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County Seeks Loosening Of Rules For Restaurants

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to implement a new, regional approach to restrictions to fight COVID-19. During Thursday’s meeting, Board Chair Mac Elliott said restaurants are hurting

Market Van Buren Enters Partnership With MEDC

Market Van Buren has announced it’s formed a new partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Director Zach Morris tells WSJM News the two will formally be working together to spur economic development in Van Buren and

Man Shot In Benton Township Friday

The Benton Township Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday evening. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Highland Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. when the victim, an 18-year-old Benton Harbor man, called

Has Winter Been Sunnier?

Does it seem like it’s been a sunnier winter in Michigan? MLive Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says the National Weather Service got rid of the instruments that track sunshine in Michigan, but the conditions have been ripe for

State House GOP Wants Nursing Home COVID Probe

The state House Oversight Committee is looking into the governor’s nursing home policies that Republicans say led to numerous deaths. Governor Whitmer denies ever ordering nursing homes to take in those who were infected. But Representative Pat

State Reports Thursday COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 1,388 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had more than 585,000 COVID cases since the pandemic started. 48 deaths were reported for

Granholm Now U.S. Energy Secretary

Jennifer Granholm is now the U.S. Energy Secretary. The Senate voted 64-35 to confirm her Thursday. The former Michigan governor was remembered by Senator Stabenow as someone who “led our state through challenging times by prioritizing innovation

Car Thief Caught In Dowagiac

The Dowagiac Police Department says a Cassopolis woman is in custody following a car theft on Tuesday. Officers were called to the BP station on North Front Street in Dowagiac shortly after 8:45 p.m. on a report

New COVID-19 Cases At 1,245

COVID-19 cases are up by 1,245 for Wednesday in Michigan. The pandemic total is now 583,964. The state recorded 9 deaths to bring that total to 15,405. The state’s chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, says there

Cass County GOP Censures Upton Again

The censures from Sixth District Republican organizations keep coming for Congressman Fred Upton. He took to Twitter late Tuesday to say the latest censure is from the Cass County Republican Party and is over his vote to