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Chief defends dropping charges in officer’s death

Detroit Police Chief James Craig has defended the decision to arrest and charge then drop charges against a man in the fatal shooting of a college police officer. Craig told reporters Thursday that police and prosecutors had “probable cause” to arrest and charge DeAngelo Davis with murder in the November slaying of Wayne State University officer Collin Rose. Craig says …

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Black cat crosses suspect’s path, rats him out

A Pennsylvania police department says a black cat was lucky for one of its officers tracking down a fugitive. The Ephrata Police Department posted on its Facebook page that officers were searching for Jonathan Michael Steffy last month over an outstanding bench warrant. They found the 23-year-old in a backyard but he fled. As they searched the area, one officer …

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State Police collect donations

Troopers from the Michigan State Police White Pigeon attachment collected non-perishable food items, toys and clothing for St. Joseph County residents this past weekend for the eighth consecutive year. “Stuff A Blue Goose,” the name given to the annual drive, took place outside the Sturgis and Three Rivers Walmart stores. The event took place at the Coldwater Walmart, too. In …

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Alcohol a factor in car-bicycle accident

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a car-bicycle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 34-year-old James Gould of Three Rivers was bicycling east on Hoffman Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday when his bike was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 73-year-old Fabius Township resident Larry Campbell, according to investigators. The incident occurred just …

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Constantine boy arrested following home invasion

Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old boy from Constantine, were arrested after being involved in multiple home invasions this week. State police were alerted shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday that a White Pigeon Township homeowner in the 68000 block of Lutz Road reported a home invasion and his residence was ransacked. A trooper investigating the incident learned of a possible suspect …

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Sheriff’s Department search for missing man

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing person from the Three Rivers area. Deputies said William Robert-James Busch has been reported missing and not heard from since Nov. 24. Busch, who was last seen in the 53000 block of Pulver Road in Flowerfield Township, is a 28-year-old, white male with black hair. He stands about 5-foot-10 and …

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