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One injured in single car crash

A 19-year-old Edwardsburg man was injured in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Milton Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday to Runkle Street, near Beebe Road. Trevor Rutledge was behind the wheel of the car when he lost control at a curve in the road. The vehicle left the roadway …

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Double murder suspect is in custody

A suspect wanted for a pair of murders committed Thursday night is now in the custody of Indiana authorities. Zachary Patten turned himself in Friday morning to South Bend Police. Patten, a 32-year-old Portage resident, allegedly shot and killed a 31-year-old woman in a mobile home park in Kalamazoo around 9:30 p.m. Authorities said it appears the woman was not …

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Arrests on drug charges in Dowagiac

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in the city of Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was alerted to an impending drug sale July 13 in the 600 block of North Front Street. Two male occupants in the vehicle were detained and a third female was arrested shortly after exiting a nearby store. The 32-year-old woman, …

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Local youth drowns in St. Joe River

A 16-year-old Three Rivers youth drowned in the St. Joseph River Wednesday afternoon. The victim was identified as Marco Chapman. Authorities were called to the area of Thomas and King Streets around 1:30pm. Chapman reportedly attempted to swim across the St. Joseph River with friends, and the current swept him under, according to witnesses. Chapman’s body was recovered following a …

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Man injured in Cass County swimming accident

An Illinois man was injured this week following a diving accident at Diamond Lake. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a location in Calvin Township. Upon arrival, deputies learned 26-year-old Richard Younglove was at a family gathering and hit his head on the bottom of the lake after diving into the water. A …

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Man arrested after fleeing scene

Sturgis Police K-9 Tucky was involved in apprehending a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called around 1 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Nottawa Street in response to an assault and a man brandishing a firearm. Officers were given a description of the man and shortly thereafter, encountered …

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