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WSBT-TV Report | March 8, 2011
Injuries from a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning killed a 31-year-old Vicksburg, Mich. man. A Michigan State Police-White Pigeon Post news release indicated Michael Guisinger was driving south on Constantine Road, near Featherstone Road, when his van went off the road and struck several trees. Guisinger was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, where he died. Police are continuing to investigate the crash.
By Alyssa Rossomme ( | January 31, 2011
CONSTANTINE - Police are stepping up efforts to find the killer of a Michigan girl.  11-year-old Jodi Parrack was murdered in the village of Constantine three years ago. She was riding her bike home from a friend's house when she disappeared. Several hours later, Parrack's mom found her body in a cemetery near her home. The Constantine police chief has worked to solve the crime. Late last year, he asked Michigan State Police for help. A team of four investigators has been assigned to work the case full-time until it is solved.   “I believe in this case, this is very solvable,” said Detective 1 st Lt. Chuck Christensen.
January 7, 2011
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November 8, 2010
CONSTANTINE— It was a crime that shocked the small village of Constantine. Jodi Parrack, 11, left a friend’s house on her bike and never made it home. Her body was found in a nearby cemetery that night. Three years after Parrack’s death, her killer has still not been found. Instead of giving up on the investigation, police are putting forth more effort to solve the crime. “I’m determined to find this person,” said Jim Bedell, the Constantine police chief.
By Colleen Ferreira, WSBT-TV Reporter | November 8, 2010
CONSTANTINE - Exactly three years ago, Jodi Parrack was riding her bike home from a friend's house when she went missing. Her body was found several hours later, and police say the murder is still a mystery. In a vigil held Monday evening, a flood of family and friends gathered to celebrate Jodi's life. This gathering wasn't only a memorial - it was also an event to remind everyone that Parrack's killer is still out there. ”She was just a really awesome friend,” Breeha Grindstaff remembered of Jodi.
By Clifton French ( | November 7, 2010
CONSTANTINE, Mich. — Monday marks the three-year anniversary of the murder of a young girl in Constantine.  Still, 11-year-old Jodi Parrack's killer hasn't been caught.  On the anniversary, family and supporters hope to raise awareness of the case through a vigil in her memory. "Everyday for me is tough, but it's just the anniversary and it's hard because nobody's been caught," Jodi Parrack's mother, Valerie Carver, said. "I think that a lot of people feel like it's done with and it's not. " Parrack was reported missing on Nov. 8, 2007, while riding her bike home from a friends house.
WSBT-TV Report | March 5, 2010
Two adults and two children escaped safely from their White Pigeon home after an apparent electrical problem sparked a fire above the porch early Friday morning. Tyler Royce, assistant chief of White Pigeon Township Fire Department, told WSBT the family was not able to return to their home because electric service has been turned off until repairs are made. The house had minimal fire damage, Royce said. Firefighters were first called to the house in the 300 block of South Company Street around 12:15 a.m. Constantine firefighters responded as mutual aid for White Pigeon firefighters, who remained at the scene for about 2 hours.
WSBT-TV Report | February 10, 2010
Police say winter weather caused a deadly crash south of Constantine. It happened around 9:45 this morning, just north of Stears Road. Police say a 19-year-old Elmer Bontrager lost control on the icy roads, and slammed into a semi. 22-year-old Glenn Fry was riding in the car. He died at the scene. He wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Bontrager, his two other passengers and semi driver weren't seriously hurt. The road was re-opened hours later.
SBT24/7 News Report | February 9, 2010
Four patients flown to the hospital following a serious single-vehicle accident near Constantine, Mich., early Tuesday remain in emergency care hospital units. Michigan State Police at the White Pigeon Post said the four were airlifted from the 7:15 a.m. crash on Stears Road, east of U.S. 131, and taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Paige Hicks, 17, of White Pigeon, was driving the vehicle when she lost control in the snow and hit a tree, police said in a press release. She was transferred to the trauma unit and remains there, hospital staff said.
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