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Niles Scream Park Opens This Weekend


This is opening weekend for the Niles Scream Park this year. Park manager Pete Karlowicz says their 47th year brings something brand new. “We have to do it this year, and that’s make reservations,” says Karlowicz. “If

State COVID Numbers For Thursday


Michigan is reporting 924 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 109,519 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

Absentee Voter Requests Set New Record


Another record broken when it comes to how many people plan to vote absentee in November. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says as of Tuesday this week, more than 2.1 million have requested an absentee ballot,

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