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Cass County standoff ends in arrest

A Cass County man was taken into custody this week following a standoff with law-enforcement authorities. According to state police, troopers were called at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to a Howard Township location where two people were struck by a car driven by a hit-and-run driver. The victims provided a detailed description of the vehicle and authorities managed to locate the …

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No charges after girl dies from dog attack

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said there will be no charges filed in a case last week in which a 4-year-old Sherman Township girl died as the result of a dog attack. McDonough stated in a media release issued Wednesday that he had the opportunity to review all information regarding the death and concluded there is not sufficient evidence …

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Boy, 10, hit by vehicle in Kalamazoo County, dies

Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Kalamazoo County. Police in Kalamazoo Township say the boy was trying to cross Wednesday night in an area where there was no crosswalk or stoplight. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name …

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Driver arrested after fleeing crash scene

Authorities are citing alcohol and excessive speed as factors in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in White Pigeon Township. State police said 26-year-old White Pigeon resident Larry Krotzer was driving west on Fawn River Road at 12:10 a.m., when the SUV he was driving went off the roadway and struck a utility pole near the intersection of Lima Road. …

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Several items stolen in Park Township

Sheriff’s department investigators were called last week to a Park Township residence in response to a breaking-and-entering situation. According to a department media release, deputies were called shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday to the 17000 block of Marcellus Road, where a residence and several outbuildings were broken into. The victim speculated the incident occurred between Oct. 21 and Oct. 24. …

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Leaf blower stolen in Constantine

An over-the-back leaf blower was stolen last week from a residence in Constantine Township. State police investigators were called at 6:30 a.m. Thursday to a residence on Peck Academy Road, between Youngs Prairie and Preston roads. The victim discovered tire tracks leading to a barn, where the leaf blower was stored. Tire tracks indicate the vehicle was likely a front-wheel …

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