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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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One vehicle accident in Mendon

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called Tuesday morning to a one-vehicle accident in Mendon Township. Shortly after midnight, deputies responded to the 22000 block of Marcellus Road, where a vehicle had crashed into a tree. The driver, whose name, age and community of residence was not listed in a department media release, lost control of his ...

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Found – Missing fisherman

Authorities in southwest Michigan say a man who went missing on Diamond Lake in Cassopolis last week has been found alive. The Cass County Sheriffs Department says 46-year old Kurt DeYoung Cassopolis headed out to go fishing on the lake last Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, his boat washed to shore on Diamond Island, in the lake. A sheriffs department marine division search ...

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Man accused of shooting, burying brother

A 25-year-old man has been arraigned on a murder charge, accused of killing and then burying his brother in southwestern Michigan. The Allegan County sheriff’s department says that Malcolm P. Dotson appeared Monday in Allegan District Court. He’s charged with an open count of murder and possessing a firearm during a felony. Dotson’s jailed without bond pending an April 28 ...

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Woman arrested following search warrant

A citizen’s tip led to the arrest Monday of a woman charged with drug-related offenses. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in Lockport Township. SCAN officers received information about a house in the 60000 block of Constantine Road that was alleged to have methamphetamine activity. After gathering probable cause, a search warrant was ...

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