Death Of 16-Year-Old Black Youth In Benton Harbor In 1991 Ruled HomicideThe death of a 16-year-old Black youth whose body was found in the St. Joseph River in southwestern Michigan nearly 31 years ago was a homicide, the Michigan attorney general's office said Tuesday.
Over 25% Of Lead Service Lines Replaced In Benton HarborContractors have replaced over 25% of the lead service lines in Benton Harbor this week after the project received additional funding in a bipartisan supplemental state budget bill.
Man Killed, 2 Benton Harbor Officers Wounded During ShootoutA police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old man who opened fire and wounded that officer and another in Benton Harbor, authorities said.
EPA Confirms Filters Reduce Lead In Benton Harbor's WaterThe filters distributed in Benton Harbor, Michigan during the city’s recent lead water crisis worked properly, according to a study state officials said was conducted to give residents assurance.
More Than 400 Water Lines Replaced, Verified In Benton Harbor; Officials Looking To Accelerate WorkCity officials also are reviewing bids from 13 contractors for removal of an estimated 3,900 lead service lines, Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services said last week in a release.
Testing Shows Reduced Levels Of Lead In Benton Harbor Tap WaterThe amount of lead in Benton Harbor, Michigan’s drinking water has declined, new testing shows, after three straight years of elevated results, compelled residents to consume bottled water and prompted a hurried effort to replace old pipes.
Benton Harbor Begins Accepting Bids To Replace Lead PipesOn Monday, Nov. 29, city officials in Benton Harbor announced that the city is accepting bids from contractors to replace all lead water pipes no later than 2023 due to elevated levels of the toxic metal in the city's water supply.
Michigan Health Department Offering Blood Lead Testing For Residents In Benton HarborThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering free blood testing for Benton Harbor residents.
Lawsuit Over Benton Harbor Water Seeks Class-Action StatusMichigan and local officials have been targeted in a lawsuit over high levels of lead in Benton Harbor's drinking water.
Michigan, City Of Benton Harbor Announce Program To Help Eligible Residents With Water BillsMichigan and City of Benton Harbor officials announced a pilot program Wednesday aimed at helping eligible residents of where there’s been a lead crisis pay water and wastewater bills.
Construction Underway In Benton Harbor For Lead Service Line ReplacementAccording to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office, the estimated cost to replace 100% of the lead service lines in the city is $30 million, with $18.6 so far delivered by the state of Michigan.