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One person died in Florence Township accident

A 22-year-old Sturgis resident died in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening in Florence Township. State police said Jesse Haack was the operator of a vehicle backing out of a driveway on Dickinson Road shortly before 7 p.m., when it was struck by a westbound car driven by Delrico McGee, 20, of Constantine. The incident took place just west of Sevison ...

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Injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were alerted around 10 p.m. Saturday to a pickup that had lost control, left the roadway and overturned along M-60 in the vicinity of Marlene Drive. Investigators said the pickup was apparently racing another vehicle ...

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Sturgis woman injured in accident

A Sturgis woman suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Mottville Township earlier this week. Sheriff’s officials said Ciarra Meese, 19, was driving east on U.S. 12 around 1:30 p.m. Monday when she quickly came upon a vehicle stopped to turn left onto Vistula Road. Meese told investigators she attempted to pass the car on ...

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Constantine firefighters tend two fires

Several hours after tending to a suspected arson at an abandoned house on Peck Academy Road, Constantine firefighters were called to another blaze Monday in the 62000 block of Constantine Road in Florence Township. Just before 10:30 a.m., residents said they smelled something hot and saw smoke in an attached garage. Fire personnel arrived less than 10 minutes later. The ...

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House fire near Constantine

A vacant house in Constantine Township was destroyed by fire early Monday. Constantine firefighters were called to the 63000 block of Peck Academy Road about 3:45 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the building completely engulfed and collapsing. The home had been unoccupied for some time, officials said, adding that the fire appears to have been intentionally set. Cause of the ...

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Colon Fire Department to replace old gear

The Colon Fire Department will soon begin the expensive task of replacing old gear. Last week, it received help toward that goal from Independent Transmission Company with a donation of $650. ITC is the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Karyn Boyd, from ITC, presented Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt with the $650 check. Overholt said he had applied for ...

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