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Woman arrested by state police

A Kalamazoo woman was arrested Tuesday after she attempted to ram her vehicle into a patrol car. According to state police, the woman was observed traveling south at a high rate of speed on Washington Street near Second Street. Troopers attempted to stop the woman, but she continued driving some distance before bringing her vehicle to a halt. Troopers said ... Read More »

Fire being investigated

A fire that damaged a home in Mottville is being called suspicious by local authorities. Firefighters were dispatch to 69049 Thomas St. around 3 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly brought the blaze under control. Neighbors said the ranch style home had been condemned and that squatters had been living there until last week. They also said the floors were coming apart ... Read More »

Missing person found

A person considered by authorities to be suicidal was found after a rigorous search in Cass County Wednesday morning and afternoon. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his office was advised around 7:30 in the morning of a missing suicidal subject in the 65000 block of North Peninsula Drive in Porter Township. Deputies were made aware that the subject had taken a ... Read More »

Man injured in single vehicle crash

Two White Pigeon men were involved in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday in White Pigeon Township. State police said Christopher Shuman, 19, was driving westbound around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday on Indian Prairie Road when he lost control of his SUV, crossed over the centerline and off the roadway. In correcting the situation, Shuman returned to the proper lane but the vehicle ... Read More »

Man found guilty of murder

A 44-year-old Kalamazoo County man was found guilty of murder Wednesday in a case that has ties to Three Rivers. Grady Shields Jr., was found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder and felony murder in the slaying of Lois Cox. Cox was 59 when her body was found in October 1993 inside a vehicle behind a business in the 600 block ... Read More »

Man injured after crash

A White Pigeon man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital following a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at the intersection of U.S. 12 and U.S. 131. Thomas Lapham, 50, was in serious condition following the 4 a.m. accident. He was driving east on U.S. 12 when a westbound vehicle driven by 25-year-old Kevin Groff, of Burr Oak, turned south onto U.S. 131 ... Read More »