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Children overcome by exhaust fumes

Medics from the Tri Township Fire Department and Lifecare Ambulance personnel treated two Coldwater children who were overcome by exhaust fumes over the weekend in Fawn River Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called at 11:50 a.m. Saturday to Sweet Lake Trailer Park on U.S. 12 in response to two children who had stopped breathing. …

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Ballot language submitted to ease absentee voting rule

An effort is underway to allow Michigan voters to cast an absentee ballot for any or no reason. A coalition that includes civil libertarians and political activists filed ballot language Monday with the state. If approved, the next step would be a campaign to collect 316,000 signatures to get the issue on the fall ballot. The proposed amendment to Michigan’s …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a two-vehicle accident that occurred last week in Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3 p.m. Thursday to the 17000 block of Chain Lake Street. Investigators said a 16-year old Cassopolis girl lost control of her car while driving eastbound and came upon a patch of ice. Her vehicle crossed …

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Police investigate Sturgis break in

State police are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this week in Sturgis Township. Troopers were called Monday to the Memory Lane trailer park, in the 25000 block of U.S. 12, where a residence was burglarized between 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. A laptop computer and undisclosed amount of money were stolen during the break in, according to …

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One injured in Cass County crash

An Edwardsburg man was injured after he was involved in a one-car accident this week in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday to Cassopolis Road, near Grange Street. Investigators said 27-year-old Darol Bussen of Edwardsburg was driving south on Cassopolis Road when he lost control of his vehicle and it struck …

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Police search for car involved in hit and run

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a hit-and-run incident that occurred last weekend in Flowerfield Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday to Flatbush Road, where a northbound passenger car crossed the center line and struck a southbound car just south of Floating Bridge Road. The northbound car continued on Flatbush Road without stopping, …

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Cass County arrests break in suspects

Cass County deputies assisted a local police agency in a breaking-and-entering incident that was reported to be in progress. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 2:30 a.m. Thursday to assist Silver Creek Township Police Department. It had responded to a suspicious vehicle near the 31000 Block of Magician Lake Terrace and at the location of a house that …

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County commission honors Balog

A veteran member of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners was recognized by his peers this week. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, board chairman Dennis Allen presented Allen Balog with a plaque and accolades recognizing Balog’s two-year stint as board chairman. Allen said Balog, 61, was worthy of the recognition. The plaque issued to Balog read: “Presented to Allen …

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Police investigate meth lab

State police investigators are looking into the discovery of a methamphetamine lab over the weekend in Mendon Township. According to a department media release, troopers were made aware of the lab Saturday afternoon after it was discovered by children playing in the area of Wakeman and River Run roads. The children took home what they thought was suspicious trash and …

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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Volinia Township. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to Marcellus Highway, where a pickup driven by 56-year-old Carl Shelby Jr., 56, was heading east when it was struck by a westbound car that had lost control on an icy patch of …

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