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BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — On April 11, Michigan State Police troopers took a 15-year-old juvenile into custody and lodged him at the Berrien County Juvenile Center on a charge of threat of terrorism. The juvenile, a Berrien Township resident, had been a student at Berrien Springs High School. While it ...
Parenting Matters is the first parenting conference in Berrien County, RESA reporeted. ... BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Democratic Party will sponsor an April 28 forum in Benton Harbor featuring the candidates for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House's 6th District, the party announced ...

"Lincoln Township police arrived on scene and were able to identify several long guns were missing from the gun store," said Sheriff Paul Bailey, (R) Berrien County Sheriff's Department. Police say nine firearms were stolen. Police say all of them were found at the scene of the crash. That includes five rifles, ...
Killed were students Davion Marquez Patton and Allan Trevon-James Velox, both 17, and the driver, 20-year-old Jamahri Jayshaun Fuller of Benton Harbor, according to a news release from the Berrien County Sheriff's Office. A passenger, 17-year-old Anton Duran Morgan of Benton Harbor, was in critical ...
ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three people died and one person was listed in critical condition after a police pursuit in Berrien County ended in a crash Sunday morning. The crash occurred at M-139 near Rockey Weed Road in Royalton Township around 5:11 a.m. Five local and state agencies ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – The Berrien County Board of Commissioners announced their Dispatcher of the Year Award on Thursday. Two dispatchers were chosen for the 2018 awards. Eric Ruth of Niles dispatch and Lanny Duffel of Berrien County dispatch were selected from their extraordinary efforts ...

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) A Berrien County high school student was arrested and charged with making a threat of terrorism. The unidentified 15-year-old was taken into custody by Michigan State Police troopers on Wednesday and is being held at the Berrien County Juvenile Center. The teen is a ...
Members of Berrien County Sheriff's department have found a body in the Paw Paw River. They were searching for a kayaker who has been missing since February. They are now working to identify the man's body. The following release was issued Tuesday night by the Berrien County Sheriff's Department:.
Berrien County Cook nuclear plant siren to be tested Saturday. Posted: Fri 8:07 AM, Apr 06, 2018. BERRIEN CO., Mich. (WNDU, WSJM) - If you hear the alarms going off around the Cook nuclear plant this weekend in Berrien County, don't be worried. According to reporting partners at WSJM, a test will be done Saturday at ...
She has been a court clerk, a grant writer, grant coordinator, staff support for a number of committees and task forces in Berrien County, administrator of federal Homeland Security dollars, office manager in the county prosecutor's office and, most recently, manager of the county's new Public Defender's ...
The clock is ticking on 2015 property tax payments in Berrien County, with a deadline of the close of business today to either pay those in full or get into a payment plan to avoid being foreclosed. The Orchards Mall in Benton Township owes $275,000 in taxes for that year, and if that money isn't paid in full ...
Christopher S. Vincent, 35, of Wolcott Avenue, Niles, 180 days in jail, credit for 5 days served, $1,098 in fines and costs, $20 restitution, 90 days on tether and 2 years probation for attempted larceny in a building, a saw from a house in St. Joseph, Jan. 8. Drugs. Cocaine. Adam W. Daughtery, 33, of Hicks ...
Clyde Fuller III, 46, of Buchanan and 54-year-old Terry Snow of Eau Claire face prison time and must pay restitution, according to the Berrien County prosecutor. In December WSBT 22 reported that court documents say the landfill made nearly $250,000 in payments to a company owned by Snow's mother. Those payments ...
That was on Territorial Road in Bainbridge Township, Berrien County. Around 6:48 p.m., police say Todd Kietzer, 58, of Hartford was driving on the wrong side of the road when he crashed head-on with a car driven by Paul Perez, 57, of Hartford. Kietzer was flown to Kalamazoo in serious condition. Perez was taken to a St.
BENTON HARBOR, MI -- Four men were jailed in Berrien County this week as part of ongoing investigations into crack cocaine and other drug trafficking, police said. The Southwest Enforcement Team-West and members of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department searched a home at 1293 Parkway Drive ...
On Tuesday, SWET arrested a 31-year-old man for the delivery of heroin with the help of Berrien County Road Patrol, and then on Thursday, SWET did it again, arresting a 47-year-old Chicago man for the delivery of crack, again with the help of Berrien County Road Patrol. SWET is comprised of law ...
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien County middle school students will experience the world of computer coding thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Berrien County Community Foundation. The Berrien Regional Education Service Agency originally requested $49,000, but the funding it did receive will go a long ...

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - The Berrien County Sheriff's Department wants to equip its officers with body cameras. Our reporting partners at the Herald-Palladium say the department wants to purchase 120 body cameras after a nine-month trial period had positive results. The cameras will cost more than ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is repairing five bridges that run over I-94 between now and August. Crews have already closed the bridges on Lakeside Road and Kruger Road to begin work that includes resurfacing, replacing barriers, structural steel repairs and ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is repairing five bridges that run over I-94 between now and August. Crews have already closed the bridges on Lakeside Road and Kruger Road to begin work that includes resurfacing, replacing barriers, structural steel repairs and ...
A veteran-led non-profit has stepped up to help Berrien County residents affected by flooding. Team Rubicon has launched Operation Barren Heart to support residents by conducting damage assessments, muckout operations, and debris removal for free where needed. Team Rubicon was founded by ...
Berrien County Dispatch says there were many other crashes scattered throughout the area, some of them closing roads. Exit 23 on I-94 to Red Arrow Highway was closed due to a crash involving multiple vehicles and the Napier Avenue ramp to U.S. 31 was also closed due to a jackknifed semi-trailer ...
A Michigan State Trooper was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a crash in Berrien County. It happened just after 7 a.m. on I-94 at mile marker 30-- that's near the Napier Road exit in Benton Township. The trooper was driving behind two MDOT plow trucks which were treating the ice covered highway when he ...
BERRIEN CO., Mich. (WNDU, WSJM) - There's now another delay in the murder case against a man accused of beating two people to death in Berrien County. Alex Perez faces two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of the mother of his two daughters and her father. The bodies of 27-year-old ...
Berrien County is still under a state of emergency and Under sheriff Chuck Heit says there are still about 16 streets that are barricaded off and are unsafe. But now that they aren't expecting water levels to rise, the community is working to get those affected back to a normal life. On homes like those on ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – As the Berrien County Animal Control continues to care for displaced pets due to recent flooding, they have created “Starter Pet Packs” as the animals are reunited with their owners. The owners of the displaced dogs will receive food and water dishes, a collar, a leash, and dog ...
COLOMA, Mich. - Cemeteries always rely on Mother Nature. But the last few weeks of severe weather in Michiana has made it even harder for one Coloma cemetery to serve its clients. Bert Edquist owns or manages three cemeteries in Berrien County. He had to postpone one burial at his Benton Harbor ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- Several hundred properties damaged. Millions of dollars in repairs of public infrastructure. Close to 30 people still living in shelters. Those are some of the figures coming out of Berrien County as local officials continue assessing the damage caused by last week's flooding.
24 Hour News 8 web staff - ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WOOD) - Two Berrien County students may face criminal charge after allegedly threatening attacks at schools. The two students in question attend Watervliet schools and Andrews Academy in Berrien Springs. In both cases, authorities say, they sent ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- The Berrien County prosecutor's office says local law enforcement agencies have investigated multiple instances where students are alleged to have made threats to commit violence at school. Some of the investigations have led police to determine there was no threat.
It also depends on how quickly the electricity is restored because you need electricity to be able to operate well pumps to get samples from the homes,” said Nicki Britten, Berrien County health officer. The families that live in some St. Joseph Township homes were evacuated. Parts of roadways are still impassable, but some ...
Devastation can still be seen at the River Spring Estates. Nearly a week later and the bottom of some trailers are still underwater. It could take several days more before the water is gone and people can return home. "I've lived here for about 40 years and I've never seen anything like this. I went through it once before, they ...
“Unfortunately, with a disaster like a flood, a lot of it depends on when the water will recede so we can go in and assess the damage,” said Chief Deputy Robert Boyce of the Berrien County Sheriff's Department. “You know, if a tornado or something hits, you can go in and assess the damage almost ...
Manowar A. Jones, 40, of Paw Paw Lake Road, Coloma, two concurrent terms of 7-20 years in prison, credit for 109 days served, and $1,466 in fines and costs for two counts of delivery/manufacture of meth between Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, 2017 in Coloma Township; and a concurrent term of 110 days and $68 ...
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – A project years in the making finally becoming a reality. Recently the Berrien County Commissioners approved a contract, which starts the process of purchasing body cameras for deputies. For nine months the department tested eight body cameras mostly in the jail. Berrien County ...
The incident remains under investigation by the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department and Berrien County Sheriff's Office Accident Reconstruction Unit. Also assisting at the crash site were the Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Fire Department, the Michigan State Police-Niles Post, the ...
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI -- Karen Lou Johns, 61, of the village of Eau Claire, was the motorist killed in a three-way car crash Monday in Berrien County. Police say she was driving north on M-139 shortly before 11:20 a.m. on Monday, March 19, when her Toyota Corolla was struck by another northbound ...
A Berrien County Podiatrist won't go to jail, but he will lose his license after an investigation found he wrote prescriptions to people who weren't his patients. Back in February, 65-year-old Craig Sherwood of St. Joseph pleaded "no contest" to diverting opioids and insurance fraud back. On the condition that ...
One person was flown to the hospital via Medflight after a crash involving a garbage truck on U.S. 12 and Sage in Bertrand Township. This is in Berrien County. The crash happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The following release was issued by the Berrien County Sheriff's Department: On 3-13-18 at approx. 3pm, emergency ...
Berrien County officials urge patience after disaster declaration. Relief centers open today, Thursday and Friday. By HP staff; Mar 14, 2018 ... Berrien County officials are urging residents to stay tuned regarding details of Gov. Rick Snyder's declaration disaster following last month's St. Joseph River flooding ...
Berrien County police say 35-year-old Cory Wright disappeared in the Paw Paw River near Watervliet Tuesday night. They say he hit a log jam and couldn't get to shore. Two others kayakers were able to make it back. A Berrien County Sheriff's Deputy says they will continue to search for him through the weekend. Officials ...
KALAMAZOO — A lawsuit against Berrien County and three former Berrien County jail guards, alleging sexual misconduct, has been dismissed. ... Seven other women sued Berrien County and six sheriff's deputies, including McGrew and McCoy, in July 2017, alleging more sexual misconduct at the ...
Berrien County officials have declared a state of emergency. People are being forced from their homes. In Berrien Springs, mobile home community River Springs Estates had to evacuate Wednesday night. The owner tells us 180 families are displaced right now and she thinks half of the homes are damaged beyond repair.
The Berrien County Board of Commissioners declared a local state of emergency Friday afternoon, which notified state officials that dealing with the flood has taxed the county's resources. Meanwhile, multiple agencies are working to provide shelter to displaced families and report damage to property.
The Berrien County Road Department and the Van Buren County Road Commission are both dealing with a large number of roads that have been flooded over this week. Berrien County Road Department Director Jason Lathum tells WSJM News the crews are out and marking problem spots.
SAINT JOSEPH, Mich. – The Berrien County Sheriff's Department is investigating reports of a school shooting threat at the St. Joseph High School on Monday. Berrien County Dispatch confirmed that police have had several reports filed beginning around 4:30 p.m.. St. Joseph's Superintendent sent an ...
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - According to our reporting partners at the Herald Palladium, Ann Cardon, the St. Joseph school superintendent, emailed parents to say there is no immediate danger for students at the school at the school. In her email, she said, "It appears to be a miscommunication ...
All commercial vehicles weighing more than 10,000 tons must reduce weights by 35 percent and reduce speeds to 35 mph on all Berrien County roads ... Berrien County Weighmaster Don Goulooze said the seasonal weight restrictions will begin Monday, as warmer weather is expected through the week.
Manowar A. Jones, 40, of Paw Paw Lake Road, Coloma, two concurrent terms of 7-20 years in prison, credit for 109 days served, and $1,466 in fines and costs for two counts of delivery/manufacture of meth between Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, 2017 in Coloma Township; and a concurrent term of 110 days and $68 ...
Berrien County residents living south of the New Buffalo harbor have long experienced erosion and the loss of beach, which they say threatens homes, tourism and even the area's water pumping station. County Commissioner Ezra Scott has arranged a meeting in Washington D.C. this month with residents ...


 

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