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  • Park Street Bridge Project Coming - September 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    In St. Joseph, the Park Street Bridge Project will start this coming Tuesday, September 8th from 7 AM to 6 PM. As a reminder, westbound one way traffic will be maintained throughout construction. On-street overnight parking will be allowed on Lions Park Drive, north of Park Street when Vine Street is closed. The on-street parking will be restricted to the south side of Lions Park Drive as currently regulated.

  • Flags Lowered To Half-Staff On Thursday - September 2, 2015 at 10:56 pm


    Governor Rick Snyder ordered U.S. flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 3, in honor of former state Rep. Mary Lou Parks, who died Sunday, Aug. 23. Parks served six years in the Michigan House of Representatives, from 1993-1998, representing the Third District. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should Read more…

  • Michigan Attorney General Tonya Schuitmaker September Office Hours - September 2, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Michigan Attorney General Tonya Schuitmaker announced office hours events for September including: Tuesday, Sept. 8th from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Antwerp Township Hall in Mattawan, and from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Paw Paw District 609 West Michigan Ave; on Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Railroad Cafe 555 Railroad St. in Bangor.

  • MDOT To Remove Some Traffic Restrictions For The Holiday - September 2, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    To accommodate motorists traveling throughout Michigan over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will remove traffic restrictions on 114 of 155 active projects statewide. AAA Michigan estimates 1.2 million travelers will be using Michigan roads and bridges during the last summer holiday weekend. Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, MDOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads Read more…

  • GVSU Football On WHFB Tonight - September 2, 2015 at 10:48 pm


    The GVSU Lakers kick off their 2015 football season on tonight at home against Southwest Baptist. You can hear the game live at 6pm Central and 7pm Eastern on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB, and online at and! Here’s to a great 2015 season! Go Lakers!

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…