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Fatal house fire in Cass County

A Vandalia woman died in a house fire over the weekend in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies were summoned shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday to the 61000 Block of Lewis Lake Road – four miles west of Jones – in response to a house fire. Upon arrival, deputies observed the house was fully engulfed by …

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Elkhart man arrested after chase

A 28-year-old Elkhart man is in custody after leading Cass County Sheriff’s deputies in a pursuit from Indiana to Michigan over the weekend. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said the pursuit started in Goshen and Cass County deputies continued the pursuit once it entered their jurisdiction. The offender’s damaged vehicle was tracked several miles in Jefferson Township as well as Calvin …

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Cass woman injured in crash

A 38-year-old Niles woman was treated for head pains after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called to U.S. 12 near Kessington Road shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. Underwood said Melissa Ogorman, 45, of Lake Odessa, was driving west on U.S. 12 when she slowed …

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Shot fired following confrontation

A Cass County man was shot at after he confronted two men attempting to steal a motorcycle from his father’s property over the weekend. Cass County sheriff’s deputies said 27-year-old Roy Clark III of Dowagiac confronted the men around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Twin Lakes Road in Wayne Township. The men were pushing a motorcycle from a shed. One of …

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Inmate apprehended after walking away from work detail

Cass County Sheriff Joe M. Underwood said an inmate who walked away from a work detail Saturday evening at the Cass County Jail, has been apprehended in the city of Three Rivers. Jason Matthew Graham, 20, was taken into custody without incident in the vicinity of Third Street and Broadway Sunday evening. Underwood said Graham is considered a low-risk inmate …

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Man escaped vehicle after driving into pond

Cass County police and rescue personnel responded last week to a vehicle submerged in a body of water. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 20-year-old Dowagiac resident Caleb Jones was driving west on M-62 at 1 a.m. Saturday when he fell asleep at the wheel. Authorities said the car Jones was driving hit a guardrail, went down an embankment and became submerged …

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