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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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Police identify CMU student arrested following three sexual assaults

Police identify CMU student arrested following three sexual assaults

A 25-year-old Central Michigan University freshman was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday, for fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery. Mohammad Alradhi is accused of assaulting a female student on three occasions – April 8, 12 and 13. The assaults […]
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Police investigating break-in at Green Spot Pub

Police investigating break-in at Green Spot Pub

Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking information from the public in the investigation of a break-in and robbery at the Green Spot Pub on Wednesday. Money was stolen from the Green Spot Pub, located at 808 N. Mission St. There […]
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Broadcasting professor charged with trespassing at The Cabin after drinking with students

Broadcasting professor charged with trespassing at The Cabin after drinking with students

  A Central Michigan University professor was arraigned at the Isabella County Trial Courthouse on April 9, after being jailed for trespassing at The Cabin. Curtis Sutterfield initially pleaded guilty Wednesday, but Magistrate Sandra Straus suggested a no-contest plea since Sutterfield […]
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Police: Impaired driver kills pedestrian Saturday

A man was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver on East Broadway Road, Saturday, close to Makawa Drive in Mount Pleasant. Witnesses found Kyle Baldwin, 22, of Mount pleasant alive at first and lying on the ground […]
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Local police considering social media presence

Local police considering social media presence

Central Michigan University Police, the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department do not have social media accounts to communicate with the public. They rely on other systems for sending alerts to cell phones and email accounts, […]


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