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Edward Pinkney Charged With Election Forgery


Changing the dates on petitions, and allowing the same person to sign more than one petition at a time ...Read More

SWMI March Home Sales And Prices Dropped


"The brutal winter months definitely took a toll on the first quarter of 2014 ...Read More

Leadership Council's Efforts Gain Momentum


Michigan's Great Southwest Strategic Leadership Council is wrapping up a three day discussion on how to change Southwest Michigan for the better ...Read More

Administrators: Diversity On Campus Requires "Elementary" Solution


] is executive director of the President's Council, State Universities of Michigan ...Read More

Benton Harbor's Citywide Cleanup Happens Saturday


Get out the mop and bucket, a Citywide Cleanup is planned for Benton Harbor ...Read More

UFCU Puts $10-K Toward Lancer Marching Band Trip


United Federal Credit Union has donated $10,000 to the Lakeshore Lancer Marching Band ...Read More

PGA Of America Making Final Preparations At Harbor Shores Golf Club


The PGA of America was in Benton Harbor Wednesday making some final preparations to the Harbor Shores golf course for the 75th playing of the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid ...Read More

New Charges Filed In Benton Township Shooting


Two Benton Harbor men remain locked up in the Berrien County Jail for a shooting last Friday that injured a 12-year-old girl ...Read More

Michigan Observing Wildfire Prevention Week


This is Wildfire Prevention Week in Michigan. According to the Department of Natural Resources, most wildfires in the state happen in the spring from April to June ...Read More

Media Day Thursday For Senior PGA Championship


The 75th Senior PGA Championship is fast approaching at Harbor Shores ...Read More

Representative Nesbitt: Budget, Road Funding On Table This Week


The state House is tackling budget bills as lawmakers have returned from their spring break ...Read More

St. Joseph High School To Unveil New Auditorium Thursday


A ribbon cutting and open house will be held Thursday at St ...Read More

Van Buren County Commission Rejects Senior Services Millage Proposal


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South Bend Airport Changes Name To South Bend International


Our closest airport is changing its name to South Bend International ...Read More

LMC Uncorks New Enology And Viticulture Programs


Construction begins Wednesday at the Lake Michigan College Napier Avenue Campus to renovate unused space for its new Enology and Viticulture programs ...Read More

Proos: Auto Insurance Reform Could Happen In 2014


State lawmakers are planning to take on some of the most controversial reforms in years in Lansing ...Read More

Mother Opens Up About Daughter's Cold Case Murder In Constantine


A close family friend is facing a perjury charge in the 2007 cold case murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack of Constantine ...Read More

More GM Congressional Hearings Coming


The problems at General Motors from a massive recall are still being looked into on Capitol Hill ...Read More

Work To Lakeshore's 3 Elementary Schools Planned For Summer


13 bids for work at the elementary schools in the Lakeshore school district have been approved by the school board ...Read More

LMC And MSU Team Up For Virtual Learning


Lake Michigan College is celebrating the first crop of graduates from a new agricultural program ...Read More

Commissioner Seats Disapproves Of Noel's Article


A recently published article written by Whirlpool Corporation's Corporate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs is getting a bad reception from a Benton Harbor City Commissioner ...Read More

BH Commissioners Support Minimum Wage Hike


The Benton Harbor City Commission supports raising the state minimum wage ...Read More

Food Truck Promoting Senior PGA Championship Stops In BH


KitchenAid is trucking around a Kalamazoo-based food truck to bring awareness of the upcoming Senior PGA Championship ...Read More

M-139 Cleanup Set For May 10


A cleanup of M-139 between I-94 and Napier is scheduled for early May ...Read More

Crop Walk Approval Currently Halted


Approval of an annual fundraiser to help fight hunger has been tabled until more information can be provided to Benton Harbor City Commissioners ...Read More

Sinking Fund Up For Renewal


A fund which helps maintain buildings and support district programs is up for renewal in the Lakeshore school district ...Read More

Representative Pscholka Makes Reelection Bid Official


State Representative Al Pscholka is making it official that he wants to head back to Lansing for his third and final term in the state House ...Read More

Congressman Upton Among Many Upset With Latest Keystone XL Delay


It's looking like the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring crude oil to the United States from Canada for refining is a long way off ...Read More

LMC Announces Commencement Student Speaker


Kallay Carr of St. Joseph has been selected as the student speaker for Lake Michigan College's 67th annual commencement ceremony ...Read More

Roger Lange Wants Director Job Back


Now that he's completely certified, the Director of Public Safety in Benton Harbor wants his job back ...Read More

A Financial Push Worthy Of A World Championship


The public's effort to help send area teams to the FIRST Robotics World Championship is working ...Read More

Former Officer Charged With Purjury In 2007 Constantine Murder


Former Constantine Police Department reserve officer Raymond McCann is facing a perjury charge in connection to the murder of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack in 2007 ...Read More

Muhammad: Resignation Of Boys & Girls Club Teen Center Unit Director "Political


The resignation of a director with the Boys and Girls Club of Benton Harbor is being called political punishment by a city commissioner ...Read More

Berrien RESA Receives Special Education Lawsuit Settlement


A lawsuit against the state over unfunded special education mandates has been settled, and payments are now going out ...Read More

12 Year Old Wounded in Benton Harbor Gunfight





Two Benton Harbor men have been arrested after a gunfight that wounded a 12-year-old girl ...Read More

Illinois Man Arrested After High Speed Chase On I-94


There were some harrowing moments for people driving along I-94 between Kalamazoo and New Buffalo Tuesday afternoon as police from several agencies were engaged in a high-speed chase. It started at the Target store in Portage on a report of retail fraud, and the 23-year-old suspect from Illinois dragged a Portage cop with his car as he tried to talk to him. The suspect changed directions a few

Saturday Afternoon Crash Sends Three To Kalamazoo, South Bend Hospitals


The Berrien County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a crash in Bainbridge Township Saturday afternoon that resulted in two people being airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo and a third flown to South Bend Memorial. According to deputies, a Stevensville woman had the right of way when she collided with a van driven by Rocio Sandoval of Hartford at the intersection of Park
 

Michigan Observing Wildfire Prevention Week


This is Wildfire Prevention Week in Michigan. According to the Department of Natural Resources, most wildfires in the state happen in the spring from April to June ...Read More

Representative Nesbitt: Budget, Road Funding On Table This Week


The state House is tackling budget bills as lawmakers have returned from their spring break ...Read More

Van Buren County Commission Rejects Senior Services Millage Proposal


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County-wide Senior Services Millage Proposal Rejected




The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners rejected a proposal on Tuesday that would have placed a county-wide senior services millage on the August ballot ...Read More

Drug Take Back Day Slated For Saturday


This Saturday marks another Drug Take Back Day in Van Buren County ...Read More

Mattawan Gas Station Robbed





Three black males are being sought for a string of similar, but not always successful gas station heists this weekend in Mattawan and Portage ...Read More

Illinois Man Arrested After High Speed Chase On I-94


There were some harrowing moments for people driving along I-94 between Kalamazoo and New Buffalo Tuesday afternoon as police from several agencies were engaged in a high-speed chase. It started at the Target store in Portage on a report of retail fraud, and the 23-year-old suspect from Illinois dragged a Portage cop with his car as he tried to talk to him. The suspect changed directions a few

Saturday Afternoon Crash Sends Three To Kalamazoo, South Bend Hospitals


The Berrien County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a crash in Bainbridge Township Saturday afternoon that resulted in two people being airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo and a third flown to South Bend Memorial. According to deputies, a Stevensville woman had the right of way when she collided with a van driven by Rocio Sandoval of Hartford at the intersection of Park
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The Kitchen is Closed
Physical plant issues proved to be insurmountable, and The American Kitchen has closed...
Idoki Hits the Moon Shot
Nine stories up and more than 200 yards away...Idoki hits "the green" for "The Shot at the Inn"
\"Brutal Winter\" Takes Toll on SWM Home Sales
Old Man Winter slowed the pace of home sales in the region last month...
Michigan Benchmark Declines Again
Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index has fallen for the fourth consecutive month...
Flagstar Bank Posts First Quarter Results
Flagstar, with a Southtown St. Joseph branch, says they maintained in a challenging environment...
Building a Championship Village
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SPGA Champ Arrives at the Shore
Defending SPGA Champion Kohki Idoki has arrived for Media Day in Benton Harbor...
American Craft Beer Week at the Livery
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Doubling Up for Grill Season
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SBN Goes International
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Next Stop Austin
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Michaels Security Breach Detailed
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Round Barn Public House Expanding Already
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Building up the Bargain Buys
Nolan Passick can't resist a good bargain...and he hopes you can't either...
The Return of Naschair
If it's in your office and you can put wheels on it...you need to enter it in the 4th Naschair Challenge!
Pizzeria Ceases Operations
Health concerns and a desire to spend more time with growing kids have lead to the closure of Passero's Pizzeria...
90-Seconds to a Good First Impression
JAG students from the region will learn the truth of that statement later this week...
Derby Party Friday
There's a Derby Party in downtown St. Joseph for the monthly It's Finally Friday celebration...
A New Era for Benton Harbor
Beating back the naysaying "Yeah Buts!" in an editorial in Lansing...
In Search of Perfection
Dino Tripodis continues negotiations for a new site for his Dino's Family Restaurant...
BH Public Safety Goes High-Tech
Mayor Hightower's focus is Public Safety as he continues to outline plans for the city...
The Lake Affect on your Appliances
One year later...Ron Kintup's new enterprise is going strong...
Lange Demands Reinstatement
Having completed prescribed examinations imposed on him, Roger Lange wants his job back...
Make a Dream Come True
Local robotics teams in a race against the clock for donor dollars to get to world championships...
Community Cleanup Volunteers Sought
Thousands of visitors are on the way, and live TV as well...it's time to clean up the town!
Rolling Out the Red Carpet
Fire up the tuxedo and ball gown...our own slice of Hollywood is coming to the theater...
Want to Meet a Lender?
If your company needs cash to start up, expand, or simply keep things running...it's time to Meet the Lender...
CVS Developer Asks for Input But Not a Vote
CVS Developers ask for major dialogue...but not a vote at the May 1st meeting...
Ready to Let the Dawgs Out
Year three of The Twisted Dawg in Lake Bluff Park is coming our way soon...
Local Government Funding System is Broken
"These findings are an outrage," says MML President Jacqueline Noonan...
State Unemployment Rate Drops Again
Unemployment in Michigan is now at its lowest point in nearly six years...
SCORE Some Fundraising Knowledge
A world-class fundraising expert is ready to teach your non-profit how to perform more optimally...
New Goodwill Retail Boutique Coming
A Goodwill Industries Retail Boutique will open soon in downtown Stevensville...
Food Truck Tour = Stand Mixer Winner
A visit to the Organic Gypsy over the next several weeks could win your family a stand mixer...
UFCU Drive-Thru Gets Green Light
There was considerable debate, but in the end United Federal has gained expansion approval in St. Joe...
Made in Michigan -- More and More
Chemical Bank's Michigan footprint is growing bigger once again...
Boutique Winery Presses the Pause Button
A Buchanan vineyard is taking a break from winemaking...
Starks Joins Edgewater Bank Board
SJ Businessman Tom Starks has been tapped for service on the Edgewater Bank Board...
Whirlpool Annual Meeting Results
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Strong Growth Delivers Whirlpool Dividend Increase
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Re-Branding Benton Harbor
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Brewing Up a Coffee Shop in Sawyer
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Tax Freedom Day is Thursday
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Strategic Marketing Alliance
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The Wuerfel Empire Grows Again
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Advance Products Sells Automation Division
By selling off one division of the company, Advance can focus on super-serving another division...
Employers Sought for Job Fair
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The New Shape of Marketing
A new partnership between a pair of dynamic young marketers has created a new firm in the area...
A Golden Voice is Silenced
One of the most prolific volunteers, community cheerleaders, businessmen and beyond has died...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
Culver man found dead in rat infested home
General Motors profit down by 85-percent
Popular Indiana dune to remain closed indefinitely
General Motors sends replacement parts to dealers in recall
Michigan roads in need of repair
Suspected underwear bomber maker believed dead
Elkhart Co. Jail cuts visitation hours
Michigan Economic Index falls for fourth straight month
Neighbors call police after concern over parasailer
Michigan retail sales fall in March
Ex-Indiana Blind School teacher strikes plea deal
ArtPrize announces grants for out-of-town artists
GOP senator proposes raising minimum wage to $8.15
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday
Michiana’s Heroin Invasion: A life-saving drug - Part 2
Poll: Michigan residents want lower car insurance rates
Elkhart looking for ways to diversify economy
Snyder not endorsing Bolger proposal regarding Detroit bankruprcy
Benton Township reverend charged with election law violations
Battle Creek Police make drug raid
Olde Tyme Plow Days and Swap Meet this weekend at Scotts Mill County Park
$8.15 minimum wage proposal introduced in Lansing
Petroleum industry looks to hire more women, minorities
Kalamazoo Marathon taking registrations online through April 30th
Gilmore Car Museum Spring Fashion Show this weekend
Service for Teleka Patrick set for today in Kalamazoo
Quadruple murderer in Ionia court to face escape charges
Convicted child killer from Battle Creek loses on appeal
Detroit Lions 2014 schedule is released
State Senate may take up the E.A.A. today in Lansing
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