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Explosion of meth causes death

A 30-year-old Three Rivers man who was injured in an explosion Monday afternoon has died, according to the Three Rivers Police Department. The victim was hurt in a garage at a residence in the 100 block of South Andrews Street, where a chemical reaction during the production of methamphetamine resulted in an explosion, police said. The victim was airlifted to …

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Two arrested for theft charges

Sturgis Police arrested two men early Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the theft of cigarettes from a gas station in LaGrange County. According to a media release, the two were stopped at an unspecified location in the city and the 33-year-old driver was found to have a suspended license. Consent was given to search the vehicle and officers uncovered …

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Motorcycle stolen

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle from a residence in Mendon Township. The green and white motorcycle was stolen either Sept. 23 or 24 in the 52000 block of Lakehead Road.

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Leaf pickup begins Oct. 8th

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services has announced city residents may begin placing brush in the terrace area beginning Monday in advance of pickup starting Oct. 8. The department will pick up brush in third district Oct. 8, followed by first district Oct. 9, fourth district Oct. 10 and second district Oct. 11. Department officials said brush pick up …

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Collision causes injuries

Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident last week in Centreville. Police said a 17-year-old Centreville woman stopped on Shimmel Road at M-86, and proceeded to turn in front of an eastbound vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Middlebury woman. The eastbound vehicle struck the Centreville woman’s car, forcing both vehicles into the westbound lane of M-86. …

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Out and About – Week of September 24th

We had ninety-degree temperatures in March, and it seems that we’re having an early fall with morning temperatures in the forties. One doesn’t dare to sleep in, because the chances are that you’ll miss one of the four seasons. I’ve said many times that fall is one of my favorite seasons because of the colors and milder temperatures. It’s too …

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Woman sentenced for theft

A Kalamazoo woman was sentenced to three months in jail and two years of probation for her role in the theft of money from the UAW Local 2093 account. Nearly $80,000 in funds from the Three Rivers-based Local 2093 was stolen by Jacquelyn Copper, a six-year member of the UAW board. She pled guilty over the summer to a charge …

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Good attendance at the fair

More than 142,000 people attended the St. Joseph County Grange Fair over the course of its seven-day run last week, officials from the fair board announced Monday. Despite rain Friday night and Saturday morning, a strong crowd to the Saturday evening Alan Jackson concert helped push the weekly attendance to a point that it surpassed 2011 attendance by 2 percent, …

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Man arrested for meth

A 47-year-old Sturgis man was arrested on drug-related charges after he attempted to flee on a bicycle from pursuing officers. According to the Sturgis Police Department, the man was known to have warrants for his arrest and was spotted around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on his bicycle near the intersection of North and West West streets. He fled from police after …

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Suspect arrested near Vandalia

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department has apprehended a man who is a suspect in the armed robbery last week of the Hilltop Gas Station Union. Acting on a tip, Edward Wing was taken into custody from a location in Calvin Township. Wing was the subject of a manhunt Monday after he fled from police into a cornfield south of Vandalia.

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