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Two arrested for meth

A Cass County man and his wife were arraigned last week on methamphetamine charges, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department. Blaine and Kristina Knight, ages 40 and 30 respectively, were charged with possession of meth, manufacturing math and maintaining a drug house. The two were arrested Thursday after neighbors reported suspicious activity at their residence in the 56000 block …

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Cass teen injured in shooting

Cass County Sheriff’s officials investigated an accidental shooting Wednesday night in Calvin Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said 17-year-old Christopher Burnham of Cassopolis was shot in the abdomen after a .22-caliber rifle was accidentally discharged by his 20-year-old cousin, Jeremy Faye, of Cassopolis. Faye told investigators he was checking the rifle to ensure it was clear of ammunition and the …

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More meth arrests

A Sturgis man and a Three Rivers resident were charged with methamphetamine-related offenses after they were stopped Wednesday in Three Rivers. Police said the men were observed entering businesses and purchasing items typically used in the production of meth. Their vehicle was pulled over and searched. Troopers from the Michigan State Police discovered in the back of the truck a …

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Fatal crash in Cass County

Authorities say an unlicensed teenage driver failed to yield at a stop sign in southwestern Michigan, causing a crash that killed another motorist. The Cass County sheriff’s department says the crash happened Wednesday afternoon in LaGrange Township. The department says the vehicle driven by the 15-year-old girl from Eau Claire collided with one driven by 40-year-old Adam Koppy of the …

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Accidental shooting in Cass County

Authorities say a 20-year-old man accidentally shot his 17-year-old cousin in southwestern Michigan while checking a rifle to make sure it was unloaded. The Cass County sheriff’s department says the boy was listed in stable condition after being shot in the abdomen on Wednesday night in Calvin Township. The man told investigators that he thought the gun was clear of …

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Bank robbery arrest in Kalamazoo

A Kalamazoo man is facing felony charges after walking into three separate banks and demanding $1  billion and two cents.  Police say 24-year-old Lemont Pierce is charged with three counts of bank robbery. Mlive.com reports Pierce entered a First National Bank in Kalamazoo Monday and told the teller that he wanted a billion dollars. When the teller responded saying “I …

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Crash near Sturgis

A Howe, Ind., woman sought medical treatment at a Kalamazoo hospital after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday in Fawn River Township. State police said the woman was a passenger in a vehicle driven north on Big Hill Road by her husband, 30-year-old Matthew Case. Case failed to stop at Fawn River Road and struck a westbound vehicle …

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Battery theft

A Nautilus marine battery was stolen from a pontoon boat between June 3 and 23 at Portage Lake in Mendon Township. The victim told sheriff’s officials the pontoon was partially pulled up on shore and it appears the suspect unhooked boat wiring from the battery. Value of the battery was estimated at about $100.

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Man sentenced for stalking and assault

A 42-year-old Porter Township man faces up to 20 years in prison after he was found guilty of stalking and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, by a Cass County jury earlier this month. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Shawn Lockmondy will be sentenced July 12 in Circuit Court after the two-day jury trial …

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Medicaid bill approved in House

State Rep. Matt Lori last week applauded his House colleagues for approving a bill he introduced to reform the Medicaid system while expanding coverage for nearly half a million needy Michigan residents. The measure cleared the House with strong bipartisan support, Lori said. The reform includes several safeguards, which will provide those who come under the new guidelines to obtain …

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