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COVID-19 Cases Rise 9,313

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has added 9,313 new cases of COVID-19 for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Since March 2020, 1,137,748 people have tested positive for coronavirus. There were 65 deaths

Hartford, Saranac Schools Dropping Nicknames

Hartford Public Schools and Saranac Community Schools are dropping Native American mascots. Saranac will keep using “Redskins” as their mascot until they pick a new nickname, where Hartford will retire “Indians” at the end of the school

New Drone Acquired by Sheriff’s Department

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department this week saluted three local businesses that made donations so it could purchase a new thermal imaging drone. Undersheriff Chuck Heit tells us LeValley Chevrolet, Lane Automotive, and Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill

Jeff Noel Retiring From Whirlpool

A longtime Whirlpool spokesperson is retiring. Whirlpool Corporation Global Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Jeff Noel will step down in mid-2022. He will be replaced by Whirlpool Vice President of Global Product Organization Pamela Klyn.

Whitmer Vetoes Republican Election Legislation

From the Associated Press — Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would toughen in-person voter identification rules and require people to include additional information such as their driver’s license number on absentee ballot applications.

Upton’s Cures 2.0 Slightly Delayed

Congressman Fred Upton’s Cures 2.0 legislation has been delayed a bit. He tells WSJM News the follow up to 2016’s 21st Century Cures legislation has been backed up in the U.S. House due to the Democratic spending

Commission To Consider Staffing Matter For Clerk

The Berrien County Clerk’s office is hoping to find more, and longer serving, staff. Speaking during a Thursday meeting, Berrien County Commissioner Mamie Yarbrough told colleagues the county finance committee has spoken with Clerk Sharon Tyler, who

Parent Urged To Think Safety Ahead Of Halloween

With Halloween just days away, safety experts are sharing tips for keeping your little ones safe while trick-or-treating. Doug Parisi, director of training for SafeDefend.com, says visibility is probably the most important thing to think about. “They