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Briggs Mill Dam in Paw Paw Breached

*Photo courtesy WNDU* PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Southwestern Michigan authorities say a dam in the village of Paw Paw has breached following heavy rainfall. Paw Paw officials say that after the breach was discovered around 5 a.m. Sunday, crews were

Benton Harbor Mayor Talks Income Tax

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad says something must be done to deal with the city’s crumbling streets, and his suggestion is voters approve a new city income tax. A tax of 1% for residents and 0.5% for

WSJM Sports Anchor To Be Honored Today

WSJM’s own sports anchor Phil McDonald is receiving a special honor. He’s been picked to be inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s Hall of Honor for his nearly 30 years of local sports broadcasting. Phil tells

State Launches New HIV Awareness Campaign

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new campaign designed to prevent the spread of HIV. Spokesperson Erica Quealy tells WSJM News it’s the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” campaign. She notes the proper regimen

State Releases List Of HeartSafe Schools

The state of Michigan this week recognized 125 schools for achieving HeartSafe status. Under a program of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, schools in Michigan can be certified for having taken the right steps

Upton Hoping For DACA Replacement Soon

Congressman Fred Upton is still holding out hope legislation to replace the DACA program can be approved within the time frame established by President Donald Trump. He told Michigan’s Big Show he was in Kalamazoo this week

Weko Beach Brewer’s Festival Tomorrow

Set for Saturday in Bridgman is the 8th annual Weko Beach Brewers Festival. Calli Berg with the Greater Bridgman Chamber of Commerce tells WSJM News the event celebrates one of southwest Michigan’s fastest growing art forms and

Detroit Testing Self-Driving Shuttles

From the Associated Press — A developer is testing two self-driving shuttles in downtown Detroit with an eye on the future of public transit and autonomous vehicle technology. Ann Arbor-based May Mobility has partnered with Detroit businessman Dan