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Fatal crash south of Jones

A Cassopolis man was killed in a pedestrian traffic accident 3 miles south of Jones early Sunday at 1:20am. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says 25-year-old Duke Gowens was walking in the northbound lane of M-40, just north of Withers Street in Newberg Township, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling north. Gowens was pronounced dead at the ...

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Sturgis business destroyed by fire

A Sturgis metal-finishing company was destroyed by fire early Tuesday. The Sturgis Fire Department responded shortly after 5 a.m. to Grav-I-Flow Inc., at 4000 Norwood Avenue. According to fire officials, they arrived to the scene and witnessed 30-foot flames shooting from the roof of the building. Due to the magnitude of the fire, assistance was rendered from three area agencies: ...

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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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