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Meeting To Address Paw Paw Road Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation is inviting Paw Paw area residents to an online discussion it’s going to host about an upcoming road project. It’s reconstructing the I-94 interchange at M-40 in Paw Paw. MDOT is seeking

Fatal House Fire In Bangor

One person is dead following a house fire in the city of Bangor on Sunday. South Haven Area Emergency Services says it was one of several fire departments called to the scene at 20 Cass Street after

State COVID-19 Numbers For Sunday

Michigan is reporting 1,041 additional cases of COVID-19 for Sunday. However, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says some of those additional cases are due to a problem with the reporting system that occurred Friday

Brothers Electrocuted While Moving Boat

Two brothers are recovering after they were electrocuted in Cass County over the weekend. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to the scene in the 61,000 block of Daily Road in LaGrange Township shortly

Cherry Beach Gets New Staircase

There’s a new staircase now installed at Cherry Beach in Chikaming Township. The old staircase was destroyed by high water levels and wild conditions on Lake Michigan back in January. Chikaming Township Supervisor David Bunte tells us

Grant To Mean Expansion Of Berrien Park

Berrien County will expand Paw Paw River County Park in Watervliet thanks to a state grant. The Michigan Legislature this week signed off a list of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects for 2020. Berrien County Parks

Lawmakers Seek Reforms With MI Jails, Courts

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is highlighting a package of bills on jail and pretrial reforms. They say the bills address factors which contribute to Michigan’s county jail populations while balancing the goals of protecting the

State House Approves Return To Learn Plan

The Michigan House has approved a plan for getting students back to school this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. State Representative Beth Griffin tells WSJM News the Return to Learn plan empowers local school districts and health