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  • Anchor’s Way Marina ribbon cutting a success! - July 28, 2015 at 1:15 am

    AM 1060 WHFB joined in celebrating the grand opening of Anchor’s Way Marina last week. Anchor’s Way Marina is a full service marina. They offer seasonal and transient boat slips, boat rentals, a swimming pool, food, fuel, and much more. To see photos visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AM1060 www.anchorsway.com/

  • Geneva Township vandalism being investigated - July 28, 2015 at 1:14 am

    The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies are currently investigating vandalism and malicious destruction of property that had occurred in the form of spray painted swastikas and other graffiti at Camp Agudah located in Geneva Township. A swastika was spray painted on a sign to the Camp Agudah, which is a Jewish summer camp for kids. Damaged property by this vandalism includes a vehicle, the building and a Read more…

  • Prescription Drug and Heroin Conference takes place in August - July 28, 2015 at 1:13 am

    A Prescription Drug and Heroin Conference is scheduled for August 28th. Registration begins at 8am and the conference starts at 8:45am until 4pm at the St. Joseph High School Student Commons. Registration is $10.00; which includes program materials, refreshments and lunch. This conference is open to the public and all professionals to educate, while motivating to make a change, in understanding this local epidemic abuse and addiction. For more information Read more…

  • Michigan Organ Donor Registry program growing - July 28, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced that the Michigan Organ Donor Registry now stands at more than 4 million people willing to be organ, tissue and eye donors, bringing the statewide total of donor registrants to 52% of adults. The program is dedicated to reducing the need for organ and tissue transplants among ethnic and minority populations, who make up nearly 50% of patients waiting for a transplant. https://onlineservices.michigan.gov/ExpressSOS

  • Be aware of these regional roadwork projects - July 28, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Cork Street will be closed at Sprinkle Road and detoured on Millcork Street and Miller Road in Kalamazoo, from Thursday, July 30th, through Thursday, August 13th. Northbound and southbound Sprinkle Road will remain open during the project. There will be a temporary traffic signal for bridge work on County Road 365 over I-94 at Exit 52 in Lawrence, Van Buren County through Friday, August 28th. Expect delays in the roadwork 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…