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Friday Aug 15 | MLive.com

Three people needed to hold down each dog from deadly Lapeer mauling, veterinarian testifies

Shelly Wallace said she distinctly remembers when two Cane Corso dogs visited her veterinary clinic in April - mainly because it took three people to pin each dog against a wall for an examination because of their aggression.

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Related Topix: Lapeer, MI, Metamora, MI

Thu Aug 14, 2014

MLive.com

Mauling victim's last words: 'I'm bleeding out, I'm dying' say Lapeer investigation reports

With one neighbor applying first aid and another keeping two dogs away from Craig Sytsma's body, the 46-year-old man told the two his first name before saying his last words: "I'm bleeding out, I'm dying," say investigators' reports.

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Related Topix: Lapeer, MI, Metamora, MI

Observer & Eccentric

Fresh at the Farmers Market

I love small towns. When I'm on vacation, I try to make a point to veer off main roads, looking for less-traveled routes.

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Related Topix: North Branch, MI, Life, Food, Heirloom Tomatoes, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 13, 2014

MLive.com

Eight puppies will go to Texas rescue group after adult dogs fatally mauled jogger in Lapeer County

Eight Cane Corso puppies will be sterilized and taken to a Texas rescue shelter after two adult dogs from the same residence mauled and killed a jogger in Metamora Township.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Lapeer, MI

Thu Aug 07, 2014

WJRT

Lapeer County man killed in Davison Township Accident Thursday night

A Mid Michigan family is grieving after a deadly collision took the life of a 48 year old Lapeer man.

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Related Topix: Davison, MI, Lapeer, MI

MLive.com

Dangerous dog bill introduced by Rep. Sean McCann of Kalamazoo targets unsafe dog behavior

State Representative Sean McCann has introduced a bill that would protect kids, pedestrians, letter carriers , utility workers and animal control officers from dangerous dogs.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Island Packet

Dogs that killed Michigan man are euthanized

Lapeer County assistant prosecutor Michael Hodges tells The Flint Journal that the cane corsos involved in the July 23 attack on 46-year-old Craig Sytsma of Livonia in Metamora Township were euthanized Monday.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Lapeer, MI

ABC News

Dogs That Killed Michigan Man Are Euthanized

Lapeer County assistant prosecutor Michael Hodges tells The Flint Journal that the cane corsos involved in the July 23 attack on 46-year-old Craig Sytsma of Livonia in Metamora Township were euthanized Monday.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Lapeer, MI

Daily Press & Argus

Dogs that killed Michigan jogger are euthanized

Hear 911 call: Witness tried to stop fatal attack ...: 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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Related Topix: Metamora, MI

Tue Aug 05, 2014

MLive.com

State Sen. Mike Green wins Republican primary in close race with sitting state Representative

Tuesday's primary election turned out to be a bit of a nail-biter for incumbent 31st District state Sen. Mike Green.

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Related Topix: Kingston, MI, Mayville, MI, Caro, MI, Bay City, MI, Lapeer, MI

MLive.com

Three dogs euthanized following fatal mauling of a jogger in Lapeer

Two dogs involved in a fatal mauling and another adult dog were euthanized on Friday, Aug. 1, and Monday, Aug. 4, following the death of a jogger in Metamora Township.

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Related Topix: Lapeer, MI, Metamora, MI

Mon Aug 04, 2014

MLive.com

Vassar Council discusses unauthorized immigrants, hears lawmaker's plan to author bill

Vassar City Council members met Monday, Aug. 4, but took no action regarding a plan by a local facility to secure a federal contract to house undocumented Central American youths.

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Related Topix: Vassar, MI, Mayville, MI, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, Frankenmuth, MI

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Man, 56, drowns after shallow-water dive from boat

Lapeer County authorities say that a 56-year-old man has drowned after diving from his boat in the Flint River's Holloway Reserve.

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Related Topix: Lapeer, MI, Flint, MI

Sat Aug 02, 2014

MLive.com

Lapeer County man drowns in Holloway Reservoir

A 57-year-old Lapeer County man was found dead in the Holloway Reservoir Saturday, Aug. 2, after jumping out of a boat.

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Related Topix: Columbiaville, MI, Lapeer, MI, Genesee County, MI

Fri Aug 01, 2014

CBS Local

Murder Hearing For Albanian Couple Whose Cane Corso Dogs Killed Jogger

A couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are headed to court on murder charges.

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Related Topix: Lapeer, MI, Metamora, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

MLive.com

Fatal dog attack: Animal owners face murder charges in West Michigan native's death

Prosecutors in Lapeer County have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple who police say owned Cane Corso dogs that attacked and killed a West Michigan native, the Flint Journal reported .

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Related Topix: Michigan, Metamora, MI

Detroit Free Press

Owners of dogs involved in fatal attack in U.S. illegally, feds say

The Metamora couple whose dogs killed a jogger last week are in the U.S. illegally and were facing imminent deportation at the time of the attack.

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Related Topix: Metamora, MI, Lapeer, MI

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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

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

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