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Kim Potter trial: What to expect in week 2


DNY59/iStock (MINNEAPOLIS) — After an emotional first few days of witness testimony, the Kim Potter trial is heading into its second week. Potter is charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte

Andrews U Gets Grant For Theological Seminary


Andrews University has received a grant of nearly $1 million from Lilly Endowment Incorporated for its Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. The university says the $997,000 will come over a five year period and be used to strengthen

I&M Working To Restore Power


Indiana Michigan Power is working to restore service to thousands of customers who have lost it in high winds throughout Friday night and Saturday. The utility has released the following: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) crews battled windy

Church Builds Tiny Home For Harbor Habitat


St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church plans to bless a new tiny home its Children’s Chapel has helped construct in Benton Township today. Children’s Ministry Coordinator Cara Gillespie tells WSJM News the kids each year raise money

Police ID Two Found Dead In St. Joseph


Police have identified two people found dead in the city of St. Joseph last Sunday. The St. Joseph Department of Public Safety says 78-year-old Benjamin Head and his ex-wife, 72-year-old Ruth Kruger are the deceased. The cause

Prosecutor: Officer Involved Shooting Was Justified


The Berrien County Prosecutor’s office says a police officer-involved shooting in September was justified. The prosecutor has released the following report: The purpose of this release is to announce the prosecutor’s factual findings, analysis, and conclusions concerning

County Hiring New Corporate Counsel


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is moving to hire a new county attorney. On Thursday, the board interviewed two candidates, Geoffrey Fields and Thaddeus Hackworth. Fields has experience working with the city of Benton Harbor on

County Board Hears About Mask Mandates


Masks in school continue to be a topic for the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During Thursday’s meeting, the board heard from residents opposed to mask rules in schools, as it has heard most meetings for months.