about Trump

A Republican congressman from Michigan says he doesn’t support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But he has no problem with Democratic-led committees digging for more information. Rep. Fred Upton told the Detroit Economic Club that “we need to know what the answers are.” He shared the stage Wednesday with Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell. Upton is the latest Republican …

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Fourth person dies in Michigan from mosquito-borne virus

A fourth Michigan resident has died from rare mosquito-borne virus that has been recorded across the southern half of the state. WWMT-TV reports that 79-year-old Stan Zalner of Battle Creek died Wednesday after contracting eastern equine encephalitis. Ronna Bagent tells the television station that her father was hospitalized in September with severe flu-like symptoms before doctors were able to confirm …

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Miller votes in support of state budget

State Rep. Aaron Miller voted last week to support the Michigan Legislature’s state budget, investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety, and community investment across the board – without raising taxes. Miller’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on the state budget for the fiscal year that started Tuesday. Miller and the Legislature last week …

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Police pursuit ends in arrest

Three Rivers Police assisted with the culmination of a pursuit involving a Three Rivers man over the weekend. Officers were notified Saturday that the incident was heading north toward the city. Officers prepared stop-sticks, which were deployed and successfully pierced the tires of the suspect car. The vehicle continued into the city toward the area of Riverside Townhomes. The suspect …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A Sturgis man was arrested on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop over the weekend in Three Rivers. Officer said the 47-year-old man was riding a moped Saturday and was stopped for a traffic violation on Middle Street near East Michigan Avenue. The man was found to be driving on a suspended license. During an interview with officers, the man …

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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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