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Authorities See Decline In Reports Of Child Abuse


The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan are sounding the alarm about child abuse cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center’s Allie Kibler-Campbell tells WSJM News there has been a substantial

New COVID-19 Results Released


The state Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 604 new COVID-19 cases in Michigan. Six more have died, but none in Berrien, Cass, or Van Buren counties. In all, 83,386 people have been diagnosed with

Gyms Anxiously Wait To Reopen


Gym owners in Michigan are getting desperate to reopen as their state-mandated COVID-19 shutdown nears five months. Michigan Fitness Club Association Vice Chair Alyssa Tushman runs three gyms in metro Detroit, and tells WSJM News Michigan last

Michigan Sees Increase In Opioid Overdoes


Hospitals in Michigan have been seeing a substantial increase in opioid overdoses since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News the agency looked at records

MDOT Work Near Mattawan Starts Tomorrow


The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on eleven miles of I-94 in Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties on Monday. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the work will have crews out on the

Boaters overcome by fumes


Ten people aboard a 32-foot pleasure craft en route from St. Joseph to South Haven on Lake Michigan were overcome by apparent carbon monoxide on Saturday afternoon.   The boat was about a mile south of the

MI Wolf Population Holding Steady


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the state’s wolf population has remained stable over the past nine years. Cody Norton is a large carnivore specialist for the DNR. He told Michigan News Network this past week

Recycling Event In Berrien County August 12


The Berrien County Parks Department will hold a recycling event in August. It says residents can properly recycle household chemicals, electronics, and foam on Wednesday, August 12 at Love Creek County Park in Berrien Center. The event

13-Year-Old Girl Drowns At Warren Dunes


A 13-year-old girl from Otsego, Michigan has died after being overcome in Lake Michigan at Warren Dunes State Park in Lake Township on Thursday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says responders were called to the park shortly

Bars Struggle To Follow New Rules


There’s a lot of frustration among Michigan bar owners as Governor Gretchen Whitmer has tightened rules on bars in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula because of the coronavirus. Michigan Licensed Beverage Association Director Scott Ellis told