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THREE RIVERS — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that work will officially begin on two railroad crossings in Three Rivers beginning Monday, Oct. 21. The crossings that will be reconstructed as part of the project are the crossing at South Main Street between Pearl Street...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County and the county’s Solid Waste Committee will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in Centreville on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Solid Waste Committee Secretary Pat Kulikowski said this is the second such...
THREE RIVERS — For organizers of the Animal Rescue Fund’s annual Walkathon fundraiser, they are hoping the second time’s the charm. Originally scheduled for Sept. 28, the event was postponed due to inclement weather. The event was rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at...
STURGIS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging received an update on the Rivers Enrichment Center and a recap of the latest updates regarding the Senior Care Partners PACE Program during the COA’s Advisory Board meeting at the Oaks Enrichment Center in Sturgis Wednesday. COA Executive Director...
LANSING (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to bills that would end Michigan’s status as one of just a handful of states where 17-year-old offenders are prosecuted as adults. Starting in October 2021, 17-year-olds would be handled in the juvenile system. Prosecutors could still try...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission approved the renewal of a resolution for a temporary four-way stop at the intersection of Colon Road and Farrand Road in Colon during their board work session Wednesday. The 90-day renewal would continue the use of a four-way stop at the...
THREE RIVERS — City Manager Joe Bippus worked an average of 43 hours per week as a patrol officer for the Village of Schoolcraft in September, according to a document obtained by the Three Rivers Commercial-News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. According to the Schoolcraft...
CENTREVILLE — Since 1971, more than 70 women, children and men in St. Joseph and Cass County have lost their lives to domestic and sexual violence. All of them were remembered in a candlelight vigil held on the lawn of the St. Joseph County Courthouse Tuesday night. The powerful ceremony, hosted by...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners held their annual ceremony honoring a multitude of county employees for their service during their board meeting Tuesday. In total, 26 county employees were recognized for various lengths of service to the county, with nine in attendance...
LANSING – Lawmakers might restrict how Michigan police can use facial recognition software to fight crime. A bill in the Senate would ban evidence obtained through facial recognition scanning, a process that runs a person’s photograph through a database of photographs from everyone arrested in...

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