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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

Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address


Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday night, saying communities across the nation were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and yet Benton Harbor continued to rise. Muhammad

Vaccinations Planned For Tuesday Rescheduled

The Berrien County Health Department has postponed COVID-19 vaccinations that were scheduled for Tuesday due to delays in shipments of the vaccine. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News the department got word from the Michigan Department of

Police Look For Shooting Suspect


The Benton Township Police Department is looking for a suspect in a shooting that occurred last week. It’s asking for the public’s help in finding Shane Quante Jay Robinson for the incident at the Countryview Apartments last

Chatfield Out At Southwest Michigan First


Kalamazoo-based Southwest Michigan First has to get a new CEO. Former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield has resigned after several organizations pulled their support over his anti-gay views expressed while in the House. In a tweet, Chatfield

St. Joseph To Pick New Commissioner Tonight


A new city commissioner will be picked tonight during the St. Joseph City Commission meeting. The commission has interviewed five candidates for the office being vacated by Peggy Getty. Last Monday, they heard from Michele Binkley, Anthony

One Killed, Two Hurt In Snowmobile Crash


The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says an Elkhart, Indiana man is dead after a three-snowmobile wreck Saturday night in Silver Creek Township. He has been identified as 45-year-old Keith Webster and he was westbound on a trail