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Boy Rescued From Dowagiac River

An 8-year-old boy is recovering from minor injuries after he was rescued from the Dowagiac River by police on Saturday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a rescue call near Arthur Dodd Memorial Park

State Releases Saturday COVID-19 Totals

Michigan is reporting 425 additional cases of COVID-19 around the state for Saturday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the statewide total since the start of the pandemic is now 50,504. There are 55

Fire Damages Bangor Township Home

A home in Bangor Township suffered heavy damage in a fire on Friday afternoon. South Haven Area Emergency Services says the Bangor Community Fire Department responded to the scene on 70th Street near 39th Avenue around 4:40

State Hotline Now Offers 24/7 Support

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced expanded crisis support for Michiganders experiencing an emotional crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department has released the following statement: Confidential emotional support counseling is now available

House Approves COVID-19 Aid Bill

The U.S. House on Friday approved a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Introduced by Democrats, the House bill has almost no chance of passing the Republican Senate. In the House, Congressman Fred Upton voted against it. He

State To Face Major Budget Shortfall

From the Associated Press — Michigan will confront multibillion-dollar declines in tax revenue combined with record-high enrollment in government health insurance programs. It’s a double whammy from the coronavirus pandemic that may lead to major service cuts.

Commission Approves Napier Work

Napier Avenue in St. Joseph Township and Benton Township will finally be getting that road diet this year. The Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved moving forward with an $873,000 project that will result in

Parks Director Honored

Outgoing Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey has been honored by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. Bailey retires this week, and during a Thursday meeting, the county board approved a resolution thanking him for his service

Health Officer Talks COVID Tracking

As Berrien County edges closer to reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, what statistics is the Berrien County Health Department studying? County Health Officer Nicki Britten says one number is the weekly death total. That’s looking flat in