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1 hr ago | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Police Seeking Women Accused Of Using Stolen Credit Cards At Walgreen's

Police are looking for two women accused of a credit card scam that has hit three Walgreen's locations in Berrien County. According to Niles Police, the women used stolen credit cards to purchase multiple items on August 13. In addition to the Walgreen's in Niles, they also used the cards at the company's locations in Benton Township and St. Joseph an hour earlier.

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Related Topix: St. Joseph, MI

5 hrs ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Michigan House Speaker finalist lays out agenda

State Representative Al Pscholka of Stevensville is among the two top candidates to become Speaker of the Michigan House in January. The Berrien County Republican says he's working on getting those votes in the House, but is more importantly working to keep the GOP majority.

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Related Topix: Stevensville, MI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

SJHS Ranked Nationally For Third Year In A Row By Newsweek

Using data such as standardized test scores, college readiness, and amount of advanced placement courses offered, Newsweek has ranked St. Joseph High School among the best in the nation. For the third year in a row the school made the national list, being ranked 427th out of 500.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Berrien County Set For 911 Makeover

Berrien County is gearing up for a 911 overhaul. It's been over 20 years since equipment at dispatch centers has been upgraded.

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Related Topix: Niles, MI

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

More Signatures Submitted Wanting Explanation For Military Surplus Equipment

More signatures were submitted Thursday to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners asking for explanation as to why the Sheriff's Department needs military surplus equipment. Ray Kurkis of New Buffalo claims the surplus items like the MRAP vehicle and grenade launchers need to be used by the sheriff's department within a year's span or returned to the state.

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Related Topix: New Buffalo, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Lt. Governor: So Many Reasons To Be Bullish About MI's Future

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley was in St. Joseph Thursday to meet with the Berrien County Tea Party Patriots. Before a question and answer session Calley recapped the economic transition Michigan as gone through since January of 2011.

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WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Activist Says Appeal Has Been Filed With The MI Supreme Court

Benton Township Activist Edward Pinkney says an appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals' decision not to place the Benton Harbor mayoral recall election on the November ballot has been filed. He spoke Thursday to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, saying he was in Lansing last week filing the appeal with the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Benton Harbor, MI, Lansing, MI

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Eric Lester Likes Chances Of Democrats In Fall Election

Dr. Eric Lester is seeking to become the first Democrat since the 1960s to win a state House race in Berrien County. He's running against state Representative Al Pscholka in the 79th District, and thinks he can benefit from momentum statewide in the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Western Michigan University

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Niles Tax Foreclosure Auction Deemed Success

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is calling Tuesday's tax foreclosure auction in Niles a huge success. He had hoped to sell 50 properties.

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Related Topix: Niles, MI, Sodus, MI

Wed Sep 03, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Commissioner Muhammad: Recall Election Ruling Could Come Soon

Benton Harbor City Commissioner Marcus Muhammad believes the Michigan Court of Appeals is close to ruling on whether the Benton Harbor Mayoral Recall Election will be on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Benton Harbor, MI

Tue Sep 02, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Chickerings Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

St. Joseph Mayor Pro Tem Fran Chickering and husband Bill Chickering, who is running for the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, are the latest local officials to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

12-Year-Old Killed in ATV Accident

The Berrien County sheriff's office says a 12-year-old boy has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash.

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Related Topix: Niles, MI

Sun Aug 31, 2014

MLive.com

ATV driver, 12, killed in accident in Berrien County, MI

A 12-year-old driver of an all-terrien vehicle was killed in an accident Sunday afternoon in Berrien County's Niles Township, police said.

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Related Topix: Niles, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Court Dog Mr. Weeber Introduced

Mr. Weeber is now on the job in Berrien County. He is the black lab that is owned by Assistant Prosecutor Jeff Taylor and his family that has been brought in to assist with children who have to testify.

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Related Topix: Van Buren County, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Amtrak Extending Additional Blue Water, Wolverine Trains Through September

Extra Amtrak trains will still be rolling through southern Berrien County and Cass County through the end of September.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Cass County, MI, Port Huron, MI, New Buffalo, MI, Niles, MI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

MLive.com

Man suffers minor injuries after rollover crash in Berrien Springs

A 71-year-old Benton Harbor resident received minor injuries on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a health problem while driving that led to a rollover accident in Berrien Springs, police said.

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Related Topix: Berrien Springs, MI, Benton Harbor, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Amtrak Extending Additional Blue Water, Wolverine Trains Through September

Extra Amtrak trains will still be rolling through southern Berrien County and Cass County through the end of September.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Cass County, MI, Port Huron, MI, New Buffalo, MI, Niles, MI

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WNDU-TV South Bend

Meet Mr. Weeber, a dog that's helping kids in the courtroom

Meet Mr. Weeber - he's a 1 A1 2 year old black lab at the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office who will be a companion to children at the courthouse.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Prosecutor's Office Introduces Mr. Weeber

A highly-trained service dog is set to take its place at the Berrien County Prosecutor's Office.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Clarity Hearing Called Regarding Recall Effort Of Clerk Tyler

A hearing will be held in Lansing regarding petition language for the recall of Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler.

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Related Topix: Benton Harbor, MI

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