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South Haven’s 28th Annual Icebreaker Fest Cancelled

COVID-19 is starting to impact next year. The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce has cancelled the 28th Annual Icebreaker Fest, which has been set for January 29th through the 31st. Officials say their primary concern is “always the responsibility we feel to protect our community, and those who would visit from the region, and neighboring states.” They add they never would have predicted having to cancel the event and “we clearly understand this will impact the ability of local businesses to bring in critical revenue during an otherwise challenging month.” The Chamber adds they are committed to carrying on the tradition of the event in the future.. ...Read Full Story

Two Shot At Smokes Lounge In Benton Harbor

Public safety officers in Benton Harbor are trying to figure out what led to a shooting this morning. They were called to Smokes Lounge at 250 North Fair just before 2:30 a.m. and found two men who had been shot. They were treated at Spectrum Lakeland in St. Joseph and are expected to recover. No suspects have been identified, and no motive has been determined. Benton Harbor Public Safety asks anyone with information to call their Tipline at 927-0293, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP, or use the TIP411 app on your smartphone.. ...Read Full Story

$250,000 Grant Awarded To Youth Solutions

A donation of $250,000 has been announced for Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates by the Consumers Energy Foundation. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates is a program run by Youth Solutions. It helps students graduate high school and then seek out job skills through education or employment. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Director Kristin Harrington tells WSJM News the Consumers Energy grant will enable it to expand its employer engagement program.. ...Read Full Story

Annual Statewide Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000 for the drive’s 30th anniversary. The Harvest Gathering normally takes food donations through Michigan Secretary of State offices, but new precautions have organizers asking everyone to give online. An online competition among partner gropus will take place this year with a website that displays a leaderboard of contributions. Everyone is asked to go to the campaign’s website and make a purchase of a food donation. The site is MichiganFoodDrive.org. All of the donations go to local food banks around the state.. ...Read Full Story

Grant To Help Roll Out Broadband In Parts Of SWM

Congressman Fred Upton this week announced a $3.3 million federal grant to help roll out high-speed broadband in southwest Michigan. He joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday to discuss the grant coming from the ReConnect Program. Perdue said during COVID, it’s all the more important rural areas have broadband.. ...Read Full Story

Health Officials Warn About Purple Heroin Death In Van Buren

Michigan’s first fatal overdose involving what’s known as purple heroin has been reported in Van Buren County. The Van Buren-Cass District Health Department says it received a report of the death involving Brorphine, a potent synthetic opioid similar to Fentanyl. It was first reported in 2018 and is thought to have a similar potency to Fentanyl. The death in Van Buren County was detected by the Western Michigan University Medical Examiner. The health department says this highlights the need to make naloxone available to people who use substances, although it’s unclear if naloxone will work to reverse the effects of the new purple heroin. Those who have a loved one with a substance problem are asked to contact Van Buren County Mental Health Prevention Services about getting doses of naloxone.. ...Read Full Story

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Benton Harbor

The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight on Saturday. It says officers responded to the 500 block of Catalpa on a report of shots fired around 2:30 a.m. They found a 24-year-old man with injuries, and he was Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital in St. Joseph. The victim died at the hospital. He has been identified as 24-year-old Elijah Boyd. Police say they have no suspects or motive at this time. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.. ...Read Full Story

St. Joseph Today Holds Pumpkin Decorating Contest

With Halloween just about here, St. Joseph Today is challenging downtown businesses to show off the best pumpkin decorations they can. St. Joe Today Operations Manager Daniele Crevier tells WSJM News Pumpkins on Parade will run through November 1 downtown as a variety of local businesses display their pumpkins and the public votes on its favorites.. ...Read Full Story

Health System Urges Flu Vaccinations

Everyone is being urged to get a flu vaccine as the winter approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bronson Healthcare says it’s important to get the flu shot every fall, but this year it’s all the more important. Bronson notes the flu and COVID share many symptoms and the only way to know which illness a patient has is to test them. Also, health officials want to keep hospital space open for COVID patients. Bronson notes the flu vaccine is readily available and safe. It can prevent the flu, and even if it doesn’t, it still can reduce the symptoms and make the illness shorter. Everyone is urged to contact their doctor.. ...Read Full Story

SMC Announces New Cross Country Coach

Juris Silenieks of Grand Rapids is Southwestern Michigan’s new cross country coach. SMC made the announcement Friday as it works to get the new Roadrunners cross country team up and running after it was disbanded 25 years ago. Silenieks was a member of Syracuse University’s 2015 cross country national champions and an Olympic trials qualifier for the Tokyo Summer Games, postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. From September 2016 to December 2018, he was the track and field distance coach for Robert Morris University, an NCAA Division I school near Pittsburgh. Silenieks also holds the distinction of once winning a half marathon in dress shoes. He says the best advice he gives to athletes is, “Just be yourself.” He says running gives an athlete a lot of time to figure out who they are and who they want to become.. ...Read Full Story

LaSata, Paquette Holding Joint Office Hour Next Week

State Senator Kim LaSata and state Representative Brad Paquette are teaming up for a joint office hour. The two lawmakers will be at Wonderland Cinema and Cafe in Niles this coming Tuesday to chat with residents. The event is open to anyone who wants to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request help with a state issue. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and distance during the gathering. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.. ...Read Full Story

MSU To Increase In-Person Classes In January

From the Associated Press — Michigan State University is planning to increase in-person classes and open dorms starting in January, but will skip spring break. MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. said in a letter Thursday to students, faculty and staff that the school will offer 400 in-person classes for the spring semester, up from 40 in the fall. To accommodate students, 2,500 single occupancy residence-hall spaces will be opened. MSU was the first public university in Michigan to halt in-person classes in March and advise students to leave East Lansing and attend from home. However, the college town has seen several student-caused spikes in coronavirus cases.. ...Read Full Story

Whitmer Signs Bills To Protect Businesses From Virus Suits

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law legal protections for Michigan businesses and other employers that are sued by infected people despite having followed all coronavirus safety protocols. She also codified rules shielding hospitals and other medical providers from pandemic-related lawsuits except in cases of gross negligence, from late March to mid-July, in the wake of the state Supreme Court invalidating her executive orders. Another new law signed Thursday, which mirrors one of the orders, prohibits employers from retaliating against workers who stay home because they have been exposed to COVID-19.. ...Read Full Story

Benton Harbor Getting $5.6 Million Federal Grant For Lead Pipe Work

Benton Harbor will receive a $5.6 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to remove lead water lines. The grant will also support a study to optimize the city’s lead corrosion control treatment to improve public health in Benton Harbor. Congressman Fred Upton made the announcement with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and EPA Regional Administrator Kurt Thiede on Friday. Upton called it “a critically serious issue” that needs to be fixed. EPA is making the first-ever selections under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act’s Reduction in Lead Exposure via Drinking Water by announcing $39.9 million in grant funding for ten projects.. ...Read Full Story

South Haven Rotarians Plant Trees

COVID-19 didn’t stop the South Haven Rotary from observing a tradition by planting trees at a local park this year. On Wednesday, Rotarians planted two trees in Stanley Johnston Park on the city’s north side. City Manager Kate Hosier and the city’s arborist joined them in planting two Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry trees. South Haven has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the past 16 years. Priebe said the city this fall planted 28 trees throughout the community.. ...Read Full Story

Rural Areas Seeing Spike In COVID Cases

COVID-19 cases are on the rise almost everywhere, but the share of new cases in rural Michigan counties is outpacing the new caseload in metro counties. According to an analysis by The Daily Yonder, nearly 70% of the nation’s more than 1,900 rural counties now are in the red zone, a term used by the White House Coronavirus Task Force to designate areas where the spread of the virus is out of control. Daily Yonder Editor Tim Marema tells us 44% of Michigan’s 57 rural counties are now on that list.. ...Read Full Story

Spectrum Health Issues Anti-Racism Pledge

Spectrum Health has made an anti-racism pledge as part of its ongoing effort to eliminate structural racism and promote social equity. The organization announced this month it’s also made Martin Luther King Junior Day a paid holiday for staff. Spectrum Health says it’s focused its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on five areas. They are increasing the organization’s cultural competency, supplier diversity, community engagement, equity of care, and workforce diversity. In addition, it says its anti-racism pledge commits the organization to conducting reviews of internal procedures, increasing team member knowledge, ensuring priorities are evaluated for their impact on health equity, and developing strategies to ensure health equity among patients. Spectrum Health says it has signed on with the American Hospital Association’s 123 for Equity Pledge.. ...Read Full Story

Names Of Local Officers To Be Added To Police Memorial In Lansing

Berrien County Undersheriff Chuck Heit gives high marks to a new law just signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. He briefed the Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday regarding Senate Bill 321. The bill expands the eligibility requirements for Michigan’s Law Enforcement Memorial in Lansing. Heit said this means Courthouse Security Supervisor Joseph Zangaro and Court Officer Ronald Kienzle, both killed in 2016’s Berrien County Courthouse shooting, can now be added.. ...Read Full Story

Detours Planned As US-31 Project Is Underway

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced a couple of roads will be closed as it gets to work on the completion of US-31 to I-94 in Benton Township. MDOT says there will be total closures of Britain Avenue and the I-94 Business Route, or East Main Street, as part of the project. The westbound I-94 Business Route will be closed from Crystal Avenue to Fair Avenue for reconstruction starting today [ friday ] through November 30. Westbound traffic will be detoured on Crystal Avenue, Territorial Road, and Fair Avenue. Britain Avenue also will be closed between Benton Center Road and Blue Creek Road for construction of a new bridge over US-31. The closure starts Monday and will extend into next year. Traffic will be detoured on Benton Center Road, Napier Avenue, and Hillandale Road. Anyone looking for more information can check Michigan.gov/Drive.. ...Read Full Story

Cops Called On Black Candidates Campaigning In St. Joseph

Some St. Joseph residents aren’t used to seeing anyone other than somebody white campaigning for office. Police were called over the weekend on state House candidate Chokwe Pitchford and county commission candidate Rayonte Bell along with one other person they were with. Pitchford says the officers were just fine when they approached them, and says there wasn’t any trouble.. ...Read Full Story

Family Farm And Home Store Robbed In Benton Township

The Benton Township Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Family Farm and Home Store on Thursday. It says officers were called to the store on Cinema Way around 9:40 a.m. They were told a suspect had walked into the business, placed several clothing items into a shopping cart, and then walked toward the cash registers pushing the cart and pointing a gun at the clerk. He left in a silver or gray GMC full size SUV. Police have released surveillance photos. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Benton Township Police Department.. ...Read Full Story

$250,000 Grant Announced For Jobs For Michigan’s Graduates

A donation of $250,000 has been announced for Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates by the Consumers Energy Foundation. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates is a program run by Youth Solutions. It helps students graduate high school and then seek out job skills through education or employment. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates Director Kristin Harrington tells WSJM News the Consumers Energy grant will enable it to expand its employer engagement program.. ...Read Full Story

Harvest Gathering Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000 for the drive’s 30th anniversary. The Harvest Gathering normally takes food donations through Michigan Secretary of State offices, but new precautions have organizers asking everyone to give online. An online competition among partner gropus will take place this year with a website that displays a leaderboard of contributions. Everyone is asked to go to the campaign’s website and make a purchase of a food donation. The site is MichiganFoodDrive.org. All of the donations go to local food banks around the state.. ...Read Full Story

Celebration Cinema In Benton Harbor Reopening Friday

Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor is reopening this weekend. The Grand Rapids-based theater chain says the Benton Harbor location will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and add days and hours of operation as staffing is ramped back up and increasing numbers of new movies become available from Hollywood studios in the coming weeks. Celebration Cinema started reopening its larger theaters around Michigan a few weeks ago, but needed more time to get the smaller ones, like Benton Harbor and mount Pleasant, up and running again. There will be safety measures in place, including reduced seating capacity, distancing, a mask requirement, frequent cleaning, and no cash being accepted. Available movies will include Tenet, On the Rocks, The War with Grandpa, and Free Guy.. ...Read Full Story

Lawsuit Challenges Mandatory Mask Rule

From the Associated Press — A chiropractor in western Michigan is challenging the state’s mask rule, saying Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s health department has no authority to make masks mandatory. It’s one of the first lawsuits since the Whitmer administration issued new coronavirus orders following a defeat at the Michigan Supreme Court. The lawsuit claims the health department can regulate gatherings under state law but can’t order masks. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Semlow Peak Performance Chiropractic in Grand Haven. The Ottawa County health department told the clinic that it must follow the state order. The clinic makes masks optional.. ...Read Full Story

Health Department Warns Of Death From New Kind Of Heroin

Michigan’s first fatal overdose involving what’s known as purple heroin has been reported in Van Buren County. The Van Buren-Cass District Health Department says it received a report of the death involving Brorphine, a potent synthetic opioid similar to Fentanyl. It was first reported in 2018 and is thought to have a similar potency to Fentanyl. The death in Van Buren County was detected by the Western Michigan University Medical Examiner. The health department says this highlights the need to make naloxone available to people who use substances, although it’s unclear if naloxone will work to reverse the effects of the new purple heroin. Those who have a loved one with a substance problem are asked to contact Van Buren County Mental Health Prevention Services about getting doses of naloxone.. ...Read Full Story

Palisades Back Online After Final Refueling Outage

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County is now back online after going through its latest, and final, refueling and maintenance outage. The scheduled shutdown started on August 30, and Palisades began sending electricity back to the grid on Wednesday. Palisades Vice President Darrell Corbin says staff “worked diligently during the past several weeks to complete hundreds of tasks, inspections, and upgrades.” Palisades owner Entergy invested more than $86.5 million during the outage to ensure safety, security, and reliability through the end of the facility’s life in the spring of 2022. During the outage, the plant’s 600 full-time regular staff worked with around 800 supplemental workers to replace fuel in the reactor, and also inspect and upgrade hundreds of pipes, pumps, and electrical components. The refueling effort included extra safety measures due to COVID. Entergy says it put the additional staff up in individual hotel rooms and had meals brought to them from local restaurants.. ...Read Full Story

City Commission Questions Trash Charges

Some charges that appeared in the city’s monthly bills caught the attention of Benton Harbor City Commissioners during a meeting on Monday. They questioned why the accounts payable listing showed nearly $29,000 in charges related to trash and debris removal. Nearly $17,000 was for Fast Act Junk Removal to collect illegally dumped debris around the city, and more than $12,000 was to We-Cycle Industrial Management for trash. Mayor Marcus Muhammad felt that was a lot to swallow.. ...Read Full Story

Benton Harbor Clerk Notifies Voters Of Polling Location Change

The Benton Harbor City Clerk’s Office is notifying voters of a polling place change for the November 3 election. It says the polling location for Ward One has been moved from the Benton Harbor High School library to the Old Student Commons at Benton Harbor High School. The old commons are right across the hall from the library so the change shouldn’t be too confusing. The polling location for Ward Two will be the Benton Harbor Public Library, Ward Three will vote at Benton Harbor High School room 106, and Ward Four’s polling location will be the Benton Harbor Housing Commission at 721 Nate Wells Senior Drive. Those who are voting at the high school are asked to use the entrance on Empire Avenue.. ...Read Full Story

1,586 Additional Cases Of COVID In Michigan Tuesday

Michigan is reporting 1,586 additional cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there’s been a total of 149,392 cases of the illness in the state since the pandemic started. 22 additional deaths were reported for Tuesday, with one of those being identified through a review of vital records. In total, the state has lost 7,053 lives to COVID. The state reports 31 new cases in Berrien County for Tuesday for a total of 2,191 with 79 deaths. Cass County shows 25 new cases with the total at 799 with 23 deaths. Van Buren County shows eight new cases for a total of 872 with 16 deaths.. ...Read Full Story

Cook Nuclear Refueling Outage Ends

Unit 1 of the Cook Nuclear Plant is back online following its refueling outage. The unit connected to the transmission grid at 4:13 pm Monday after a 30 day outage. This particular outage was notably shorter than past outages, in part due to deliberate efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Along with refueling and doing regular maintenance and testing, crews upgraded the main control room electrical distribution system. They also did inspections on the main generator that were required following a stator rewind project completed in the previous refueling outage in the spring of 2019.. ...Read Full Story

Andrews Wind Symphony Planning Concert For This Month

The Andrews University Wind Symphony is planning a socially distanced concert for this month. Songs of the Sea will be presented on Saturday, October 24 at the Howard Performing Arts Center. The program will be livestreamed so music lovers can enjoy from home. Andrews says the nautical theme of the program stems from several different pieces dealing with various elements of the sea. Anyone can watch the livestream, and tickets are available only for current students, faculty, and staff. You can follow the October 24 show at the Andrews University Music Facebook page.. ...Read Full Story

Bronson Healthcare Urges Flu Vaccinations

Everyone is being urged to get a flu vaccine as the winter approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bronson Healthcare says it’s important to get the flu shot every fall, but this year it’s all the more important. Bronson notes the flu and COVID share many symptoms and the only way to know which illness a patient has is to test them. Also, health officials want to keep hospital space open for COVID patients. Bronson notes the flu vaccine is readily available and safe. It can prevent the flu, and even if it doesn’t, it still can reduce the symptoms and make the illness shorter. Everyone is urged to contact their doctor.. ...Read Full Story

Guilty Plea In Cass County Murder

A suspect has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of a Dowagiac man back in January. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says Justin Carlton entered the plea on Monday in the death of Michael Collins on January 17. Carlton acknowledged going armed with a gun to the Louise Avenue home of Collins with co-defendant Jay Penar. He indicated he and Penar entered the home with masks on and that he shot Collins when Collins resisted. The home was then robbed by the defendants, who unloaded the stolen items at a drug house in Kalamazoo. As part of Carlton’s plea deal, all other charges were dropped. They included resisting police and possession of a weapon at the Cass County Jail. Carlton will be sentenced on December 18. Michael Collins was 40 years old at the time of his death. He is survived by two adult sons.. ...Read Full Story

Mom Gets 6 Months In Jail After Son Drowns In Lake Michigan

(Holland, MI – AP) – A woman has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for neglecting to keep an eye on her son who drowned in Lake Michigan. Miranda Rowe of Spring Lake Township appeared in court Monday. Her 6-year-old son, Iain, drowned at Holland State Park on June 6, a day of high waves and warnings. Rowe pleaded guilty in August to child neglect. Investigators say her son was unattended for at least 15 minutes while Rowe was in a bathroom. Iain didn’t have a life jacket. More than 50 people this year have drowned in Lake Michigan in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.. ...Read Full Story

“Purple Heroin,” New Opioid Drug May Pose Danger In Michigan

Public health officials warn a new drug dubbed “purple heroin” has been linked to overdoses in the Upper Peninsula and the death of one person in southwestern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that the drug consists of synthetic opioid fentanyl, acetaminophen and a new drug called brorphine, among other substances. The Michigan Poison Center at Wayne State University issued an alert recently. Varun Vohra, a director of the center, said they want to make sure the drug doesn’t make its way downstate. Excluding Michigan, brorphine is linked to at least seven deaths in the country.. ...Read Full Story

COVID Numbers Keep Going Up

With the number of confimed cases of the coronavirus expected to hit 150,000 in Michigan this week, hospitals are getting ready with plans for another surge. Michigan Health & Hospital Association CEO Brian Peters says everyone in the health care industry learned a lot from the earlier wave that hit this spring.. ...Read Full Story

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a domestic violence incident that culminated in a shooting yesterday in Calvin Township. A 34-year-old woman is being treated at South Bend Memorial Hospital after being flown there Sunday morning. Her attacker was later arrested in Goshen, Indiana when he crashed his car. Goshen police arrested him and he’s being held in Indiana on charges. Deputies have not described the extent of the injuries in the Sunday morning shooting.. ...Read Full Story

Library To Hold Session On Homeschooling

The Van Buren District Library is planning an online question and answer session to help parents better understand homeschooling. Set for October 22, the Zoom session will be a chance for parents to get their questions answered by Cheryl Bull, a veteran homeschooler and the Van Buren District Library Bloomingdale branch manager. Anyone who wants to attend can call the Bloomingdale branch to sign up. The Van Buren District Library is headquartered in Decatur with branches in Bangor, Bloomingdale, Covert, Gobles, Lawrence, and Mattawan.. ...Read Full Story

South Haven Police Investigate Shooting

The South Haven Police Department is investigating after several shots were reported fired on Friday afternoon in the 300 block of Elkenburg Street. It says officers responded to the scene shortly before 3 p.m. and learned everyone involved had already fled. It did not appear anyone was injured. Several casings were found at the scene, and police determined a bullet had hit a church. Not long after, officers in South Haven Township came across a vehicle that appeared to have been hit with gunfire. The people in the vehicle were not cooperative, and it’s believed they’re all from the South Haven area or former residents. Police have released a photo of the suspect vehicles. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the South Haven Police Department.. ...Read Full Story

Time Running Out To Register To Vote Online

Time is almost up to register to vote online for the election next month. The Michigan Secretary of State has released the following:

Michiganders have through Oct. 19 to register to vote online for the Nov. 3 general election. Through Oct. 19, Eligible Michigan citizens can register online at Michigan.gov/Vote or by mail (postmarked by Oct. 19) . If someone has not yet registered after this deadline has passed, they may still register in person at their city or township clerk’s office through Election Day with a document verifying their residency. They can also apply for and return an absent voter ballot their at the clerk’s office in the same trip.. ...Read Full Story

Lawmakers Seek Funding For Project To Stop Asian Carp

A group of U.S. House members has sent a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee asking that funding for the Brandon Road Lock and Dam project be included in this year’s Water Resources Development Act. Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed a plan for the lock to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.. ...Read Full Story

Hospital Reminds Visitors Of Restrictions

As visitors are allowed back at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital in St. Joseph, the facility wants people to know there are still rules in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Lakeland Communications Specialist Jessica Springer tells WSJM News all who enter will be expected to take certain precautions.. ...Read Full Story

Police Investigate Benton Township Shooting

The Benton Township Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight Saturday. It says officers were called to the area of East Main and Pine Street shortly before 2 a.m. on a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find blood on the pavement at 955 East Main. They then learned a gunshot victim had been brought to Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital in St. Joseph. At the hospital, police spoke to witnesses who said they had been at a party at 955 East Main when they heard gunshots. They then found 30-year-old Jermaine Moore with a gunshot wound to the face and took him to the hospital. Moore was later transferred to Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids. No suspect has yet been identified, and police ask anyone with information on the shooting to contact them.. ...Read Full Story

LMC Fab Lab Holding Summer Camps, Workshops

Lake Michigan College’s Fab Lab is up and running for the summer. LMC says it’s offering several summer camps and workshops for kids and adults at the lab. There will be digital art camps featuring laser engravers, 3D printing, and more. You can also us the Fab Lab’s laser cutters and sewing machines to make your own masks and other PPE, there will be sessions related to video games, and courses on YouTube content creation. The Fab Lab is Lake Michigan College’s maker space. Information on all of the programs they’re offering there this summer can be found on LMC’s website.. ...Read Full Story