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  • Serial Child Molester Convicted - December 9, 2019 at 4:22 am

    A Cass County jury wasted little time convicting 74-year old James McNeil of Dowagiac, Mi. for his repeated molestation of a young girl from 1992-1995. The sexual assaults began while she was in kindergarten. Evidence adduced at trial included the testimony of six adult females who advised that like the current victim, they had been lured to the defendant’s Dowagiac home as children while he “babysat” them. The defendant was Read more…

  • State Police Multi-State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation on I-94 - December 9, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will join officers from the Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police, and Ohio State Highway Patrol in focusing their enforcement on I-94 and other major freeways in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio in a coordinated enforcement operation. Michigan’s operation, “Eyes on 94,” seeks to reduce commercial vehicle crashes along the I-94 corridor. This multi-state effort will take place through December 13th. During this initiative, Read more…

  • State Police Seize Large Supply of Fentanyl Trafficked from California - December 9, 2019 at 4:20 am

    The Michigan State Police (MSP) Fifth District Hometown Security Team is announcing the seizure of three kilograms of fentanyl during a traffic stop Thursday. During a traffic stop on I-94 in Van Buren County, troopers observed several indicators of criminal activity and were given consent to search the vehicle. The vehicle contained two occupants, a male and female, from California. Upon searching the vehicle, troopers found the packaged drugs hidden Read more…

  • Business opportunities available in Michigan State Parks - December 9, 2019 at 4:13 am

    There are several business opportunities available in Michigan state parks. The goods and/or services these small business owners provide are a complement to the visitor experience for the 28 million visitors each year. Currently, the DNR is seeking a handful of concessionaires, including various food options, a water park, watercraft rentals, a riding stable, electric vehicle charging stations and more. Visit to see a list of current opportunities.

  • Benton Harbor officers respond to a head wound - December 9, 2019 at 4:12 am

    On Sunday morning, Benton Harbor officers responded to a call of a female with a head wound at 185 W. May St. in the city of Benton Harbor. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 29 year old female had been shot in the head and was deceased upon arrival. It is currently unknown under what circumstances the female was shot, but foul play is suspected. Her identity was not released Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Slain Florida UPS driver honored with nationwide moment of silence

    (Ordonez Family/Facebook) An undated photo shows Frank Ordonez, who was killed in a shootout in Miramar Fla., on Dec. 5, 2019, in a UPS uniform. (MIRAMAR, Fla.) — UPS workers around the country were asked to pause for a moment of silence on their routes Monday to honor fellow driver Frank Ordonez, who was taken hostage and killed last week in a police shootout. Teamsters Local 769, Ordonez’s UPS union Read more…