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Woman seriously injured in Mottville crash

An Elkhart County woman suffered serious injuries this week after her vehicle crashed into a plow truck in Mottville Township. State police said Jessica Stouder, 21, of Middlebury, was driving on M-103 around 8:20 p.m. Monday when she lost control of her vehicle just north of the Indiana state line and it crashed into an oncoming Michigan Department of Transportation …

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Glen Oaks receives ambulance for training

Glen Oaks Community College is the recipient of an ambulance that will assist students in emergency training, thanks to a donation from LifeCare Ambulance Service of Battle Creek. Glen Oaks President David Devier said the college recently partnered with Michiana Healthcare to offer Medical First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician courses. The ambulance, he said, will provide these students with …

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Minor injuries in single vehicle crash

A Marcellus woman suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a one-vehicle crash this week. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded to Miller Rod, north of Dutch Settlement Road, around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Deputies reported that Tamara Heino, 31, was driving south on Miller Road when she ran off the roadway on the right side and into a row of …

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Fire truck tips over on icy southern Michigan road

Four firefighters have suffered scrapes and bruises after their rig tipped over on an icy southern Michigan road. WZZM-TV and WWMT-TV report that the crew was headed to a house fire Sunday afternoon in Battle Creek when the truck rolled onto its side. The firefighters were temporarily trapped inside the vehicle. They were taken later to an area hospital for …

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House fire in Constantine a total loss

Investigators from the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s office were back at the scene of a fire Tuesday that destroyed a home in the 13000 block of Riverside Drive in Constantine Township earlier this week. Authorities said the cause of the fire was accidental, possibly from a candle. Constantine firefighters were called to the home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. First-arriving …

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Two injured in single vehicle crash

Two Sturgis residents sought medical treatment after they were involved in a one-vehicle accident this week in Fawn River Township. State police said 51-year-old Frank Carney was driving west on U.S. 12 at 3:15 p.m. Monday when the van he was operating lost control due to road conditions near Plumb School Road. The van, a 2006 Ford Econoline, went off …

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White Pigeon toy and food drive successful

Final numbers are in, and a holiday food and toy drive in White Pigeon benefitted more than 50 area families. Thanks to drives staged on separate Saturdays, enough food and toys were dropped off at Wagoner’s and at Central Elementary School to benefit the large number of families. A check from the White Pigeon Firefighters Association provided the winning classrooms …

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Fill The Fire Truck event successful

White Pigeon Fire Department and area residents have assured that local families will have a happy holiday. Earlier this month, the agency staged its second “Fill The Fire Truck” event. Residents were encouraged to donate non-perishable food items or drop money in a fire boot. White Pigeon postal carriers also assisted by picking up items left at mailboxes. Also, Central …

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100 families to benefit from Firefighters For Santa

For the eighth consecutive year, members of the Three Rivers Fire Department will help bring cheer to the community with the Firefighters For Santa program. Lt./paramedic Dave Crampton said firefighters will deliver food and gifts from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to various locations in the city. Funded through donations from such local businesses as Meijer and Armstrong International, and …

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Business sustains damage in fire

Sturgis firefighters were dispatched to ACM Plastics just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from roof vents at the north end of the plant. All employees existed safely. Due to heavy smoke, crews used a thermal-imaging camera to direct the fire-fight. Damage was contained to a malfunctioning mold heater, while the building sustained …

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