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State Recognizes HEARTSafe Schools

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is recognizing 164 schools around the state that have earned the MI HEARTSafe School designation for the 2018-2019 academic year. Department spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News the HEARTSafe

Sheriff Warns About Thefts From Cars

Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey is warning residents about a rash of thefts from vehicles — and vehicle thefts — that have been occurring all around the county. He tells WSJM News neighborhoods in Royalton and St.

Drug Takeback Day This Month

There will be a statewide drug takeback event this month. The Drug Enforcement Agency is teaming up with Michigan State Police and others to collect unneeded prescription medications. If you have any sitting in your cabinet, you’re

Upton Urges Whitmer On State Budget

Congressman Fred Upton has teamed up with several of his Michigan colleagues to send a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer asking her to reconsider some line item vetoes she put into the most recent state budget. Upton

Couple Convicted In Meth Case

A Cass County man faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted in a meth case on Wednesday. The Cass County Prosecutor’s office says Richard Williams was found guilty by a jury of possessing methamphetamine

State Grants Mean Big Money For SWM Courts

Grants totaling nearly $1.6 million have been announced for the specialty courts in Van Buren County. The county court administrator says the money comes in three grants. First, a State Court Administrative Office grant of $716,000 for

Upton On Syria: “It’s A Mess”

Congressman Fred Upton is disturbed to see what’s been happening in northern Syria since President Trump ordered the removal of American troops stationed there. Upton told us last week pulling U.S. troops out of Syria would result

South Haven Getting Splash Pad

Coming soon to the city of South Haven will be a splash pad near South Beach. City Manager Brian Dissette tells WSJM News it’s taken a four year effort to collect the $612,000 needed for the attraction,

Judge Blocks Michigan’s Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes

From the Associated Press — A Michigan judge is blocking the state’s two-week-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday. She says Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration’s delay in implementing

Four Hurt In Cass County Crash

Four people are hospitalized after a crash in Cass County. The sheriff’s department says 18-year-old Daquan Brown of Elkhart blew through a stop sign at Dailey Road and M-60 in Jefferson Township just after 5 Monday evening