Local News Archives

Commission Makes Tuesday A Day Of Grace


Benton Harbor City Commissioners are in favor of Election Day being a Day of Grace when police won’t approach people and possibly arrest them over non-violent warrants. However, they don’t want to create the impression that there

Fatal accident in Covert Township

Monday afternoon, 76 year old Marlene Francis Cassidy was walking across M-140 in front of the Covert Township Library when she was struck by a vehicle. Covert Township Emergency crews transported her to the hospital where she

LMC To Host Post Election Discussion


Lake Michigan College is planning a community discussion about this week’s election. Set for Wednesday at 4 p.m., the virtual panel will take place over Zoom and feature LMC political science professor Tiffany Bohm and psychology professors

When To Expect Election Results


When will votes be counted for the general election? Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says it’s a huge undertaking. Could we know winners by Wednesday? “I could see that as a possibility, but I would caution people

Red Cross Facing Blood Shortage


The U.S. is facing a serious blood shortage with donations down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We typically see November and into December as very challenging times for the American Red Cross to collect blood products,” says

Names Released In Triple Fatal Benton Harbor Fire


Benton Harbor Public Safety says the fire Sunday morning at 185 Bellview killed 30-year-old Amanda Hackney, her 15-year-old son Markese Dortch and 12-year-old daughter Sha’tari Razor. They are survived by her husband and the kids’ stepfather, 38-year-old

Three Killed In Benton Harbor Fire


The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says three people were killed in a fire early on Sunday. Firefighters responded to the scene at 185 Bellview just before 5 a.m. They attempted to gain entry to the

LMC Planning Election Discussion For This Week


Lake Michigan College is planning a post election discussion this week with members of its faculty. Lake Michigan College has released the following: Join Lake Michigan College Political Science and Psychology faculty for an online post-election panel

Governor Whitmer in South Haven on Friday

South Haven Area Emergency Services staff and Police Chief welcomed Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday.   The Governor stopped by station 3 with pizza for lunch to say “thank you” to SHAES responders’ during the COVID pandemic.

Campaign Highlights Mental Health Hotline


As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136

State Revenue Sharing Decline Affecting Cities


A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

Hartford Farm Gets Cider Making Shut Down


Pica Farms in Hartford has until next Thursday to fix sanitation problems in its cider brewing equipment. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development hit the farm with a cease-and-desist order because the cider wasn’t clean.

Weekend Voting Possible


With the general election just a few days away, you may not realize that clerk’s offices will be open over the weekend for absentee voting. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope explains why. “The constitutional amendment put in