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Berrien County Recycling Event Coming Up


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.

WMU Receiving Research Grant


Congressman Fred Upton has announced a grant of more than $375,000 is going to Western Michigan University for research. Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of

New COVID Testing Site Opens In Niles


There’s a new COVID-19 testing site in Niles. The Michigan Department of the Health and Human Services says saliva tests will now be taken at Hope Community Church, at 2390 Lake Street. It opened this past Wednesday.

Health Department: Get a Flu Shot


The Berrien County Health Department is advising everyone to get their flu vaccine as the weather cools. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News they tell everyone to get the flu shot every year, but COVID-19 makes it

Three Arrested In Benton Township Drug Bust


Two people have been arrested in a Benton Township drug bust. The Southwest Enforcement Team has released the following: A narcotics search warrant executed by SWET-West detectives resulted in the seizure of multiple firearms, illegal drugs, and

State COVID Numbers For Friday


Michigan is reporting 1,313 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 110,832 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

Virtual Learning Could Be Better For Sex Ed


Virtual learning could prove to be a benefit for teaching Michigan kids about sexual health. The Michigan Department of Education worked this summer on a series of sex education webinars for educators. Brittany Batell, with the Michigan

Free Tuition For Frontline Workers Offered At LMC


Lake Michigan College has announced that it will be offering free tuition for those who were frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. LMC has released the following statement: Lake Michigan College is among the community colleges participating in the

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