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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up Statewide

New figures released by the state show that by mid-April, there could be more people with COVID-19 in the hospital in Michigan than there were during the spring peak last year. State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Lyon-Callo says

Berrien Health Officer Gives COVID Update

The increase in COVID-19 cases that has been seen around Michigan the past several weeks hasn’t necessarily meant cases are out of control in Berrien County. Speaking to the Berrien County Board of Health Wednesday, Berrien County

Niles Man Hurt In Motorcycle/SUV Crash

Michigan State Police say a 64-year-old Niles man is at South Bend Memorial Hospital in critical condition after a motorcycle crash Wednesday. He hit an SUV while going westbound on US-12 when the vehicle pulled onto the

Sheriff Salutes 911 Dispatchers

Next week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when the 911 dispatchers of the nation are honored for their work to protect the public. Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott says 911 telecommunicators are the “first voice

Whitmer Gets First COVID Vaccine Shot

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer received a first dose of the safe and effective Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine after becoming eligible in the latest phase of prioritization that includes all Michiganders age

Two Killed In Benton Harbor Fire

Two people are dead after a house fire in Benton Harbor early on Tuesday. The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says it was called to 157 South Hull Street around 4:35 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find

State Releases COVID Numbers For Monday

Michigan is reporting 10,293 new cases of COVID-19 for Sunday and Monday combined. That works out to an average of 5,146 per day. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had