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Seven Shot, One Killed, In Benton Harbor


Police are investigating after seven people were shot, one fatally, in Benton Harbor on Memorial Day. The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says officers were sent to the 900 block of Pipestone Street around 2:20 a.m.

Bridge Work Near Watervliet Starts This Week


Drivers are being advised of a bridge project about to start near Watervliet. The Michigan Department of Transportation says it’s investing $800,000 to repair the M-140 bridge over the Paw Paw Lake outlet near Watervliet starting Wednesday.

TSA Offers Summer Travel Tips


Tens of thousands of people are expected to head to the airport and travel during the summer. The unofficial kickoff is this coming Memorial Day weekend. Michigan TSA security director Steve Lorincz says travelers should arrive early

New Beach Rules In South Haven


The city of South Haven has posted signs announcing the penalties for swimming or walking out on to the pier during dangerous conditions. City Manager Kate Hosier tells WSJM News the city council in January approved a

Benton Harbor Farmers Market Returning


The Benton Harbor Farmers Market will return for the season next month. The Berrien County Health Department’s Chioma Ejiofor tells WSJM News the market will be held each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dwight

MI Senate Votes To Suspend Gas Tax


The Michigan Senate this week voted to suspend the state’s gas tax to help drivers deal with the high costs they’re facing at the pump. Among those voting to eliminate the sales, excise, and use taxes on

Slacker’s Reopens At New Location


Slacker’s Family Fun Center has reopened at its new location in St. Joseph Township. Slacker’s previously was located at the Orchards Mall, but announced plans to move in late 2021. The new location is the former Vineland

Police Look For Missing Gobles Teen


The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a missing Gobles teen. It says 15-year-old Gabriel Reynoso ran away from home on May 16 and has not returned. Sheriff’s deputies have followed several leads as they