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Emergency Sirens Replaced With Mobile Alert System

The Cook nuclear power plant’s emergency siren system is being deactivated. That’s because the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is switching over to two mobile device-based systems to alert people to emergencies

Free Masks Being Given Out By State

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is giving out 3.5 million masks as part of its Mask Up, Mask Right campaign. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News they are KN95 masks, not the same as

State’s COVID Cases Rise 3,625

Michigan added 3,625 new cases of COVID-19 for Friday. That’s according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website, which reports the state has had a total of 516,376 cases since March. Chief medical

Cash Advance Store Robbed In Niles

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the armed robbery of a Cash Advance store in Niles Township. It says the suspect walked into the store at 1250 Bell Road just before 6 p.m. Thursday with a

Suspect Arrested In State Capitol Bomb Threat

A suspect has been identified and arrested for a bomb threat called into the Michigan Capitol building Thursday. The Michigan Attorney General’s office has released the following: A man has been arrested by the Michigan State Police (MSP)

Upton Talks 2021 Priorities

Moving into 2021, Congressman Fred Upton says there will have to be unity in Washington, D.C. He tells WSJM News priorities will include the continued fight against COVID-19. “Making sure, what is it that we can do

Mental Health Under COVID-19

As the world continues to battle the physical and financial impacts of the coronavirus, many are also dealing with the impact to their mental health. Psychiatrist Dr. Howard Belkin in Birmingham says the amount of anxiety and

State Capitol Bomb Threat Investigated

Michigan State Police are investigating a bomb threat against the state Capitol in Lansing. State Representative Laurie Pohutsky of Livonia says it’s time to a ban on guns at the state Capitol before they’re back in session

State Supreme Court Welcomes New Justice

From the Associated Press — A new justice made her public debut as the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments in five cases Wednesday. Election victories by Elizabeth Welch and Chief Justice Bridget McCormack give Democratic nominees a

COVID Cases In Berrien County Trending Down

The COVID-19 situation in Berrien County has improved markedly since its worst point in November. Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten told the Berrien County Board of Health Wednesday Christmas and New Years have not caused an

Whitmer, Snyder Call For Unity

Former Governor Rick Snyder and Governor Gretchen Whitmer are calling for unity after chaos unfolded Wednesday in Washington. The governor’s office has released the following: Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican Governor Rick Snyder joined one