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St. Joseph High School Students Pack Food For Needy People

Thousands of bags of food are heading to needy people thanks to the efforts of students this week at St ...Read More

Lake Michigan College To Offer Nurse Aide Training In Allegan County

Lake Michigan College’s Workforce Training Institute is expanding into Allegan County to offer certified nurse aide training ...Read More

Boys And Girls Club Names Youth Of The Year

The Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor has selected its Youth of the Year ...Read More

Interest Rates On Back Taxes To Fall For Some Berrien County Homeowners

There is a new policy that will take effect on May 1 in Berrien County to help people behind on their property taxes avoid foreclosure and get the debt paid off more quickly ...Read More

Teens Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Super 8 Motel

Two teenagers are in the Berrien County Jail awaiting arraignment on robbery charges ...Read More

Lake Michigan College Shows Off New Winemaking Program

Lake Michigan College on Thursday unveiled its new Great Lakes Wine Institute, intended to be the first commercial wine making education program in the Midwest ...Read More

Former Saint Joseph Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

A former employee for the city of Saint Joseph will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to a charge of embezzlement ...Read More

BH Superintendent Discusses Bond Proposal

Benton Harbor Schools Superintendent Doctor Leonard Seawood is continuing to make a pitch for a 52 million dollar bond proposal to construct a brand new consolidated elementary building in the community so that the older, more costly facilities can be torn down ...Read More

MSU Preparing For Third Seed Oklahoma In Sweet 16

Tip-off is just after 10 p.m. Friday night for the Michigan State Spartans in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament ...Read More

Suspect Caught After Fleeing Police In Berrien County

The Berrien County Sheriffs Department managed to catch a man who led police in Indiana on a high speed chase late on Wednesday night ...Read More

Detroit Woman Accused Of Killing, Freezing Kids Arraigned

A 35-year-old Detroit woman who reportedly confessed to killing two of her children years ago and stuffing their bodies inside a freezer was arraigned today on child abuse charges ...Read More

Bill Before State House To Eliminate Lame Duck Session

The lame duck legislative sessions in Michigan would go away under a constitutional amendment being proposed by a member of the Michigan House ...Read More

Pscholka: Time For Tough Love On Truancy

Some welfare recipients are facing the possibility of reduced benefits if their kids aren't in class under a bill which has passed the state House ...Read More

Berrien County Treasurer Target Of Recall, But No Petitions Will Circulate

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is the subject of a recall, but the man who is behind the efforts says he has no intention of collecting signatures and putting anything before voters ...Read More

Bill Smith Chosen As New Berrien County Commissioner

Coloma City Commissioner Bill Smith will be the newest member of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners ...Read More

BH School Board Discusses Non-Renewal Of Administrator Contracts

Finances are on the mind of Benton Harbor Schools Superintendent Doctor Leonard Seawood as the end of the academic year approaches ...Read More

Woman Crashes Car Into Benton Township Honor Credit Union

Some damage was done to the Honor Credit Union on Napier Avenue near I 94 on Wednesday afternoon when a woman crashed her car through the front of the building ...Read More

LMC Basketball Teams Honored By Board Of Trustees

The Lake Michigan College Men's and Women's basketball teams were honored on Tuesday by the LMC Board of Trustees following a successful season ...Read More

SWM Home Sales Up In February

Home sales in southwest Michigan increased in the month of February ...Read More

SMC Students Create Time Capsule

Some students at Southwestern Michigan College have put together a time capsule to be opened when the school hit its 100th anniversary in 2065 ...Read More

Ribbon Cutting Held For New United Federal Credit Union Branch

A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of United Federal Credit Union's news branch office in Saint Joseph ...Read More

Study Focuses On Distracted Teen Drivers

A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety highlights the dangers teenagers face from distractions when behind the wheel ...Read More

Watervliet School Improvements Soon To Begin

Work is about to get underway on school buildings in Watervliet after voters approved a 23 million dollar improvement bond last May ...Read More

Upton Talks Iran Negotiations

The Obama administration is hearing from members of the U ...Read More

Saint Joseph Wins Academic Challenge For 2015

It was a battle of wits and wisdom at the WSJM studios Tuesday night for the 2014-15 Academic Challenge Championship ...Read More

Former Mercy Hospital Property Facing Foreclosure

Time is running out for the owner of the former Mercy Hospital property in Benton Harbor to avoid foreclosure ...Read More

LMC Trustees Approve Tuition Increase

Students will have to pay a little more to attend Lake Michigan College next year, as the board of trustees on Monday voted in favor of a tuition hike ...Read More

St. Joseph City Commission Tables Rezoning Request

The St. Joseph City Commission is putting off any decision on rezoning two large parcels of land on Lakeshore Drive that had been used by Lakeland Healthcare for its Skilled Nursing Facility for the past three decades ...Read More

Niles Gets State Grant For Removal Of Pucker Street Dam

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Niles with an over 90 thousand dollar grant to remove the old Dowagiac River dam on Pucker Street ...Read More

Bridgman Schools Superintendent Gets Positive Performance Evaluation

Positive marks for the superintendent of Bridgman Schools this week as the board of education ranked Shane Peters in the highly effective category in his annual performance review ...Read More

Lake Michigan College To Offer Nurse Aide Training In Allegan County

Lake Michigan College’s Workforce Training Institute is expanding into Allegan County to offer certified nurse aide training ...Read More

Several Departments Respond To Bangor Barn Fire

Several departments responded to the scene of a barn fire in Van Buren County Thursday night ...Read More

Hartford Man Arrested After Police Chase

A Hartford man is facing several charges after leading police on a high speed chase on Thursday night ...Read More

New City Manager Selected For Bangor

Bangor has a new city manager, as the city council this week voted to keep interim manager Regina Hoover in the position on a permanent basis ...Read More

Nesbitt's Electronic Insurance Proof Bill Heads To Senate

You will be able to show electronic proof of auto insurance during a traffic stop or accident investigation if a bill approved by the state House is passed by the Senate ...Read More

Upton Talks Iran Negotiations

The Obama administration is hearing from members of the U ...Read More

Meth Bust In Bloomingdale Township

A Bloomingdale man is facing several charges after a meth bust in Van Buren County this week ...Read More Business News
Fire + Ice = Pizza + Flash Freeze Ice Cream
A magical new pizzeria and ice cream place is headed our way and they call it Fire & Ice Pizzeria & Ice Cream...
His Name is Small, But He's a Big Winner
A young man who was once homeless, but has turned his life around is the Youth of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor...
Signature Automotive Tops Again
For the sixth time in nine years, Signature Toyota has earned the coveted Toyota President's Award...
Lakeshore Chamber Tax Forum
As chambers of commerce across the state study the May 5th Sales Tax Vote, the Lakeshore Chamber is hosting an informational forum...
Rapid Response Nails Hotel Thieves
Fast action nailed a couple of 19-year old robbers shortly before midnight after they struck the Super 8 in Stevensville...
Belly Up to the BajaGringo Taco Truck
The gourmet taco truck has a name now...and they're getting ready to hit the streets as the BajaGringo Taco Truck...
Great Lakes Wine Institute Shows Off
The new Great Lakes Wine Institute at Lake Michigan College is crafting plans for a new future facility on campus including a tasting room...
LMC Responds to Nurse Aide Demand
Job opportunities are skyrocketing for nurse aides in the region...and LMC is bringing new classes to help bolster the workforce...
Michigan's Top Tier Status Still Elusive
Progress continues on the Michigan economy, but top tier status remains elusive according to the latest news from Business Leaders for Michigan...
Whirlpool Inks Multi-Year Deal With DRB
A new three-year deal between two industry leaders will put Whirlpool products in hundreds of new homes...
Allegretti Scores a Detroit Trifecta
Awards for St. Joseph Architect John Allegretti continue to rack up...this time in Detroit...
No Charges in Witkowski Investigation
A State Police investigation is complete and the prosecutor will file no charges in a case involving the County Treasurer...
Counting the Ways We Love Craft Brewing
Here's your chance to be a part of some local market research regarding the addition of new craft breweries in the area...
No Mercy Soon for Mercy
A tax deadline looms for one of the largest buildings in Benton Harbor which could lead to the wrecking ball...
Errant Car Smashes Honor CU
For the second time in two weeks, an errant driver has hit the gas instead of the brakes and plunged headlong into a Benton Township business...

From Cashbox to National Clout --UFCU Rising
From a simple cashbox 66 years ago to nearly $2-billion in assets and a voice at the national table, United Federal is on the rise...
Great Lakes Cargo Season Resumes
Ice is still very much prevalent in many ports, but the upper Great Lakes cargo shipping season officially re-opened for business this morning...
February Brings Housing Rebound But Lower Prices
Housing numbers rebounded in February, but average selling prices plummeted from January's performance...
Register Now for Group Watersports
As we slowly melt this week's snow, Third Coast Surf Shop is taking group reservations for kayaking & paddleboarding fun...
MSU Tourism Experts Project Rising Tide
The ongoing rising tide of Michigan tourism successes should continue unabated this year, with increased spending projected by Michigan State University tourism experts...
Schuitmaker Aims for Worker Safety
In a bid to come into compliance with new stricter federal standards, Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is proposing safety rules changes...
Winter's Return Takes Out Navajo Sign
Thanks to the return to winter, a Bridgman landmark was partially destroyed by an errant motorist who lost control on Red Arrow Highway...
Google Mapping Michigan Step by Step
A new partnership announced at the Governor's Conference on Tourism will put more than 44,000 photos of Michigan attractions into travelers' hands worldwide...
Death of a Gentleman
The sheer irony of the timing of this weekend's death of a funeral industry titan almost takes one's breath...
Honor Helping Eradicate Weekend Hunger
A young princess in the community has garnered the support of Powered by Honor to help stem hunger for her less fortunate classmates...
Bob's Bacon Still the Best
A prolific South Haven butcher shop has taken top honors in yet another major competition within the industry...
TEC Needs Your Helping Hand
Training Sessions are slated for this week for new volunteers willing to help The Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Watervliet...your help is needed...
Winner of TV's \"The Voice\" Headed to St. Joe
The winner of the third season of TV's popular The Voice will headline this year's Y-Country Summer Jam at the Silver Beach Pavilion on the St. Joe River...
Old Europe Edged Out of U.S. Championships
A record number of entries at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest...and Old Europe of Benton Harbor came very close on several fronts...
Lakeland Residents Seek Zone Change
Lakeland HealthCare is seeking a zoning change on the south side of St. Joseph for new housing for their medical residents...
New Casino Boss for Four Winds
There's a new guy at the top for Four Winds Casinos, but he's not new to the team...
Orchards Mall Manager Steps Away
After eight years at the helm as General Manager of The Orchards Mall, Ammy Jannert has left the building for the last time today...
Robots Stack Up Well at SJHS
Robots and their creators are Rock Stars this weekend in the FIRST Robotics competition at St. Joe High...
Dollar General Wows Coloma Schools
Coloma Elementary School started the first day of spring a lot richer than they did the last day of winter thanks to Dollar General stores...
Police Probe Pizza Hut Heist
An armed robbery at Pizza Hut has police seeking help from anyone with information...
New Homebuilder Debuts in Stevensville
Stevensville has a new custom home builder on the scene, but he brings a wealth of personal experience to your floor plan...
Business Planning Workshop Offered
If you're dreaming of opening your own business in the Tri-County region, has the WBC got a workshop for you!
USDA Offers Big Money Loan Opportunities
The Michigan office of USDA Rural Development has $25-million available for local small business loan opportunities...
March Madness vs Productivity
March Madness is at hand...and productivity is about to take a hit. Take a look at how many will be watching and where...
Dane Systems of Stevensville Sold
Stevensville manufacturer Dane Systems has been sold to a New York equity firm as their business continues to grow...
A New CVS By Labor Day
Now that the Florin Funeral site is cleared, construction on the new CVS Pharmacy will begin by a team that's clearly up the task...
Honor CU Grows Exponentially
A year of exponential growth through service and acquisition has been celebrated by Honor Credit Union...
DiStefano Appointed to the Bench
A long time corporate attorney and former city attorney has garnered a place on the Van Buren Probate bench through gubernatorial appointment...
Chicago Grill Opens Next Wednesday
The countdown is on for the new Chicago Grill coming to Glenlord & Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville...
Jenn-Air Takes Center Stage at Design Show
Jenn-Air innovators and marketers are busy humming the tune, "I'll Take Manhattan" this week as they prepare to hit center stage in the Big Apple...
Tri County Rec Projects Now Law
Rocky Gap County Park improvements have been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder along with land acquisitions in Cass and Van Buren Counties...
Zoup! Build-Out Begins
Al & Marilyn Mussman are getting close to launching your day with a cup of coffee and ending it with good cup of soup...
Building a New Michigan
Ongoing efforts to build a New Michigan Economy will get a boost with next week's Leadership Summit from the Business Leaders for Michigan...
Gas Prices Headed Up Again
Alerts are being released indicating higher gas prices are imminent in the area...ending the low of $2.15 a gallon of today's noon hour...
Extending & Expanding New Jobs Training
The Michigan New Jobs Training Program could deliver an even stronger impact on job creation in the state under proposed legislation...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
Father Theodore Hesburgh is laid to rest
Prospects for Proposal 1 not improving
Notre Dame loses heartbreaker to No. 1 Kentucky, 68-66
Concern about chicken pox in Detroit suburb
10th Annual Dance Marathon at Saint Mary's on Saturday
Search continues for missing Vicksburg man
Mike Pence supports clarifying religious objection law
Fire in Comstock
Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory
Michigan's Geography whiz kid picked in Kalamazoo for national competition
New Paris toddler's family want justice in his death
Michigan State Spartans come from behind to keep season alive
NBA/WNBA promise inclusion and non-discrimination in response to RFRA
Governor Snyder does about face on flag issue
Easter eggs and more at downtown South Bend's Egg-Stravaganza
Making truants and their families pay
Rebuilding Together and volunteers plan to repair nearly 20 homes in April
BBB warns of new online loan scam
Angie's List put expansion on hold, citing new Indiana law
Kalamazoo School Trustees confronted by Loy Norrix students and parents
Ford recalling police Interceptors and Explorer SUV's for faulty parts
VIDEO: Dashcam video implicates police, not the suspect
VIDEO :Michigan Senator David Knezek responds to ISIS
Barry County death believed to be tragic accident
Detroit mom to be charged for allegedly freezing murdered children
Unemployment numbers for February drop
Kalamazoo man on trial fot killing his infant son
New name for Wings Stadium
WMU researcher says getting a college degree is a good thing
Armed drug dealer busted in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood
National News from ABC News Radio
Crash Co-Pilot Seemed Like a 'Normal Guy,' Fellow Pilot Says
Trooper Wounded in Eric Frein Ambush Wants to Return to Police
Seattle Mayor Bans Travel to Indiana Over 'Religious Freedom'
Plane at Halifax Airport Involved In Poor Landing
Kerry Cancels Plan to Return to US to Stay at Iran Talks
Possibility of Criminal Charges in NYC Building Collapse Growing
Decorated Boston Cop in Coma After 'Unprovoked' Shooting
Amanda Knox 'Grateful' Conviction Overturned
US State Dept: Difficult Work Remains on Iran Nuke Talks
Official: Al-Shabab Siege at Somali Hotel Ends, 24 Dead
Police Make Arrest in Threat That Delayed Hernandez Trial
Yemen's President Calls Shiite Rebels 'Puppets of Iran'
Popular Nevada Governor Looms Over Fight for Reid Seat
Clinton Wiped Email Server Clean, Deleted All Emails, Congressman Says
21 Injured in Metro Rail Train, Car Crash in Los Angeles
Fraternity Members Learned Racist Chant During Cruise, School Says
Bride Accused of Niece's Death After Wedding Found Guilty
Photos: Amal Clooney Looks Chic and Sleek in Sleeveless White Jumpsuit
Astronauts Board Space Station for 1-Year Mission
5 Reasons to Fire Your Financial Adviser
Writer of 'Girl Crush' Says Negativity 'Just From Few Places'
Photos: Jessica Alba Vacations in a White Hot Bikini
Sri Lankan President's Brother Dies in Axe Attack
Air Canada Plane Leaves Halifax Runway on 'Abrupt' Landing
Utility Found 'Hazardous Situation' Months Before NYC Blast
Coaches No One Wants to Face Finally Face Each Other
Struggle to Explain What Motivated Co-Pilot in Doomed Flight
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