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State’s COVID-19 Deaths Pass 20,000

Michigan has now passed more than 20,000 people who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services says that number is now 20,011 after there were 29 deaths Thursday and Friday.

NWS Confirms Allegan County Tornado

An EF-0 tornado touched down in Allegan County this week. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids confirms the tornado hit in Dorr Wednesday night. Winds were between 65 and 85-miles-an-hour and it was on the ground

Mr. Basketball 2020 accused of rape.

A former Benton Harbor basketball star is facing charges in Indiana. Authorities in Indianapolis are charging former Tiger star Carlos “Scooby” Johnson with rape, attempted rape, and sexual battery. According to court documents, Butler University Police were

Commissioners Pleased With Flood Response

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has deactivated the Emergency Operations Center following its opening this week due to flooding and power outages. Speaking at Thursday’s meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Jim Curran said

I&M Releases Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power is expecting more of those who have no service in Berrien County to be back online by the end of Thursday. I&M has released the following: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) crews are working long

Woman Hit By Vehicle In Van Buren County

A 49-year-old Bangor Township woman is fighting for her life at Bronson Hospital after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday evening. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says she was hit in the 66-thousand block of County

Meteor Shower This Week

The Perseids Meteor shower will light up the night sky in Michigan Thursday night into Friday morning. Cranbrook Institute of Science head of astronomy Mike Narlock told Michigan News Network you should be able to see it.

Survey Looks At Restaurant, Hotel Labor Shortage

The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association has released results of a recent statewide hospitality industry survey showing that nine in ten restaurants and nearly every hotel is operating with inadequate staffing to meet consumer demand. Association President

Buchanan Honors Olympic Silver Medalist

The city of Buchanan is officially celebrating a local Olympic hero. This week, the Buchanan City Commission proclaimed the tenth day of August each year as “Hannah Roberts Day.” The 19-year-old Roberts won the silver medal in

Storms Cause Damage At State Parks

Those storms last night caused some damage at some state parks, including Warren Dunes State Park. Michigan Department of Natural Resources parks and recreation chief Ron Olson spoke with Michigan News Network about it.. “Warren Dunes State

Sheriff’s Department Talks Storm Response

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is working to help those affected by this week’s storms. Undersheriff Chuck Heit tells WSJM News the department on Wednesday reopened the the Emergency Operations Center to help with storm response “The

I&M Continues Restoration Effort

Work continues on restoring electric service to those who lost it in this week’s storms. Indiana Michigan Power spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News most of the Berrien County customers who lost power Monday night and Tuesday

DeVos Not Running For Governor

From the Associated Press — Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she will not run for Michigan governor in 2022, putting an end to speculation about the onetime Trump administration Cabinet member and partner in one

I&M Releases Power Restoration Update

Indiana Michigan Power continues to work on restoring service to those who lost electricity in this week’s storms. I&M has released the following: After unprecedented flooding damaged a Bridgman substation yesterday, affecting three other area substation and