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Another two arrested for meth

Members of the St. Joseph County Narcotics unit arrested two men Tuesday following an investigation into the production of methamphetamine. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, a 43-year-old Three Rivers resident and a 42-year-old man from Vicksburg were charged with a number of meth-related offenses. They were taken into custody after a search warrant was executed at a …

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Armed robbery suspect still at large

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said the suspect behind an armed robbery Tuesday in the unincorporated community of Union remains at large. The incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. and took place at Hilltop Laundry, located in the 13500 block of U.S. 12. Witnesses identified the suspect as a white male in his late 30s. He reportedly stands about 5’7″ …

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Plumbing fixtures stolen

Brass and chrome plumbing fixtures were stolen Monday from a residence in Sturgis Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident took place in the 68000 block of Stubey Road, where the victim was working in the backyard. At some point over a 30-minute period, someone went inside the unlocked residence and stole a bucket in which the …

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Man gets at least four years

A Kalamazoo man will serve at least four years behind bars for stealing a car and escaping from custody while on a work crew at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds last year. Adryll Matthews, 24, was sentenced last week by Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman to between four and more than seven years in jail for stealing a fair employee’s …

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911 dispatch to get half a mill

The millage amount to be levied for St. Joseph County’s 911 Central Dispatch service in 2013 will be half a mill, one-quarter of a mill less than what voters authorized in August. Millage amounts to levy next year for four county agencies were set Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. While the county’s roads, transportation and commission …

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Foundation accepting proposals

Officials with the Constantine Area Community Foundation have announced they are accepting proposals from non-profit organizations for the foundation’s 2012 fall grant period. Areas of focus for the Constantine Area Community Foundation include improvement of living and working conditions for the citizens of Constantine; youth and recreation; educational, charitable or benevolent purposes; and care of the elderly. Prospective applicants may …

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K-Wings; Vancouver Canucks renew affiliation

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings announced yesterday afternoon that it has renewed its agreement to remain as an affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. In addition they also signed an agreement with the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves for the upcoming season. Both Vancouver and Chicago will be able to assign players to the K-Wings under …

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K-Wings roster continues to grow

KALAMAZOO- As the Kalamazoo Wings inch closer to training camp, their roster continues to grow. Announcing the addition of three more players for the upcoming season, the K-Wings will be bringing back two more familiar faces and a new one. Forward Justin Taylor will be returning for this third season as a K-Wing. After earning the K-Wings Rookie of the …

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Defensively speaking, K-Wings sign three more

KALAMAZOO – The Kalamazoo Wings roster continues to grow as the organization announced the signing of three more players for the upcoming season. Defenseman Joe Charlebois and Elgin Reid are returning to the K-Wings and the team also completed a trade with the Toledo Walleye for defenseman Kyle Page. The Walleye received future considerations in the trade. Charlebois, who has …

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Funny how things work out sometimes

When National City Bank was purchased by PNC Bank back in October of 2008, that left many workers wondering what would happen to their jobs. I had been through the whole “merger” act before. I was hired by First of America Bank in January of 1996 and in November of the following year, National City bought FOA. It doesn’t matter …

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