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Fatal crash in Sturgis Township

A 20-year-old Sturgis man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle struck an SUV in the 25000 block of Fawn River Road. Sheriff’s deputies said Juan Aguilar-Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Deputies said Aguilar-Reyes was driving at a high rate of speed east on Fawn River Road. Law-enforcement officials saw …

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Sturgis man injured by gunshot

A 38-year-old Sturgis man was grazed by a gunshot last week at his residence. Sturgis police personnel were called at 12:43 a.m. Friday to the 300 block of South Clay Street in response to shots fired into a residence. The victim was grazed in his head and treated at the scene before he was transported to Sturgis Hospital. No details …

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Centreville takes home state softball title

St. Joseph County is home to a state championship sports team. The Centreville Bulldogs claimed the school’s first-ever state title in softball Saturday by beating No. 2-ranked Coleman High School by a score of 5-to-2. Centreville advanced to the Division 4 title game by topping Unionville-Sebewaing, 4-to-0, Friday. Both games were played in East Lansing at Michigan State University. Centreville, …

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Successful Water Festival concludes

From its opening-night parade Thursday to the event-ending soap box derby Sunday, the 2018 Three Rivers Water Festival will go down in the books as a success. Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christy Trammell said the 62nd annual community celebration got off to a strong start with a parade that was as well-attended as she can remember. …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH RAISES AWARENESS OF HEALTHCARE RISK MANAGEMENT WEEK

Three Rivers Health joins other healthcare organizations in celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week Presented by The Risk Authority Stanford, June 18-22, 2018. This annual campaign from the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management raises awareness about the critical role risk managers and safety professionals play in patient safety and patient care practices, quality assurance, safe work environments and liability. It …

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Cass County home destroyed by fire

Firefighters from several departments battled an early morning house fire Thursday in Cass County’s Porter Township, just outside Mottville. The fire was reported just after 5:30 a.m., when the residents were awakened by smoke. The occupants and their pets were able to flee the home, which was declared a complete loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this …

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Head of Transportation Authority announces retirement

The leader of the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority the past 10 years has announced he will be retiring next month. Steve Yorks, who joined the agency in 2008 after previously working as transportation director for Three Rivers Community Schools, will stay on board through the end of July. In the meantime, he will train his replacement, Susan Vosmik, who …

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Sturgis Commissioners vote down medical marijuana motion

A motion regarding medical marijuana facilities failed Wednesday on a tie vote by members of the Sturgis City Commission. Language of the ordinance they were considering would have allowed provisioning centers in manufacturing and commercial zoning areas that were not within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, public parks or residential areas either inside or outside of the city. A dozen audience members spoke …

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Several serious injuries in TR area crash

Three people were injured in a two-car accident last week on U.S. 131 in Lockport Township. Sheriff Brad Balk said the incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Wilbur Road, where a Ford Escape, driven by 20-year-old Juan Hernandez-Espinoza, ran a red light traveling west and struck a southbound minivan, driven by 66-year-old Gary Russell. The …

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Authorities: No foul play in camper fire that killed 2 kids

Authorities say there’s no indication of foul play in a camper fire in southern Michigan that killed two young siblings and a dog and injured a third child. The Branch County sheriff’s office says the fire started around 10:30 a.m. Monday near Bronson. Chris Gump tells WWMT-TV he was outside the camper and saw smoke. He says he went inside …

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