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Guilty Plea In Cass County Murder


A suspect has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of a Dowagiac man back in January. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says Justin Carlton entered the plea on Monday in the death of

COVID Numbers Keep Going Up


With the number of confimed cases of the coronavirus expected to hit 150,000 in Michigan this week, hospitals are getting ready with plans for another surge. Michigan Health & Hospital Association CEO Brian Peters says everyone in

Clerks Warn Of Delay With Election Results


With more people voting absentee than ever before, many are wondering how quickly ballots will be counted in the presidential election. More than one million absentee ballots have already been submitted in Michigan, but officials aren’t allowed

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation


The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a domestic violence incident that culminated in a shooting yesterday in Calvin Township. A 34-year-old woman is being treated at South Bend Memorial Hospital after being flown there Sunday morning.

Library To Hold Session On Homeschooling


The Van Buren District Library is planning an online question and answer session to help parents better understand homeschooling. Set for October 22, the Zoom session will be a chance for parents to get their questions answered

South Haven Police Investigate Shooting


The South Haven Police Department is investigating after several shots were reported fired on Friday afternoon in the 300 block of Elkenburg Street. It says officers responded to the scene shortly before 3 p.m. and learned everyone

MDOT Plans M-139 Work Next Year


A project to replace a culvert along M-139 in Royalton Township will be undertaken by the Michigan Department of Transportation next year. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News they’ll be working between Linco Road and John

Hospital Reminds Visitors Of Restrictions


As visitors are allowed back at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital in St. Joseph, the facility wants people to know there are still rules in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Lakeland Communications Specialist Jessica Springer tells

Governor Approves Rules To Protect Healthcare Workers


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has approved emergency rules designed to protect healthcare workers during the ongoing pandemic. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed emergency rules to clarify workers’ compensation coverage for health care employees