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  • Celebrate Bridgman festivities will have no parking zones this weekend - July 6, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    The annual “Celebrate Bridgman” festivities will begin this week. On Saturday July 11th at 7AM, the 5K run/walk will take place. At 11AM, the Parade begins at the Bridgman High School & ends near the Bridgman Library and Toth St. There is no parking on Lake St. from Toth St. to Gast Rd. during these events. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during the 5-K run/walk & parade as Read more…

  • Silver Beach County Park disturbance July 4th dispersed quickly - July 6, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office and the Berrien County Parks Department responded to a disturbance that took place at Silver Beach County Park on July 4th. The incident was in an isolated area behind the concessions stand by Life Guard Tower 103. After 9pm the crowd grew for the fireworks and around 9:30pm a large crowd of young people started chanting USA and began throwing objects and pushing and shoving Read more…

  • Benton Harbor concrete repairs to affect commute - July 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    There will be single-lane closures for concrete repairs on westbound I-94 Business Loop (Main Street) between Paw Paw Avenue and Pipestone Road in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, from Tuesday, July 7, through Wednesday, July 8.

  • Portage man arrested trying to steal ambulance - July 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    A 23 year old Portage man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly tried to steal an ambulance, according to the Portage Department of Public Safety. After the paramedics left the ambulance unattended while responding to a call, they were told that a man had just climbed into the vehicle. One of the paramedics returned to the ambulance and tried to address the man, who started to drive away, the Read more…

  • Michigan makes top 10 in new survey - July 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Michigan was named #6 Best State to Make a Living according to a recent survey by http://www.money-rates.com. The study stated that even though the city of Detroit has had its well-publicized problems, the strength of Michigan’s overall performance in this study may be attributed to how well the auto industry has bounced back in recent years. This year, Michigan improved all the way from 32nd to 6th in this study, Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Green Lasers Target Flights over New York

    Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said. According to the FAA, the flights — American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634 — were flying at an altitude of 8,000 feet approximately four miles northwest of Farmingdale on Long Island when the pilots reported that lasers were illuminating their Read more…

  • ‘Best’ Jobs for Women in 2015 Include Six Figures, Growth Prospects

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can lack gender diversity, an online career site names a handful of jobs in those categories for having the best prospects for women. CareerCast on Thursday released its Best Jobs for Women in 2015 report, listing 11 jobs, unranked, in which the percentage of women working in that field is rising or steady. The barriers of entry Read more…

  • WHO: Yemen Turmoil Has Put ‘Lives of Millions of People…At Risk’

    Jon Gorr/iStock/Thinkstock(SANA’A, Yemen) — The situation in Yemen, where Houthi rebels have taken control of swaths of land, is growing worse, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in a statement Thursday. Just over two months into the conflict, the WHO is reporting nearly 2,000 people killed and 8,000 injured. Those figures, Chan notes, include hundreds of women and children. With almost 8.6 million people “in urgent need of Read more…

  • Governor Christie Pulls New Jersey Schools Out Of Common Core

    Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(PEMBERTON, New Jersey) — Governor Chris Christie says Common Core education standards are “not working” for New Jersey, and he wants the state to try a new, more Jersey-focused system.  “It’s now been five years since Common Core was adopted,” Christie said. “And the truth is that it’s simply not working.”  The presumed Presidential hopeful joins ranks of Republican governors who are critical of the education Read more…

  • How Did Jake Gyllenhaal Physically Prepare for "Southpaw"?

    Anthony Behar/Bravo(NEW YORK) — Jake Gyllenhaal trained extremely hard to play boxer Billy “The Great” Hope in Southpaw. Not only did he hit the gym twice a day, but he immersed himself in the boxing world for the movie that is already getting Oscar buzz. “I knew very little about the science, the techniques of boxing before we started,” the Oscar-nominated actor told reporters at the amfAR gala in France, according to People magazine. “My thought was, if I trained Read more…