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Covered Bridge suffers damage following crash and fire

Officers from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a hit-and-run crash that resulted in a vehicle fire inside the Langley Covered Bridge. According to a department media release, deputies were called around 6 p.m. Monday to the Lockport Township landmark, where a motorcycle was found on fire closer to the north end of the bridge, Investigators determined the ...

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Two injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus man, who police said was distracted by his cell phone while driving, was involved in an accident earlier this week that resulted in injuries to two people. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday to Volinia Township, where the incident occurred on Penn Road, just north of Dutch Settlement Road. Andrew ...

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Constantine receives bids for new pumper-tanker

Constantine Fire Chief Mike Haydon has received bids for a new fire department pumper-tanker. Haydon last week told village council members he has received bids of nearly $318,000 from Halt/Pierce Inc. and more than $285,000 from Rosenbauer for the purchase. Haydon said there is a 20- to 25-year life expectancy for the truck and its purchase comes with financing as ...

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Semi-trailer fire shut down 131

U.S. 131 between U.S. 12 and Dickenson Road was closed for about an hour Thursday after a semi-trailer caught fire. Around 7:45 a.m., a semi-truck hauling eggs was northbound on U.S. 131 when fire started in the trailer. The driver was able to disconnect from the trailer and drive a safe distance away. It appears the blaze started in the ...

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Medical condition causes crash

A 55-year-old Sturgis man appears to have suffered a medical condition while driving earlier this week, leading to a single-vehicle accident in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the man was driving south on Shimmel Road around 5 p.m. Monday, when he drove his vehicle over the center line and off the roadway near Storms Road. The ...

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Minor injuries in Cass County crash

The Cass County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday on Calvin Center Road. Richard Farkas, 55, of Edwardsburg, told deputies he tried to avoid hitting an animal. That caused him to drive off the road, cross back over the center line before overturning in a ditch on the west side of the ...

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