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Three Rivers Health urges COVID vaccination

Three Rivers Health CEO Dave Shannon issued a message Thursday detailing the hospital and COVID-19. Shannon said nearly every hospital in the region is at or has exceeded patient capacity. The majority of the patients have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. He said the situation has the potential to result in longer-than-usual waits for emergency care, prolonged stays in the …

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Arrests made during stolen property search

Two Constantine Township residents were arrested after sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at their residence. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies responded Nov. 24 to the 65000 block of Maple Road after receiving a tip about items stolen from a Bristol, Ind., business. During their search, deputies also located and seized several firearms, two of which had been reported stolen, …

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Time change for Glen Oaks COVID-19 clinic

Glen Oaks Community College announced it has adjusted the hours of its weekly COVID-19 clinics. School officials said the Tuesday clinic times are now 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. The college is able to conduct both rapid and PCR covid testing. The service is free of charge.

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3rd military medical team sent to Michigan amid COVID surge

A third 22-member medical team from the U.S. military is being deployed to Michigan, where hospitals are grappling with record-high COVID-19 patients amid the state’s fourth surge of infections. The nurses, doctors and respiratory therapists will assist Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw starting Dec. 12, the state health department said Thursday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called it “much-needed relief.” Two other 22-member …

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Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

Democrats vowed Wednesday to push new gun-control legislation and to try to revive stalled bills in Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others with serious injuries. But GOP leaders, who have long opposed such measures and have favored looser restrictions, did not immediately commit to policy changes. “We can’t do nothing,” Sen. Rosemary …

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Michigan COVID-19 cases down

Michigan reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Nov. 28, while St. Joseph County reported 265 cases and four deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, St. Joseph County had reported 408 cases and six deaths. Throughout the pandemic St. Joseph County has reported 9,687 cases and 132 deaths. Within Michigan, the highest number of cases on …

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Engineer recommends tearing down White Pigeon building

A structural engineer said one of the oldest buildings in St. Joseph County is beyond repair and, out of safety-related concerns, should be razed. Members of the White Pigeon Village Council assembled Wednesday during a special meeting to hear a report from Mark Wilson, representing Elkhart-based engineering firm Jones Petrie Rafinski. His 45-minute presentation centered on the buildings at 100 …

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United Way plans toy drive

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging a toy collection next week in Three Rivers. Agency officials said the fourth annual Toy Box toy drive will take place noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 11 outside Century Bank and Trust, at 1310 W. Broadway St. Volunteers will be accepting new toys and monetary donations. All toys and proceeds used to …

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Carra proposes self-defense lockboxes in schools

State Rep. Steve Carra announced he is drafting legislation to allow schools to maintain lockboxes for teachers to secure personal weapons in case of an attack. Carra said his plan would allow faculty and staff – for the purpose of protecting students and others from imminent and malicious harm – to store lawfully owned firearms or tasers in a secure …

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