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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.

Niles first ward residents ask for an end to gun violence in their community

NILES — The evening of Tuesday, Aug. 31 was a night like any other for Niles resident Alisa Weaver. After making her three children a ... Read more

23 hours 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.

Local emergency departments experiencing high volumes, wait times

JOSEPH – All three Spectrum Health Lakeland emergency departments continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times, officials reported Thursday. Care ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Residents demand Berrien County commissioners take action on mask mandate

ST. JOSEPH – County residents continued to protest the school mask mandate imposed by the Berrien County Health Department at Thursday’s weekly Berrien County Board ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Niles teen builds Eagle Scout project on McCoy Creek Trail

BUCHANAN — A Niles teen recently took the final step toward a lifelong dream — by making steps for others. Kyle Welch, 18, of Boy ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles hosts town hall between community, law enforcement

NILES — An event hosted in the heart of Niles this week aimed to help bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and the residents ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Commissioners respond to mask mandate

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has responded to a recent mask mandate issued by the Berrien County Health Department. On Sept. ... Read more

3 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.

Downtown Niles to welcome new dance studio

NILES — A new business will be pirouetting into downtown Niles later this month. Expressions Dance Studio is set to open at 210 E. Main ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

Niles City Council approves social district permits

NILES — The Niles City Council got down to business Monday evening. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the council approved a number of business items, ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles muralist brightening downtown

NILES — One corner of downtown Niles just got a little more colorful, thanks to a collaboration between a local business and an area artist. ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan commissioners decline to pay annual dues to Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce

BUCHANAN – An attempt to pay nearly $9,000 in annual dues to the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce failed at Monday’s Buchanan City Commission. Commissioners ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

Man arrested after standoff in Niles

NILES — A wanted man was arrested by state police following an hours-long standoff Tuesday morning. The investigation began Tuesday morning when the suspect, who ... 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.

Former Niles marijuana business partner pleads guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct

NILES – A former partner in a Niles marijuana business has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in connection with an incident in late 2019 ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

South Bend man gets prison for drunk driving

NILES — In Berrien County Trial Court Monday, a South Bend man is going to prison for third offense drunk driving. Terrence Lamont Malone, 33, ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Former Brandywine teacher sentenced to probation on charges of accosting a child for immoral purposes

NILES – A former Brandywine school teacher convicted of accosting a child for immoral purposes was sentenced to probation in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

Spectrum Health Lakeland earns national recognition for stroke treatment

St. JOSEPH – For the eighth consecutive year, Spectrum Health Lakeland has received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get with the Guidelines Stroke Quality Achievement ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Niles Police Log: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Aug. 31 12:54 p.m. — N. Eighth/Ash —suspicious vehicle 1:39 p.m. — Inner/Silverbrook, obstruction of justice/warrant 1:59 p.m. — 1300 block N. Fifth, utility 2:46 ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

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.

TWENTY YEARS LATER: Buchanan resident, sister reflect on their first-hand experience of 9/11 terrorist attacks

BUCHANAN — Time has not dulled the memories of sisters Monroe and Veronique Lemay. Though decades have passed, they can still recall in vivid detail ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

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