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Flood Watch This Afternoon and Tomorrow

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Flood Watch for this afternoon through Tuesday morning. The affected areas include Van Buren, Allegan and Ottawa counties. One to three inches of rain is expected with

Child His By Bus In Dowagiac

A 12-year-old from Dowagiac is being treated for severe head trauma after he was smacked by the rearview window of a passing bus. The middle school student was struck as he walked home from school, taken to

Michigan State Police Director Punishment

The punishment for Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue wasn’t enough — that’s the message from activists delivering 85-thousand petition signatures to the governor’s office calling for her removal. State Representative Leslie Love, a Detroit

New Tigers General Manager

The Detroit Tigers have a new manager. Tigers General Manager Al Avila made the announcement saying… “I’m proud to announce that after an intense search, and a long process, we have hired , to be our Manager,

12-Year-Old Boy Hit/Injured by Bus

A 12-year-old boy received serious injuries after he was hit by a Dial-A-Ride bus in Dowagiac. Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Riverside Drive in Dowagiac around 2:45 Friday afternoon to find the victim, a 12 year

Snyder Talks Punishment For MSP Director

Following a remark she shared on social media, which called NFL players that kneel during the national anthem “anti-American degenerates,” Michigan State Police Director Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue received a five-day suspension of pay on Thursday from

BHAS Pausing Plan To Sell Properties

The pause button is being hit by the Benton Harbor Area Schools Board on trying to sell some properties. The district is in the middle of a facilities usage study, which officials say might result in new

Van Buren County Launches Text-To-911

Van Buren County’s Central Dispatch can now accept text messages sent to 9-1-1. The Text-to-911 service will work from anywhere in Van Buren County, and it’s been being tested since early May. All four major wireless carriers

Private Marina Draws Opposition

A plan to build a private marina and nearly 40 home sites near Saugatuck Dunes State Park is drawing opposition from area residents and environmentalists. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality held a hearing Tuesday night at

Upton: 2016 Opioid Measure Needs Another Look

An unintended consequence that needs to be addressed is how Congressman Fred Upton views a law passed in 2016 that the “Washington Post” and “60 Minutes” report has weakened the federal government’s ability to stop the distribution

Benton Harbor Income Tax Up For Vote

The Benton Harbor City Commission is being urged by some in the area to get busy getting the word out regarding the income tax proposal on the November ballot. At Monday’s commission meeting, activist Ed Pinkney of