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Reward offered for cemetery damage information

Damage at Oaklawn Cemetery in the city of Sturgis last weekend is estimated to be in excess of $50,000. The Sturgis Police Department said the majority of headstones destroyed or damaged date to the 1800s and are expensive to replace. Investigators said the incident occurred at some point between Friday night and 5 p.m. Sunday. The City of Sturgis is offering …

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Fallen limb causes crash

Heavy winds last weekend led to a one-vehicle crash that injured a White Pigeon woman. State police officials said the woman was traveling around 4:45 p.m. Saturday eastbound in the 10000 block of Barker Road when a limb fell across the road. The driver, whose name and age were not available, was unable to stop and her vehicle struck the …

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Authorities: 2 suspected in robberies in 3 states arrested

Authorities say two people suspected in robberies in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan have been taken into custody following a traffic stop. The Steuben County sheriff’s department in Indiana says 32-year-old John Morgan and 29-year-old Nickole Collins were arrested early Monday near Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio. They’re awaiting extradition to Branch County, Michigan, where Morgan faces charges including bank robbery …

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Cemetery hit by vandalism; damage more than $50K

Police say a $1,000 reward is being offered for information after a local cemetery was hit by vandalism that caused more than $50,000 in damage. Police in Sturgis say more than 30 headstones were destroyed at Oaklawn Cemetery sometime from Friday to Sunday and a small building on the property also was vandalized. According to the city’s website, the cemetery was established …

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Dog killed after attacking police officer

A dog had to be shot to death Friday after it attacked a mail carrier and police officer in Sturgis. According to a Sturgis Police Department media release, officers were called around 4 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of South Jefferson Street following a report of a dog attacking a mail carrier. Sturgis officers and the dog’s …

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Reports reveal Kalamazoo suspect’s comments to police

A man accused in a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, told detectives that he shot a woman outside a restaurant after she declined his request for a dollar, according to a state police report. Jason Dalton told detectives that he had asked the woman “if she could spare a dollar to make America great again,” The Kalamazoo Gazette reported Friday. State …

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