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Man arrested after fleeing police

A 31-year-old Berrien Springs man was arrested Friday after fleeing from police, authorities said. Around 4:30 p.m., White Pigeon officer Matt Hanson attempted to stop a motorcycle near U.S. 12 and South Elkhart Street for a traffic violation. However, the driver fled and attempted to elude as he continued on Stears and Dickenson roads, then onto a railroad bed near …

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Woman injured in single-vehicle crash

A Three Rivers woman, 51-year-old Misty Barnes, was injured in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Newburg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 4:45 a.m. Sunday to Savage Road, near Born Street. Barnes was driving north on Savage Road, when a deer ran out in front of her vehicle. Barnes told authorities she swerved to …

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Canoe and trailer stolen in Mendon

A canoe and trailer were taken from a location in Mendon Township. State Police troopers said the incident occurred during the afternoon May 30 in the 27000 block of Longnecker Road. The trailer is 8-to-10 feet in length with wooden, removable sides. The canoe is 12-to-14 feet in length and is green in color.

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Man nearly drowns in Penn Township

An Illinois man is in critical condition after he nearly drowned around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Benhke said 50-year-old Parish Swanson was standing on a dock outside a residence in the 17000 block of Donnell Lake Road, where he was playing with his sons. Swanson was pushed into the lake but did not resurface. …

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Two dead, several serious injuries in crash involving buggy

Two children, ages 6 and 2, were killed and five other family members injured when the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado struck the horse-led buggy in which they were passengers just after 6 p.m. Friday in Branch County’s Algansee Township. The horse was also killed in the accident. Investigators said the pickup was southbound on Kelly Road, between the Hillsdale …

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US-131 project update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the US-131 improvement project in Three Rivers. MDOT officials said a temporary traffic signal is now activated at the south end of the M-60/US-131 intersection, which has been modified to a T-intersection. There is also two-way traffic on southbound 131 at the intersection, according to MDOT’s media release. Crews are …

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Local schools receive robotics grants

Indiana Michigan Power has presented grants totaling nearly $40,000 to 27 teachers and schools – including 15 in Michigan – to promote education and improve student achievement. Teachers and schools receiving the grants are in the I&M service area or in communities with major I&M facilities. The “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” robotics grants are for teams …

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Charges pending following Burr Oak crash

Charges against a 27-year-old Shipshewana woman are pending following a two-vehicle accident last week in Burr Oak Township. Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday to the intersection of M-66 and Findley Road. Investigators said the Indiana woman was driving east on Findlay Road and disregarded a stop sign at the intersection. …

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ATV accident injures woman

A 26-year-old Elkhart woman was injured following an all-terrain-vehicle accident earlier this week in Cass County’s Calvin Township. Sheriff Richard Benhke said deputies were called shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday to the 20000 block of Osborn Street. Deputies found that Taylor McGrath was being treated by first responders for injuries she suffered as the result of an ATV that had …

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Chamber sets location for dinner

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the latest venue for its annual Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County. The Pealer Street bridge in Three Rivers will be the setting for dinner, entertainment and drinks on Aug. 10. The meal is $40 if tickets are purchased on or before July 31, and $50 if purchased Aug. 1 …

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