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Burr Oak fire destroys garage

Fire destroyed a garage and two vehicles earlier this week in Burr Oak. Firefighters were called around 3 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 500 block of Burrwood Drive and were able to keep fire from entering the home. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, though authorities said the blaze does not appear to be …

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Two dead following fire near Goshen

Authorities say two people were found dead following a fire in northern Indiana. Crews responded early Sunday to a 911 call reporting a fire in Elkhart County, near Goshen. Crews from four departments worked to extinguish the blaze. The Concord Township Fire Department says one person from the home was safe after the fire. Names of the dead weren’t immediately …

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Train strikes car in Three Rivers

One person suffered minor injuries earlier this week when his vehicle was struck by a train at Hoffman Street in Three Rivers. The crash occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday, when the front of the westbound car was struck by the train. The driver was taken to Three Rivers Health for treatment. Additional information about the driver was not available from …

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Motel fire displaces families

Ten families were displaced after a New Year’s Eve fire about 8:45 p.m. at the Tower Motel, on North U.S. 131 in White Pigeon. First-arriving personnel found smoke coming from the eves of the building. The fire was confined to the attic area. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, as fire personnel were scheduled …

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Multiple injuries in Sherman Township crash

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a two-car crash that occurred last week in Sherman Township. Deputies were called at 8:20 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Shimmel and Featherstone roads. Upon further investigation, they found that an eastbound car on Featherstone Road did not stop at the intersection and was struck by a pickup heading south on Shimmel Road. Three people …

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Cass County accident sends woman to hospital

A Cassopolis woman was injured in a one-vehicle, rollover accident last week in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1 p.m. Dec. 24 to Dailey Road, south of Jefferson Center Street. Behnke said Nicole Miller, 23, was driving south on Dailey Road when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving. Her car went …

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Two injured in snowmobile accident

Two people were injured in a snowmobiling accident Wednesday night in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke’s office reported the incident happened after 8 p.m. on M-217 north of Wayne Street. Eric Black, 42, of Union, was reportedly northbound in a field east of M-217 when he lost control of his snowmobile, which resulted in him being thrown off and caused …

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Multiple injuries in buggy crash

Six people were injured after the buggy in which they were riding was struck by a pickup last week in Leonidas Township. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred Friday in the 52000 block of Correll Road. Two adults and four children in the buggy were transported to Kalamazoo for treatment of their injuries. The 55-year-old driver of the pickup was …

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Man injured Cass County accident

Cass County emergency crews responded last week to an accident with injuries in Calvin Township. According to a department media release, 50-year-old Thomas Wagers of Vandalia was driving west on Chain Lake Street shortly before 5 p.m. Friday when his vehicle ran off the roadway. The vehicle went into a ditch, struck a driveway embankment and rolled over. Wagers was …

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Elkhart man died in Cass County crash

An Elkhart man died Tuesday morning following a single-vehicle accident on icy roads in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 5 a.m. to the area of Mason Street and Union Road in response to a rollover accident. Upon arrival, deputies found 48-year-old Daniel Staley had lost control of his vehicle and it left …

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