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Woman injured in crash

A Kalamazoo woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Fabius Township. Carissa Jones, 18, was driving north on Day Road at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle in the 57000 block, near Dutch Settlement Road. Jones had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center. She was …

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Constantine gets new fire truck

The Constantine Fire Department last week took delivery of its newest equipment addition, a 2016 Rosenbauer pumper/tanker fire truck. The truck has a 3,000-gallon water capacity. It replaces a 1993 truck that had a 1,000-gallon tank. Cost of the new truck is $315,000. Its expense will be shared by the village of Constantine, Constantine Township and Florence Township. The truck …

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist from Mendon was injured after his bike was struck by a car at an intersection last week in Sherman Township. Sheriff’s officials said Mark Stephenson, 63, was riding on Shimmel Road around 10 p.m. Thursday, when a car driven by a 16-year-old boy from Troy failed to stop at the Featherstone Road intersection. Stephenson was transported to Borgess …

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Mendon couple injured in car crash

A Mendon couple was injured over the weekend after their vehicle was struck by a car in Kalamazoo County. The incident occurred at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Eighth Street and West S Avenue in Texas Township. Investigators said a 61-year-old Texas Township woman was driving east on West S Avenue when she disregarded a stop sign …

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Flowerfield agrees to stay with TR/Marcellus ambulance services

Flowerfield Township has agreed to retain the services of Three Rivers Fire and Marcellus fire departments for its ambulance service. A split vote on the matter occurred during a special meeting Tuesday. Township supervisor Carroll Parmeter suggested switching the service to Pride Care based on what he said amounted to a one-year cost increase of more than 2,000 percent proposed …

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Couple injured in boat explosion

A White Pigeon couple was injured after the boat on which they were riding over the weekend in Berrien County exploded. According to MLive Media Group, 63-year-old Kenneth Warren and Barbara Warren, 61, were aboard a 26-foot boat at Eagle Pointe Harbor Marina near the mouth of the St. Joseph River when the engine exploded around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Kenneth …

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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two Niles residents were hospitalized after the motorcycle on which they were riding was struck by a vehicle over the weekend in Flowerfield Township. Sheriff’s department deputies were called around 4:30 p.m. Sunday to M-216 near Creglow Road, where the motorcycle being ridden by Thomas and Vickie Spain, both 52, was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Jeep was …

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Fire truck discussion on Constantine agenda

Members of the Constantine Village Council have a relatively short agenda tonight. Two action items are included: discussions on the potential purchase of a new fire truck and an update on the village golf outing. The meeting begins at 7 o’clock at the municipal office.

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Three arrested after heroin overdose

Three area residents were arrested in connection with the heroin overdose of a Three Rivers man. According to a media release from the Three Rivers Police Department, a 28-year-old man was found unresponsive Friday evening at a residence in the 300 block of Heather Lane. Medical personnel were called after he had quit breathing. Upon further investigation, authorities found a …

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Motorcycle crash injures Ohio man

An Ohio man was injured after he was involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Florence Township. Sheriff’s officials said David Cathcart, of Chagrin Falls, was riding his motorcycle at 5:25 p.m. on Mintdale Road, when he misjudged a curve in the roadway west of Sevison Road and drove into a field. Cathcart was treated at the scene …

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