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US 131 project update

Here’s an update on work being done on U.S. 131 in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo counties, according to Michigan Department of Transportation’s Christopher Jacobs. Storm sewer Stage 1, northbound from the Rocky River to Michigan Avenue is complete to the point of leveling. Also, restoration has been completed in the highway’s median and permanent signs have been erected in the …

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Three Rivers considers expanding marijuana ordinance

Three Rivers city commissioners are considering expanding the city’s marijuana ordinance to include cannabis lounges. WOOD-TV 8 said if the proposal passes, the new ordinance will also allow lounges in the central business district, which includes downtown. The petitioner behind the ordinance, Daly Broekema, is the owner of the dispensary Daly Dope. Broekema said she is unable to expand her …

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County fair prepared for opening

St. Joseph County Grange Fair officials are poised for what they say will be seven days of fun and family entertainment, as the annual event begins this weekend. During their media day event Thursday, officials gave an overview of the 2023, week-long fair that starts Sunday. “Hop On Over” is the theme of this year’s fair. Sunday’s opening day features …

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Police execute search warrant in Constantine Township

Several suspects are expected to face charges from a drug-related incident in Constantine Township. Detectives with the Southwest Enforcement Team, along with Michigan State Police, executed a search warrant Tuesday in the 66000 block of Klett Road. During their search, detectives found components of a meth lab, along with signs of distribution of illegal narcotics. SWET members said they expect …

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Carti and Formaggi

We want to go to the fair.  We have a pumpkin and squash to enter.  My name is Carti. I am a tri colored Jack Russel mix.  I am six year old, female and I get along with other dogs, cats and kids.  My name is Formaggi and I came in with Carti.  I am a five year old, Shitzu …

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County commission considers purchase of “panic buttons”

St. Joseph County officials are expected to approve the lot purchase of a so-called “panic button” for use by county employees under moments of potential distress. During their executive committee meeting Tuesday, county board members heard a report from Undersheriff Jason Bingaman regarding the proposed purchase. Bingaman said the computer system supporting panic buttons already in place is aging and …

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Investigation into break-in attempts at marijuana locations

Sturgis Director of Public Safety Ryan Banaszak said the agency is in the early stages of investigating attempts to break into three licensed marijuana locations in Sturgis over the weekend. Banaszak said he is unable to provide an extensive amount of information, as the matter is an ongoing investigation. He did note, however, break-in attempts at three different locations Sunday. …

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TR Schools begins bus-rotation schedule

Three Rivers Community Schools has joined the list of school districts across the nation battling ongoing bus driver shortages. WWMT News 3 has reported the district is short two regular drivers along with four substitutes. Like other school districts across the nation, Three Rivers is trying to work around resignations, drivers on medical leave and lack of applicants, WWMT stated. …

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Woman arrested following crash

A Marcellus woman was arrested following a single-vehicle crash in which alcohol may have been a factor, authorities said. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Jason Bingaman said deputies were called shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday to the area of Silver Street and Michigan Avenue in Mendon Township. Investigators said the vehicle was heading south on Silver Street when its driver lost …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A traffic stop last week by the Sturgis Department of Public Safety led to the drug-related arrest of a Mendon woman. Officers initiated a traffic stop shortly before 7 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of South Centerville Road. K-9 Officer Odin was summoned to the scene and reacted to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle uncovered …

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