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One Arrested In Chikaming Township Drug Bust


A 71-year-old Chikaming Township man is facing a variety of charges after a drug bust last week. The Southwest Enforcement Team says its detectives and officers from the Chikaming Township Police Department, the Unites States Postal Inspection

New COVID-19 Figures Released


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there are 476 new COVID-19 cases in the state and 15 new deaths. That brings the totals to 93,661 cases and 6,340 deaths since March. In Berrien County,

United Way Promotes Equity Challenge


The United Way of Southwest Michigan says its upcoming 21 Day Equity Challenge will be an opportunity for the whole community to improve itself by coming to a better understanding of racism and how it affects everyday

LaSata Discusses Return To Learn Plan


A Return to Learn plan for Michigan schools this fall will allow for flexibility, both for parents and local health officials, according to state Senator Kim LaSata. The state Senate approved the plan developed on a bipartisan

COVID-19 Cases Up By 565


Michigan has 565 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths. The totals since March are now 92,720 cases and 6,324 deaths. As of Friday, 67,778 people around the state had recovered. In Berrien County, positive cases are

Four-Month-Old Dies In Benton Township


Benton Township Police are investigating the death of a four-month-old boy. They and Medic 1 Ambulance Service were called to  a home on Blossom Lane for an infant who was not breathing. He was taken to Spectrum

MDOT Previews US-31 To I-94 Project


Work will begin soon on a project to connect US-31 to I-94. The Michigan Department of Transportation held a meeting this past week to fill the public in on how the multi-year project will proceed. It starts

Chase Ends In Crash


A chase with police ended in a crash in Benton Township early Saturday morning. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 200 block of Pine Street. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following statement:

Senate Approves Return To Learn Plan


The Michigan Senate has approved a Return to Learn plan for students this fall. The office of state Senator Kim LaSata has released the following statement: The Senate on Saturday approved a Return to Learn plan that

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