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Olympics Get Underway Amid Zika Concerns

More than 40 athletes with Michigan ties will compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Opening ceremonies were held Friday in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The games are happening with concerns about the Zika virus, as it’s circulating

Hillary Clinton To Visit Michigan Next Week

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear in Michigan next week. Details of her Wednesday visit are still being worked out, but Senator Debbie Stabenow says the first stop is in Birmingham, near Detroit, for

93-Year-Old Woman Drowns In Lake Michigan

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department says a 93-year-old woman is dead after she was pulled from Lake Michigan by first responders Friday. It happened at a beach southwest of Fennville. Deputies arrived at the scene to learn

Benton Harbor 150th Birthday Party

Birthday cake, refreshments and local community leaders were on hand Thursday night as the Morton House Museum threw a party to commemorate Benton Harbor’s 150th birthday. Museum Board of Director Chuck Jager says the Morton House is

Coloma Glad-Peach Festival Starts Friday

Starting this Friday is the 49th annual Coloma Glad-Peach Festival. The event celebrates the region’s peach growers, and gives everyone a chance to have a good time. Festival President Julie Pupedis says vendors open up around noon

Mobile Boat Wash Coming To SWM This Weekend

Southwest Michigan boaters will have a chance to get their watercraft cleaned while learning about invasive species prevention this weekend. On Saturday, Michigan State University’s Mobile Boat Wash will be in Paw Paw and Watervliet. The boat