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One Killed In Motorcycle – Semi Crash


A 41-year-old motorcyclist from Berrien Springs is dead after a crash with a semi in Oronoko Township Tuesday evening. The Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police say Robert Lucas was dead when officers arrived at the scene and

Buchanan Approves Social District


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

New Hospital Opens In South Haven


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

State Approves St. Joseph Social District


The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has approved the city of St. Joseph’s request to establish a social district downtown. The social district will enable people to buy alcoholic drinks from participating businesses and then carry them around

MDOT Starts Work On M-139 Bridge


Maintenance work is underway on the M-139 bridge over the St. Joseph River in Benton Township. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the agency is lengthening the lifespan of the bridge by doing

COVID-19 Cases For Saturday At 1,013


The number of new cases of COVID-19 continue to get smaller in Michigan. For Saturday, there were 1,013 new cases for a total of 883,202. The state recorded 86 deaths. Since March 2020, 18,939 Michiganders have lost