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Five Dead In Livingston County Crash

From the Associated Press — Police say five people are dead in Michigan after a 22-year-old driver blew through a rural stop sign and smashed into another vehicle. The victims include Candice Dunn, who was killed after being

Parents Reminded To Promote Bike Safety

Kids across Michigan are celebrating the physical and mental health benefits of biking this week. Wednesday was National Bike to School Day, and children’s advocates want to make sure they know how to stay safe. An estimated

State Seeking More Foster Families

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is hoping to attract more foster families. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the state has thousands of kids who have been removed from bad situations and they need

BH Mayor Wishes Cornerstone Chamber Well

The announcement this week that Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce is moving from Benton Harbor to St. Joseph doesn’t faze Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad. He tells WSJM News he wishes the chamber luck. Cornerstone Alliance is remaining

West MI Police Officer Killed In Crash

From the Associated Press — Authorities say a police officer has died after a crash involving his cruiser while on duty in western Michigan. Norton Shores police say an area resident reported the single-vehicle crash around 2:30

One Arrested In Coloma Meth Bust

Coloma Township police have been able to make a meth bust while simultaneously recovering some missing property. They tell us officers on Monday searched a home in the 5,300 block of Little Paw Paw Lake Road after

Upton Discusses Healthcare Vote

Congressman Fred Upton is explaining his vote last week for the Republican healthcare plan. Upton told WSJM News prior to last week’s vote he wouldn’t support the bill as long as it removed protections for those with

Cold Weather Causes Some SWM Crop Damage

The cold weather is taking a toll on some Michigan crops that have already bloomed or are blooming. Michigan State University Extension Educator Mark Longstroth tells Michigan News Network the damage is spotty, but the crops that

Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation At WMU

From the Associated Press — Officials say a landscaping crew nicked a gas line at Western Michigan University, prompting an evacuation at the school’s health center. School spokeswoman Cheryl Roland says the crew was doing excavation work on