Bridgman

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All K-12 Schools in Michigan are closed Monday. It’s the first day in an extended closure meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 outbreaks. 

For some Michigan kids, the meals they get at school are the only guaranteed food they get in a day. During the closure, the state has told districts to go to a model that resembles summer feeding programs.

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

 

Schools across Michigan are working to implement plans for coronavirus closures they hoped they wouldn’t have to use.

Health officials in Michigan say 13 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, more than doubling the number of cases to 25. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Friday the new cases are adults.

BRIDGMAN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police say a trooper was injured when a suspect’s car struck the officer as the driver sped away from a traffic stop.

Police say troopers had stopped a Jeep Cherokee for speeding along Interstate 94 in Berrien County about 3 a.m. Monday when its driver accelerated and raced away, leaving an officer with minor injuries.

The suspect’s vehicle continued east on I-94 in southwestern Michigan, with police in pursuit, before exiting in Bridgman and getting onto westbound lanes of I-94.

Southwest Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force

 

  Counselors at Bridgman Public Schools are hosting a forum on detecting and preventing human trafficking on Thursday evening.

Cathy Knauf from the Southwest Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force will talk about the history and impact of human trafficking and how social media can be used to monitor and help keep kids safe.

Kari Haskins is the counselor at Bridgman High School. She said while Southwest Michigan isn’t generally considered a hotbed for human trafficking, the issues can still hit close to home.