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Slide-off leaves truck hanging from Indiana tollway overpass

A semitrailer was left dangling from an Indiana Toll Road overpass for hours Wednesday after it slid off the tollway amid icy, frigid conditions that caused other accidents, state police said. A car traveling in front of the FedEx semitrailer lost its traction and skidded about 9 a.m. Wednesday, prompting the truck’s driver to swerve near Mishawaka, just east of …

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Police release names of 2 Michigan women killed in car fire

Authorities have identified two southwest Michigan women who died last week when their car caught fire after apparently getting stuck in heavy snowfall. Electra May Sutfin, 27, of Galien, and Chloe Clink, 28, of Dowagiac died early on Jan. 7 south of Dowagiac, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The women were identified by the Kalamazoo Medical Examiner’s Office …

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Fatal pedestrian accident in Three Rivers

A 39-year-old Three Rivers resident died after being struck by a car while crossing a street in Three Rivers. According to a department media release, local police officers were called shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday to the intersection of North Main and Cushman streets. The pedestrian was crossing North Main Street when struck by a southbound vehicle. The pedestrian was …

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Man injured in crash near Jones

A Jones man was injured in a single-vehicle crash earlier this week in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday to Bair Lake Street, near Wood Lake Road. Authorities said a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Adam Bistodeau, of Jones, left the roadway and struck a tree. Bistodeau was transported to Three …

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Two Centreville residents die in crash

A Centreville man and his 5-year-old son died in a two-vehicle collision over the weekend, east of Niles, in Cass County’s Howard Township. State police troopers said the incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. Saturday near Pine Lake Street. Authorities said 30-year-old Phillip Parker was driving west on M-60 when his vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head-on into an …

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Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at a Michigan high school. Authorities on Wednesday revealed that his parents were summoned just a few hours before the bloodshed. No motive was offered by Oakland County authorities, a day after violence at Oxford High School. But sheriff’s …

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Police fatally shoot man who wounded 3 passengers on bus

A 54-year-old man who shot three people on a city bus in Kalamazoo has died after being wounded while exchanging gunfire with police. Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley said Anthony Oliver died Saturday at a hospital following the 9:15 a.m. shootings at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center. The motive behind the shootings was not immediately clear, Coakley said, adding that …

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Serious injury in TR area crash

A Three Rivers man was injured in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Lockport Township. Sheriff Mark Lillywhite said deputies were called at 9 a.m. to the intersection of M-86 and Neaman Road, just east of Three Rivers. Investigators found that a Ford F-150 was heading west and came to a stop in order for traffic to clear before turning left …

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Kalamazoo man dies after exchanging gunfire with officers

A Kalamazoo man fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with police following a standoff has been identified as the suspect in a recent shooting that critically injured a woman. Alex Rawls, age 35, was found dead in a house in Kalamazoo where he had been holed up during an armed standoff lasting more than 16 hours, Michigan State Police …

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Man killed in southwestern Michigan police shooting

Police officers fatally shot a 28-year-old man in southwestern Michigan after authorities say he charged at them with a knife. The confrontation happened about 11 p.m. Thursday at a trailer park near Niles after a 911 caller reported a man with a knife, the Berrien County sheriff’s office said in a statement. Sheriff’s deputies found Chaz McGowen of Benton Harbor, …

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