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Significant Rainfall Expected Tonight


We’ve got some significant rain on the way over the next 24 hours, as the remnants of what has soaked Louisiana and caused heavy flooding there comes north. WNDU NewsCenter 16 meteorologist David Harker says we are

Police Looking For Armed Robbery Suspect


The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is hunting for an armed robbery suspect who held up JD’s Truck Stop in Bertrand Township early yesterday morning. The suspect pulled a gun on the cashier just after midnight and got

Zika Virus Confirmed In Monroe County


The first Zika virus case in southeastern Michigan’s Monroe County has been confirmed by health officials. County Health Officer Kim Comerzan tells the Monroe News Friday that the county is working with the state to obtain mosquito traps

Michigan Senior Olympics Underway


More than 1,000 older athletes from Michigan and elsewhere are taking part in the Michigan Senior Olympics this weekend. Opening ceremonies were Friday at Rochester Municipal Park. Men and women age 50 and older are suiting up

MI Treasury Warns Of Phone Scam


Michigan taxpayers are being warned not to fall for the latest phone scam. The Michigan Treasury Department’s Danelle Gittus says, in this case, the calls are being received from a legitimate Grand Rapids-area Treasury phone number, which

Detroit Zoo Elephants Immortalized In New Book


A new children’s book immortalizes Wanda and Winky, former Detroit Zoo elephants who moved to California to live out their final years. The Detroit Free Press reports that retired Walled Lake school district teacher and library media specialist

Critter Barn Celebrates New Home


The Critter Barn in west Michigan has celebrated its new 27-acre territory. The attraction on Friday planted a sign and introduced crew members, volunteers, and families. Critter Barn capital campaign manager Val Vail-Shirey says the 26-year-old barn

Storms Cause Damage Around West Michigan


A severe storm has damaged at least one house and a barn and left hundreds of western Michigan homes without power. WOOD-TV reports that a tree hit a Saugatuck Township home Friday and a barn roof collapsed. Outages were

Muskegon Officer Shoots, Wounds Teen


Authorities in western Michigan say an officer shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl who was trying to attack a 16-year-old boy with a knife. Muskegon police say in a release that the girl “aggressively continued the confrontation