Wife of man killed once got court protection from suspect
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:24:13 GMT

The wife of a man shot to death Thursday filed a personal protection order against the alleged gunman, who is her ex-husband, more than 10 years ago but within a month asked for it to be terminated, court records show. Zachary Patten, 32, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Shane Richardson in St. Joseph County on Thursday night, July 20. Patten is also suspected in the shooting death of a 31-year-old woman in Kalamazoo less than an hour earlier.

Suspected Double Murderer On Loose In Southwest Michigan
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:16:47 GMT

Authorities in southwest Michigan are looking for a man they believe killed two people in separate Thursday night homicides. The suspected killer, 32-year-old Zachary Patten, is considered armed and dangerous and remains on the run.

Armed and Dangerous: Police search for double homicide suspect
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:27:42 GMT

FLORENCE TWP., Mich. - Police are searching for Zachary Michael Patten, 32, who they believe shot and killed two people overnight.

Police: Two overnight homicides connected
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:27:41 GMT

A 31-year-old female in the Kalamazoo area died Thursday night after being shot during what police believe to be an argument. Now a second victim is dead in St. Joseph County.

Multiple drunk driving suspect arrested after crash Thursday, July 6
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:27:36 GMT

A Three Rivers man with three prior Operating While Under the Influence arrests dating back to 2000 was lodged in the St. Joseph County Jail following an accident late Wednesday afternoon. The Michigan State Police reports the two car crash took place on U.S. 131 and North Main Street in Three Rivers at about 5:00 p.m. when the suspect turned his 2000 GMC mini-van left and in front of a south bound 2015 Ford Explorer.

Kalamazoo man arrested for alcohol related crash
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 15:26:56 GMT

Sheriff's deputies say a 35-year-old from Kalamazoo is jailed after he reportedly lost control of his car in St. Joseph County just after midnight Wednesday morning. Deputies say he was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Wait Road and was unable to stop at North Centerville Road.

Group wants to erase conviction of Constantine man Friday, June 30
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:42:06 GMT

Lawyers at the Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan and Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions have filed a lengthy motion in St. Joseph County in an attempt to erase the perjury conviction of a former Constantine reserve police officer. He was taken into custody, publicly identified and interrogated for an extended period.

Officials: Fire at Michigan mulch facility could burn a week
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:55:30 GMT

A fire at a mulch manufacturing facility in southwestern Michigan has been contained and could take a week to burn itself out, officials said Tuesday. The fire started Monday afternoon in Mottville Township, near the Indiana state line, and fire departments from several counties in Michigan and Indiana responded.

Multiple Indiana fire departments fighting large mulch fire in southern Michigan
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:49:23 GMT

More than a dozen fire departments from Michigan and Indiana have responded to a massive blaze at a Michigan facility near the state line. The fire started at a mulch manufacturing facility near Mottville, just across the Indiana state line, on Monday afternoon.