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Emergency Responders Train Off Silver Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, and the Berrien County Parks Department continue to hone their skills when it comes to water rescues. On Monday, lifeguards trained at Silver Beach by simulating a drowning. The

Benton Harbor Farmers Market To Open Wednesday

The Benton Harbor Farmers Market opens for the summer this Wednesday. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells our newsroom they organize the events each year to help Benton Harbor residents have access to healthy foods.

Thousands Say Goodbye To Lincoln Principal

Tears, hugs, and plenty of good memories were shared last night at Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach County Park as thousands gathered to say goodbye to St. Joseph Lincoln Elementary Principal Mike Wagner. The 53-year-old died unexpectedly

I&M Issues Latest Scam Warning

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

Uber Arrives In Southwest Michigan

Uber has come to the area. The ride sharing company started operations Friday in Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, New Buffalo and South Haven. Uber is also launching in Saugatuck, Holland, Muskegon, and Grand Haven. The company’s James Ondrey

Bill Creates New School Bus Safety Measures

The Michigan House has supported legislation which allows for flashing advisory signs to be installed on the backs of school buses. State Representative Holly Hughes spoke with Michigan News Network about the plan. “We tested this light

Two Hurt In Watervliet Plane Crash

Two people are recovering after a small plane crash in Watervliet Township on Friday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells WSJM News township police were called out to the Watervliet Municipal Airport around 7:20 p.m. on a

Body Found In St. Joseph Marina

Police are investigating after a body was found in the water at Pier 33 Marina in St. Joseph on Saturday. The department of public safety was called out to the Morrison Channel around 9:30 a.m. and the

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