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Whitmer Signs COVID-19 Funding Bill

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill to allocate $384 million in COVID-19 relief. It’s intended to help with the state with its pandemic recovery. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Senate Bill 27

Seat Belt Use Declines In Michigan

We’re not buckling up like we’re used to. Kendall Wingrove of the Michigan Office of Highway Planning says seat belt use has slipped significantly over the past two years. “The seatbelt compliance numbers are moving in the

Cass County Crash Sends Three To Hospitals

Three people are hospitalized after a crash in Cass County Saturday evening. Deputies say 39-year-old Christina Gindelberger of Dowagiac in a Chevy Sonic pulled out in front of a Ford pickup driven by 51-year-old William Strand of

Pesticide Collection Event Wednesday

A Clean Sweep Pesticide Collection event is planned for this coming Wednesday in Benton Harbor. Berrien County Parks Director Jill Adams tells WSJM News Clean Sweep events are a chance for farmers and anyone else with unwanted

Tourist Group Promotes SWM Trails

With people travelling again, the West Michigan Tourist Association is hoping more visitors will come to the region, and it’s touting southwest Michigan trails as one attraction. Spokesperson Erin Murphy tells WSJM News South Haven is an

I&M On Summer Energy Savings

If your summer electric bill is up, it’s probably because of the air conditioning. Indiana Michigan Power says you can reduce your cooling costs by 3% to 4% for each degree you raise your thermostat. Spokesperson Michael

Police Troubled By Increasing Gun Crimes

Police agencies in Berrien County are working to reduce gun violence that’s been escalating for the past couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News they’ve seen gun crimes increase this year, in particular,

OutCenter Continuing Medicaid Project

The OutCenter in Benton Harbor is continuing its Medicaid project. Director Mary Jo Schnell tells WSJM News the education campaign started in December of 2020 when the OutCenter got support to reach out and inform people in

State Warns About Mosquito Spraying Scammers

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is cautioning residents about mosquito spraying scams. Just as we’ve seen home repair scams and scams following flooding, MDARD spokesperson Jennifer Holton tells WSJM News now is about the

Theodore Frank Felcyn, Jr.

Theodore Frank Felcyn Jr., 83, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully Wednesday July 21, 2021 at his home. He was born August 9, 1937 in Lawton, the son of Theodore Frank Felcyn Sr. and Gertrude (Drzycimski) Felcyn.

Chevrolet Bolt Recalled Again By GM

A software fix didn’t work, so now General Motors is going to recall 69,000 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles for a second time to replace battery modules. The 2017-19 models have been linked to nine fires and two