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Extra Drunk Driving Patrols Start This Week

Starting this Wednesday and running through December 10, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over anti-drunk driving campaign. Chief Deputy Robert Boyce tells WSJM News the agency is working

Recount Affirms BH Income Tax Vote

Benton Harbor’s city income tax takes effect January 1. It’s a done deal after a recount on Monday. Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler announced to election workers the 21 vote difference between yes votes and no votes

South Haven Village Market To Close

The Village Market in South Haven is closing. WSJM News first got news of the closure thanks to the pharmacy that operates in the Village Market. Moore Family Pharmacy’s Ryan Moore sent out robocalls to customers this

Benton Harbor Tax Recount Underway

The recount is underway of the Benton Harbor city income tax vote. It passed November 7 by just 21 votes. If that result is upheld, city residents would pay 1%, and non-residents who work in the city

Expansion Announced By Hagar Twp Company

A Hagar Township business has announced an expansion project. According to Cornerstone Alliance, Monte Package Company, a manufacturer and supplier of packaging for the produce industry, is adding 3,600 square feet to its shipping and receiving area

One Dead In Royalton Twp Crash

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is trying to identify a man killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Royalton Township. Deputies were called to M-139 north of Dickenson Road shortly before 7 a.m. and found the

Treasurer Talks Retail Closings

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski sees a trend that will probably continue when he considers the upcoming closure of the Benton Harbor Target store. He tells us the store’s closing is the result of a general decline

Van Buren County To Mark Adoption Day Tuesday

With more than 2,600 children in Michigan waiting to be adopted, the Van Buren County Circuit Court’s Family Division next week will celebrate those who have navigated the process. It’s national Adoption Day, with the court’s Veronica

BH School Board Receives Audit

Benton Harbor Area Schools has received a clean audit for the most recent fiscal year, with its business office getting some praise this week from auditors. At a Tuesday meeting, the board was told the district added

Police Remind Hunters Of Safety Tips

The Michigan firearms deer hunting season kicked off Wednesday, with more than half-a-million hunters expected to take part this year. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told Michigan News Network hunters should take some basic precautions. “Never discharge

Economists: MI Economy Could Absorb NAFTA Changes

From the Associated Press — Economists say Michigan’s economy would likely absorb the effects of possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement fairly well. University of Michigan economists released their annual analysis of the state’s economy

Two Berrien Deputies Complete Corrections Training

Two Berrien County Sheriff’s deputies have completed training as corrections officers. The sheriff’s department tells us deputies Mark Boelcke and Ryan Streelman attended the officer training academy held at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The four week academy