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Two die in rural Colon crash

Following an incident in Branch County Sunday afternoon, a 38 year old male from Colon was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 33000 block of Wattles Road, when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road and struck a 53 year old female who was mowing her lawn. After striking the female, the vehicle …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Three Rivers police last week arrested a woman on felony drug charges following a traffic stop on South Hooker Avenue. According to a department media release, the woman’s vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation in the early morning hours Friday near Buck Street after it was observed driving through neighborhoods with no clear direction or purpose, authorities said. The …

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Vacant home damaged in fire

Investigators from Michigan State Police were at the scene of a house fire early Friday in White Pigeon Township. Authorities said the fire, at 20250 Fawn River Road, was reported by a passerby just before 2 a.m. No injuries were reported. Officials said the home had been vacant for several years, with no utilities connected. Under those circumstances, investigators termed …

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County nominations and appointments

Nominations and appointments to different boards were made Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Board received three new members: John Dobberteen, Don Eaton and Janet Bermingham. Meanwhile, Sturgis resident Tim Carmichael was reappointed. Additionally, the county’s Transportation Authority Board appointees were Allen Balog, Charles Thompson, Bruce Zakrzewski, Connie Stoppenbach, Kelli Tackett, Marvin Schneider and …

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Non-motorized improvements coming to Constantine

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett said the municipality is not in compliance with a state law covering expenditures for non-motorized improvements. Non-motorized transportation is a critical element in the transportation system and increases mobility choices, relieves traffic congestion, reduces air pollution and fuel consumption and promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles, he said. The state defines non-motorized primarily as pedestrians, …

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Man injured in crash

A Vandalia man suffered minor injuries after his vehicle struck a deer then went off the roadway in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 21-year-old Devin Todd was driving east on Calvin Hill Road near Kensington Road shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday. Todd’s vehicle struck a deer then several trees after leaving the road. Todd, who was the only occupant …

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