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Ambulance Services Facing Staff Shortage

The head of a Michigan ambulance service says staffing shortages are causing major problems across the state. Marc Breckenridge at Huron Valley Ambulance says they are in need of a thousand EMTs for the 125 communities they

Upton Reflects On National COVID Memorial

Congressman Fred Upton says the National COVID Memorial currently installed near the Washington Monument is a sad reminder of the dangers and effects of COVID-19. Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg has set up “In America: Remember” in Washington

LaSata Holding Winter Coat Drive

State Senator Kim LaSata is once again hosting a winter coat drive for children in need. Kim’s Coat Drive asks southwest Michigan residents to drop off coats between October 1 and October 31 at sites throughout LaSata’s

Niles Couple Charged With Medicaid Fraud

A Niles couple faces several felony charges for allegedly making false claims through their counseling practice. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says Gregory Barney has been charged with 22 counts of Medicaid fraud – false claim while

Andrews University Professor Wins Award

An Andrews University engineering professor has won an award from International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. Andrews told us more: Jay Johnson, PhD, professor of engineering, was recently awarded the Shen Kuo Award for Interdisciplinary Achievements from

City Commission Approves Tree Removals

61 trees will be removed around St. Joseph to make way for some infrastructure projects set for next year. Speaking to the St. Joseph City Commission on Monday, Public Works Director Greg Grothous said the trees are

SMC Hires Women’s Basketball Coach

The reintroduction of athletics to Southwestern Michigan College continues full speed ahead as Jeanine Wasielewski has been hired as the new women’s basketball coach. She’s originally from the South Bend area, played Division I basketball at Northwestern

More People Buying Travel Insurance

A new survey of travelers finds 31% are more likely than before the pandemic to purchase travel insurance. Debbie Haas, VP of Travel at Triple-A, says the respondents’ number-one concern is COVID-19. “We see that typically, half

Fire Claims 65-Year-Old Cass County Man

A 65-year-old man has died in a Cass County house fire. The sheriff’s office says Robert Hilliard’s body was found by firefighters late Monday morning as they were battling the flames. The cause of the fire and