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  • Summer Camp Scholarships - March 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The Kalamazoo Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is inviting families to apply to receive a Summer Camp Scholarship for up to $250. It is designed to help families send their child with special health care needs to a summer camp of their choosing. To receive an application, contact the Family Phone Line at 800.359.3722. Applications will be accepted now through the end of March Read more…

  • Boating the Great Lakes State; watercraft registrations expire March 31st - March 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

    The Great Lakes State has the distinct honor to boast the longest U.S. freshwater coastline, thousands of miles of rivers and streams and 11,000 inland lakes. With the centennial year underway, it’s important to emphasize the role that state parks play in Michigan boating adventures. Many state parks offer boating access, a handful of state parks offer boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards) and many more are popular stops for day Read more…

  • Learn how to prevent brain injuries during Brain Injury Awareness Month - March 21, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and disability in the United States. To bring awareness to this often-preventable injury, March has been declared Brain Injury Awareness Month. Falls, motor vehicle accidents and sports-related trauma are leading causes of TBIs and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging residents to learn about injury prevention strategies to keep Read more…

  • Social Security and OIG Launch Public Service Announcement Campaign - March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. Social Security and the OIG continue to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. Calls can even “spoof” Social Security’s national customer service number as the incoming number on the caller Read more…

  • DNR Area Fishing Report - March 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

    St. Joseph had some pier anglers fishing open water in the channel. A couple boats were just outside the piers. On the St. Joseph River, steelhead have been caught near the Berrien Springs Dam. Anglers reported a good number as well as some large fishing being caught.


News From Around The World

  • Three killed when car crashes into New Orleans beauty salon, authorities say

    New Orleans Fire Department(NEW ORLEANS) — At least three people were killed in New Orleans on Wednesday night when a vehicle crashed into a beauty salon, engulfing the car and building in flames, authorities said. The crash occurred a short time after police began pursuing a vehicle that matched the description of one reported stolen. The car in question sped away and managed to evade police. Officers then saw billowing Read more…

  • FBI joins Boeing 737 MAX 8 criminal investigation as new questions about pilot training emerge

    Yin Liqin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The FBI is joining a criminal investigation to look into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, as new details from last year’s Lion Air crash raise questions about pilot training on the now-sidelined plane. Sources familiar with the matter said the FBI is working with other federal authorities to look into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX. It is Read more…

  • New Zealand prime minister announces ban of all assault rifles after mosque shooting massacre

    Igor Ilnitckii/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — New Zealand’s prime minister announced that assault rifles, such as the ones used last Friday in the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, will be banned from the country once approved by the parliament. “Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles. We will also ban all high capacity magazines,” Prime Minister Jacinda Read more…

  • Trump, showing a map, declares ISIS will be ‘gone by tonight’

    Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced to reporters at the White House Wednesday that the Islamic State in Syria would be “gone by tonight.” He made the announcement with some fanfare, unfurling a big piece of paper that he had carried out with him to Marine One. He then guided the press through two maps of Syria and Iraq showing the progress of the Read more…