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Faulty cord responsible for fire

A faulty extension cord is believed to have been responsible for starting a fire last weekend in Sturgis. Sturgis fire officials said the blaze was reported at 9:50 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of South Monroe Street. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed smoke emitting from two second-floor bedrooms. The victims told firefighters they attempted to extinguish the fire on their …

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River cleanup schedule

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has announced its 2014 river cleanup schedule. Jen Miller, administrator of the Centreville-based agency, said there will be fewer cleanups this year, as eight per summer the past three summers seemed to limit the number of volunteers. The fourth season of the cleanup project starts Saturday on the Fawn River in White Pigeon Township, …

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Need more information about woodburners

White Pigeon village officials have deferred a matter regarding outdoor, wood-burning boilers until more information can be gathered by a council member and zoning official. A month after village council member Shireen Cline raised health-related concerns about the devices, the panel on Wednesday agreed to have Cline meet with Doug Kuhlman, zoning administrator for the village. The two will review …

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Foamover occurrence

The Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant has reported a foamover occurrence took place last week. Plant officials said the incident was noticed around 7:30 a.m. Friday and had occurred the night before. The foam retention pond held in 12,000 gallons of foam, preventing the foam from entering storm sewers. The matter was deemed to have been human error, as it …

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Missing person found

A person considered by authorities to be suicidal was found after a rigorous search in Cass County Wednesday morning and afternoon. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his office was advised around 7:30 in the morning of a missing suicidal subject in the 65000 block of North Peninsula Drive in Porter Township. Deputies were made aware that the subject had taken a …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Two White Pigeon men were involved in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday in White Pigeon Township. State police said Christopher Shuman, 19, was driving westbound around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday on Indian Prairie Road when he lost control of his SUV, crossed over the centerline and off the roadway. In correcting the situation, Shuman returned to the proper lane but the vehicle …

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Safe sleep for infants

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law requiring hospitals to give materials to new parents about safe sleeping practices for infants. The governor signed the measure Wednesday while being joined by families of infants who died because of unsafe sleep. The law requires hospitals to prescribe a parental acknowledgment form for safe sleep information and to put it in …

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Two charged with drug-related offenses

Two Sturgis men were charged with drug-related offenses after the vehicle they were in was stopped by state police last week in Sherman Township. According to a department media release, the vehicle was stopped around 10 p.m. Friday on Balk Road, not far from Featherstone Road, for defective exhaust. Troopers noticed meth-making ingredients, which they verified after being given consent …

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Task force recognized

St. Joseph County’s Access to Care task force has been recognized as a Home Town hero by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The award is granted to individuals and groups who have worked above and beyond to improve the public’s health. Agency health officer Steve Todd and Three Rivers Health CEO Bill Russell received the award for the task …

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Three hospitalized after crash

Three people were hospitalized following a hit-and-run accident last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said 49-year-old Delbert Raeder of Elkhart was driving east on M-60 around 3 p.m. Sunday, when his vehicle was rear-ended by a newer-model pickup. The force of the contact pushed Raeder’s vehicle off the roadway and into the front deck of …

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