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No injuries in Sturgis fire

A single-family residence in Sturgis sustained water and smoke damage due to a fire over the weekend. The Sturgis Fire Department was called at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Market Street, where crews found all residents outside and smoke coming from the eaves of a one-story residential home. Once inside, personnel found fire coming out of the …

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Driver charged in fatal crash

The driver of a car who killed a 46-year-old Sturgis man last week faces open murder and other charges. Police arrested Paul Middling, 36, of Three Rivers, after the car he was driving caused a crash at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of South Centerville Road and South Street in Sturgis. Middling is charged with open murder, driving under the …

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Tree falls killing man

A Porter Township man died last week after a tree he was cutting down fell on him. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called to the 12000 block of Old 112 shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. Deputies arrived to find 83-year-old Gordon Jackson deceased. An investigation at the scene along with physical evidence indicated that Jackson was in …

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Meth lab found in TR

Three Rivers firefighters last week dismantled an active meth lab inside a van. According to a police department media release, officers Friday evening observed a van that had been under surveillance for suspected drug activity. It was stopped on Railroad Drive near West Michigan Avenue. Three men were inside and officers quickly determined K9 Django was needed to confirm the …

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Man rescued from tank

A White Pigeon Township worker was injured Monday when he fell into a chlorination tank at the White Pigeon water treatment facility. Authorities said the man was cleaning the empty tank around 4 p.m. when he fell about 12 feet to the concrete floor. He suffered a severe leg injury, according to authorities. The man was trapped in a confined …

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Woman arrested after fleeing police

A police pursuit occurred early Sunday in Dowagiac. Cass County Sheriff ’s Department deputies said the incident took place around 4:45 a.m., when a 27-year-old woman fled from police and crashed her vehicle. With the help of a police K-9, the woman was found in a wooded area near the crash location and was taken to Dowagiac Lee Memorial Hospital …

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