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Cass County

Cassopolis man gets probation for drunk driving

CASSOPOLIS — In Cass County Court Friday, a Cassopolis man was sentenced to probation for third offense drunk driving. If successful, his felony conviction will ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 24, 2021 3:04 pm

Cass County

South Bend man resentenced in 1997 Union murder case

CASSOPOLIS – A juvenile lifer was resentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court to a term of years rather than life without parole. Darnell Devon ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 24, 2021 3:02 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County amends transportation funding requests

ST. JOSEPH – After two meetings dominated by the school mask mandate controversy, Thursday’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting returned to the routine matters ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:39 pm

News

Niles man sentenced to probation for drunk driving

NILES – Monday’s sentencing docket in Berrien County Trial Court was shorter than anticipated with two defendants failing to appear, one in isolation at the ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, September 20, 2021 11:29 am

Cass County

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

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 17, 2021 4:00 pm

Cass County

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

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:42 pm

Berrien County

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

by Debra Haight, Thursday, September 16, 2021 3:34 pm

Buchanan

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

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:27 pm

Berrien County

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

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 8:59 am

Berrien County

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

by Debra Haight, Monday, September 13, 2021 2:30 pm

Berrien County

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

by Debra Haight, Monday, September 13, 2021 1:00 pm

Buchanan

PHOTO STORY: Buchanan remembers 9/11

BUCHANAN – “Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” Country singer Alan Jackson’s timeless anthem about the Sept. 11, 2001, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, September 13, 2021 9:03 am

Cass County

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

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 10, 2021 3:00 pm

Cass County

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

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:48 pm

Cass County

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

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 10, 2021 1:00 pm

Cass County

Niles man sentenced for meth, assault and battery

CASSOPOLIS — Lawrence Morbach, 51, of Ironwood Drive, Niles, pleaded guilty to possession of meth and was sentenced to 18 months probation, 150 days in ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 3, 2021 3:24 pm

Cass County

Edwardsburg man sentenced for shootout near Barron Lake

CASSOPOLIS – An Edwardsburg man who got into a shootout with another vehicle on Barron Lake Road late last year will spend the next year ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 3, 2021 11:52 am

Buchanan

Buchanan Commission approves bid for Third Street repairs

BUCHANAN – It did not take long for Buchanan City Commissioners to decide who they want to make Third Street infrastructure repairs. After a special ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 10:05 am

Berrien County

Brandywine school resource officer given stamp of approval

ST. JOSEPH – The Brandywine school district’s plans to add a school resource officer got the stamp of approval Thursday from the Berrien County Board ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:12 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan commissioners address Third Street repairs

BUCHANAN – Buchanan City Commissioners discussed a variety of topics at their meeting Monday night, from a marijuana consumption event and what to do about ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:14 pm

Cass County

Area residents sentenced on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS — Friday in Cass County Court, several area residents were sentenced on drug charges. Sonya Louise Baker, 40, of Zielke Road in Niles, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 20, 2021 3:29 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac schools staff member to register as sex offender for inappropriate contact with student

CASSOPOLIS – A former Dowagiac Union Schools staff member was sentenced Friday in Cass County Court for inappropriate contact with a student. Ricardo Lucio Jr., ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 20, 2021 10:57 am

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced to prison for possession of fentanyl

Monday in Berrien County Court, Kevin Fredrick Worl, 43, of Niles, pleaded guilty to second-offense possession of fentanyl and was sentenced to 18 months to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 16, 2021 3:00 pm

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced to prison on drug charges

NILES — In Berrien County Court Monday, a Niles man was sentenced to prison on drug charges. Ryan Eugene Swartz, 47, of Niles, pleaded guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 16, 2021 12:36 pm

Berrien County

Buchanan man gets prison time for assault

NILES — A Buchanan man is heading to prison on assault charges. Michael W. Ingole, 44, of Buchanan, pleaded guilty to attempted assault with intent ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 16, 2021 11:43 am

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