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LaSata Holding Coat Drive


State Senator Kim LaSata is holding a children’ coat drive ahead of the winter. Her office has released the following: State Sen. Kim LaSata on Monday announced Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids is back for 2020 in

South Haven Drowning Victim Found


South Haven Area Emergency Management Services says the 18-year-old man who drowned on Labor Day has likely been recovered. The body was retrieved Saturday near the north beach, and SHAES officials say an autopsy will identify the

Two Pulled From Lake Michigan In Bridgman


Police in Bridgman say beachgoers puled two teenage girls from Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon. A 15-year-old girl was fine, but her 14-year-old counterpart was unresponsive. Our partners at WSBT 22 report she was first taken to Spectrum

Berrien County Recycling Event Coming Up


A community recycling event is planned for this month at Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph. Berrien County Parks Department Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News they’ll take foam, household electronics, and household chemicals.

WMU Receiving Research Grant


Congressman Fred Upton has announced a grant of more than $375,000 is going to Western Michigan University for research. Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of

New COVID Testing Site Opens In Niles


There’s a new COVID-19 testing site in Niles. The Michigan Department of the Health and Human Services says saliva tests will now be taken at Hope Community Church, at 2390 Lake Street. It opened this past Wednesday.

Health Department: Get a Flu Shot


The Berrien County Health Department is advising everyone to get their flu vaccine as the weather cools. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News they tell everyone to get the flu shot every year, but COVID-19 makes it

Three Arrested In Benton Township Drug Bust


Two people have been arrested in a Benton Township drug bust. The Southwest Enforcement Team has released the following: A narcotics search warrant executed by SWET-West detectives resulted in the seizure of multiple firearms, illegal drugs, and

State COVID Numbers For Friday


Michigan is reporting 1,313 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 110,832 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

Virtual Learning Could Be Better For Sex Ed


Virtual learning could prove to be a benefit for teaching Michigan kids about sexual health. The Michigan Department of Education worked this summer on a series of sex education webinars for educators. Brittany Batell, with the Michigan

Free Tuition For Frontline Workers Offered At LMC


Lake Michigan College has announced that it will be offering free tuition for those who were frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. LMC has released the following statement: Lake Michigan College is among the community colleges participating in the