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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A Vicksburg resident was injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said the 47-year-old victim was driving north on U.S. 131 at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, when he was distracted by another motorist at the M-60 eastbound intersection. The motorcycle driver failed to negotiate the curve, and the motorcycle went off the roadway and overturned. …

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Education bill goes to House floor

The House Education Reform Committee has approved legislation by state Rep. Aaron Miller, expanding post-secondary education and dual-enrollment options for high school students. Miller said lawmakers should allow students the best education options to help them build their own future. He said legislators should do what’s best for all students who live within a reasonable distance from the state line. The …

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One injured in accident

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said a 16-year-old Cassopolis youth was injured this week in a single-vehicle accident. He said a car driven by Davonte Gouins was on Brownsville Road when the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Gouins was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital for his injuries. Speed is believed to be a …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A Middlebury, Ind., man was arrested on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop last week in Fabius Township. Three Rivers police said officers were notified at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 about a reckless driver on U.S. 131 near Hoffman Road. K-9 Jake responded to the scene of a traffic stop and reacted to the possible presence of narcotics. A search …

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Eviction proceedings begin for Sturgis tenant

The executive director of Maple Towers Apartments said eviction proceedings are underway against a tenant identified as the source of a cockroach infestation at the Sturgis facility. Jamie Blasius said the eviction is the last resort and comes after every option to work with the fifth-floor tenant was exercised. During Tuesday’s Sturgis Housing Commission meeting at Maple Towers, Blasius said …

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ATV stolen from Park business

State police investigators are looking into the theft of a John Deere all-terrain vehicle from a Park Township business. According to a department media release, the theft occurred between 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Monday from the 16000 block of Heimbach Road. The 2011 Gator is green and black, with yellow seats. The suspect gained access by opening a …

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DNR notes increase in deer observed

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has compiled information deer hunters may find helpful before they hit the field this fall. This year, both the overall number of fawns seen, and the number of twins and triplets across the state has increased. In addition to an increase in the number of fawns being reported, the overall number of deer being …

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Boat stolen in Constantine

A fishing boat was reported stolen earlier this week from a Constantine Township location. State police said the theft was reported at 1:20 p.m. Sunday from the 14000 block of Timm Road. The vessel is described as a 1992 Bass Tracker aluminum bass boat with a 40-horsepower Mercury outboard motor. It is 16 feet in length. Investigators said the watercraft …

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Boy injured in ATV incident

A 6-year-old Colon Township boy was airlifted to the hospital after suffering an injury on an all-terrain vehicle. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Benjamin O’Connell was driving the vehicle up a dirt hill at 11 a.m. Sunday in the 60000 block of Farrand Road in Colon Township. The ATV turned on its side as it made its way …

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Miller supports plan to cut auto insurance rates

State Rep. Aaron Miller has joined a bipartisan coalition to dramatically cut auto-insurance costs for drivers in Michigan. Miller supports legislation that will lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan by offering motorists more coverage options, reining in medical costs and fighting abuse. He said Michigan’s current auto no-fault system simply is not working. Michigan’s average full coverage auto …

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