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WSJM AM To Change To Sports Radio 1400 WSJM On Monday


Your radio will sound different in a few days if you lock in to AM 1400 WSJM ...Read More

Nearly $18-million In Grants Awarded To BHAS


Nearly $18-million is on the way to Benton Harbor Area Schools from the state ...Read More

Woman Accused Of Three Oaks Man's Murder Deported


28 year old Nuri Liseth Aquino-Torres, a Salvadoran national, has been deported to El Salvador to face charges related to the murder of her estranged husband from Three Oaks ...Read More

Residents Speak Out Against Militarization Of Police


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners heard an earful from six people during Thursday's meeting, all upset by what they view as the militarization of police throughout the state ...Read More

Pinkney To County: You Can't Win The Appeal On Mayoral Recall Ruling


Activist Ed Pinkney of Benton Township is upset with the Berrien County Board of Commissioners for its vote last week to allocate up to $20,000 for Clerk Sharon Tyler to appeal the ruling putting the Benton Harbor mayoral recall back on the ballot in November ...Read More

St. Joseph City Manager Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has now grabbed St. Joseph City Manager Richard Lewis ...Read More

Berrien County Parks Doing Well Compared To 2013


The year started off well for the Berrien County Parks Department with a jump in revenues compared to a year earlier due to a lot of snow, and that momentum is continuing through summer ...Read More

New Anonymous Bullying Policy Coming To CCS


After the recent suicide of Coloma Community School student Elizabeth Schaus, Superintendent Terry Boguth met with several students and parents to find ways to combat bullying ...Read More

South Haven Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing


A 45-year-old South Haven man is behind bars on charges of attempted murder and home invasion ...Read More

Road Commission Announces 2 Road Resurfacing Projects


Over the next month be prepared to add a few extra minutes to your commute if you drive through parts of Buchanan or Baroda Township ...Read More

The Public Is Invited To Help Celebrate SMC's Golden Anniversary


Southwestern Michigan College is turning 50 years old ...Read More

New Buffalo City Manager Voted Out By Council


Tensions ran high at a more than five hour long New Buffalo City Council meeting this week to discuss the fate of Rusty Geisler, who was voted out of his city manager position ...Read More

Crowdfunding Effort Launched To Purchase Deer Forest Animals


A crowdfunding effort has launched to raise $2000 to purchase the large animals and chickens from Deer Forest ...Read More

Recall Launched Against Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler


Paperwork has been filed in Lansing with the Secretary of State's office to recall Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler ...Read More

Downtown Parking Lot Sold In EDC Land Transfer


By the order of former Emergency Manager Tony Saunders, Benton Harbor's freshly created Economic Development Corporation has transferred three parcels of land ...Read More

Attendance Was On Par For This Year's BCYF


A couple of rainy days didn't get in the way of a good time at the Berrien County Youth Fair ...Read More

Rep. Nesbitt: Road Fundiing Solution In Hands Of State Senate


What is it going to take to find the money needed to fix Michigan's roads? That question remains top of mind in Lansing and for state lawmakers heading into the November election ...Read More

Berrien RESA Festival Of Families Coming In September


The second annual Festival of Families is set for Saturday, September 6 from 10 a ...Read More

CAC Spokesperson: Democracy Overpowered By Obstacles In Benton Harbor


David Bullock is the national spokesman for Change Agent Consortium, he traveled from Detroit Monday to take part in a press conference held by Benton Harbor City Commissioner Marcus Muhammad ...Read More

Gov. Snyder Confirms Financial Emergency In BHAS


Its official, a financial emergency exists within Benton Harbor Area Schools ...Read More

Deer Forest To Close


Under intense scrutiny over how the animals are being treated and with charges looming over one of its operators, Deer Forest is closing in Coloma in October, and likely will not reopen ...Read More

Ferguson Offers Lessons For Michigan, Nation On Press Freedoms


The ongoing clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri offer lessons for Michiganders ...Read More

Benton Township Little Ceasar's Robbed




The Benton Harbor Little Ceasar's Pizza shop on M-139 was armed at gunpoint late last (Monday) night ...Read More

Hightower: I'm Not Trying To Be Mayor, I Am The Mayor


After two attendees were asked to leave, and while three city commissioners got up to walk out, Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower had a message for residents at Monday's commission meeting ...Read More

During Last Meeting Bowens Hints At Possible Political Future


In his final meeting as a Benton Harbor City Commission, Trenton Bowens had a message for city residents ...Read More

For Sale Sign Could Soon Hang On Front Door Of Deer Forest


Police in Cass County, Illinois have an active arrest warrant for the man running Deer Forest ...Read More

Muhammad: A House Divided Against Itself Can Not Stand


Benton Harbor City Commissioner and Mayoral Candidate Marcus Muhammad was out front of the Berrien County Courthouse Monday holding a press conference to address a recent court ruling and Berrien County's decision to appeal it ...Read More

United Way Of Southwest Michigan Sets 2014 Fundraising Goal


The United Way of Southwest Michigan is working to raise $3 ...Read More

Police Look For Suspects In Point Blank B&E


Police are looking for three suspect who allegedly broke into the Point Blank gun range in Benton Township ...Read More

Mattawan Man Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting Children


A Mattawan man is headed to prison for 30 years for sexually abusing two young children in 2012 ...Read More

Representative Nesbitt Confident GOP Majority Will Hold


Republicans in Michigan remain confident that they will keep control of both chambers of the Legislature and the governor's office ...Read More

Public Meeting Set To Discuss Union Field Design


The public is encouraged to attend a community engagement meeting next Tuesday for Benton Harbor's Union Field ...Read More

Press Conference Called To Address Judge's Ruling And The County's Responce


A press conference will be held this afternoon by Benton Harbor City Commissioner Marcus Muhammad to address recent decisions concerning the mayoral recall election ...ReadMore

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