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Upton Talks Pipeline Standards

Congressman Fred Upton wants to work more on pipeline safety if he wins re-election and is sent back to Washington next year. He tells WSJM News he’s been very encouraged to see progress on a plan to

Police Find Remains Of Missing Woman

From the Associated Press — Authorities believe they’ve recovered the remains of a southwestern Michigan woman who disappeared in 2010 while getting her mail. The St. Joseph County prosecutor, John McDonough, tells the Sturgis Journal that Doug Stewart

DNR Stocks 21 Million Fish

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has stocked lakes and rivers around the state with more than 21 million fish so far this year. The DNR’s Elyse Walter tells WSJM News the fish stocking program goes back

School Digs Up Time Capsule

A 19-year-old time capsule buried in 1999 by students at Brown Elementary School in St. Joseph has been opened. Brown Principal Kristen Bawks tells WSJM News about 50 people gathered Sunday to retrieve and open the capsule.

Palisades Shuts Down For Repairs

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County is shut down for repairs after a transformer experienced a problem. That followed other repairs on a control rod drive seal. Nuclear Regulator Commission spokesperson Viktoria Mitlyng tells

Officers Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Crashes

There will be no charges in a couple of fatal crashes involving police officers in Berrien County in the past year. The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office tells us it’s completed its investigations into a fatal crash during

South Haven Repair Assistance

Residents of South Haven who might need some financial help repairing the exterior of their home could be in luck. South Haven City Manager Brian Dissette tells WSJM News that’s after action by the city council this

Sunday Afternoon Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power has issued this updated statement on service restoration efforts around southwest Michigan following Saturday’s high winds. October 21, 2018 4:00 p.m. Update Crews have made great progress through the day and we have restored

Possible MI Immigration Center

In west Michigan, the Immigration Centers of America has proposed converting the former Deerfield Correctional Center in Ionia into a federal immigration detention center. Dennis Muchmore, who represents the Immigration Centers of America, told Michigan News Network

Two Chambers Integrating

The Greater Bridgman Chamber and Growth Alliance is integrating into the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce. Cornerstone’s Chris Heugel tells WSJM News the Twin Cities-based chamber started helping the Bridgman chamber when its previous leader moved out of

Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway

Extra drunk driving patrols are out on Michigan roads ahead of the coming Halloween period. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning’s Kari Arend tells WSJM News officers from around 100 police agencies are taking part in

Sunday Power Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power has issued the following statement regarding power outages from Saturday’s high winds. “October 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. Update Crews have been hard at work since yesterday and we’ve made good progress. More than 12,000 customers

Learn About Assistance Animals In SJ

A workshop on the different types of assistance animals and the rules that apply to them is planned for next month in St. Joseph. Disability Network Southwest Michigan Education Coordinator Miranda Grunwell tells WSJM News there are

Power Outage Update

Indiana Michigan Power continues to respond to service outages around southwest Michigan by high winds. Below is the utility’s latest statement: “October 20, 2018 7:30 p.m. Update Storms and high winds moved across all of I&M’s service

High Winds Causing Power Outages

High winds around southwest Michigan on Saturday have led to thousands of power outages and some roads to be temporarily blocked. As of early evening, Indiana Michigan Power was dealing with just under 27,000 outages. The high

Pokagons Doing Major Campus Upgrade

Major construction is underway at the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi’s Rodgers Lake campus near Dowagiac. Pokagon Band Government Manager Jason Wesaw tells us they’re doing a major improvement project at a cost of $25 million on

Religious Complaint Against College

From the Associated Press — A complaint has been filed against a Michigan college for having a religious invocation at its commencement ceremony. The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists on Thursday

Three Hurt In South Haven Area Crash

Three people are injured following a crash in South Haven Township Friday night. South Haven Area Emergency Services responded to the two-vehicle, head-on crash on M-140 near 24th Avenue at 10:15 p.m. Responders found three people in

Several Proposals To Appear On Ballot

The AARP of Michigan is hoping the state’s voters will get themselves familiar with the variety of proposals set to appear on next month’s ballot before they hit the polls. Manager of Advocacy Lisa Dedden Cooper tells