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  • Senator Proos Donates Food To The Salvation Army Food Pantry - August 27, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Senator John Proos donated food to the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Niles on Thursday and encouraged area residents to join him in helping support the work of local food banks during the current shortage. The Salvation Army Food Pantry in Niles recently did not have not enough food to supply even one family. The pantry needs nonperishable food products, like canned goods and juices. Cash donations are preferred, since Read more…

  • Additional RAD Class Added - August 27, 2015 at 10:38 pm

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    Due to the overwhelming response to the RAD – Women’s Self Defense classes, offered by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, an additional class has been added to their schedule. The class will be held at the Christian Reform Church of St. Joseph at 3275 Washington Avenue on October 29th, November 3rd and 5th from 5:30pm -9:30pm. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Read more…

  • Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Files Civil Lawsuit - August 27, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Thursday filed a civil lawsuit to prevent a Florida based company, Division of Corporate Services Inc. and its officers Chad Davis, Joshua Strawn and Tate Howe, from further operation in the state of Michigan after allegations of deceitful business practices designed to dupe Michigan small businesses and non –profit organizations. The lawsuit alleges that the company sent misleading mailings designed to look like an Read more…

  • Benton Harbor Resident Sentenced - August 27, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    22 year old Shaquille Ariell Burton of Benton Harbor was sentenced to 95 days in jail, two years of probation, entry into the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program and ordered to pay attorney fees, court costs, state fees and restitution for carrying a concealed weapon as a second-time habitual offender in October in Kalamazoo.

  • MSP Releases Annual Drunk Driving Audit - August 27, 2015 at 10:35 pm

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    Stepped up drunk driving patrols during the 2015 Fourth of July holiday period resulted in 239 drunk driving arrests and 2,884 seat belt and child restraint citations. Preliminary reports indicate law enforcement officers from nearly 160 police departments, sheriff’s offices and Michigan State Police (MSP) posts stopped 12,400 vehicles during the two week effort, July 1-12. The results come as the MSP releases the annual Drunk Driving Audit. The 2014 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…