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Indiana boy, 13, fatally shot during attempted home invasion

Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion in northern Indiana. The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office says officers responding to reports of gunfire late Tuesday found the teenager at an apartment complex in Mishawka suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities on Wednesday identified the boy as Tyshawn Taylor and said he was …

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Police release name of man who died in crash

State police officials have released the name of a Constantine man who died in a single-vehicle accident last week. Glenn O’Neal Greene Jr., 49, was driving a 2003 Chevy Malibu when it went off the roadway at 4:15 p.m. Saturday on Youngs Prairie Road near New England Road in Constantine Township. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said …

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Vandalism at Riverside Cemetery

Officers from the Three Rivers Police Department are investigating an act of vandalism that occurred last week at Riverside Cemetery. Sexton Richard Clements said damage to more than 20 headstones took place Wednesday and was discovered the next day. He said stone pillars were toppled, other markers were defaced and even some in-ground limestone markers more than a century old …

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Multiple injuries in buggy crash

Six people were injured after the buggy in which they were riding was struck by a pickup last week in Leonidas Township. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred Friday in the 52000 block of Correll Road. Two adults and four children in the buggy were transported to Kalamazoo for treatment of their injuries. The 55-year-old driver of the pickup was …

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Man injured Cass County accident

Cass County emergency crews responded last week to an accident with injuries in Calvin Township. According to a department media release, 50-year-old Thomas Wagers of Vandalia was driving west on Chain Lake Street shortly before 5 p.m. Friday when his vehicle ran off the roadway. The vehicle went into a ditch, struck a driveway embankment and rolled over. Wagers was …

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Police investigate theft from car

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a tool bag stolen earlier this month from a Sturgis Township residence. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. Dec. 3 in the 69000 block of Texas Avenue. The victim told authorities someone broke the window of a vehicle parked at the residence and stole the bag. It was described as a black and …

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Sturgis – Medical marijuana ordinance

Sturgis city staff brought a draft medical marijuana ordinance to last week’s city commission meeting for discussion and questions. The ordinance and zoning amendments will go to the planning commission for a public hearing and recommendation to the city commission Jan. 16. The ordinance would allow all five types of facilities – growers, processors, secure transporters, provisioning centers and safety-compliance facilities – …

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Report from State Rep. Aaron Miller

State Rep. Aaron Miller last week commended strides made by the Michigan Legislature in the first year of his second term serving residents of St. Joseph and Cass counties. Miller, who chairs the House Committee on Election and Ethics, serves on the Appropriations Committee, where he is a member of four subcommittees. Miller also chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Michigan …

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Toddler critically injured after dog attack in Kalamazoo

A dog attack in a southwestern Michigan home has left a toddler critically injured. Police in Kalamazoo say the child was dropped off at the home and was being watched by a family friend when the attack occurred. The dog belonged to the family friend. Police were called to the home at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The child was being …

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Fatal crash near Constantine

A Constantine man died after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree over the weekend in Constantine Township. State police said the 49-year-old victim was driving a 2003 Chevy Malibu around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. The driver lost control of the car on Youngs Prairie Road near New England Road. Investigators said the incident occurred as the Malibu was …

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