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This Is Fire Prevention Week In Michigan

This week, fire departments all over Michigan are taking part in Fire Prevention Week. State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells Michigan News Network it’s important to plan with your family how to escape you home in the

Coloma High School Taken Off Lockdown

WSJM News has confirmed that Coloma High School no longer on lockdown. However, the junior high remains on lockdown. The two buildings were placed on lockdown this morning when there was a report of a weapon on

Gas Prices Down To Start Week

Gas prices in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph have dropped nearly 13¢ in the past week to $2.38 according to Triple-A Michigan’s weekly survey. The statewide average is down a dime at $2.40, with a high of

Vietnam POW To Speak In Berrien County

The longest-held enlisted American Prisoner of War in history will soon be coming to Berrien County. The Buchanan Veterans Day Committee is hosting Vietnam veteran William Robinson this November. He once spent more than seven years in

Swine Flu Found In Allegan County

From the Associated Press — Health officials say a child who visited a county fair in western Michigan last month is the first confirmed case of swine flu in the state this year. The Michigan Department of Health

Krasl Crowdfunding New Improvements

A new crowdfunding effort has been launched by the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph. The goal is to raise $50,000 by December 1 so Krasl can receive a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

New Legislation Bans Local Rules For Job Interviews

From the Associated Press — The Michigan Senate has voted to prohibit local communities from regulating what information employers must request, require or exclude during a job interview. The state already prohibits local ordinances involving information related to

Financial Expert Talks Equifax Hack

The recent data hack at credit firm Equifax could have broad implications for the economy. Jordan Goodman, a financial expert with MoneyAnswers.com tells WSJM News due to the breadth of the personal info credit reporting agencies have,

South Haven Boil Water Action Lifted

On Thursday, residents in South Haven were notified of the need to boil all tap water used for drinking and cooking. The City of South Haven, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, has determined

Van-Pedestrian Accident in Hartford Township

Van Buren County Deputies are blaming distracted driving for a van/pedestrian collision that left a Bangor woman with life threatening injuries. Deputies say a 16-year-old from Hartford was driving along in the 62000 block of Red Arrow Highway