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COVID-19 Cases Up 6,303

New COVID-19 cases are up by 6,303 for Thursday for a pandemic total of 770,822. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 112 deaths, with 81 from vital records reviews. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

Fatal Crash In Hagar Township

A Grand Rapids man is dead following a crash in Berrien County’s Hagar Township Wednesday morning. Michigan State Police say it happened at about 8:30 a.m. on northbound I-196 near mile marker five. Troopers learned the driver

School Board Looks To Create Strategic Plan

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education is shopping for a district strategic plan. During a work session on Tuesday, the board heard presentations from two possible consultants. They were Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates out

State Expanding COVID-19 Therapies

Michigan will expand the use of a COVID-19 treatment in hopes of substantially reducing climbing hospitalizations and deaths. Additional doses of monoclonal antibodies will be given to hospitals and other providers, which will be asked to add

COVID-19 Numbers Up 7,955

Michigan is reporting 7,955 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been 764,519 cases in the pandemic and 16,619 deaths. There were 33 new deaths Wednesday. Michigan’s

Michigan Extends Pandemic Restrictions On Office Work

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has extended workplace coronavirus restrictions for an additional six months, including a requirement that Michigan employers prohibit office work to the extent that employees’ jobs can feasibly be

Restaurant Owner Who Was Jailed Fires Back

From the Associated Press — A western Michigan restaurant owner who spent four nights in jail for violating coronavirus-related orders is firing back weeks later. Marlena Pavlos-Hackney wants a refund of $15,000 in fines and contempt findings

Upton Announces PFAS Legislation

Legislation that would direct the Environmental Protection Agency to take action on PFAS in water supplies is being re-introduced in the U.S. House by Congressman Fred Upton and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Upton said the PFAS Action Act

State Releases Tuesday COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 8,867 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had a total of more than 756,000 COVID cases since the start of the

Adopt A Highway Cleanups Start This Month

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s annual Adopt a Highway roadside cleanups will start this month. In the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, volunteers will be out along the sides of highways from April 17 to April