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Cass County man dies in snow plowing accident

A Dowagiac man died Sunday after being pinned by a skid-steer loader he was using to plow snow. Police say they were called Sunday afternoon to Cass County’s Wayne Township after 53-year-old Paul Williamson become pinned by the loader while clearing snow. Officers say Williamson was reaching out of his skid steer when his foot hit the hydraulic pedal to lift the …

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Funding for State Police presented in budget

State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Appropriations State Police subcommittee, issued a statement after Gov. Rick Snyder last week presented his budget plan to the Legislature, which includes funding for the Michigan State Police. Miller said public safety must continue to be a priority and he will work closely with the governor’s office to see that the Michigan …

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Kalamazoo – Woman set on fire

A man accused of setting a woman on fire in Kalamazoo is facing an assault with intent to murder charge. Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 2 o’clock Friday morning and learned the victim and the suspect live together and had been arguing. Investigators say the man doused the 44-year-old victim with rubbing alcohol and then set her on fire. She …

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Plea deal for McCann

In a plea deal accepted Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court, prosecutors dropped four perjury charges against Constantine resident Raymond McCann II. In exchange, the 47-year-old McCann pleaded no contest to a single perjury count. Under a sentencing recommendation included in the agreement, he would be eligible for release after serving 12 to 20 months. McCann has been in …

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No injuries in collision

Sheriff’s officials responded to a three vehicle collision Thursday in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, a 22-year-old Vandalia man was driving west on U.S. 12 when he entered a white-out section. The man unknowingly crossed the centerline and stopped his vehicle in the shoulder of the eastbound lane. An eastbound semi, driven by a 45-year-old man from …

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Fatal pedestrian accident in Cass County

A southwest Michigan man was killed when he was struck by a car late Thursday night. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says 22-year old Joshua Yahne of Dowagiac was walking along M-51 in Pokagon Township when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 21-year old Jamika Morgan of Elkhart, Indiana. After striking Yahne, the vehicle ran off the road, hit …

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