Local News Archives

Army Corps Warns About Lake Structures

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning swimmers to stay away from structures like breakwaters and piers in the Great Lakes. The Detroit District’s Cindy Jarema tells WSJM News the high water levels mixed with wind

Area Home Sales Flat In June, Prices Up

The number of existing home sales in southwest Michigan is leveling off, but the prices keep going up. The latest report from the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors shows 367 homes were sold in the region in

Police National Night Out August 6

Preparations are underway for the next National Night Out, the event where police agencies all over the country mingle with the public and offer demonstrations in order to foster better relationships with the people they serve. In

United Way Giving Out School Supplies

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is preparing to give away school supplies in Cass County. Volunteer United’s Julee Laurent tells WSJM News the Cass County School Supply Spectacular will get kids school-ready with full backpacks. “The

Mackinac Ferry Used To Save Child

The Mackinac Island ferry was temporarily turned into an emergency rescue boat this week. Captain Mike North told Michigan News Network this week the Joliet ferry was docked when they heard an eight-year-old girl was floating away

SMC Summer STEM Camps All Sold Out

Southwestern Michigan College’s summer STEM camps have been proving popular this year. In fact, they’re so popular, they’re full. SMC says the camps for fourth graders are all about teaching science, technology, engineering, and math in a

Hearing Held On Farm Worker Conditions

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was in Hartford Monday for a public hearing on the challenges facing migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the state. In 2010 the civil rights commission released a report called A Report on the

Bill Seeks To Save Threatened Species

A new bill sponsored by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell would put almost $1.4 billion a year toward pulling at-risk animal and plant species back from the brink, with about 27-million of that for Michigan. The Recovering America’s

Volunteer Event Coming Up At Grand Mere

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is planning a volunteer stewardship day at Grand Mere State Park near Stevensville. It’s this coming Saturday, the 27th, and those who take part will be pulling out spotted knapweed and

Commission Fires City Manager

Darwin Watson is no longer the city manager of Benton Harbor. At a special meeting Monday night, the Benton Harbor City Commission fired Watson. The vote was five to three, with Commissioner Edward Isom, Mayor Po Tem

Nessel Announces Settlement With Equifax

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced her office has joined 49 other Attorneys General in a multi-state settlement with Equifax as a result its massive 2017 data breach. The settlement includes up to $425 million in

Peters Slams Trump At NAACP Convention

Speaking to those at the NAACP Convention at Cobo Center Monday morning, U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan said a fundamental part the United States is equal opportunity for all Americans. He said President Trump’s recent rhetoric

Upton Returns From Border Visit

A delegation of 16 members of Congress that traveled to the southern U.S. border last week returned on Saturday, and among those to go was Congressman Fred Upton. He spoke to Michigan’s Big Show on Monday and