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Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage

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The U.S. is facing a serious blood shortage with donations down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We typically see November and into December as very challenging times for the American Red Cross to collect blood products,” says

Names Released In Triple Fatal Benton Harbor Fire

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Benton Harbor Public Safety says the fire Sunday morning at 185 Bellview killed 30-year-old Amanda Hackney, her 15-year-old son Markese Dortch and 12-year-old daughter Sha’tari Razor. They are survived by her husband and the kids’ stepfather, 38-year-old

Three Killed In Benton Harbor Fire

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The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says three people were killed in a fire early on Sunday. Firefighters responded to the scene at 185 Bellview just before 5 a.m. They attempted to gain entry to the

LMC Planning Election Discussion For This Week

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Lake Michigan College is planning a post election discussion this week with members of its faculty. Lake Michigan College has released the following: Join Lake Michigan College Political Science and Psychology faculty for an online post-election panel

Governor Whitmer in South Haven on Friday

South Haven Area Emergency Services staff and Police Chief welcomed Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday.   The Governor stopped by station 3 with pizza for lunch to say “thank you” to SHAES responders’ during the COVID pandemic.

Campaign Highlights Mental Health Hotline

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136

State Revenue Sharing Decline Affecting Cities

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A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

Hartford Farm Gets Cider Making Shut Down

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Pica Farms in Hartford has until next Thursday to fix sanitation problems in its cider brewing equipment. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development hit the farm with a cease-and-desist order because the cider wasn’t clean.

Weekend Voting Possible

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With the general election just a few days away, you may not realize that clerk’s offices will be open over the weekend for absentee voting. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope explains why. “The constitutional amendment put in

President Trump Campaigns In Metro Detroit

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There are only 5 days left until Election Day — and both presidential candidates are coming to Michigan. President Trump was in suburban Detroit this afternoon at Oakland County International Airport. Mr. Trump starting by talking about

A.J. Hinch Hired By Detroit Tigers

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The Detroit Tigers have hired A.J. Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston for the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Hinch said he

Two Shot, One Killed In Benton Township

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One person is dead and another recovering at Spectrum Health Lakeland after an overnight shooting around 2 a.m. Friday. Benton Township police were called to the Baric Village at Fairplain Apartments at 777 East Napier for shots

Health Department Urges Caution For Holidays

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The Berrien County Health Department is urging everyone to plan for the holidays around COVID-19. Speaking Thursday, Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten said with the cases and hospitalizations up in October, it becomes even more important

Group Working To End Homelessness

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A group in Grand Rapids is working to help homeless people get off the streets. Community Rebuilders executive director Vera Beech says they’re working to reach out to the homeless in certain areas of the city –

Paw Paw Man Arrested For Drugs

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The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit has a man in jail for meth possession and a probation violation. 42-year-old Christopher Hewitt was arrested Wednesday afternoon inside his home. Detectives were told by a man leaving the

Cities See Declining Revenue Sharing From State

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A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

State Promoting Mental Health Helpline

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136