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Health Department Preparing For Vaccine Arrival

The first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Berrien County very soon. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad spoke with WSJM News about the plans. “It is going straight to Lakeland’s hospital

State Updates COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its COVID-19 vaccine website. The department has released the following: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated information in its priority groups for

Niles Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A 32-year-old Niles man is facing several charges for child pornography. Joshua Zehfus was arraigned December 10 for aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, distribution and manufacture of said material, and using a computer to commit

Governor Talks Holiday Safety With Santa

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has posted a video of her, some children, and Santa Claus talking about COVID safety for the holidays. The governor’s office has released the following: As Michigan kids gear up for the holiday season, Governor

Rotary Announces $65,000 In Grants

$65,000 in grants for local non-profits have been announced by the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club Foundation. The Rotary held a virtual meeting Monday to announce the 2020 grant recipients. Foundation President Rick Villa tells WSJM News

New Buffalo City Manager Dies

The city manager of New Buffalo has died, weeks after being hospitalized with coronavirus. A message posted to the city’s website says David Richards “will be sorely missed because he was a great city leader, friend, and

MI Officials React To FDA Vaccine Decision

Officials from across Michigan have been reacting after the FDA granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Congressman Fred Upton has released the following statement: “This vaccine is the pride and joy of Kalamazoo. It has been