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Respiratory disease hits Michigan

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is warning area residents concerning an outbreak of a respiratory disease known as Human Enterovirus 68, as cases of the illness have been identified in Michigan. Symptoms begin consistent with the onset of a regular cold, but quickly escalate to more serious conditions. Children with colds that quickly develop wheezing, difficulty breathing, fever, a …

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Two injured in crash

  Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident earlier this week in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers police, Warren Rumsey, 92, of Fabius Township, was eastbound on Hoffman Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday and had stopped at a flashing-red signal at North Main Street. Police said Rumsey then proceeded through the intersection, where the rear …

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Accident causes minor injuries

  A two-vehicle accident last week in Mendon Township left four people with minor injuries. Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called at 9 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Silver Street and M-60. A northbound vehicle driven by George Labonte, 79, of Mendon, pulled in front an eastbound SUV driven by Spencer Ford, 29, also of Mendon. …

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Injures after car strikes tree

  Two Sturgis men were injured after they were involved in a traffic accident Monday in Nottawa Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Sturgis resident Charles Smith, was driving east on M-86 when he lost control of his car in the 25000 block. The car left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith and his passenger Michael Wolfinger, …

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Motorcycle accident causes injuries

  An Edwardsburg man was treated for injuries he suffered as the result of a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Cass County. John Janasiak, 55, told sheriff’s officials he was eastbound on Marcellus Highway in Wayne Township around 11:20 a.m. Saturday when he failed to properly negotiate a curve near Glenwood Road. Janasiak drove off the roadway and lost …

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Two-vehicle collision

    Two people sought medical treatment following a two-vehicle collision over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said Keith Vail III, 30, of Niles, was driving west on Calvin Hill Street when he failed to stop at the intersection of Calvin Center Road at 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvin Township. Vail’s vehicle struck a northbound car …

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