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Motorcyclist injured in Sturgis accident

A 31-year-old motorcyclist from New York was injured following an accident last week in Sturgis Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the man was westbound on U.S. 12 around 1:30 p.m. Monday when he attempted to pass a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old Sturgis resident. The motorcyclist struck the car as it was turning onto Shimmel Road, and ... Read More »

One injured in Cass County crash

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called Wednesday to a traffic accident at Oak Grove and Beeson roads in Lagrange Township. Deputies said 36-year-old Cassopolis resident Virgil Cook was northbound on Oak Grove shortly before 1 p.m. when he failed to yield for an oncoming vehicle driven by 45-year-old Michael Ellis of Marcellus. Ellis was transported by ambulance ... Read More »

Preliminary hearing held for former Sturgis firefighter

Following a preliminary hearing Wednesday in St. Joseph County District Court, it was decided that the case of a former Sturgis firefighter charged with criminal sexual conduct will be heard in Circuit Court. Judge Jeff Middleton ruled that the case against Joshua Snyder move on to the next level on two counts of fourth-degree CSC. The charges stem from a ... Read More »

Colon man injured in single vehicle crash

A 34-year-old Colon man suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident this week in Leonidas Township. Sheriff’s officials said Floyd Harmon Jr. was driving east on Covey Road around 5 p.m. Monday, when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a group of trees and overturned near Correll Road. Harmon was cited for reckless driving. He was ... Read More »

Sturgis man injured in motorcycle accident

A 57-year-old Sturgis man suffered minor injuries after he was involved in a motorcycle accident Sunday in Sherman Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s officials said the man was driving east on Featherstone Road when a vehicle attempted to turn south onto North Centerville Road and did not see him. The turning vehicle was driven by a 51-year-old woman from Goshen. ... Read More »

One injured in car-bicycle accident

 Three Rivers police responded to a car-bicycle accident shortly after 11 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Broadway and Fourth streets. The incident occurred when a 52-year-old Three Rivers resident started to turn west onto Broadway from Fourth and failed to see a 54-year-old Three Rivers resident on a bicycle crossing the street. The victim was airlifted to Bronson Hospital ... Read More »