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Search For Superintendent Narrows


Six finalists will be interviewed next week by the Coloma school board to fill the district's superintendent job ...Read More

Board Meetings To Remain During The Day


Should the Berrien County Board of Commissioners hold more meetings at night? Zach Lesher of Stevensville thinks so ...Read More

Activist's Latest Recall Attempt Stopped By State


The Board of State Canvassers has rejected the latest attempt to recall Berrien County's Clerk ...Read More

Committee Looks For MRAP's Need


Calls for Berrien County to get rid of its MRAP armored vehicle continue ...Read More

Proposed Missile Defense System Gets Berrien County's Support


Berrien County is supporting a proposed missile defense installation at the Fort Custer Training Center in Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties ...Read More

Lead Abatement Complaints Wanted In Writing


There are some pretty serious claims being shared with the Berrien County Board of Commissions about the Health Department's former Lead Abatement Program ...Read More

MI Supreme Court Will Not Hear BH Mayoral Recall Election Case


Justices of the Michigan Supreme Court will not hear the case regarding double signatures in Benton Harbor mayoral recall election ...Read More

Q2 Employment Down A Tick In Niles-Benton Harbor, Future Looks Bright


West Michigan experienced moderate job gains in the second quarter, that's according to the latest figures from the Upjohn Institute ...Read More

Pipeline Operator Fielding Question At LMC's Mendel Center


It could be months before we know what caused a natural gas pipeline to burst in Benton Township, forcing hundreds of families out of their homes ...Read More

Benton Harbor Spreads Word About Filling Open Commission Seat


The November general election is inching closer and closer with each passing day, so too is the last day to register to participate ...Read More

Residency Investigation Planned On 2 New Buffalo Council Members


Ezra Scott of New Buffalo claims Mayor Pete Weber and Councilman George Scarlatis have broken the city charter ...Read More

Sen. Proos, Brandywine Students Talk Community Involvement


Today marks Constitution Day, and state Senator John Proos helped celebrate by visiting students at Brandywine High School ...Read More

1 Woman Is Dead After Crash In Watervliet Twp.


A Watervliet woman is dead after slamming into another driver's vehicle along M-140 in Watervliet Township ...Read More

Pipeline Rupture Investigation Underway


And now for the investigation. TransCanada which owns the pipeline that ruptured Tuesday in Benton Township is already trying to figure out why their pipe ruptured ...Read More

Evacuation Lifted In Benton Township


With only one road closure remaining, life is practically back to normal for most residents in Benton Township after an enormous gas line rupture early Tuesday morning ...Read More

A City Forum Is Being Planned To Discuss Police Pursuits In Benton Harbor


A press release is expected soon from the city of Benton Harbor regarding police pursuits within the city ...Read More

Red Cross Sets Up Shelter For Those Displaced In Benton Twp.


The American Red Cross has set up a shelter for those displaced by Tuesday's gas leak in Benton Township ...Read More

Coloma School Board To Review Superintendent Candidates


23 people have applied to be superintendent at Coloma Community Schools ...Read More

Portage Man Arrested After Multi County Pursuit


The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department reports a chase through multiple counties ended Monday night with the arrest of a Portage man ...Read More

Chief Fetke: Benton Twp. Gas Leak Isolated


The gas leak in Benton Township is isolated, according to Police Chief Vince Fetke ...Read More

Gas Line Ruptures in Benton Township - Residents Evacuated



There has been a major gas line rupture in Benton Township overnight ...Read More

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
 

Lockdown At Fennville Schools Lifted


The Fennville school district briefly went into lockdown Friday morning after a student reported seeing another student with a possible firearm ...Read More

Pipeline Operator Fielding Question At LMC's Mendel Center


It could be months before we know what caused a natural gas pipeline to burst in Benton Township, forcing hundreds of families out of their homes ...Read More

Plastics Company Seeks $1.2-Million Tax Break From SH


A South Haven plastics company plans to get over $1-million worth of new equipment ...Read More

1 Woman Is Dead After Crash In Watervliet Twp.


A Watervliet woman is dead after slamming into another driver's vehicle along M-140 in Watervliet Township ...Read More

Portage Man Arrested After Multi County Pursuit


The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department reports a chase through multiple counties ended Monday night with the arrest of a Portage man ...Read More
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Chapel Hill's 35th Encore
It's likely the largest show of its kind in the entire region...and it's coming soon to Berrien Springs...
Court-Ordered Deer Forest Deadline Passes With No Action
The park's operators have failed to comply with Judge John Donahue's mandate...
New Teen Division for WSL
 A prolific group of women volunteers is expanding their reach through development of a new Teen Chapter...
Local Manufacturers Head to Auto Summit
Local auto supply manufacturers will join the industry for a major summit next week in Detroit...
Manufacturing Continues to Drive Job Growth
Manufacturing continues to drive employment growth in the Great Lakes region in the latest Upjohn report...
Whirlpool Debuts Dynamic New Website
Big smiles and great pride were the order of the day today as Whirlpool Corporation debuted a dynamic new corporate website...
Craving an Ice Cold Craft Brew
An unrelenting friend who insisted a home brewer go commercial has forged a great partnership in Benton Harbor...
Jenn-Air Hits the East Coast Mansions
As exclusive appliance sponsor of the Newport Mansion's Food & Wine Festival, Jenn-Air takes center stage...
Music School Dream Comes True
A fifteen-year long dream to craft a community music school is becoming reality in the community of Watervliet...
Amtrak's Pere Marquette on the Upswing
Local passenger rail service continues to thrive and major new improvements are on the way...
Thirty Years and Still Expanding
A Berrien Springs auto repair shop has added new technology upgrades and is now in search of two new techs...
Red Cross Shelter Set for Gas Leak Families
Displaced families have a shelter to go to now...and we have updated information on this morning's major gas leak...
Golden Anniversary Slated at SMC
Sky-divers...a Journey Tribute Band...Fireworks and more, all await you in a Golden Anniversary this weekend...
Smarter Choices for Those on the Go
Your company can be among the first to get one of the new Smarter Choices Vending machines with great products from Naturals2GO...
Major Gas Leak Leads to Evacuations
Dozens have been evacuated due to a major gas line rupture in Benton Charter Township this morning...
Amtrak Celebrates 30 on the Pere Marquette
Earn a chance to win round trip Amtrak tickets at the St. Joe Depot Tuesday morning as the Pere Marquette turns 30...
M&W Tire \"Top Shop\" Finalist Nationwide
A Benton Harbor tire dealer is among the Best of the Best in North America according to a nationwide trade publication...
Tech Help Anniversary Training
He's been in business for a year..and Trent Watford's Tech Help is rolling out the Fall Schedule...
SB International Disaster Test
A mock disaster drill is on the docket for South Bend International Airport at mid-week...just in case you're flying that day...
A Decade of Small Business Guidance
The Women's Business Center marks 10 years in business with a keynote from the CEO of Two Men and a Truck...
New SJ Chiropractor Gives Back to Hometown
Chiropractors are about a lot more than just back pain...and the newest in town wants to keep you pain free...
Whirlpool Sanyo Deal Gains Chinese Approval
The last regulatory hurdle has been cleared in China for a Whirlpool-Sanyo deal...
Bankrupt Contractor's Gear Goes on the Block
Major liquidation auctionis this month will sell off the assets of Lamar Construction as ordered by federal bankruptcy court...
Local Artist Off to ArtPrize
A professional artist from Bridgman will be one of the artists showcased at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this year...
Big Year for Art & Image
A big year for the local sign company continues with one of the largest installations ever this week...
If You Live United, You Could Win Next Week
Get ready to tell everyone why you Live United and take a shot at winning some nice prizes...
Makers' Mart Competition Introduced
If you MAKE something in SW Michigan...you could earn up to $10,000 in prize money and services...
Amping up the New Sandbar & Grille
The perfect blend of preserved heritage and new world improvements are showcased in the new Sandbar & Grille...
Back in the Mood for Mums at Flowerland
Hardy mums are back on the block for the Wagner family in Michigan's Great Southwest...
Major Expansion & New Jobs for DeGroot in Coloma
A homegrown superstar in the wholesale nursery business is dramatically expanding thanks to a booming business...
How About a Nice Bowl of Zoup!?
A local businessman and his wife are of the opinion that if you like soup...your're gonna love their new plan for Zoup!
Pscholka Welcomes Clapp to 9/11 Ceremony
On this Patriot's Day, State Rep Al Pscholka turned the spotlight in Lansing on a local leader among first responders...
SJ Clinic Expands with New Expertise
New areas of expertise are coming on line at a Royalton Township clinic...including sports medicine and concussion care...
The Art of the Inn
The newest gallery in town is actually a world-class hotel...and they're hosting a new exhibition reception next week...
Artoberfest Rapidly Approaches
The largest outdoor event of the year in the Benton Harbor Arts District will be here soon...
The Heck with Waldo...Where are YOU?
Who cares where Waldo was when you can search for yourself in a giant photo from last weekends ND-Michigan game...
Liquidation for Angie's Downtown
Nine months later...the birth of a business will come to a premature end...
UFCU Hires PR Coordinator
A veteran from the ranks of media and public relations has taken on a new role in St. Joe...
MDOT Hiring Winter Road Crews
Summer doesn't officially end until later this month, but MDOT's preparing to hire winter plow jockeys...
Extend Your Company's Digital Reach
If your company is not engaged in digital marketing, you may be missing the boat...
Kinexus Tees Up a Meet & Eat
Feed your body and your bottom line with a business development luncheon at the end of the month...
New Boss for 5th Third Mortgage
Fifth Third Mortgage is now being led by one of the most powerful women in American banking...
Stop the RoboCall Madness
Michigan's Attorney General has joined 31 colleagues from other states in asking FCC approval for call-blocking technologies...
Zielke Throws Open the Doors
The newly rebuilt Zielke Homes & Improvments of Bridgman is hosting a full-tilt Open House soon...
Get Fit 4 Fall and Help Others Through LECO
You can get Fit 4 Fall and help a handful of special organizations at the same time early next month...
New St. Joe Car Wash Gets Underway
Earth movers take over tomorrow following ceremonial ground breaking today for the new Soft Touch Car Wash in SJ Township...
You Might be a Redneck...
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Snyder Lauded for Re-shoring Jobs
A large call-center firm in Grand Rapids has thanked the current administration in Lansing for job creation efforts...
Hodgson Earns Back City Role
An already busy man will get a little busier...but also be compensated for it...
Placemaking Among the Grapes
A new state-wide book on "Placemaking" is being released by the Michigan Municipal League and Baroda has a chapter of its own...
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