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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
Thursday, July 09, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — City officials in South Haven got an unexpected boost in funding to help pay for much-needed repairs and upgrades to a municipal marina that has been adversely affected by the near-record water levels on the Black River for the past two boating seasons.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — A proposed medical marijuana dispensary being funded by longtime NBA player Wilson Chandler is another step closer to reality in Benton Harbor.

SOUTH HAVEN — With former city manager Brian Dissette’s departure July 1 to become Berrien County’s new administrator, officials in South Haven are on the fast track to find his replacement.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday unanimously approved having city workers pick up residential trash, rather than again hiring a contractor to do it.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — A man who sped through one county on I-94 before crashing his car on a rural road in another county, killing his female passenger, faces up to 30 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

NEW BUFFALO — A woman from Illinois is dead after another woman allegedly drove her car into the path of her motorcycle over the weekend, police said.

Friday, July 03, 2020

COVERT — National Weather Service meteorologists are still determining whether a severe thunderstorm that ripped through sections of northwest Berrien County and Van Buren County on June 26 was the result of straight-line winds or perhaps a tornado.

BRIDGMAN — A pizzeria that opened its first physical location in downtown Benton Harbor last year is in the midst of a change.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — A St. Joseph police sergeant is on unpaid leave as his fate is determined, after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the officer’s investigation into a transaction gone awry between himself and the seller of a pair of AirPod wireless headphones that didn’t work.

THREE OAKS — An “amazing” local machine ahead of its time, a fearsome weapon faced by Michigan soldiers during the first World War, and locally made musical oddities for the home are among the exhibits making their debut at the Region of Three Oaks Museum this Fourth of July weekend.

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced Wednesday that in-person courses will run during the fall 2020 semester, on-campus residence halls will be open and the institution will operate as normally as is reasonably possible while maintaining safety, according to a news release.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Social distancing, hand hygiene options and other precautions will be in place when the Benton Harbor Farmers Market opens today.

SOUTH HAVEN — A 21-year-old Covert man accused of shooting multiple times at a home last week occupied by a family faces seven felony charges, including assault with intent to murder.

ST. JOSEPH — A Coloma man accused of attacking a St. Joseph High School student at the school in February was bound over for trial Tuesday after a preliminary hearing before Berrien County Trial Court Judge Gordon Hosbein.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

STEVENSVILLE — Smart money management during the last three months of the school year led to Lakeshore Public Schools spending about $600,000 less than anticipated, school board trustees learned Monday.

Monday, June 29, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Daniel Jackson spends much of his time focusing on soccer. The 2007 South Haven High School graduate earned all-state honors his senior year and now plays professionally for the United Soccer League’s South Georgia Tormenta team in Statesboro, Ga.

Friday, June 26, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — An anticipated drop in school aid from the state has led to a decision by South Haven school officials to lay off six staff members and make an additional $150,000 in spending cuts for the coming school year.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are faced with tough choices as they grapple with a deficit of $437,721 in this year’s budget, which ends June 30.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Beginning June 30, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation are restoring the daily Pere Marquette round-trip trains between Grand Rapids and Chicago. The service, which has several stops in Southwest Michigan, including Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and Bangor, was suspended March 21…

ST. JOSEPH — A Coloma man accused of attacking a St. Joseph High School student in February continued to decline accepting a plea agreement Wednesday during a preliminary exam conference at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — With the 4th of July holiday just around the corner and fireworks stands sprouting up around town, South Haven Police are reminding area residents of the laws concerning proper use of pyrotechnics.