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Teenager arrested for assaulting officer

A 15-year-old girl from Sturgis was arrested Monday after she attempted to stab a Sturgis police officer. According to a department media release, the officer approached the girl shortly after 1 a.m. at Lakeview and Congress streets, as she was in violation of the city’s curfew for teenagers. The girl started walking away from the officer, and he grabbed her …

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Two arrested following home invasion

A sharp-eyed, off-duty deputy from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two of three suspects involved in a home-invasion incident over the weekend. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the arrests took place shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 28000 block of Coulter Road. Underwood said an off-duty reserve deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the …

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Colon Fire Department to replace old gear

The Colon Fire Department will soon begin the expensive task of replacing old gear. Last week, it received help toward that goal from Independent Transmission Company with a donation of $650. ITC is the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Karyn Boyd, from ITC, presented Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt with the $650 check. Overholt said he had applied for …

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Sturgis man arrested after assault on officers

A 31-year-old Sturgis man was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail after he allegedly attacked some Sturgis Police officers Tuesday last week. Maxwell Vincent Sites faces charges of domestic assault and four counts of assaulting a police officer. He also is wanted on a failure to appear warrant. Police were called to 1301 Cato Lane about 11:30 p.m. regarding …

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Man dies after jumping from moving car

A Cassopolis resident has died from injuries following an incident which occurred on Friday. Drake Brewer, age 21, died at Borgess Medical Center. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Brewer was a passenger in a car which was driven by 20-year-old Abigail Smith from Niles. The car was traveling on M-51 in Pokagon Township, when the two occupants of the car …

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Man accused of abandoning livestock to die pleads no contest

A central Michigan man accused of abandoning livestock to die has pleaded no contest in a plea deal with prosecutors. The charges against Russell Bennett were changed to attempted animal abandonment and improper burial. He’ll be sentenced in a Mount Pleasant courtroom on Sept. 18. Authorities said they found many dead animals last winter in Isabella County’s Rolland Township, including …

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