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Police Look To Address Rising Gun Crimes


Police agencies in Berrien County are working to reduce gun violence that’s been escalating for the past couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells us they’ve seen gun crimes increase this year, in particular, with

Fire Damages Dowagiac Apartment


An apartment fire over the weekend in Dowagiac is under investigation. Firefighters were called to Parkside Apartments on East Railroad Saturday evening and noticed the fire in one part of the duplex. No one was home in

Van Buren Historical Museum Reopens


The Van Buren County Historical Museum is back open to the public after being closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. Publicist Roylinda Rumbaugh says their volunteers have been “very busy creating fresh exhibits.” The Popular Murder

Michigan Gas Prices Up 9¢ A Gallon


Gas prices are up 9¢ cents this week according to Triple A Michigan and are now averaging $3.27 a gallon statewide. Patrick DeHaan at Gas Buddy says the oil industry is still struggling to emerge from the

Police Night Out Planned For August 3


The 38th annual National Night Out is set for Tuesday, August 3 with events taking place across the country. The St. Joseph Township Police Department says a local celebration will be at Maiden Lane Community Park from

Adopt A Highway Cleanup Underway


There is an Adopt a Highway cleanup event taking place today. The Michigan Department of Transportation says its volunteers are on the sides of highways picking up trash throughout southwest Michigan, and drivers should watch out for

Christmas In July In Coloma Today


The city of Coloma is celebrating Christmas in July today. Mayor Marsha Hammond tells WSJM News with the Glad Peach Festival canceled for the summer, the city wanted to give people other reasons to come downtown. So,

Dowagiac Man Convicted In Rape Case


A Dowagiac man has been found guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct for the rape of his 14-year-old stepdaughter. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz tells us 43-year-old Corey Devon Roddy was convicted Thursday after two difficult