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Two injured in single vehicle crash

Two Sturgis residents sought medical treatment after they were involved in a one-vehicle accident this week in Fawn River Township. State police said 51-year-old Frank Carney was driving west on U.S. 12 at 3:15 p.m. Monday when the van he was operating lost control due to road conditions near Plumb School Road. The van, a 2006 Ford Econoline, went off …

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CTA offers free rides home

New Year’s Eve revelers in St. Joseph County will once again have the benefit of a free ride home at the end of the night. For the seventh time in eight years, the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority is providing free rides home, with pick-up and drop-off service anywhere in the county. CTA director Steve Yorks said the program costs …

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Resources make quitting smoking easier

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline is making it easier for Michigan residents to end tobacco use by offering free telephone coaching and nicotine-replacement therapy to all residents, regardless of insurance status. The free offer is running through the end of the day Thursday. The Michigan Tobacco Quitline provides services such as materials, text messaging, an online program and referral. The telephone …

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Miller to hold office hours in Cassopolis

State Rep. Aaron Miller invites residents to join him at office hours in Cass County next week. Miller will discuss state and local issues with residents of the 59th House District at the Broadway Café, 158 S. Broadway St. in downtown Cassopolis, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday. Miller said he is always eager to listen to what concerns and …

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Stabbing suspect waived preliminary hearing

The case of a Three Rivers woman who allegedly stabbed a man Nov. 21 is expected to head to trial. During court action earlier this month, Cheri Sparks, 54, waived a preliminary examination. Consequently, the matter is moving forward to a trial at Circuit Court. Sparks is charged with assault with intent to murder following an incident involving a 51-year-old …

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White Pigeon toy and food drive successful

Final numbers are in, and a holiday food and toy drive in White Pigeon benefitted more than 50 area families. Thanks to drives staged on separate Saturdays, enough food and toys were dropped off at Wagoner’s and at Central Elementary School to benefit the large number of families. A check from the White Pigeon Firefighters Association provided the winning classrooms …

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