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February 29th

Community rallies to support teen

February 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Austin Schoff, the 18 year old Plymouth High School student who was struck by another Plymouth teen on Michigan Road Feb. 17, has been removed from ICU at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Says mom, Kathy Jo Schoff, “Austin is making huge strides considering the damage that has been done.”
She said that on day five, the intracranial pressure valve was removed from his brain and the sedative was turned off.
“Day six, the ventilator was removed and he began breathing successfully on his own,” she said.

February 28th

VIDEO: Mayor gives state of city address

February 28, 2012

To watch Mayor Mark Senter deliver his state of the city address Monday night, click on the link below.

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February 27th

Vehicle hits firehouse, causes major damage

February 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jasmine White, 23, of Plymouth, was driving a red Jeep with several other passengers around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she struck the front of the Plymouth Fire Station, causing pillars and an overhang over the front door to fall down. White and her passengers fled the scene on foot, but White was later apprehended and booked in the Marshall County Jail for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Plymouth police chief Jim Cox estimated that White had caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to the fire station.

Rodney Miller named new fire chief

February 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Mayor Mark Senter announced at Monday's city council meeting that he had chosen Rodney Miller as Plymouth's new fire chief. Miller will replace Andy Metsker, who resigned earlier this month.
When asked later why he chose Miller, Senter replied simply: "Experience. His 22 years on the job is very important. I believe that like Andy, (Miller) will lend a quiet leadership to the job and I look forward to working with him."
Miller was a volunteer firefighter in Argos before joining the Plymouth Fire Department in 1990 as a full-time employee.

Alligator found with taped mouth

February 27, 2012

STARKE CO. — Indiana Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman was contacted by two fishermen who made a surprising discovery on the Kankakee River in Starke County Sunday. Jeff Brewer and his father Steve Brewer discovered a dead alligator stuck in a logjam about 2 miles downstream from the English Lake public access site. The Brewers had just launched their boat and were heading out for an afternoon of fishing when Jeff spotted the foot and tail of the alligator sticking out of the water.

Park Jefferson 'unfit for human habitation'

February 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The last few remaining residents of the more than 50 Park Jefferson Apartments on Jefferson Street in Plymouth should have already moved out or are in the process of vacating.
The Marshall County Health Department officially declared the property “unfit for human habitation” and gave a resident in building #2 until last Sunday to vacate.

Daytona airing at 7

February 27, 2012

Photo by Maggie Nixon
NASCAR will be burning up the track in Daytona tonight at 7 p.m., a race postponed from noon today, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Pictured is a safety worker putting out a fire in the pits at Chicagoland Speedway in September, 2011.

February 24th

Rochester man injured in off-road vehicle accident

February 24, 2012

ROCHESTER — Dustin Sullivan, 26, of Leiters Ford was operating a four wheeler along Erie Lackawanna Railroad Wednesday when he struck a tree and was ejected from the vehicle. Sullivan was transported by family to the Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester and then to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He sustained internal injuries but is in stable condition. Conservation officers in Fulton County are investigating the incident.

UPDATE: Plymouth man shot by police after chase

February 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Detectives with the Indiana State Police are currently investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in northern Marshall County around 8:30 p.m. last night.
The shooting, which stemmed from a pursuit, ended in the death of one man.

February 23rd

1 dead after high speed chase, firing on police

February 24, 2012

WALKERTON -- One Marshall County man is dead after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the county Thursday night.
The pursuit began in Argos with an attempted traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver. At about 8 p.m. the suspect began traveling on Michigan Road and then north on US 31. At one point his vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of US 30. The red pick-up truck took the North Michigan Road exit and traveled north on Michigan Road to Higbee Corner heading westbound. At times his speed was in excess of 100 miles per hour.

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