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High Speed Chase In Benton Harbor


A 22-year-old Benton Harbor man is hospitalized following a chase with police on Friday night. The chase ended in a crash on Colfax near Messner around 8:40 p.m. Michigan State Police issued the following statement about the

Cass County School Supply Giveaway This Month


The United Way of Southwest Michigan is preparing to give away school supplies in Cass County. Volunteer United’s Julee Laurent tells WSJM News the Cass County School Supply Spectacular will get kids school-ready with full backpacks. “The

Upton Backs Great Lakes Bills


A couple pieces of legislation intended to help protect the Great Lakes have the support of Congressman Fred Upton. He tells us the two bills introduced last week have bipartisan backing. They are the Great Lakes Coastal

Four Killed In Crash Near Buchanan


A crash just outside of the city limits of Buchanan has killed four people. According to police, one vehicle ran a stop sign on Miller, slamming into another car on Main around noon on Friday. Two people

97.5 Y-Country Summer Jam Is Saturday


It’s Summer Jam weekend for our sister station, 97.5 Y-Country. The 21st annual event will be Saturday at 4:30 featuring co-headliners Tyler Rich and Jameson Rogers. Begun in 1998, the event has featured young, rising country stars

Snowmobile Races In Buchanan This Weekend


Set for this Saturday is the region’s premier summer snowmobile race. To be held at Nimby Pond in Buchanan, the Snowmobile Watercross Race will feature dozens of the winter machines, says Nimby Pond’s Mark Schutze. “It’ a

Strike Could Affect SWM Road Projects


Summer in Michigan means road repair and construction and that is certainly true this year in our corner of the state. Hundreds of union workers who operate heavy equipment went on strike Wednesday. The labor dispute with

Open House At Fort St. Joseph


There will be an open house this weekend at Fort St. Joseph in Niles. The Niles Historical Association says people can come out to see the site on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 from 10

Paw Paw Man Drowns In Cedar Lake


The drowning death of a 37-year-old Paw Paw man in Porter Township’s Cedar Lake is under investigation by the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department. The man is believed to have suffered a medical incident that caused him