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State Warns About Gas Pump Skimmers

The state of Michigan is reminding everyone about the dangers of gas pump skimmers. That’s after five more skimmers were found on pumps around the state in recent weeks. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Berrien Property Auction Moved To August

The Berrien County Treasurer’s office is bumping back the date of this summer’s foreclosed properties auction. For about 20 years, the auction was held on the third Tuesday of July. However, Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells

Three Arrested In Buchanan Area Meth Bust

Three people are facing charges following a meth bust near Buchanan. The Southwest Michigan Enforcement Team tells us detectives searched a home in the township on Tuesday after getting tips about drug activity there. At the home,

Snyder Heading To Europe On Trade Trip

From the Associated Press — Governor Rick Snyder is using a trade trip to Europe to boost trade relationships and lure businesses to Michigan. Snyder will travel to several countries to meet with government, automotive and other

I&M Warns About Phone Scam

Indiana Michigan Power is once again warning everyone about a phone scam reported in its service area. Spokesperson Tracy Warner tells WSJM News a would-be victim gets a call from someone claiming to represent the utility. “Someone calls

Proos Marks Men’s Health Week

State Senator John Proos has issued a public service announcement encouraging men to take better care of their health. This is Men’s Health Week, and Proos tells us more than half of all premature deaths among American

One Dead In Series Of I-94 Crashes

One person is dead following a Thursday morning crash on I-94 near Paw Paw. Michigan State Police tell us it happened around 11 a.m. when a semi rear-ended a westbound car in the construction zone at mile

St. Joseph Schools Mourn Lincoln Principal

Parents, teachers, staff members, and students of St. Joseph’s Lincoln Elementary School are in shock with the news of the sudden passing of Principal Mike Wagner. Superintendent Ann Cardon told parents in an email this morning that

Uber Expanding To SWMI

Uber is coming to the area. The ridesharing company will start operating in Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, New Buffalo and South Haven on Friday. Uber will also launch service in Saugatuck, Holland, Muskegon, and Grand Haven the

South Haven HarborFest This Weekend

Set for this weekend in South Haven is the 26th annual HarborFest. The three-day party begins Friday with rides and a beer garden throughout the day, and continues with all kinds of fun. HarborFest President Dan Ohlman

Schuette Talks Flint Water Charges

The director of the Michigan Health Department has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis. Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges against director Nick Lyon Wednesday morning. “Nick Lyon, director of