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  • Upton comments on passing of former state legislator Harry Gast - July 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    On Thursday, Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement on the passing of former state legislator Harry Gast. “Harry Gast exemplified what it means to be a public servant. He never forgot those he represented in a straightforward way and may have been blunt, but you could never question his motives as he put our corner of the state on the map as the Chair of the powerful Read more…

  • High school students experience MSP career programs - July 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Over the past two weeks, 54 high school students sponsored by the American Legion and 51 high school students sponsored by the Michigan District of Kiwanis experienced what it takes to become Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers. The week-long programs hosted by the MSP are designed for highly motivated young men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement. In order to attend, each student is responsible for Read more…

  • Portage man gets jail time for child abuse - July 30, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    30 year old Sean Lewman of Portage was sentenced in Van Buren County Circuit Court to 45 days in jail, two years of probation and ordered to pay attorney fees, court costs and state fees for third-degree child abuse in February in Paw Paw.

  • New report says SW Michigan crops now growing - July 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    According to the Michigan State University Extension Southwest Michigan vegetable regional report, Summer has finally arrived in southwest Michigan. Fresh market tomato, eggplant and cantaloupe harvest has begun while volumes of other crops continue. Watermelon and pumpkins continue to bloom and are setting fruit nicely. Insect activity continues to be lower than usual. This has also resulted in a lower incidence of virus symptoms in vine crops. However, higher temperatures Read more…

  • Portage man sentenced for DUI charge - July 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    35 year old Earlee Sanders of Portage was sentenced in Van Buren County Circuit Court to between 14 months and five years in prison and ordered to pay state fees for third-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in March in Mattawan.


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…