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Railroad crossing work will cause detours

Michigan Department of Transportation has announced the closing of two routes in the Three Rivers area, with the first project starting next week. MDOT officials said the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing on South Main Street – between Michigan and Pearl streets – will be closed starting Monday for repairs. The week-long project will include reconstruction of the single-track crossing. Then, …

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Multiple vehicle crash in Cass County

Cass County emergency personnel responded earlier this week to a three-vehicle accident in Jefferson Township. Deputies were called at 5:15 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Dailey Road and Jefferson Township. Investigators found that a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Daquan Brown of Elkhart was heading south on Dailey Road when it failed to stop at the intersection. Brown’s vehicle was …

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Benefit ride raised money for breast cancer services

More than 200 people came out to Hamilton Harley-Davidson earlier this month for the 13th annual Breast Cancer Benefit Ride. The 78-mile ride helped raise $10,500. The day also included games, raffles and a silent auction. Sponsored by the Heritage Trail HOG Chapter in partnership with Hamilton Harley- Davidson, the fundraiser helps provide free breast exams, Pap smears and vein …

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Community Health Agency recommends cancer screenings

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency urges residents to talk to their doctor about preventative screening related to colorectal cancer, which is the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. Screening can find precancerous polyps that can be removed before they turn into cancer. According to Yvonne Atwood, director of personal health and disease prevention, screening also helps find colorectal …

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Three people died in Park crash

A 52-year-old Kalamazoo man was one of three people killed in a car-versus-semi accident last week on U.S. 131 in Park Township. Names of the victims have not yet been released but sheriff’s deputies said the driver of the car was heading east on Johnson Road around 8 p.m. Friday. The driver neglected to stop at the U.S. 131 intersection …

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Sturgis store robbed

A Sturgis convenience store was robbed by an armed suspect over the weekend. Sturgis police said the incident occurred at 12:36 a.m. Sunday at Sunny Mart, located in the 1200 block of East Chicago Road. Investigators said a male suspect entered the business and was wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants and what appeared to be a black mask. The …

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Two injured in Florence Township crash

A Constantine man was one of two people injured in a weekend crash in Florence Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Featherstone and Sevison roads. Investigators said a car driven by Nani Miller, of Allen Park, was heading north on Sevison Road when she failed to stop at the Featherstone …

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Boy dies in Burlington fire

A Calhoun County boy died in a house fire last weekend in the village of Burlington. State police troopers said the 7-year-old boy was inside a house that caught fire shortly before 1:30 a.m. Area fire departments put out the blaze but troopers on the scene discovered the body of a boy inside the residence. A Michigan State Police Fire …

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Multiple fatalities in Park Township crash

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a Friday night, fatal car accident on U.S. 131 in Park Township. Details of the incident were not made available over the weekend, but officials confirmed three people died. U.S. 131 was closed between Michigan Avenue and Moorepark Road, as the accident reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Johnson Road, …

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Work continues on US 131 reconstruction

Here’s the latest update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the redevelopment of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 3 traffic pattern remains in place, resulting in two-way traffic on northbound U.S. 131 at its southern junction with M-60, and two-way northbound traffic at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge. Utility relocation work remains ongoing throughout the project, while work at …

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