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Two injured in Cass County crash

Driving too fast for conditions appears to be the cause of a single-vehicle accident that injured two people last week in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to a stretch of Harvey Street in Porter Township, where a pickup struck a tree. Upon arrival, deputies found Joshua Westphal, 26, of Vandalia, had lost ... Read More »

Stable fire ruled accidental

The massive fire that killed 18 horses at Smithfield Stables in Edwardsburg last week is being ruled accidental. Fire investigators from the Michigan State Police believe the blaze was sparked by someone burning leaves behind the barn last Tuesday, but note there is no direct evidence to prove that theory. In addition to the 18 show horses, a donkey and a dog ... Read More »

Woman airlifted after crash

An 18-year-old Constantine woman was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after a two-vehicle crash last weekend in Three Rivers. St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies said a vehicle driven by Alexandra Harrison pulled in front of a semi driven by a 42-year-old man from Detroit at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of U. S. 131 and West Michigan ... 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 »

Sturgis “Bucket Challenge” raises money for United Way

More than $16,000 was collected during last week’s “Bucket Challenge” competition between the Sturgis Fire Department and Sturgis’ Electric Department. Staged Friday outside the Sturgis Fire Department, the two departments conducted the fundraiser for the benefit of the St. Joseph County United Way. Beginning at 9 a.m., the competition saw city employees spend 30 minutes in either an electric truck ... Read More »

Man injured after accidental shooting

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accidental shooting last week in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, the incident took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 28000 block of Wing Road. A 56-year-old man told investigators he was working on a tractor, when a loaded, 22-caliber rifle fell off one ... Read More »