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South Haven feels good about return on tax abatements
SOUTH HAVEN — A second commercial construction project in the downtown-Broadway corridor will be getting a break – a tax break that is. After holding a public hearing on Monday, South Haven City Council members OK’d a commercial tax abatement to Locker & Locker Properties for redevelopment of the fo
South Haven Working To Prevent Shore Erosion
High lake levels and winds along with constant wave action within the Black River Channel in South Haven have caused increased erosion between the channel and the north parking area at South Beach. South Haven Director of Public Works Bill Hunter told WSJM News what is happening and what the city is
Michigan One of the Most Sinful Cities
When it comes to the United States each state is unique in its own way and has their own integrity and bad habits. We all know exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle but people who reside Kentucky seem to be couch potatoes and residents of Michigan have the lowest amount of gambling disorders.
South Haven Enacts Six-Month Pause On Recreational Marijuana
No recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed in the city of South Haven for at least six months following the adoption of a placeholder ordinance. The ordinance gives the Planning Commission six months to work out local regulations, and Mayor Scott Smith says they want a full study on the wh
Beach walkers win, U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Lake Michigan case
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Indiana residents who want to extend their property rights to the state’s Lake Michigan shoreline. According to the Associated Press, the high court of America denied the petition by two landowners in Long Beach, Indiana, who live adjacent to the l
Van Buren County home destroyed in fire
COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP (WKZO AM/FM) -- An investigation is underway after a fire completely destroyed a home in Van Buren County. It occurred just after 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 56,000 block of 8th Avenue in Columbia Township near Grand Junction.
Van Buren Co. house destroyed in fire; no injuries
COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A house in Van Buren County was destroyed Tuesday in an early morning fire. It happened around 4 a.m. at a house in the 56000 block of 8th Avenue between County Road 681 and 54th Street in Columbia Township, near Grand Junction.
Michigan man convicted of killing wife inside marijuana grow room
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - A man who authorities say fatally shot his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been convicted of murder. A jury returned the verdict Tuesday against John Lewis in a Berrien County courtroom. He faces life in prison without parole when sentenc
South Haven first responders see near record high call volume in 2018
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Emergencies added up to be very expensive and busy for South Haven Emergency Services Authority last year, according to the agenciesannual 2018 report. SHAES responded to 2,085 calls in 2018. That amount of calls was the fifth highest in department history. The year 2016 holds t
Another storm system brings freezing rain, snow and rain to Michigan
The storm system moving through Michigan Wednesday will have three different zones of weather. The zones can be divided into southern Lower, northern Lower and the Upper Peninsula.
South Haven Performance Series Schedule
The South Haven Performance Series has announced its 2019 lineup. The series began in 2010 as a way to bring quality music to the residents of South Haven, and it’s all non-profit and volunteer-based. The series will kick off this year on June 28 with the Chicago-based Lincoln Trio, a Grammy-nominat
Where can we get high in Michigan?
The question of where to get high has always dogged marijuana users. It's been crucial: Marijuana has been illegal for most of our lives, and nobody wanted to get caught using it. The smell of marijuana smoke is distinct and it floats around pretty freely.
Michigan Lottery: Unclaimed winning $1M Mega Millions ticket expires in March
YPSILANTI, Mich. - An unclaimed winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million will expire in March. The ticket was sold on March 2, 2018 at a CVS Pharmacy in Ypsilanti. The ticket will expire on March 4, 2019 at 4:45 p.m.
South Haven to add South Beach erosion barrier
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — South Haven is adding another barrier to prevent erosion at a popular Lake Michigan beach dealing with higher lake levels. The city announced Monday that it has hired a contractor to install more rubble between the Black River channel and north parking area at South Beach
Family identifies mother, 3 young girls killed in Michigan home
KENT COUNTY, Mich. – Family members identified a mother and three young girls found dead inside a rural Michigan home. Aubrianne Moore, 28, and her three young daughters Alaina, 2, Cassidy, 6, and Kyrie, 8, died of gunshot wounds, WOOD-TV reports.
Young man sought in slaying of 14-year-old at Michigan hotel
Authorities are seeking an 18-year-old man suspected in the weekend slaying of a 14-year-old boy that's believed to be gang-related at a hotel in western Michigan. The Ottawa County sheriff's office says warrants have been issued charging Juan Sandro Cabrera with open murder, using a firearm during
Michigan's Move Over Law Expanded
Michigan’s Emergency Vehicle Caution Law, more commonly known as the Move Over Law, requires motorists to slow down and move over for stationary emergency vehicles with their lights activated.
Man missing from Allegan Co. since January
PAW PAW, Mich. – Michigan State police are asking for help in finding a man who has been missing since January. Todd Lilge was last seen on January 18 at about 10:00 a.m. at the Plainwell Police station. He was reported missing the next day. Police say his vehicle was found at a state gaming area in
To find help for her disabled daughter, Michigan mother had to leave the state
Parents of children with severe autism in Michigan have limited options when it comes to finding long-term care for their kids. Securing reliable in-home care is often a challenge, and the state’s residential mental health care facilities often lack the resources necessary to accommodate patients wi
If You Eat Lay’s Chips, Your Potatoes Likely Came from This Southern Michigan Farm
There's a large farm in southern Michigan that grows potatoes for Lay's potato chips. Tear open that next bag knowing there's a good chance your chips were home grown. The plot is near Sturgis close to the Indiana state line. Black Gold Farms potatoes are sent to Lay's processing plants following Mi