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Fatal pedestrian accident in Cass County

A southwest Michigan man was killed when he was struck by a car late Thursday night. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says 22-year old Joshua Yahne of Dowagiac was walking along M-51 in Pokagon Township when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 21-year old Jamika Morgan of Elkhart, Indiana. After striking Yahne, the vehicle ran off the road, hit ...

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Three arrested on multiple charges

Three people were arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop in Three Rivers. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said upon further investigation, deputies found numerous components to manufacture methamphetamine. In addition, deputies found property that appeared to have been stolen from area stores. The three were charged with possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and stolen property, and maintaining and operating a ...

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Police looking for driver following hit and run

State police are looking for the driver of a semi that sideswiped a vehicle and failed to stop after the incident. Troopers said the accident occurred around 8 o’clock Wednesday morning on U.S. 131 near Indian Prairie Road in White Pigeon Township. The driver of a Honda Accord was headed northbound when a southbound semi crossed the centerline and sideswiped ...

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Sheriff’s Department investigating breaking and entering

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. The incident was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Monday in Colon Township, where entry was forced to a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 60000 block of Lepley Road. Details about what was taken from the vehicle were not ...

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Update provided on courthouse entry

St. Joseph County officials recently received an update on the concept of a single entry to the county courthouse. The county’s physical resources committee last month was provided additional details from Bob VanPutten and Stave Jara, representing Landmark Design Group. A review was provided regarding the security officers’ station with monitors, while the two also indicated all exit doors will ...

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State audit planned for I-94 following pileup

Last month’s massive 193-vehicle pileup on I-94 in Kalamazoo County is prompting an audit by the state. The Michigan Department of Transportation will study the 138-mile stretch of the highway from the Indiana state line to Jackson to see if any upgrades to I-94 are needed. The investigation was requested by state Senator Margaret O’Brien of Portage, whose district includes the crash ...

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