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Slow Season For Amtrak


This is normally a busy time for Amtrak with travelers heading out for the holidays. However, this year Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari expects travel will be down 80% below normal. He told Michigan News Network this week

State Sees Progress On COVID


From the Associated Press — A state scientist says Michigan’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has been dropping for more than 29 days. The state last week reported its lowest weekly new case total – 28,072 –

Churches Prepare For Unusual XMas Eve Mass


For some, Christmas Eve means finding last minute gifts, prepping a meal, and getting ready for church. Catholic churches will be holding evening and midnight masses tonight. Father Adam Nowak told Michigan News Network it’s important because

SMC Board Reviews Top Accomplishments Of 2020


The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting this week reviewing its accomplishments in 2020. SMC President Joe Odenwald presented a list that included the development of SMC’s first online courses, preparation

Woman Shot In South Haven


South Haven police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night. Officers were called to Bronson South Haven Hospital when a 26-year-old woman showed up with a gunshot wound, They determined she had been shot in the 21-thousand block

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Water Shutoffs


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to stop water shutoffs during the pandemic. It’s one of several bills she signed Tuesday. The governor’s office has released the following: — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 241, 676, 1137, 1234 and 1246

City Commission Approves Citizen Review Board


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved the creation of a Citizen Review Board to provide oversight and increase transparency with the local police department. During a Monday meeting, commissioners heard support for the idea from several members

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation


A shooting in Cass County is under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. It happened Saturday night when a 9-1-1 call came in saying someone in another vehicle was shooting at them. Deputies stopped a white

Cass County ISD Changing Name


From the Associated press — A regional education agency named for former U.S. Senator Lewis Cass is dropping the name. Trustees last week voted unanimously to change the name of the Cass Intermediate School District in southwest

Lawmakers Change Sex Offender Registry Rules


From the Associated Press — The Legislature has approved changes to Michigan’s sex offender registry after federal courts declared the current policy unconstitutional. The new rules would change aspects of registering and eliminate bans on registrants living