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Woman arrested after wrecking stolen vehicle

An 18-year-old Burr Oak woman was taken to the county jail after she stole and wrecked a relative’s vehicle last week in Burr Oak Township. According to state police, the incident started when a report of a stolen car was filed July 14 from the 31000 block of Kelly Road. The owner of the 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo told authorities …

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Man injured in accident

A Jones man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident last weekend in Newburg Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 2:07 a.m. Saturday to Born Street, near Patterson Hill Road. Deputies found 50-year-old Kenneth Duke trapped inside his vehicle after it had run off the road and struck …

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Arson suspected as cause of TR house fire

A warrant is being sought for an Indiana man suspected of being involved in an arson incident Monday at a residence in Three Rivers. Fire crews were called to the 400 block of South Main Street around 2:30 a.m., where the front end of a residence was in flames upon firefighters’ arrival. The victim told investigators she was trying to …

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Fatal motorcycle accident

A 33-year-old Constantine man died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said James Carlson was driving east on Featherstone Road at 3:05 a.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve a half mile west of Constantine Road. His 2014 Harley Davidson went off the roadway and crashed into two trees. Authorities said Carlson …

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Promotions for two TRFD members

Two members of the Three Rivers Fire Department were recently promoted. Paul Schoon, an 11-year full-time employee, was named captain. Meanwhile, Chad Witt was promoted to lieutenant. He joined the agency in 2010. A pinning ceremony to formalize the occasion took place June 16 before the Three Rivers City Commission.

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol may have been factors in a one-vehicle crash that injured a woman Tuesday in Nottawa Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department. Deputies said Jennifer Ann Bainbridge was driving west on Cupp Road near the intersection of Walterspaugh about 1:30 p.m., when the vehicle left the road just east of Walterspaugh. The car slid …

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