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Man injured in accident

A Jones man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident last weekend in Newburg Township. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 2:07 a.m. Saturday to Born Street, near Patterson Hill Road. Deputies found 50-year-old Kenneth Duke trapped inside his vehicle after it had run off the road and struck ...

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White Pigeon police chief retires

A 21-year veteran with the White Pigeon Police Department retired last week. Chief Lynn “Dutch” Baker, who held the department’s top position for 20 years, worked his final shift Friday. Baker said he especially enjoyed working with the younger officers who have come through his department. Another milestone under Baker was the creation of a drug fund that led to ...

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Dowagiac man found guilty

A 25-year-old Dowagiac man faces up to life in prison after he was found guilty by a jury trial last week on charges related to a November 2014 incident in the city of Dowagiac. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Arthur Turner Jr. was arrested after strangling and assaulting a woman Nov. 29. Furthermore, according to Fitz, Turner continued to ...

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Narcotics arrests in White Pigeon

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit – along with deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the White Pigeon Police Department – executed a search warrant for narcotics Wednesday last week in the 800 block of West Chicago Road in the village of White Pigeon. Methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and several items of drug ...

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Arrest following road-rage incident

Cass County sheriff’s deputies responded to a road-rage incident reported by a motorist over the weekend in Vandalia. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called around 1 p.m. Saturday by a motorist who reported being followed home by an unknown motorist. The victim said the suspect was driving aggressively, behaving in an erratic manner and ultimately brandished a knife. The ...

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Manhunt in western Branch County

A manhunt is over, as police have located the remaining two suspects from a group of four near the Branch-St. Joseph county line. The search began near Bronson Saturday afternoon, when a neighbor called authorities after hearing people shooting off guns nearby. When police responded, four men fled into the woods and cornfield, resulting in a manhunt that included Michigan ...

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