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Body recovered in Lake Michigan; 4 drownings in 1 day

The body of an Ohio man was recovered Thursday in Lake Michigan, the fourth drowning from a day earlier in western Michigan. Authorities said Anthony Diehl, 33, may have been trying to help a 7-year-old boy who was struggling Wednesday in the water in South Haven. He also drowned. The search for Diehl, who was from Beaver Creek, Ohio, was …

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Tiggy

It’s my turn to be considered for adoption.  I am a 60 lb. girl.  I will need my spay surgery.  I am one and a half years old.  I know “Sit”.  I get along with other dogs depending on the dog, so I probably should be the only dog in the house.  Come to see me soon.  My docket number is …

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Attempted break-in in Quincy

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating an attempted breaking-and-entering incident that occurred earlier this week in Branch County. According to a department media release, troopers were called early Monday to a location on West Jefferson Street in the village of Quincy. The homeowner told authorities someone around 1:30 a.m. broke into a shed and a camper. The suspect, however, was …

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United Way accepting donations for Sturgis teens

The St. Joseph County United Way is accepting donations to support two Sturgis residents involved in a car crash last month. A fund to support medical expenses incurred by Jillian Romanyk and Fekile Lind has been established. United Way officials said donations can be made through the agency and will go directly toward the fund supporting the two. The two …

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Theft from White Pigeon business

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating a larceny incident that took place at a business in White Pigeon. According to a department media release, an unknown quantity of quarters was taken from Dirt Buster Car Wash, located in the 14000 block of U.S. 12. Two suspects used a battery-powered saw to cut into the quarter machines and steal the coins. …

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Arrest made following chase

A Sturgis man was arrested after attempting to flee from sheriff’s deputies earlier this week. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies tried to stop a vehicle Monday on Burr Oak Road and Clinton Street in the village of Burr Oak due to multiple motor-vehicle violations. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and continued on Ackey Road, where the suspect’s vehicle left …

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United Way plans Mega Raffle

The St. Joseph County United Way has announced details of its 11th annual Mega Raffle. Sponsored by Thurston Woods Village, the raffle will take place Oct. 6 at Covered Bridge Farm County Park. Tickets are $100 each, and include a meal and select beverage the night of the drawing. Dinner is at 6 o’clock, the first draw is at 7. …

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Initiatives battle for voter rights in Michigan

An effort to lock certain voting rights in the Michigan Constitution has taken a major step toward the fall ballot, eclipsing a rival campaign led by Republicans to limit absentee voting and add other restrictions. Promote The Vote, a coalition of 27 groups, submitted nearly 670,000 signatures Monday. While the signatures still must be validated by election officials, the petitions …

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Michigan coronavirus cases down

Michigan reported more than 13,000 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 8.7 percent from the previous week. The previous week had more than 14,300 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. St. Joseph County reported 37 cases and no deaths in the latest weekly period. A week earlier, it had reported 59 cases and zero …

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Production resumes at baby formula plant

Production of baby formula has resumed at the Sturgis Abbott Nutrition factory, whose February shutdown over contamination contributed to a national shortage. Damage from severe thunderstorms, including flooding, had forced the North Centerville Road plant to halt operations in mid-June, just two weeks after restarting production that included additional sanitizing and safety protocols. Production of EleCare, a specialty formula for …

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