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A Detroit police officer has been cleared in the 2012 fatal shooting of a woman who grabbed his service pistol during a party in his backyard. Deputy Police Chief Rodney Johnson tells The Associated Press that 40-year-old Isaac Parrish never was charged in the death of 24-year-old Adaisha Miller. Police had said Miller “embraced” Parrish from behind while dancing. Parrish …

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Woman arrested for meth

A 45-year-old Colon Township woman faces a number of drug-related charges after she was arrested this week by members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Sheriff’s deputies said SCAN unit members executed a search warrant Wednesday at a residence in the 60000 block of South Farrand Road in response to suspected manufacture and/or use of methamphetamine. The suspect …

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Man charged with arson

A Sturgis man was charged with arson after he was involved in a dispute with his mother Monday night. Sturgis police said they responded to the Fawn River Apartments in response to a man attempting to gain access into an apartment unit. The caller told police the man was looking for his mother. According to police, the man and his …

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Man kills himself

Sturgis police were called at noon Tuesday to Oaklawn Park in response to a report of a man in possession of a firearm inside a parked vehicle. The first team of officers to arrive to the city-owned park found that the 28-year-old man had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Sheriff thanks residents

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk offered a round of thanks to residents, road commission employees, E-911 Central Dispatch workers and county employees for their part in the pair of January snowstorms. Addressing the county’s board of commissioners Tuesday, Balk said cooperation from residents who abided by the snow emergency request to stay off the roads allowed road commission workers …

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Firearm malfunctions, injures man

A 33-year-old Constantine man suffered injuries as the result of a firearm malfunction last week. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s office said the man was shooting target practice at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 53000 block of Olney Road in Leonidas Township. A malfunction resulted in injury to his right hand and a wound to his chest. He was treated …

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