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Arson investigation

Indiana State Police are investigating three separate fires they believe were intentionally set in rural northeastern Indiana. Detective David Poe said in a Monday news release that all three fires are “suspicious in nature” and likely set intentionally. The fires were set on a property in rural Howe in LaGrange County. A barn burned down on Feb. 17 and authorities …

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Fun run planned to collect toys

The Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers is hosting an inaugural “Santa’s Helpers Fun Run” next week. Event organizers said the benefit will serve as an opportunity to collect toys and items for area kids in need. The Fun Run will not be timed and is being promoted as a social gathering of like-minded people wishing to make a positive …

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Boy injured in gas can explosion

Three Rivers firefighters and rescue responded Saturday to an incident involving a gasoline can that exploded and injured a Three Rivers boy. Authorities were summoned around 10 a.m. to the area of Enterprise Drive and Lovers Lane, where the victim and a friend were attempting to ignite a fire with gasoline from a can. The can, however, exploded during the …

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Two youngsters injured in fire

Two boys were burned, one seriously, in an incident Saturday morning on the north side of Three Rivers near Enterprise Drive. Details are sketchy regarding the incident, in which the boys were reportedly attempting to start a bonfire. It appears one of the boys may have thrown a gasoline can into the fire, which caused an explosion. One of the …

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Several injured in crash

A group of Constantine residents was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 78-year-old Ken Sawyer was driving south on U.S. 131 at 6:55 p.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a vehicle behind a car waiting to turn left into a driveway near King Road. Investigators said Sawyer’s vehicle …

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Driver arrested after fleeing crash scene

Authorities are citing alcohol and excessive speed as factors in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in White Pigeon Township. State police said 26-year-old White Pigeon resident Larry Krotzer was driving west on Fawn River Road at 12:10 a.m., when the SUV he was driving went off the roadway and struck a utility pole near the intersection of Lima Road. …

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