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Area agencies conducted emergency preparedness drill

Representatives from Glen Oaks Community College and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department conducted an emergency-preparedness drill Tuesday. School officials said the drill was staged to provide college employees, and local and state police agencies a chance to practice responding to an active shooter incident on campus. Participants from public-safety and medical-response agencies in the county also had a role …

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Two vehicle crash in Cass County

Driving too fast for conditions was determined to be a factor in a two-vehicle crash last week in Cass County’s Newburg Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Lewis Lake and Brownsville roads. Investigators concluded a car driven by 22-year-old Elkhart resident Christine Rossi was driving south on Lewis Lake …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is being cited as a factor that contributed to a one-vehicle crash Sunday night in Mottville Township. State police said a 25-year-old Goshen man was driving west on U.S. 12 when he lost control of his pickup. The vehicle struck a curb, lost a wheel and struck Jaywalker’s restaurant at the intersection of M-103. The vehicle then rolled over, …

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Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

An Indiana man died last week, while five family members in Cass County were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at their Jefferson Township residence. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 5:30 a.m. Friday to 66280 Indian Lane near Edwardsburg. Cass County’s central dispatch received an alert from the residence indicating that the caller felt dizzy, faint and short of …

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Man dies after crash

A 33-year-old Colon man died Wednesday night following injuries sustained in a one- vehicle accident in Colon Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not indicated in a department media release, was driving north on Farrand Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at Paradise Road, and his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a cluster …

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Slippery conditions cause crash

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded last week to a personal-injury traffic crash as the result of a slippery road surface. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. Jan. 29 on Calvin Center Road, near Bulhand Street in Calvin Township. The crash involved a Postle Aluminum semi-tractor and trailer. The investigation showed that the semi, driven by Mishawaka resident …

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