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Teen kills himself after accidentally killing another teen

Police say a distraught teenager killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun. The two shootings occurred Monday night in an alley in Kalamazoo. A witness explained to police what happened. Police didn’t publicly disclose which victim was accidentally shot, but said there was no argument or altercation. The 17-year-old victims were identified as Marsavious Frazier …

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Mother, daughter shoplifting team arrested after mall thefts

A southwestern Michigan mother and her teenage daughter are jailed after police say they tried to steal $2,300 worth of merchandise from a mall. The adult was arrested Friday night in the parking lot of the Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek. Her 15-year-old daughter was arrested across the street after running from a mall security guard. The pair is …

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Water search suspended on Lake Michigan for teen’s body

A water search has been suspended for a teen presumed drowned after he was dragged out into Lake Michigan by strong currents and high waves. Ottawa County sheriff’s Sgt. Cal Keuning said deputies would continue to search the shoreline for the body of 17-year-old Christopher Mimis. Mimis and three other boys were swimming Wednesday evening at Holland State Park in …

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Woman injured in crash

A 24-year-old Three Rivers woman was injured in a traffic accident Thursday morning around 4:45 a.m. The Cass County sheriff’s department said Nikkole Reyna was westbound on U.S. 12 when she reached for her cell phone. When she looked up, there was a truck in her lane approaching her, which caused her to swerve to miss the truck. Reyna lost …

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Body of 1 of 2 missing teens found in Lake Michigan

Authorities say they have recovered the body of one of two teenage Michigan boys who went missing while swimming in Lake Michigan. Television stations WZZM and WOOD say the body of 14-year-old Vincent Green was found Thursday afternoon in rocks along the pier where the Holland-area teens last were seen. The search for the body of 17-year-old Christopher Mimis was …

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K-9 assists in drug arrest

Two people were arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop made by Three Rivers Police with the help of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) team. A routine stop was made by police, who suspected some drug activity following contact with the driver. K-9 D’Jango was called in to assist and positively detected narcotics in the car. Police were able …

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Man arraigned in 3-year-old slaying of elderly neighbor

A 43-year-old southwestern Michigan man has been charged with murder in the slaying of his 88-year-old neighbor. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Todd Maneke was arraigned Tuesday. Alfred Minka was found dead in August 2013 on the floor of his apartment in Kalamazoo, south of Grand Rapids. He had been beaten in the head. Maneke was arrested Monday and has …

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Trial begins in 2015 murder case

The trial of Westly George, 30, of Three Rivers is now underway. George is charged with the 2015 shooting death of Eugene Jackson on the south side of Three Rivers. Jury selection and opening statements were made in County Circuit Court, there are seven men and seven women currently on the jury before two will be dropped. St. Joseph County …

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Police chase leads to arrest

A 47-year-old Bristol, Ind. man was arrested following a pursuit with Michigan State Police Saturday. Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Timothy Clair Barrett, which had a defective tail light, but the man refused to stop and fled. Eventually the chase ended on Lane 25, a private drive, where Barrett fled on foot into …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two people were arrested in Flowerfield Township Monday on drug-related charges. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department said a 38-year-old male and a 35-year-old female were arrested at the scene of a home in the 53000 block of Pulver Road after deputies followed up on a warrant tip. There, deputies found methamphetamine activity. Through some investigation, deputies were able to …

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