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Michigan couple killed in crash

A coroner says the three people killed in a massive pileup on I-94 in northwestern Indiana are a Michigan couple and a man from Chicago. LaPorte County coroner John Sullivan says the son of the Grand Rapids couple told him they were returning home from taking care of a relative in Wisconsin when they were caught up in Thursday’s crash. ... Read More »

WMU med student is still missing

The disappearance of a Western Michigan University medical student continues to baffle police. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller says they have no idea where Dr. Teleka Patrick is at this time. Fuller said it appears the 30-year-old resident at Borgess Medical Center left Kalamazoo willingly on December 5th and was headed to a relative’s home in Chicago. He added that ... Read More »

Approval of grant application

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week approved the sheriff department’s request to submit a Marine Safety Program grant application. The request is for more than $65,000 through state and federal sources, and allows the department to continue to man its seasonal Marine Patrol division in 2014. If approved, the grant would fund the services of one full-time ... Read More »

Vacant position on council

The Constantine Village Council is looking for a new member, as Bob Brewer tendered his resignation at Monday’s council meeting. Brewer, a former police chief in the village, cited personal reasons for the resignation, which is effective April 1. Village manager Mark Honeysett said vacancies in elected office are to be filled by council appointment. Clerk Cindy LaFluer expressed an ... Read More »

New squad car

The village of Burr Oak has a new squad car for its police department. Spearheaded by Police Committee chairperson Brad Woodman and finance chairperson Alice Munoz, the process of a grant request yielded funds to help the village replace its 13-year-old squad patrol car with a 2014 Police Interceptor. The grant was provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. ... Read More »

Centreville getting its own police

The village of Centreville is less than a month from starting up its own police department. After contracting law-enforcement service through the sheriff’s department for more than 20 years, the village has decided to run its own police force. Village president Jeff Johnson said interviews with chief candidates took place over the weekend. The village has allocated a $40,000 annual ... Read More »