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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

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