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Bangor, Decatur Get Grants For Road Projects

State grants for street work have been announced for the city of Bangor and the village of Decatur in 2022. Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office on Wednesday announced the latest recipients of Transportation Economic Development Fund grants. A

Veggie Van Coming To Bridgman

Spectrum Health’s Veggie Van is headed to Bridgman this coming week. The Veggie Van is a mobile food pantry that gives out fresh produce to anyone who stops by. It’s been making the rounds through southwest Michigan

Berrien County Youth Fair Next Week

The Berrien County Youth Fair starts on Monday. It’s the 75th year for the event in Berrien Springs, and the theme is “Diamonds are Fair-ever.” More than 1,500 volunteers have worked all year to make the event

State’s COVID-19 Deaths Pass 20,000

Michigan has now passed more than 20,000 people who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services says that number is now 20,011 after there were 29 deaths Thursday and Friday.

NWS Confirms Allegan County Tornado

An EF-0 tornado touched down in Allegan County this week. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids confirms the tornado hit in Dorr Wednesday night. Winds were between 65 and 85-miles-an-hour and it was on the ground

Mr. Basketball 2020 accused of rape.

A former Benton Harbor basketball star is facing charges in Indiana. Authorities in Indianapolis are charging former Tiger star Carlos “Scooby” Johnson with rape, attempted rape, and sexual battery. According to court documents, Butler University Police were

Commissioners Pleased With Flood Response

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has deactivated the Emergency Operations Center following its opening this week due to flooding and power outages. Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Jim Curran said

I&M Releases Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power is expecting more of those who have no service in Berrien County to be back online by the end of Thursday. I&M has released the following: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) crews are working long

Woman Hit By Vehicle In Van Buren County

A 49-year-old Bangor Township woman is fighting for her life at Bronson Hospital after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday evening. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says she was hit in the 66-thousand block of County

Meteor Shower This Week

The Perseids Meteor shower will light up the night sky in Michigan Thursday night into Friday morning. Cranbrook Institute of Science head of astronomy Mike Narlock told Michigan News Network you should be able to see it.

Survey Looks At Restaurant, Hotel Labor Shortage

The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association has released results of a recent statewide hospitality industry survey showing that nine in ten restaurants and nearly every hotel is operating with inadequate staffing to meet consumer demand. Association President

Buchanan Honors Olympic Silver Medalist

The city of Buchanan is officially celebrating a local Olympic hero. This week, the Buchanan City Commission proclaimed the tenth day of August each year as “Hannah Roberts Day.” The 19-year-old Roberts won the silver medal in