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Gas Prices Up This Week

Gas prices have risen to start out the week. AAA estimates the average price around Michigan is $2.45 per gallon, an increase over last week of 15 cents. Gas Buddy’s Patrick DeHaan tells WKZO News crude prices

State Promoting Work Zone Safety This Week

Michigan is entering into construction season, and the department of transportation is reminding everyone to drive safely in construction zones. The agency’s John Richard tells Michigan News Network people need to consider the risks of not paying attention in work

National Work Zone Awareness Week

It’s the time of year when construction crews and orange barrels spring into action, and that means driving through work zones. Last year in Michigan, there were 4,908 work zone crashes and 17 people lost their lives.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Michigan motorists are reminded that One Text or Call Could Wreck It All during national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. For the first time, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is supporting distracted driving enforcement activity for

New LMC President Starts This Month

The new president at Lake Michigan College will start on April 10. That’s according to LMC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Michael Lindley. He tells us Dr. Trevor Kubatzke, who’s coming to southwest Michigan from Milwaukee Area

Carbon Monoxide Leak in Niles

UPDATE! At least 12 people are in the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at Quality Inn in Niles. According to our reporting partners at WNDU, Police and Fire crews arrived on the scene around 10am, to

Governor Signs Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a sweeping package of criminal justice reforms championed by state Senator John Proos. The legislation includes programs to help ex-cons find jobs when they’re released, new partnerships between the corrections department and

Orchards Mall Avoids Foreclosure

The owners of the Orchards Mall have bought themselves another year. The 2014 property taxes on the mall in Benton Township were due on Friday, and Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells us they paid them. His

Pro-Life License Plate Approved

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill to create a “Choose Life” specialty license plate. The bills sponsor, Republican Senator Patrick Colbeck, says the plate will cost 35-dollars. “Twenty-five dollars of the proceeds will go to a