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Harvest Gathering Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000

Lawsuit Challenges Mandatory Mask Rule

From the Associated Press — A chiropractor in western Michigan is challenging the state’s mask rule, saying Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s health department has no authority to make masks mandatory. It’s one of the first lawsuits since the

City Commission Questions Trash Charges

Some charges that appeared in the city’s monthly bills caught the attention of Benton Harbor City Commissioners during a meeting on Monday. They questioned why the accounts payable listing showed nearly $29,000 in charges related to trash

Cook Nuclear Refueling Outage Ends

Unit 1 of the Cook Nuclear Plant is back online following its refueling outage. The unit connected to the transmission grid at 4:13 pm Monday after a 30 day outage. This particular outage was notably shorter than

Guilty Plea In Cass County Murder

A suspect has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of a Dowagiac man back in January. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says Justin Carlton entered the plea on Monday in the death of

COVID Numbers Keep Going Up

With the number of confimed cases of the coronavirus expected to hit 150,000 in Michigan this week, hospitals are getting ready with plans for another surge. Michigan Health & Hospital Association CEO Brian Peters says everyone in

Clerks Warn Of Delay With Election Results

With more people voting absentee than ever before, many are wondering how quickly ballots will be counted in the presidential election. More than one million absentee ballots have already been submitted in Michigan, but officials aren’t allowed

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a domestic violence incident that culminated in a shooting yesterday in Calvin Township. A 34-year-old woman is being treated at South Bend Memorial Hospital after being flown there Sunday morning.

Library To Hold Session On Homeschooling

The Van Buren District Library is planning an online question and answer session to help parents better understand homeschooling. Set for October 22, the Zoom session will be a chance for parents to get their questions answered