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Marijuana found

Fifty-five marijuana plants and equipment used to cultivate marijuana were removed over the weekend from a residence in Colon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said officers patrolling the area around 9 p.m. Saturday noticed the smell of marijuana and traced the odor to a residence in the 32000 block of Custer Road. During a consensual search of the …

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Teen suicide at Dowagiac

A Dowagiac teen is dead after suffering a self inflicted gunshot wound. Police were called to Dowagiac Middle School at 6:40 a.m. Monday morning, because a custodian saw a boy acting strangely outside the building. When police arrived 13-year old Darren James Price of Dowagiac ran into a wooded area near the school. Police surrounded the area, then heard a …

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Gasoline – The price is up again!

Sticker shock at the gas pump this week for Michigan motorists. Gas prices in the state jumped 22 cents since last week and are now averaging almost $4.10 a gallon. Triple A Michigan says the current statewide average is nearly 47 cents higher than at this same time last year. The average statewide price on Sunday was $4.06 per gallon …

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Landline use continues to decline

A new state report says the number of traditional landlines in Michigan is continuing to fall and says cellphones now make up three-quarters of all phones. The report released Monday says there were 3.08 million landlines in Michigan in 2012, the most recent year available. That’s down 8 percent from 3.34 million in 2011. The landline total has fallen steadily …

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River clean-up successful

About 100 pounds of debris was removed from the Prairie River Saturday, thanks to the efforts of 10 volunteers. The St. Joseph County Conservation District on Saturday started the third year of its five-year campaign to clean all 150 miles of the county’s rivers. A 4.7-mile stretch of the Prairie River – from Hoshel Road to Lutz Road in Lockport Township …

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Marijuana plants and guns seized

Nearly 90 marijuana plants, an unspecified quantity of packaged marijuana and two handguns were seized from a Constantine residence last week. Three men were arrested at a residence in the 200 block of Florence Road following the culmination of an investigation executed Thursday by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Two additional men, including the homeowner, were found later …

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TR graduate to receive scholarship

A Three Rivers High School graduate planning to attend Grand Valley State University was named the recipient of the 12th Ron Reece Scholarship. Lizzy Skalski, a 2013 high school graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, renewable annually for a total of four years. Named in honor of the late Three Rivers Community Schools superintendent, the Ron Reece Memorial Scholarship is …

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CPR Training

The Three Rivers Fire Department is overseeing a free CPR/AED training session, thanks to a grant received by the St. Joseph County United Way. Training will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Church of the Nazarene, on Coon Hollow Road in Three Rivers. Participation will be limited to the first 50 registered participants, who must …

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Centreville burglary

Deputies with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday investigated a burglary in the 600 block of West Burr Oak Street in the Village of Centreville. The incident occurred between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. No additional information was included in a department media release.

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More information on police DUI

White Pigeon Village Council’s personnel committee was assigned the task of reviewing an April incident involving police chief Lynn “Dutch” Baker and Sgt. William Burgoyne. Village president Dan Czajkowski said the village council met in executive session this week and delegated the matter to the three-person committee. Czajkowski said evidence will be reviewed and interviews conducted before the committee makes …

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