Local News Archives

Niles Man Shot In South Bend

Violence has flared again in South Bend, where presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is mayor, and a Niles man is among its victims. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit says 27-year-old Brandon Williams of Niles died after

Police Investigate Benton Township Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting late on Saturday in Benton Township. The Benton Township Police Department says it happened in the 100 block of Quince at the Blossom Acres housing development just before midnight. Police were sent

County Receives Donation Of Bikes For Park

The Berrien County Parks Department has received a donation of eight adult and six child-sized mountain bikes for use at Love Creek County Park. The bikes come courtesy of Whirlpool Corporation and the Bike Michiana Coalition. They’ll

Heavy Rain Taxing For County Drainage System

With all of the rain southwest Michigan has been experiencing this spring, the Berrien County Drain Commissioner’s office has been kept busy. Berrien County Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin tells WSJM News there have been a lot of

Caution Urged Around Farm Vehicles

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on drivers who illegally pass farm vehicles moving large equipment on public roads. Berrien County Board of Commissioners Chair Mac Elliot tells WSJM News he’s been hearing from farmers

Three Hurt In Hit And Run Crash

A 21-year-old South Bend man is facing a variety of charges following a hit and run crash in Dowagiac Friday morning. The Dowagiac Police Department says officers were sent to the scene at East Division Street and

Treasurer Warns Of New Scam

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is warning everyone about a scam aimed at local property owners. He tells WSJM News people have been getting letters marked as being from Berrien County and stating “Property Seizure is Imminent.”

County Urged To Expand Broadband Access

The Berrien County Democratic Party has presented a resolution to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners calling on them to pursue opportunities to expand broadband internet access around the area. The party’s Jerry Sirk read the resolution

Amateur Radio Field Day This Weekend

Fans of ham radio will have something to do this weekend in Berrien County. The Blossomland Amateur Radio Association is holding an American Radio Relay League Field Day on Saturday and Sunday. The event will include discussions