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Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Water Shutoffs

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to stop water shutoffs during the pandemic. It’s one of several bills she signed Tuesday. The governor’s office has released the following: — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 241, 676, 1137, 1234 and 1246

City Commission Approves Citizen Review Board

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved the creation of a Citizen Review Board to provide oversight and increase transparency with the local police department. During a Monday meeting, commissioners heard support for the idea from several members

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation

A shooting in Cass County is under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. It happened Saturday night when a 9-1-1 call came in saying someone in another vehicle was shooting at them. Deputies stopped a white

Cass County ISD Changing Name

From the Associated press — A regional education agency named for former U.S. Senator Lewis Cass is dropping the name. Trustees last week voted unanimously to change the name of the Cass Intermediate School District in southwest

Lawmakers Change Sex Offender Registry Rules

From the Associated Press — The Legislature has approved changes to Michigan’s sex offender registry after federal courts declared the current policy unconstitutional. The new rules would change aspects of registering and eliminate bans on registrants living

SHAES Turning 25 On January 1

South Haven Area Emergency Services marks 25 years serving the city of South Haven along with Casco, Geneva, and South Haven townships on January 1. As part of the celebration, retired Chief Randy Van Wynen has crafted

Whitmer Calls For Continued Aid To States

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is reiterating her call for the federal government to provide aid to states that are financially strapped due to the pandemic. Speaking Friday, she said the state government being broke will trickle down to

Whitmer Slams Delayed Vaccine Shipments

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is alleging delays with getting COVID vaccine shipments into Michigan. Speaking Friday, she asked why the Trump administration is dropping the ball. “I still cannot get a straight answer out of the Trump administration

State Adds 4,100 Cases Of COVID For Friday

Michigan is reporting 4,180 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website says the state has had more than 454,000 cases of COVID since the pandemic started. It reported