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Brandywine Education

Brandywine renews administrator contracts for one year

NILES — Performance pay, administrative contracts and budgets were on the agenda for Monday’s Brandywine Board of Education meeting. Board members hosted the meeting virtually ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:52 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission votes to dissolve DDA

BUCHANAN – A change is coming to Buchanan’s downtown business community. The Buchanan City Commission took the first steps toward dissolving the Buchanan Downtown Development ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:01 pm

News

Two Niles men sentenced to prison on drug, weapons charges

NILES – Two Niles men were sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court on drug and weapons charges. Rashawn Mychal Cosey, 24, of ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, June 8, 2020 1:36 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – An Elkhart man who said he was thankful to be arrested last fall has been sentenced to probation Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, June 5, 2020 12:02 pm

News

Investigation Discovery channel to air documentary on Niles murders

NILES – The brutal 2010 murder of Carolyn and John Tarwacki inside their Carberry Road home will once again be the subject of an Investigation ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, June 5, 2020 9:56 am

Berrien County

Berrien County Courts begin four-phase plan to reopen

NILES – A Benton Harbor woman was sentenced to prison for drug dealing in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Kate Alexandra Crandall, 27, of Benton ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, June 1, 2020 2:00 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac woman sentenced on drug, probation violation charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac woman was sentenced to a year in the Cass County Jail after being sentenced on a drug charge and a probation ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:25 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan’s Thrill on the Hill canceled

BUCHANAN – The Summer Thrill on the Hill tubing event is another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buchanan City Commissioners voted Tuesday to cancel this ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:00 pm

Buchanan

Future of Buchanan DDA remains up in the air

BUCHANAN – The future of the Buchanan Downtown Development Authority remains up in the air after a report Tuesday from an ad hoc committee looking ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:32 pm

News

Niles man headed to prison on assault charges

NILES – A Niles man is going back to prison after being sentenced Tuesday in Berrien County Trial Court. Timothy Lee Helms, 33, of Niles, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:54 am

Cass County

Dowagiac man accepts plea deal for 2019 bomb threat

CASSOPOLIS – The Dowagiac man who caused a lockdown of Cass County government buildings last June has accepted a plea deal. Patrick Kyle McMeeken is ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:58 pm

Berrien County

Benton Harbor man sentenced on drug, drunk driving charges

NILES – A Benton Harbor man was sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court to probation and tether on drug and drunk driving charges. Reginald ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 18, 2020 3:00 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan celebrates Memorial Day with banners downtown

BUCHANAN – Many have seen the banners put up to honor high school athletes in area communities. This week, the Buchanan community is doing something ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 18, 2020 2:27 pm

Cass County

Four area men sentenced in Cass County Court Friday

CASSOPOLIS – An area man with six prior drug convictions will be spending more time in jail after being sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, May 15, 2020 12:19 pm

News

Two men sentenced in Berrien County Court Monday

NILES – Two area men were sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles. As has been the case for the last several weeks, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 11, 2020 12:45 pm

Cass County

Five men sentenced in Cass County Court Friday

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man learned a lesson in civics and the rights of parolees when he was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, May 8, 2020 12:36 pm

Berrien County

Two Berrien County residents sentenced to probation Monday

NILES – Two area residents were sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles. Rebecca Marie Key, 30, of Old U.S. 31 in Niles, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 4, 2020 11:05 am

Cass County

Two Cass County men sentenced on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – Two area men were sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court for drug charges. The sentencings were once again done remotely due to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, May 1, 2020 11:50 am

Berrien County

Ex-wife of trail court administrator potentially facing years in prison for allegedly hiring someone to kill former husband’s new girlfriend

ST. JOSEPH — A Berrien Springs woman is facing the possibility of spending many years in prison after being arrested for allegedly soliciting someone to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 5:23 pm

Cassopolis

Berrien Springs resident sentenced as a habitual offender in Cass County Court Friday

CASSOPOLIS – Probation and jail sentences were handed down Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. The proceedings were in large part again conducted remotely with ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 24, 2020 1:15 pm

Edwardsburg

Niles, Edwardsburg teens sentenced for armed robbery

NILES – An armed robbery and shooting that occurred at a residence on N. Seventh Street in Niles last December has resulted in two men ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 20, 2020 1:01 pm

Cass County

Former SMC instructor accused of criminal sexual conduct still awaiting trial

CASSOPOLIS — The pandemic has delayed the trial of a former Southwestern Michigan College instructor who is accused of a number of crimes. A pretrial ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 20, 2020 7:30 am

Dowagiac

Judge hears pretrial conference in Dowagiac homicide case

CASSOPOLIS – A resolution has yet to be met in a homicide that took place in Dowagiac earlier this year. A pretrial conference was held ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Sunday, April 19, 2020 1:10 pm

Cass County

Judge awards jail time, tether, probation to three Cassopolis residents

CASSOPOLIS — Probation and jail sentences were handed down Friday in Cass County Circuit Court, including a probation sentence for a man who cut off ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 17, 2020 12:05 pm

Berrien County

Niles man headed back to prison on drug charges

NILES – A former Niles man who got out of prison in November 2018 is going back to prison after being sentenced Monday in Berrien ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 13, 2020 11:37 am

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