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AARP On Avoiding Holiday Scams

Identity thieves and other scammers are ready and waiting to ruin the holiday season. However, Michiganders can reduce the chances to become a scam victim. With shoppers distracted by their to-do lists and opening their wallets frequently,

Free State Park Access Friday

Entry to Michigan state parks will be free on Friday. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources tells us it could be a new Black Friday tradition — heading to the great outdoors. The Opt Outside movement started

Some Ski Slopes Already Open

It’s an earlier than usual start for ski resorts in Michigan as many are open because there have been colder temperatures and snow. Mickey MacWilliams, the executive director of the Michigan Snow Sports Industry Association, spoke with Michigan

Police Seek Help In Stolen Vehicle Case

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying some individuals who tried to use a stolen credit card at the McDonald’s restaurant inside the South Haven WalMart, telling us they are persons

Man Starts Fire At GR Hospital

From the Associated Press — A man has been arrested after setting a small fire in a secure area of a western Michigan hospital. Police say security officers at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids caught the

Governor Seeks $372 Million As Term Ends

From the Associated Press — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is seeking a final $372 million budget bill before he leaves office, proposing to spend more on addressing water contamination and hiring 246 additional children’s protective services caseworkers

Extra Police Patrols For Thanksgiving

There are extra Michigan State Police troopers out and about on the state’s roads as Thanksgiving approaches. MSP Special First Lieutenant Jim Flegel tells WSJM News Thanksgiving is a dangerous time to be driving. “Last year, we