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Storms Cause Damage At State Parks

Those storms last night caused some damage at some state parks, including Warren Dunes State Park. Michigan Department of Natural Resources parks and recreation chief Ron Olson spoke with Michigan News Network about it.. “Warren Dunes State

Sheriff’s Department Talks Storm Response

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is working to help those affected by this week’s storms. Undersheriff Chuck Heit tells WSJM News the department on Wednesday reopened the the Emergency Operations Center to help with storm response “The

I&M Continues Restoration Effort

Work continues on restoring electric service to those who lost it in this week’s storms. Indiana Michigan Power spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News most of the Berrien County customers who lost power Monday night and Tuesday

DeVos Not Running For Governor

From the Associated Press — Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she will not run for Michigan governor in 2022, putting an end to speculation about the onetime Trump administration Cabinet member and partner in one

I&M Releases Power Restoration Update

Indiana Michigan Power continues to work on restoring service to those who lost electricity in this week’s storms. I&M has released the following: After unprecedented flooding damaged a Bridgman substation yesterday, affecting three other area substation and

Police Investigate Hit And Run In Dowagiac

The Dowagiac Department of Public Safety is investigating a hit and run crash that occurred on Tuesday. The department has released the following: On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at approximately 1:30 PM, Dowagiac Police were dispatched to

Heavy Rains Bring Flooding To Bridgman

Communities throughout southern Berrien County have been affected by flooding due to storms overnight Tuesday, and Bridgman was the worst hit. City Manager Juan Ganum tells WSJM News a city engineer says it was a 200 year

15-Year-Old Shot In Niles

Police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Niles on Monday night. It happened around 5:55 p.m. in the 700 Block of Poplar. The Niles Police Department says officers arrived at the scene to find

Power Being Restored After Storm

Indiana Michigan Power crews are working to restore electric service after strong storms late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. More than 15,000 lost their power, with over 14,500 of them in southwest Michigan and 13,000 in

Veggie Van To Visit Bridgman Next Week

Spectrum Health’s Veggie Van is headed to Bridgman next week. The Veggie Van is a mobile food pantry that gives out fresh produce to anyone who stops by. It’s been making the rounds through southwest Michigan communities

Canadian Border Opens

After almost a year and a half, Michigan residents can travel to Canada for non-essential travel. But, it won’t be like it was in the past where you could just drive across the border with your passport.

Meijer Reveals Back To School Trends

It’s expected to be a very busy back-to-school shopping season as students return to the classroom after more than a year of remote and hybrid learning. Meijer stores have stocked up on the essentials. Cindy Maxey, store