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Woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Burr Oak woman was treated for minor injuries after she was involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Sherman Township. State police said Reva Mullins was driving south on Balk Road at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle after driving through loose gravel near Mintdale Road. Mullins’ vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned ... Read More »

Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Constantine Township. Michigan State Police said Gary Purcell, 60, and a passenger, his wife, Patricia, 64, both of Coloma, were riding south on Youngs Prairie Road near Millers Mill Road around 1:30 p.m. Purcell was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle and its riders traveled across ... Read More »

Stugis firefighter dismissed

The Sturgis firefighter charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct has been dismissed from the department. Sturgis fire officials said Joshua Jason Snyder, 36, was separated from the department Friday following an internal investigation of the allegations. Fire officials said Snyder violated a number of the department’s general orders regarding personnel conduct. Snyder, who was with the department four ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department clarifies charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department wish to clarify that alleged sexual encounters between Sturgis firefighter Joshua Snyder and a then-15-year-old girl did not take place at a Sturgis school. Snyder was formally charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third- degree CSC and two counts of fourth- degree CSC for a ... Read More »

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 »