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Sturgis neighborhood evacuated

Sturgis Police made contact with a man in his late 30s Wednesday afternoon who had walked into the police department lobby, who was reportedly suffering from hallucinations and extreme paranoia. While speaking with the man, officers learned that he had purposefully caused a significant natural gas leak at his home before leaving. Police, along with the Sturgis Fire Department, responded ... Read More »

Man stable after stabbing

A Sturgis man is in stable condition after he was stabbed during a residential break-in attempt Sunday. The incident took place in the 29000 block of Fawn River Road, where the victim was stabbed several times in the neck and chest, according to Sturgis Police. The 83-year-old victim was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital. A 28-year-old suspect is awaiting return ... Read More »

Commission approves funds

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to cover a six-digit dollar amount request from Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The commission unanimously approved an allocation in excess of $168,000 to the agency. What was labeled a one-time request for the funds from CMH sparked a lengthy discussion by commissioners. The five-member panel criticized state legislators for ... Read More »

Man charged with DUI

A 39-year-old Sturgis man was charged with drunken driving and child endangerment following an incident Monday outside Congress Elementary School in Sturgis. Sturgis police said their investigation showed a second-grade student was attempting to enter a vehicle after school, when the driver pulled away before she was entirely inside the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle drove over the young ... Read More »

Hearing on murder case

A motion hearing took place Monday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court in the David Locey murder case. At the hearing, Andy Brown and legal counsel Michael Hill made a motion to quash a previous decision to bind Brown’s case over to circuit court on a murder charge. A motion to quash is the reversal of a lower court’s ruling, ... Read More »

Man arraigned following murder

A Battle Creek man has been officially charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend. 27-year-old Richard Bozell was arraigned Monday on charges of open murder, habitual offender, felony firearm and possession of firearms by a felon. Bozell was arrested on Saturday night, just minutes after Tianna Hunt was removed from life support and died. The shooting happened on May 24th ... Read More »