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Serious injuries in Burr Oak accident

A 21-year-old Sturgis man suffered serious injuries following a one-vehicle accident last week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not stated in a department media release, was driving north on M-66 when he attempted to reach an item in the vehicle and lost control. The Jeep veered off the right side of the road …

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Asleep driver causes accident

A driver who police said fell asleep at the wheel caused a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Constantine man was northbound on U.S. 131 when the vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a SUV driven by a 31-year-old Three Rivers man. The Constantine man, whose …

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

A Marcellus woman was injured over the weekend after she swerved the car she was driving to avoid striking a deer in the roadway. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Tina Rosen, 43, was driving on McKenzie Street near Lawrence Road in Volinia Township at 7:35 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle. The car rolled over after …

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Fatal house fire in Cass County

A Vandalia woman died in a house fire over the weekend in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies were summoned shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday to the 61000 Block of Lewis Lake Road – four miles west of Jones – in response to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies observed the house was fully engulfed by …

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Woman arrested in alleged stabbing

A 54-year-old Three Rivers woman was taken into custody after she allegedly stabbed a man over the weekend. Three Rivers police said they were called around 10:30 p.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 51-year-old man had been stabbed in the chest. The victim was taken …

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Minor injuries in Cass County crash

Two White Pigeon residents were involved in a traffic accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly before noon Saturday to U.S. 12, just east of M-40, in response to a personal-injury crash. Investigators determined an eastbound vehicle driven by Marlin Bowers, 69, lost control, swerved into the westbound lane and his car …

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One injured in single vehicle crash

A Marcellus man was injured when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree Saturday in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said deputies were dispatched around 2:30 p.m. to M-40, north of Gooding Street. A northbound vehicle driven by 50-year-old Malcom Leo Hudson went out of control due to slick roads and struck a tree head-on. Hudson was transported to Lakeview …

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Fire at Constantine business

An off-duty firefighter driving past Fibre Converters in Constantine Monday afternoon saw smoke coming from the building, and alerted authorities and those at the business. Departments from Constantine, White Pigeon and Fabius-Park were able to contain the fire to a small area. The fire was reported about 2 p. m. and confined to a pump house on the northwest corner …

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Cass woman injured in crash

A 38-year-old Niles woman was treated for head pains after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called to U.S. 12 near Kessington Road shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Underwood said Melissa Ogorman, 45, of Lake Odessa, was driving west on U.S. 12 when she slowed …

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Man hospitalized after being hit by a car

A 43-year-old Burr Oak man is in stable condition after he was struck by a car over the weekend in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s officials said 56-year-old Kevin Mayer, of Sturgis, was driving north on Burr Oak Road shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday when he was unable to avoid striking Ricaurte Hernandez, who was lying in the roadway, south of …

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