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Adopt A Highway Events Start This Weekend

Starting this Saturday, hundreds of volunteers will take to the highways across Michigan to pick up litter as part of the annual Adopt a Highway spring clean-up. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the clean-ups will run

M-139 Repaving Starts Next Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a repaving project on M-139 in Berrien County next week. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the work will be south of Benton Harbor. “We will be repaving about

Senior Legislative Forum This Week

The Area Agency on Aging will hold its 12th Annual Legislative Forum on Senior Issues this Friday. Region IV Area Agency on Aging Chief Operating Officer Christine Vanlandingham tells WSJM News the events are a chance for

Victim Identified In I-94 Crash

The woman killed in a crash on I-94 in Lake Township early Sunday morning has been identified as 36-year-old Venice Spears of Chicago. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says she was stopped in the right lane near

School Safety Grants Announced

A couple of Van Buren County school districts have been selected for Michigan State Police School Safety Grants. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells us the Van Burn Intermediate School District and Mattawan Consolidated Schools will

Motorcyclist Badly Hurt In Crash

A Decatur-area man is hospitalized with what the Van Buren Sheriff’s Department says are life-threatening injuries suffered in a crash on his motorcycle Sunday afternoon. Deputies were called to the intersection of 30th Street and 64th Avenue

DNR Describes Planned Burns

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources started doing some prescribed burns on state lands this week. DNR Fire Superintendent Dan Laux tells WSJM News the DNR burn season lasts throughout the spring, and there are more burns

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention  Awareness Month, and there are several activities taking place at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan. Prevention and Outreach Specialist Allie Kibler-Campbell tells WSJM News they were planting a pinwheel garden

LMC Signing Up Summer Students

It’s time to sign up for summer classes at Lake Michigan College. LMC Director of Admissions Jeremy Schaeffer tells WSJM News the summer term begins May 13 and ends August 22 with sessions that average ten weeks.