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Benton Harbor Athletic Director Steps Down

Benton Harbor Area Schools is now looking for a new athletic director. Fred Smith has submitted his resignation, effective immediately. Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelly Walker tells us Smith will be missed, adding, “He has

Pokagon Casino Looking To Fill 1,200 Jobs

From the Associated Press — Four job fairs are being planned for positions at the tribal casino that’s under construction in northern Indiana. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians expects to have about 1,200 positions at the

Child Drowns In Galien Township

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a seven-year-old-girl drowned in a Galien Township pond on Monday. It tells our newsroom deputies were called out to a swimming hole on a rural property along Jeffery Road near Spring

Positive Economic Outlook For West Michigan

The west Michigan economy is still growing. That’s according to Grand Valley State University economist Brian Long, who chatted with WKZO News about his latest economic outlook survey. “The numbers that we recorded in June look very

Meijer To Offer Alcohol Delivery

Adult beverages are coming to Meijer’s home delivery service. Art Sebastian is the Vice President of Digital Shopping for Meijer. “We started with about 55,000 items across fresh groceries and daily essentials, and we continued to receive feedback

Gas Prices Move Up; SWMI Lowest In State

Southwest Michigan has the state’s lowest gas prices to start the week. According to the latest survey from Triple-A Michigan, the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph average is up nearly 15¢ from last week at $2.38. The statewide average

Krasl Art Fair On The Bluff Wraps Up

Another Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is in the books. Marketing and events director Breeze Ettl tells our partners at WNDU NewsCenter 16 that she saw more art buyers than normal this weekend. “This year, a

Part Of Euclid Avenue To Close Next Week

The Berrien County Road Commission will start rebuilding South Euclid Avenue in Benton Township next week. The road will only be open north of Napier to the county animal control facility starting Monday. Crews will raise the

Benton Harbor Officer Hurt In Crash

A Benton Harbor Public Safety officer is recovering at Lakeland Medical Center after being injured in a Sunday morning crash on East Britain Avenue at Columbus Avenue. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us the officer was

Sears, K-Mart Closing More Stores

More financial trouble for a former American retail giant. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman tells us KiMart is closing yet more stores, including one in Michigan. “Sears Holdings, parent company of Sears and K-Mart, says

Buchanan Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a Buchanan man was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking along US-12 Friday night. Police tell WSJM News 46-year-old Michael Gaertner was found about 10:20 p.m. He’d