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Man robbed in own home

A Constantine man was duct-taped to a chair and his residence ransacked during an armed robbery over the weekend. Constantine Chief Jim Bedell said two subjects at 10 p.m. Sunday knocked on the door at a residence in the Whispering Pines mobile home community. The victim answered the door and was forced by the two suspects to a chair. The …

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New animal shelter

During their inaugural meeting Monday, members of the newly formed River Country Humane Society Board said a new animal shelter – jointly run with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control division – is the board’s top priority. More than a dozen people who gathered at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District agreed with the idea that replacing …

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Sewer overflow stopped

The sanitary sewer overflow into the St. Joseph River that began last week has been stopped, according to the city of Three Rivers Department of Public Services and its Waste Water Treatment Plant. City crews were able to access the location Monday morning to make the confirmation. Pipe-flow capacity analysis and discharge estimates are still being calculated, but currently indicate …

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Zoe Brost, 94

Zoe Dreis Brost, age 94, of Three Rivers, formerly of Watervliet, MI. passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. She was born July 12, 1918 in Chicago, IL., the daughter of Philippe J. and Elizabeth F. (Maerke) Dreis. Zoe moved to Wheaton, IL., when she was six. She graduated from Wheaton Community High School and eleven years after her marriage …

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Bob Sharp, 79

Robert Russell Sharp, age 79, of Colon, passed away Saturday evening, April 27, 2013. Bob was born in the Sharp Centennial home on Engle Road in Colon Twp. on June 2, 1933, a son to the late Leon Russell and Anna Lucille (Loudenslager) Sharp. He lived his whole life in the Colon community. He went to the Deno Country School …

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Teens injured in crash

Three Colon teens were among five people injured in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Colon Township. Investigators said it appears alcohol and excessive speeding were potential factors contributing to the 4 a.m. Sunday crash on Wattles Road. A department media release indicated the vehicle was being driven west on Wattles Road when it veered off the roadway and …

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2013 Liberty Bell Award

The Day Reporting Center was announced as the recipient of the 2013 Liberty Bell Award, an honor bestowed annually since 1985 by the St. Joseph County Bar Association. Its program director, Anthony Callaway, and the agency’s five-member staff will be recognized during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Joseph County Courthouse. The Liberty Bell Award is presented …

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Injuries sustained from crash

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his deputies handled a two-car, personal-injury crash on Calvin Center Road, near Chain Lake Street in Calvin Township over the weekend. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday, when a vehicle driven by 57-year-old Wayne Barber Jr., of Cassopolis, was traveling north on Calvin Center Road and a southbound vehicle driven by 52-year-old …

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Save the Frogs Day successful

Organizers of Saturday’s local “Save the Frogs Day” said a turnout of about 400 people made it safe to declare the three-hour program a success. A variety of games and attractions comprised the event, which helped shed light on the dangers resulting in a dip in the frog population worldwide. Also present for the three-hour program were the Weenie King …

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Fatal crash near Constantine

A White Pigeon man was killed in a one-car crash late Saturday afternoon on Blue School Road near Dickinson Road in Constantine Township. The victim was identified as 74-year-old Richard Carter. The incident occurred when his car left the roadway and rolled over. The vehicle was a convertible that had its top off at the time of the accident. Carter …

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