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  • Berrien County Community Development To Receive Grant - July 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Berrien County Community Development will receive a $250,000 grant to create more opportunity for neighborhood improvement through blight elimination. The MSHDA has allocated $3.8 million to help 19 communities tackle blighted properties around the state. According to the grant application made by Berrien County Community Development, “the County, through its partnerships with the City of Benton Harbor and Benton Charter Township has identified 32 residential properties that pose a significant Read more…

  • July Is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month - July 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm

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    There were nearly 700,000 motor vehicles reported stolen in the United States in 2013 – that’s a vehicle stolen every 45 seconds. Nearly 45% of these vehicles are never recovered. With July being the most popular month for auto theft, now is a good time to ensure your vehicle is not an easy target. During the 2014 grant year, ATPA grant-funded auto theft teams recovered 4,198 stolen vehicles with a Read more…

  • State Rep. Dave Pagel Will Hold Office Hours Next Month - July 5, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    State Rep. Dave Pagel will hold office hours next month to meet with local residents and offer an opportunity to talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have regarding state government. Area residents are welcome to meet with the representative from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Union Coffee House, located at 115 E. Front St. in Buchanan. Those unable to attend may contact his Lansing Read more…

  • The Berrien County Treasurer’s Annual Auction Held July 21 - July 5, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    The Berrien County Treasurer’s annual auction of tax-foreclosed real property will be held at the Dank located at 2651 Pipestone Rd in Benton Harbor on July 21st. Registration begins at 8am, and the auction starts at 9:30am. A bidder deposit of $500 is required. For more information visit www.berriencounty.org/

  • State Rep. Dave Pagel Will Hold Office Hours To Meet Residents - July 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    State Rep. Dave Pagel will hold office hours next month to meet with local residents and offer an opportunity to talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have regarding state government. Area residents are welcome to meet with the representative from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, at Union Coffee House, located at 115 E. Front St. in Buchanan. Those unable to attend may contact his Lansing 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…