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Paw Paw Wine And Harvest Festival This Weekend

Wineries, breweries, and other businesses in Paw Paw plan to celebrate the region’s wine industry this weekend. It’s the annual Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival. They’ll be busy all weekend with a variety of events for the whole family. Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Fest Board President Doug Craddock told WSJM News Saturday will be packed.. ...Read Full Story

St. Joseph Home Invasion Suspect Arraigned

The suspect charged in a series of home invasions around St. Joseph Township has been arraigned in Berrien County Court. The prosecutor’s office tells WSJM News 36-year-old James Jonathon Dulaney, of Benton Harbor, is charged with 1 count of felony home invasion and 6 misdemeanor offenses related to the case. He’s accused of breaking into homes throughout St. Joe Township during the overnight hours between August 23 and September 6. The first degree home invasion charge pertains to an August 23 break-in in which the resident awoke in bed to the intruder’s touch. The prosecutor also says Dulaney is charged with five counts of illegal entry, along with window peeping. Dulaney was arrested Wednesday morning when a Michigan State Police K9 tracked him down after a search around the Fairplain area. Dulaney faces up to 20 years in prison and his bond has been set at $10,000.. ...Read Full Story

Investigation Continues Into Niles Fatal Crash

A fatal crash that happened last week in Niles remains under investigation. The Niles Police Department tells us five people were hurt when two vehicles collided head-on at South 11th Street and Marion Street Wednesday afternoon. 42-year-old Amy Ruth Perry died as a result of her injuries. Police say the case will be handed over to the Berrien County Prosecutor’s office for review once the investigation is complete. All five involved in the crash were taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.. ...Read Full Story

Upton Praises Harvey Relief Funding

Congressman Fred Upton is praising a House vote on Wednesday to advance Hurricane Harvey relief funding. The emergency legislation setting aside more than $7 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief Fund passed on a vote of 419 to 3. In a statement Wednesday, Upton says the vote is a great first step in helping the people of Texas and Louisiana. He also told WSJM News this week the Harvey vote would be just the beginning of a very busy week in Washington.. ...Read Full Story

Still More Time To See The Nina And The Pinta

Good news for you if you missed out on your chance to check out the Nina and the Pinta at South Haven’s Michigan Maritime Museum last week. The museum tells us the two replicas of the famous ships used by Christopher Columbus will be there all this week. Due to weather conditions on Lake Michigan, and Nina and the Pinta have not shoved off for Michigan City as planned, and will instead hang out in South Haven through Sunday. They’re still available for tours starting Thursday. The Michigan Maritime Museum tells us a whole lot of people showed up for tours last week. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out prices, consult the museum.. ...Read Full Story

Weekend 5K To Benefit SWM Police

Set for this weekend is a 5K run to raise money for police around southwest Michigan. Marianne Groth with the Southwest Michigan Racers tells WSJM News it’s the second time her group has partnered with Berrien County Strong Community in Action for such an event.. ...Read Full Story