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Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission candidates voice their opinions at forum

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commission candidates agreed more than disagreed at a League of Women Voters candidate forum Tuesday. The forum was held at the ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, October 19, 2022 1:42 pm

Berrien County

Buchanan woman gets prison time for child abuse

NILES – A Buchanan woman is going to prison for abusing an eight-year-old girl in her care. Rachel Ann Poff, 30, of Buchanan, pleaded no ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, October 17, 2022 3:13 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man gets probation on drug, stolen property charges

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man was sentenced to probation on drug, stolen property and fleeing police charges.  Anthony Schar, 34, of M-51 South in Dowagiac, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Saturday, October 15, 2022 2:00 pm

Crime/Court

Cass County woman gets probation for criminal sexual conduct

CASSOPOLIS – A Cass County woman who had sexual relations with an underage boy over two years ago was sentenced to probation and jail Friday ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 14, 2022 4:03 pm

Berrien County

Chicago man gets prison time for smash-and-grab crime spree

NILES – A Chicago man who went on a smash and grab crime spree through southern Berrien County is going to prison. He was among ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, October 10, 2022 2:50 pm

Cass County

Edwardsburg woman gets probation for assault, resisting police

Edwardsburg resident also received a probation sentence.  Tabitha Beadle, 36, of Edwardsburg, pleaded guilty to charges connected with two incidents in 2020 and was sentenced ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Saturday, October 8, 2022 10:00 am

Cass County

Edwardsburg man sentenced for fleeing police

CASSOPOLIS — An Edwardsburg man who fled from police who tried to stop him for speeding was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Dalton ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Saturday, October 8, 2022 6:00 am

Cass County

Niles man gets jail time for firearm charge

CASSOPOLIS — A Niles man who had a weapon in his car when police stopped him last year in Edwardsburg is going to prison. Dakota ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 30, 2022 1:57 pm

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced on drug, weapons charges

NILES — A Niles man was sentenced to jail time and probation for drug and weapons-related charges in Berrien County Court Monday. Steven Lynn Duncan, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, September 26, 2022 2:18 pm

Crime/Court

South Bend man sentenced for soliciting minor at Niles hotel

NILES – A former South Bend area youth hockey coach was sentenced to jail and probation Monday in Berrien County Trial Court after pleading guilty ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, September 26, 2022 12:35 pm

Cass County

Local residents sentenced on drug-related charges

CASSOPOLIS Four area residents were sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court on meth-related charges with two getting the chance to keep the charges off ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Sunday, September 25, 2022 6:00 am

Cass County

Niles man gets prison time for fatal 2019 Milton Township crash

CASSOPOLIS – The Niles man who caused a January, 2019 crash in Milton Township that killed one and injured two is headed to prison after ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 23, 2022 4:13 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac woman sentenced on meth-related charges

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac woman was given probation on meth-related charges.  Nicole Smentanka, 45, of High Street in Dowagiac, pleaded guilty possession with intent to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 16, 2022 2:10 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man gets prison time for unlawful imprisonment of girlfriend

CASSOPOLIS – An Dowagiac resident who held his girlfriend in his home against her will was sentenced to a year in the county jail Friday ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 16, 2022 1:35 pm

Local Government

Berrien County to discuss pay scale modifications for non-union county workers

ST. JOSEPH — Action on a new salary study recommending pay scale modifications for non-union county employees has been put off by at least a ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 16, 2022 12:48 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan ​​man heading to trial for allegedly killing Berrien County Road Department worker

NILES — The Buchanan man who allegedly drove drunk and struck and killed a Berrien County Road Department worker in July is set to go ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 6, 2022 11:56 am

Cass County

Niles man sentenced to probation for arson

CASSOPOLIS — A Niles man who set items on fire at his girlfriend’s home was placed on probation Friday. Lucas Prentice, 28, of Leet Road ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Saturday, September 3, 2022 6:00 am

Cassopolis

Decatur woman gets jail time for meth possession

CASSOPOLIS – A Decatur woman who absconded from the court earlier this year will be spending time in jail rather than on probation after being ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 2, 2022 7:00 pm

Berrien County

Dowagiac man sentenced for injuring veteran while drunk driving

NILES – A Dowagiac man who drove drunk and injured a Marine veteran will be spending some time in jail. He was sentenced Monday in ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 29, 2022 1:46 pm

Berrien County

Berrien County to balance budget using reserve funds

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Commissioners discussed and approved a budget amendment for the 2022 budget at their meeting Thursday morning. That budget amendment calls ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, August 25, 2022 2:56 pm

Crime/Court

Niles woman sentenced on drunk driving charge

NILES — Two area residents were sentenced Monday on drunk driving and other charges in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles.  Tasha Nicole Sharrer, 34, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 22, 2022 12:30 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac woman sentenced on meth possession

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac woman will have the chance to straighten out her substance abuse problems on probation.  Katherine Conley, 52, of South Front Street ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Sunday, August 21, 2022 6:00 am

Cass County

Union man gets jail time for assaulting wife, shooting goats

CASSOPOLIS —A Union man who assaulted his ex-wife and then shot some of her goats is going to jail.  Kenneth Leroy Yoder, 75, of Union, pleaded ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 19, 2022 7:00 pm

Cass County

Three Rivers man gets prison time for fleeing police, unlawful driving

CASSOPOLIS — An area man who led police on a two-state chase a year ago will stay in prison after being sentenced Friday in Cass ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 19, 2022 12:37 pm

Berrien County

County discusses potential new residential, outpatient treatment facility

ST. JOSEPH – The need for a new residential and outpatient treatment facility in the county was addressed at Thursday’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners’ ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 19, 2022 6:00 am

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