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Local Favorite St. Joe Winter Beer Fest Returns January 27: Get Your Tickets Now!
St. Joe Today has confirmed the St. Joe Winter Beer Fest will take place on January 27, 2024. The event, for those 21 and older, will be located at the intersection of Broad St. and Lake Blvd. in St. Joseph, Michigan. The festival will last from 12:00p to 4:00p, with a cap of 1,050 attendees. Tickets were made available on December 1, 2023, with two types on offer.
These stevensville, MI based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near stevensville.
Rise in Canine Distemper Cases in Berrien County Prompts Warnings to Dog Owners
An alarming rise in canine distemper cases has been reported in Berrien County, West Michigan. Dog owners are urged to be vigilant, as the virus can attack a dog's respiratory system. The best prevention is ensuring pets are up-to-date with vaccinations.
The Vicious Cycle of Recidivism and Economic Hardship: A Case Study from Berrien County
In Berrien County, a local event has brought to light the broader issue of recidivism and its ties to economic hardship. Lawrence Woods, a 46-year-old man from Buchanan, has been sentenced to a 12-month to 5-year prison term for the theft of lottery tickets valued between $1,000 to $20,000 from Harding's Market in Berrien Springs. In a Monday ruling at the Berrien County Trial Court, Judge Jennifer Smith mandated Woods to pay fines, costs, and restitution totaling $4,758. This sentence is set to run concurrently with a prior sentence for a 2021 drug offense and consecutively to any parole violation sentence, with Woods having no credit for time served due to his parole status at the time.
Fire that destroyed Hartford storage building likely unintentional, fire chief says
HARTFORD, Mich. — No injuries were reported after a fire destroyed an 18,000-square-foot storage building in Hartford Sunday night. Arriving at the property on County Road 681 near Hilltop Fruit Trees, firefighters used two excavators to rip off the building's roof and walls to put out the flames, according to Lawrence Township Emergency Services Fire Chief Michael Anchor.
Michigan Works to offer health care training program
Berrien County, Mi (WSBT) — The demand for skilled healthcare workers remains high in Berrien County. Officials say the demand for skilled healthcare workers will continue to rise, and Michigan Works! is playing a crucial role in offering support with a 12-week healthcare training program that would be divided into two parts helping trainees obtain two- in demand credentials and jumpstart a career in healthcare.
5 arrested, guns and drugs seized in Southwest Michigan drug bust
BERRIEN COUNTY, MI -- Several people were arrested and a large amount of drugs and firearms were seized during a police raid in Southwest Michigan Friday, police said. The Southwest Enforcement Team and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Tactical Response Unit executed a residential search warrant Friday, Dec. 1 in the 1500 block of North Teakwood Drive in Lincoln Township -- western Berrien County.
Local Alert: USACE Advises Caution on Great Lakes Piers During Windy Conditions
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has advised the public to be careful around Great Lakes piers and breakwaters, especially in windy conditions. This warning, issued through Benton Harbor, Michigan-based media outlet WSJM, comes as the likelihood of accidents increases in certain periods of the year. A USACE official highlighted the increased risk associated with being on the piers during high winds and waves.Visit here for more details.
Restoration continues on Howard Trail pedestrian bridge
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (WSBT) — The restoration project will resume for the Howard Trail pedestrian bridge in St. Joseph. The bridge was originally built around 2007. According to our reporting partners at WSJM Radio, city leaders say it needed some work earlier than it should have. This is partly...
Melodies and Masterpieces: Unforgettable Holiday Collage Concert - Support Student Hunger!
📢 Hey there, fam! I have some exciting news for you! 🎉 Mark your calendars for the upcoming event that you won't want to miss! 🗓️. 🎶 Introducing the "Holiday Collage Concert" 🌟, hosted by Lake Michigan College's visual and performing arts department! 🎭🎵 Get ready to be blown away by the incredible talents of the LMC Concert Choir, Vocal Chamber, Jazz Band, and Instrumental Ensemble! 🎤🎺🎸
Election commission rejects petition to recall Buchanan mayor
BUCHANAN, Mich. (WSBT) — There was an abrupt turn of events in a Berrien County courthouse on Monday. During the first hearing for a petition to recall the mayor of Buchanan. There was a hearing on the language of the petition that brought the mayor and those who filed...
Sign Up By Friday (12/8) For In-Home Lead Inspection
Benton Harbor City residents: time is running out to sign up for free in-home lead inspection and abatement services through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS). The deadline for applications is Friday, December 8. Don't wait until the last minute to fill one out! This program can...
Weekly Safety Report: Benton Harbor, Michigan Faces Liquor License Issue and Hires Private Security Firm
Benton Harbor, Michigan has experienced two incidents this week that impact public safety. The first incident involves the city exceeding its liquor license limit, with 12 licenses issued instead of the allowed six. The second incident involves the hiring of a private security firm to patrol busy shopping areas due to a shortage of police officers during the holiday season.
Michigan Freeways Adding A.I. Suggested Variable Speed Limits
They're called Variable Speed Limits and they'll begin to show up soon on at least one stretch of Michigan freeways. The advisory speed limits will appear on I-94 between Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor in Southwest Michigan. Interestingly, they'll not be chosen by humans but rather by artificial intelligence. Considering that...
Get Crafty this Holiday Season: Create Wooden Layered Christmas Ornaments/Gift Tags at Lake Michigan College
Get ready to unleash your creativity this holiday season! The event, "Create Wooden Layered Christmas Ornaments/Gift Tags", is all set to take place on Wed, Dec 06 · 5pm - 7pm. This unique and fun-filled event will be held at the Lake Michigan College Hanson Technology Center, 2755 East Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.95 and $3.97 in St Joseph as of 2023-12-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
R-S-V, COVID-19, and influenza concerns heading into winter season
Three different illnesses are on the rise as winter looms. R-S-V, COVID-19, and influenza are all increasing in caseloads across our region. The South Bend Medical Foundation said the rising number of COVID and flu cases are now affecting their blood donation efforts with many people sick and forced to cancel.
3 Berrien County school districts join national social media lawsuit over students’ mental health
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - Three school districts in Berrien County are now part of a nationwide lawsuit against Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and other social media platforms. According to our reporting partners at The Herald-Palladium, the lawsuit claims the companies failed to protect students’ mental health. The three...
Downtown St. Joseph is hosting a Merry & Bright weekend
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Downtown St. Joseph is hosting a Merry & Bright weekend to celebrate the winter season. Light up the Bluff kicks off Merry & Bright Weekend on Friday, December 1 starting at six PM. On Saturday, December 2 the annual Reindog Parade returns to downtown St. Joseph at three PM. The weekend wraps up with an indoor Holiday Artisan Fair featuring local artisans. This event will be held from 11:00 AM to four PM.
Where things stand in the effort to restart the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
COVERT TWP. — The owners of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert Township remain optimistic in their efforts to restart the shuttered plant. Plant owner Holtec International launched a second attempt at restarting operations at Palisades in early 2023. As the year nears its close, those efforts continue, with some big decisions still looming.