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Power Out For Some Of Downtown St. Joseph


Power is out to a good chunk of downtown St. Joseph this afternoon. Indiana Michigan Power says over 11-hundred customers are impacted, and the outage started just before 12:30. The Berrien County Courthouse is closed for the

Benton Harbor Mayoral Primary Today


Voters in the city of Benton Harbor will be narrowing down the field of mayoral candidates today. Six candidates are on the ballot: Mayor Marcus Muhammad, City Commissioners Juanita Henry, CF Jones, and Ron Singleton, along with

Dowagiac Shootings Ruled Murder-Suicide


Dowagiac authorities are confirming the death of a couple over the weekend was a murder-suicide. Investigators say 41-year-old Jason Clark shot his 49-year-old wife, Tonia, before turning the gun on himself. She called 9-1-1 Saturday night to

County Parks Millage Could Go Up


Berrien County Commissioners are looking at the possibility of a small increase in the parks millage. At a meeting of the board of commissioners last month, Commissioner Bill Chickering said there are big parks expenses on the

High Speed Chase In Benton Harbor


A 22-year-old Benton Harbor man is hospitalized following a chase with police on Friday night. The chase ended in a crash on Colfax near Messner around 8:40 p.m. Michigan State Police issued the following statement about the

Cass County School Supply Giveaway This Month


The United Way of Southwest Michigan is preparing to give away school supplies in Cass County. Volunteer United’s Julee Laurent tells WSJM News the Cass County School Supply Spectacular will get kids school-ready with full backpacks. “The

Upton Backs Great Lakes Bills


A couple pieces of legislation intended to help protect the Great Lakes have the support of Congressman Fred Upton. He tells us the two bills introduced last week have bipartisan backing. They are the Great Lakes Coastal