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Elkhart police chief resigns amid discipline controversies

A northern Indiana police chief who downplayed the beating of a handcuffed suspect by two officers and faced other controversies over discipline has resigned. Elkhart’s Chief Ed Windbigler said in a letter Monday that Mayor Tim Neese asked him to resign. The letter states he’s “not perfect and have made mistakes,” but “always tried to make sure we were making …

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Otsego woman revived after found with no pulse pinned at toll booth

An Otsego woman was resuscitated after she was found pinned between her SUV and an Indiana toll booth and a defibrillator registered no pulse. Witnesses told Indiana State Police the 40-year-old woman, whose name was not released, had stepped from the SUV Saturday night to retrieve a debit card she had dropped when the vehicle lurched forward, pinning her against …

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Dog owner falls through pond ice, dies near Grand Rapids

Police say a woman who didn’t return home after walking her dog was found dead in an icy pond in the Grand Rapids area, an apparent accident. The body of Tracy Cashman was discovered Sunday in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb. Investigators believe the 38-year-old fell through the ice Saturday night while trying to help her dog. The dog eventually …

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One student killed when truck collides with Indiana school bus

Police say one student was killed and another was injured when a flatbed truck collided with a school bus in northern Indiana. Indiana State Police Sgt. Ted Bohner says a male teenager died Wednesday morning when the truck rear-ended the bus along U.S. 31, about 30 miles south of South Bend. A second student injured in the crash just after …

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Michigan woman accused in mom’s overdose death gets prison

A southwestern Michigan woman who entered a plea deal after being charged in her 87-year-old mother’s overdose death has been sentenced to 5-15 years in prison. Sixty-year-old Susan Kubicek of Portage learned her punishment Monday after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the May 2017 death of Dorothy Allen. Kalamazoo County authorities say Allen got a morphine dose 80 …

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Car hops curb, strikes police officer on Kalamazoo sidewalk

Authorities say a southwestern Michigan police officer has been struck by a car on a sidewalk. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the officer was with a group of investigators talking to neighbors Monday afternoon when the vehicle struck and injured him. The department says other officers performed first aid on the injured officer, who was taken to a …

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Items stolen from vehicle

Hand tools and audio equipment were among the items taken during a larceny-from-a-vehicle incident last week in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies responded to an area near North River Road and U.S. 131, where the incident occurred between 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. The theft occurred from a Ford SUV, silver in color, which was parked along North River …

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Sheriff seeking explorer program participants

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk is seeking young men and women interested in serving in the department’s explorer program. Open to people 14 to 21 years of age, the explorer program is encouraged for people who have an interest in law enforcement as a potential career. Prospective participants must have completed eighth grade at least. More information is available …

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Law enforcement urges locking vehicle doors

In light of an incident earlier this week in Branch County’s Sherwood Township, law-enforcement authorities are reminding the public to keep their vehicle doors locked at all times when parked outside. Troopers were called to the 1000 block of Ralston Road after it was discovered that a wallet was stolen from a vehicle between 4:40 and 9 p.m. Tuesday. Upon …

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Police investigate safe theft

An elderly Branch County man was the victim of a fraud inspection that resulted in the theft of his safe. Michigan State Police troopers said the incident occurred mid-morning last week at a residence in the 900 block of South Fremont Road in California Township. The suspects preoccupied the elderly resident by asking to inspect his electric service. It is …

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