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Man Shot In Benton Township Friday


The Benton Township Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday evening. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Highland Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. when the victim, an 18-year-old Benton Harbor man, called

Has Winter Been Sunnier?


Does it seem like it’s been a sunnier winter in Michigan? MLive Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says the National Weather Service got rid of the instruments that track sunshine in Michigan, but the conditions have been ripe for

State House GOP Wants Nursing Home COVID Probe


The state House Oversight Committee is looking into the governor’s nursing home policies that Republicans say led to numerous deaths. Governor Whitmer denies ever ordering nursing homes to take in those who were infected. But Representative Pat

State Reports Thursday COVID Numbers


Michigan is reporting 1,388 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had more than 585,000 COVID cases since the pandemic started. 48 deaths were reported for

Granholm Now U.S. Energy Secretary


Jennifer Granholm is now the U.S. Energy Secretary. The Senate voted 64-35 to confirm her Thursday. The former Michigan governor was remembered by Senator Stabenow as someone who “led our state through challenging times by prioritizing innovation

Car Thief Caught In Dowagiac


The Dowagiac Police Department says a Cassopolis woman is in custody following a car theft on Tuesday. Officers were called to the BP station on North Front Street in Dowagiac shortly after 8:45 p.m. on a report

New COVID-19 Cases At 1,245


COVID-19 cases are up by 1,245 for Wednesday in Michigan. The pandemic total is now 583,964. The state recorded 9 deaths to bring that total to 15,405. The state’s chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, says there

Cass County GOP Censures Upton Again


The censures from Sixth District Republican organizations keep coming for Congressman Fred Upton. He took to Twitter late Tuesday to say the latest censure is from the Cass County Republican Party and is over his vote to

Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address


Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday night, saying communities across the nation were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and yet Benton Harbor continued to rise. Muhammad