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Hit-and-run incident

A hit-and-run incident in Lockport Township was reported to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 7 o’clock Saturday night. According to a department media release, a vehicle drove into a garage door at a residence in the 20000 block of Schweitzer Road, then left the scene in an unknown direction. The door incurred heavy damage, while a vehicle …

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Woman arrested for drug house

A citizen’s tip led the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team last week to a Porter Township residence, where marijuana and hashish were discovered. Sheriff Joe Underwood said a report of suspected illegal activity at a residence in the 15000 block of U.S. 12 led detectives to the address around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. After investigators discovered the drugs, 27-year-old Melissa Goodman …

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Woman and children injured in accident

A Three Rivers woman and her two children were treated for injuries after they were involved in a one-car accident over the weekend. Cass County officials said Ginnie Wallace, 40, was driving east on U.S. 12 in Porter Township when she fell asleep and drove into a generator and pole, according to a department media release. The incident occurred at …

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United Way trying to meet goal

The St. Joseph County United Way is hoping a late push in sales of its $1 raffle tickets will help the Centreville-based agency meet its 2013 season fundraising goal. Between now and Jan. 31, the United Way is offering a $1,000 Meijer gift card with the purchase of a ticket. The drawing will take place during the agency’s Feb. 7 …

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Sturgis man arrested

A Sturgis man was arrested last week after he fled from police during an early morning incident. Around 2 a.m. Thursday, Sturgis Police were called to the 600 block of East West Street for possible drug activity involving a person with outstanding warrants. Officers observed the man walk out the back of the residence but he fled after noticing police. …

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K-Wings take two of three over weekend

TOLEDO, OH – The Kalamazoo Wings (15-16-2-1) are inching their way back to the .500 mark as they won two of the three games they played this weekend. After losing to the Toledo Walleye (19-13-0-4) by a score of 2-0 on Friday night at Wings Stadium, the two teams faced off again on Sunday evening at Huntington Center. The shutout …

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Banished words: A New Year’s tradition

What words make you cringe when you hear them? Are there some words that you could go without ever hearing again? Lake Superior State University recently released its annual “banished words list” and has been doing so since 1976. What began as a silly publicity stunt for the little-known school has since turned into a New Year’s Day tradition. According …

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Woman arrested in Sturgis

A 33-year-old Sturgis woman was charged with felonious assault with a firearm and malicious destruction of property following an incident early Thursday in Sturgis. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called at 4:48 a.m. to a residence in the 600 block of East West Street in response to a complaint of a woman refusing to leave a residence. …

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New member joins county’s defender system

A partner in a Three Rivers legal firm has joined St. Joseph County’s contract defender system. Following action by county commissioners Wednesday, Laurie Hines will join the court rotation as a public defender. She replaces David Tomlinson, whose services are no longer available through the system due to his election as Probate Court judge. Hines is a partner with the …

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Chasing Ice at Riviera

A panel discussion on the effects of global warming will follow Sunday’s matinee presentation of the movie “Chasing Ice,” to be shown at 3 p.m. at the Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers. Organized by Mendon Township environmentalist Carol Higgins and Sturgis resident Rob Sisson, Sunday’s session will be moderated by local personality Bruce Snook. Sisson, president of ConservAmerica, a …

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