Marijuana took center stage at a historic local festival this weekend. It was the first Cannabis Music Festival in Niles on Saturday. Beyond music and marijuana, the event was about education. Organizers and vendors were excited to share the health benefits of marijuana at the festival. “We got over the pandemic, we're out here smoking, getting high, enjoying everybody's company,” said Fredrick Miller, Cannabis Festival host. Hundreds gathered to hit high notes, enjoy munchies, and play games.
Right now people in our area are walking to help find a cure for cancer in the relay for life. They have been walking for about 23 hours to raise money and honor those who have lost their battle to the disease. Proceeds will go to help those who are battling the disease now. The event also provides a chance to support small businesses in the area. Many local vendors are there. Team captain and cancer survivor Julie Smith says events like these are so crucial in the fight against cancer.
Benton Township Police were searching for a vehicle involved in a shooting that killed one and injured another. According to police, officers were dispatched to105 S. Fair Ave. near the Quick Way Party Store around 8:30 p. m. Saturday. Upon arrival, police found an 18-year-old Benton Harbor man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said he was transported to Spectrum Health, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.