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Two injured in Cass County accident

Two Cass County residents were injured following an accident earlier this week in Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Beheke said deputies were called at 6:45 a.m. Monday to M-60 near Monkey Run Road. Investigators found 33-year-old Charles Rosen II and his wife, 24-year-old Natasha Rosen, were traveling west on M-60 when the car experienced some sort of malfunction. Rosen told deputies he …

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Police investigate break in at self-storage facility

State police troopers are advising the public to be aware of a break in at several units at a self-storage facility in Branch County’s Girard Township. The incident occurred between May 18 and 19 at Affordable Storage and Warehouse on Union City Road. Investigators said a number of units were broken in to, though they don’t have a record of …

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Western Michigan woman charged with murder, child abuse

A western Michigan woman is facing charges she abused her infant twin sons, including one who died from his injuries. Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer Mohler of Portage was arrested Tuesday on two counts of first-degree child abuse and one count of felony murder. Her 5-month-old son died Feb. 13, nearly two weeks after emergency teams were called to her home because the …

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Three Rivers Health nurse presented excellence award

A Three Rivers Health nurse has been recognized with an award presented annually to someone dedicated to improving healthcare for women and children. The annual Perinatal Excellence Award was bestowed to Becky Comer at the annual spring conference last month at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Comer is a registered nurse and has worked in …

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Hearing to be held on school board president recall

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald said the St. Joseph County Election Commission will hold a clarity/factual hearing on Statements of Reasons for recall of a Constantine Public Schools Board of Education member. Oswald on Monday said the July 2 hearing will center on John Shuler, school board president. It will take place at 8:15 a.m. in the Probate Courtroom. …

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Fatal crash in Sturgis Township

A 20-year-old Sturgis man was killed Saturday when his motorcycle struck an SUV in the 25000 block of Fawn River Road. Sheriff’s deputies said Juan Aguilar-Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Deputies said Aguilar-Reyes was driving at a high rate of speed east on Fawn River Road. Law-enforcement officials saw …

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Sturgis man injured by gunshot

A 38-year-old Sturgis man was grazed by a gunshot last week at his residence. Sturgis police personnel were called at 12:43 a.m. Friday to the 300 block of South Clay Street in response to shots fired into a residence. The victim was grazed in his head and treated at the scene before he was transported to Sturgis Hospital. No details …

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Centreville takes home state softball title

St. Joseph County is home to a state championship sports team. The Centreville Bulldogs claimed the school’s first-ever state title in softball Saturday by beating No. 2-ranked Coleman High School by a score of 5-to-2. Centreville advanced to the Division 4 title game by topping Unionville-Sebewaing, 4-to-0, Friday. Both games were played in East Lansing at Michigan State University. Centreville, …

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Successful Water Festival concludes

From its opening-night parade Thursday to the event-ending soap box derby Sunday, the 2018 Three Rivers Water Festival will go down in the books as a success. Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christy Trammell said the 62nd annual community celebration got off to a strong start with a parade that was as well-attended as she can remember. …

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Cass County home destroyed by fire

Firefighters from several departments battled an early morning house fire Thursday in Cass County’s Porter Township, just outside Mottville. The fire was reported just after 5:30 a.m., when the residents were awakened by smoke. The occupants and their pets were able to flee the home, which was declared a complete loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this …

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