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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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ATV stolen in Park Township

A four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen last week from a residence in Park Township. State police said the theft of the Kawasaki Mojave took place between 9 p.m. July 30 and 9 p.m. July 31 from a secured spot in the owner’s front yard on Thompson Lane near North Fisher Lake Road.

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Motorcycle accident leaves man injured

An Indiana man was injured on his motorcycle Tuesday following an accident on U.S. 131 at Dickinson Road in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the 48-year-old Bristol man was driving north on U.S. 131 around 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Sturgis man was stopped at westbound Dickinson Road and attempting to turn south onto the highway. The 20-year-old told authorities …

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Several vehicles damaged

Several work vehicles in a storage yard were damaged at some point during a three-day span in Fabius Township. State police said the incident occurred July 31, or Aug. 1 or 2 in the 14800 block of M-60. Investigators said the suspects entered the private property and attempted to break into several vehicles, causing damage to the vehicles. The incident …

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Personnel matters handled by County Commissioners

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week agreed to a contract with Richard Dell, who was hired to serve as campground attendant at Cade Lake County Park for a period to end no later than Oct. 19. In other personnel matters Tuesday, county officials announced the resignations of district court deputy clerk Cynthia Mostrom and part-time courthouse security …

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