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Thursday, April 09, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — Toni Grisham of Niles has struggled with some serious health issues the past few years and was on the verge of losing her home to tax foreclosure.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners this week approved a special use permit and site plan for Justice Grown of Michigan, putting the company one step closer to opening a medical marijuana dispensary at 200 E. Main St.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — A man was injured late Wednesday when he was shot by someone inside a car as he walked on Highland Avenue near Plum Court in Benton Township.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — Financial help is on the way for those dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said Tuesday in a teleconference with constituents.

ST. JOSEPH — A Benton Harbor man told a police officer that he fatally stabbed his roommate while the roommate slept because the man had taken his debit card and used it for himself, and because he was disrespectful, according to testimony in Berrien County Trial Court on Tuesday.

ST. JOSEPH — A man who allegedly sped through one county on I-94 before crashing his car on a rural road in another county, killing his female passenger, has been bound over for trial on a murder charge.

SOUTH HAVEN — In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation has launched the South Haven Emergency Response Fund, a new restricted fund intended to provide immediate support to nonprofits within the foundation’s service area.

Area positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order does not stop people from traveling to South Haven to stay in their second homes. However, it does prevent vacationers from renting those dwellings.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Township officials agreed Monday that many of the township’s roads need work and fixing them will be expensive.

ST. JOSEPH — Due to changing circumstances caused by the novel coronavirus, information in the St. Joseph Township spring newsletter regarding yard waste, landfill passes and park opening dates has now changed.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are meeting Wednesday to figure out how to come up with another $1.3 million annually to keep an almost $15 million water and sewer project on track.

Monday, April 06, 2020

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Tucked away in the Berrien County Health Department is an essential employee whose job it is to prepare for and respond to the spread of diseases.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township Police Chief Brian Smit has ordered Lowe’s to stop selling non-essential items out of its store, including from the store’s garden center.

Saturday, April 04, 2020
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BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is asking salaried employees to take two weeks of unpaid leave as a proactive measure against the coronavirus pandemic.

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The HP will be making some temporary changes in the production schedule of our print editions.

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ST. JOSEPH — A St. Joseph police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, Public Safety Director Steve Neubecker confirmed on Friday.

I have a question related to the governor’s stay-at-home order. I have a friend that I walk with, and we usually meet at a park or a trail to walk. I know it’s OK to be outdoors walking, but my question is: Is it OK for us each to drive to the location to meet up for our walk? (I know we’re …

Wightman adds two to administration team

The board and staff of Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan has canceled the Spring 2020 season and celebration Girls on the Run 5K, according to a news release.

Friday, April 03, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County health officials are working day and night to prepare for an expected surge of COVID-19 cases they believe is going to hit the county in 10-14 days.

BRIDGMAN — Those living within 10 miles of Cook Nuclear Plant are used to hearing the warning siren tests the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m.

SOUTH HAVEN — As South Haven History Club members saw their classmates’ state competitions canceled one by one this spring due to the coronavirus outbreak, they began to wonder whether their contest, too, would be curtailed.

Van Buren County reports first COVID-19 death