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I&M Offering Teacher Grants

Indiana Michigan Power is taking applications from teachers for its Teacher Vision Grants to boost academic growth throughout the region. Spokesperson Corey Ohlenkamp tells WSJM News I&M and AEP give out the grants to help teachers buy

Oxford Shooter Pleads Guilty

From the Associated Press — A teenager has pleaded guilty to terrorism and first-degree murder in a Michigan school shooting. Four students were killed and more were injured in the shooting nearly a year ago at Oxford

SBAM Against Proposed Labor Department Rule

There’s a proposed new rule by the U.S. Department of Labor on independent contractors and the Small Business Association of Michigan doesn’t like it. “They’ve also made the rules very subjective, and that’s very risky for a

Too Much Cannabis In Michigan

An oversupply of the cannabis flower has caused major retail competition between dispensaries in Michigan. Jerry Mullen, owner of Greenhouse Walled Lake, says cannabis prices have dropped about 50%, causing businesses to close. “Prices are cheap,” says

Berrien Specialty Courts Receive Grants

The Berrien County Trial Court has announced the continued funding of its two treatment courts as well as the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program for fiscal year 2023. The Trial Court has received notice of three

Krasl Grows With New Leadership Team

There’s a new leadership team in place at the Krasl Art Center. Former Director Julia Gourley Donohue tells WSJM News she is now the senior director of advancement, while Tami Fauver is the director and chief curator.

Police Investigate Drowning In Cass County

A Cassopolis man is dead after falling out of his kayak in a Cass County lake Friday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department has released the following: Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports his office is investigating an accidental

City Finalizes Camera System Plans

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved the last piece of the puzzle for a new surveillance camera system to be set up around the city. At a Monday meeting, Community Development Director Alex Little said the last

I&M FIRST Robotics Grants Available

Indiana Michigan Power is taking applications for grants to support FIRST Robotics teams throughout its service area. I&M says the grants will boost interest in science, technology, engineering, and math for local students while helping them compete