ST. JOSEPH - Harry Gast died Thursday in his Lincoln Township farmhouse.
ST. JOSEPH - For Berrien County Animal Control Manager Val Grimes, the wait for a new building must feel like it dragged out in dog years.
STEVENSVILLE - Nathan Ceawood didn't know what to think when a firefighter handed him a firehose Thursday night.
SOUTHFIELD - Chassix, a major manufacturer with plants in Stevensville and Benton Harbor, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a viable company, Chassix Holdings Inc. announced Thursday.
BENTON HARBOR - A former Benton Harbor worker is suing the city and City Manager Darwin Watson for alleged unpaid overtime and allegedly forcing him to resign after he complained about it.
STEVENSVILLE - State Rep. Al Pscholka will have a free town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Lincoln Township Hall, 2055 W. John Beers Road.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - The Berrien Springs Board of Education has two new members after action at a special meeting Wednesday. Board members appointed Lee Davidson and Sarah O'Dell to fill the two vacancies.
BERRIEN SPRINGS - The Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department will host the sixth annual National Night Out from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grove Park in Berrien Springs.
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a St. Joseph man who is serving lengthy prison terms for brutal sexual attacks on his former girlfriend, and for forging a letter purported to be from the victim saying that she lied about the attacks.
BENTON TOWNSHIP - After serving 15 years as president of Wightman and Associates Inc., Tom Deneau has retired, according to a news release.
ST. JOSEPH - The former assistant director of Berrien County's 911 dispatch system was in court Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to illegally seeking information from police computers.
BENTON HARBOR - There were lots of squeals and smiling faces Wednesday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor as the children celebrated a summer of reading and learning with parachutes, fire trucks, line dancing and disc golf.
BENTON HARBOR - A May 4 fire that destroyed everything inside a Benton Harbor house could have been avoided if the landlord had fixed the code violations found by a city inspector almost two months before, said Alice Smith, who lived in the house with her six children, ages 1-14.