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Man with rifle arrested in Cass

A 53-year-old man from Union was arrested following an incident at a business in Cass County’s Porter Township Monday night. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said the man walked into George’s Café shortly after 10 p.m. and was in possession of a rifle. Underwood said the man threatened patrons at the bar. A group of patrons were able to disarm ...

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Adopt-A-Highway cleanup begins

Motorists along state routes are advised to use extra caution, as the second Adopt-A-Highway roadside cleanup event of the year begins Saturday and continues over an eight-day period. Thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers will be back picking up litter along state roadways starting Saturday, as they’ve done each summer since 1990. Every year, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collect about 70,000 bags of trash, ...

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One injured in Cass County crash

An Illinois man caused a two-vehicle accident after he ran a stop sign last week in Cass County’s Volinia Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jose Balderas, 54, of Waukegan, Ill., was driving south on Decatur Road when he failed to stop at Marcellus Highway and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Bruce Johnson, 56, of Cassopolis. Johnson was treated at ...

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Two injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus man, who police said was distracted by his cell phone while driving, was involved in an accident earlier this week that resulted in injuries to two people. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday to Volinia Township, where the incident occurred on Penn Road, just north of Dutch Settlement Road. Andrew ...

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State game area master plans available for review

State game area managers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking public input on several draft master plans for state game areas located in the southwestern region of the state, including one that straddles Cass and St. Joseph counties. Steve Chadwick, supervisor for the DNR Wildlife Division’s southwestern region, said the master plans are important in guiding habitat ...

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Minor injuries in Cass County crash

The Cass County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday on Calvin Center Road. Richard Farkas, 55, of Edwardsburg, told deputies he tried to avoid hitting an animal. That caused him to drive off the road, cross back over the center line before overturning in a ditch on the west side of the ...

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