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Governor Slams Trump National Guard Decision

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has slammed the Trump administration for denying a request that the federal government pay for National Guard operations in response to COVID-19. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released

Search Continues For Missing Swimmer

The search continues Thursday for a swimmer who went missing in Lake Michigan off South Haven on Monday. South Haven Area Emergency Services says the 19-year-old from the Jackson area was swimming with an 18-year-old companion when

Teen Shot Four Times In Benton Township

The Benton Township Police Department is looking for four suspects in a shooting that occurred overnight Thursday. It says officers were called to Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital around 1:45 a.m. on a report of a gunshot victim.

Upton Expects Stimulus Talks Next Week

With the U.S. House going back in session next week, Congressman Fred Upton is hoping to make quick work of a stalemate over the next coronavirus relief package. He tells WSJM News lawmakers in Washington have to

Berrien County Holding Recycling Event This Month

A community recycling event is planned for this month at Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph. Berrien County Parks Department Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News they’ll take foam, household electronics, and household chemicals.

COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 783 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 108,595 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

Wendzel Election Security Legislation Moves Forward

Legislation from state Representative intended to improve the security of elections has moved forward in Lansing. Wendzel’s office has released the following statement: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel’s election security legislation advanced out of the House Elections and

BH Commission Purchases Two Garbage Trucks

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have taken another step toward the establishment of a municipal trash collection service. During a Tuesday meeting, the body approved the purchase of two trash trucks. The cost is $239,000. City Commissioner Ron

Fall Color Preview

Summer is coming to an unofficial close, meaning we can now start to look forward to the coming autumn colors. “I think we’re probably looking at a normal time period, which is the first week or so

New COVID-19 Numbers Released

Michigan has 441 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon for a total of 107,812. The number of deaths has risen by 1 for a total of 6,539. Locally, Berrien County is up by four to 1,500

Two Hurt In Tuesday Morning Cass County Crash

A 37-year-old Niles man is hospitalized in South Bend for injuries suffered when he crashed his vehicle shortly after 6 Tuesday morning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says Eric Sienicki suffered a medical issue while heading east

Growers Welcome USDA Disaster Designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week issued a disaster designation for Berrien, Cass, and Ottawa counties. MSU Extension fruit educator Mark Longstroth tells WSJM News it’s due to freezes that hit in the spring, damaging a

South Haven Beach To Remain Closed

South Beach in South Haven will remain closed due to hazardous conditions in Lake Michigan. Emergency agencies are searching for an 18-year-old presumed drowned in Lake Michigan on Sunday. The South Haven Police Department has released the