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Man injured in crash

A Decatur man was injured after he fell asleep at the wheel and was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 25-year-old Douglas McIntyre was driving north on Decatur Road at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when he fell asleep and his car went off the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree. McIntyre was treated …

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Commissioners approve finance plan for parks

A plan to finance the cost of major projects at three county parks was approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. The resolution calls for a $1.4 million internal loan from the county’s Delinquent Tax Fund, with an annual interest rate of four-tenths of a percent. As a result, Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, …

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Sturgis teacher waived preliminary hearing

A Sturgis teacher accused of have a sexual relationship with a student waived his preliminary hearing in court last week. Keith Lang remains free after posting $150,000 bond. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough charged Lang with one count of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity, one count of using a computer to commit a crime, one count of …

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Woman injured in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to U.S. 131 near Eagley Road, where a car driven by 26-year-old Gina Huser left the roadway, struck several tress and flipped onto its top. The car was heading north …

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Sturgis business suffers second fire

For the second time in two days, the Sturgis Fire Department responded Wednesday to Cobalt Holdings. Fire officials said crews reported 20-foot flames emitting from a trailer on the north end of the business, located at 1111 N. Centerville Road. The source of the fire appeared to be recycled tire material and metal within the trailer. Crews were on scene …

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Names of attempted murder suspects released

The names of three men charged with attempted murder during an incident last weekend in Three Rivers have been released by authorities. Antonio Slater, 33, of Three Rivers, was arrested Sunday with 19-year-old Dondre Slater of Elkhart and 20-year-old Tremell Slater of Middlebury. Their arrests stem from a call to the 200 block of River Drive in Three Rivers, where …

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