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Cass County – Shots fired at school buses

Dowagiac police are investigating a couple of incidents this week in which school buses with students in them had windows shot out. Officers on Thursday were called by the Marcellus school district on a report that a bus on its way to drop off a student in Dowagiac had a window blown apart by a pellet gun. The driver then spotted ...

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Armed robbery at WMU

An alert was issued to students at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Thursday after a student was robbed at gunpoint in one of the dorms. Campus Police say two men stole several items from the victim at Smith Burnham Hall and then escaped through a stairwell. There are security cameras in the residence hall. The robbers are described as black males, 19-20 ...

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Conviction stands for man who found cop’s gun in restroom

The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a northern Michigan man who kept a state trooper’s gun that was found in a grocery store restroom. Authorities say Tim Flanagan of Kalkaska County knew the gun probably belonged to an officer when he found it at a Glen’s store in 2013. Police investigating an unrelated matter many weeks later ...

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Lawton – Double murder arrest

A third person has been charged in the murders of a southwest Michigan couple nearly 13 years ago. 44-year-old Timothy Andrews was arraigned Wednesday in Van Buren County District Court in Paw Paw on two counts of open murder. 66-year old Carlin Noble and his 57-year old wife Roberta were found dead in their burned-out home in Lawton in August 2002. Andrews’ then-girlfriend ...

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Man found dead after accident

A Dowagiac man was found dead after being involved in a single-car accident at 3 a.m. Wednesday in Wayne Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded to Lakeview Drive, near Woodlawn Road, after a witness had contacted central dispatch to advise that he had come upon a vehicle off the roadway. Underwood said John Shilney, 74, was unresponsive ...

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Missing boater located

A Cassopolis man missing since last week on Diamond Lake was found alive Tuesday morning on the shore of Diamond Island. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said Kurt DeYoung was located not far from where his pontoon boat was recovered. Underwood said DeYoung indicated that his boat motor quit working while he was fishing last Wednesday. DeYoung told authorities his ...

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