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County commission approves 35-hour work week

After a few months of debate, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners reluctantly followed through on adopting a 35-hour work week for most county employees. During their Tuesday meeting, commissioners approved several letters of understanding with various unions representing the employees, whose workload will be decreased from what is currently a 40-hour workweek. Commissioners adopted the measure in an …

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Man died in Cass County crash

A Cassopolis man died after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was involved in a crash in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded around 11:50 p.m. Monday to the area of Brownsville Street and Highfield Road in response to a single-vehicle crash. Deputies learned those involved in the incident had self-transported to Borgess Lee …

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Police investigate report of gunshots

Three Rivers police investigators are looking into an incident involving a report of gunshots. Officers responded shortly after 3 a.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Lockport Drive. Upon arrival, officers found an apartment had been shot at several times. Authorities said residents of the apartment were unharmed. Evidence was collected from the scene, with the assistance of the St. …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A 25-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested on a drug-related offense last week. Three Rivers officers observed the driver of a vehicle commit a violation at 8:25 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of West Michigan Avenue. Officers attempted to take him into custody for misdemeanor license and registration violations. During a routine search of the man, officers said he …

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High speed chase ends in crash and arrest

A Constantine man was arrested after leading authorities on a high-speed chase last week in Florence Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies attempted to pull over a motorist for speeding around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Mintdale Road, near the intersection of Lutz Road. The driver refused to stop and sped away from pursuing deputies, Lillywhite said, adding that speeds reached …

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Shipshewana Flea Market extends season

Shipshewana Flea Market is extending its 2020 season with “Fall Bonus Days” and will be open every Tuesday and Wednesday through Oct. 14. Michael Christner, Shipshewana Flea Market Director, said the added dates will feature giveaways, special activities and vendors offering items from plants and produce, to décor and all things fall. The outdoor, open-air market is ideal for shopping, …

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Police arrest woman following stabbing

A Three Rivers man was found stabbed earlier this week in the 400 block of Ninth Street in Three Rivers. Officers responded at 12:15 a.m. Sunday to an open 9-1-1 call. The only information was a male subject who said he had lost a significant amount of blood. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female who they said was …

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Hydrant flushing scheduled for this month

Three Rivers Department of Public Services Director Amy Roth said the city will start its twice-a-year hydrant flushing later this month. The routine will begin Sept. 8 and Roth said she expects flushing to continue through Oct. 9. Flushing will occur from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to many variables, DPPS officials are not able to …

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Police investigate Union City crash

Investigators said a medical issue likely caused a single-vehicle accident last week in the community of Union City. Michigan State Police troopers were advised of a crash on West High Street, near Broadway Street, Wednesday. The sole occupant of the vehicle was 55-year-old Timothy Gartley. His community of residence was not indicated in a department media release. Further information was …

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Items stolen from Fabius Township barn

A breaking-and-entering incident in Fabius Township is being investigated by Michigan State Police troopers. The incident occurred between 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 56000 block of Cowling Road. Authorities said suspects broke into a storage barn and stole a John Deere zero-turn mower with a roll bar, and a John Deere utility cart.

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