The Berrien County Parks Department wants to show off the public all of the improvements that have been made this year to Rocky Gap County Park, and next Thursday, it’s going to do just that. Parks Director
The Campaign to End Homelessness is noting some progress Michigan has seen in recent years. The group’s Kelly Rose says homelessness was down 6% in 2015. Still, homelessness remains a problem. “We had almost 70,000 Michigan citizens
If you’re not registered to vote, then you’re almost out of time to do so if you want to have a say in November’s presidential election. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding stragglers they have
State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker has been named one of Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s legislators of the year. MADD says it wants to recognize the Lawton Republican, along with Oakland County state Representative Klint Kesto, for their efforts
Shots were fired after the Benton Harbor football game Friday night. WSJM’s Ray Gustafson has the latest.
Halloween isn’t far off, and up and running for the season is the Niles Scream Park. Manager Matt Herm tells WSJM News the theme this year is 1930s monsters. Visitors can take in different scenes from several classics.
Coming up next Saturday will be a chance for everyone to help test the quality of the water in the Paw Paw River in Van Buren County. A.J. Brucks, with the Van Buren Conservation District, tells WSJM News
Information continues to become available about reports of gunshots fired outside Godwin Heights football stadium right after the Benton Harbor Football game Friday night. WSJM Sports Play by Play Announcer Jon Wallace says there were just wrapping
If you’re interested in seeing what kind of improvements have been made this year to Rocky Gap County Park near Benton Harbor, you’ll have your chance next week. An open house will be on Thursday at 4
People living in rural areas lacking in high-speed internet could benefit from legislation introduced this week by state Representative Aric Nesbitt, of Lawton. Nesbitt has proposed a 10-year personal property tax break for broadband providers that install
Andrews University plans to celebrate the completion of its new observatory with a grand opening next week. The observatory was originally built in 1957, and the physics department’s Kelly Youngberg tells WSJM News they’ve rebuilt it to make
Van Buren County is getting a grant of more than $694,000 to run its specialty courts. The money from the state court administrative office will help continue the county’s drug treatment court, the family treatment court, the
Taking place this Saturday downtown is the annual St. Joseph Fall Festival. Everything kicked off Friday with the big bed race down Lake Boulevard, and now St. Joe Today’s Whitney Behnke tells WSJM News Saturday features the
Detroit’s police chief has posthumously promoted a 20-year officer who died five days after being shot while chasing a suspect. Chief James Craig announced the promotion of Sergeant Ken Steil to captain at the end of his funeral
Home sales in southwest Michigan continue to be strong, as the month of August brought an increase in units moved. Gary Walter, with the Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors, tells WSJM News it was a good month
Western Michigan University is lining up hundreds of couples to renew their marriage vows as part of a homecoming weekend record attempt. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the school on October 8 is seeking to set a new
Headed to a haunted corn maze during the Halloween season? Watch your step. The Michigan appeals court has given new life to a lawsuit by a man who broke his leg while trying to get out of a
In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, for September 23,2016, bravery awards are issued to two members of the Michigan State Police, a car crashes into a St. Joseph church, and more.
Tesla Motors has sued Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials, challenging a 2014 law that clarified that automakers can only sell through franchised dealerships. The federal lawsuit seeks a declaratory judgment that the “anti-Tesla” law is unconstitutional
Governor Rick Snyder is helping out six state House candidates with a series of TV ads. Among the candidates is state Representative Brandt Iden, of Kalamazoo County. He says he doesn’t think the governor’s ad indicates he’s
The latest business outlook report from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is out, and it’s anticipating flat hiring in Berrien County for the third quarter. Regional analyst Brian Pittelko tells WSJM News the main indicators for the
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has kicked off the 26th annual Harvest Gathering food drive. She tells WSJM News the drive began Thursday, collecting non-perishables for the needy at all 131 branch offices. Johnson says Michiganders are
The Berrien County Health Department is working to get the word out this month to new parents about the importance of putting their babies to bed safely. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM NEws you should put the baby
A Niles area man is facing charges after a fire in his home this week led police to discover marijuana growing there. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells our newsroom the fire was reported in the 1100
A grant of more than $694,000 is being awarded to Van Buren County for its specialty courts. The money will be used to run the county’s drug treatment court, family treatment court, Swift and Sure Sanctions Program,
This coming Monday marks the first of three presidential debates between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and GOP candidate Donald Trump. Aaron Kall, Director of Debate at the University of Michigan, says that both Clinton and Trump are
Local non-profit organizations will benefit far into the future from a new endowment announced for the Berrien Community Foundation this week. Foundation President Lisa Cripps-Downey tells WSJM News $1.2 million from Steve E. Upton will be used
Renovations are set to begin at the Berrien County Jail. WSJM’s Ray Gustafson has more.
Tesla has sued Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials, challenging a 2014 law that ensures automakers can only sell through franchised dealerships. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday seeks a declaratory judgment that the “anti-Tesla” law is unconstitutional
Michigan’s new Amber Alert-like system to quickly warn people of mass shootings, terrorist attacks and other nearby threats is operational. Michigan State Police spokeswoman Lori Dougavito explains that it can be used to interrupt radio and TV