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Teenager died in crash

An Indiana teenager died in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a car driven by Lucas Lambright, 17, of Millersburg, Ind., was northbound on M-40 shortly before 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Newburg Township. Lambright lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line. Lambright’s vehicle ended up in the path of …

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Dowagiac company received expansion grant

State Rep. Aaron Miller on Wednesday announced a Dowagiac company has received a state grant that will enable the manufacturer to expand its local plant and create 87 jobs. Miller said Dorel Home Furnishings has been awarded a $348,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to enlarge its Dowagiac plant. The manufacturer of ready-to-assemble furniture has reached its capacity for …

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No injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said a 22-year-old Marcellus man was driving southbound on South Snyder Street around 10 p.m. Friday in the village of Marcellus. The man failed to obey a stop sign at South Street and his vehicle crashed into a residence at the three-way …

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Stolen items found after traffic stop

A variety of stolen items was discovered by sheriff’s deputies following a traffic stop at 1 a.m. Thursday in Park Township. According to a department media release, a road patrol sergeant stopped a dirt bike on Buckhorn Road near Heimbach Road. During their investigation, deputies found that the dirt bike had been stolen out of Cass County the day before. …

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Missing woman in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing-person report in the village of Vandalia. Ramona Huffman, 48, was last seen shortly after 9 o’clock Tuesday night, when she left her home to walk to a nearby gas station. Her family attempted for several hours to find her before calling police. Huffman is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs …

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Cass County K-9 helps apprehend suspect

A suspect in an alleged domestic-violence incident in Cass County this week was apprehended thanks to the effort of a K-9 unit. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 7:41 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 66000 block of Elbow Lake Street in Porter Township. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were advised that the suspect, a 31-year-old …

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Several injured in Cass County crash

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said deputies responded to a two-car crash Thursday morning last week in Mason Township. The incident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Cassopolis Road and Grange Street. Investigators said a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Kenneth Abney of Three Rivers failed to yield right of way at the intersection and turned in front of a southbound …

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Cass County offers Amnesty Day

The Cass County Friend of the Court office will hold an “Amnesty Day” next week. Court officials said the bench-warrant amnesty day will be Thursday, Aug. 25, providing an opportunity to resolve a warrant without arrest. It will take place 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cass District Library. Anyone who has a warrant for their arrest because of child …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

An undisclosed amount of cocaine and more than $700 in cash was seized during a traffic stop last week in Cass County. An officer from the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department pulled over a motorist shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday for a speeding violation. Chief Tim Kozal said a 20-year-old resident of South Bend was arrested for no license and possession of cocaine. …

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Industrial accident victim named

A Cass County police agency released the identity of a man who was killed in an industrial accident last week. Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department Chief Timothy Kozal said 32-year-old David Kantz died as a result of injuries he suffered from a machine press at a business in the 69000 block of Kraus Road in Edwardsburg. Kantz, an employee for …

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