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Constantine home damaged by fire

A home in the 67000 block of Oxbow Drive in Constantine Township was heavily damaged by fire Sunday. The fire was reported about 4:45 p. m. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming through the roof. Officials said the fire appeared to have an electrical source and had started in the attic. No injuries were reported.

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Amish girl dies in house fire

Authorities say a 3-year-old Amish girl died when a kerosene stove malfunction set her southern Michigan home on fire. The Branch County sheriff’s department says the fire broke out about 11 a.m. Wednesday at a home in Butler Township, east of Coldwater. The Daily Reporter of Coldwater identifies the victim as Leah Graber and says her mother was cooking when ...

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Two injured in crash

Two Marcellus residents were hospitalized after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Flowerfield Township. State police said Jerry Altimus, 40, was driving west on M-216 when his vehicle crossed the centerline, drove off the road and struck a tree. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. March 5, about a mile west of U.S. 131. Altimus and ...

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Centreville woman dies after jumping from moving vehicle

Area police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Centreville woman early Saturday. Michigan State Police troopers and St. Joseph County sheriff deputies are assisting Colon police to find out more about the death of Katie Jean Alexander-Longacre. Authorities were called to the 1000 block of West M-86 at 2:45 a. m. Saturday after the woman jumped from a moving ...

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Home destroyed by fire

A Sherman Township residence on Lake Templene was destroyed by fire last week. The Lakewood Circle home was vacant when the blaze was reported around 5 p.m. A pair of ice fishermen noticed smoke coming from the residence and alerted central dispatch, according to the Centreville Fire Department. Investigators from the Michigan State Police are looking into the situation, but ...

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Constantine forms Fire Funding Exploratory Committee

The village of Constantine has formed a new committee to study sources of funding for anticipated needs by the Constantine Fire Department. The Fire Funding Exploratory Committee was formed after fire Chief Mike Haydon gave the village, and Constantine and Florence townships, notice that the department must replace two trucks and the fire department building within the next 10 years. ...

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