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Upton Urges More COVID Vaccinations


Congressman Fred Upton says it’s important more southwest Michigan residents get vaccinated against COVID-19. He tells WSJM News he’s spoken with local hospitals, and they know the Delta variant is here. “What’s alarming is, the way this

Prosecutor Sees Increase In Gun Crimes


It isn’t just police who have noticed an increase in gun crimes in Berrien County over the last couple of years. Police say most are in the Benton Harbor and Benton Township areas. Berrien County Prosecutor Steve

Whitmer Announces Registered Apprenticeship Grants


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced $3.1 million in funding to support apprenticeship programs around the state. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) today announced the

Police Look To Address Rising Gun Crimes


Police agencies in Berrien County are working to reduce gun violence that’s been escalating for the past couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells us they’ve seen gun crimes increase this year, in particular, with

Fire Damages Dowagiac Apartment


An apartment fire over the weekend in Dowagiac is under investigation. Firefighters were called to Parkside Apartments on East Railroad Saturday evening and noticed the fire in one part of the duplex. No one was home in

Van Buren Historical Museum Reopens


The Van Buren County Historical Museum is back open to the public after being closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. Publicist Roylinda Rumbaugh says their volunteers have been “very busy creating fresh exhibits.” The Popular Murder