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Whirlpool Appliance Sale This Weekend

This weekend will bring a chance for anyone to scoop up some slightly-outdated Whirlpool appliances for big discounts. It’s time for the 2018 Whirlpool Fall Appliance Sale. The company’s Gokul Nair tells WSJM News the sale benefits

New South Haven Parks Acquisition

Big news for South Haven area residents, a new large park is coming is coming between 2019 and 2021. South Haven City Manager, Brian Dissette spoke with WSJM News about it. “We’re happy to announce that the

Drug Drop-Off This Weekend

This Saturday will bring another statewide drug takeback event. Michigan State Police Sergeant Jason Bailey tells us the Niles MSP post will serve as a point where you can drop off any old, unwanted prescription medications cluttering

Obama To Campaign In Michigan

From the Associated Press — Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Democrats in Michigan. Obama will headline a rally in Detroit Friday for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. House candidates and others 11 days

Robbery Suspects Arrested In Niles

A pair of robbery suspects are awaiting arraignment after being busted in Niles on Tuesday. Niles City Police Disptach got word from across the Indiana state line an armed robbery had just occurred there, and the suspects

Upton Talks Pipeline Standards

Congressman Fred Upton wants to work more on pipeline safety if he wins re-election and is sent back to Washington next year. He tells WSJM News he’s been very encouraged to see progress on a plan to

Police Find Remains Of Missing Woman

From the Associated Press — Authorities believe they’ve recovered the remains of a southwestern Michigan woman who disappeared in 2010 while getting her mail. The St. Joseph County prosecutor, John McDonough, tells the Sturgis Journal that Doug Stewart

DNR Stocks 21 Million Fish

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has stocked lakes and rivers around the state with more than 21 million fish so far this year. The DNR’s Elyse Walter tells WSJM News the fish stocking program goes back

School Digs Up Time Capsule

A 19-year-old time capsule buried in 1999 by students at Brown Elementary School in St. Joseph has been opened. Brown Principal Kristen Bawks tells WSJM News about 50 people gathered Sunday to retrieve and open the capsule.

Palisades Shuts Down For Repairs

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County is shut down for repairs after a transformer experienced a problem. That followed other repairs on a control rod drive seal. Nuclear Regulator Commission spokesperson Viktoria Mitlyng tells

Officers Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Crashes

There will be no charges in a couple of fatal crashes involving police officers in Berrien County in the past year. The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office tells us it’s completed its investigations into a fatal crash during

South Haven Repair Assistance

Residents of South Haven who might need some financial help repairing the exterior of their home could be in luck. South Haven City Manager Brian Dissette tells WSJM News that’s after action by the city council this

Sunday Afternoon Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power has issued this updated statement on service restoration efforts around southwest Michigan following Saturday’s high winds. October 21, 2018 4:00 p.m. Update Crews have made great progress through the day and we have restored

Possible MI Immigration Center

In west Michigan, the Immigration Centers of America has proposed converting the former Deerfield Correctional Center in Ionia into a federal immigration detention center. Dennis Muchmore, who represents the Immigration Centers of America, told Michigan News Network

Two Chambers Integrating

The Greater Bridgman Chamber and Growth Alliance is integrating into the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. Cornerstone’s Chris Heugel tells WSJM News the Twin Cities-based chamber started helping the Bridgman chamber when its previous leader moved out of

Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway

Extra drunk driving patrols are out on Michigan roads ahead of the coming Halloween period. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning’s Kari Arend tells WSJM News officers from around 100 police agencies are taking part in

Sunday Power Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power has issued the following statement regarding power outages from Saturday’s high winds. “October 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. Update Crews have been hard at work since yesterday and we’ve made good progress. More than 12,000 customers