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Officials: Quit Flushing Wipes


A southeast Michigan county is dealing with a troubling problem during the pandemic as the sewer system is being clogged by wipes. Macomb County Drain Commissioner Candace Miller says crews have cleaned out 270-tons of debris from

Call Miss Dig Before Starting Projects


Call before you dig. That is the message utilities are sending to construction crews and homeowners during “Dig Safely Month” and call 811. Consumer Energy’s Debra Dodd says its the law to have the work area flagged

County Board Hears About Broadband Plans


Berrien County Commissioners on Thursday heard from Midwest Energy & Communications CEO Bob Hance, who told them about efforts to expand broadband internet in rural areas of southwest Michigan. Hance said his company took part in an

New Berrien County Parks Director Hired


Jill Adams will be the new Berrien County Parks Director following a vote by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Thursday. You may know Adams from the community recycling events the county holds each year. She’s run

Upton Hails Pfizer Plant Expansion


Congressman Fred Upton was on hand as Pfizer broke ground on a massive facility expansion in Portage this week and says it will be a benefit to southwest Michigan’s economy. He tells us Pfizer is investing $500

State Releases Thursday COVID Numbers


Michigan is reporting 6,036 additional COVID-19 cases around the state for Thursday. That brings the total since the start of the pandemic to more than 678,000. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services dashboard shows 49

Woman Attacked At Grand Mere State Park


The Lincoln Township Police Department is investigating an assault reported at Grand Mere State Park on Thursday morning. It says a 28-year-old woman reports she was attacked on the nature paths shortly after 8:30 a.m. She told