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One injured in Cass County crash

A Three Rivers man was involved in a single-vehicle accident Monday in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly after 11:30 a.m. to the intersection of M-205 and Cassopolis Road in Mason Township. Underwood said 20-year-old Rickey Richards was driving north on M-205 when he lost control of his vehicle. His car ran off the road and …

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Teenager died in crash

An Indiana teenager died in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a car driven by Lucas Lambright, 17, of Millersburg, Ind., was northbound on M-40 shortly before 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Newburg Township. Lambright lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. Lambright’s vehicle ended up in the path of …

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Sturgis officers help kids shop

About 20 Sturgis-area children had their Christmas season brightened Saturday by officers from Sturgis Police Department and Sturgis firefighters. The “Shop With a Hero” event was made possible in part through a donation by Walmart, according to event organizers. Officers pushed shopping carts while children selected gifts for their family members and themselves.

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Man treated after house fire

A Sturgis man was treated for burns and smoke inhalation following a residential fire over the weekend. Sturgis Fire and Rescue units were called at 9 a.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Surprise Street, where a single-family residence was ablaze. An elderly man, identified as the homeowner, was found unconscious inside the residence. He was transported to Sturgis Hospital …

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Firefighters to deliver gifts to children

For the tenth consecutive year, members of the Three Rivers Fire Department and Fabius-Park Fire Department will bring holiday spirit and joy to the community with the “Firefighters For Santa” program. Firefighters will be delivering gifts from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday. The program – funded through donations from local businesses including Meijer, Armstrong International, Three Rivers Schools and numerous …

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Man in critical condition after fire at Michigan ski resort

One of the 12 people injured in a weekend fire at a northern Michigan ski resort is in critical condition. Spectrum Health Butterworth spokeswoman Beth Cranson confirmed David Chauvette’s condition Monday but declined to discuss his specific health problems. A Facebook page created for Chauvette says the Traverse City man suffered smoke inhalation. The fire occurred around 1:30 a.m. Sunday …

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Alcohol a factor in car-bicycle accident

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car-bicycle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 34-year-old James Gould of Three Rivers was bicycling east on Hoffman Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday when his bike was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 73-year-old Fabius Township resident Larry Campbell, according to investigators. The incident occurred just …

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Arson investigation

Indiana State Police are investigating three separate fires they believe were intentionally set in rural northeastern Indiana. Detective David Poe said in a Monday news release that all three fires are “suspicious in nature” and likely set intentionally. The fires were set on a property in rural Howe in LaGrange County. A barn burned down on Feb. 17 and authorities …

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Boy injured in gas can explosion

Three Rivers firefighters and rescue responded Saturday to an incident involving a gasoline can that exploded and injured a Three Rivers boy. Authorities were summoned around 10 a.m. to the area of Enterprise Drive and Lovers Lane, where the victim and a friend were attempting to ignite a fire with gasoline from a can. The can, however, exploded during the …

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Two youngsters injured in fire

Two boys were burned, one seriously, in an incident Saturday morning on the north side of Three Rivers near Enterprise Drive. Details are sketchy regarding the incident, in which the boys were reportedly attempting to start a bonfire. It appears one of the boys may have thrown a gasoline can into the fire, which caused an explosion. One of the …

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