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Today Is World Stroke Day


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is recognizing Saturday as World Stroke Day. It’s a chance for everyone to take a moment to become familiar with the signs of a stroke. A stroke happens when

Battle Creek Man Jailed In Dog’s Death


A southern Michigan man convicted of beating a dog that later had to be euthanized has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. 55-year-old David Hursley of Battle Creek was convicted last month of felony torturing

SWM Trick Or Treating Times


Below is a list of trick or treating times this weekend and Monday in various communities around Berrien and Van Buren Counties. Bangor — Monday, October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Baroda Village — Monday,

Muskegon Heights Financial Emergency Declared Over


Governor Rick Snyder says a financial emergency has been resolved in the Muskegon Heights School District in western Michigan after several years of state oversight. Snyder’s office announced Friday that a Receivership Transition Advisory Board has been appointed

GVSU Accused Of Delaying Sexual Assault Reports


Ottawa County authorities say Grand Valley State University has a policy discouraging prompt reporting of sexual assaults, which undermines their ability to gather evidence and successfully prosecute the crimes. Ottawa County Prosecutor Ronald Frantz tells MLive the process

Report: More MI Children Now Insured


More kids in Michigan have health insurance these days. That’s according to a report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. It says that in 2015, 95% of kids nationally were insured, while 97% of

Ford Rolling Out New Safety Technology


New technology designed to reduce crashes is being rolled out by Ford. The company’s Scott Lindstrom says Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses cameras in the bumper and windshield. It can help a driver avoid crashes with

Arrest Made Over Stolen Campaign Signs


One person is facing charges after being arrested this week for stealing campaign signs in Cass County. The Silver Creek Township Police Department made the arrest in the early morning hours of Thursday. The suspect allegedly stole

St. Joseph Today Director Steps Down


The search will soon begin for a new executive director for St. Joseph Today. That’s after Whitney Behnke resigned the position this week following less than a year on the job. Behnke cited the difficulty of attending

Snyder Vetoes Medicaid Tax Changes

Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have changed how health insurers are taxed and Medicaid is funded. Snyder said Thursday he rejected the bills because he was “very concerned” that the federal government would not recognize

MI Board Allows Flint To Sue The State


A state board overseeing Flint as it transitions from state emergency management has reversed course and lifted the city’s ability to sue without first getting approval from the board. The Receivership Transition Advisory Board on Wednesday amended a

Website: MI Cops The Most Overworked


Michigan has the hardest working men and women in blue, according to one website. Security site SafeWise.com took a look at FBI statistics, and found Michigan has about 23,200 law enforcement employees, leaving one cop for about