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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.

Rotary Announces New Leaders

The Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor has announced its new leadership for the year. At a ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn in Benton Harbor on Monday, the Rotary officially welcomed new President Brandi Smith. She

Whitmer Pressures Lawmakers On Budget

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is pressuring Michigan lawmakers to approve a budget that addresses the state’s infrastructure needs while still meeting educational obligations. At a press conference Tuesday, Whitmer said the Legislature is dragging its feet on the

Praise For South Haven Bronson Wound Program

The wound and hyperbaric medicine program at Bronson South Haven Hospital has received a new distinction by being named a President’s Circle Center of Excellence by Healogics, which is the country’s biggest provider of advanced wound care.

Florida Man Charged In 1986 Bangor Murder

From the Associated Press — A Florida prison inmate has been charged with murder in the strangling of a woman in southwest Michigan more than three decades ago. Prosecutors charged 49-year-old Robert James Waite last week in