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DOWAGIAC, Mich. — Two people died early Friday when their vehicle, stuck in a driveway during a heavy snowfall, filled with carbon monoxide and later caught fire.

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MOTTVILLE, Mich. — An Elkhart man suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday when he tried to overtake another motorist and a snow plow before losing control of his vehicle and striking a tree. 

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FORT WAYNE — Indiana Michigan Power is conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage transmission lines using helicopters to inspect for damage caused by last week’s storms.

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MOTTVILLE, Mich. — Two stolen camper trailers were located Wednesday and returned to their owners, police said.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is recommending denial of Indiana Michigan Power’s (I&M’s) request for a $104 million annual rate increase.

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WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — A 24-year-old Georgia man is in custody after sheriff’s deputies responded to a motor vehicle theft in progress.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — A Dowagiac man was killed Thursday in Ontwa Township when he lost control and struck a tree after attempting to pass another vehicle.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Masks will be optional at Edwardsburg Public Schools when students and staff return to school next week.

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ELKHART — A contingent of Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) employees was working to restore more than 9,900 remaining customers — down from 13,000 customers at peak — who lost electrical service Saturday and into Sunday morning after a barrage of severe storms.

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ELKHART — About 1,600 customers in the Elkhart area were still without power Tuesday as utility crews worked to repair electrical lines and poles knocked down from powerful storms Sunday evening and early Monday.

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ELKHART — Storms that produced heavy rain and damaging winds brought down trees and left thousands without power in Elkhart County.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — A Shipshewana man was hospitalized after the crop duster he was flying crashed Sunday in a wooded area north of Edwardsburg.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — RV parts and accessories supplier Duo Form is breaking ground on a 41,700-square-foot warehouse after diversifying and becoming a supplier of personal protective equipment during the pandemic.

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ELKHART — Crews continued their efforts to restore power after a winter ice storm caused extensive damage to equipment and disrupted service to more than 34,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — A gun malfunction Sunday night injured two people, including an 8-year-old, according to Cass County police.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Edwardsburg Public Schools will be closing face-to-face instruction at the Primary, Eagle Lake and Intermediate buildings starting Monday, saying the change to remote instruction was due to the number of ill staff members and lack of substitute teachers at these buildings.

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WHITE PIGEON, Mich. — Excessive speed was blamed in a collision between two pickup trucks that killed a White Pigeon man Friday.  

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SHIPSHEWANA — Three people suspected in an auto-theft spree face attempted murder charges after slamming into police vehicles and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash that killed a horse and with an officer firing his weapon. 

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CONSTANTINE, Mich. — A 27-year-old Constantine man was arrested after crashing his vehicle into a ditch to end a high-speed police chase in St. Joseph County.

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EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — An Elkhart woman was injured Sunday when she rear-ended another vehicle making a left turn off U.S. 12 at Fir Road in Milton Township.

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CENTREVILLE, Mich. — A 19-year-old Three Rivers resident was killed Tuesday when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree in Nottawa Township.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County saw a 0.4 percent increase in population between 2018 and 2019, twice the growth rate for the five counties that make up the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership.

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