Local News Archives

Homelessness Declining In Michigan

Homelessness in Michigan is drastically down since 2010. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Regional Administrator James Cunningham tells WSJM News homelessness in Michigan has dropped 2.9% since last year and 30% since 2010. One

LMC Spring Enrollment Expected To Rebound

Spring enrollment at Lake Michigan College is looking strong. LMC President Trevor Kubatzke tells WSJM News that’s after fall enrollment was substantially down. “As of today, we are less than 1% of where we were last year,”

Suitcases For Kids Raises More Than $2,000

The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is celebrating what it calls a successful Suitcases for Kids campaign. Each year, association members collect personal care items for children in foster care. Many kids find themselves suddenly in the

Major Park Grants Announced For SWM

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund Board is recommending a total of $40.1 million in park project grants around the state for 2018. That includes $278,000 for Oronoko Township. Supervisor Mike Hildebrand tells WSJM News

Upton Discusses Trip To Puerto Rico

Congressman Fred Upton expects several more months of intensive work as hurricane cleanup continues in Puerto Rico. He took a trip there last week as part of a delegation of 10 federal lawmakers and tells WSJM News

Two Arrested In Niles Meth Bust

Two people are facing charges following a Niles Township meth bust on Thursday. The Southwest Enforcement Team tells us officers raided a home as part of an investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine. They say they

Winter Storm In Forecast, Totals To Vary

We will be under a winter storm warning starting at 1 a.m. Saturday through midnight on Sunday morning, with anywhere from 5 to 10 inches possible. WNDU NewsCenter 16 meteorologist Cindy Clawson says the lake effect snow

Tips For Preventing Frozen Water Pipes

Now that freezing temperatures are here, homeowners have a few extra things they need to do to protect their properties. James Oleson with Home Comfort Experts in Mishawaka tells WSJM News freezing water lines are always something

Proos Welcomes SJ Students To Lansing

State lawmakers on Wednesday welcomed students from all over Michigan to the capitol in Lansing for the 17th Annual Student Technology Showcase. Among the schools on hand was Upton Middle School in St. Joseph, invited by state

Ice, Snow Cause Crashes All Over SWM

The first significant snow of the season has resulted in a whole lot of cars in ditches. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News drivers need to remember a few things when there’s ice and snow.