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Murder or self-defense? Tracy Lawrence trial underway in Jackson

In their opening statement, prosecutors asked the jury to consider Lawrence’s actions the morning of June 8, 2016.

WLNS - 2018-07-17 22:52:58

Couple accused of abusing teen both headed to prison

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - A Sherwood man is headed to prison for 210 months to 30 years after his guilty plea to sexually abusing a teenage girl.32-year-old Clyde Black admitted his guilt to first degree criminal sexual conduct. In exchange for his plea, three other first degree C.S.C. counts were dism

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-07-17 15:50:00

Jackson County could close parks if millage fails

Photo: Nikos Frazier - MLive.comJACKSON, Mich (WLNS) - Jackson county leaders say without some extra funding they could be forced to close some community parks.According to our media partners atMLivea millage on the November ballot would bring in more than two million dollars in parks funding each y

WLNS - 2018-07-17 10:49:16

Driver admits to causing fatal January OWI crash | Courts | Journal Gazette

Donald E. Stump, 25, pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to 10 felony charges, including criminal recklessness and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL GAZETTE - 2018-07-16 13:28:00

Jimmerson Lake home damaged in fire

The majority of the fire damage to the first floor, said the report. Fremont, Orland, Steuben Township and Ashley-Hudson fire departments assisted at the scene along with Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

EVENING STAR - 2018-07-17 04:00:00

Father says his daughter was almost kidnapped while walking their dog

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) --A Jackson man is counting his blessings after his daughter was almost kidnapped in her own neighborhood.Ronald Deault says his 12-year-old daughter was taking their dog for a walk near their home in Jackson. What happened next sent her running home scared and in tears."Right

WILX-TV - 2018-07-17 17:00:00

Police continue search for suspects in two cases

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - While they have received some leads, there is no suspect yet in an indecent exposure incident a week ago at the Coldwater Meijer store.

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-07-16 15:46:00

Arguments to begin in trial of man charged with killing two teens

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) --Opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a Jackson man charged in the deaths of two teenagers over two years ago.A jury was seated Monday in the trial of Tracy Lawrence.He is facing two counts of second-degree murder and a felony firearm chargein the dea

WILX-TV - 2018-07-17 04:03:00

Traffic has been a mess since US 20 closed

ANGOLA — “Visit Angola” has taken on a new meaning with U.S. 20 being closed to through traffic for reconstruction of the highway from Public Square to Clyde Street in Angola.Steady streams of traffic are flowing through once quiet residential neighborhoods and truckers are trying to come up with in

EVENING STAR - 2018-07-17 04:00:00

Departments busy with grass fires Monday

QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - There were two grass fires Monday in Branch County. The first alarm came in at 11:00 a.m. with the Quincy Fire Department dispatched to North Fremont Road, just north of US 12, near Kasey Lane in Quincy Township.

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-07-17 09:37:00

Former Athens teacher arrested, accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Tyler David Millward, 29, was arraigned Monday in Calhoun County District Court on charges of using a computer to communicate with another to commit the crime of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of lying to police.

BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER - 2018-07-16 21:55:00

Highway Patrol Investigating Serious West Unity Crash Injuring Two From Bryan

At approximately 10:52 AM, a 2014 Nissan sedan driven by Terry Schutte, age 72, of Bryan, Ohio was eastbound on County Road K at the intersection of County Road 17. Mr. Schutte failed to yield the right of way at the posted stop sign and struck a northbound 2017 Honda sedan driven by Cherie L. Whitm

THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM - 2018-07-16 19:56:18

UPDATE: Man shot in 1 of 2 shootings in Jackson Sunday

JACKSON, Mich. (WSYM) - The Jackson Police Department confirmed with News 10 that two shootings occurred at separate locations early Sunday morning.At one of the shooting locations, a man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. He is expected to survive.The first shooting took place at West

FOX47NEWS.COM - 2018-07-16 15:08:30

County parks likely to close if August millage proposal fails, officials say

JACKSON, MI - Jackson County has17 county parks- including 12 based on lakes - but that number would likely shrink if a millage proposal on the Aug. 7 ballot fails, county parks officials said.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-07-16 14:15:00

Firefighters get grass fire under control quickly

QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - A planned burn that got out of control because of dry conditions caused both the Quincy and Coldwater Fire Departments to be called out this morning.The grass fire on North Fremont Road initially threatened a nearby building, but firefighters who first arrived on the scene were a

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-07-16 16:13:00

Trial to begin in case of 2 teens shot, killed in Springport Township

Tracy Lawrence, 55, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and a firearm crime for shooting Hunter Lentz and Matthew McMillen, both 18, on June 8, 2016 on Town Road. The men were said to be breaking into a vehicle at Lawrence's home.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-07-16 10:10:00

Murder trial begins after two years of controversy

On that morning, the 54-year-old says he could see two men outside his house in Springport Township, trying to get into his truck and an out-building.

WLNS - 2018-07-16 21:51:07

Police: Two shootings in Jackson Sunday morning

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) --The Jackson Police Department confirms with News 10 two shootings occurred at separate locations Sunday morning.Both shootings occurred between midnight and 12:30 AM.The first shooting happened at Blair Park Apartments located off East Porter Street and Blair Park Drive, near


Dry stretch could finally break Monday

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Another mostly dry and hot weekend around Branch County. Despite a small shower that left some standing water at the curbs of some streets in Coldwater early evening Sunday, Accuweather says there has been no measurable rain in Coldwater so far this month, with the dry spell

WTVBAM.COM - 2018-07-16 09:09:00

Man injured in Jackson shooting; no suspects

JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) -- - Police in Jackson are searching for whoever shot a man early Sunday.It happened around 12:20 at the Blair Creek Apartments, located off East Porter Street.Police say they were called there on a report of gunshots. When they arrived, they found a man had been shot.The man w