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Crash caused by alcohol

A 25-year-old Marcellus man was treated at Three Rivers Health for injuries he sustained in a one-car accident over the weekend in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Christopher Laughlin lost control of his vehicle Saturday in the vicinity of Hoffman and Day roads. His vehicle crossed the center line, went off the roadway and struck a …

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Man enters guilty plea

A Cass County man has entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill to the charge of second-degree murder. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Edward J. Hensley killed his sister, Martha Sexton, in June 2012. Sexton was found stabbed to death in her home in Mason Township. The following month, Hensley was ordered to undergo a forensic examination to …

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Arrests in murder investigation

A second suspect has been named in the murder of a University of Michigan medical student. According to a report by WMMT-TV in Grand Rapids, 21-year-old Shaquille Jones of North Charleston, S.C., is the second man named in the homicide death of Paul DeWolf. 20-year-old Joei Jordan of Sumter, S.C., was the first suspect whose name was made public on …

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Man dies in leaf burning accident

Officials say a 60-year-old man has died after apparently losing his balance and falling into a pile of burning leaves in southwestern Michigan. The Cass County sheriff’s department says in a statement that Bobby Wayne Quick was burning leaves Sunday afternoon at his home in Howard Township when he was seen trying to get out of the pile. The department …

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Man dies in police shooting

Police say northern Indiana officers fatally shot a driver who led them on a chase lasting more than 40 minutes that crossed the state line into Michigan. Indiana State Police say the chase began Sunday night in Elkhart when a city police officer tried to stop a pickup truck that had been reported stolen. State police Sgt. Trent Smith says …

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Man shot in Sturgis

A 20-year-old man told police he was shot after refusing to give his money to a pair of would-be robbers. Sturgis Police said a call of gunshots in the vicinity of Main and Jean streets was received around 2 a.m. Sunday. A search in the area found nothing suspicious. The victim, however, went to the emergency room at Sturgis Hospital …

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