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Person Of Interest Sought In Suspicious Death In Coloma

Your help is being requested by Coloma Township Police and the Berrien County Sheriff's Department in finding a person of interest in the death of a 79-year-old woman in Coloma on Friday ...Read More

Lighthouse Forever Fund Tops $1.7 Million

The Lighthouse Forever Fund has now brought in over $1 ...Read More

New Development Coming to Downtown Bridgman

There's a new development coming to downtown Bridgman ...Read More

Open House To Be Held At MTEC

Lake Michigan College will be holding an open house at its MTEC facility next month to show off its manufacturing programs ...Read More

TED Talks To Be Simulcast At WMU Southwest Next Month

Anyone who'd like to hear this year's TED Talks from Grand Rapids will have a chance to do this next month without having to leave the Benton Harbor area ...Read More

Police Issue Traffic Reminder For Blossomtime Parade

Everyone's being reminded of some traffic restrictions set to be in place soon for the Blossomtime Parade through Saint Joseph ...Read More

Four Berrien County Farms Recognized For Environmental Compliance

Some farms in Berrien County are being recognized by the Michigan Department of Agriculture for taking steps to be better stewards of the envrionment ...Read More

Adoption Legislation Stirs Controversy

Legislation that would allow faith based adoption agencies to refuse to serve those that violate their religious beliefs, like same sex or unmarried couples, has advanced in Lansing ...Read More

League Of Women Voters Forum Explains Proposal 1

The League of Women Voters is trying to help voters get a clear understanding of what is before us at the polls on May 5 with Proposal 1 ...Read More

Man Found After Six Days On Diamond Island Facing Charges

The Cassopolis man who was found on Diamond Island after being missing for six days is now facing charges ...Read More

March Existing Home Sales Strong In Southwest Michigan

2015 is shaping up as a good year so far for those looking to sell their homes in southwest Michigan ...Read More

Benton Harbor Man Sentenced For Armed Robbery

An armed robbery in October has landed a 25-year-old Benton Harbor man in prison for at least the next 27 years ...Read More

League Of Women Voters Holding Proposal 1 Forum In Berrien Springs Tonight

A forum on Proposal 1 is being held tonight in Berrien Springs by the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties ...Read More

First South Haven Speaker Series Presentation Set For Next Week

A veteran journalist with expertise on the Great Lakes will be the first presenter as part of the South Haven Speaker Series next week ...Read More

Man Charged With Armed Robbery Over November Incident

Michigan State Police at the Paw Paw post say that a Kalamazoo County man has been charged with armed robbery after an incident reported back in November in Cooper Township ...Read More

Victim Of Fatal Gobles Mobile Home Fire Identified

The Michigan State Police fire marshal is still trying to determine what started a fire in a Gobles-area mobile home on Tuesday that killed a 59-year-old woman ...Read More

Fire Claims Life Of Gobles Woman

Fire investigators in Van Buren County are trying to figure out what started a blaze in a mobile home in Gobles that killed a 59-year-old woman on Tuesday ...Read More Business News
Suicide Survey
The incidence of suicide can be alarming, but a Berrien County group is hoping to fill some gaps and they need your help...
Back to the Future for Niles
Very few facility upgrades have taken place in the Niles school system since the end of WWII...but a couple of bond proposals are aimed at turning that around...
The Answer is Still No
For the second time in a week, Perrigo has rejected a takeover bid from a rival pharmaceutical company...
Monogram Makeover for Bridgman
An entrepreneurial manufacturer wants to convert a nightmare corner into a dream space for Bridgman...
New General Contractor in Town
There's a new general contractor climbing the ladder in Michigan's Great Southwest and they come with a ready-made team of architects and engineers already on the job...
Get Them Singing Your Name!
Complete this line for me..."The best part of waking up is....?"  Sing it!
Expand Your Horizons With TEDxGR
Experience TEDxGrand Rapids without leaving town thanks to a livestream simulcast at WMU Southwest in Benton Harbor...
Your Personal Oasis Awaits
They cut the ribbon on your new personal oasis in downtown St. Joseph today at the new Revive Day Spa...
Fruit Growers Pray for a Breezy Night
With frost and freeze warnings expected tonight...MSU Extension's Mark Longstroth says pray for breezy, cloudy conditions overnight...
Public Safety Sets Parade Closures
Road closures, detours, and blanket & chair guidelines have been published by St. Joseph for the 2015 Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade...
Feds Approve Chemical-LM Financial Deal
Federal approval has arrived for Chemical Financial's acquisition of the Bank of Holland and beyond...
Full Head of Steam for March Housing
The March housing report in Michigan's Great Southwest is out...and it shows a full head of steam...with soaring sales...
LMC Hosts Manufacturing Open House
As the manufacturing resurgence continues, Lake Michigan College is hosting a Manufacturing Open House soon on the M-Tec Campus in Benton Harbor...
BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass: Got Tix?
The 3rd Annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival is rapidly you have your tickets yet?
Perrigo: Just Say No
Allegan drug maker Perrigo has unanimously rejected an unsolicited bid from Mylan NV valued at nearly $29-billion...
Lane Automotive $30-Million Expansion OK'D
Racers everywhere love a green light...and racing fans are delighted for the green light given to Lane Automotive's new $30-million expansion project in Watervliet...
Thornburg & Company Opens in Bridgman
A couple of passionate foodies have opened an artisanal cafe in downtown Bridgman...
Realtors Group Offers Placemaking Challenge
The Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Placemaking Challenge" from the SW Michigan Association of Realtors is getting underway...
Summer Attorney Confab Slated for SJ
A large group of municipal lawyers and their guests will travel to an annual seminar this summer at the Inn at Harbor Shores...
Whirlpool Increases Dividend
As they head into the annual corporate meeting in Chicago today, Whirlpool directors have increased the company's stock dividend...
New Amtrak Sched = More Time in Chicago
Beginning next month Amtrak's Pere Marquette schedule will increase your ground time in Chicago by 3 hours a day...
Harbor Shores Win Meant \"A Lot\" to Monty
It's Media Day at the 2015 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, and defending champ Colin Montgomerie is at French Lick looking back at Harbor Shores...
Wooley Gets Prison + $317K Restitution
A former Berrien County Commissioner could be in prison for up to 20-years and faces sizable restitution as well...
Lingering Odor Draws Fines
Out of control landfill odor issues continue to draw the ire of State Rep Al Pscholka, who is angling for stiffer fines in the future...
Clues Sought in Three Hotel Robberies
Distracted night clerks at three separate hotels were robbed early Saturday in a string of Berrien County hotel heists...
Professional Animator Sets Up Shop in Coloma
A professional animator with experience at Disney and even work at ABC TV's "Lost" has established his business in Coloma...
Local Women in Manufacturing Honored
Two local women were among elite honorees in the nation's capitol for excellence in manufacturing...
Tosi's Minestrone Run Benefits Soup Kitchen
The long-lasting tradition of Tosi's help for the BH Soup Kitchen is taking a new twist this year...
Heritage Selected for Smithsonian Exhibit '16
St. Joseph has been selected as one of only five cities in Michigan to earn a new traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit...
Splashy Summer Sneak Peek
Artists are done with the 2015 Public Art campaign in St. Joe and they're less than a month away from hitting the streets...
SJ Gives Heads Up on Hydrant Flushing
Business owners and residents in St. Joe are being alerted to fire hydrant flushing coming up with cautions about water use at those times...
\"Mission Accomplished\" for Cornerstone's Pratt
Apparently her "Mission Accomplished" is what led to Vicki Pratt's departure from Cornerstone Alliance...ahead of her own schedule...
Tourist Council Kicks in $25K to Lighthouse Fund
A couple of key milestone achievements were recorded tonight when the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council held its annual meeting and kicked in substantially to the Lighthouse Forever Fund...
Comfort Suites Million Dollar Makeover
Nothing like a million dollar makeover to say "Welcome to Michigan's Great Southwest!"
KitchenAid Sets Stage for Next Generation
The first stem to stern redesign of the flagship products in the KitchenAid line-up in nearly a decade is drawing tremendous excitement today in Benton Harbor...
A 3 Pillars Double Dip
Record Store Day will be celebrated worldwide this Saturday...and marking the occasion will be 3 Pillars Records & Music in the Benton Harbor Arts District...
Vicki Pratt Resigns Cornerstone Presidency
In a completely unrelated decision today, Cornerstone Alliance President Vicki Pratt has resigned her post...just hours after Cornerstone Chamber President Tammie Howard...
Proposing an End to Venture Michigan Fund
The end is near for the Venture Michigan Fund which blew a major hole in this year's Michigan budget...
BH Teacher Finalist for Statewide Honor
A Benton Harbor educator is one of five finalists for the prestigious honor of Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year...
Howard Out at Cornerstone Chamber
The President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce has resigned...
Oronoko Sets Stage for Mega Parts Place

A bid to become "the Amazon Performance Center for used auto parts" is nearing reality for a mothballed plant in the Berrien Springs market...

FIRST Robotics Head to World Finals
Three robotics teams from the area are headed to the World Championships and need your help raising funds to get there...
Ridge & Kramer Relocates BH Store
If you've seen activity at the former Advance Auto Parts store at Colfax and Napier...there's a new owner and tenant coming Monday...
Chassix Gains Access to $250M
Chassix workers in Benton Harbor and Stevensville have gained a bit more stability thanks to the latest bankruptcy court action...
Pursuing a Parallell Path for Future Docs
Following lengthy debate...the Lakeland Health Systems residents' housing project is back on track...with issues still up for debate...
Hodgson Handed St. Joe Reins
He's a Harvard graduate who once worked for the CIA, and now he's becoming the new City Manager for the City of St. Joseph...
Gordon Knutson Tourney Set
The highest quality golf tournaments in the region sell out fast...and this one's already heading that way...
Help Get a Kid to Camp
Lighthouse Ministries of Benton Harbor has launched a campaign to get 100 kids to an 8-week camp this summer...
SJ Native Killed in Disney Tragedy
A SJHS graduate from the mid-90's has died in a tragic racing incident at Walt Disney World Speedway...
Wooley Violates Bond -- Back in Jail
Just a week out from his sentencing date, a former Berrien County Commissioner is behind bars on two new charges...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
National News from ABC News Radio
Climbers Caught on Everest With No Way Down
Officials to Urge Families of Hostages Be Free to Pay Ransoms
Medic, Filmmaker Killed in Everest Avalanche
Death Toll From Nepal Quake Jumps Over 2,100
Photos: Nepal Earthquake Kills Thousands, Crumbles Centuries-Old Temples
'Clinton Cash' Author Defends Upcoming Book
Family, Friends in Baltimore Mourn Death of Arrested Man
2 Dead, 5 Missing After Storm Capsizes Sailboats in Alabama
'Batman' Killer Studied Brain Disorders Before Mass Murder
France Detains 3 New Suspects in Thwarted Attack Probe
Boston Marathon Bomber's Lawyers Prepare Case for Life
Putin Accuses US of Supporting Separatists in Russia
3 Young Women Jailed in Russia for Twerking Next to Monument
Internet Billionaires Face off in Renewed Texas Space Race
Utah Couple Married 74 Years Dies Within Hours of Each Other
Late Spring Complicates Already Perilous Amphibian Migration
'Furious 7' Holds on to Box Office; 'Age of Ultron' Looms
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Alabama Shakes, They Might Be Giants, Passion Pit, Wire and More
Photos: What Blonde Star Used to Have a Wavy 'Do?
White Sox Rally for 2nd Sunday Win Against Royals
Clinton Foundation Admits Missteps in Donor Disclosure
Howard Homers Again, Leads Philadelphia Past Braves, 5-4
Quacking Duck Ringtone Helps Firefighter Rescue Ducklings
Orioles Get 20 Hits in 18-7 Rout of Red Sox
Lind Homers, Brewers Beat Cardinals for 2nd Win in 12 Games
Photos: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence
Photos: Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb Introduce Their Newborn Daughter, Wilder Frances
Photos: Jessica and Ashlee Simpson Enjoy a Double Date
Photos: How Minka Kelly Stays Fit