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Toddler Killed in Mason Township

A birthday party turned tragic in Mason Township. At 7:00 Sunday night, the Cass County Sheriff’s Department report a two-year-old was struck and killed in the 20000 block of Old 205. They report the family was having a birthday party at the residence. A family member was pulling into the driveway when a two-year-old child was struck by the vehicle. The vehicle continued down the driveway running the child over. Family members began doing CPR until EMS arrived to take over. The child was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend and was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle is currently cooperating with law enforcement. Information about the driver and the child are being with held at this time pending family notifications. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in the crash and the case remains under investigation.. ...Read Full Story

Railroad Waiting For approval On Bluff Re-Enforcement Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now seeking public comment on CSX Railroad’s plans to shore up the bluff in St. Joseph in the area of 2405 Old Lakeshore. That’s where residents have reported significant bluff erosion in the past year. This week, St. Joe City Manager John Hodgson told commissioners CSX is anxious to get to work on installing some large rocks along the Lake Michigan shoreline down below to strengthen the bluff. The erosion and possible collapse of the area puts its nearby tracks in danger. Hodgson says the railroad is waiting for the comment period to end and hoping authorities fast track the approval of its plans. If so, something could be installed there by the end of October.. ...Read Full Story

Reconstruction, Repaving Planned For Wallace Avenue In St. Joseph

Residents along Wallace Avenue in St. Joseph will lose some of their parking, but at least their street will get reconstructed. That’s after St. Joseph City Commissioners this past week voted to proceed with a Wallace plan which will mean no more parking between Stadium and Lakeshore. The city had to go with that option because it’s required to put in a ten-foot path along the street for bikes. If it didn’t, the project would lose $460,000 in federal funding. Commissioner Mary Goff said the plan isn’t perfect.. ...Read Full Story

Still Time To Check Out The Nina And The Pinta In South Haven

The Nina and the Pinta are now docked at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven. At least, replicas are. WSJM News caught up with Kat, a crew member. She sailed into South Haven from Muskegon Wednesday and told us a bit about the vessels. For example, aboard the Nina, Kat told us the replicas are almost the size of the real ships Christopher Columbus sailed in 1492.. ...Read Full Story