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Police Looking For Armed Robbery Suspect

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is hunting for an armed robbery suspect who held up JD’s Truck Stop in Bertrand Township early yesterday morning. The suspect pulled a gun on the cashier just after midnight and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He’s described as white or Hispanic, about 5’5″ with a thin build and a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm. His face was covered by a bandana, and he wore a red and white hat, a red T-shirt and red pants. Anyone who recognizes him is urged to call the sheriff’s department.. ...Read Full Story

Jean Klock Park Luau Slated For This Month

Coming up this month will be the Third Coast Surf Shop’s 12th annual Great Lakes Surf Luau at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor. Slated for Saturday, August 20, the event will feature the screening of a surf documentary, a swap meet, a barbecue, and more. There will also be live music provided by a couple of bands. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., and everyone’s invited. Folks are encouraged to bring along a dish for the potluck.. ...Read Full Story

Thompson Sentenced For December Murder-Week in Review

In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, for August 12, 2016, a Benton Harbor man is sentenced to a maximum of 60 years in prison for his role in a shooting death last December, new details on the investigation of July’s courthouse shooter, Buchanan students receive financial aid for college a St. Joseph City Commissioner celebrates 30 years of service, and more.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story

Brother Of Murder Victim Speaks After Sentencing Of Shooter

Steve Krieger says justice has been served, but he can never be satisfied. His brother, David Krieger, was shot and killed in December outside of Steve Krieger’s business, Michiana Supply, in Benton Township. Sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for second degree murder in the case is Roy Thompson, who learned his fate this week. The case may seem over, but Steve Krieger says he has not been pleased with some of the things that were said in the last eight months. In particular, what he says are false claims that Dave Krieger sprinted at Thompson during a confrontation.. ...Read Full Story