A Niles man has been charged with first degree home invasion and first degree criminal sexual conduct and other charges in Kalamazoo after he allegedly let himself in through the unlocked door of an off-campus apartment near
Marijuana won’t be on Michigan’s statewide ballot in November. The state appeals court and the Michigan Supreme Court each turned down appeals Wednesday by a group trying to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A group called the Michigan
The Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned a Berrien County Trial Court ruling allowing sheriff’s deputies to train at a shooting range in Coloma Township. Sheriff Paul Bailey halted all shooting at the facility on Angling Road
The next phase of renovations to the South Haven lighthouse is now underway. Ed Appleyard is on the board of the South Haven Historical Association and says scaffolding is going up now and by the end of
Several St. Joseph sailors are celebrating success at the Tri-State Regatta this past weekend. The weekend-long boat race started Friday in Chicago, going across Lake Michigan to St. Joseph. The second leg took racers from St. Joseph
One person is dead and another injured following a crash on I-94 near Paw Paw this morning. Michigan State Police say it happened in the eastbound lanes, and led to the closure of the highway for several hours.
Michigan’s public universities collectively have the sixth-highest in-state tuition rates in the country, averaging $11,991, according to a new report. The study issued Tuesday by the Michigan League for Public Policy – a Lansing-based advocacy group for
Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under bills up for a vote in the Legislature. The change is expected to win Senate approval today and
A second direct flight is now available from South Bend International Airport to the New York City metro area. Airport spokeswoman Julie Curtis says the new flight on United will start today with the arrival of a
A top Republican lawmaker says he’s considering “all options” to challenge Governor Rick Snyder’s determination that no low-performing Detroit public schools can be closed by the state for three years. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof said Tuesday one
A Benton Harbor minister who passed away this year will be remembered with an honorary street name change in the city. On Monday, commissioners approved renaming Main Street between Fair Avenue and the Bicentennial Bridge in honor
Work starts this month to replace seven traffic signals in the city of St. Joseph. The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the city is getting several new mast arm signals. Those hang on
A reminder from police not to drink and boat. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says an Illinois man was busted for boating over the legal limit on Labor Day in Columbia Township’s Scott Lake. Marine deputies
With the price of EpiPens having been jacked up this year by the device’s manufacturer, Congressman Fred Upton says lawmakers in Washington are looking for ways to help those who need them. He tells WSJM News Congress
Police say a distraught teenager in southwestern Michigan killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun. The two shootings occurred Monday night in an alley in Kalamazoo. A witness explained to police what happened. Police
Coming up this month will be the second Berrien County land auction of the year. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News about 300 properties will be up for grabs at the auction on the 20th.
It’s now possible to contact Berrien County 911 dispatch via text message. County 911 Director Dave Agens says the installation of new equipment earlier this year has brought the new service. He tells WSJM News there are
The next round of speakers set to address the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan has been announced. The club says its 2016-2017 speaker series will kick off on October 17 with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
A murder charge against a Benton Harbor man has been dropped thanks to a review of cell phone records which show he may not have been in town when the crime occurred. The Berrien County Prosecutor’s office
Some discouraging news for Michigan college students digging into the fall semester, as new data shows tuition in the state nearly has doubled at universities since 2003. The Back to School Report from the Michigan League for
Two teenagers have been shot and killed in southwestern Michigan. Police report that Marsavious Frazier and Daqarion Hunter, both 17, were found in an alley Monday night in Kalamazoo. Officers initially responded to a report of one person shot
AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have dropped 10 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.28 per gallon on Sunday. That’s about
Family and friends of a 17-year-old who is presumed drowned in Lake Michigan last week are upset that the search for him was called off over the holiday weekend. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department say they will
Governor Rick Snyder led the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday morning. He says he meets a lot of people on the walk. “They actually like to talk about how much they love Michigan, and what some of
They’re trying to catch more criminals in west Michigan. Silent Observer has launched a new web app called “Caught in the Act.” Executive Director Chris Cameron says the page features surveillance photos of people who have allegedly
A man accused by federal authorities of being the Michigan leader of a Chicago-based gang has been sentenced to 121/2 years in prison after being convicted of heroin distribution and conspiracy. The Grand Rapids Press reports assistant U.S.
The race for president has come to Berrien County, with the Democratic party opening a campaign office for Hillary Clinton in St. Joseph over the weekend. WNDU reports the office is now up and running at 2700
Battle Creek city commissioners are scheduled to cast final votes Tuesday on ordinances aimed to regulating panhandling and loitering. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the proposals would outlaw remaining “idly” within 25 feet of an intersection and soliciting
Federal officials say it will take at least three months of testing before Flint can distribute water from a new pipeline in the in the wake of its crisis with lead-tainted water. The Flint Journal reports Friday the
A Michigan State University engineering professor plans to install sensors on the Mackinac Bridge to monitor stress on the aging structure. Professor Nizar Lajnef tells the Lansing State Journal the stress sensors that will be placed on