The Battle Creek Public Schools say Thursday morning that authorities in Springfield let them know there was an active shooter situation in the area of Valley View Elementary and Springfield Middle School; as a result, the district made the call to cancel classes.
45-year-old Jeffery Crouse had been arrested last October after he crashed his car while off duty; he was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence.
The City of Battle Creek says Sunday that the unnamed officer was off duty and in his personal vehicle, when he crashed into a utility pole around 4am in the City of Springfield. He wasn’t hurt and was arrested shortly afterwards.
Authorities are now investigating a large fire at a playground in Springfield Monday night. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that around 11:15pm Monday, emergency responders found the B. Carol Hinton Park on 27th St. completely engulfed in flames...