Gobles, MIlawofficer.com

Sheriff’s K9 stabbed multiple times, deputy fatally shoots suspect

GOBLES, Mich. — A man who stabbed a sheriff’s K9 in Gobles, Michigan was shot and killed by a deputy of the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Monday night, according to authorities. Sources identified the man killed as Jacob Bender, 39, according to local media outlets. Sheriff Daniel Abbott said...
Coloma, MIPosted by
Coloma (MI) Weather Channel

Coloma Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Coloma: Wednesday, July 28: Mostly sunny during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Thursday, July 29: Showers and thunderstorms then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly
Berrien County, MIWSJM

MDOT Recommends Detour For Berrien County Youth Fair

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced a detour that will be in place for those who go to the Berrien County Youth Fair in August. The fair is slated for August 16 through August 21, and MDOT’s Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News if people heading there from the north use M-139, that could cause problems.
Benton Harbor, MIHerald-Palladium

Learning life lessons: Dozens clean up Broadway Park through work program

BENTON HARBOR — The 60 teens taking part in the Benton Harbor Summer Youth Work Program are doing more than earning money. They are learning skills that will help them get jobs for the rest of their lives, Benton Harbor Commissioner Jerry Edwards said while volunteering to help supervise the teens cleaning up Broadway Park on Tuesday.
Dowagiac, MINiles Daily Star

Dowagiac Police Department gears up for National Night Out event

DOWAGIAC — Community members will soon have an opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a local police officer in Dowagiac. The Dowagiac Police department is gearing up to host its second annual National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Burke Park, near the intersection Main and Lowe streets.
Niles, MIwirx.com

Road Project Near Niles Starting Next Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will begin a project along M-60 near Niles next week. It says it’s resurfacing the shoulders along seven miles of M-60 between US-12 and Leet Road. The $1.2 million investment includes cold milling, resurfacing, and asphalt shoulder widening. The work is intended to preserve the pavement and extend the life of the road, as well as improve ride quality and safety for drivers. MDOT says improved shoulder pavement provides a safe alternate lane when work is being performed on the travel lanes or when traffic needs to be diverted around a crash. The project starts Monday and will finish September 2. It will mean single lane closures.
Michigan StatePosted by
The Grand Rapids Press

Film documents popular 1920s Black resort in Michigan, near where Underground Railroad once ran

CASS COUNTY, MI — More than 1,500 freedom seekers are said to have used Vandalia’s network of safe houses in the mid-1800s along their journey on the Underground Railroad. That welcoming history of the small Cass County village, along with its well-represented population of “free Blacks” who migrated to the area, led to the village’s Paradise Lake later becoming a popular resort spot in the 1920s. It was a place “where Black families escaped, unwound and enjoyed one another’s company in a peaceful environment,” said Cathy LaPointe, of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County.
Cass County, MINiles Daily Star

Cass County to host hazardous waste, tire collection

CASSOPOLIS – Residents of Cass County will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted household wastes and chemicals next month. Cass County is hosting a hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Cass County Road Commission, located at 340 North O’Keeffe St., Cassopolis. A used tire collection event will be hosted at the same time and location.
Cass County, MIwirx.com

Van Buren-Cass District Health Department Advising Residents To Wear Masks

The CDC updated its mask guidance this week, advising people in areas with high levels of COVID-19 transmission to wear a mask when at an indoor public setting, regardless of their vaccination status, and now the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is following suit. Department Health Officer Danielle Persky tells WSJM News Van Buren and Cass counties are in a level of substantial community transmission.
Allegan, MIwhtc.com

COVID cases rising in Allegan, Ottawa counties

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s statement this week indicating she does not expect to issue any mandatory mask orders — despite new U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommendations that people use masks indoors, in communities with rising cases of the virus, especially the Delta variant. Michigan’s numbers have more-than...
Benton Harbor, MI22 WSBT

New summer work program open for Benton Harbor teens

A $200,000 Housing and Urban Development grant is giving Benton Harbor kids a chance to improve their community. There’s a brand new summer work program. For eight weeks, kids ages 14 to 19 will be going around to different parks and cleaning them up. What they get out of it is more than just money.
Niles, MI95.3 MNC

Two arrested on slew of charges in Niles last week

Two people were arrested in Niles last week on several different charges. Back on July 21, officers stopped a vehicle and arrested the driver, a 27-year-old woman from South Bend, for allegedly carrying a concealed pistol and allegedly furnishing false information to police. The vehicle’s passenger, a 31-year-old South Bend...