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Church Builds Tiny Home For Harbor Habitat

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church plans to bless a new tiny home its Children’s Chapel has helped construct in Benton Township today. Children’s Ministry Coordinator Cara Gillespie tells WSJM News the kids each year raise money

Police ID Two Found Dead In St. Joseph

Police have identified two people found dead in the city of St. Joseph last Sunday. The St. Joseph Department of Public Safety says 78-year-old Benjamin Head and his ex-wife, 72-year-old Ruth Kruger are the deceased. The cause

Prosecutor: Officer Involved Shooting Was Justified

The Berrien County Prosecutor’s office says a police officer-involved shooting in September was justified. The prosecutor has released the following report: The purpose of this release is to announce the prosecutor’s factual findings, analysis, and conclusions concerning

County Hiring New Corporate Counsel

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is moving to hire a new county attorney. On Thursday, the board interviewed two candidates, Geoffrey Fields and Thaddeus Hackworth. Fields has experience working with the city of Benton Harbor on

County Board Hears About Mask Mandates

Masks in school continue to be a topic for the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During Thursday’s meeting, the board heard from residents opposed to mask rules in schools, as it has heard most meetings for months.

Niles Man Charged With Embezzlement

A Niles man is facing embezzlement charges after police say he stole money from a baseball league. The Niles Police Department says 24-year-old Dakota Jackson in September reported his vehicle had been burglarized with nearly $6,000 stolen

Upton Remembers Bob Dole

Congressman Fred Upton will pay his respects to the late Bob Dole when Dole’s body lays in state at the Capitol Thursday. Upton tells WSJM News he remembers Dole well as the two worked near each other