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Whirlpool Cuts Ribbon On New BH Tech Center

Whirlpool's footprint is continuing to grow in the Twin Cities with the opening Friday of the company's new Benton Harbor Refrigeration Technology Center ...Read More

South Haven PD Investigating High School Bomb Threat

A bomb threat written on a wall inside South Haven High School is under investigation ...Read More

Upton Pleased With NECC Charges And Says Case Doesn't Affect Current Health Init

Congressman Fred Upton is speaking out concerning the arrests announced this week of 14 former employees and co-founders of the New England Compounding Center for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak ...Read More

Celebration Cinema Not Bothered By Sony Pulling "The Interview"

Celebration Cinema's Ron VanTimmeren isn't too bothered by Sony pulling all theatrical releases of "The Interview" after being threatened by North Korean hackers ...Read More

Trouble In Toyland Report Released

While the clock ticks down for shoppers, an annual report finds that when it comes to toys, there's still time and reason to take safety into account ...Read More

Kate Upton Named Sexiest Woman By People

Kate Upton has been named People Magazine's Sexiest Woman ...Read More

Tips For Green Holiday Shopping

While many Michiganders are still hoping for a white Christmas, others would prefer folks keep it as green as possible by taking steps to reduce the holiday's impact on the environment ...Read More

Joique Bell Foundation Hosts Shop With A Cop Event

Dozens of children from the Benton Harbor area were treated to a free shopping trip on Friday, thanks to the Joique Bell Foundation ...Read More

Senator Proos, Representative Genestki Not Pleased With Road Plan

State Senator John Proos is not a fan of at least part of the road funding solution that passed the Legislature around 5:30 a ...Read More

Bangor Woman Facing Child Abuse And Torture Charges

A Bangor woman is facing felony child abuse and torture charges, and a six-year-old child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services ...Read More

South Haven High School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Police are searching South Haven High School after a bomb threat was discovered written on a wall earlier today ...Read More

Lansing Turns Road Funding Over To Voters

A tired Michigan Legislature had to meet all night and into the morning, until it gave approval to a proposal asking voters to increase the state sales tax by a penny to pay for better roads ...Read More

Bob Wooley Sworn In With Other Berrien County Commissioners

On hand this Thursday at the regular meeting of the Berrien County Commission was District One Commissioner Bob Wooley, who's currently facing a charge of embezzlement ...Read More

Andrews University Professor Discusses Obama Cuba Announcement

The Obama administration's announcement this week that it will be normalizing relations with Cuba came as a surprise to many, including Andrews University Professor of History or Political Science Doctor Gary Wood ...Read More

Woman Hurt In Thursday Sodus Township Crash

One woman was hurt in a three vehicle crash in Sodus Township on Thursday morning ...Read More

Town Hall Meeting Planned For Monday In Benton Harbor

A town hall meeting is set for Monday in Benton Harbor for members of the public to come out and be briefed by city staff and the city manager on a variety of matters related to their local government ...Read More

Berrien County Commission Approves Employee Contract

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a labor agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, which represents general personnel for the county ...Read More

Proos Talks Roads Plan

State Senator John Proos says that lawmakers in Lansing have a lot of talking to do as they consider a plan worked out between Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders to raise money to fix Michigan roads ...Read More

Joique Bell Foundation To Host Shop with a Cop Event Friday

35 children from the Benton Harbor area will get to go on a shopping trip to the Pipestone Avenue Meijer store Friday morning, thanks to the Joique Bell Foundation ...Read More

Ten Year Old Boy Killed In Saint Joseph County ATV Accident

A ten year old boy was killed in an ATV accident in Saint Joseph County this week ...Read More

State Legislative Leaders Reach Tentative Road Deal

Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders have struck a road funding deal to put a proposed 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent sales tax to a statewide vote in May ...Read More

Berrien County Commission Declines To Take Over Road Commission Powers

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has voted not to take over the country road commission ...Read More

Meetings Planned Between Public And Police In Benton Harbor

Everyone's invited to attend a series of meetings set to be held in Benton Harbor designed to help the police and the public better understand each other ...Read More

Suspects In Saint Joseph Robbery Charged

The three suspects who police say confessed to a robbery outside of a home on Lions Park Drive in Saint Joseph this month have all been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit an illegal act ...Read More

79-Year-Old Niles Woman And Former WSJM Employee Earns Diploma

A 79-year-old Niles woman is checking off graduating from high school from her bucket list ...Read More

AG Schuette, Federal Officials Announce Charges In Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Fourteen people are facing charges for the huge outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2012 traced back to the New England Compounding Center ...Read More

Former BH Emergency Manager Named To Detroit Financial Review Commission

The Detroit Financial Review Commission has a name familiar to people in Southwest Michigan. Governor Snyder has named former Benton Harbor emergency manager Tony Saunders to be one of the nine on the panel. The group will oversee Detroit's exit from bankruptcy and guide the Motor City on good financial management going forward. Also on the commmission are retired University of Michigan

South Haven PD Investigating High School Bomb Threat

A bomb threat written on a wall inside South Haven High School is under investigation ...Read More

Bangor Woman Facing Child Abuse And Torture Charges

A Bangor woman is facing felony child abuse and torture charges, and a six-year-old child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services ...Read More

South Haven High School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Police are searching South Haven High School after a bomb threat was discovered written on a wall earlier today ...Read More

Lawton Restaurant Suffers Damage In Crash

Heavy damage was done to a Lawton restaurant on Wednesday night when a suspected drunk driver crashed his pick up into it ...Read More

Mobile Home Destroyed By Fire In Van Buren County

An unoccupied mobile home was destroyed by fire Thursday morning in Van Buren County's Geneva Township ...Read More

Update -- Missing Paw Paw Teen Located

The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department was looking for a runaway teenager ...Read More

AG Schuette, Federal Officials Announce Charges In Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Fourteen people are facing charges for the huge outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2012 traced back to the New England Compounding Center ...Read More Business News
Kate Upton: Sexiest Woman Alive!
Another bragging right for the City of St. Joseph...thanks to the "Sexiest Woman Alive."
County Goes Chicago-Style
A couple of strong local contenders have been passed over for a Chicago attorney to become the new Corporate Counsel for Berrien County...
Whirlpool Opens BHTC Announces Riverview 3
They christened the new Benton Harbor Technology Center today and announced Phase Three for Whirlpool's Riverview campus...
Easterling Tabbed as Professional of the Year
A local credit union boss has picked up a top honor statewide for his professionalism...
Courtyard Marriott Changes Hands
A Benton Township hotel has changed hands and will soon fly a new corporate flag along with a million dollar renovation...
Sales Tax Hike Vote for Roads
Assuming legislative approval of a plan pieced together by the Governor and legislative leaders...we'll vote in May on a sales tax hike to drive the road repair plan...
Seeking a Sales Tax Hike for Roads?
We may be asked to approve a 1-percent increase in the state sales tax as part of a deal to fix the roads...
The Fast Lane to New Jobs
The Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded nearly $2-million for training of 138 new jobs at a Watervliet Township company...
Joique Bell Gives Back to BH
Joique Bell's coming home "in spirit" this week as his foundation prepares to take some top flight students shopping for Christmas...
New Squad Car Design Happening
The new squad car branding graphics approved by St. Joseph last month are becoming reality...
Landmark Restaurant Demolished
An iconic, historic restaurant in Michigan's Great Southwest has been taken down by the wrecking ball...
Run Frosty Run
Run Frosty Run...registration is underway for the 6th Annual event in Watervliet after the New Year...
Boosting Michigan's Economic Outlook Ranking
A new national report on tax cuts across the nation is applauding Michigan's pro-business tax reform in 2014...
Bidding Adios to Carmelita's
It's the end of the line for a small authentic Mexican fare diner along M-139 in Benton Township...
Welcome Studio 269
A Berrien Springs entrepreneur has set up shop with a new salon in the village...
Whirlpool Adjusts Guidance
Recent acquisitions and their integration process have caused Whirlpool to re-set investor guidance...
Fire Board Seeks Action in Wooley Case
The Coloma-Hagar Joint Fire Board is seeking further action in the Bob Wooley case following a number of irregularities uncovered in a preliminary examination...
Vote for St. Joe as Top Main Street Photo!
Here's another chance to put a feather in the cap of Michigan's Great Southwest on a nationwide scale!
Whirlpool's Angels With Pride
Benefactors selecting names from an Angel Tree will brighten the holidays for dozens of children in the region thanks to Whirlpool...
Divorce Among the Joe's
Joe's Cafe and Breakfast House has arrived at a fork in the road, forcing temporary closure...
Slumberland Making \"Homes for the Holidays\"
Children who previously had no bed to call their own are being rewarded with one thanks to Slumberland's 40 Winks Foundation...
Upjohn Institute: Have We Recovered?
George Erickcek's quarterly West Michigan Business Outlook is out with mixed reviews for the region...
SMEGA Takes on Cass County
The Cass County Economic Development Corporation is signing on for help with the SMEGA group in Niles...
Homecoming Week at The Coast
A very familiar personality is making a homecoming to local radio...
PetSmart Agrees to Sell Itself to BC Partners
PetSmart is selling itself to a buy-out group...but the move is not likely to have any immediate impact on the Fairplain Plaza store...
Business Growth Expert Takes Flight
If your company is stuck on a treadmill...Bob Jones is ready to go to work to get you soaring like an eagle again...
Bridgman Manufacturer Hiring Thirty+
A multi-faceted advanced manufacturing crafter of factory automation equipment solutions in Bridgman is recruiting for more than 30 positions...
Chamber: \"No Sales Tax on Services!\"
The Michigan Chamber is objecting to one proposed way to fund the road fix...
Dreaming of a White Christmas?
Businesses reliant on cold and snowy weather are feeling a bit of a pinch, while others are wondering about a white Christmas...
In the Mood to Spend
Research by a regional bank holding company shows consumers in the Midwest, including here in Michigan, have healthy plans to spend in the year ahead...
New Trailside Park for SJ Township
Kayaking fans in the region will find a great new launch site next summer thanks to the persistence of State Rep Al Pscholka...
Wixom Company Teams with Proos for Local Families
A major medical supply house in Michigan has joined hands with State Senator John Proos in a diaper drive for Berrien County...
\"Fast Attack\" Protocol Saves Coloma Home
Employing a Fast Attack Command protocol saved a Coloma Township home from destruction last night...
A St. Valentine's Christmas!
Your chance to view critical artifacts from the days of mobster Al Capone happens tomorrow night...
\"Not Guilty\" Wooley Plea
Bob Wooley was arraigned today in a Berrien County courtroom on embezzlement charges...
Business Optimism for 2015
Optimism among Michigan small and medium sized business owners continues to be strong headed into the New Year...
The Man Behind the Orchards Mall Curtain
So...who is Mike Kohan...and what's his story? Here's a detailed look at the man behind The Orchards Mall curtain...
Buyer Found for Orchards Mall
Persistent rumors of the sale of The Orchards Mall have been confirmed today...
KitchenAid Collections Debut
New KitchenAid branded cookware and bakeware is taking a bow...some just in time for holiday gift-giving...
Canine Kevlar for BCSD
Berrien County K9s Nero & Pokky are the beneficiaries of a great nationwide campaign for protective vests...
Great Coffee. Great Food. Great Mission.
If you're whipping through the round-about in Benton Harbor, you might be missing one of the best opportunities in town...
Children's Assessment Ctr Campaign Advances
Great strides are being made in the capital campaign for the Children's Assessment Center in Royalton Township...
Emergency Shelter Toy Drive
An otherwise bleak and uncertain Christmas can be brightened considerably with your participation in a toy drive for the Emergency Shelter in Benton Harbor...
Cottage Framers Gets a Welcome Home
A specialty custom framing shop is moving soon, joining a new interior design studio in Southtown St. Joseph...
BAHA Offers Learn to Skate Program
If you have a child who would like to learn to skate...a new program has been established for that purpose in St. Joe...
Shoreham Planners + Rock = Hard Place
The proverbial rock met the hard place at the Shoreham Village Planning Commission tonight...
Party for the Animals
Make plans now to join the Party for the Animals this weekend at the Humane Society...
Leadership Change for Whirlpool Europe
In the wake of Whirlpool's acquisition of Indesit...a leadership change is planned for Whirlpool Europe...
New Economic Development Pro
Manufacturing and business advocate Corey Carolla of Kinexus is now a certified Economic Development professional...
Wooley Investigation Widens to Fire Team
The embezzlement investigation into Berrien County Commissioner Robert Wooley has widened to investigation of his dealings as treasurer of the North Berrien Fire Rescue Squad...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
UPDATE: Police find vehicle of woman found dead inside SB tavern
Bloody man confronts deputies with hunting knife
Local business owners hope Downtown Dollars program attracts new customers
Broncos shot down by Air Force in Potato Bowl
Irish women beat St. Joseph's, 64-50, in Brianna Turner's first game back from injury
Congressman John Conyers says Cuba could be a boon to U.S. automakers
Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit
Fundraiser will be held Monday to send Kalamazoo Vikings to National Championship
Dinosaurs roam South Bend at Discover the Ice Age exhibit
Boat thief caught in the act by boat owner
Police discover mobile meth lab during traffic stop in Elkhart
Bomb threat investigation underway in South Haven
Game Board Guru gives away 918 board games from collection
Wolf hunt in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin canceled
ND women's basketball team stands with local police before Sunday's game
Earned Income Tax Credit restored as part of State's new road package
South Bend man in serious condition after crash
Death of 18-month-old from Marshall sparks investigation
Notre Dame women's basketball holds annual 'Teddy Bear Toss' for local kids
Unidentified hero rescues woman from burning car near Richland
From dog house to Kalamazoo County Jail
Giants beat Knights
New proposal for Allied Paper Dump in Kalamazoo
Child abuse and torture suspected in Van Buren County case
Portage Investigators looking for person of interest
Delta adding extra holiday flights to Atlanta starting Saturday
Trial date set for final two suspects in DeWolf murder
Western Michigan University's head football coach gets a raise
Higher Education costs just a little higher next fall
Kalamazoo School Bus Drivers and mechanics saluted by Trustees
National News from ABC News Radio