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New COVID-19 Cases At 939


Michigan reported 939 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had a total of 577,203 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic and 15,188

City Approves Plan For Grant Funds


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved some adjustments to the community and economic development department’s budget in order to address some HUD concerns. During a Tuesday meeting, director Alex Little said some funds from 2018 that haven’t

Restaurants Propose Plan To Expand Capacity


From the Associated Press — Michigan restaurants have proposed tying indoor capacity limits to the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive, contending that clear guideposts would help the hospitality industry reopen and navigate the pandemic.

Tigers Open Spring Training


Here’s something to think about to get your mind off the cold and snow. The Detroit Tigers have opened Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida today. Despite the coronavirus, Tigers general manager Al Avila says some fans will

Police Urge Caution In Frigid Conditions


In frigid weather like we’re having this week, everyone is reminded to take steps to ensure their own safety. Michigan State Police spokesperson Dale George tells WSJM News it’s important to be bundled up in layers if

State Pursuing Efficiency With Bridge Repairs


With the governor seeking funds for hundreds of bridge repair and replacement projects in the next budget, the Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to follow a practice called bridge bundling. MDOT Chief Bridge Engineer Matt Chynoweth

MDOT Prepared For Heavy Snow


With lots of snow falling this week, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s fleet of plows has been plenty busy. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News when storms are approaching, they’re already making preparations, moving plows around

Police: Stay Away From Lake Michigan Ice


With an ice shelf now formed in Lake Michigan, police say it’s a good idea to keep your distance. Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Fred Laesch tells WSJM News recent erosion and weather have made venturing close

Decatur Woman Busted For Suspected Meth


The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says a Decatur woman is facing a variety of charges after she was found in possession of meth. Sheriff’s deputies pulled over the 42-year-old woman in the 42,000 block of County

Budget Proposal Includes $300 For Bridge Work


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has allocated $300 million to repair and replace 129 local bridges in her latest budget proposal. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association Vice President of Government Relations Lance Binoniem tells Michigan News Network he supports

President Biden To Tour Pfizer In Portage


President Biden will make his first visit to Michigan Thursday since being elected. He will tour the Pfizer plant where they’re making COVID-19 vaccinations and meet with employees. Pfizer said last week they will be able to

County Broadband Survey About To Launch


A survey to learn detailed information regarding the availability of broadband internet around Berrien County will officially launch next week, but you can take it now. During this week’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Teri