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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Constantine Township. Michigan State Police said Gary Purcell, 60, and a passenger, his wife, Patricia, 64, both of Coloma, were riding south on Youngs Prairie Road near Millers Mill Road around 1:30 p.m. Purcell was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle and its riders traveled across ... Read More »

Man injured in crash

A White Pigeon man was seriously injured Thursday evening when he collided with a car at the intersection of Kessington Road and Mason Street in Mason Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Kristy Barks of Cassopolis stopped at the intersection, but failed to see the cycle rider. He was identified as Michael Alwine, age 43, of White ... Read More »

Stugis firefighter dismissed

The Sturgis firefighter charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct has been dismissed from the department. Sturgis fire officials said Joshua Jason Snyder, 36, was separated from the department Friday following an internal investigation of the allegations. Fire officials said Snyder violated a number of the department’s general orders regarding personnel conduct. Snyder, who was with the department four ... Read More »

Break-in at area golf course

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at an area golf course and issuing a warning to its customers. According to sheriff’s officials, thieves took cash and personal checks from Pine View Golf Course between 2 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Access to the clubhouse was gained through a back door that was compromised with a ... Read More »

Search warrant in Three Rivers

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 100-block of Middle Street in Three Rivers on Tuesday. Police had received information regarding illegal narcotics trafficking at the home. Investigators will be seeking charges in the case which will be turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review. Read More »

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department clarifies charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department wish to clarify that alleged sexual encounters between Sturgis firefighter Joshua Snyder and a then-15-year-old girl did not take place at a Sturgis school. Snyder was formally charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third- degree CSC and two counts of fourth- degree CSC for a ... Read More »