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Man suffers injuries

A 30-year-old Marcellus man suffered injuries as the result of a one-vehicle accident last week in Mottville Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Charles Harris indicated he was driving on Barker Road around 5 a.m. Thursday when he dropped his coffee cup. Barker told police he leaned over to pick it up, lost control of his truck, drove ... Read More »

Man electrocuted in Cass County

Authorities say a 43-year-old Chicago man was electrocuted while doing work at a home east of Cassopolis. The Cass County sheriff’s department says Michael Koranda was found Sunday afternoon by family members at the home on Diamond Island, which is located in Diamond Lake in Penn Township. The department says he was pronounced dead at the scene.  (AP) Read More »

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 »