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Constantine Farmers Market hosts local public safety departments

Constantine’s Farmers Market will have a special visitor today. One of the 50 Michigan State Police squad cars painted black and gold to commemorate the agency’s 100-year anniversary in 2017 will be at the market 3 to 5 p.m. Also during the same time span, the company Child Print will offer free ID kits. The kits allow parents to have …

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One injured in Porter Township crash

Cass County deputies responded last week to a single-vehicle accident in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said agency officials were called at 11 p.m. Saturday to Tharp Lake Road, north of Chapel Hill Road. The driver, 48-year-old Cassopolis resident Benjamin Burnham was driving north on Tharp Lake and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle drove off the roadway and overturned …

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Motorcyclist dies in crash

The driver of a motorcycle operating at a high rate of speed died Thursday after failing to stop for police. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers noticed the motorcycle on South Main Street near West Michigan Avenue, where its driver failed to obey a traffic-control device. Officers pursued the motorcycle on South Main Street until it turned north …

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Sherman Township barn fire caused by lightning

Investigators have concluded that lightning was the source of a barn fire earlier this month in Sherman Township. The barn and its contents were destroyed July 10 as the result of a lightning strike. Tri-Township firefighters were dispatched just after 9 a. m. to the 65000 block of Taylor Road. Upon arrival, fire crews found the structure fully engulfed. Officials …

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One injured in single car crash

A 19-year-old Edwardsburg man was injured in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Milton Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday to Runkle Street, near Beebe Road. Trevor Rutledge was behind the wheel of the car when he lost control at a curve in the road. The vehicle left the roadway …

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Deputies respond to situation with suicidal man

Cass County sheriff’s deputies were called last week in response to a situation involving a suicidal subject. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the agency was alerted around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the 69000 block of Hazel Road in the community of Union. Deputies were told a 28-year-old man from Union was involved in an argument with his spouse and subsequently took a …

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