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Mercy Hospital Demolition Begins Tomorrow

The former Mercy Hospital building in Benton Harbor will soon be no more. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells us demolition starts Monday, and it should be finished within a few weeks. Witkowski tells WSJM News it’s a shame

Voting Open In Celebrated Service Awards

Voting has opened in the sixth annual Celebrated Service Awards. The awards are handed out each year by Celebration Cinema to recognize businesses in each of its service areas that give their customers the best treatment. In the Benton Harbor-St.

Don’t Forget To Fall Back

This is the weekend to fall back. Come 2 a.m. Sunday, don’t forget to turn your clocks back by one hour, as it is the end of Daylight Savings time. Emergency preparedness experts also say the time

Mackinac Island Settling In For Winter

It’s the change of the season on Mackinac Island. The island just wrapped up the season, and the Grand Hotel said goodbye to its last guest earlier this week, according to hotel president and owner Dan Musser.

Toy Sale To Benefit Al-Van Humane Society

Today brings a special sale to benefit the Al-Van Humane Society in South Haven. The organization’s Kyah Culp tells WSJM News they’re selling toys that ought to appeal to your sense of nostalgia. “They are vintage collectible toys from all kinds

Recall Issued For Frozen Strawberries

The Berrien County Health Department is working with the state on making sure no recalled strawberries remain on store shelves. The frozen strawberries have been found to be contaminated with Hepatitis A. Guy Miller, with the county

Dowagiac Man Charged In Standoff

A man is facing charges after police say he intentionally struck two women on horseback with a vehicle in Cass County. The prosecutor’s office says 32-year-old Adam Robert Biek faces assault with intent to do great bodily

South Haven Man Charged With Murder

A South Haven man has been charged with murder in the death of a man reported missing this summer. The South Haven Police Department says 39-year-old Matthew Morin was reported missing on July 9, and his body

Oldest Mackinac Island Ferry To Stop Service

Mackinac Island’s oldest and longest-running ferry boat company is leaving the passenger business and selling its boats to a competitor. The Detroit Free Press reports that the financially-struggling Arnold Transit Company is preparing to halt all passenger

MI Ballot Selfie Fight Over For Now

The fight over selfies at Michigan voting booths appears to be over for now. A federal appeals court said Thursday it won’t revisit the decision of one of its three-judge panels. A federal judge in Grand Rapids had signed

Sixth District Candidates Square Off In Debate

The candidates vying for the 6th district’s congressional seat have finally squared off in their only scheduled debate. They got together in Kalamazoo this week and made their case for voters. Incumbent Congressman Fred Upton said experience

Chicago To Honor Cubs With Parade Friday

Chicago plans to honor its World Series champion Cubs with a parade and rally on Friday. The celebration will start about 10 a.m. when the team leaves Wrigley Field and heads for downtown Chicago. The official parade is