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Undersheriff: Investigation indicates blunt trauma | Local News …

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities suspect an autopsy will reveal blunt force trauma caused the “obvious injuries” that left a 48-year-old man dead in his mobile home at King’s Court.

Grand Traverse County Undersheriff Nate Alger said a 23-year-old Traverse City man soon will be arraigned on an open murder charge after deputies suspected he killed his neighbor on David Place. Alger said the two men were in the same home between 3:30 and 6:30 a.m. — a short time before the 48-year-old was found dead.

“The officers noticed there were obvious injuries but not the type or extent,” Alger said previously.

Two homes were under the “protection” of deputies as the investigation continued Thursday morning. Alger said the man’s body is en route to Kalamazoo for an autopsy which should reveal more details. Authorities hope a search will uncover additional evidence — including a murder weapon — when the results arrive.

Few additional details

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Local 3-year-old plans to be ‘on duty’ at Hero Thrill Show

SWARTHMORE When the 63rd annual Hero Thrill Show kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 23 outside of the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia, a special little 3-year-old honorary Philadelphia police officer will be a part of the action. Ryder Simms of the Swarthmorewood section of Ridley Township was sworn in as an honorary Philadelphia police officer by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross in August. The son of Jason and Alana Simms, the tiny tyke in uniform has been garnering lots of attention these last few weeks as word of the “miniature man in blue” has spread.

Mother Alana said her son’s fascination with all-things police related began about the age of 1 when he began taking an unexpected interest in toy police vehicles.

“None of us pushed him to like police-themed toys,” Alana explained. “He just seemed to skip over the baby toys and gravitate

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Local police to present National Night Out fairs Tuesday

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley police officers will be out in force in their respective cities Tuesday evening, but it won’t be for crimefighting in the traditional sense.

Each department will join National Night Out festivities with events to educate the public about crime prevention and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how police departments operate.

National Night Out is observed annually around the country to help police build positive relationships with residents.

Newport Beach police will hold a safety fair with free food, displays from the crime scene investigation, SWAT, K-9, animal control, horseback and community emergency response units, among others. There also will be games, face painting and a bounce house. The fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road.

Local student attends STEM program in Dallas

Del Rio 11-year-old Kenneth Alexander returned Friday from the National Youth Leadership Forum Pathways to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program at the University of Texas in Dallas, where teacher-selected students have the opportunity to explore careers options in STEM fields.

Michele Schetter, Alexander’s fifth grade teacher at Ruben Chavira Elementary School, nominated him to participate in the five-day STEM program. The program’s curriculum focused on areas including medical science, engineering, leadership and crime scene investigation, Alexander said.

“It was a full day. He came home mentally exhausted,” said his great-aunt, Sylvia Cyprian, who accompanied him to Dallas.

“It was longer than

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Cop Camp shows kids local law enforcement

Shelby Police officers and community kids got to know each other a little better this week.

For more than 10 years,  Shelby had held two free, week-long summer camps for the community’s youth to see the people behind the badge. The department’s first week of Cop Camp hosted 20 children from the Shelby area.

Children learned about crime scene investigation, being a patrol officer and K-9s used by officers. They also got to participate in different field trips throughout the week.

The first week is dedicated to children 8- to 10-years-old. The second week for children 11- to 13-years-old starts Monday. 

– Joyce Orlando

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