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MI National Guard Crew Heads To East Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has already sent a helicopter and personnel to assist in Hurricane Florence efforts from the Selfridge Air National Guard base in Macomb County. Lieutenant Molly Smith told Michigan News Network this week the

Upton Working On Yucca Mountain Funding

Congressman Fred Upton is going to push for funding to continue operations at Yucca Mountain as the U.S. House puts together spending plans this month. He tells WSJM News Yucca Mountain in Nevada has long been the

GM Issues Recall Over Power Steering Problem

From the Associated Press — General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because the power-assisted steering can briefly shut down. The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC

Deadline Soon For Home Heating Assistance

Time is running out to apply for the Michigan Home Heating Credit this year. The deadline is September 30, and Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells us thousands of Michigan residents who might quality for that home

New Anti-Crime Effort In Benton Harbor

“Stop the violence, stop the silence.” That’s the message from Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad as he and other community leaders spearhead a new initiative to reduce violent crime in the city. At a Thursday press conference,

Benton Twp Armed Robbery

The Benton Township Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of a Check Into Cash store on Thursday afternoon. The department tells us two men walked into the store at 1357 Mall Drive just before 2 p.m.

South Haven Jazz Festival

It’s a Smooth Sunset Weekend in South Haven and that means the second annual South Haven Jazz Festival at the Huron Street Pavilion. Festival Chair Larry Brown stopped told WSJM News what to expect. “We have straight

Plan To Lock Up Opioids

A plan to require that Schedule II controlled substances be placed in special lockable bottles when they’re prescribed to patients in Michigan is before a state House committee. State Representative Joe Bellino of Monroe tells WSJM News

Life Expectancy Report

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services hopes to use a new report on U.S. life expectancy to help guide health policy. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the data from the U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy

Library Offers Tutoring

Sometimes it can be difficult for kids to get after school help with homework, especially if both parents are working. Now, the Van Buren District Library is offering help to students of all ages with live one

Horse Killed In Van-Buggy Crash

What caused a van driver to go into the other lane and slam head-on into a horse and buggy in Bloomingdale Township is something Van Buren County Sheriff’s investigators are trying to figure out. It happened late

Plenty Going On At BH Schools

It’s been a busy time at Benton Harbor Area Schools. At a Tuesday meeting, CEO Robert Herrera told the board of education about some of the things being done as the new school year gets underway. Among

Bear Hunt Getting Underway

From the Associated Press — Bear hunting season is getting under way in Michigan. Opening dates and hunting periods depend on location. The season began Monday in the Upper Peninsula. It starts Thursday in some parts of the

Naloxone Training Tomorrow In Niles

There will be a training session on the use of anti-overdose drug Naloxone on Wednesday in Niles. To be led by Nancy King with Families Against Narcotics, the event will give everyone a chance to get a

United Way Kicks Off Annual Campaign

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has kicked off its annual campaign. President Anna Murphy tells WSJM News they’re doing something a little different this year by not announcing a monetary goal, and instead using the campaign

Report Looks At MI Life Expectancy

Michigan health officials can now analyze why residents in one neighborhood live long than those who live right next door. It’s thanks to new data from a partnership that includes the Centers for Disease Control, which breaks

St Joseph Replacing Jet/Vac Truck

The city of St. Joseph’s Public Works Department is moving ahead on replacing its largest vehicle, the jet/vac sewer cleaner truck. Public Works director Tom MacDonald told the city commission Monday it’s the most important vehicle they