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South Haven Beach Cleared for Swimming

South Haven’s South Beach has been cleared for swimming. That’s after the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department tested water samples from the beach on Thursday for E-coli levels. On Wednesday, samples from South Beach showed elevated levels

Meth Bust In South Haven

A South Haven man is facing charges after a meth bust in the city on Thursday. 24-year-old John Louis Booker was arrested following a two month investigation into the distribution of crystal meth in South Haven and

SWM Home Sales Up In May

Southwest Michigan home sales remain strong with May’s numbers topping May of the previous year and April of this year. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says May home sales were up over April by 22%, and

Upton Backing Disaster Declaration Request

As Michigan farmers struggle with weather that has caused them losses this year, Congressman Fred Upton and colleagues from the state have sent a letter to the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue asking for a disaster declaration.

State Launches Crop Recovery Portal

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched an online portal for farmers to find the help they need after severe weather this year that has damaged their crops or prevented them from planting. Farmers

West MI School District Bans Cellphones

From the Associated Press — A school district in western Michigan is banning cellphones during school hours. The Forest Hills district near Grand Rapids says students won’t be allowed to use their phones but can keep them

New County Auction Book Available

The new Berrien County property auction book is now available. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News the next auction of foreclosed parcels will be held at the DANK on July 30. Up for grabs will

Wrong-Way Driver Busted On I-94

A Chicago man is facing a variety of charges after he was busted driving the wrong way on I-94 early Wednesday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says it got a complaint around 3 a.m. of a vehicle

South Haven Beach Under E-Coli Advisory

Just as the E-coli advisories for three beaches in Berrien County were lifted Tuesday, there’s now an E-coli advisory in place for South Haven’s South Beach. The city says samples taken there on Wednesday showed elevated levels

St. Joseph Accepts Donations

The city of St. Joseph has been the recipient of a lot of generosity lately. At Monday’s city commission meeting, three donations were accepted by the body. First up was an offer from the Indian Hills Garden

[VIDEO] Western Amateur Returns to 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=65728&flag_call=singleVideo&playerid=fbqwxde&player_slug=wsjm-com-stories&chkFlagFrom=meta_insert_video’></iframe> The Western Amateur is coming back to Southwest Michigan. Over 150 of the best amateur golfers in the world will be coming to Point

Water Rescue In Niles Township

A Chicago woman who got stuck on a dam in Niles Township Wednesday morning is safe after being rescued by firefighters from Niles and Niles Township. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says a 911 call came in

GM Planning Upgrades At Factories

From the Associated Press — General Motors Co. has announced it’s investing more than $4.2 billion in assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan and Texas to prepare for the launch of its next generation of pickups and SUVs.