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Plane crash near Shipshewana

An 18-year-old pilot in training is counting his blessings after the small plane he was flying crash-landed in a LaGrange County field. Jordan Stoltzfus walked away uninjured after the two-seater airplane crashed less than a mile from his Shipshewana home. The Westview High School senior says he flew from Goshen Airport to Elkhart, performing a couple takeoffs and landings. Stoltzfus ... Read More »

Three Rivers community-visioning workshops scheduled

Here’s a reminder that a trio of community-visioning workshops are taking place in coming weeks to help determine the future of Three Rivers. Community visioning is a planning tool that enables residents, business owners and local institutions to have a voice in the decision-making process of their community. The workshops have been planned to gather information from residents about what ... Read More »

Police crack down on I-94

Authorities plan to crack down on speeding and distracted driving in eastern Kalamazoo County following a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days. State police Lt. Dale Hinz says there have been problems with speeding and aggressive driving in that area for a while. He says that leads to crashes in bad ... Read More »

One injured in crash US 131

A two-vehicle collision last week on U.S. 131 in Park Township sent an Indiana man to the hospital and closed the northbound lane for more than four hours. State police said a semi driven by Hector Fuentes, of Comstock Park, was heading west off Heimbach Road when he pulled into the path of a northbound U.S. 131 vehicle driven by ... Read More »

Aaron Miller will serve on House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller was named by Speaker Kevin Cotter to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where he will chair the House State Police Appropriations Subcommittee and serve on three additional subcommittees. In addition to the chairmanship of the State Police Subcommittee, Miller will serve as vice chair on the Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee and will be ... Read More »

Howe man arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

A 30-year-old Howe, Ind., man was arrested last week on charges related to criminal sexual conduct. Keith Lewis Jr. has been charged with one count of first-degree CSC, two counts of second-degree CSC and one count of cruelty toward a child. Lewis is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child in 2013 at a St. Joseph County home. Additional details ... Read More »