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Man Dead After Being Shot By Father


The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says a man who was shot by his father during a dispute this week has died from his injuries. Deputies were called late Wednesday night after 55-year-old Russell and 29-year-old Cody Gonder

South Haven Welcomes New Hospital


Open for business is the new Bronson South Haven Hospital. Chief Operating Officer Matthew Dommer tells WSJM News the $22 million, 52,000 square foot facility replaces the former hospital in South Haven, which would have been too

Buchanan To Get Social District


Coming soon to downtown Buchanan will be a social district. The city council approved it this past week. Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Director of Membership Sarah Spoonholtz tells WSJM News within a social district, a person can

M-139 Bridge Work Taking Place All Summer


Maintenance work is underway on the M-139 bridge over the St. Joseph River in Benton Township, and will be for a while. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the agency is lengthening the

Upton Welcomes Dredging Work


Congressman Fred Upton is glad to receive news the Army Corps of Engineers will start emergency dredging of the St. Joseph Harbor in the coming days. He tells WSJM News the recent drop in the level of

Summer Travel Is Back


Many people are heading on road trips this summer. But if you’re hoping to stay at a state park campground and haven’t made reservations yet, you might be out of luck. “Any campground or national park or

Michigan Child Trauma Soared During Pandemic


As more folks are vaccinated and reopening continues, mental-health experts say it’s important to acknowledge and treat the trauma many children and teens experienced during the pandemic. Kids were concerned about a deadly, contagious disease during a

Upton Believes Infrastructure Deal Possible


Congressman Fred Upton thinks a compromise on infrastructure between the Biden administration and Republicans in Congress will be possible soon. He tells WSJM News there have been ongoing discussions, and it appears both sides do want to

Berrien County Hires New Medical Director


Berrien County has a new medical director. With current Director Rick Johansen retiring, the Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a contract with Spectrum Health Lakeland to bring on Dr. Rex B.G. Cabaltica to serve

MSP Trooper From Paw Paw Post Honored


Michigan State Police Trooper Mark Fletcher, out of the Paw Paw post, has been named the 2020 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year. MSP says Fletcher was selected for the honor due

Business Leaders Applaud New Canned Cocktails Laws


Business leaders are applauding new legislation that will expand the ready-to-drink cocktails market in Michigan. The measure is expected to make canned cocktails more accessible and affordable for distillers. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesales Association President Spencer