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Niles man pleads guilty to aggravated assault, drug charges

NILES – A Niles man who barricaded himself in his Niles Township home twice in December pleaded guilty this week to felony and misdemeanor charges in Berrien County Trial Court.


South Bend man accused in deadly hit-and-run is in custody

A South Bend man is in custody for a deadly hit-and-run. Vincent Hunter Jr., 26, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Investigators say he struck a bike near the intersection of McKinley Avenue and Filbert Road just before 11 Thursday night.


Forensic scientists provide details about Niles crime scene

ST. JOSEPH — During testimony presented Wednesday, the court learned forensic details about the crime scene in Niles Township where Carla Jean Lewis was fatally shot Aug. 13, 2017.


Michigan man allegedly sold nearly $450,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to travelers on eBay

DETROIT - A Michigan man sold $449,000 worth of stolen Amtrak vouchers to unsuspecting travelers via eBay, officials said. Watch Jermont Terry's full report above. Christian Newby is accused of using stolen credit card information to buy vouchers that he would then sell.


Judges in five Michigan courtrooms are using risk assessments to decide bond

Early this month, judges in five Michigan district courts started using a new tool to make bond decisions. It’s part of a new pilot program spearheaded by the Michigan Supreme Court. The judges will use a standard risk assessment to help make those bond decisions.


Photo gallery: Niles heading to state quarterfinals

EDWARDSBURG — After a year’s absence, the Niles wrestling team is returning to the state team finals. The Vikings swept Edwardsburg and Battle Creek Harper Creek to win the Division 2 regional championship on Thursday.


Salvation Army in Niles asks for donations after a reported shortage in supplies

NILES, Mich. – The Niles Salvation Army is asking for donations from the public after dealing with a shortage in supplies. The Salvation Army asked for essential items like peanut butter, soup and pasta as well as toiletries like toothpaste and soap.


Michigan will issue March and April food stamp benefits early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will issue food assistance benefits early for the months of March and April. MDHHS said it plans to issue the benefits early to reduce the gap between benefit payments that happened due to the partial government shutdown.


Annual Bowl for the Cure Bowling Tournament

The annual Bowl for the Cure bowling tournament kicks off in Niles Saturday. NewsCenter 16 Ibrahim Samra was there to tell us why this tournament is bigger than just bowling.


One of America's oldest unsolved mobster massacres has ties to Berrien County

The City of Chicago was crawling with mobsters during the 1920s and 30s. One of the most famous crimes was the St. Valentine's Day Massacre -- and there’s a local connection to that crime.


Berrien County prosecutor shares concerns over recreational marijuana

ST. JOSEPH — As Berrien County and Michigan as a whole continue to venture through uncharted territory following state voter’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana in November, one county official intends to do his part to make sure the public does not get swept away in any murky waters along


MI Northern Indiana Zone Forecast

Berrien- Including the cities of Niles, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph,. Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Buchanan, and Paw Paw Lake. .THROUGH DAYBREAK...Mostly cloudy. North winds 5 to 10 mph.


Semi-truck catches fire in Berrien County

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich.—A semi-truck caught fire on Friday morning on I-94. Lincoln Charter Township firefighters responded to the scene of a semi-truck engulfed in flames on Friday morning.


Man accidentally fires gun inside Michigan Walmart bathroom

A man accidentally fired a gun inside a Walmart store in Northern Michigan on Thursday afternoon. According to WLUC, police responded to reports of a gunshot inside the Walmart store in Ironwood, Michigan.


Alleged drug dealer charged in death of Michigan City overdose victim

MICHIGAN CITY — A man was arrested in connection with the death of a 31-year-old woman who died from a heroin overdose in Michigan City. Scott A. Clemons, 29, of Michigan City, was charged with dealing a controlled substance resulting in death, a level 1 felony, according to a news release from the


Michigan City bridge buckles in the cold

A knockout blow for a popular local bridge. Our recent record cold snap is part of the reason. The Franklin Street Bridge in Michigan City is closed, and that's making it very tough to get to the lakeshore.


Payless ShoeSource Poised to Eliminate All U.S. Retail Stores Through Liquidation

When word came nearly two years ago in 2017 that Payless ShoeSource was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy and potentially closing hundreds of stores in the near future, there was hope in Michigan's Great Southwest that the Orchards Mall store would survive the cut, just as the Mall's JCPenney st


13 Michigan water systems fail excessive lead test: report

More than a dozen water systems in Michigan were found to have excessive lead compared to federal standards in the second half of 2018, according to a new report. The 13 systems that failed the federal test were throughout the state, MLive reported Friday, citing data it had obtained from the Michig


Mustache Bash: Mishawaka firefighters raise money for child burn victims

Corby's Irish pub filled with fun and mustaches overnight. That's because local firefighters are hoping to reach their $80,000 fundraising. The 12th annual Mustache Bash was held last night at Corby's Irish Pub.


People in Michigan Are Betting on When a Decrepit Saturn Will Break Through Ice

Michiganders from the upper peninsula—also known as as Yoopers—have me scratching my head today, as I just learned via Michigan news site MLive that a Rotary club is putting on a contest asking people to guess when a 1998 Saturn SL will break through ice and fall into a lake. And there’s even a live