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Larceny in Nottawa Township

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a larceny from a motor vehicle that occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in Nottawa Township. The victim was mowing a field adjacent to Nottawa Road, near Wasepi Road. Authorities said the victim had parked her car at the edge of the field while her 13- and 11-year-old sons remained inside the vehicle. The suspect …

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Update – TR schools renovations

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Ron Moag recently discussed progress of work related to renovations at some of the district’s schools. In the wake of a voter-approved bond request in November 2019, work has started at Hoppin Elementary School and Three Rivers High School, and will eventually include Park, Andrews and Norton elementary schools. The request will generate $61.2 million …

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Crash response simulation later this month

A unique training opportunity later this month in St. Joseph County will combine air and ground emergency responders for a mock, multi-vehicle, crash-response simulation. The exercise will involve a multi-vehicle crash, with a responding helicopter for getting patients to definitive care as quickly as possible. In addition to West Michigan Air Care, participating fire departments will be Three Rivers, Centreville …

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Two suspects arrested in Branch County

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses as well as suspected stolen property. State police troopers stopped a vehicle pulling a trailer Tuesday on U.S. 12 near Fiske Road after noticing an equipment violation. Troopers discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen from Steuben County, Indiana. The driver, a 39-year-old man from Union City, and the passenger, a 36-year-old woman …

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County receives Rescue Plan funds

St. Joseph County received the first installment of its American Rescue Plan allocation Tuesday. County finance director Angie Steinman informed commissioners during their meeting Tuesday that the amount totaled $5.9 million. County officials have been told to expect a total of nearly $12 million. Steinman said she will await direction from county treasurer Kathy Humphreys to decide in which fund …

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Update from county commissioners meeting

A few minor details were resolved during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. A motion to approve what is labeled the L-4029 millage request was approved. The measure was necessary because it allows the county to levy the full 7.8575 mills to which it is entitled in order to collect property taxes. Equalization director Josh Simmons said the …

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Two injured in Park Township crash

A dump truck collided with a semi tractor-trailer in Park Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were dispatched at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Michigan Avenue and Parkville Road. Investigators said a dump truck was traveling south on Parkville Road when its 78-year-old driver, a Constantine resident, failed to stop at the Michigan Avenue intersection. The dump truck …

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TR man arrested following high speed pursuit

An 18-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested last week after fleeing at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour from police in Park Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies attempted to stop the driver shortly before 7 o’clock Friday evening on M-216 near U.S. 131. Authorities noticed the motorcycle was being driven at a high rate of speed. The …

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Vicksburg – No smoking in social district

A divided Vicksburg Village Council voted last month to prohibit smoking in the municipality’s newly created social district. By a 4-3 margin, council members agreed to prohibit smoking in the specially marked areas. The measure means anyone who wishes to light up must do so somewhere outside the boundaries of the social district. The matter arose in April, when a …

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Local man is a big Lottery winner!

A St. Joseph County resident won the top prize in a $5 scratch-off game from the Michigan State Lottery. The 52-year-old-winner, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased the “Mystery Prize Cashword” ticket at Hoffman Street Grocery in Three Rivers. By matching 10 words in the game, the man won $300,000. He said the store clerk recommended the game, as it …

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