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Red Flags Posted At South Haven Beach

Red flags are posted again at South Beach in South Haven today. South Haven Area Emergency Services has released the following statement: “Today in South Haven, South Beach is RED FLAGGED for Saturday July 20, 2019. Similar

County Collecting Pesticides For Recycling

Berrien County is holding a pesticide collection event this month. Farmers, greenhouse operators, golf course staff, and gardeners are welcome to drop off unwanted and outdated pesticides at the Clean Sweep Collection site in Benton Harbor on

Scream Park Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Niles Scream Park has announced its community project scholarship recipients for the year. Secretary Kelly Welch tells WSJM News six young people from Niles, Brandywine, and South Haven High Schools have been picked for $500 scholarships

State Police Issue Heat Advisory

Michigan State Police are encouraging everyone to stay safe during this weekend’s heatwave. Lieutenant Ken High out of Paw Paw tells WSJM News you need to take a few simple precautions. “Stay hydrated, drinking plenty of water,

State Confirms New Measles Case In Detroit

From the Associated Press — Health officials in Detroit have confirmed a case of measles in a city resident who recently returned from overseas travel. The Detroit Health Department says the person with the highly contagious disease

Water Rescues In South Haven Friday

It’s tempting to go for a swim in Lake Michigan with today’s hot weather, but officials say that isn’t the best idea. The National Weather Service Friday strongly advised against going in the lake all along west

[VIDEO] NoBo Medical Marijuana Dispensary Breaks Ground in Benton Harbor

Video Playback Not Supported <iframe class=’wpb_videoplayer video-single-player-iframe’ allowfullscreen scrolling=’no’ width=’600′ height=’330′ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.wsjm.com/wp-content/plugins/wpb-video/wpb-video-embed/wpb-video-embed.php?blogid=321&id=66840&flag_call=singleVideo&playerid=fbqwxde&player_slug=wsjm-com-stories&chkFlagFrom=meta_insert_video’></iframe> Ground has been broken on Benton Harbor’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Colorado-based NoBo is setting up shop in Benton Harbor, just after the city

SMC Board Refinances Bonds

The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees has taken a step to save money by refinancing some bonds. At a Thursday meeting, the board refinanced the bonds that were taken out to pay for the building of

Mike Yore Car Show Tonight

Downtown St. Joseph is the place to be this Friday evening as the annual Mike Yore Memorial Car Show will take place along the bluff from 4 to 9 p.m. St. Joe Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM

Grant To Allow For Water Taxis In SJ-BH

Berrien County has been approved for a more than $100,000 state grant that’s expected to allow for water taxis between Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. Cornerstone Alliance VP of External Affairs Christina Frank tells WSJM News Berrien

MI Seat Belt Use Increasing

More Michiganders are wearing their seat belts when in a vehicle than last year. Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning spokesperson Kendall Wingrove tells WSJM News a study by Michigan State University finds this year’s seat belt

Health Officials Urge Caution During Heat Wave

While southwest Michigan swelters this weekend under an excessive heat warning, the Berrien County Health Department reminds everyone to be careful and watch out for others. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News you should wear loose clothing,

Feds Auctioning Off Great Lakes Lighthouses

From the Associated Press — Three historic Great Lakes lighthouses owned by the federal government are going on the auction block. They include Lake Huron’s Poe Reef lighthouse. That lighthouse 6 miles east of Cheboygan, Michigan, guides

Congress Looks To Fight Robocalls

Those annoying robocalls that drive people crazy are the targets of a bill before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology today. The “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act” would require the FCC to adopt consumer protection rules,

MDOT Seeks Input On Three Year Plan

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued its latest State Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, plan. MDOT STIP Coordinator Mark Kloha tells WSJM News the document was compiled to outline major road projects in the coming years