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Rabies Confirmed In Allegan County Bat

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a bat found in Allegan County tested positive for rabies. The Allegan County Health Department says everyone is urged to stay away from wild animals like skunks,

Upton Weighs In On Trump Executive Orders

Will the executive orders issued by President Trump this weekend make any difference for the average American? The president ordered that evictions be stopped, that an extra $400 per week be included with unemployment benefits, and that

MHSAA Postpones Football To The Spring

The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association today announced it will move the 2020 Fall football season to Spring 2021, due to football’s higher risk for spreading COVID-19, with the rest of Fall sports

State Releases COVID Numbers For Friday

Michigan is reporting 748 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had 91,140 cases of the illness since the start of the pandemic. It reported eleven

Clerk Reviews Last Week’s Elections

Last week’s primaries in Berrien County kept election workers busy late into the night and into the next morning. Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler updated the county board of commissioners during a Thursday meeting on how things

County Board Talks Contact Tracing

Thursday’s meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners delved into the topic of COVID-19 contact tracing, and whether it’s an unfair intrusion on the privacy of citizens. The Berrien County Health Department was asking for software

COVID-19 Cases Spike In Michigan

Michigan is reporting 1,121 new cases of the coronavirus and 16 additional COVID-19 deaths. The state Department of Health and Human Services says of the 16 deaths, 9 were identified during a vital records review. Michigan now

I&M Power Restoration Update

Indiana Michigan Power continues to work on restoring service to those who lost it in Monday’s storms. I&M has released the following statement: Indiana Michigan Power made significant progress restoring power Wednesday morning and afternoon. As of

Benton Harbor Dock Sold To Reith-Riley

Benton Harbor’s central dock is changing hands after 85 years. Jack Kinney has sold it to construction firm Reith-Riley, and the 80-year-old was mostly happy with the sale. “This is kind of a tough thing on me

First EEE Case Of 2020 Identified

The Michigan Department of Agriculture has confirmed state’s first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2020. It was diagnosed in a 2-year-old female horse in Clare County. State Veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland says the virus is typically

Niles Considering Alcohol Zone Downtown

The Niles city council is backing the creation of a social district downtown that allows people to walk around with open adult beverages. While it could be a big deal according to Niles Downtown Development Authority’s Lisa