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Proos Introduces Keystone Pipeline Resolution

State Senator John Proos this week introduced a resolution calling on the president and the US secretary of state to allow the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline ...Read More

Former Berrien County Teacher Pleads In Photo Case

A former teacher for New Buffalo Schools this week pleaded guilty to a charge of surveilling an unclothed person or surveilling their undergarments after being accused of using a cell phone camera to take pictures under girls' skirts ...Read More

State Expected To Merge Two Agencies

Governor Rick Snyder is expected to soon sign an executive order that will create the state’s largest agency ...Read More

Man Killed In I 94 Crash Near Bridgman

A Detroit area man lost his life on I-94 Tuesday night ...Read More

SWMI Association Of Realtors: 2014 Showed Continued Housing Market Recovery

The housing market in southwest Michigan continues to recover from the recession ...Read More

Investigators Say Wood Burning Stove Caused Fatal Berrien Township Fire

A wood burning stove is getting the blame for an accidental fire that killed 72-year-old Leonard Harp of Berrien Township last Tuesday ...Read More

Gas Prices Jumping To $2.19 A Gallon In SW Michigan

After several weeks of gas prices under $2 per gallon, they're up above that level ...Read More

LMC Preparing To Launch Wine Program

The director of Lake Michigan College's new winemaking program is in town and on board as LMC prepares to enroll the first students in the program later this fall ...Read More

LMC Moving Forward With Plans For New Tech Center

Lake Michigan college is moving forward with plans to construct a new technology education center on Napier Avenue in Benton Township, now that the sale of the old MTEC center has been completed ...Read More

Attorney General Warns Of Pension Advance Dangers

The Michigan Attorney General's office is warning seniors about the dangers of pension advances ...Read More

MDOT To Conduct Travel Survey

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be asking households around the state about their travel habits in the coming weeks as part of its latest MI Travel Counts survey ...Read More

New Member Appointed To BH School Board

There's a new member of the Benton Harbor School Board, and it's a retired employee of the district ...Read More

Representative Pscholka: Close To Solution To Close Budget Hole

How are state lawmakers doing in their efforts to cut the current state budget to close a roughly $325 million hole? State Representative Al Pscholka tells WSJM News that they're "getting close ...Read More

St. Joseph Public Safety Officer Deniece Fisher To Retire

At just 22 years old, fresh off of graduation from Ferris State, Deniece Fisher put on a uniform and started patrolling the streets of St ...Read More

State Police: Body Found In New Buffalo Was Chicago Woman

The woman found dead near train tracks in New Buffalo Township on Sunday is being identified as 42-year-old Elizabeth Brooks of Chicago ...Read More

Auctioneer John Glassman Dies At 87

Auctioneer John Glassman has died at the age of 87 ...Read More

Restitution Deal Leads To Dropped Larceny Charge Against St. Joseph City Worker

A larceny charge against the man who manages the marina and John and Dede Howard Ice Arena for the city of St ...Read More

Berrien County Road Commissioner Jim Daniels Steps Down

There is an opening on the board of the Berrien County Road Commission ...Read More

East Coast Blizzard Postpones MSU Game At Rutgers

The massive blizzard bearing down on the East Coast has forced a change for the Michigan State Spartans ...Read More

Pscholka: Federal Grant Coming To Demolish 35 Vacant Benton Harbor Homes

Nearly three dozen vacant homes in the city of Benton Harbor have a date with a demolition crew later this year ...Read More

MI Department Of Community Health Reminds Parents To Vaccinate

Michigan health officials are reminding all parents to make sure that their children have received the measles vaccine ...Read More

Michigan Ranks 15th For Income Inequality

A new report is showing that Michigan ranks 15th in the country when it comes to income inequality, prompting some to call for policy changes in response to the issue ...Read More

Animal Abandonment Case Under Investigation In Van Buren County

The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department is investigating a possible animal abuse case in Lawton ...Read More

Whirlpool To Start Using Wind Energy At Ohio Plant

Whirlpool has announced that it's going to start using wind energy to partially power its manufacturing facility in Findlay, Ohio ...Read More

Fingerprints From Chicago Arrest Help ID Body Found In New Buffalo Twp

Michigan State Police have determined the identity of the body found in New Buffalo Township on Sunday ...Read More

Man Who Saved Drowning Boy Just Glad Child Is OK

The Saint Joseph Department of Public Safety says that the quick actions of a patron at the Silver Beach Hotel helped prevent a tragedy involving a ten year old boy on Saturday ...Read More

South Haven Physician Assistant's License Suspended By State

The license of a South Haven physician's assistant is being suspended by the state of Michigan ...Read More

Snyder Talks Roads, Presidential Politics On CNN

Governor Rick Snyder is starting his push to get Michigan voters to approve a 1% sales tax increase in May to fund road repairs ...Read More

State Police Awaiting Toxicology Results On Body Found In New Buffalo Twp

The autopsy on the body of a woman found in New Buffalo Township is done, but Michigan State Police are awaiting toxicology results before releasing the preliminary cause of death ...Read More

Cause Of Royalton Township House Fire Under Investigation

Quite a bit of damage was done to a home in the 4200 block of Hidden Path in Royalton Township late Sunday night and early Monday morning ...Read More

Possible Murder Under Investigation In Bridgman

The investigation continues into a possible murder last week at a retirement home in Bridgman ...Read More

Ten Year Old Boy Saved From Drowning In Saint Joseph

The Saint Joseph Department of Public Safety says that the quick actions of a patron at the Silver Beach Hotel helped prevent a tragedy involving a ten year old boy         on Saturday ...Read More

State Police Investigating Discovery Of Woman's Body In New Buffalo Twp

Michigan State Police are investigating the discovery of a body near train tracks in New Buffalo around 11:30 Sunday morning ...Read More

Van Buren County Sheriffs Department Vehicles In Overnight Crashes

A couple of Van Buren County Sheriffs Department vehicles were involved in traffic crashes on I 94 early on Thursday ...Read More

South Haven Ice Breaker Festival This Weekend

The 22nd annual Ice Breaker Festival is this weekend in South Haven ...Read More

Citizen Fire Academy To Be Offered In South Haven

South Haven Area Emergency Services will be offering its first ever Citizen's Fire Academy this spring ...Read More

Kalamazoo Man Arrested For Cocaine Possession In Bangor

A Kalamazoo man is locked up in the Van Buren County Jail awaiting cocaine possession charges ...Read More

State Honors Albemarle's South Haven Facility For Workplace Safety

Albemarle Corporation's facility in South Haven is being recognized by the state with the Michigan Voluntary Protection Program Star Award ...Read More

New Head Judge For Van Buren County

There's a new Chief Judge of the Van Buren County Courts, as the Michigan Supreme Court this week appointed Judge Kathleen Brickley to take the position ...Read More Business News
Another Industry First for KitchenAid
The innovators at KitchenAid are rolling out a new collection including the first ever black stainless steel refrigerator...
Expert Hosts Hearing Health Seminar
A free Hearing Health Seminar is coming to The Boulevard Inn featuring international hearing expert Dr. Gyl Kasewurm...
Chemical Acquisitions Lead to Strong Year
Chemical Bank's recent acquisitions are paying off with increased performance...
Gourmet Taco Truck Coming
A couple of veteran foodies are about to burst back onto the scene in SWM with a gourmet taco truck...
December Housing Prices Rebound
Housing prices in the region rebounded in December sufficiently to end the year with a small increase over the previous year despite fewer sales...
Albemarle Takes Top MIOSHA Safety Award
When it comes to workplace health and safety, South Haven's Albemarle Corporation is in a class of its own...
Medic 1 Expansion Complete
A nearly half-million dollar expansion project for Medic 1 Ambulance is now complete in Benton Harbor...
Getting Michigan Apples into China
Michigan apple growers will find new access to Chinese markets thanks to a new agreement by the USDA...
Region to Get 100's of Mercedes Jobs
A major contract to build a Mercedes-Benz luxury SUV in Mishawaka will produce hundreds of jobs across the region...
Frozen Open Golf Op for Gateway
Get your golf clubs out of winter storage and head to SWM Indoor Golf for the first ever Gateway Frozen Open Golf Tourney...
Willow Tree Heads Back to its Roots
Less than two years after transplanting from South Haven to St. Joseph, a home decor shop will return to its roots this spring...
UFCU's Curry Top Michigan Volunteer
An executive team member at United Federal Credit Union has been named Volunteer of the Year by a the industry's state wide foundation...
Banks Seek Parking Limit Return in SJ
The arrival of a highly successful new business venture is causing some grief for neighbors in the banking industry in downtown St. Joe...
State Suspends South Haven Dr's Assistant
South Carolina drug charges have caught up with a physician's assistant in South Haven, forcing suspension of his license to practice...
Bridgman Nursing Home Assault/Homicide Investigated
A shoving incident at a Bridgman nursing home has led to the death of one man and possible assault or homicide charges against another...
Near Drowning at Silver Beach Hotel
Fast action by a Battle Creek man saved the life of a Benton Harbor child Saturday night at a SJ hotel...
Get Ready to Find Friends by Design
A new women's clothing boutique for the discerning female is due to open for business in early March...
Appliance Survey Puts Family Over Gimmicks
In the wake of the big consumer trade shows in Las Vegas, Whirlpool rolls out results of a consumer preferences survey...
State Police Ask Help in Death Investigation
Michigan State Police at the Niles Post are asking for your help in identifying a woman found dead in New Buffalo Township today...
Veteran SJ Attorney Wins National Art Awards
A veteran SJ attorney who has logged dozens of combat missions in the USAF has won several national awards in VA art competition...
Taking the Studio Home
B.J. Goetz has closed her Box Factory Art Studio...but she's anything but done as she re-establishes her Home Studio...
It's a Beer Can Birthday
Today marks the 80th birthday of an American icon still found in many refrigerators and coolers from coast to coast...
SJ Designer \"Best of Houzz 2015\"
St. Joe Interior Designer Karen Garlanger has garnered another key award from a nationwide online community...
December Boost Lifts Michigan Holiday Sales
Looks like a strong December retail performance saved the day for the just ended holiday shopping season in Michigan...
Dino Returns -- Part One
If you've seen the new signage for the Chicago Grill at Glenlord and Red Arrow's the rest of the story...
A Month of Chocolate in Harbor Country
An entire month of chocolate is headed your way into Harbor Country throughout February...
New Marketing Chief at Honor
Honor Credit Union has promoted from within for their new Vice President of Marketing...
Hartford Grower Chairs Michigan Ag
A hard-working Hartford grower has been elected Chairman of the Michigan Commission of Agriculture & Rural Development...
Let's Lead the Nation in Skilled Workforce
Governor Snyder has already hit the road to drum support for his skilled workforce drive initiatives from the State of the State address...
Employer Records Due at MIOSHA
Employers:  t's time to plan your record-keeping files for the folks at MIOSHA...
Who Will Be the Chili Champ of 2015?
Chili connoisseurs...sharpen your taste buds. The 2015 Chili Tour is headed into downtown St. Joseph next week...
Whirlpool Committed to Homebuilders
The innovation and expertise of Benton Harbor-based designers and engineers of Whirlpool is getting an international stage in Las Vegas this week...
Buffalo Wild Wings Job Fair
The new St. Joseph Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and sports bar will be hiring its staff this week in a job fair at the Silver Beach Hotel...
Ramping Up Michigan's River of Opportunity
The state of Michigan is better...but better is not good enough and we have to do more says Governor Rick Snyder in his State of the State address...
Cornerstone Touts 2014 Results
The first year numbers in Cornerstone Alliance's new strategic plan are in the books...
Round Barn Best in Show
Accolades continue to roll in for the crew at Round Barn...
PictureRide Dream Studio Destroyed by Fire
Fire has destroyed a new film and video production studio under construction on the periphery of the Benton Harbor Arts District...
Striking View from PlaneVue's Eye in the Sky
His work is pretty much over our heads, but the views are remarkable, even in the dead of winter thanks to PlaneVue Aerial Imaging...
Sustainable Biz Forum to Get Legislative Update
The Michigan's Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum is closing in on annual meeting time, along with a legislative update...
LMC Fetes Bennett for MLK Day
The winner of LMC's 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Award is a man influenced at an early age by King's teachings...
Award Winning Singer Teams Up With Whirlpool
Your chance to earn national recognition for someone who cares for you is close at hand...
Post Season Surgery for Joique Bell
Benton Harbor NFL star running back Joique Bell has had surgery and says he'll "be right back..."
Michigan Shortfall Means Budget Cuts
Time to pay for the sins of the past, as revenue shortfalls play havoc with the Michigan budget...
New Realtor Boss Takes Over
There's a new leader at the top of the SWM Association of Realtors organization following installation of a new President...
Consolidating the Komen Brand
Three Susan G. Komen teams in West, SW, and Mid-Michigan have consolidated into a single entity for combined efficiencies...
Countdown to Five Guys Opening
The crew is hired, they're being trained, and Five Guys Burgers & Fries opens Monday...
Leveling the Retail Playing Field
Brick and mortar stores will finally enjoy a competitive marketplace thanks to the Governor's signature...
A New Hand at the Hospice Helm
There's new leadership for Hospice at Home of Lakeland HealthCare today...
Braving the Cold for Kids
WIRX Morning Man Drew Scott is on an arctic adventure to help foster kids stay warm this winter...
Ray Carlson Memorial This Weekend
The 23rd Annual Ray Carlson Memorial Special Kids Sunday event is this weekend...make plans to be there...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
Indiana Gov. Pence scraps plan for state-run news website
Woman accused of scamming Muskegon man
Panel backs shifting power to Indiana state education board
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's deputies seek missing person
Indiana couple held in boy's death now facing drug charges
Deadline approaching to file claims with General Motors
Crime Watch: Surveillance photos
University of Michigan Greek organization damage estimate increases
Legislation would allow alcohol at Indiana retirement, nursing homes
Slippery roads cause fatal crash in Calhoun County
In court: Osceola man who confessed to molesting young relative
Sales tax impact affects tax returns
Elkhart County police search for burglary, meth suspects
Freezing rain leads to two crashes on I-94 in Paw Paw
New treatment puts peripheral arterial disease sufferers back on their feet
Law proposed to protect sports officials from angry fans
City By City Report for January 29, 2015
Gas prices jump back up over $2.00
Slick driving conditions due to freezing rain
Portage crash causes power outage
Freezing rain makes travel treacherous for morning commute
Peters amendment to the Keystone Pipeline bill rejected
Portage Cemeteries are now online
Report blames WalMart for American obesity
University of Michigan professor receives award
Survey: Detroit's NFL fan base most miserable
Former Tigers pitcher to face second trial
Pontiac unsure of company's plans for Silverdome
Chrysler Super Bowl ad plans still unclear
Ford recalls 221-thousand vehicles
National News from ABC News Radio
Aaron Hernandez Prosecutor: Records 'Show the Path' to Murder
When Potential 2016 Candidates Could Announce Their Run
What Could Happen Now That McDonald's Is Run by a Brit
Small Plane Lands on NJ Highway
3 American Contractors Killed at Kabul Airport
7 Dead in Blast at Mexico Children's Hospital
Senators Trying to End Cuba Travel Ban
'Sunset' Deadline Passes for ISIS Prisoner Swap
US Military Info About Afghan Troops Is Now Secret
EU to Extend Existing Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
Balloon Crew Shifting Course Toward Mexico Due to Weather
Joan Rivers' Doctor Slams Abandonment Allegation
United Flight From Los Angeles to DC Makes Emergency Landing
Senate Heads Toward Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Russian ???Spy??? Arrested in NYC Denies Charges, Report Says
Yemen Rebels Seize Military Base Outside Capital
San Francisco Police Find Dismembered Body Inside Suitcase
The Tremendous Task of Policing YouTube
Starbucks and are Hooking Up to Help Couples Connect Over Coffee
Gwyneth Paltrow's Mom Praises Her for 'Making It Work'
Photos: Chris Pratt Dresses Down for a Flight
How Marriage to Kim Kardashian Has Changed Kanye West
Photos: North West Makes Her Music Video Debut
Omar Minaya Leaves Padres, Joins Union as Adviser
Hallmark Channel's Kitten Bowl Teams Vie for Purring Rights
Dartmouth Instituting Changes to Eliminate Extreme Behavior
Anonymous Credit Card Data Isn't That Anonymous, Study Shows
Ohio May Fight Judge's Order to Return Tigers to Owner
Penn St. Ex-Player Who Overcame Spinal Injury Now a Lawmaker
Photos: Cuddly Orangutan Poses for the Camera
Photos: What You're Missing From Paris Fashion Week
Photos: Gentle Giant Befriends Tiny Chihuahua