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AEP Donates $500,000 To Non-Profits


A donation of $500,000 is being made by the American Electric Power Foundation to non-profits throughout Indiana and southwest Michigan. AEP spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News this is in addition to nearly $250,000 donated in April

Hospital Talks Financial Aid During Pandemic


Spectrum Health Lakeland is reminding everyone of its financial aid options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Treatment for coronavirus is not free, and Lakeland Manager of Patient Access Jenna Howard tells us insurance companies are treating cases like

Benton Harbor Distributing More PPE


The city of Benton Harbor continues distributing personal protective equipment to residents. Mayor Marcus Muhammad said during a virtual meeting of the city commission on Monday staff and elected officials have been going to housing developments to

Baroda Cancels July Fireworks Show


The July 3 fireworks show in Baroda has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Baroda Fire Department announced on Monday the township board opted to cancel out of concern for the health of the public

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