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CMU student arrested on arson charges

CMU student arrested on arson charges

A 19-year-old male CMU student was arrested, Thursday for an arson that took place outside Thorpe Hall. The Central Michigan University Police Department responded Wednesday morning to a call about the burning of a university-owned desk chair and other items outside the residence hall. According to […]
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A woman was struck by a car on the corner of Chippewa and Mission near the Pixie Restaurant Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo | Orrin Shawl)

Mission Street traffic limited as police investigate pedestrian struck by SUV

A woman was struck by an sports utility vehicle as it attempted to exit a parking lot on the north side of Mount Pleasant on Thursday afternoon. Mount Pleasant police officers investigated the scene at Mission and Chippewa streets by […]
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CMU student sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer

CMU student sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer

Central Michigan University sophomore Rachel Harrison was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation Wednesday after being charged with three concurrent sentences of assaulting an officer, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent and assault with a weapon. […]
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Arson reported outside Thorpe Hall

Two chairs were reportedly set on fire outside of Thorpe Hall early Wednesday morning, according to Central Michigan University police. Steve Smith, Central Michigan University director of public relations, said he heard a study chair that might have been used in […]
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A CMU police officer puts out a couch fire April 26, 2014 during a street riot as CMU students ran around the fire chanting “USA” at S Franklin and E Gaylord St. (Taylor Ballek | Staff Photographer)

Mount Pleasant Police cracking down on recent arsons, couch fires: CMU reserving right to expel potential perpetrators

Mount Pleasant Police Department and Central Michigan University officials will begin working together to counter the threat of arson and other crimes related to college parties, according to MPPD Public Information Officer Jeff Thompson. By instituting a new Mount Pleasant […]
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A CMU police officer puts out a couch fire April 26, 2014 during a street riot as CMU students ran around the fire chanting "USA" at S Franklin and E Gaylord St. ​(Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

Putting out the fire: City enacts emergency ordinance to discourage student fires

In conjunction with an emergency city ordinance issued Monday to discourage city-wide couch burnings, Central Michigan University President George Ross took a decisive stance on the issue. During an exclusive interview with Central Michigan Life, Ross told reporters that the […]
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Preliminary sexual misconduct hearing scheduled for CMU international student

Preliminary sexual misconduct hearing scheduled for CMU international student

Mohammad Alradhi, a Central Michigan University international student charged with criminal sexual conduct, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. on May 8. Alradhi, 25, is charged with two fourth-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of assault […]
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Middle schoolers assault staff member during recess

Middle schoolers assault staff member during recess

Five seventh grade boys at West Intermediate Middle School were involved in the assault of a staff member Wednesday during their lunch break. Injuries sustained by the staff member were not reported by the police, per an ongoing investigation. The middle school, […]
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Local farmer pleads not guilty in death of 71 calves

A Deerfield Township farmer charged with animal cruelty pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday at the Isabella County Trial Court. John Montross, 29, faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine if he is found guilty of animal cruelty after […]
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Farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charge

A Deerfield Township farmer charged with felony animal cruelty pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing Monday at the Isabella County Trial Court. John Montross, 29, faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine if he is found guilty of animal […]
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Local police dispel myths about speeding tickets

Local police dispel myths about speeding tickets

Chloe Lewis believes a police officer’s judgement is fair, but speeding-ticket fines are not. When Lewis was pulled over for driving more than 15 mph over the speed limit, she received a warning. “I didn’t have any points or anything,” […]
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Sophomore pleads guilty to October assaults in Merrill Hall

Canton sophomore John Rubio pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from the assaults of three other students in Merrill Hall in late October. The 18-year-old was charged with one count of first-degree home invasion, criminal sexual conduct-assault with intent of penetration, […]


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