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Berrien County

Man who led police on two-state chase headed to prison

NILES – A LaPorte man who led police on a two-state chase is going to prison after being sentenced in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 10, 2021 1:25 pm

Berrien County

Niles man pleads guilty to probation violation

NILES – A Niles man is going to jail and having his probation extended after violating terms from a 2020 possession of meth conviction. He ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, May 3, 2021 12:41 pm

Cass County

Elkhart teen given chance to keep domestic violence off record

In Cass County Court Friday, an Elkhart teen was given the chance of keeping charges off his record after he was sentenced for domestic violence ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 30, 2021 5:00 pm

Cass County

Cassopolis man sentenced for 2018 misconduct

CASSOPOLIS — Several area residents were sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court on drug, resisting arrest and criminal sexual conduct charges. Gage Allen-Zachery Curtis, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 30, 2021 2:05 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Commission expected to apply for grant to extend McCoy Creek Trail

BUCHANAN – Buchanan City Commissioners received good news about plans to extend the McCoy Creek Trail at their meeting Monday night. Plans call for the ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:42 pm

Berrien County

Multiple sentenced to probation in trial court Monday

NILES — Multiple defendants received probation sentences in Berrien County Court Monday, including two under the Holmes Youthful Training Act which allows first time offenders ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 26, 2021 3:00 pm

Berrien County

Niles man returning to prison for malicious destruction of property, resisting police

NILES – A Niles man is going back to prison after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court. Jeffrey Durell Allen, 38, of Niles, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 26, 2021 1:10 pm

Berrien County

Man sentenced for attempting to sell meth to undercover officer

CASSOPOLIS — A former Illinois resident was sentenced Monday for dealing meth after he sold to an undercover police officer. David M. Dewitt pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 26, 2021 12:33 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation on drug, assault charges

A Dowagiac man chose probation and jail over a straight jail term after pleading guilty to drug and assault charges in court Friday. Gene Edward ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:21 am

Cass County

Parolee heading back to jail on firearms charge

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man already on parole will spend the next year in jail after being sentenced in Cass County Circuit Court Friday. Eric ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 23, 2021 5:00 pm

Cass County

Vandalia man gets probation for touching women without consent

A Vandalia resident who touched women without their consent received probation and credit for time served Friday in Cass County Court. Ronnie Demetrius Moore Jr., ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 23, 2021 2:19 pm

Berrien County

South Bend man sentenced for meth possession in Niles Township

NILES – Prison sentences were handed down to two area residents in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Neil Courtney Bennett, 49, of South Bend, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 19, 2021 12:33 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Commission considers social district

BUCHANAN – Community development efforts were on the front burner at Monday night’s Buchanan City Commission meeting. Commissioners discussed creating a social district downtown and ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:22 pm

Berrien County

Two area residents sentenced for assault, drug offenses

NILES – Two area residents were sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court for assault and drug offenses. Joseph Paolucci-Hitchcock, 22, of Buchanan, pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 12, 2021 2:06 pm

Cass County

Three Rivers man sentenced to probation for meth possession

Friday in Cass County Court, a Three Rivers man was given the chance to get away from drugs and complete a probation program. Jonathan Russell ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:12 pm

Cass County

Edwardsburg man sentenced to one year for assault

CASSOPOLIS – An Edwardsburg man will spend more time in jail after being sentenced for assaultive behavior Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Anthony Lee ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:10 pm

Cass County

Cass County jury trials again on hold after spike in COVID-19 cases

CASSOPOLIS – Jury trials are again on hold in Cass County after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. They had been scheduled to start next ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:02 am

News

Indiana man sentenced for fleeing, alluding police in Niles Township

In Berrien County Court Monday, an Indiana resident was sentenced to probation for fleeing police. Richard Romeo Hill, Jr., 29, of South Bend, pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 5, 2021 2:00 pm

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced to nine to 15 years for criminal sexual conduct

NILES – A Niles resident is going to prison after being convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Jacob Allan Ross, 29, of Niles, pleaded guilty to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, April 5, 2021 12:12 pm

Cass County

Trial courts to resume in Cass County first time since pandemic began

CASS COUNTY — Area courts are once again making plans to start holding jury trials. Jury trials have been in large part put on hold since ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, March 29, 2021 11:02 am

Cass County

Cassopolis woman gets jail for using drugs on probation

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis woman who has continued to use drugs and alcohol while on probation will be spending more time in jail after being ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, March 26, 2021 5:00 pm

Cass County

Niles man will serve prison for kidnapping, assault

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man who assaulted a woman and was in possession of drugs and weapons last summer is going to prison after being ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, March 26, 2021 2:14 pm

Buchanan

Paid maternity leave proposal fails in split vote by Buchanan City Commission

BUCHANAN – A proposal to give six weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave to non-union city employees failed on a split vote Monday night by the ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Berrien County

Drug charges land Indiana man probation

NILES — Area residents were sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court on a variety of charges. Marcus Alan Dowd, 42, of Indiana, pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, March 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Berrien County

Area resident gets probation, jail time for destruction of police property

NILES — An area resident is heading to jail after being sentenced in Berrien County Court Monday. Shabrea Drew McClinton, 37, pleaded guilty to malicious ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, March 22, 2021 12:50 pm

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