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Dowagiac To Dedicate New Mural


The city of Dowagiac is planning a special event for next Saturday as it dedicates a new mural remembering the local Orphan Train. City Manager Secretary Bobbie Jo Hartline tells WSJM News the Orphan Train started in

Woman Shot In South Haven


A South Haven woman is hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the abdomen after being shot just after 4 a.m. during a domestic situation at South Haven Trailer Park. Police say the suspect is a man who

Home Sales Up, Prices Down In August


Home sales in southwest Michigan remain strong, although selling prices did go down in the month of August. The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors tells WSJM News the average selling price for a home in the region

LaSata: Buy Local This Weekend


The Michigan House has approved a resolution from state Representative Kim LaSata calling on all Michiganders to buy local this weekend. LaSata tells us she wants to declare October 7 and 8 as Buy Nearby Weekend. LaSata

Senate Approves Opioid Research Legislation


State Representative Brandt Iden of Kalamazoo County is behind a pilot $700,000 research project to study genetic indicators for opioid addiction in his county. The bill is part of a package approved by a House subcommittee yesterday.

Missing Berrien County Woman Found Dead


The Lincoln Township Police Department says a woman reported missing this week has been found dead. 57-year-old Anna Hyszczak went missing on Tuesday afternoon. Family found her bicycle leaning against a fence post in the 5,600 block