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Governor Extends Emergency Declaration

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended Michigan’s coronavirus emergency through September 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday pointed to an uptick in

Scott Alan Wiley

Scott Alan Wiley, 40 of Berrien Springs passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 3, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date.  Online condolences accepted at  www.PikeFH.com. Scott was born August

Veggie Van Coming To Benton Harbor

Coming to Benton Harbor this month will be the famous Veggie Van. It’s a mobile food pantry that distributes fresh fruits and vegetables to anyone who wants them, and it’s offered thanks to a partnership between Spectrum

Upton Taking Submissions Of Mask Photos

Congressman Fred Upton is inviting district residents to send him photos of their favorite protective masks. He tells WSJM News his office is encouraging everyone to mask up. “We know that they work,” Upton said. “We know

Record Number Of Primary Ballots Cast

A record 2.5 million votes were cast in Michigan’s primary, as people took advantage of no-excuse absentee voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. The count released Thursday surpassed the previous record of 2.2 million from 2018, when –

New COVID-19 Cases Up

The state has 722 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, putting the overall number at 85,429 since March. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 26 new COVID-19 deaths as of Thursday for a total of

Another Record Month For Home Sales

Another month means another record for selling prices of existing homes in southwest Michigan. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says key to that is 24% fewer homes on the market from July 2019 in Allegan, Berrien,

New COVID-19 Cases Remain High

The state has more than 100 fewer new COVID-19 cases than it did on Wednesday, but the number remains high at 542. That brings the total cases since March to 86,249. The Michigan Department of Health and

Dice Game Argument Leads To Shooting

An argument during a dice game on Agard in Benton Township last night has resulted in a 33-year-old white man being hospitalized at Spectrum Health Lakeland with a gunshot wound. Witnesses tell township police the victim was

Semi Crash Causes One Death On I-94

Baroda-Lake Township Police are investigating a deadly crash on I-94 Wednesday night that shut down the westbound lanes for about 5 hours. Just before 7:30, an eastbound semi went off the road, through the cable barrier, and

Police Respond To Crash, Semi Fire On I-94

The Baroda-Lake Township Police Department is among agencies that responded to a fatal crash involving two semis and one other vehicle on I-94 Wednesday evening. It says the incident happened around 7:25 on westbound I-94 near the

657 New COVID-19 Cases Statewide

Michigan has 657 new cases of COVID-19 to bring the total to 84,707. The state on Wednesday reported two more deaths for a total of 6,221. Locally, Berrien County has 15 new cases for a total of