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U.S. Army Corps Photo Contest Underway

The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is once again holding its annual photo contest. Army Corps ranger Michelle Briggs at the Soo Locks tells WSJM News they’re taking submissions from amateur photographers. “We

Berrien Deputies Receive Corrections Training

Two Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputies have graduated from a corrections officer training academy at Olivet College. The sheriff’s department says Deputies John Wiggs and Cody Lange are now trained in custody and security, defensive tactics, first aid,

St. Joseph Lighthouse Tours Begin For Summer

The summer tourism season is underway in southwest Michigan, including the tours of the St. Joseph Lighthouse. Kate Ulrey is the community engagement coordinator with the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, which coordinates the tours and says

MSU Names New President

(East Lansing, MI – AP) – Michigan State University has named a new president following the most extensive sexual abuse scandal in sports history. Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., a medical researcher who has led Stony Brook University

Fatal Fire In Benton Township

A 78-year-old woman is dead following a Sunday fire in Benton Township. The Benton Township Police Department tells us officers were dispatched to a home in the 1800 block of Wood Street around 3:20 a.m. Upon arrival,

Trail Summit Coming Up In Lawrence

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission will hold a summit on trails in Van Buren County next month. Senior Planner Marcy Hamilton tells WSJM News the commission is putting together a seven-county trail plan for the Michigan Department