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Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported three new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Thursday, Berrien ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:46 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien County ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:47 pm

News

Teens arraigned on felony charges following police pursuit

NILES — Two Niles teens were arraigned in Berrien County Court Wednesday on felony charges following a Tuesday afternoon police pursuit. One 17-year-old male was ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:29 pm

News

Niles teens arrested following vehicle pursuit

NILES — Two teens were arrested Tuesday following a vehicle pursuit and crash in the city of Niles. The incident occurred around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:43 pm

News

Two sheriff’s deputies treated following Niles Township apartment fire

NILES TOWNSHIP — Two Berrien County Sheriff’s deputies were treated for smoke inhalation following a Niles Township apartment fire Tuesday morning. The Berrien County Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:19 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Southwest Michigan counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Several southwest Michigan counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:01 pm

high school volleyball

Dodd earns first-team All-Southwest 10

Southwest 10 Conference champion Mendon dominated the all-conference volleyball team with four players on the first team and eight players honored overall. Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:54 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following Thanksgiving weekend, Michigan reports 360,449 cases, 9,134 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 did not break for Thanksgiving, with case numbers continuing to rise, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, November 30, 2020 3:59 pm

Cass County

One injured by falling tree

CALVIN  TOWNSHIP — An area man was hospitalized Sunday, after becoming trapped under a fallen tree, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:48 am

Cass County

Two killed in Cass County house fire

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Two people died in a Porter Township fire Friday Saturday afternoon, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. The department was called ... Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:39 am

Cass County

Police investigating suspicious death of 29-year-old found in vehicle

CASS COUNTY — A woman was found dead inside a vehicle in Cass County on Thanksgiving Day, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Police ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:33 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Wednesday, both Berrien and Van Buren counties reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:59 pm

Edwardsburg

Two involved in Edwardsburg drug bust arraigned on charges

EDWARDSBURG — Two individuals involved in an Edwardsburg search that resulted in the bomb squad being called have been formally charged in Cass County Court. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:58 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report additional COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Tuesday, counties across southwest Michigan reported additional COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:25 pm

News

UPDATE: Rite Aid expands no-cost COVID-19 testing

NILES — Rite Aid is updating its COVID-19 testing program through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effective immediately, no-charge ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:36 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 314,216 cases, 8,543 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Michigan is still reporting high COVID-19 positives, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:11 pm

News

Niles man charged in downtown bank robbery

NILES — A Niles man has been charged in connection to a downtown Niles bank robbery. Richard David Smith, 52, of Niles, was charged in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, November 23, 2020 3:01 pm

Berrien County

Police rescue man trapped under vehicle after two-car crash in Niles Township

NILES — Sheriff’s deputies from Berrien County rescued a Niles man trapped under his vehicle following a crash just outside city limits Sunday afternoon. The ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:39 am

Cass County

Pedestrian killed in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — A pedestrian was killed in a car accident Thursday in Porter Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, November 20, 2020 8:11 am

News

One arrested for armed robbery of downtown Niles bank

NILES — An arrest has been made in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at a bank in downtown Niles on Thursday afternoon. Nile ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:05 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties have reported new COVID-19 related deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:56 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 277,806 cases, 8,190 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in southwest Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:13 pm

Cass County

Area man arrested for possession of meth, stolen property

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — An area man is in custody following an investigation by Cass County detectives Tuesday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:04 pm

Cass County

COA suspends some activities for remainder of year due to COVID

CASS COUNTY — With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Michigan reaching record highs, the Cass County Council on Aging is ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:32 pm

Breaking News

Family confirms body found in river Wednesday is missing Niles man

SOUTH BEND — A Niles man missing since mid-October has been found, according to reports from close friends and family on social media. Wednesday morning, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:18 pm

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