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Investigation continues in fatal accident

No new information is available regarding a fatal motorcycle accident last week in Burr Oak Township St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies are continuing their investigation into Thursday’s incident involving 29-year-old Joseph Hice, who lost control of his motorcycle shortly after 11 p.m. at Witt Lake and Robinson roads. Hice was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies said an initial …

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Commission expected to approve grant request

St. Joseph County Commissioners this week are expected to approve a letter of support for a grant to be submitted by the county’s conservation district. During last week’s Executive Committee meeting, commissioners fielded a request from conservation district director Carolyn Grace. She sought and ultimately received the backing of county commissioners for a tally of road crossings she and her …

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Local residents participate in immigrant demonstration

About 80 residents gathered Thursday at Free Church Park in Sturgis to participate in “A Day Without Immigrants,” a nationwide demonstration to draw attention to contributions of immigrants to business and culture. The local demonstration was part of a movement that occurred throughout the U.S., in which immigrants were urged to stay home from work or school, close their businesses …

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Motorcycle crash near Mendon

A Centreville man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Mendon Township. 20-year-old Russell McKeehan III was riding his cycle southbound on Nottawa Road, when a car turned in front of him at the intersection of Simpson Road. That vehicle was driven by a 41-year-old Mendon woman, who identity was not released by state police. McKeehan, who …

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Fatal crash near Burr Oak

A Burr Oak resident died late Thursday night in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Witt Lake and Robinson Roads. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Joseph Leo-Thomas Hice. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Seasonal road restrictions in effect

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced the implementation of seasonal speed and weight restrictions went into effect this week. As a result, a 35 percent reduction in truckloads and adherence to a speed of 35 miles per hour – depending on truck size and axle spacing – is being enforced on two dozen all-season county roads. The 35 …

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