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Accident causes minor injuries

  A two-vehicle accident last week in Mendon Township left four people with minor injuries. Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called at 9 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Silver Street and M-60. A northbound vehicle driven by George Labonte, 79, of Mendon, pulled in front an eastbound SUV driven by Spencer Ford, 29, also of Mendon. ... Read More »

Injures after car strikes tree

  Two Sturgis men were injured after they were involved in a traffic accident Monday in Nottawa Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Sturgis resident Charles Smith, was driving east on M-86 when he lost control of his car in the 25000 block. The car left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith and his passenger Michael Wolfinger, ... Read More »

Plea agreement reached

  A Burr Oak woman charged with possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime is set for sentencing Sept. 29 in District Court after reaching a plea agreement last week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, pled guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Initial charges were dropped as part of Thursday’s agreement. ... Read More »

Motorcycle accident causes injuries

  An Edwardsburg man was treated for injuries he suffered as the result of a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Cass County. John Janasiak, 55, told sheriff’s officials he was eastbound on Marcellus Highway in Wayne Township around 11:20 a.m. Saturday when he failed to properly negotiate a curve near Glenwood Road. Janasiak drove off the roadway and lost ... Read More »

Grant has been awarded

  A state transportation grant has been awarded to the city of Sturgis to support expansion of a local factory, which will result in 40 jobs and a significant investment in the local economy. State Rep. Matt Lori said VCI Inc. recently moved into a vacant building on West Dresser Drive in Sturgis and will invest $1.6 million in new ... Read More »

Boys arrested in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo police say a 14-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with a home invasion.   The boys were taken into custody Monday morning after police developed a lead.  Police say they found two stolen cell phones and a tablet in the boys’ possession. They also recovered a stolen laptop and purse along what they believe ... Read More »