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Vacant home damaged in fire

Investigators from Michigan State Police were at the scene of a house fire early Friday in White Pigeon Township. Authorities said the fire, at 20250 Fawn River Road, was reported by a passerby just before 2 a.m. No injuries were reported. Officials said the home had been vacant for several years, with no utilities connected. Under those circumstances, investigators termed …

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Man injured in crash

A Vandalia man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer then went off the roadway in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 21-year-old Devin Todd was driving east on Calvin Hill Road near Kensington Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Todd’s vehicle struck a deer then several trees after leaving the road. Todd, who was the only occupant …

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Woman arrested after crash

Cass County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated over the weekend at a campground in Newburg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday to a campground in the 12000 block of Prang Street regarding a single-vehicle crash. Deputies were advised that the driver got into an argument with witnesses, and …

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Teen injured in crash

A Cass County teen was injured in a single-vehicle accident after she reportedly fell asleep at the wheel in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday to M-40, near Shavehead Lake Road in response to a vehicle that had struck a tree. Deputies said 18-year-old Birdie Murphy, of Union, was traveling south on …

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Multiple injured in Sherman Township crash

Four people, including two children, were injured in a two-car crash Thursday at the intersection of Shimmel and Featherstone roads in Sherman Township. Michigan State Police said a pickup driven by Jessica Goble, a 35-year-old Sturgis resident, was eastbound on Featherstone Road at 8 a.m., when she failed to stop at the intersection. The truck was struck by a car …

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Woman injured in crash

A Niles woman was treated for injuries she received after her vehicle ran into a car driven by a Constantine resident. Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials said Janel Chappell, 18, was driving west on U.S. 12 at 4:21 p.m. March 17 when her vehicle collided with a car driven by Dakota Hicks, 20, of Constantine. The incident occurred near M-217 …

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