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Sheriff Honors Emergency Telecommunicators


This coming week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when the 911 dispatchers of the nation are honored for their work to protect the public. Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott says 911 telecommunicators are the “first

Stabenow Backing Biden Gun Control Proposals


President Joe Biden has announced executive actions aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic.” Biden is tightening regulations for “ghost guns,” homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts without

Upton On COVID: Time To Act Is Now


The number of people going to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 is rising so rapidly around Michigan that health systems are postponing surgeries to keep up with the high demand for emergency care and admissions. Nearly 3,700

Silver Beach Concession Contract Renewed


Berrien County will renew its contract with the current concession vendor at Silver Beach as she plans to make improvements to her operation. Speaking at Thursday’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chair Mac Elliott said Anne

COVID Numbers For Thursday


Michigan is reporting 7,819 additional COVID-19 cases around the state for Thursday. That brings the total since the start of the pandemic to more than 723,000. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services dashboard shows 73

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up Statewide


New figures released by the state show that by mid-April, there could be more people with COVID-19 in the hospital in Michigan than there were during the spring peak last year. State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Lyon-Callo says