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Fire department named fire prevention award winner

The Three Rivers Fire Department has been named the winner of the 2015 Leland Gayheart Fire Safety and Prevention Award for the department’s Fire Prevention for Schools program. The University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center supports the work of Michigan firefighters by presenting a fire-safety prevention award in honor of Leland Gayheart. Gayheart was a 23-year-old Ann Arbor-area firefighter who …

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Serious injuries in Burr Oak accident

A 21-year-old Sturgis man suffered serious injuries following a one-vehicle accident last week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not stated in a department media release, was driving north on M-66 when he attempted to reach an item in the vehicle and lost control. The Jeep veered off the right side of the road …

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Asleep driver causes accident

A driver who police said fell asleep at the wheel caused a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Constantine man was northbound on U.S. 131 when the vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a SUV driven by a 31-year-old Three Rivers man. The Constantine man, whose …

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

A Marcellus woman was injured over the weekend after she swerved the car she was driving to avoid striking a deer in the roadway. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Tina Rosen, 43, was driving on McKenzie Street near Lawrence Road in Volinia Township at 7:35 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle. The car rolled over after …

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Fatal house fire in Cass County

A Vandalia woman died in a house fire over the weekend in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies were summoned shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday to the 61000 Block of Lewis Lake Road – four miles west of Jones – in response to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies observed the house was fully engulfed by …

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Woman arrested in alleged stabbing

A 54-year-old Three Rivers woman was taken into custody after she allegedly stabbed a man over the weekend. Three Rivers police said they were called around 10:30 p.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 51-year-old man had been stabbed in the chest. The victim was taken …

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