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1 hr ago | MLive.com

Deadly dog mauling: Lapeer County prosecutor says office was never made aware of prior attacks

Despite two prior biting incidents involving the dogs that mauled a jogger to death last week, no effort was ever made to take action against the dogs.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Oxford, MI

13 hrs ago | Observer & Eccentric

New beat

The Northville City Police department has hired two new officers. Both say community service played a big part in their decisions to become police officers.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Times Herald

County official says he knew nothing of vicious dogs

Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson says his office was never notified of vicious dogs biting pedestrians and roaming free in Metamora Township and would have taken action before two of those dogs killed a jogger last week .

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Livonia, MI

WILX-TV Lansing

Authorities Discussing Charges in Fatal Dog Attack

Authorities will discuss whether owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road will face criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

Mon Jul 28, 2014

MLive.com

Lapeer County prosecutor may seek manslaughter charges in fatal dog mauling

The owners of two dogs accused of killing a jogger in Lapeer County could face potential manslaughter charges, according to the Lapeer County prosecutor.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Oxford, MI, Metamora, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CBS Local

"There's A Guy Being Attacked By A Couple Of Dogs," ...

"There's a guy being attacked by a couple of dogs, they're on top , " begins the call to a 911 emergency operator.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Detroit News

Dogs maul jogger

Nobody was at home when two large dogs left to run loose on their owner's property took off after jogger Craig Sytsma and mauled him to death, police said Friday.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Oakland County, MI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Stepson of dog attack victim says 'dogs were looking to kill'

Hear 911 call as neighbors try to save Sytsma's life. One of the two dogs that attacked and killed Craig Sytsma while he was jogging in Lapeer County's Metamora Township, Mich.

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Related Topix: Livonia, MI, Metamora, MI, Westland, MI

MLive.com

Multiple dog attack, deadly mauling police reports mention same Metamora Township home

The two dogs responsible for the death of a Livonia man Wednesday evening come from a home where dogs allegedly have attacked at least two other people in as many years, according to Metamora Township police reports.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

USA Today

Hear 911 call: Witness tried to stop fatal attack by shooting at dogs

Craig Sytsma, a 46-year-old Livonia man, was fatally attacked by two loose dogs while jogging Wednesday evening in Lapeer County, Michigan.

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WILX-TV Lansing

Michigan Dog Owner May Be Charged In Fatal Attack

Authorities in Lapeer County say 46-year-old Craig Sytsma of Livonia was attacked Wednesday by the cane corsos in Metamora Township, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

Detroit Free Press

When dogs go on the attack, safety choices are few, vet and other experts say

The horrifying attack of a Michigan jogger along a quiet, rural road in Lapeer County this week has dog owners, runners, bicyclists and others wondering what to do if a dog attacks.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Oakland County, MI, Oxford, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MLive.com

Michigan representative wants state funding pulled for facilities housing unauthorized immigrants

Children and teens from Central America could be housed in the Lt. Clarence Fischer Center at the Wolverine Human Services facility in Vassar.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Wolverine, MI, Vassar, MI, Immigration Reform

Detroit Free Press

Bullmastiffs kill Livonia man out for a jog in Lapeer County

A Livonia man was mauled to death by two dogs Wednesday evening while jogging down a quiet dirt road in rural Metamora Township.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

Detroit Free Press

Bullmastiffs kill Livonia man out for a jog in Lapeer County

A Livonia man was mauled to death by two dogs Wednesday evening while jogging down a quiet dirt road in rural Metamora Township.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

Northern Michigan News

Runner dies after attack by 2 bull mastiffs

A suburban Detroit man has died following an attack by two bull mastiffs as he ran in a Lapeer County village.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

MLive.com

Report: Lapeer County police ask for help identifying dog attack victim

Police in Lapeer County are asking for help identifying a man who was attacked by two dogs while jogging, according to a report by The County Press .

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Suspicion of embezzlement began when former Lapeer County prosecutor left to become judge

Allegations of embezzlement against a Lapeer County Judge arose just months after Judge Byron Konschuh left the prosecutor's office to serve as Lapeer County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Michigan, Shiawassee County, MI, Lapeer, MI

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Times Herald

Governor pushes farming growth

Richard Hobson was all smiles as he placed two jumbo sweet onions in the hands of Gov. Rick Snyder.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Michigan, Marlette, MI

Tue Jul 15, 2014

MLive.com

Stebbins Family Fund awards $100,000 in matching grants to St. Clair and Lapeer...

The Stebbins Family Fund, administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, will award $100,000 in five matching grants of $20,000 each to St. Clair and Lapeer county-based charities.

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Related Topix: St. Clair, MI, Lapeer, MI, Life, Charity , Grand Valley State University, Port Huron, MI

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