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No injuries in collision

Sheriff’s officials responded to a three vehicle collision Thursday in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, a 22-year-old Vandalia man was driving west on U.S. 12 when he entered a white-out section. The man unknowingly crossed the centerline and stopped his vehicle in the shoulder of the eastbound lane. An eastbound semi, driven by a 45-year-old man from …

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One injured in crash

An Indiana man was taken to the hospital after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident Thursday in Park Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the 51-year-old man was attempting to cross U.S. 131 from Heimbach Road, when his pickup was struck by a southbound semi. The force of the collision tore the bed from the cab …

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Man injured in ATV accident

An Illinois man sustained serious injuries last weekend following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Colon Township. State police said Nicholas Leth, 25, of Palos Heights, Ill., was driving the four-wheel ATV on the ice-covered Palmer Lake at 5:10 p.m. Saturday when he lost control and it flipped over, landing on top of him. Leth sustained injuries to his …

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Fire destroys garage

A standalone garage was destroyed by fire last week in Lockport Township. Fire officials said the blaze was reported shortly before noon Friday at a residence on Schweitzer Road. Cause of the blaze remains under investigation. No injuries were reported and no other building was damaged.

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Garage damaged in fire

Fire heavily damaged a garage and caused minor damage to a home early Saturday in Constantine Township. Firefighters were called to the 64000 block of Youngs Prairie Road about 12:30 a.m. They arrived to find flames coming from the garage. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and began protecting the home, located about 10 feet away. No injuries were …

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Accidental shooting under investigation

A 60-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the leg Tuesday in Constantine Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 10000 block of New England Road shortly before 5 a.m. to find the man in stable condition He was transferred by LifeCare Ambulance to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo for further treatment. Additional details were not available, as the …

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TR Fire Department responds to residential fire

Three Rivers Firefighters responded to a blaze Wednesday morning on East Michigan Avenue. The incident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at a residence in the 400 block of the city street. Additional details about the extent of damage and whether anyone was hurt were not available by Wednesday afternoon.

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One injured in crash US 131

A two-vehicle collision last week on U.S. 131 in Park Township sent an Indiana man to the hospital and closed the northbound lane for more than four hours. State police said a semi driven by Hector Fuentes, of Comstock Park, was heading west off Heimbach Road when he pulled into the path of a northbound U.S. 131 vehicle driven by …

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No injures following Three Rivers house fire

No injuries were reported during a house fire earlier this week in the city of Three Rivers. The fire department responded to 424 Fourth Ave. at 9 p.m. Wednesday to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story structure. Crews had the fire under control in 20 minutes. Fifteen firefighters responded and were on the scene for approximately two-and-a-half hours. A …

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Two children die in Three Rivers fire

Investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire in a Three Rivers mobile home that killed two young boys on Wednesday. Antonisha Winters lost her four and two-year-old sons in the blaze on the west side of the city. Firefighters found the bodies of the boys in a badly-burned bedroom shortly after arriving on the scene. The children …

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