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Police Officer Memorial Held In St. Joseph

An annual event to honor fallen police officers from Berrien County has been held in St. Joseph. The Berrien County Police Officer Memorial Day Program took place Thursday at Lake Bluff Park. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey told WSJM News he personally knew many of the officers whose names are on the law enforcement memorial plaque there.. ...Read Full Story

Vehicles Damaged By Gunfire At Stevensville Dealership

Lincoln Township police are investigating after several cars were damaged by gunfire at a Stevensville dealership recently. We’re told it happened at Tyler Honda on Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville at the end of April. Someone opened fire on the dealership overnight, sending at least three rounds into the front window. 10 vehicles were also found with bullet holes. Police were notified the morning of April 30 when the damage was found by employees. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Lincoln Township Police Department. No one was injured in the incident.. ...Read Full Story

Upton Predicts Lengthy Budget Negotiations

While all of the focus has been on President Trump’s various controversies, there is regular old work to do in Congress. That includes crafting a federal budget. Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News he’s optimistic key programs can be maintained. He notes they were in the continuing budget resolution.. ...Read Full Story

St. Joseph To Spray For Weeds At Lake Bluff Park

St. Joseph residents are being advised that the city will be spraying for weeds this Friday at Lake Bluff Park. They’re trying to get a dandelion problem under control. Weather permitting, the spraying of a herbicide will be early this Friday, and everyone’s advised to keep their dogs and their children away from the area while it’s taking place. You can let them back in Lake Bluff Park once the grass has dried.. ...Read Full Story

Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation To Stop FGM In Michigan

The Michigan Senate has made short work of legislation designed to prevent female genital mutilation. On Wednesday, it unanimously approved a plan to make FGM illegal in Michigan. It also passed a bill to make it illegal to knowingly transport a girl for such a purpose. State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker tells us doctors have identified no benefits of the practice, and in fact, she believes it’s merely “used as a mechanism of control over young women.” The package is in response to a Detroit-area doctor recently indicted in a case involving two Minnesota girls. It makes FGM a 15 year felony, and allows parents who are convicted to be stripped of their parental rights. The legislation now goes to the state House.. ...Read Full Story