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Fatal crash in Cass County

A 23-year-old Indiana woman died and four other people were injured when a speeding vehicle went out of control while passing another vehicle and flipped several times. The Cass County sheriff’s department says it happened about 9:50 p.m. Saturday in Howard Township, northeast of Niles. Sgt. Philip Esarey identifies the dead woman as backseat passenger Rayna Dobrodt of Mishawaka, Indiana. ... Read More »

Central Dispatch director terminated

Jonathan Uribe, who was hired in November 2011 to serve as director of St. Joseph County’s 911 Central Dispatch, was relieved of his duties Thursday. Particulars about the issue were limited. County administrator Pat Yoder said he was not at liberty to elaborate on the matter, as details regarding personnel matters are proprietary. Yoder said human resources director Elishia Arver ... Read More »

Sheriff advised that man was found

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was advised Thursday by the White Pigeon Police Department that Charles Rusher was found in the St. Joseph County community. White Pigeon Police advised that Rusher had broken into a residence during the nighttime hours and fell asleep on a couch. The homeowner discovered Rusher around 8:30 a.m. and notified authorities. The homeowner is not pressing charges and ... Read More »

Teenager killed in Kalamazoo

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is hunting for suspects after a teenager was shot and killed. Police arrived on the scene Wednesday night on reports of gunfire on the city’s northeast side. Cops say everyone had fled the area, but soon after a car carrying 19-year-old Christopher Adams of Kalamazoo arrived at Borgess Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. ... Read More »

Embezzlement charges issued

A warrant was issued Wednesday for the former executive assistant of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. The action comes a day after the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a charge of embezzlement against Deb Herring, 57, of Schoolcraft. Investigators said Herring allegedly stole between $20,000 and $50,000 over a seven-year period starting in 2007. She was dismissed ... Read More »

Sheriff identifies suspect

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect in a stabbing incident earlier this week. Charles Ray Eubanks, 32, of Cassopolis, was arrested following the early-morning incident July 20 in Vandalia. Eubanks was arraigned in Cass County 4th District Court on charges of assault with attempt to murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Eubanks remains in the Cass County Jail with ... Read More »