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Missing Teen Back Home

A 15-year-old girl reported missing last week is back home with her family in Benton Harbor. The city’s public safety department tells WSJM News Anna Mae Taylor was located and returned to her family as of Friday.

Double Murder Suspect On Run

Benton Harbor Public Safety officers are looking for a double murder suspect who may be headed to Indianapolis. Officers tell WSJM News 40-year-old Antwan “Tank” Mims is accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Cortez Miller and 29-year-old

Bill Aims To Help Parents Of Stillborns

Some financial relief might be coming soon to parents of stillborn babies in Michigan. State Representative Mary Whiteford of Casco Township has put forward a bill which would provide those parents with a one-time personal exemption on

School Spirit Tournament Update

State Senator John Proos is congratulating the schools left in his annual Southwest Michigan Spirit Tournament. He announced the Elite 8 this week, telling WSJM News we’re now down to Michigan Lutheran versus Lake Michigan Catholic, River

New Road Funding To Kick In Soon

Mattawan State Representative Beth Griffin is expecting to see some fresh work on southwest Michigan roads soon. She tells WSJM News Michigan lawmakers last month approved extra road funding money for the state to the tune of

Silver Beach Prep Work Starts

It’s officially spring, and that means some work is underway at Silver Beach in St. Joseph. Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey tells WSJM News crews are moving sand away from roads and getting it back to

Donations Sought For Softball Team

A new effort is underway to collect equipment for the Benton Harbor Tigers girls softball team. Benton Harbor Area Schools Varsity Softball Coach Chris Glisson tells us he started the collection drive to get all sorts of

School Financial Info Online

A new website has been launched by the state of Michigan Treasury Department to make financial information about public school districts available to parents. Treasury spokesperson Ron Leix tells WSJM News the site is easy to use,

New Tax Scam

The IRS is warning taxpayers about the latest scam. Spokesperson Alejandra Castro-Nunez tells WSJM News this one happens when a scammer gets ahold of some of your previous tax information and banking info. “They do a tax

Allegan Clerk Running For MI Senate

Running for Michigan Senate in the 20th District is a familiar name in west Michigan politics. Former Republican state Representative and current Allegan County Clerk Bob Genetski is hoping to replace state Senator Tonya Schuitmaker when she’s