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Car and plow truck collision

Cass County Sheriff’s deputies responded this week to a collision between a passenger vehicle and a plow truck. The incident occurred at 12:12 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 12, just east of Cassopolis Road in Mason Township. Deputies said an eastbound car driven by 39-year-old Erek Szymanski, of Mishawaka, crossed the centerline after the driver fell asleep. His vehicle struck a …

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Michigan House approves land-acquisition plans

The Michigan House recently approved funding for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including a pair of land-acquisition plans in Cass and St. Joseph counties. The Stewart Lake and Dowagiac Creek projects are among 69 land-acquisition and recreational-development projects totaling $24.7 million, according to state Rep. Aaron Miller. Miller said the local projects will be a boost to enthusiasts of …

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Cass woman injured in car crash

A 29-year-old Cassopolis woman was injured after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said Ryan Rosalee Deckard, failed to slow down as she approached two vehicles that had stopped for a school bus shortly before 7:30 a.m. on M-60 in Newberg Township. Deckard drove into the back of a vehicle driven …

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Arrests made following armed robbery

Three Elkhart men were arrested Friday in connection with an armed robbery at a Cass County gas station two days earlier. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said a clerk at the Marathon station in Jones was robbed at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Underwood said a cashier was able to get a description of the vehicle following the armed robbery incident. Around 10:30 …

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Michigan House passes boat safety bill

Michigan’s House of Representatives last week approved legislation sponsored by State Rep. Matt Lori that makes boating safer on Michigan’s lakes and rivers. A pair of House bills calls for lowering the blood-alcohol content level for boaters from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent, the same as operators of motor vehicles. Legislation in the package does the same for snowmobilers and …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Cass County

Two Cass County men were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in Volinia Township. Members of the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team were called to assist parole agents from the Michigan Department of Corrections. At 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, they assembled outside a residence in the 16000 block of Dutch Settlement Road. Detectives located methamphetamine components, meth paraphernalia, marijuana and firearms …

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