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Tanker truck driver dies in Cass County crash

Authorities say a tanker truck driver is dead following a crash in southwestern Michigan that prompted an evacuation of the nearby area. The Cass County sheriff’s department says 60-year-old Charles Edwards of Berrien Springs was pronounced dead at the scene of the early Thursday crash in Howard Township. Authorities say the truck was hauling gasoline and ended up on its …

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Burr Oak police chief returned to work

Burr Oak Police Chief Cynthia Miller returned to work Tuesday following a three-day suspension. Miller was disciplined last week for what officials say was insubordination. Village trustee Tabitha Hines, who chairs the village’s police committee, informed Miller she would be off for three days without pay. The suspension period began Thursday and concluded Monday. Because it is considered a personnel …

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Woman found dead in Three Rivers hotel

A 55 year old female was found dead in bed earlier today at the America’s Best Value Inn. An autopsy has been scheduled to assist in determining the cause of death. As of now, this death is classified as suspicious and anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Three Rivers Police Department with any information.

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Reward offered for cemetery damage information

Damage at Oaklawn Cemetery in the city of Sturgis last weekend is estimated to be in excess of $50,000. The Sturgis Police Department said the majority of headstones destroyed or damaged date to the 1800s and are expensive to replace. Investigators said the incident occurred at some point between Friday night and 5 p.m. Sunday. The City of Sturgis is offering …

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Fallen limb causes crash

Heavy winds last weekend led to a one-vehicle crash that injured a White Pigeon woman. State police officials said the woman was traveling around 4:45 p.m. Saturday eastbound in the 10000 block of Barker Road when a limb fell across the road. The driver, whose name and age were not available, was unable to stop and her vehicle struck the …

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Authorities: 2 suspected in robberies in 3 states arrested

Authorities say two people suspected in robberies in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan have been taken into custody following a traffic stop. The Steuben County sheriff’s department in Indiana says 32-year-old John Morgan and 29-year-old Nickole Collins were arrested early Monday near Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio. They’re awaiting extradition to Branch County, Michigan, where Morgan faces charges including bank robbery …

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