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Harvest Gathering Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000

Lawsuit Challenges Mandatory Mask Rule

From the Associated Press — A chiropractor in western Michigan is challenging the state’s mask rule, saying Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s health department has no authority to make masks mandatory. It’s one of the first lawsuits since the

City Commission Questions Trash Charges

Some charges that appeared in the city’s monthly bills caught the attention of Benton Harbor City Commissioners during a meeting on Monday. They questioned why the accounts payable listing showed nearly $29,000 in charges related to trash

Cook Nuclear Refueling Outage Ends

Unit 1 of the Cook Nuclear Plant is back online following its refueling outage. The unit connected to the transmission grid at 4:13 pm Monday after a 30 day outage. This particular outage was notably shorter than

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