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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Three Indiana residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday to Quaker Street, near Savage Road. Investigators said 20-year-old Elkhart resident Colin Schieber was driving eastbound on Quaker Street, when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to go into …

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Woman injured in motorcycle crash

A Cassopolis woman was injured after she was involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. Monday to Day Lake Road, near Jeffries Street. Behnke said a motorcycle driven by Debra Hartline, 51, was heading north on Day Lake Road when she attempted to pass a …

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Man dies in motorcycle crash

A Dowagiac man died in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Cass County’s Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 5:30 a.m. Monday to Calvin Hill Street near North Shore Drive. An initial investigation shows a truck was turning out of a driveway to go west on Calvin Hill Street when it was struck by an eastbound …

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No charges in fatal chase after Michigan gun shop burglary

A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against sheriff’s deputies after three suspects they were chasing died following a gun shop burglary in southwestern Michigan. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic announced the results of his review Monday. A break-in was reported early April 15 at the Black Arsenal Gun Store. A witness described an SUV leaving the scene and …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A 29-year-old White Pigeon man was arrested after fleeing from police last week. Constantine police said its officers attempted Friday to stop a driver for an equipment violation. The man disregarded police orders to pull over and fled onto Youngs Prairie Road before turning onto Peck Academy Road. His vehicle crashed at the intersection of Peck Academy and Millers Mill …

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Cause of Mendon fire still unknown

Two victims of a house fire last week in Mendon Township were migrant farm workers. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the cause of the blaze might never be known due to extensive damage to the house in Mendon Township. The home was owned by an area dairy farm, according to Lillywhite. Lillywhite said other occupants of the farmhouse …

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Men face court hearings in connection to cemetery vandalism

Two men have been arrested in connection with damage earlier this year at a cemetery in Coldwater. The Daily Reporter in Coldwater reports that 19-year-old William Vanness and 20-year-old Christopher Palmerton, Jr. are charged with conspiracy to maliciously damage property and malicious damage to tombstones. The newspaper reports that 125 tombstones and grave markers were damaged in March at Oak Grove …

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Body of missing White Pigeon man washes ashore in Berrien County

A body that has washed ashore in southwestern Michigan has been identified as that of a man who went missing from a marina earlier this month. The Benton Township Police Department says the body found along the Lake Michigan shoreline Friday morning was that of Ralph Ford of White Pigeon. He was last seen April 10 on his dock at …

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Two dead in house fire near Mendon

Two men died early Wednesday in a house fire in the 53000 block of Silver Street in Mendon Township. Authorities said one body was found in the basement, the other on the first floor. Michigan State Police investigators said the cause of the fire is undetermined. Identities of the two men have not been released, pending notification of next of …

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Constantine looks to place school resource officer

Constantine municipal officials plan to work with the local school district to install a resource officer at Constantine schools on a full-time basis. Village manager Mark Honeysett said he has had conversations with superintendent Steve Wilson and a representative from Michigan Fraternal Order of Police, and plans are to draft a contract to provide an officer for the position. If …

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