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February 6, 2014

Local Briefs: Feb. 6


The ice jam raised the level of the river by 8 feet west of Logansport and forced some residents to evacuate Wednesday because of flooding concerns. The number of evacuations wasn’t reported.

Cass County Emergency Management Director Alvin Beckman said the river has returned to its normal flow as the ice heads downriver toward Carroll and Tippecanoe counties.

South Bend police officer found dead

SOUTH BEND — A South Bend police officer was found dead in his home early Wednesday morning, but it was unclear what caused the death.

Sgt. Mark Szweda, 45, was an 18-year veteran of the South Bend Police Department. He was off-duty, and there appeared to be “nothing suspicious” about the death, Trent said, adding that the St. Joseph County coroner’s office is investigating.



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