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Upton Campaign Denies Huffington Post Allegations; Mayday PAC Founder Speaks


Note: This story is an update of earlier stories posted on WSJM ...Read More

Pinkney's Election Fraud Trial Expected To Start Monday


The election fraud trial of Benton Township activist Ed Pinkney is scheduled to start on Monday ...Read More

Demoltion Of Former Mercy Hospital Under Discussion


Berrien County is considering applying for another round of federal grants for property demolitions after the success in recent years of the Neighborhood Stabilization 2 program ...Read More

Officers Make Arrests In South Haven Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bust


Two people are jailed and a third is being sought by police after the Southwest Enforcement Team raided a medical marijuana dispensary in South Haven this week ...Read More

Three Facing Drug Charges After Arrests At St. Joseph High School


Marijuana possession charges are in place against three St ...Read More

Police Investigate "Suspected Drug Activity" At St. Joseph High School


There is very little being released by the St. Joseph Department of Public Safety after several police cars and K9 units were reported at St ...Read More

Van Buren County Voters Being Asked To Approve 9-1-1 Fees Again


Voters in Van Buren County are being asked for a second time to approve a ballot question to fund the county's 9-1-1 Central Dispatch ...Read More

Groundbreaking Next Week For YMCA Expansion


Ground is about to be broken on a $3-plus million expansion of the Benton Harbor-St ...Read More

New Buffalo Officials Arraigned On Misdemeanor Charges


Three New Buffalo city officials are due back in court in early November for a pre-trial conference on misdemeanor charges of violating the Open Meetings Act ...Read More

Governor, State Health Officials: Ebola Threat Low, But Preparations Made


Governor Snyder says the state is aggressively planning and working with hospitals across Michigan to protect people should there be an Ebola case within our borders ...Read More

Senator Proos Touts 21 New Human Trafficking Laws


New protections are now in place in Michigan for victims and survivors of human trafficking ...Read More

Whirlpool Corporation Promotes Three Top Executives


Whirlpool Corporation has some new top executives ...Read More

Attorney General, AmeriGas Settle Price Gouging Lawsuit; Refunds Pending


AmeriGas and the state of Michigan have reached a settlement on a price gouging lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill Schuette in Berrien County this fall ...Read More

New Buffalo Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, Council Member Facing Charges


Three elected officials in New Buffalo are facing charges of violating the Open Meetings Act. The Berrien County Prosecutor's Office expects that by the end of the day Wednesday, Mayor Pete Weber, Mayor Pro Tem Donna Messinger, and City Council Member George Scarlitis will have been arraigned on the misdemeanor charge. 

The move by the prosecutor follows several weeks of investigation

Berrien County GOP Holding Terri Lynn Land Fundraiser Wednesday In Paw Paw


The Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Michigan will be in Southwest Michigan on Wednesday for a fundraiser at St ...Read More

Three Arrested, CPS Called In Van Buren County Drug Raid


Three Paw Paw residents are jailed with a slew of drug charges pending after narcotics officers raided a home in the 36-thousand block of County Road 653 this morning in Almena Township ...Read More

Upton Calls New Ebola Travel Restrictions A "Good Start"


Congressman Fred Upton is calling new restrictions on travelers from West Africa into the United States a good first step, but far from a solution ...Read More

Niles Haunted House Scream Park Hits 1.6 Million Visits


A southwest Michigan Halloween institution has hit a milestone ...Read More

Efforts Starting To Help With Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment


Republicans in the U.S. House have tried and failed dozens of times to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, but it's not going away anytime soon ...Read More

BHAS Holding Special Security Meeting After Gun Found At High School


The Benton Harbor School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday night to discuss safety in the district after a student was found with a gun at the high school last Thursday ...Read More

Appointment Of New Benton Harbor City Commissioner Approved By Commission


C.F. Jones is being recommended to become the new Benton Harbor city commissioner in the 2nd Ward, succeeding Trenton Bowens ...Read More

Voting, Fundraiser Underway Now For St. Joseph Library Carpet Upgrade


Following up on a story we brought to you last week, the St ...Read More

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Considering Petition Drive For Road Funding


A petition drive is being discussed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to find a solution for road funding in Michigan ...Read More

Governor Snyder Speaks Out On Economy, Campaign


Governor Snyder is touting his success in helping to turn around Michigan's economy over the past four years ...Read More

Police ID Body Found In Pipestone Township; Possible Drug OD Investigated


Police have identified the man found dead in his home in Pipestone Township late last week as 29-year-old Eric Coleman ...Read More

Hartford-Area Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving In Jail Parking Lot


A Van Buren County woman is locked up after mistaking the county jail for a bar over the weekend ...Read More

Suspicious Death Investigated In Pipestone Township


A suspicious death is under investigation in Pipestone Township. The Berrien County Sheriff's Department tells us they received a report of a missing person Friday morning, and found that person dead inside their home in the 2800 block of Fairview Road. Investigators and the Berrien County Medical Examiner's office are working to determine the cause of death. An autopsy is expected to be

Gas Leak Displaces Some Watervliet Residents


Due to a gas leak the Red Cross is providing shelter for residents of an apartment complex in Watervliet. All 54 units of the Tri-City Village apartment complex were evacuated Sunday. Firefighters tell our news gathering partners at NewsCenter 16 the gas leak started because of an electrical malfunction. The problem isn’t expected to be solved until at least Tuesday. The Red Cross shelter
 

Upton Campaign Denies Huffington Post Allegations; Mayday PAC Founder Speaks


Note: This story is an update of earlier stories posted on WSJM ...Read More

Officers Make Arrests In South Haven Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bust


Two people are jailed and a third is being sought by police after the Southwest Enforcement Team raided a medical marijuana dispensary in South Haven this week ...Read More

Van Buren County Voters Being Asked To Approve 9-1-1 Fees Again


Voters in Van Buren County are being asked for a second time to approve a ballot question to fund the county's 9-1-1 Central Dispatch ...Read More

Senator Proos Touts 21 New Human Trafficking Laws


New protections are now in place in Michigan for victims and survivors of human trafficking ...Read More

Attorney General, AmeriGas Settle Price Gouging Lawsuit; Refunds Pending


AmeriGas and the state of Michigan have reached a settlement on a price gouging lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill Schuette in Berrien County this fall ...Read More

Berrien County GOP Holding Terri Lynn Land Fundraiser Wednesday In Paw Paw


The Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Michigan will be in Southwest Michigan on Wednesday for a fundraiser at St ...Read More

Three Arrested, CPS Called In Van Buren County Drug Raid


Three Paw Paw residents are jailed with a slew of drug charges pending after narcotics officers raided a home in the 36-thousand block of County Road 653 this morning in Almena Township ...Read More

Upton Calls New Ebola Travel Restrictions A "Good Start"


Congressman Fred Upton is calling new restrictions on travelers from West Africa into the United States a good first step, but far from a solution ...Read More

Efforts Starting To Help With Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment


Republicans in the U.S. House have tried and failed dozens of times to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, but it's not going away anytime soon ...Read More

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Considering Petition Drive For Road Funding


A petition drive is being discussed by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce to find a solution for road funding in Michigan ...Read More

Hartford-Area Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving In Jail Parking Lot


A Van Buren County woman is locked up after mistaking the county jail for a bar over the weekend ...Read More
MoodyOnTheMarket.com Business News
Unemployment Eases in the Market
While month-to-month numbers didn't move the needle much, year-over-year there's been substantial improvement in Berrien County...
Re/Max Ribbon in SJ
Following a busy summer season, Lars Petzke and his crew finally got around to a formal ribbon cutting this week...
Round Barn Expanding Again
The Moersch family continues to plan for the future with new property acquisitions and expansion plans...
Welcome to Baroda: Placemaker
Baroda's place on the map got another boost today with the roll-out of a new book from the Michigan Municipal League...
FunPak! One of Best in Show
Retailers at the summertime SuperZoo show in Las Vegas tabbed the Dowagiac invention one of the top three new products of the year...
Sweet Dream Becoming Reality
An RN with a dream is developing what she hopes will be a destination candy and sweet shop in Berrien Springs...
Strong Growth for Chemical Bank
Multiple factors add up to double-digit growth performance by Chemical Financial Corporation in the the third quarter...
Putting a New Crown on the King
If you're wondering what the heck is going on at the M-139 Burger King in Benton Harbor...here's your answer...
Leadership Promotions at Whirlpool
Three key promotions have come down today at Whirlpool Corporate headquarters in Benton Harbor...
Huge AmeriGas Settlement in SW Michigan
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has secured more than $500,000 to settle his case against AmeriGas...
Michigan CEO Summit Scheduled
So what's next for the Michigan recovery? Get the full update at an upcoming CEO Summit next month...
Double Digit Growth for Gentex
Double digit sales growth at a West Michigan manufacturer beats market forecasts...
SBN Award for Valor in Plane Crash
Response to a private jet crash near South Bend International last year has earned their safety team an Award of Valor...
Former All-Phase HQ Has a New Tenant
A charter school that is bursting at the seams will take over the Riverview Drive building...
2014 Trick or Treat Hours Established
Business establishments planning staffing levels and parents alike have been asking for the official hours...
Road Solutions Cross Swords
Not everyone is on board with a potential petition drive to fix Michigan's crumbling roads being bandied about by the State Chamber...
Chassix Growing Again in BH
An aluminum caster in Benton Harbor is growing again with a more than $3-million investment and 14 new jobs...
Computer Repair Team Forms
A couple of former Geek Squad techies have launched their own computer and cell phone repair business in Stevensville...
Bridgman Sand Mining IPO
What started out as Technisand of Bridgman is now trading on the NYSE as one of the leading providers of industrial sand in the world...
Festival of Trees Coming Soon
Plans to convert The Vineland Center in SJ into a veritable Christmas Wonderland are well under way at Volunteer Southwest Michigan...
Whirlpool 3Q Results Due Next Week
Third quarter financial results for Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool are due out next week...
Getting Grants & Growing Funding
The Do's & Don'ts of non-profit funding grants and applications will be the subject of an upcoming SCORE workshop...
Harbor Shores Lawyer Earns National Role
He authored the "Bible" on Michigan real property law, fought battles for Harbor Shores, and now sits on a national architectural board...
Half Century of Service Winds Down
A veteran eye-care specialist is stepping down after more than 50 years on the job...
A Familiar New Owner at Phoenix Rising
There's a new owner at The Phoenix in the Benton Harbor Arts District, but chances are very high you already know her...
Indoor Golf Debuts Tomorrow
The ribbon has been cut, and final preparation is underway for tomorrow's opening day prize competition...
Upton Named \"Champion of Mfg\"
The National Association of Manufacturers rates Fred Upton at 100-percent on key issues to their sector...
Lakeland Issues Ebola Preparedness Statement
Lakeland HealthCare's CEO Loren Hamel has issued a statement to the community...

 
The Hunt for Pink October
The Fall Art Hop in the Benton Harbor Arts District is on the Hunt for Pink October...
MSU Slates \"Making It\" #7
The 7th Annual Making It In Michigan showcase next month is poised to be the best event yet...
Another Beer Title for West Michigan
From "Beer City U.S.A." to "Best Beer Town" from USA Today...Grand Rapids wins again...
Cass Mfr Expansion Brings 10 New Jobs
Grant money for infrastructure plus company expansion dollars equals new jobs in Cassopolis...
Lodging Association Considers Marketing Boost
If approved, local destination marketing could be increased dramatically, potentially even getting into the Pure Michigan rotation...
Marketing the I-94 Corridor
Two major commercial properties along the I-94 corridor are now being marketed for sale by the same real estate agency...
BH ALDI Makeover Advances
The Benton Harbor ALDI supermarket is getting a first-class face lift...
Working to Halt the \"Driveway of Greed\"
A political activist wants Lansing to deny a fourth leg at the intersection of Napier & Niles in Southtown St. Joseph...
Businessman to Schauer: \"Liar!\"
Past SBAM Chairman and St. Joe native David Rhoa calls gubernatorial candidate's tax plan outrageous...
Chamber Blasts Schauer Tax Plan
Chamber contends Mark Schauer's plan would be a tax policy train wreck...
Bringing Out the Wurst in Us
The outdoor festival season is not over! In Three Oaks..."the Wurst is yet to come!"
Unprecedented Gladiator Event
Gladiator GarageWorks fans can get an invitation to "a sale of unprecedented proportions" for one week only...
Edwardsburg Woman Crafts Unique Party Plan
Striving to make Christmas meaningful, Paulette Seiter is on a mission...
Space Issues Stymie Industrial Attraction
Lot's of people are looking, but not necessarily coming to the market and space inventory may be the leading cause...
New Sign & Awning Policy Downtown SJ
A new policy covering signs and awnings projecting into the public right of way has been adopted for the DDA area of downtown SJ...
Silver Beach OK'd for Pie in the Sky
Final plans have been approved...a new amended lease okayed...and the SBP sky deck will soon begin to rise...
SWM Indoor Golf Opens Saturday
Don't put your golf clubs away for the winter yet...your new indoor golf center opens this weekend in St. Joe...
Whirlpool Italian Deal Gets E.C. Nod
Whirlpool's deal to take controlling interest in an Italian appliance manufacturer has garnered approval from the European Commission...
Armed Robbers Strike Again
Detectives continue to investigate robberies of at least three Berrien County service stations early today...
Get a Jump Start on a Lucrative Career
A certified Career Jump Start Counselor is offering a free workshop to get the ball rolling...
TV Dance Party Fundraiser Next Week
Help fund the Series IV in the Harbor Lights TV line up by attending the Dance Party next week...
How 'Bout a Haunted Train Ride?
Eden Springs Park at the House of David is offering up Spooky Train Rides...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
Traffic stop leads to discovery of 50 grams of marijuana
Polls in governor's race vary widely
Two new weapons are helping to fight infection causing organisms in hospitals
Kalamazoo Metro transit unveils smartphone app
Schools Rule: New Prairie High School
Kalamazoo Valley Museum to hold Safe Halloween this weekend
Anti-wolf hunt expert to speak ahead of Michigan vote
Keep Wolves Protected urges voters to reject two ballot proposals
City By City Report for October 24, 2014
Van Buren County woman arrested for drugged driving
Marshall County police arrest man for domestic battery of pregnant woman
Obama to campaign in Michigan next month
Woof-o-ween with a howl
Former factory site in Grand Haven to become an RV park
Halloween Trick-or-Treat times
Zeeland school leaders urge caution with children walking to school
Fraud trial for activist Edward Pinkney to begin next week
Wyoming police get FBI help in Brady Oestrike murder investigation
Man sentenced for Elkhart home invasion
Michigan trained doctor brings Ebola back to the Big Apple
Growing dope near downtown Batlle Creek
Dope raid near Lake Shore
East side sewage spill cleaned up
It's official there will be no Upton-Clements debate
President Obama set to visit Detroit
Multiple investigations underway at KRPH in Kalamazoo
Dr. Michael Rice delivers "State of the Schools" report to trustees
Detectives need your help to find man who evaded capture Wednesday
More suspensions at the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital
Michigan among top states leading in underwater mortgages
National News from NBC News Radio