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Marcellus woman in serious condition following crash

A Marcellus woman was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident last week in Park Township. State police said Sheri Bethard, 53, was westbound on Heimbach Road attempting to cross the northbound lane of U.S. 131 shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday, when her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Nancy Visel, 62, …

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White Pigeon home damaged in fire

Smoke detectors were credited for alerting a family that a fire had started in their home early Monday in White Pigeon Township. Firefighters were called to the 68000 block of Sevison Road around 1:30 a.m. They arrived to find smoke coming from the eves and a small fire near the front door. Three occupants, a husband, wife and 6-month-old child, …

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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two people were injured in an automobile accident this week in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called to Marcellus Hwy, west of Sunset Drive, shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. Deputies indicated 20-year-old Brooke Johnson, of Schoolcraft, was driving west on Marcellus Highway when she lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle swerved into the eastbound lane and …

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Miscommunication leads to emergency response team activation

Miscommunication, coupled with a language barrier and post-Vietnam War issues, resulted in tense moments Thursday at a Mottville residence. Michigan State Police were called to a home on Thomas Street to check on the well-being of a woman. Troopers had been led to believe the woman was being held at the home against her will. She had communicated to a …

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Schoolcraft man shoots himself while disassembling firearm

Schoolcraft officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a person advising he had shot himself accidently in a parking lot in the village earlier this week. A 22-year-old Constantine man was located shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot in the 700 block of North Grand Street. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the thigh area. …

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Woman seriously injured in Mottville crash

An Elkhart County woman suffered serious injuries this week after her vehicle crashed into a plow truck in Mottville Township. State police said Jessica Stouder, 21, of Middlebury, was driving on M-103 around 8:20 p.m. Monday when she lost control of her vehicle just north of the Indiana state line and it crashed into an oncoming Michigan Department of Transportation …

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