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Thursday, August 13, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — While some public school districts throughout Southwest Michigan plan to begin the school year with students and teachers returning to the classroom, South Haven Public Schools has made the decision, initially, to begin the school year with only online instruction.

STEVENSVILLE — The Lincoln Township Police Department is advising residents to lock their car doors following multiple unlocked cars being stolen from earlier this week.

STEVENSVILLE — Parents of students in the Lakeshore school district have until the end of Friday to sign up for the Lakeshore Virtual Academy.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners established a subcommittee Tuesday to look at the city’s recreational marijuana ordinance and set up a timeline with at least three meetings before they are ready to send their recommendations to the city commission.

Police: Lee Twp. man shot, killed man from South Haven

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board President Joseph Taylor said Tuesday that the Financial Recovery Agreement state officials presented to school board trustees reminds him of past agreements, and he doesn’t like it.

Berrien County records 66th COVID-19 death

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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More than 50,000 homes were left without power Monday night as heavy winds ripped through Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana, which caught the tail end of a powerful derecho storm that swept across the Midwest.

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ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph commissioners got what they asked for when gauging the public Monday night about whether the city should allow a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted on Stadium Drive next to St. Joseph High School. 

2 motorcyclists hospitalized after crash

Sunday, August 09, 2020
Saturday, August 08, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — This week’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis in Michigan complements work being already done by local health officials to improve the health outcomes of people of color.

SOUTH HAVEN — For the past eight years, the South Haven Steelheaders, American Legion and Operation Injured Soldiers have teamed up to take veterans, injured in war, out on Lake Michigan for a day of fishing as part of the annual Salute to Veterans celebration.

Friday, August 07, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — United Way of Southwest Michigan announced Wednesday its plans to consolidate its Paw Paw office, formerly the office of Van Buren County United Way, into the organization’s main office in St. Joseph, which will serve as the operations hub for the three counties the organization…

BENTON TOWNSHIP — A dice game in a driveway outside a house in Benton Township led to a shooting Wednesday evening, according to Benton Township police.

BARODA — One person died in a fiery crash on I-94 Wednesday night involving two semi tractor-trailers and a sport utility vehicle.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Police in Benton Harbor are investigating a triple-shooting on Tuesday that left two of the victims in critical condition. Their names have not been released.

NILES — Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said Wednesday an internal investigation is underway after a Facebook Live video surfaced Tuesday that captured a sheriff’s deputy “physically arresting” a woman in Niles.

911 surcharge increase OK’d in Van Buren County

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton pulled ahead early Tuesday night as the incumbent claimed a big victory in the Republican primary.

STEVENSVILLE — One man is dead and another faces charges after police say the driver of a car turned into the path of a motorcycle Monday night.

ST. JOSEPH — In a race that was tight to the finish, Republican challenger Julie Wuerfel unseated incumbent Berrien County 6th District Commissioner Chris Heugel, based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.

BENTON HARBOR — Some students attending Benton Harbor Area Schools will return to class this fall 100 percent virtually, while others will have a mixture of in-person and online activities.

Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich appeared to be well on her way Tuesday to winning the Republican primary for the seat at press time, although she said she would not comment until all of the votes were in.