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LMC Fall Fest This Saturday

Set for this Saturday is the first ever Lake Michigan College Homecoming Fall Fest. LMC Intercollegiate Athletics Director Melissa Grau tells us the event will be a way to check out some Red Hawks athletic events with

COSY Collecting Care Items

Super Hits 103.7 COSY FM is once again collecting personal care items for those in need with its Project Personal Care. COSY’s Paul Layendecker tells WSJM News they’re out at the Family Dollar in South Haven all

Recycling Event This Weekend

The final Berrien County free household recycling event of the year will be this weekend. Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells us Berrien County residents will be able to drop off a variety of unwanted items this

M-51 Repaving Starts Next Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation is about to begin a repaving project on M-51 from north of Niles to Dowagiac. MDOT tells us the work from Impala Drive to Pokagon Street starts Monday and will continue through

Upton On Post-Election Priorities

Congressman Fred Upton is hoping bi-partisanship will rule Washington once the elections are over next month. He tells WSJM News an effort to get new rules in the House to prevent bills from being held up for

Delivery Driver Robbed Outside Drug Store

Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a pharmaceutical delivery driver in Benton Township on Thursday morning. The Benton Township Police Department tells us it happened outside of the Walgreen’s store on Napier Avenue around 9:30.

Benton Harbor School Board Frustrated

The growing pains are evident with the new way Benton Harbor Area Schools are being run in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education. No school board members attended Tuesday’s monthly public meeting held by CEO Robert

Detroit Putting Halloween Focus On Kids

The focus of a three-day Halloween period in Detroit is changing from anti-arson efforts to celebrations aimed at families. Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled plans for “Halloween in the D” yesterday. “There’s got to be a point in

BH School Enrollment Slightly Down

The early enrollment numbers for Benton Harbor Area Schools this year are down slightly. District CEO Robert Herrera told WSJM News this week the counts are showing a loss of about 70 students from last year, which

Fraternity Kicked Out Of CMU

From the Associated Press — Central Michigan University says it has kicked a fraternity out of school after many allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing and the death of a member. Vice President Steven Johnson says the allegations

DNR Shares Powerful Asian Carp Video

A new two-minute video highlighting the damage done in Illinois by Asian carp is being promoted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The video was posted by the group “Block Asian Carp” with a link to

Racial Disparity In M-STEP Results

A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows a racial disparity in the state when it comes to the standardized test scores of students. The league’s Gilda Jacobs tells WSJM News the differences are