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Saturday Is Drug Take Back Day


According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers. 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives, with most drugs obtained

State COVID Numbers For Thursday


Michigan is reporting 4,867 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 809,000 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic

Jeep The Mac Held This Weekend


Some 700 Jeeps will cross the Mackinac Bridge Friday afternoon in the annual Jeep the Mac event. Executive director of the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau, Lora Brown, says there will be a meet and greet after the

Fruit Farmers Concerned About Cold Nights


Fruit growers throughout Michigan are assessing the damage after a couple of cold nights with temperatures dropping into the low 20s in some spots. Michigan Farm Bureau crop insurance manager Kevin Robson says they’re concerned about peach

Hagar Township Kayak Launch Reopens


Hagar Township has reopened its Paw Paw River kayak launch across from the KOA campground on Coloma Road. The launch is part of Hagar Township’s Riverside Park, opened in 2019. The park features a pavilion, parking, picnic

Upton Talks About Mineral Resources Bill


Congressman Fred Upton is marking Earth Day by highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act. It’s legislation that would require the Secretary of Energy to conduct regular assessments of the energy resource supply chains in the

State COVID Numbers For Wednesday


Michigan is reporting 5,584 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 804,000 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic

Niles Man Charged With Accosting A Minor


A 44-year-old Niles man is facing charges of accosting a minor for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a felony. Berrien County Prosecutor Steve Pierangeli says Patrick Stier contacted who he thought was a 14-year-old