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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 12:40 p.m. Monday to the intersection of M-60 and M-40. Investigators said a car driven by 96-year-old Woody James of Three Rivers was eastbound on M-60 when it failed to stop at the M-40 intersection. His …

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Man injured in Cass County accident

A Decatur man was injured in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday to M-51, near Pokagon Street. Investigators said 44-year-old Chad Strehlke was driving north on M-51 and attempted to pass another vehicle. Strehlke, however, lost control of his vehicle and it exited …

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Fugitive arrest in Three Rivers

Three Rivers police officers last week apprehended a fugitive wanted from the Detroit area. According to a department media release, the Romulus Police Department contacted Three Rivers authorities regarding a 23-year-old man wanted on a number of felonies from Wayne County. Romulus officials indicated they had reason to believe the suspect was in Three Rivers. A search warrant was executed …

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Update from Constantine Village Council

Members of the Constantine Village Council have OK’d applications for five commercial medical-marijuana facilities. Approved earlier this month, the medical-marijuana ordinance states the village may assess an annual fee of no more than $5,000 to help defray administrative and enforcement expenses associated with the operation of the facilities. Applications have been accepted for Herbal Advantage Provisioning to establish a provisioning …

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Centreville Village Council update

The Centreville Village Council last week voted to wait a month before appointing a new member. A board seat has been left vacant with the resignation of Ken Griffith. Three candidates submitted a resident-interest form. They are Brandy Eckert, Harlie Sherman and Thomas Hagerman. Council member Jeff Johnson said all candidates have strong credentials but he moved to  appoint Hagerman. …

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Cause of Mottville fire under investigation

The cause of a fire that destroyed a building Sunday night at Fiberglass Composites in Mottville still is undetermined. Investigators from the Michigan State Police were back at the scene Wednesday. Because of extensive damage from the blaze, however, a precise cause cannot be determined, officials said. Investigators said a witness told them the fire was first seen near an …

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Mottville factory damaged in fire

A Mottville Township factory was heavily damaged following a fire that started Sunday night. Fire officials said personnel from nine departments were needed to battle the blaze at Fiberglass Composites on Union Street in Mottville. Authorities said a worker noticed overhead lights flickering around 6:30 p.m., and soon realized the building was ablaze. Firefighters arrived to found 75 percent the …

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SCAN operation results in more than a dozen arrests

St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit members partnered with Michigan Department of Corrections parole and probation employees to conduct a “Night Hawk” operation that resulted in the arrest of 15 people Monday. The operation was conducted to verify compliance with terms of probation. All charges relate to distribution and use of methamphetamine and marijuana. In addition, several suspects had outstanding …

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Former fire chief remembered

The Three Rivers Fire Department is remembering a former chief whose leadership was recalled with high regard. Danny Cross served as chief from 1992 to 2008. He passed away Dec. 8 in Texas following a career that spanned four decades. The 68-year-old Cross was credited for his focus on improving the city’s ambulance service, helping bring the city’s current ladder …

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Man injured when car slid off road

A Niles man was injured after his car went off the road due to icy conditions last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said 56-year-old Walter Langheinrich, of Niles, was driving on Leet Road, north of U.S. 12 at 9 p.m. Thursday, when his vehicle went out of control, struck a mailbox and rolled over. He was extricated from the …

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