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Governor Whitmer Allowing Tax Relief

The governor is temporarily suspending tax payments for restaurants and entertainment venues that have been closed by health orders. Whitmer is calling it a “postponement.” Starting immediately, all places that rely on indoor dining can postpone their

Vaccine Priority Groups Announced By MDHHS

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released vaccine priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccinations. The following is their release: LANSING, MICH. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials today provided additional information

Let Them Play: Rally At State Capitol

A rally will be held on the front lawn of the state Capitol today calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to allow high school sports to resume in Michigan. Jayme McElvany is the organizer of the Facebook group

New Protect Michigan Commission

There is a new Protect Michigan Commission in the Department of Health and Human Services. Governor Whitmer has created the bipartisan task force, which will be chaired by Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, former Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley,

Lawton Drug Bust

Two Lawton residents are in the Van Buren County Jail on drug charges. The sheriff’s department says they’ve been investigating drug activity in the 500 block of North Street and had several warrants on Jason Daggitt for

Michigan COVID-19 Deaths Over 10,000

Michigan has now lost 10,213 people to COVID-19 since March with 75 new deaths recorded on Wednesday. The number of new cases is 4,905 for a total of 415,200. Governor Whitmer has ordered flags lowered to half-staff

Senator Nesbitt Wants MDHHS Director Gone

State Senator Aric Nesbitt is calling for the resignation of Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. Nesbitt remains upset about the pause order that’s been extended by Gordon for 12 days banning dine-in restaurant

Illinois Man Arrested After Chase

A 21-year-old Illinois man is in the Berrien County Jail on several charges following a police chase Tuesday morning. Darrien Connor was spotted by a sheriff’s deputy doing 88 miles an hour on I-94 eastbound near US

COVID Cases Up 9,350 Since Saturday

Michigan’s COVID-19 cases are up by 9,350 for Sunday and Monday. The Department of Health and Human Services says deaths rose by 93 since Saturday and are now at 9,947. Total cases since March are at 404,386.

State Extends Pause For 12 Days

LANSING, MICH.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has extended by 12 days the epidemic order that restricts indoor social gatherings and other group activities. The additional 12 days will allow the department to

Two Hurt In Cass County Gun Mishap

Two people are hospitalized in South Bend after being hurt in an accidental shooting Sunday night. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says 28-year-old David Williamson and 8-year-old Jeremiah Crago were target practicing shortly before 9 p.m. when