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Body found in Sturgis – Man arrested

Authorities are investigating the death of Kelly-Jien Warner-Miller, whose body was found Thursday at a home in the 200 block of North Maple Street in Sturgis. Wade Allen, 35, has been arrested in connection with the case. Allen is charged with open murder, dismemberment of a corpse and failure to report a death, according to court documents. Around 11 p.m. …

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Man dies in farm related accident

A Cass County man died last week in a farming-related accident. Rocky Stoner, 19, of Marcellus, was killed Thursday at Sparks Cedarlee Farms in Penn Township. Cass County sheriff ’s officials said Stoner and another employee were moving a metal roof truss. Stoner was holding the steel truss as the other employee worked a forklift to move the truss into …

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Several arrests made in traffic stop

Four people were arrested last weekend following a report of disorderly conduct at a location in Sturgis. According to a department media release, Sturgis officers were called at 11:52 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of East Hatch Street. Officers immediately observed a sport-utility vehicle leaving the scene and being driven in an erratic manner. Officers conducted a traffic stop …

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Sturgis man arrested on assault charges

A 27-year-old Sturgis man was charged with assault and battery following an incident last week. Sturgis police said officers responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to an area near the intersection of South Nottawa and Congress streets regarding an assault. Officers found that the suspect had been involved in an incident with a 65-year-old man. The victim sustained injuries that …

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Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Law-enforcement agencies locally and across the state will begin a program next week focusing on seatbelt use. Stepped up enforcement begins Monday and will involve local departments, county sheriff departments and state police. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign will conclude June 2. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning staged a media gathering Thursday to help promote the program. …

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Sherwood man arrested following domestic incident

A 54-year-old Sherwood man was arrested earlier this week on charges stemming from a domestic-assault incident. Michigan State Police troopers were called around 6 p.m. Monday to a residence in Sherwood in response to a report of domestic assault. The suspect fled the scene prior to troopers’ arrival. A search of a wooded area on Barnhart Road, near Webb Road …

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Two-county pursuit — Man arrested

Cass County sheriff’s officials arrested a man early Friday following a two-county pursuit. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies attempted to stop the suspect, who was driving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle eventually crashed on M-40, south of Hoffman Street in an area of Jones. The suspect fled on foot and was able to elude deputies and a K-9 officer. A …

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Car hits buggy and leaves the scene

State police troopers are investigating a hit-and-run accident that involved a vehicle and a horse-drawn buggy in Branch County. The incident occurred at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Hamman Road near State Line Road in California Township. Investigators said a black passenger car traveling north on Hamman Road crossed the center line and struck a southbound buggy head on. The buggy …

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9-year-old boy accused of killing mom

Investigation into the shooting death of a 51-year-old woman in Fawn River Township is continuing, though few details are available from authorities. Pauline Randol was the victim. Her 9-year-old adopted son was allegedly responsible for the shooting, killing her after he fired a rifle at her. Court records show the boy was charged with one count of open murder and …

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Shooting in Fawn River Township

The St. Joseph Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday in the 68000 block of Plumb School Road in Fawn River Township. Because the matter is an ongoing investigation, authorities are not releasing additional information.

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