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Police: Man fatally shot after chase was wanted on warrant

Police say a passenger in a vehicle who was shot to death by police following a chase in southwestern Michigan had been wanted on a warrant for trespassing. State police say 37-year-old Sean Michael Pelletier of Portage had a high-powered military-style rifle and was shot Thursday afternoon following a crash. Police say he was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police ...

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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 Rep. Miller announces transportation system funding solution

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week joined his House Republican colleagues in announcing a long-term, sustainable solution to Michigan’s transportation system woes that depends on existing funds and re-prioritizing restricted money to make the state’s roads safer. Miller, who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, said he’s pleased a solution to Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges has been ...

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New IVR system at Sturgis Electric

The Sturgis Electric Department this week implemented a new, interactive-voice-response system. The IVR system will allow customers to report power outages by calling 659-7255, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The automated system will identify the calling phone number and immediately report the address associated with that number to the electric department. That will allow technicians to find ...

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Groundbreaking for White Pigeon RV manufacturer

A ceremonial groundbreaking in White Pigeon took place Wednesday to welcome an RV manufacturer expected to hire about 400 people over the next three years. Several local and regional dignitaries were on hand for the event, staged to recognize Forest River Manufacturing and its plans to construct three 100,000-square-foot buildings to serve as production centers. The foundation for the first ...

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Dowagiac man arraigned on murder charges

A 44-year-old Dowagiac man was arraigned Wednesday on charges of murder and assault with intent to commit murder following an incident Tuesday night in Cass County. According to Sheriff Joe Underwood, Terry Ray Stineback was arrested shortly after police arrived to the scene of the shooting, a location on Flanders Street in Wayne Township. Upon investigation, police found Stineback allegedly ...

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