Two races to watch in St. Joseph County, involving two county commissioner seats. Yesterday, we told you about the matchup between Democrat Oliver Davis and Republican Derek Dieter in District 2. Today WSBT 22’s Katlin Connin spoke to the candidates running for District 3. Incumbent Republican Deb Fleming has held District 3 for six years. Democrat Hodge Patel says he wants to take over that job and do things differently. Fleming is one of three county commissioners.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Benton Harbor this morning as she toured Southwest Michigan. She stopped in to see how one local small business has been adapting to business in the pandemic. She didn't stay long at the Mason Jar Cafe, but stopped in to have a coffee and talk with the owners. She said she wanted to hear from the local businesses on what life has been like.
The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has charged 21-year-old Trevion Dawon Shaver with murder and aggravated battery following the death of three-year-old Kardie Weathersby. Weathersby was dropped off in the emergency room of a local hospital on Oct. 13 with severe head injuries and died two days later without ever regaining consciousness. Her death was determined to be due to blunt force trauma, and was ruled a homicide by a forensic pathologist.