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Freshmen crime incidents involving arrests, citations, vandalisms and assaults between July 2012 and Jan. 2014. (Graphic by Kayla Folino | Page Designer)

Younger students have higher crime rates on campus

From alcohol violations to vandalism, younger students are charged with campus crime more often than their older counterparts in recent years.  Central Michigan University Police reported 274 cases involving 18 and 19-year-old students from July 2012 to Jan. 24, 2014, […]
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Journalism professor Sean Baker

Professor ‘regretful’ for intoxication on campus, takes leave of absence

Students in professor Sean Baker’s journalism classes were notified by email Monday that he would not be teaching for the next two weeks. Baker told Central Michigan Life that he was taking a “personal leave of absence due to ongoing […]
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CMU Police: Bad weather, timing leads to fewer incidents on St. Patrick’s Day

CMU Police: Bad weather, timing leads to fewer incidents on St. Patrick’s Day

For police agencies, St. Patrick’s Day at Central Michigan University was calmer than previous years. According to reports provided by Central Michigan University police Lt. Larry Klaus, officers handed out two minor in possession tickets, and jailed one offender. Last […]
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Courtesy photo of Abby Dixon, 20, who was hospitalized after suffering a fractured skull Monday night north of campus.

CMU sophomore suffers fractured skull, hospitalized after incident Monday

A New Buffalo sophomore was airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids on Monday after fracturing her skull at a 908 S. Main St. residence. Abbey Dixon, 20, was injured while going down a stairway at the […]
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Ryan Wheeler

CMU biology staff member charged, fired after indecent exposure

Central Michigan University Police identified the suspect arrested for indecent exposure in late February as a staff member in the biology department. Ryan Lee Wheeler, a 33-year-old Mount Pleasant resident, waived his arraignment for two counts of indecent exposure and […]
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Shepard Tri-Twp. firefighters and Michigan State Police respond to a tanker crash on U.S. 127 north of Shepherd in Isabella County Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (Courtesy | Tim Goessman/Mlive.com)

Several crashes cause US-127 shutdown

Dangerous driving conditions resulted in a 36-car crash Friday that sent five people to the hospital. From 11 a.m. to about 5:30 p.m. US-127 was shut down from M-46 to the Mount Pleasant exits so police could neutralize the incidents. […]
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Mount Pleasant man arrested for exposing himself on campus

A 33-year-old Mount Pleasant man was arrested for indecent exposure on Central Michigan University’s campus Thursday near Wightman Hall. Police responded to a call at 2:50 p.m. from a woman who said a male subject exposed himself to her in […]
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CMU student arraigned for firing shots outside J.C. Penney on Wednesday

Troy junior Zachary David Barberi was arraigned in Isabella County Trial Court on Friday for firing a gun through the back window of a car last week on S. Mission Street. Barberi, 21, was charged with four misdemeanors, which included careless discharge […]
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CMUPD: Speaking up key to preventing gun violence

CMUPD: Speaking up key to preventing gun violence

Central Michigan University Police Department Lt. Larry Klaus said preventing shootings like those at Michigan State and Ferris State University last weekend ultimately comes down to speaking up. “The campus, the community, they have to help us,” Klaus said. “If […]
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Gas leak Thursday causes brief evacuation of Brooks Hall

Brooks Hall evacuated more than 40 students after a small gas leak was discovered Thursday. Central Michigan University Police arrived at 6 p.m. to investigate the building after a fire alarm was pulled. Traci Goldsworthy, director of intro biology labs, […]
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UPDATED: Student arrested Wednesday for firing gun at vehicle

A Central Michigan University student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a hunting rifle at an occupied vehicle at a strip mall on Mission Street. Mount Pleasant Police responded to the call about damages to property at 11:30 a.m. According to MMPD, a […]
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Cause of death discovered for deceased MMCC student Matthew Vandercook

A final autopsy report revealed a genetic disorder was the cause of a Mid-Michigan Community College student’s death in October at The Village of Bluegrass. Matthew Vandercook, a Monroe-native and student at Mid-Michigan Community College, was found dead in his […]


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