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Leonidas man injured in crash

A 25-year-old Leonidas man was injured over the weekend after he was in a crash. Sheriff’s deputies said Isaac Eicher was driving north on Farrand Road in Colon Township, where he lost control of his vehicle shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle rolled over and struck a tree. Eicher was extricated from the vehicle. Investigators said he was not …

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Railroad crossing closure will cause detour

The Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to alert the public about a railroad crossing closure in Cass County starting next week. MDOT said the crossing on M-216 in the village of Marcellus will be undergoing repairs by Canadian National Railway beginning Monday. Due to the scope of work, the project will not be completed until Aug. 10. The posted detour …

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CMH looking for public input

Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County is looking for comments and feedback regarding its plan to apply for a substance-abuse license through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. If approved, the license will allow the agency to provide assessment, referral, outpatient, individual, group sessions, case management, early intervention, integrated treatment, peer support, recovery …

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Inmate who killed 2 was facing major charges

Records show a jail inmate who killed two bailiffs at a southwestern Michigan courthouse was locked up on major felony charges. State police records say Larry Darnell Gordon was charged in April with criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping. Authorities say the 44-year-old inmate overpowered a sheriff’s deputy at the Berrien County courthouse Monday, took his …

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Police department changes pursuit policy after fatal crash

A southwestern Michigan police department has changed its policy on pursuits after a motorist was killed after her vehicle was hit by another car fleeing police. Portage’s public safety Director Richard White tells WOOD-TV his department is no longer chasing motorists for minor offenses. Officers still will chase violent felons and drivers posing threats to the public. White says: “I …

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Chambers cancels Treasures event

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce will have to delay the fourth annual “Treasures of St. Joseph County” event. Designed after the CBS program, “The Amazing Race,” this year’s Treasures event was supposed to take place this coming Sunday. Chamber CEO Christy Trammell said a re-scheduled date has been tentatively set for Sept. 11. Additional …

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