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Sturgis firefighter arrested

  A member of the Sturgis Fire Department was arrested Tuesday on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said details of the matter originated from an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female that allegedly started when the suspect was teaching a class at Sturgis High School. The Sturgis Fire Department administration earlier this month ... Read More »

One injured in crash

  A Cassopolis resident was injured following a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Jefferson Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said John Bright, 58, was traveling west on M-60 near Daily Road shortly after 6 a.m., when an oncoming vehicle crossed the centerline and entered his lane of travel. Bright was forced to take evasive action, and his vehicle left ... Read More »

Man dies following drowning incident

  An Illinois man hospitalized since a near-drowning incident in a Cass County lake last weekend has died. Cass County officials said Abdi Adan, 24, of Wheaton, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at South Bend Memorial Hospital. His death was attributed to the near-drowning he suffered Saturday at Dewey Lake in Silver Creek Township. Deputies determined that Abdi was not wearing ... Read More »

Constantine fire department to adopt employee handbook

  The Constantine Village Council has endorsed the concept of a proposed employee handbook for the community’s fire department. Fire Chief Mike Haydon said he learned its insurance company’s Risk Management Department required a handbook after several part-time employees were hired. Haydon said he would put an adopted date on the handbook once he got approval from the three municipalities ... Read More »

Two injured in crash

  Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, Warren Rumsey, 92, of Fabius Township, was eastbound on Hoffman Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a flashing-red signal at North Main Street. Police said Rumsey then proceeded through the intersection, where the rear ... Read More »

Three Rivers Fire Dept. get new truck

    The Three Rivers Fire Department added a new vehicle to its fleet, as a fourth truck was delivered last week. Interim chief Jeff Bloomfield said the department’s fourth truck has a capacity for up to 3,000 gallons of water, a feature that will benefit residents in Lockport Township, where hydrants are not available. Bloomfield said the truck also ... Read More »