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“Keep Nellie Cool and Safe” project has been completed

Last Fall Deb Rohdy, owner of the Bow Wow Bakery and Bath in Dowagiac, started a community project to “Keep Nellie Cool”  This project was to purchase a heat sensor for the patrol car used by Nellie and her handler Deputy TK Graves. Nellie is a Bloodhound used by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for trailing of lost, missing, and endangered …

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Remains from old Michigan plane crash wreckage identified

Authorities have positively identified a couple whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait said Thursday the remains have been positively identified as those of missing couple Mark and Janet Davies. The single-engine Piper PA-28 that 45-year-old Mark Davies was …

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Tests: Georgia remains match Michigan teen last seen in 1979

Authorities say tests have confirmed the remains of an unknown person buried in Georgia are those of a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his southeastern Michigan home in 1979. Michigan State Police say a forensic analyst from University of North Texas’ Center for Human Identification on Tuesday revealed the DNA match with Dennis Greer. Investigators say he left his …

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Special police unit seeks to curb thefts from RV companies

A special police unit is seeking to curb burglaries and thefts from businesses including recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana. Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with such crimes in the city’s industrial areas. The department says thefts had been increasing over the last several months, with items such as televisions …

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Bank robbery in Sturgis

Sturgis Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed the Sturgis Bank and Trust, at 1001 S. Centerville Road, Wednesday morning. The robbery occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m.  Police said the suspect displayed what is believed to be a weapon. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a thin …

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Police seek tips in Indiana town marshal’s 1988 slaying

State Police are hoping the public can help them solve the only unsolved killing of a northeast Indiana police officer. Fremont Town Marshal Bobby Moore was gunned down on July 26, 1988, outside his home in the town that’s just south of the Michigan state line. State Police Detective Commander Kevin Smith believes someone knows something about Moore’s killing 30 …

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Fatal crash southeast of Centreville – Victim identified

A two-car crash earlier this week in Sherman Township left a 24-year-old Jackson County man dead. Police said the crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday when Kelly O’Neil, of Brooklyn, drove west on Featherstone Road and through the intersection at Shimmel Road without stopping. His vehicle was struck by a pickup that had the right-of-way heading north on Shimmel Road. …

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Police say Michigan man killed in crash while fleeing deputy

Police in southwestern Michigan say a 24-year-old man was killed in a high-speed crash that happened while he was fleeing from a sheriff’s deputy. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy tried to stop a suspected drunken driver in Niles when the vehicle fled Saturday evening. The department says the vehicle sideswiped another vehicle and then topped 100 mph …

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Authorities: Body believed to be man missing while canoeing

Authorities say a body has been found that’s believed to be that of a man who was reported missing while canoeing in southwestern Michigan. The Berrien County sheriff’s office says 35-year-old Michael Scott of Kalamazoo was last seen canoeing Saturday on the St. Joseph River with friends. Crews searched the river for him with no immediate success. The sheriff’s office …

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Serious injuries in Cass County crash

A Dowagiac woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 3:35 a.m. to M-60, near Hospital Street, where a car driven by 21-year-old Alexandria Tackitt had left the roadway. Investigators said Tackitt was driving east on M-60 when the car she was driving went off …

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