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Two fatalities in crash

Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. reports said deputies handled a double-fatal traffic crash on Chapel Hill Street, just east of Baldwin Prarie Road at 9:14 p.m. Tuesday in Porter Township. Ross Gambill, 19 from Osceola, Ind., said that he and two friends were traveling east on Chapel Hill Street at a high rate of speed when the driver lost ...

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Amtrak derailment investigation

A preliminary report on the Amtrak derailment in Niles from the National Transportation Safety Board blames a reversed switch for the accident on Sunday.  The NTSB found the switch aligned the tracks the Amtrak train was on with a rail yard instead of the main track, and the train stopped only 21 feet from the nearest freight train car in ...

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Two new troopers at WP Post

Two Vicksburg residents are the latest addition to the Michigan State Police detachment in White Pigeon. Scott Tuttle and Pete Melvin, who were two of 78 members of the recently graduated 123rd MSP trooper academy, began work at the White Pigeon site this week. They will spend the next four months with a field-training officer before patrolling on their own. ...

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Amtrak derailment near Niles

Federal officials expect their investigation into a southwestern Michigan train derailment that injured about a dozen people to take six months to a year.  National Transportation Safety Board railroad investigator Michael Flanigon spoke Monday at a news conference in nearby South Bend.  There are measurements to take, interviews to conduct and electronic data that needs to be analyzed before a ...

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Domestic assault in Sturgis

A Sturgis man was charged with domestic assault following an incident at 3 a.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Cato Lane. Upon arriving at the scene, police noticed a woman holding her child outside their residence. The name and age of the suspect was not provided in a media release. He was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

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Shooting suspect is being sought

Sheriff’s Deputies in Kalamazoo County are trying to get a fourth suspect in a triple shooting last spring to turn himself in.  An arrest warrant on attempted murder and armed robbery charges has been issued for Tyshaun Robinson in the April 11th shooting at the Concord Place Apartments in Oshtemo Township.  Detectives say they have talked to Robinson on the ...

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