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Cass County crash

Four people were injured in a 2-car crash Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of M-40 and US-12 in Porter Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne Hammons, age 52, of Cicero, Indiana stopped his vehicle on US-12 with the intention of changing lanes. A second vehicle, driven by 18-year-old Laurana Cook of White Pigeon, rear-ended the Hammons vehicle. …

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New state map is available

The new State of Michigan map is out, featuring Belle Isle on the Detroit River as a state park for the very first time. The Michigan Department of Transportation has posted the 2014 state transportation map online while paper versions of the map will be available free of charge at all Michigan Welcome Centers and M-DOT offices. In addition to …

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Out and About – Week of May 19th

Whenever someone I admire passes away, I try to mention them in this column. I take their passing with considerable difficulty, and I’m not embarrassed to share my feelings. I know and admire quite a few people. I respect what they do for the betterment of us all and enjoy making my admiration for them known. I’ve learned a valuable …

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Air quality good

A test measuring air quality in a section of the St. Joseph County Courthouse has found no measurable traces of hazardous particulates. The finding in the courts building was presented earlier this month by county administrator Pat Yoder. He said the report showed offices in the courthouse maintain a cool temperature during hot summer days, even when humidity is excessive. …

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Crash in Sturgis Township

One person was injured Monday night in a 2-car crash west of Sturgis. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Samantha Keesler of LaGrange was southbound on Shimmel Road, stopped at the US-12 intersection, then pulled onto the highway, and collided with an eastbound vehicle. That car was driven by Christopher Reynier, age 31, of Three Rivers. Reynier’s …

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Man killed in crash

A Three Rivers man was killed Sunday evening in a single-car crash in Park Township. David Boring, 39, died following the incident at 7:50 p.m. last night on Buckhorn Road, north of Heimbach Road. Sheriff’s deputies said Boring was traveling north on Buckhorn Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Boring was pronounced dead at the …

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Crash sends two to hospital

A personal-injury crash last week in Cass County sent two men to the hospital. Sheriff Joe Underwood said a car driven by 53-year-old Michael Dudkiewicz, was heading north shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday on Baldwin Prairie Road in Porter Township, when he swerved to miss a deer, police said. Dudkiewicz, of Vandalia, lost control of the vehicle near Chapel Hill …

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More than a dozen arrests

Enhanced patrol for criminal and motor-vehicle violations netted more than a dozen arrests last week in Constantine Township. Law-enforcement personnel from six different agencies focused their attention on U.S. 131 Wednesday and Thursday. During the two-day patrol, officers made 89 contacts, making 13 arrests and issuing 19 citations. Arrests were made for various charges, including drug possession, firearm violations, misdemeanor …

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Searching for new principal

The search for a new principal at Three Rivers High School is expected to step up at the end of the week. Superintendent Roger Rathburn said current principal Jean Logan, who will take over the district’s top post July 1 – will play an integral part in her successor. Rathburn said Logan has had her hands full with end-of-the-year activities. …

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Trooper on administrative leave

A veteran trooper with the Michigan State Police is on paid administrative leave, as an investigation into his conduct during an April traffic stop is under review. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said he is hopeful that the 19-year member of the state police force, will be removed from duty following the April 15 stop. In a letter to …

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