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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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Two injured in Cass County accident

Two Indiana residents were injured in a single-vehicle, rollover accident last week in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 6 p.m., Wednesday in regards to a personal-injury accident on Decatur Road, north of Shurte Street. Investigators said a car driven by Christopher Lee, 40, went off the roadway and into a curb, causing it …

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Three Rivers School Board seeks applicants

Three Rivers Community Schools is seeking applications for a vacant position on the board of education. The person appointed to fill the vacant position – created as a result of the recent passing of Mike Bosma – will serve until the November 2020 election. Any registered voter who resides within the Three Rivers Community School District is eligible to apply. …

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Man crashes bicycle into semi

A Three Rivers man was injured following a bicycle/semi tractor-trailer collision this week on U.S. 131. Sheriff’s deputies said 61-year-old Lawrence Heard was riding a bicycle around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the area of U.S. 131 and Broadway Road. Witnesses told authorities Heard was bicycling east on Broadway when he crashed his bicycle into a tractor-trailer in the southbound lane …

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Police investigate fire, destruction of property

Sturgis police and fire personnel were called on separate occasions this week to Arden Park Street in response to incidents of malicious destruction of property. Authorities said the fire department was summoned at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday to the 3400 block in response to a detached garage on fire. Investigators noticed several areas of damage elsewhere to the building. Firefighters suspect …

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