Cops & Courts

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police are investigating what they consider to be a suspicious death that occurred Saturday morning. According to police, at 6:12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, officers from TRPD and the Three Rivers Fire Department were called to the area of Liberty Street and Fourth Street...
MARCELLUS — Cass County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred in Marcellus Tuesday evening. According to police, the name of the suspect is being withheld until arraignment and court proceedings. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office,...
PARK TWP. — A 51-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 Monday afternoon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, at 2:14 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on southbound U.S. 131 between Heimbach Road and Moorepark Road in Park Township. The first...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Village Treasurer Carol Kotschevar pleaded no contest Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court to a single charge of embezzlement following a plea agreement. The agreement, as described by Prosecutor David Marvin at Wednesday’s hearing, resolves both open cases against...
COLON — A Colon man is facing a homicide charge in the death of a woman earlier this month. Michael Lafler, 35, was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Friday and charged with homicide in an Oct. 15 incident that took the life of 33-year-old Chelsea Wallen. According to Colon police, on...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers will be on the lookout for a new police chief, and has hired a search firm to assist in the process. According to a press release issued Tuesday, the CAUTION Group, based in Southgate, Mich., announced it would be working with the city to conduct its search for the new...
THREE RIVERS — St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred near the Three Rivers Municipal Dr. Haines Airport Tuesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were dispatched to a hit and run property damage incident at 6:56 p.m....
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KALAMAZOO — A Kalamazoo County sheriff’s deputy with ties to the Three Rivers area was killed in the line of duty over the weekend. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Ryan J. Proxmire, a 1999 TRHS graduate, Three Rivers resident and road patrol deputy for the department, suffered a...
CENTREVILLE — A 22-year-old Three Rivers man was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit Court last week in the shooting of a 17-year-old woman in Three Rivers in April of 2020. Lee Parker Jr. was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years and six months and a maximum of 60 years for one count of assault...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Crews work to right a semi-truck that rolled over on South Main Street in Three Rivers Thursday. The driver of the truck, which was carrying 60-80 pigs at the time, was hospitalized, while all but one pig survived.
THREE RIVERS — The driver of a semi-truck was hospitalized following a rollover crash on the south side of Three Rivers Thursday. According to the Three Rivers Fire Department, the incident occurred around 9 a.m. on the curve of South Main Street near Sixth Street. The cause of the crash was...

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