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NWS Confirms Van Buren County Tornado

The National Weather Service is confirming what witnesses already know: a tornado ripped through Van Buren County Saturday afternoon. The NWS says damage indicates the tornado was an EF-1, but no official determination of the twister’s strength

NWS Surveying Damage To Confirm Tornadoes

Two National Weather Service crews are surveying damage in several parts of West Michigan to determine how many tornadoes hit on Saturday. An EF-1 tornado has been confirmed along an eight-mile path in Ionia and Montcalm counties.

State Drawing Water Out Of Failing SWM Dam

Michigan environmental officials say they have stepped in to begin the emergency drawdown of water from a southwestern Michigan dam. The Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday it’s acting at the Centreville Dam amid recent and forecast heavy

Input Sought On Stevensville Master Plan

Work is getting started on the next master plan for the village of Stevensville, and residents are being asked to offer their input. Ryan Fellows, with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission, says the master plan will govern

Pickleball Now Offered At SJ Ice Arena

There’s a new feature at the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena in St. Joseph. They’re now offering pickleball. Pickleball is a raquet sport that combines parts of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, and it can be

World Humanitarian Day Recognized Friday

Friday was World Humanitarian Day, an observance set by the United Nations to recognize aid workers around the world, including those in Michigan, who give their time to humanitarian service. This year there’s a call for global

Trump Speaks In Michigan

Donald Trump has once again spoken in Michigan. In the Lansing area Friday, Trump hammered Democrats and Hillary Clinton. He said cities like Detroit have struggled as much as they have because of Democrats. “This is the

8 Cases Of Swine Flu In Michigan This Year

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says it has confirmed eight human cases of swine flu this year. They have been in Cass, Muskegon, and Ingham Counties. Department spokesperson Jennifer Eisner says the patients had

Upper Peninsula State Fair This Week

The Upper Peninsula State Fair is underway in Escanaba. Sheila Krueger is the Associate Director of Delta County Chamber of Commerce, and says the theme is this is “Red, White and Blue.” “We have a large region,