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Kalamazoo – Woman set on fire

A man accused of setting a woman on fire in Kalamazoo is facing an assault with intent to murder charge. Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 2 o’clock Friday morning and learned the victim and the suspect live together and had been arguing. Investigators say the man doused the 44-year-old victim with rubbing alcohol and then set her on fire. She ...

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Plea deal for McCann

In a plea deal accepted Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court, prosecutors dropped four perjury charges against Constantine resident Raymond McCann II. In exchange, the 47-year-old McCann pleaded no contest to a single perjury count. Under a sentencing recommendation included in the agreement, he would be eligible for release after serving 12 to 20 months. McCann has been in ...

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Two local bank branches to close

The Centreville location of FirstMerit Bank is one of four Michigan branches the Ohio-based financial institution plans to close this spring. Meanwhile, Constantine will also be losing a bank this spring. Officials from Old National Bank plan to consolidate the South Washington Street branch with an Indiana-based location. Rob Townsend, media relations officer with FirstMerit, said the Centreville branch is ...

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No injuries in collision

Sheriff’s officials responded to a three vehicle collision Thursday in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, a 22-year-old Vandalia man was driving west on U.S. 12 when he entered a white-out section. The man unknowingly crossed the centerline and stopped his vehicle in the shoulder of the eastbound lane. An eastbound semi, driven by a 45-year-old man from ...

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Winterfest takes place Saturday

Downtown Three Rivers will be the scene of a Winterfest event taking place Saturday this weekend. Starting at noon Saturday, the four-hour event will feature turkey bowling and a snowman contest, if weather conditions allow. In addition, World Fare will have a sampling of tasty treats made with fairly traded chocolate and other downtown merchants are offering a variety of ...

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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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