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Lockport fire under investigation

Fire investigators from Michigan State Police are looking into a blaze that occurred Thursday morning at a home in the 20000 block of South River Road in Lockport Township. Officials believe the cause of the fire is suspicious. Heavy smoke was coming from the home when Centreville firefighters arrived at the scene around 11 a.m. The homeowners were not present …

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Girl dies in dog attack

Authorities say a dog attacked and killed a 4 1/2-year-old girl and injured the child’s mother at a home on West Fish Lake Road. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department says the family had recently gotten the Doberman or Doberman mix before Sunday afternoon’s attack in Sherman Township. The girl’s mother tried to protect her and was hospitalized with injuries …

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Man crashes into fallen tree

A Constantine Township man was injured after the truck he was driving struck a wind-fallen tree Monday night in Flowerfield Township. Sheriff’s deputies said 28-year-old Timothy Sherer was driving a Schwan’s food truck east on M-216 around 8:30 p.m. Sherer told deputies he was unable to stop the truck in time to prevent it from striking a tree in the …

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Man injured in crash

A Three Rivers man was seriously injured after attempting to avoid a deer in the roadway last week in Florence Township. Sheriff’s officials said Tawron Johnson, 29, was driving north on Lutz Road at 5:40 a.m. Thursday when his vehicle swerved to avoid the deer. The vehicle crossed the centerline and left the west side of the road before it …

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Woman injured in single car crash

A 36-year-old Three Rivers woman suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident this week in Burr Oak Township. State police said Kristy Strowzewski was driving north on Carpenterson Road shortly after 3 p.m. Monday when the 2005 Ford Taurus left the roadway and struck a tree near Leverence Road. Strowzewski was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital; details of her injuries …

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Tree trimmer dies on job

A Fabius Township resident died this week following an accident involving a tree he was trimming. WWMT reported Ron Phillips, a 49-year-old Corey Lake resident, died Monday while on the job in Schoolcraft Township. Phillips, owner of Phillips Tree Service, reportedly was working in the 1600 block of Waters Edge Drive, where a limb broke from a tree and hit …

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