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Guilty Plea In Cass County Murder

A suspect has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of a Dowagiac man back in January. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says Justin Carlton entered the plea on Monday in the death of

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a domestic violence incident that culminated in a shooting yesterday in Calvin Township. A 34-year-old woman is being treated at South Bend Memorial Hospital after being flown there Sunday morning.

Library To Hold Session On Homeschooling

The Van Buren District Library is planning an online question and answer session to help parents better understand homeschooling. Set for October 22, the Zoom session will be a chance for parents to get their questions answered

South Haven Police Investigate Shooting

The South Haven Police Department is investigating after several shots were reported fired on Friday afternoon in the 300 block of Elkenburg Street. It says officers responded to the scene shortly before 3 p.m. and learned everyone

MDOT Plans M-139 Work Next Year

A project to replace a culvert along M-139 in Royalton Township will be undertaken by the Michigan Department of Transportation next year. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News they’ll be working between Linco Road and John

Hospital Reminds Visitors Of Restrictions

As visitors are allowed back at Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital in St. Joseph, the facility wants people to know there are still rules in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Lakeland Communications Specialist Jessica Springer tells

Upton Gets Farm Bureau Award

Congressman Fred Upton has received an award from the Michigan Farm Bureau. It’s recognized him as a “Friend of Farm Bureau” for his efforts in Congress to support southwest Michigan farmers, growers, and producers. Upton tells WSJM

County Board Gets COVID Update

Berrien County is seeing an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 each day, but it’s not time to panic. That’s according to Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten, who spoke to the Berrien County

Big Donation For Benton Harbor Area Schools

Benton Harbor Area Schools is the recipient of a major donation from the Whirlpool Charity Golf event. Superintendent Andrae Townsel made the announcement during a Tuesday meeting. “We are very thankful to the Whirlpool Charity Golf Event