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Final Approval For Pier Life Rings

The north pier in St. Joseph will have life rings installed by Memorial Day weekend. So says St. Joe City Manager John Hodgson, who told city commissioners Monday night the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is on board, and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department will help with maintenance. Hodgson told WSJM News the north pier model will follow the county’s example with life rings at the south pier.. ...Read Full Story

Health Department Talks Hepatitis A

The Berrien County Health Department is reminding everyone to talk with their doctor about getting the Hepatitis A vaccine. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News Hepatitis A is a liver disease that has been on the rise in Michigan, especially in the southeast part of the state.. ...Read Full Story

Lawmaker Talks Opioid Abuse Prevention

Combating the fight against opioid addiction before it starts. That’s the idea behind a new bill in Lansing. State Representative Joseph Bellino tells Michigan News Network he has a plan that would require certain prescriptions to come in locked vials that can administer pills at specific intervals. Bellino admits to once being a cocaine addict himself.. ...Read Full Story

PGA Champ Not Playing This Year

Next month’s KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores will be missing one key player. Last year’s champion, Bernhard Langer, announced at Monday’s Media Day he will sit out the event, slated for May 22 through May 27, because his son is graduating high school that same week. He did have some praise for the Harbor Shores golf course.. ...Read Full Story

Robotics World Competition Heads To Detroit

Later this week, some 40-thousand students, mentors, and family members are descending on downtown Detroit for the FIRST Robotics Championship at Cobo Center and Ford Field. Nearly 700 qualifying teams from around the world will start competing Wednesday. Students will build and operate robots to complete a task which increases in difficulty at each level. Co-Director Patti Poppe is President & CEO of Consumers Energy.. ...Read Full Story

Indiana Health Officials: Don’t Go To Michigan Unless…

Health officials in Indiana are warning summer travelers — don’t go to Michigan unless you get the Hepatitis-A vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health says residents should be aware if traveling to the Great Lakes State or Kentucky due to the liver damaging virus in recent months. According to Michigan officials, more than 800 cases have been reported since August 2016, resulting in at least 25 deaths. Meanwhile, the Louisville Kentucky area has seen more than 250 cases since last November.. ...Read Full Story

BH Salutes Tiger Basketball

The Benton Harbor City Commission has officially recognized Benton Harbor High School Tigers Basketball for its state championship win this year. At this past week’s meeting, Mayor Marcus Muhammad read a resolution granting a key to the city for the team.. ...Read Full Story