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Local woman dies following crash

A Constantine woman died following a chain-reaction traffic accident Thursday morning on a slippery US-131 south of Schoolcraft. The victim was identified as 59-year-old Deborah Mead. She had to be extricated from the vehicle, after her car was shoved into the path of a fuel truck. Mead died several hours later at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Read More »

Sheriff’s Department investing break in

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident in Colon Township. According to a department media release, the investigation took place around 4 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 58000 block of Long Lake Road. Access into the residence was gained through a window. Investigators said a number of items inside the residence were moved and ... Read More »

Centreville interim police chief receives salary adjustment

The Centreville Village Council has made a salary adjustment for its interim police chief, David Richmond. With the added duties included with his chief-related obligations, Richmond was allocated a salary adjustment from $13 an hour to $16 an hour. Richmond, 30, was named interim chief a month ago after Luke Delcourt resigned Oct. 2 before he was to meet with ... Read More »

Sturgis police officer suspended

A Sturgis police officer has been placed on a two-week suspension following his involvement in an off-duty incident last month in Kalamazoo County. The 29-year-old officer was charged with operating under the influence and for having a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. The officer told investigators he was driving around 2 ... Read More »

Branch County man charged with attempted murder

A Branch County man has been charged with attempted murder following an attack on his brother Sunday in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s Department officials said Daniel Thomas, 49, of Bronson was charged with attempted murder following a Sunday evening incident in the 70000 block of Balk Road. Thomas was arrested after an argument with his brother, Randy Thomas. Officials said Daniel ... Read More »

Three injured in Cass County crash

A Cassopolis man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial following a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 21-year-old Todd Duricic of Cassopolis was driving north on O’Keefe Road shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday in LaGrange Township. Deputies said Duricic attempted a U-turn north of Fox Street when he turned into the path of a ... Read More »