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MDOT Issues Solar Eclipse Safety Advisory

The Michigan Department of Transportation is asking drivers to be extra careful during Monday’s total solar eclipse. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the agency is concerned about people pulling over along the sides of roads to

Police Looking For Van Buren County Runaway

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department could use the public’s help in finding a missing Bangor Township girl. It tells us 14-year-old Ariel Wescott left her home on Wednesday evening, leaving her father a note that said she was

BH Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

The suspect in a fatal shooting this week in Benton Harbor has turned himself in. The Berrien County Prosecutor’s office tells WSJM News 19-year-old Davion Turner of Conyers, Georgia surrendered to police on Thursday. He’s charged with

Murdered Woman’s Vehicle Found

The vehicle that belonged to a murdered Niles woman has been found. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells WSJM News that the Mazda CX-9 of Carla Lewis was found abandoned in a Cass County corn field. It’s

Snyder Kayaks In U.P. To Promote Tourism

From the Associated Press — Governor Rick Snyder has kayaked around Grand Island in Lake Superior to promote tourism. Snyder began a tour of the Upper Peninsula on Tuesday by paddling near Munising and later visiting the Pictured Rocks

Governor Creates Opioid Panel

From the Associated Press — Governor Rick Snyder has created a state council to better coordinate Michigan’s fight against the opioid epidemic. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley will lead the council that was established by Snyder’s executive order