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Benton Harbor Man Arrested For Possessing Over A Pound Of Marijuana


A Benton Harbor man was busted for having a pound of marijuana this week in a house on Benton Harbor's Pavone Street ...Read More

Former Christian Radio Host Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges


A former Christian radio host and traffic reporter in Grand Rapids is facing 15 to 50 years behind bars for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy in Kalamazoo in April ...Read More

Best Practices Committee Selects Chair And Co-Chair


The Governmental Best Practices Committee has appointed a chairman and co-chairman ...Read More

Dr. Seawood Thanks Board; Shares MDE Report


Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Leonard Seawood is thanking the school board for extending his contract as the district's leader ...Read More

Another $100,000 Pledged To Lighthouse Forever Fund


The Lighthouse Forever Fund has passed $550,000 toward the $2 million fundraising goal to restore the two lighthouses on the north pier in St ...Read More

Police Searching For Missing Dowagiac Woman


The Dowagiac Police Department is currently searching for a missing person from Dowagiac ...Read More

Democratic 6th District Challenger Clements Releases First TV Ad Of Campaign


The Democrat seeking to unseat 14-term Republican Congressman Fred Upton is hitting the television airwaves for the first time ...Read More

St. Joseph City Commission Sends CVS Proposal Back To Planning Commission


Five months after developers first floated the idea of building a CVS pharmacy at Niles and Napier in St ...Read More

BHAS Extends Dr. Seawood's Contract


Two extra years are being tacked onto the contract of Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr ...Read More

Michigan, Do You Know Your Sodium Level?


While many Michiganders are taking steps to improve their diets, health experts are concerned they are still getting to much sodium, which can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke ...Read More

National Night Out Celebration Next Tuesday Night


National Night Out is coming up next Tuesday night all across the country ...Read More

Chicago Man Electrocuted In Cass County


An electric shock was enough to kill a 43-year-old Chicago man Sunday in Cass County ...Read More

St. Joseph Commission To Vote On CVS Tonight


The vote is coming tonight in St. Joseph on whether or not a CVS pharmacy will be built at Niles and Napier ...Read More

BHAS Board To Hold Special Meeting


Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Leonard Seawood will be the topic of discussion during a special meeting of the Benton Harbor school board ...Read More

Five Guys Burgers And Fries To Open In St. Joe


A new burger joint is headed to Southwest Michigan ...Read More

Mishawaka Woman Dies; 4 Injured In Cass County Crash


M-60 in Cass County's Howard Township was the site of a deadly crash Saturday ...Read More

Coloma Township Board To Decide Berrien County Gun Range Permit Request


The Coloma Township Board has gotten a recommendation from the township Planning Commission regarding Berrien County's request for a special use permit to operate a gun range ...Read More

City Officials To Hear Convenience Store Proposal


A new convenience store could soon be built in Benton Harbor ...Read More

MSP Investigate Fatal Crash In Cass County


Michigan State Police report a driver is dead after their car left the roadway in Cass County, struck a tree, and caught fire ...Read More

Berrien County Creates Financial Position To Ease Workload


To easy the work load, Berrien County is creating a new position in the Financial Services Department ...Read More

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Benton Harbor Member Wins Regional Youth Of The Year


The Boys and Girls Clubs of America National finals will include a teenager from Benton Harbor ...Read More

Conflict Of Interest Questioned


A call of 'conflict of interest' has been made by a candidate for Berrien County Commission regarding two acting board members ...Read More

Craft Brew And Wine Festival Begins Friday In Niles


Riverfront Park in Niles is the place to be Friday as the first ever Craft Brew and Wine Festival begins ...Read More

SWM Planning Commission Calls For Countywide Transportation Authority


Berrien County's public transportation systems need patchwork, that's according to Kim Gallagher with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission ...Read More

DNA From Toilet Seat Helps Nab Crook


When you got to go, you got to go. That's what a criminal could be saying right now in jail after he used the bathroom at the scene of a crime ...Read More

Christmas In July: National Tree Competition Comes To Michigan


It may be July, but it's still the most wonderful time of the year for the nation's top Christmas tree growers ...Read More

Overheated TV Causes Fire At New Buffalo Hotel


An overheated television is blamed for a fire Sunday morning at O'Brien's Inn and Resort in New Buffalo. The hotel was evacuated, and two women were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The fire started in a vacant room on the first floor, and the Berrien County Sheriff's Department tells us everyone was able to get out safely. No damage estimate is available yet. There were 37
 

Guc Macker 3-On-3 Basketball This Weekend In South Haven


Youth will be ballin' on the beach this weekend in South Haven ...Read More
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Best Practices Committee Chair Selected
The local Governmental Best Practices Committee and Proposal 1 are topics for Mayor James Hightowers weekly update...
White House Honors Paw Paw Berry Farmer
Kristin Kubiszak is at the White House today as a Champion of Change in agriculture...
CVS Developers Answer Neighbors Questions
Eric Harvey has answered the remaining concerns of neighbors on Myrtle Avenue...
Lighthouse Fund Gets Another Major Gift
Another $100,00 gift has moved the needle past the 25-percent mark toward a goal of $2-million...
Wing Heaven Expands to Benton Harbor
Chicken wing lovers will soon have their own little slice of "Heaven" in Benton Harbor...
Back to the Planning Commission
The CVS Pharmacy saga continues...now headed back to the City Planning Commission...
Old National Dives Deeper into Michigan
Old National Bank with branches in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor is now advancing into Grand Rapids...
Five Guys and Their Burgers Headed Your Way
The burgeoning burger chain is under construction in St. Joseph Charter Township...
CVS Developer Shows New Design
Developers Jim Koch and Eric Harvey have once again revised the design of their proposed CVS Pharmacy...
The World Looks at Harbor Shores
Now you can see what The Golf Channel shared with the rest of the world regarding Harbor Shores and the transformation of our community...
35 Plus 68 Equals Celebration
Mary Cooper's getting ready to celebrate a couple of milestones and hopes you'll join the fun...
Waves into the Night
A new young team of concert promoters on the scene hopes you head to Silver Beach on August 9th for their inaugural effort...
Sidewalk Superstars
They'll be painiting the town next weekend...and a whole lot more...
New Money for Blight Removal
The Berrien County Land Bank Authority will get money to wipe out more blight in the area...
Top Honors Among Peers for Lynn Kellogg
National recognition for a hometown hero...
Optimism Prevails on the Business Scene
Michigan's journey toward economic recovery appears to be faring well. At least you might draw that conclusion from the results of a recently concluded survey of small and medium-sized businesses around the state. 
Winter's Grip Still Being Felt
While sales are on the rise, local housing numbers are still feeling the effects of last winter...
Big Changes on your Coastal Dial
Something new, something old, all wrapped up and lookin' bold...check it ou!
Buy Nearby Guy Hits the Streets
This guy wants you and I to Buy Nearby...and help everyone in Michigan in the process...
Whirlpool Cuts Earnings Outlook
The slow start to the year has caused Whirlpool to cut its full year outlook forecast...
SJ Preps for Future Shock
St. Joseph is launching an effort to ensure its own resiliency in the future...
Record Operating Profit for Whirlpool
Second Quarter results are out for Whirlpool Corporation this morning...
International TV Exposure Again for Harbor Shores
Golf Channel has a full nine-minute segment coming on "Ginella's Journeys" on "Morning Drive"...
Ice Cream Lovers Make the Pick
The votes have been tallied and your new Hudsonville winter ice cream flavor is...
Sweet Tweet from Joique Bell
Fans of Detroit Lion Joique Bell got excellent news from him late Sunday night via Twitter...
Mmmmmm! Pie!
So, Aunt Martha! How good are you at crankin' out a cherry pie? Bakers are being sought for competition this Friday...
Bribes Take Center Stage
It's time for A Play for Gateway, bringing out the worst in umpires for 29-years now...
SJ Firm's Parent Loses COO
Neogen's Chief Operating Officer has resigned...they are parent to St. Joe's International Diagnostic Systems...
Mateen Cleaves Brings it Back
Mateen Cleaves loves Benton Harbor and he's bringing the love back for a summer basketball camp this week...
Firing the Engine of Entrepreneurship
Fred Pieplow's outstanding reputation is paying dividends...
Inside the Top 30
Competitive Edge of Stevensville is clearly one of the best places to work in the entire industry...
Hollywood Comes Home
A Lakeshore High School grad who works in the shadow of Hollywood is home performing movie magic in St. Joe...
Macker Smackdown Coming
Hit the beach and play some competitive basketball in downtown Bridgman in a couple of weeks...
Best Place to Work in IT
Edward Jones advisors score their 13th consecutive year on an important IT industry listing...
Diversity: The Essence of Innovation
Innovation Matters. That was a decidedly proven point in a major business forum at Whirlpool today...
Next Airport Director Picked
Homegrown talent will assume the reins at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport next year...
Beachtown Recruitment Video
Bridgman boosters have put together a video encouraging you to join the fun by setting up shop in town...
Drive-Thru Subway Open for Biz
The transformation is complete and the Stevensville Subway, complete with drive-thru, is now open...
Lighthouse Forever Fund Rises
Donations now top the $400,000 mark as the campaign continues...
New FunPak! Product at Vegas Showcase
Dowagiac's Rich Daniels is headed to Las Vegas with a new consumer product in tow...
Tapping a Year of Success
Tapistry Brewing of Bridgman is getting ready to roll out the barrels for their 1st Anniversary...
Hosting Team Toyota
The Inn at Harbor Shores is earning a sterling reputation as a true destination attraction...
Quarter Century Nod to Gene Moon
Toyota's regional corporate team has given Gene Moon a 25-year recognition award today...
New Pro-Seal Team Broadens Expertise
The new owners of Pro-Seal have acquired new gear and have become a full-scale paving company now...
Federal Investigation for Deer Forest
Deer Forest's hard times are bringing on a federal investigation regarding care & feeding of the animals...
Power in Performance
Power in Motion Gymnastics continues to grow exponentially with more than 700 students enrolled and competitive successes galore...
Class Action Against Lamar Construction
The Workers Freedom Coalition has had issues with Lamar for two years and is filing a class action suit...
Paw Paw Walmart Opens
The long anticipated superstore opens today with 200 new jobs for the Van Buren County community...
Good News/Bad News from Hightower
The weekly mayoral video update to the citizens of Benton Harbor is back following a hiatus...
Calley Roundtable Focus on Jobs
Lt. Governor Brian Calley toured a local factory and talked with community leaders in Benton Harbor today...
Regional News from WNDU-TV and WKZO Radio
South Bend mayor updates community, v.i.a Skype, from Afghanistan
Gary Peters calls for debates with Terry Lynn Land
Caution is needed when starting an 'extreme workout' routine
Primary opponent to Congressman Fred Upton calls for change in Washington
Man crashes car into Mishawaka Avenue storefront
Kalamazoo officials urge voters to support Proposal One
Pence to federal government: Resolve unaccompanied child immigrant crisis
Kalamazoo man arrested for shooting at house
Dowagiac Police search for missing 25-year-old woman
Two injured in Cass County roll over crash Monday afternoon
Free BBQ in Beutter Park Tuesday night
Mother who abandoned newborn in Newaygo County could be charged
Fazoli’s celebrates National Lasagna Day with free entrée coupon
Pfizer leaves investors guessing on intentions for Astra
New location for 11th annual LOGAN's Run
Jeter's Leaders of Kalamazoo unveil community project
Michigan councilman wants drug testing for officials
Suspect in Kalamazoo's latest homicide formally charged
Investigators look into fire at South Bend vacant home
16 Michigan colleges make Money Magazine list of best in U.S.
Monday temperature in Holland coldest in continental United States
Democratic opponent to Congressman Fred Upton airing television ad
Price of Ford F-150 jumps
Former General Motors CEO: No one knew depth of problems
Northern Michigan denied FEMA disaster declaration
Abandoned newborn found alive in Newaygo County, mother located
Newaygo County crash kills one
Allegan County 911 dispatcher arrested for alleged drunk driving
Detroit Water Department to re-bid contracts
Ellis loans Congressional campaign another 200-thousand dollars
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