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Flu Cases Increasing Around SWM

This season’s flu outbreak is becoming more widespread around the country, including Michigan. Doctor Mullin of Bronson Family Medicine-Blue Star has seen an increase in patients with symptoms. He spoke with WSJM News about it. “It seems

Consumers Energy Head Talks Skilled Trades

Job one for Governor Rick Snyder is producing talent in the state. Consumers Energy CEO Patty Poppe attended Snyder’s State of the State address on Tuesday and supports the initiative. She spoke with Michigan News Network about

MSU President Lou Anna Simon Resigns

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is out. She submitted her resignation last night to the MSU Board of Trustees following the sentencing of former university and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for sexually assaulting women

Traverse City Airport Traffic Increasing

Nearly 477,000 travelers went through Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport in 2017, setting a record for the airport. Director Kevin Klein says it’s a 5.6% increase over 2016. He told Michigan News Network Cherry Capital is a

New Rules For MI Licenses Starting In 2020

Michigan residents who want to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities will have to get upgraded I.D. cards by October 1 of 2020. Michigan Secretary of State spokesperson Fred Woodhams tells us the U.S. Department of

Legislature Votes To Reduce Breakwall Fees

From the Associated Press — Michigan would cut state fees assessed on homeowners who have wave-reducing breakwalls near the Great Lakes shoreline under legislation heading to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill Tuesday, on a

Upton Still Expecting DACA Action

Congressman Fred Upton lays the blame for this past weekend’s government shutdown on Democrats. He tells WSJM News it was the posturing of the Democrats on the issue of immigration that caused a major inconvenience for government

Health Department Talks Safe Infant Sleep

The rate of infant deaths caused by improper sleep in Berrien County is much higher than the statewide average, and the Berrien County Health Department hopes to change that. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News you can

Police Investigate Shooting In Niles

The Niles Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting. It tells us officers were sent to the 600 block of Howard Street around 10 p.m. and learned a 35-year-old woman had been shot once in the

Worst Flu Season in Several Years

The CDC says this is the worst flu season since the 2014-2015 season. And so far this season, 30 children have died from the flu according to the CDC.None from Michigan. Seth Eckel is a flu expert