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Free Pet Adoption Event This Weekend

If you’re looking for a new pet, there’s another Empty the Shelters Day this Saturday at shelters throughout Michigan. It’s sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, who’s paying the adoption fees at about 65 shelters including the

Murder Investigation In Benton Harbor

A murder investigation is underway in Benton Harbor. 37-year-old Tavaris Brummette was found badly wounded by gunshots in the Heyward Wells apartment complex this morning around 12:30 by public safety officers, and he died after being taken

Woman Charged In Dowagiac Knife Attack

A Kalamazoo woman is in the Cass County Jail following a knife attack on her boyfriend at Southwestern Michigan College Thursday. The Dowagiac Police Department tells us officers were sent out to the dorms at SMC around

LaSata Praises Education Budget

State Representative Kim LaSata is praising the state House Appropriations Committee for approving a school budget this week. She tells us the plan includes increased funding for K-12 education and higher ed. LaSata is a chair of

Plans In The Works For New LMC Wine Facility

Plans are being drafted for the new headquarters of Lake Michigan College’s wine making program. LMC Vice President of Administrative Services Anne Erdman tells WSJM News they’re putting up a whole new building behind the Mendel Center to

RESA Reimbursing $4.1 Million To Local Schools

School districts around Berrien County are receiving a special education reimbursement of more than $4.1 million from Berrien RESA this year. RESA Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ivers tells WSJM News his district collects special ed millage money, and

Lake Michigan College Gets a Drum Line

Lake Michigan College has more than just a new president this year. They’ve also added a drum line. The college wants to get more students attending athletic events, and so LMC Music Director Dr. John Owens helped get