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Whirlpool Cuts Ribbon On New BH Tech Center


Whirlpool's footprint is continuing to grow in the Twin Cities with the opening Friday of the company's new Benton Harbor Refrigeration Technology Center ...Read More

South Haven PD Investigating High School Bomb Threat


A bomb threat written on a wall inside South Haven High School is under investigation ...Read More

Upton Pleased With NECC Charges And Says Case Doesn't Affect Current Health Init


Congressman Fred Upton is speaking out concerning the arrests announced this week of 14 former employees and co-founders of the New England Compounding Center for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak ...Read More

Celebration Cinema Not Bothered By Sony Pulling "The Interview"


Celebration Cinema's Ron VanTimmeren isn't too bothered by Sony pulling all theatrical releases of "The Interview" after being threatened by North Korean hackers ...Read More

Trouble In Toyland Report Released


While the clock ticks down for shoppers, an annual report finds that when it comes to toys, there's still time and reason to take safety into account ...Read More

Kate Upton Named Sexiest Woman By People


Kate Upton has been named People Magazine's Sexiest Woman ...Read More

Tips For Green Holiday Shopping


While many Michiganders are still hoping for a white Christmas, others would prefer folks keep it as green as possible by taking steps to reduce the holiday's impact on the environment ...Read More

Joique Bell Foundation Hosts Shop With A Cop Event


Dozens of children from the Benton Harbor area were treated to a free shopping trip on Friday, thanks to the Joique Bell Foundation ...Read More

Senator Proos, Representative Genestki Not Pleased With Road Plan


State Senator John Proos is not a fan of at least part of the road funding solution that passed the Legislature around 5:30 a ...Read More

Bangor Woman Facing Child Abuse And Torture Charges


A Bangor woman is facing felony child abuse and torture charges, and a six-year-old child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services ...Read More

South Haven High School Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat


Police are searching South Haven High School after a bomb threat was discovered written on a wall earlier today ...Read More

Lansing Turns Road Funding Over To Voters




A tired Michigan Legislature had to meet all night and into the morning, until it gave approval to a proposal asking voters to increase the state sales tax by a penny to pay for better roads ...Read More

Bob Wooley Sworn In With Other Berrien County Commissioners


On hand this Thursday at the regular meeting of the Berrien County Commission was District One Commissioner Bob Wooley, who's currently facing a charge of embezzlement ...Read More

Andrews University Professor Discusses Obama Cuba Announcement


The Obama administration's announcement this week that it will be normalizing relations with Cuba came as a surprise to many, including Andrews University Professor of History or Political Science Doctor Gary Wood ...Read More

Woman Hurt In Thursday Sodus Township Crash


One woman was hurt in a three vehicle crash in Sodus Township on Thursday morning ...Read More

Town Hall Meeting Planned For Monday In Benton Harbor


A town hall meeting is set for Monday in Benton Harbor for members of the public to come out and be briefed by city staff and the city manager on a variety of matters related to their local government ...Read More

Berrien County Commission Approves Employee Contract


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a labor agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, which represents general personnel for the county ...Read More

Proos Talks Roads Plan


State Senator John Proos says that lawmakers in Lansing have a lot of talking to do as they consider a plan worked out between Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders to raise money to fix Michigan roads ...Read More

Joique Bell Foundation To Host Shop with a Cop Event Friday


35 children from the Benton Harbor area will get to go on a shopping trip to the Pipestone Avenue Meijer store Friday morning, thanks to the Joique Bell Foundation ...Read More

Ten Year Old Boy Killed In Saint Joseph County ATV Accident


A ten year old boy was killed in an ATV accident in Saint Joseph County this week ...Read More

State Legislative Leaders Reach Tentative Road Deal


Governor Rick Snyder and legislative leaders have struck a road funding deal to put a proposed 1 percentage point hike in the 6 percent sales tax to a statewide vote in May ...Read More

Berrien County Commission Declines To Take Over Road Commission Powers


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has voted not to take over the country road commission ...Read More

Meetings Planned Between Public And Police In Benton Harbor


Everyone's invited to attend a series of meetings set to be held in Benton Harbor designed to help the police and the public better understand each other ...Read More

Suspects In Saint Joseph Robbery Charged


The three suspects who police say confessed to a robbery outside of a home on Lions Park Drive in Saint Joseph this month have all been charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit an illegal act ...Read More

79-Year-Old Niles Woman And Former WSJM Employee Earns Diploma


A 79-year-old Niles woman is checking off graduating from high school from her bucket list ...Read More

AG Schuette, Federal Officials Announce Charges In Fungal Meningitis Outbreak


Fourteen people are facing charges for the huge outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2012 traced back to the New England Compounding Center ...Read More

Pscholka College Athlete Bill Passes State Senate


A bill from State Representative Al Pscholka that originated in the Michigan House to classify college athletes as students and not public employees has now passed the State Senate ...Read More

State Fire Marshal Talks Christmas Fire Hazards


Now that the Christmas season is here, everyone's being reminded to avoid tragedy in their home by following some safety tips with the trees they put up ...Read More

Coloma Hagar Joint Fire Board Investigating Wooley


The Coloma-Hagar Joint Fire Board is looking into possible issues with their finances related to the embezzlement charge against its treasurer Bob Wooley ...Read More

Berrien Residents Facing Foreclosure Reminded Of Tax Payment Plans


Those who are struggling to stay up to date on their property taxes in Berrien County are being reminded that there is a way to get back on track without losing their property to foreclosure ...Read More

Berrien County Sheriffs Dept Holds Shop With A Cop Event


The Berrien County Sheriffs Department this past weekend helped out 12 families for the holidays by taking 28 children shopping for gifts as part of the Shop with a Cop program ...Read More

Successful Holiday Party For The Animals On Saturday


The Humane Society's annual Holiday Party for the Animals, held this past weekend, was one of the best attended that the organization's had in years ...Read More

Van-Train Crash Begets Fiery Onlooker Accident In Lincoln Township


Faulty equipment on a Chevrolet Express van is blamed for a crash between that vehicle and a freight train Tuesday morning just before 7 a ...Read More

AAA Michigan Projecting Increase In Holiday Travel


More of us in Michigan are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for Christmas or New Year's than last year according to Triple-A Michigan ...Read More

New Buffalo Township Considering Legal Action Against The Pokagon Fund


New Buffalo Township is moving forward with plans for possible legal action against The Pokagon Fund to get their township clerk back on the Pokagon Fund Board ...Read More

Michigan Experiencing Early Start To Flu Season


We're seeing an earlier-than-normal start to the flu season in Michigan ...Read More

Drunk Boating, Snowmobiling Bills Headed To Governor's Desk


Legislation is headed to Governor Snyder to lower the blood-alcohol level for drunk boating and snowmobiling ...Read More

Governor Snyder Talks Roads With WSJM


With Christmas approaching and the end of the legislative session in sight yet this week, Governor Snyder says he has just one thing he wants under his tree for everyone in the state ...Read More

Benton Harbor Audit Finds Surplus


Benton Harbor City Commissioners on Monday heard the results of the city's latest audit, and learned that the last fiscal year was finished with a surplus of about one million dollars ...Read More

Benton Harbor City Commission Discusses City Manager Evaluation


Benton Harbor City Commissioner at their regular meeting on Monday went into a closed session for about an hour to discuss the yearly performance evaluation for City Manager Darwin Watson, and when they came out, announced that his composite score, in several areas of consideration, came out to a 2 ...Read More

Commissioner Muhammad: Pinkney Conviction Proof Of A "Kangaroo Court"


A Benton Harbor City Commissioner is hopping mad about the verdict and sentence of two and a half to 10 years in prison for activist Ed Pinkney for election fraud related to changed dates on petitions seeking to recall Mayor James Hightower ...Read More

Whirlpool Unveiling New Benton Harbor Refrigeration Technology Center Friday


Whirlpool Corporation will celebrate the completion of its new Benton Harbor Refrigeration Technology Center this week ...Read More

Red Cross Asking Supporters To Make Resolution To Give Blood


Next month is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is asking supporters to make a resolution to give blood on a regular basis for all of 2015 ...Read More

Lighthouse Forever Fund Getting Closer To Goal


The Lighthouse Forever Fund probably won't finish out the year having reached its two million dollar fundraising goal, but that doesn't mean the city of Saint Joseph can't start getting to work on the planned restoration of the inner and outer lighthouses ...Read More

Expert Talks Holiday Stress


For those who have experienced losses, the less fortunate, and everyday families overcome by stress, the holidays can be a challenging time ...Read More

Pinkney Gets Up To 10 Years Behind Bars


Benton Township activist Ed Pinkney is going to prison for two and a half to 10 years after being convicted of five counts of election fraud this fall for changing the dates on petitions in a failed recall of Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower ...Read More

Former BH Emergency Manager Named To Detroit Financial Review Commission


The Detroit Financial Review Commission has a name familiar to people in Southwest Michigan. Governor Snyder has named former Benton Harbor emergency manager Tony Saunders to be one of the nine on the panel. The group will oversee Detroit's exit from bankruptcy and guide the Motor City on good financial management going forward. Also on the commmission are retired University of Michigan