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Former Schoolcraft student dies in homicide

The death of a University of Michigan medical student is being investigated as a homicide, Ann Arbor police said today. Paul DeWolf, 25, was found dead in his apartment a day earlier. A police investigation began around noon, and university police released a crime alert just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. DeWolf failed to arrive for a scheduled assignment at the …

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Hit-and-run incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into a hit-and-run incident Saturday night in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, a female juvenile was walking north in the southbound shoulder of Fulton Road when she was struck by the bumper of a vehicle that failed to stop. The victim was struck in the leg but …

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Sheriff investigating

Cash, jewelry, a camera and tools were stolen from a garage between July 4 and 14 in Sturgis Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. A department media release indicated the rear window of a garage in the 67000 block of M-66 was compromised, allowing access to the site. Also, the victim reported a number of items belonging …

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Barn destroyed by fire

A barn was destroyed by fire Monday in Sherman Township. According to the Tri-Township Fire Department, the blaze in the 62000 block of Nottawa Road was caused by sparks from welding activity around 8 p.m. Four other departments and LifeCare ambulance responded. There were no injuries reported.

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Urging board to move forward

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging have agreed to urge the county’s board of commissioners to move forward with plans for a proposed senior center in Sturgis. During their meeting last week, COA board members discussed the proposed Sturgis location and agreed it is needed as a replacement for the current facility on North Jefferson Street. County …

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Traffic advisory for motorists

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory for motorists in Cass County. The agency said single-lane closures on M-40 between M-60 and U.S. 12 will be under flag control for a repaving project. MDOT says the undertaking will be completed at the end of September.

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