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Man Killed By Train In Cass County

A Niles man is dead after he was struck by an Amtrak train Wednesday in Cass County. The sheriff’s department tells us deputies were called out to the tracks about a half mile south of Pokagon Highway

Great Lakes Advocates Meet In Washington

The Trump administration is reportedly proposing a 97% cut to Great Lakes programs, upsetting advocates for the lakes. They’re meeting in Washington D.C. this week for talks on how to continue restoration efforts. Jordan Lubetkin, with Healing

West Michigan Foundry Destroyed By Fire

From the Associated Press — A foundry that employs more than 100 people in western Michigan has been destroyed by fire. Authorities in Muskegon say an equipment malfunction likely started the fire Tuesday night at Muskegon Castings. Forty

Shoplifting Cop Fired

Stealing groceries has ended the law enforcement career of a man once named the Berrien County “Deputy of the Year.” Lieutenant Trent Babcock was fired this week for shoplifting nearly $200 in groceries from the Niles Walmart

Drugs, Alcohol Likely Factors In Crash

Sheriff’s investigators in Cass County believe drugs and alcohol factored into a late Sunday rollover in Wayne Township. 34-year-old Lucas Black of Dowagiac swerved out of the way of a passing vehicle on Ruby Road before 10

First Sentencing In Flint Water Crisis

No jail time for one of the first officials sentenced in connection to the Flint water crisis. Corrine Miller ordered staff to delete emails detailing Legionella in the Flint River water. She was ordered to complete community

Miss Watervliet Crowned Miss Blossomtime

Miss Blossomtime 2017 is Kaylee Chapin, of Watervliet. The annual pageant was held Monday night at the Mendel Center in Benton Township. Taking the position of first runner up was Miss Bridgman McKenna Smith, followed by Miss