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Man injured in crash

A White Pigeon man was seriously injured Thursday evening when he collided with a car at the intersection of Kessington Road and Mason Street in Mason Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Kristy Barks of Cassopolis stopped at the intersection, but failed to see the cycle rider. He was identified as Michael Alwine, age 43, of White ... Read More »

College Access Network staffed service provider positions

Key staffing positions were filled Tuesday for the county-backed College Access Network. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners hired Ann Happel, Brian McDaniel and Anita Schlabach as service providers for the countywide program. College Access Network stemmed from the Sturgis SUCCESS program, which helps students become better prepared for secondary education, whether it’s at the community college level, a ... Read More »

Stugis firefighter dismissed

The Sturgis firefighter charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct has been dismissed from the department. Sturgis fire officials said Joshua Jason Snyder, 36, was separated from the department Friday following an internal investigation of the allegations. Fire officials said Snyder violated a number of the department’s general orders regarding personnel conduct. Snyder, who was with the department four ... Read More »

Break-in at area golf course

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at an area golf course and issuing a warning to its customers. According to sheriff’s officials, thieves took cash and personal checks from Pine View Golf Course between 2 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Access to the clubhouse was gained through a back door that was compromised with a ... Read More »

Search warrant in Three Rivers

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 100-block of Middle Street in Three Rivers on Tuesday. Police had received information regarding illegal narcotics trafficking at the home. Investigators will be seeking charges in the case which will be turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review. Read More »

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department clarifies charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department wish to clarify that alleged sexual encounters between Sturgis firefighter Joshua Snyder and a then-15-year-old girl did not take place at a Sturgis school. Snyder was formally charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third- degree CSC and two counts of fourth- degree CSC for a ... Read More »