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White Pigeon man free on bond

A 65-year-old White Pigeon man accused of unlawful imprisonment and felonious assault is free on bond. Daniel Furlong was released after posting $50,000 cash/surety bond Thursday evening. It is alleged that on July 28, Furlong attempted to hold a 10-year-old girl against her will. The victim told police she was walking by Furlong’s trailer in Colonial Estates mobile home community when …

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Declaratory judgement sought regarding CMHSAS

A complaint for declaratory judgment regarding the attempt to dismiss three members from the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Authority Board was filed Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. The action comes on the heels of a CMHSAS special board meeting Monday, during which its members directed Grand Rapids-based attorney John Gretzinger to file the declaratory judgment …

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Man arrested after breaking into residence

A 32-year-old Dowagiac man is in custody after breaking into a Howard Township residence earlier this week. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were alerted around 4 a.m. Sunday by a woman who advised that a male acquaintance of hers had climbed through her bathroom window and made his way to her bedroom. She awoke and saw the suspect …

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Police: Man sped up to 160 mph on highway, posted videos

Police say a southwestern Michigan man could face charges after posting videos online of himself driving up to 160 mph on an area highway. TV station WWMT aired some of the videos of the man driving on U.S. highway 131 that were posted on a Facebook page. Michigan State Police Lt. Dale Hinz says the driving put the public in …

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Jury awards $1.7M in suit by family of man who died at farm

A jury has awarded $1.7 million in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of one of two young people who died in 2010 after falling into a tank at a Barry County dairy farm. The Grand Rapids Press reports the jury reached its verdict Wednesday in Barry County Circuit Court. Attorney Shereef Akeel represents the family of 18-year-old Victor …

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Four arrested in drive-by shooting case

Sturgis police arrested four people believed to be responsible for a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday in Sturgis. Police arrested two 16-year-old males and a 17-year-old male. On Wednesday, police identified a fourth suspect, a 32-year-old Sturgis man, and were in the process of obtaining a warrant for his arrest. Officers received a tip about his location, and found him …

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