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Three injured in Cass crash

Three people were involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 7:30 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Calvin Center Road and Brownsville Street. Investigators said a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Cassopolis resident Dakota Lawson was attempting to turn west onto Brownsville Street when it was struck by …

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One injured in Volinia accident

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle accident this week in Volinia Township. Deputies said a van driven by 34-year-old Anita Hurley of Marcellus crashed into a tree on Penn Road, north of McKenzie Street. Hurley, who was driving north on Penn Road, told authorities she believes she fell asleep. The incident occurred at 9:30 a.m. …

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One injured in accident

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said a 16-year-old Cassopolis youth was injured this week in a single-vehicle accident. He said a car driven by Davonte Gouins was on Brownsville Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Gouins was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for his injuries. Speed is believed to be a …

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Man arrested after fleeing deputies

An Elkhart man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to flee from Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle clocked traveling 96 miles per hour on Decatur Road near Kelsey Lake Street in Penn Township shortly before 6 p.m. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot during the …

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Man injured in single car crash

A Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called at 7:55 a.m. Friday to Kelsey Lake Street, near Griffiths Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. Investigators found that a sport-utility vehicle driven by 23-year-old John Sylvia was heading west on Kelsey Lake …

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Girl dies after being struck by vehicle

A 2-year-old Indiana girl died over the weekend after she was struck by a car at a relative’s house in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident occurred at 7 p.m. Sunday in the 20000 block of Old 205. Witnesses told deputies that the family was having a birthday party at the residence. A family member was …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A White Pigeon man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving was struck from behind earlier this week in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Benhke said deputies were called at 6:25 a.m. Monday to M-217 near Wayne Street. Investigation said a motorcycle driven by 32-year-old Cody Walters was rear-ended by a pickup driven by Stone Taylor, 21, of …

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No injuries in Cass County boat crash

A motor boat crashed into a boat in which two Illinois men were fishing over the weekend in Cass County’s Diamond Lake. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:30 p.m. Sunday to the Cassopolis lake. They said 17-year-old Nicholas Peluchiwski of Chicago was driving a boat that was pulling a wake boarder. Deputies said he failed to observe …

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Cass man injured in crash

A 19-year-old Cassopolis man was injured in a one-vehicle accident this week in LaGrange Township. Sheriff Richard Benhke said deputies were called at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday to Peavine Street near Oak Grove Road. Investigators found that a vehicle driven by Donovan Miller-Schoff went out of control after Miller-Schoff saw a pedestrian along the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree and …

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Sturgis and Dowagiac awarded grants

The city of Sturgis and a Cass County municipality have been awarded a share of a $3.6 million grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. The Lansing-based agency announced a $48,800 grant to Sturgis. The city plans to demolish four properties in neighborhoods within walking distance of the central business district, public services, parks, schools and other amenities. Meanwhile, …

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