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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

Niles Scream Park Opens This Weekend

This is opening weekend for the Niles Scream Park this year. Park manager Pete Karlowicz says their 47th year brings something brand new. “We have to do it this year, and that’s make reservations,” says Karlowicz. “If

State COVID Numbers For Thursday

Michigan is reporting 924 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 109,519 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

Absentee Voter Requests Set New Record

Another record broken when it comes to how many people plan to vote absentee in November. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says as of Tuesday this week, more than 2.1 million have requested an absentee ballot,

Governor Slams Trump National Guard Decision

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has slammed the Trump administration for denying a request that the federal government pay for National Guard operations in response to COVID-19. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released

Teen Shot Four Times In Benton Township

The Benton Township Police Department is looking for four suspects in a shooting that occurred overnight Thursday. It says officers were called to Spectrum Health Lakeland hospital around 1:45 a.m. on a report of a gunshot victim.

Upton Expects Stimulus Talks Next Week

With the U.S. House going back in session next week, Congressman Fred Upton is hoping to make quick work of a stalemate over the next coronavirus relief package. He tells WSJM News lawmakers in Washington have to

Berrien County Holding Recycling Event This Month

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.

COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 783 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 108,595 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

Fall Color Preview

Summer is coming to an unofficial close, meaning we can now start to look forward to the coming autumn colors. “I think we’re probably looking at a normal time period, which is the first week or so

New COVID-19 Numbers Released

Michigan has 441 new COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday afternoon for a total of 107,812. The number of deaths has risen by 1 for a total of 6,539. Locally, Berrien County is up by four to 1,500

Two Hurt In Tuesday Morning Cass County Crash

A 37-year-old Niles man is hospitalized in South Bend for injuries suffered when he crashed his vehicle shortly after 6 Tuesday morning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says Eric Sienicki suffered a medical issue while heading east

Growers Welcome USDA Disaster Designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week issued a disaster designation for Berrien, Cass, and Ottawa counties. MSU Extension fruit educator Mark Longstroth tells WSJM News it’s due to freezes that hit in the spring, damaging a

South Haven Beach To Remain Closed

South Beach in South Haven will remain closed due to hazardous conditions in Lake Michigan. Emergency agencies are searching for an 18-year-old presumed drowned in Lake Michigan on Sunday. The South Haven Police Department has released the