Police

Identified – Man drowns in Three Rivers kayak accident

Three Rivers Police said the agency has released the name of a St. Joseph River drowning victim. Det. Sam Smallcombe said the body of Donovan Forsythe, 26, of Princeton, N.C., was pulled Saturday evening from the river after the kayak he was operating capsized shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday on the St. Joseph River in the area of River Drive …

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Three Rivers man killed in Kalamazoo crash

A Three Rivers man was killed in a traffic accident Friday morning, just prior to 7:00, in Kalamazoo. The victim was identified as 46-year-old Jerry Wahmhoff. He was reportedly traveling southbound on Sprinkle Road, riding his motorcycle, when he collided with a westbound semi-rig on the I-94 Business Loop. Wahmhoff, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the …

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Fatal crash in Constantine Township

Sheriff Mark A. Lillywhite, reports that Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal one vehicle crash on Youngs Prairie Road near Harder Road in Constantine Township. The crash occurred Thursday morning at about 4:30 A.M. It was determined that a 20-year-old male from Dowagiac was southbound on Youngs Prairie in a Dodge passenger car. The …

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Animal cruelty investigated in Cass County

Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies are investigating a case of animal cruelty at a location in Calvin Township. Behnke said deputies responded to the 6000 block of Kessington Road, where several horses and dogs were found shot to death. A number of separate incidents have occurred over the past six weeks, he said. The agency is being assisted …

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Mishawaka – Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in mall killing

A man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a deadly shooting that sent shoppers fleeing for safety inside a northern Indiana shopping mall. Dazhon Howard’s guilty plea on Wednesday came after his March trial ended with a judge declaring a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked, the South Bend Tribune reported. Rather than potentially stand trial a second time, Howard, 23, agreed to plead …

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South Bend boy, 5, shot, critically wounded by relative, 9

A 5-year-old boy was in critical condition after being shot last weekend by a relative in what South Bend police are calling a “very tragic accident.” The shooting happened Saturday night in a home on the city’s west side. South Bend police said Monday that the boy was shot by a 9-year-old relative and was hospitalized in critical condition. The …

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Three Rivers man dies in crash

A Three Rivers man died in a single car crash Saturday afternoon at 4pm just west of Jones. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, 77-year Roger Wyman was driving his car on M-60 near Timberlane Drive, when it left the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned. Wyman, who was ejected in the crash, died at the scene. Wyman’s wife, …

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Body has been identified

Human remains which were found in Three Rivers on April 11, 2022 have been identified. Local police say the remains are those of David Abrams, age 66. He had been reported as missing, and was last seen on December 25th. Abrams’ body was found in a wooded area in the 300-block of Second Avenue by a man who was walking …

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Grand Rapids – State of mind a key in Patrick Lyoya’s shooting

The fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya in Michigan raises questions about why a traffic stop turned into a foot chase and vigorous tussle before the motorist was killed by a police officer while facing the ground. Lyoya, a 26-year-old Black man, was shot in the head in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on April 4. The city’s new police chief took the unusual step …

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Man armed with screwdrivers attacks 2 South Bend officers

Two South Bend police officers were injured when a man armed with two screwdrivers attacked them, authorities said. One officer was diagnosed with a broken cheekbone at a hospital after his face was cut, and the other suffered a minor hand injury, police said. The suspect was arrested and charged with four counts of resisting arrest and battery against a …

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