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Cassopolis man sent to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS — In Cass County Court Friday, a Cassopolis man convicted of drug offenses was sentenced to prison. Shawn Allen Spurlock, 41, of Hospital Street ... Read more

21 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac man who broke elementary school windows sentenced to probation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man who broke windows at Patrick Hamilton Elementary School twice in 2019 was sentenced to probation, restitution and tether in a ... Read more

22 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Man arrested on drug charges in Mason Township

MASON TOWNSHIP — A man was arrested on drug charges in Mason Township Thursday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on Thursday, detectives ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Cass County Commissioners approve grant for Dowagiac River restoration

CASSOPOLIS — Parts of the Dowagiac River will be restored and improved, thanks to a vote by the Cass County Board of Commissioners Thursday. During ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Niles man was found unconscious after a motorcycle accident on Anderson Road Thursday evening, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Two women injured in La Grange Township crash

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Local talent development leader honored by Michigan Works! Association

LANSING — Kelly Wilson, a vocational training specialist at Berrien, Cass, Van Buren Michigan Works!, was awarded a “Shining Star” Award by the Michigan Works! ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

MEC accepting applications for Strengthening Schools Grant program

CASSOPOLIS — Applications are now open for an annual grant program. Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 976,505 cases, 20,535 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 15,165 COVID-19 cases and 284 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac police arrest suspect in Monday hit and run crash

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Police Department has made an arrest in a Monday hit and run crash that left a motorcyclist in critical condition. Dowagiac ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Police investigating Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A Sturgis man was transported to the hospital following a Monday morning crash in Porter Township. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac police investigate hit-and-run crash

DOWAGIAC — Police in Dowagiac are investigating a Monday afternoon hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured. At approximately 2:43 p.m., Dowagiac police were ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

First responders, community members gather for Pokagon 9/11 memorial ceremony

POKAGON — The bell at Old Rugged Cross Church rang four times Saturday morning.  Once at 8:46 a.m., then at 9:03 a.m., again at 9:37 ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Lansing man headed to prison for leading police on two-state chase

In Cass County Court Friday, a Lansing man is going to prison for his role in a two-state police chase. Kelly Ryan Darnell, 36, of ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac man sentenced for healthcare fraud

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court for healthcare fraud uncovered during the investigation of fired Southwestern Michigan College ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Former SMC instructor sentenced to probation for attempted aggravated indecent exposure

CASSOPOLIS – A coward, a liar and a rapist. That was how George Field’s victim described him at his sentencing Friday morning in Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Residents ask Cass County board to oppose potential mask mandates

CASSOPOLIS — Thursday evening, cars spilled out of the Cass County Road Commission’s parking lot into the street and onto the Cass County Fairgrounds. Once ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Cass County Sheriff’s Office defeats Niles MSP in softball game

CASSOPOLIS — This week, two local law enforcement agencies faced off in an annual softball game. Wednesday, the Michigan State Police Niles post played the ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

MDHHS issues quarantine guidance for asymptomatic students

LANSING — To help ensure Michigan students and educators are as safe as possible in the classroom and keep students in school for in-person learning, ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

MSP encourages residents to take action to prepare during Michigan’s Preparedness Month

LANSING — Emergencies can happen when least expected. That is why Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is encouraging Michigan residents to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

New emergency management coordinator ready to serve Cass County

CASSOPOLIS — A new face in Cass County government is working to ensure the county and its residents are prepared for anything that might come ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 961,953 cases, 20,396 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,955 COVID-19 cases and 283 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Berrien, Cass counties

NILES — An approaching storm system could bring with it heavy rain and strong winds to Michiana. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Council on Aging to host annual Senior Health Fair

CASS COUNTY — A local organization will again bring local medical providers to answer questions and provide services for seniors — all under one roof. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Dr. Lawless International Dark Sky Park to host performance

VANDALIA — The Cass County Parks and Recreation Department will welcome representatives from the Bradley Settlement Singers and Southern Straight Singers Sept. 10 at Dr. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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