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Business

Dowagiac business cited for COVID-19 safety violations

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac business has been fined for not enforcing COVID-19 workplace safety precautions. Friday, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected and issued ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:13 am

Berrien County

Michigan indoor dining to resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

MICHIGAN – On Friday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced indoor dining can resume on Feb. 1. The order also allows for concessions at casinos, movie ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 22, 2021 10:21 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Van Buren counties have reported new COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:06 pm

Cass County

Cass County deputy saves dog from icy pond

PENN TOWNSHIP — A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy saved a dog from an icy fate Thursday. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:07 pm

Cass County

Cassopolis woman injured in Pokagon Township three-vehicle crash

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A Cassopolis woman was injured when a driver failed to stop at the intersection of Pokagon Highway and Wilbur Hill Road in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29 am

Berrien County

Cocaine, pistol discovered in search warrant on Phoenix Street in Niles

NILES — A Niles man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after the Southwest Drug Enforcement Team followed up on a tip of suspected narcotics ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:37 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported one new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:20 pm

High school sports

Three named finalists for Scholar-Athlete Award

The finalists for the 2020-21 Michigan High School Athletic Association-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards have been announced. Among those on the list are one student ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:03 pm

High school swimming

Niles swimmer places at state finals

Sophomore Audrey Dixon, of Niles, earned a pair of top 15 finishes for the Bridgman co-op swimming team at the Division 1 Swimming and Diving ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:37 am

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass County reported new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Monday, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 18, 2021 4:47 pm

Berrien County

Now is the Time” Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week begins at LMC

The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, titled “Now is the Time” has kicked off on Lake Michigan College’s website Monday morning. The event is ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:28 am

Cass County

Teen dead following US-12 crash

MILTON TWP — A teenager has died after succumbing to injuries sustained from a truck versus pedestrian crash in Milton Township on Friday, Jan. 8. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:40 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass and Van Buren counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Cass County ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:56 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 528,306 cases, 13,533 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 9,368 COVID-19 cases and 194 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:00 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac murderer held without bond

DOWAGIAC — A woman accused of killing her boyfriend last week at a Dowagiac apartment complex is being held in jail without bond. Judge Stacy ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:29 pm

Berrien County

New MDHHS epidemic order allows indoor group exercise, non-contact sports

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its epidemic order today to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:33 pm

Scoreboard

Daily Data: Wednesday, Jan. 13

VOLLEYBALL GR CHRISTIAN 3, EDWARDSBURG 0 Division 2 Quarterfinals At Three Rivers Match results Grand Rapids Christian d. Edwardsburg 15-9, 25-17, 25-9   Individual statistics ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:20 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports four new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported four new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Tuesday, Berrien ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:16 pm

News

Semi-trailer truck, passenger vehicle involved in Niles crash

NILES — A two-vehicle crash occurred at Fifth and Sycamore streets in Niles around midday Tuesday. A passenger vehicle and semi-trailer truck were involved in ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:44 pm

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 523,618 cases, 13,401 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan reported an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 11, 2021 4:21 pm

Dowagiac

Dowagiac murder victim identified

DOWAGIAC — Law enforcement has released the name of a Dowagiac man who was shot to death last week at a Dowagiac apartment complex. Bryce ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:55 am

High school football

Edwardsburg makes short work of Sailors

For the fifth time since 2014, the No. 1-ranked Edwardsburg football team is a regional champion. Read more

by Staff Report, Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:28 am

Cass County

One person injured in pedestrian versus truck crash

MILTON TOWNSHIP – A Niles resident was injured in Milton Township Friday evening when they were struck by a pickup truck. Cass County Sheriff Richard ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:24 am

Breaking News

Suspects identified in Dowagiac murder

DOWAGIAC — Two suspects connected to a Dowagiac murder have been identified and charged by the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office. Deidra Tomlin, 39, and Jaime ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:24 pm

Breaking News

Girlfriend, accomplice arrested in connection to Dowagiac murder

DOWAGIAC — The girlfriend of a Dowagiac murder victim, along with an accomplice, have been arrested in connection to the crime, according to police. On ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:53 pm

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