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White Pigeon home damaged in fire

Smoke detectors were credited for alerting a family that a fire had started in their home early Monday in White Pigeon Township. Firefighters were called to the 68000 block of Sevison Road around 1:30 a.m. They arrived to find smoke coming from the eves and a small fire near the front door. Three occupants, a husband, wife and 6-month-old child, …

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Traffic stop leads to arrests

Two Sturgis men were arrested last weekend after a traffic stop in LaGrange County. Juan Aguilar-Reyes, 18, and Anthony Sandoval, 19, were stopped around 8 p.m. Saturday. Sheriff ’s deputies said Aguilar-Reyes has never obtained a driver’s license. A case of beer was found in the vehicle during the stop and both men were arrested for minor in possession. Aguilar-Reyes …

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2nd person dies following I-94 pileups

Authorities say a second person has died following a series of crashes along snowy Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan earlier this month. State police First Lt. Dale Hinz tells the Kalamazoo Gazette that 54-year-old driver Andrew Griesemer of the Detroit suburb of Northville died Sunday at a hospital in Kalamazoo. His mother, 78-year-old Carol Griesemer of Northville, was a passenger …

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Citations expected in series of crashes on I-94

Authorities say drivers found at fault in a series of crashes that left one woman dead and about a dozen-and-a-half people injured along Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan are expected to be issued citations. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the Michigan State Police are early in their investigation into the Sunday afternoon pileup near the Van Buren County community of Hartford. …

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Two injured in Cass County crash

Two people were injured in an automobile accident this week in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called to Marcellus Hwy, west of Sunset Drive, shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. Deputies indicated 20-year-old Brooke Johnson, of Schoolcraft, was driving west on Marcellus Highway when she lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle swerved into the eastbound lane and …

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Woman arrested following traffic stop

State police arrested a 31-year-old Indiana woman for alleged drunken driving following a traffic stop over the weekend in White Pigeon Township. Authorities said a motorist phoned police at 7:15 a.m. Sunday to report a vehicle with two flattened tires traveling east on U.S. 12 in the village of White Pigeon. The caller indicated the vehicle was not staying in …

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