Local News Archives

BH Income Tax Oversight Board Selected


The committee that will oversee the city of Benton Harbor’s new income tax has now been chosen. At a session this past week, the Benton Harbor City Commission approved eight applicants for the body that will make

Dowagiac Man Drowns While Ice Fishing


A Dowagiac man has drowned after he fell through the ice on the St. Joseph River near South Bend while fishing Friday afternoon. Deputies say a witness saw 43-year-old Leonard Baldwin disappear through the ice, but they

Record Travel Weekend Expected


AAA Michigan says the state is going to see a record number of residents traveling over the holidays. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz told Michigan News Network 3.5 million Michiganders will be on the road and in the air

Tomorrow Expected To Be Frantic Shopping Day


Estimates from retailers show more than 90% of consumers do their holiday shopping after Cyber Monday. This weekend’s Super Saturday is the second busiest shopping day of the year. Best Buy Shopping expert Bianca Jones told Michigan

Housing Market Up In 2017


The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is reflecting back on a strong real estate market in the region for 2017. Association Executive Alan Jeffries tells WSJM News units sold and prices were both up this past year.

Tomorrow Last Day For BH Bell Ringers


Bell ringers are out and about in southwest Michigan seeking donations for the Salvation Army of Benton Harbor. Salvation Army Major David Womack tells WSJM News the dollar or two you put in those kettles can touch

New Map Looks At County By County Poverty Data


A new map has been created to provide a snapshot of poverty around Michigan. Developed by the University of Michigan and Poverty Solutions, the map identifies each county’s median income, population, percentage of the population living below

Police Release Confession Note In SWM Murder


From the Associated Press — Police in southwestern Michigan have released the handwritten note and map that led investigators to the body of a missing teacher in October. Christopher Lockhart expressed regret for killing his wife, Theresa Lockhart,

Trees For Troops Marks Milestone Year


The Trees for the Troops program has reached a milestone. This year, it delivered its 200,000th Christmas tree to a military family. Waumhoff Farms in Gobles is a drop-off point for Trees for the Troops each year,