Debra Haight, Author at Leader Publications

Cass County

Accessory to 2019 Cass County Courts bomb threat sentenced to prison

CASSOPOLIS — The woman who was an accessory after the fact in last year’s bomb threat into the Cass County Law & Courts Building has ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 30, 2020 1:22 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan commissioners say goodbye to leaders, prepare for future

BUCHANAN – Monday’s Buchanan City Commission meeting featured farewells to Mayor Patricia Moore and Mayor Pro-Tem Dale Toerne, both of whom are not running for ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:09 pm

Cass County

Dowagiac man headed to prison on three counts of domestic violence

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man is going to prison after being sentenced in Cass County Circuit Court in connection with three domestic violence cases over ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 23, 2020 11:59 am

Buchanan

Three new projects on the horizon for Buchanan

BUCHANAN – Three Buchanan projects are closer to reality after action Tuesday night by the Buchanan Planning Commission. Meanwhile, planning commissioners are taking a pass ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:46 pm

Cass County

Illegal immigrant sentenced on drug, cockfighting charges

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis area man in the country illegally will spend the next year in jail after being convicted of and sentenced on drug ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:25 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan to celebrate Reader’s Digest honor

BUCHANAN – Plans are being made to celebrate the recent honor Buchanan received as Reader’s Digest named the city “the nicest place” to live in ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:39 pm

Berrien County

Local municipalities wait for word on virtual meetings

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan Supreme Court rulings Monday and earlier this month throwing out many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders have local governments and ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:01 pm

Cass County

Two men sentenced in cases related to motor vehicle theft

CASSOPOLIS — Two area men are going to prison after violating terms of their probations. Those sentencings were among those done Friday in Cass County ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 9, 2020 3:30 pm

Berrien County

Jury trials return in Cass, Berrien counties after seven-month hiatus

CASSOPOLIS – When Cass County jury trials start up again Oct. 20 after a seven-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people can expect to ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 9, 2020 6:00 am

Cass County

Drunk driver sentenced to probation

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man who drove drunk last year was sentenced Friday to probation and jail in Cass County Circuit Court. Dan Nothdruft, 60, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, October 2, 2020 3:10 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission considers construction plans

BUCHANAN — A local businessman’s plans to construct a new building on E. Third Street are moving forward after-action Monday by the Buchanan City Commission. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 pm

News

Niles marijuana partner resigns following criminal charges

NILES – The HDS Investments marijuana grow facility on the city’s northeast side should be up and running in the next few weeks, owner Jeff ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:30 pm

Berrien County

Benton Harbor man pleads guilty to Niles shooting

NILES – A Benton Harbor man accused in an August 2019 shooting in the city of Niles had pleaded no contest to one count of ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:13 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan Planning Commission considers multi-million dollar development

BUCHANAN – A new multi-million dollar development looks to be closer to moving forward after action by the Buchanan Planning Commission Wednesday night, but the ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:23 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan welcomes new city manager

BUCHANAN – With a background in history, the law and government, Heather Grace appears to be a perfect fit for the Redbud City as she ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:00 pm

Cass County

Two Dowagiac men sentenced Friday in Cass County Court

CASSOPOLIS — Two Dowagiac area men were sentenced to probation in assault related cases Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Daniel Keith Stenberg, 35, of ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 18, 2020 1:59 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission accepts treasurer’s resignation

BUCHANAN — Buchanan City Commissioners formally accepted the resignation of City Treasurer Traci McGrath Monday night, but city officials remain tight lipped as to why ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:17 pm

Cass County

New court dates set in high profile cases

CASSOPOLIS — New court dates have been set in three high profile Cass County cases. Jay Vincent Penar and Justin Carlton are charged in connection ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:10 pm

Cass County

Jones man headed back to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Jones man is going back to prison on seven felony charges related to drugs and stealing a flatbed truck from a campground. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, September 4, 2020 11:39 am

Cass County

Veteran sentenced to probation following marijuana offense

CASSOPOLIS – A decorated Army veteran received probation Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. Arsalan Rehman, 24, of Mishawaka, pleaded guilty to delivery of marijuana ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 28, 2020 1:52 pm

Buchanan

Buchanan City Commission signs contract with new city manager

BUCHANAN – Buchanan City Commissioners have signed a contract with new City Manager Heather Grace. Grace was chosen to succeed Bill Marx earlier this month ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 28, 2020 11:33 am

Buchanan

Buchanan’s Mill Alley getting a facelift

BUCHANAN – Buchanan’s Mill Alley will be getting a bit of a facelift with perennial plants placed in the alley’s planters after action Monday night ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:27 pm

Cass County

Niles man sentenced to prison on molestation charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man is going to prison after being convicted of sexually molesting a young girl over a three-year period. Eray Alfonso Diaz, ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Friday, August 21, 2020 12:20 pm

News

HDS Investments partner facing three felony charges

NILES – The case against the man accused of giving drugs to an underage girl and allowing aggravated child sexually abusive activity is moving forward. ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:42 pm

Berrien County

Niles man sentenced on robbery charges

NILES – Probation sentences were the order of the day in Berrien County Trial Court in Niles. COVID-19 restrictions remain in place in Berrien County ... Read more

by Debra Haight, Monday, August 17, 2020 3:55 pm

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