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Launch Of Porta Potty Delayed


The planned launch of a portable toilet in Three Oaks had been delayed ...Read More

Lawrence Wins Eight Player State Championship


The Lawrence High School football team won big on Friday night, beating Cedarville 56 to 12 to win the eight-player state championship game at Greenville ...Read More

Sanilac County Teen Wins Pure Michigan Photo Contest


Pure Michigan announced that Ryan Zeller, of Croswell, is the winner of the Michigan Moments Photo Contest ...Read More

Recount Requested In Kalamazoo State Senate Race


More than two weeks after the elections, the Democratic candidate for the 20th District State Senate seat State Representative Sean McCann of Kalamazoo says he will request a recount ...Read More

MDOT Looking For Road Watch Volunteers


The Michigan Department of Transportation is looking for Road Watchers in the northernmost 24 counties of the state ...Read More

Governor Rick Snyder Heads To China


Governor Rick Snyder kicked off the first day of his investment mission in China by promoting Michigan travel and meeting with government officials and business executives to strengthen relationships and promote the strong economic climate and businessopportunities in Michigan ...Read More

Benton Harbor Celebrates Holiday Light Display


City leaders, community organizations, and well wishers gathered at Benton Harbor's City Center Park Friday night to kick off the holiday season by turning on the city's Christmas lights, and lighting the tree ...Read More

Gateway Services Opens New Office


A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday for the new Gateway Services location in Benton Township ...Read More

Berrien County Veterans Services Looking For Volunteers


The Berrien County Veterans Services office is looking for some volunteers ...Read More

Pokagon Band Celebrates New Medical Facility


The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi this week held the grand opening of its newly completed Pokagon Health Center ...Read More

Lawrence Fired Up For 8-Man Football Title Game


The Lawrence Tigers are shooting for their first 8-man state football championship tonight when they take on Cedarville at Greenville High School northeast of Grand Rapids ...Read More

AAA Predicts Busy Travel Week For Thanksgiving


Triple A of Michigan is expecting more Michiganders to hit the road for this Thanksgiving than in any year since 2007 ...Read More

Dog That Was Subject Of Unsubstantiated Abuse Complaint Hit By Car, Killed


The two-year-old dog that was the subject of what the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department determined to be an unsubstantiated animal abuse accusation is dead ...Read More

Number Of Area Homes Sold Up In October, Prices Slipping


The number of existing homes sold in southwest Michigan is rising, but prices have for October ...Read More

Eau Claire Asking Berrien County For Permission For Annexation


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on December 4 to allow the village of Eau Claire to annex 62 acres of land in Pipestone Township ...Read More

Berrien County Health Dept, Martin's Combine For Drug Take-Back On Saturday


The Berrien County Health Department and Martin's Super Market's pharmacy in St ...Read More

Lakeland Notes Growing Robotic Surgery Program


Lakeland Healthcare continues to expand its robotic surgery unit, as spokesperson Megan Yore says 70 thousand dollars was raised for the program at the hospital's annual gala this month at the Inn at Harbor Shores ...Read More

Great American Smokeout Underway Thursday


Thursday could have been the first day in a smoke free life for Michiganders who took part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout ...Read More

Record Year For Suitcases For Kids


Doubling last year's fundraising record, the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors recently celebrated the end of its ninth annual fundraising effort for Suitcases for Kids ...Read More

Pscholka On EM Lawsuit: Race Has No Bearing On Financial Emergencies


A lawsuit seeking to overturn Michigan's emergency manager law is being allowed to proceed by a federal judge ...Read More

Heat Restored At Benton Harbor High School


The heat is back on at Benton Harbor High School. ...Read More

MI Students To Get New Assessment Test Next Year


Michigan students next year will be taking a new assessment test that's been designed to replace the 44 year old MEAP test ...Read More

Lakeland Raises Money For Robotic Surgery Program


70 thousand dollars was raised for Lakeland Healthcare's robotic surgery program at a recent gala event held at the Inn at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor ...Read More

Niles Man Who Robbed Chemical Bank, Threatened Teller With Bomb Sentenced


A 46-year-old Niles man is headed to federal prison for seven years for robbing a Chemical Bank branch in Niles in February 2013 ...Read More

Benton Harbor School Board Hires Consultant


Members of the Benton Harbor School Board met on Tuesday night to hire Cynthia LaGrow as the district's Consent Agreement Consultant ...Read More

Winter Storm Mostly Spares Berrien County Drivers


The first snow storm of the season may have caused a lot of problems in Cass and Allegan Counties, but it appears to have mostly spared Berrien County ...Read More

Female and Cop Hit By Passing Vehicle In Mattawan


A Mattawan woman is in stable condition at a Kalamazoo hospital after she and a police officer were hit by a car around 2:30 Tuesday morning on Cole Avenue in the village of Mattawan ...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
 

Lawrence Fired Up For 8-Man Football Title Game


The Lawrence Tigers are shooting for their first 8-man state football championship tonight when they take on Cedarville at Greenville High School northeast of Grand Rapids ...Read More

Dog That Was Subject Of Unsubstantiated Abuse Complaint Hit By Car, Killed


The two-year-old dog that was the subject of what the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department determined to be an unsubstantiated animal abuse accusation is dead ...Read More

Number Of Area Homes Sold Up In October, Prices Slipping


The number of existing homes sold in southwest Michigan is rising, but prices have for October ...Read More

Pscholka On EM Lawsuit: Race Has No Bearing On Financial Emergencies


A lawsuit seeking to overturn Michigan's emergency manager law is being allowed to proceed by a federal judge ...Read More

Record Year For Suitcases For Kids


Doubling last year's fundraising record, the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors recently celebrated the end of its ninth annual fundraising effort for Suitcases for Kids ...Read More

Grant Pursued To Renovate South Haven Lightkeepers House


The South Haven City Council this week voted to support the pursuit of a state grant by the Michigan Maritime Museum to help fund a renovation project at an historic building on Michigan Avenue ...Read More

Van Buren County Sheriffs Department Says Animal Abuse Complaint Unfounded


The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department says that it investigated an allegation of animal abuse this week, but found the complaint to be unfounded ...Read More

Paw Paw Man Could Face Meth Charges


The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department will be seeking charges against a Paw Paw man after a search of his home turned up an alleged meth lab ...Read More
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132,600 Jobs Over Next Two Years
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Putting the Quality in Burger King Dining
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Santa & Friends Take a Kids Carnival Bow
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A Volunteer for All Seasons
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Liquor Store Heist
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Graphic Designer JLN Moves to SJ
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Berrien County Outperforms State
While Berrien County schools outperformed the statewide average, you might be surprised to see who ranks higher in this study...
A Green $$ Christmas!
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Housing Stats Flip-Flop
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Still Racing 33 Years Later
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Highest Mfg Output in 14 Years
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Doubling Down for Kids
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A Feast For All Your Senses
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Light Up the Bluff
The first weekend of December will unleash a festive holiday tradition second to none in Michigan's Great Southwest...
New Owners & Expansion for Quality Plumbing
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Shop Small -- Shop Local
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Storm Impacts Schools
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The Spirit of Winter at The Inn
As winter prepares to roar along the shore, The Inn at Harbor Shores is helping to capture the beauty of the season...
Updating the Digital Drive
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Her Attention to Detail is Cleaning Up
A Stevensville woman with a decade of experience has begun her own commercial cleaning service and is ready to help you, too...
Dog Lover Launches New Business
A veteran mobile dog groomer is coming in, off the road, for a new brick & mortar site in downtown Stevensville...
Everybody Knows Their Name
Eight local Realtors have earned Realtor Emeritus Status from the local association...
Luminary Fest Marks Two Decades
You can make the best of the wintry weather by warming up with the 20th Anniversary Luminary Festival in downtown St. Joseph...
Celebrated Service Winner Revealed
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Bridgman Hosts Holiday Village
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Building a Bigger Bangor Bank
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Michigan Senate: Double the Gas Tax
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Eau Claire Dollar General Opens
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Racing Club Goes Big Time
Members of a local racing club now have access to multisports events and activities going forward...
Retailer Battles Insidious Rumor Mill
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Flotilla of the Year for SJ
It was two years in the making...but the SJ Coast Guard Auxiliary has earned a top honor nationwide...
Cornerstone Chamber Earns Accreditation
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More Than Just a Player
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Autobody Experts Eye SJ/BH
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Lodging Community Okays Tax Hike
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Massive Barn Fire Kills Show Horses
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Moderate Manufacturing Growth Marches On
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Brand New Clinic Fifty Years Later
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Hammers to Swing Again at The Inn at Harbor Shores
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Bath Time in The Joe
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Get Your Life Back With Redtie
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Local Author Pens Advent Devotional
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Ready for Disaster?
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New Name, Logo for Gordon Food Service
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Looking Good in the Neighborhood
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Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
Mishawaka native and Notre Dame graduate named Rhodes Scholars
Western Michigan University beats Central 32 to 20
How to dress warm for winter
Kalamazoo convicted murderer John Aguilar's appeal denied
Van Buren man caught after committing two home invasions
Weather forces Throne Thrusters to delay their launch
After home finale, ND fans reflect on disappointing season
Paw Paw man cited for getting around town on a lawn mower
Pedestrian hit while trying to cross street in South Bend
Good communications skills help bust burglar in Van Buren County
Consignment shop hopes to support more veterans
Two injured in crash on icy Cass County roadway
Elkhart firefighters respond to silo fire in Baugo Township
Kalamazoo woman found dead inside a burning bedroom
Irish fall short in 31-28 loss to Louisville
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Portage students hold annual bread-lift
Santa Claus visits the Niles Public Library
The Auto Show Season begins
Middle School student suspended in Kalamazoo
NFL moves Bills-Jets game to Ford Field
Kalamazoo Deputies investigating fraud cases at west side stores
Auto Show Charity preview to feature Steve Miller Band
Michigan woman arrested outside White House
Representitive Miller calls immigration plan toxic
Monroe woman sentenced for faking abduction
Governor, Lieutenant Governor to be sworn in January 1st
ArtPrize expanding to Dallas in 2016
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National News from NBC News Radio