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Berrien County

Niles man sentenced to probation on gun charge

NILES – Michael Leon Plew, 26, of Niles, pleaded guilty to possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and was sentenced to two ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:00 am

Cassopolis

Local residents sentenced on drug, assault, insurance fraud charges

CASSOPOLIS — An Edwardsburg man who threatened people with a gun in Dowagiac in 2020 and then stole a golf cart in Edwardsburg in 2021 ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:00 pm

Cassopolis

Dowagiac man sentenced to prison for drug distribution

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man involved in dealing drugs is going to prison after being sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court.  Frank Mitchell, 41, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 29, 2022 6:00 pm

Buchanan

Berrien County purchases American Electric Power building in Buchanan

ST. JOSEPH – Berrien County Commissioners made it official Thursday. The county is buying the American Electric Power headquarters on Circle Drive on the north ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 29, 2022 10:37 am

Berrien County

Area residents sentenced to prison on drug, obstruction charges

NILES — Two area residents were sentenced to prison Monday in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles.  Jeremy James Griffin, 36, of South Bend, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:19 am

Cassopolis

Marcellus man sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting minor

CASSOPOLIS – A man who molested a young girl numerous times over several years was sentenced to prison Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. The ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 22, 2022 2:10 pm

News

Area residents sentenced on drug, weapons charges

NILES — Several area residents were sentenced to probation on meth and other charges in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Andrew Ray Didion, 23, of ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:23 pm

Berrien County

Buchanan man named director of county road department

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Commissioners hired a new department head for the second time in as many weeks. Last week, commissioners hired Buchanan Township ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 18, 2022 3:30 pm

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced on drug charges

NILES — A Niles man was sentenced on meth-related charges in Berrien County Trial Court Monday.  Anthony Freeman Davis, 33, of Fourth Street in Niles, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 18, 2022 2:30 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County to purchase American Electric Power building in Buchanan

ST. JOSEPH — Work is progressing on plans for Berrien County to buy the American Electric Power building in Buchanan. Berrien County Commissioner Jim Curran ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:00 pm

Berrien County

Local man sentenced to prison on drug charges

NILES — A Berrien Springs Man was sentenced to prison in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles Monday. Nicholas Gene Beckman, 34, of Old U.S. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, July 11, 2022 4:10 pm

Cass County

Local residents sentenced to probation on drug, other charges

CASSOPOLIS – Several area residents were given the chance to turn their life around on probation rather than go to prison on drug and other ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Sunday, July 10, 2022 6:00 am

Buchanan

Buchanan man sentenced to prison on home invasion, assault charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Buchanan man who broke into his ex-wife’s home last year and assaulted her and her new boyfriend was sentenced to prison Friday ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 8, 2022 1:37 pm

Uncategorized

Teen sentenced for painting swastikas in school, threatening administrators

CASSOPOLIS – A Cassopolis teen who painted swastikas inside Marcellus High School and threatened two school administrators will have to write letters of apology and ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, July 1, 2022 12:30 pm

Berrien County

Commission honors life of ‘Sheriff Jewell’

ST. JOSEPH — Forrest “Nick” Jewell was a sheriff’s sheriff and a cop’s cop, Berrien County Trial Judge Dennis Wiley said Thursday. Wiley was one ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:29 pm

Berrien County

Local residents sentenced to prison, probation

NILES – Area residents were sentenced to prison and probation in Berrien County Trial Court Monday, including a Buchanan man who shot into a building ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:30 pm

Community News

Niles man sentenced for shooting MSP trooper

NILES — The man who shot and injured Michigan State Trooper Jason DeVries will spend the next several years in prison after being sentenced Monday ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, June 27, 2022 1:40 pm

Cass County

Edwardsburg man sentenced on multiple charges

CASSOPOLIS — Fleeing a traffic stop didn’t work out well for an Edwardsburg man who was sentenced to probation Friday in Cass County Circuit Court.  ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, June 24, 2022 3:15 pm

News

Niles woman sentenced for meth use

NILES — A Niles woman will have the chance to turn her life around on probation after being sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court.  ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:00 am

Berrien County

Former sheriff’s department lieutenant to appear in court Wednesday

NILES — A former Berrien County Sheriff’s Department lieutenant will be back in court later this week on alleged embezzlement charges.  Trent Babcock is scheduled ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, June 13, 2022 3:15 pm

Cass County

Local residents sentenced on meth charges

CASSOPOLIS – Several area residents were sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court on methamphetamine related offenses. Timothy Heffington, 63, of Gage Street in Dowagiac, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, June 10, 2022 2:12 pm

News

Local man sentenced for drunk driving

NILES — Two area residents were sentenced to prison on drunk driving and domestic violence charges Monday in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles. Jesse ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, June 7, 2022 11:40 am

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced for sexually assaulting minor

NILES — A Niles man is going to prison for criminal sexual conduct although he still maintains his innocence. Otis Moffitt, 65, of Niles, was ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, June 6, 2022 4:30 pm

Community News

County board approves $2 million for downtown Niles improvements

BERRIEN SPRINGS —  Berrien County Commissioners gave their stamp of approval to a proposed $2 million plus worth of improvements to downtown Niles at their ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, June 3, 2022 4:45 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man gets prison time for criminal sexual conduct

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man is going to prison after being sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court for molesting two young girls in separate ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, June 3, 2022 1:41 pm

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