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Upton On Post-Election Priorities

Congressman Fred Upton is hoping bi-partisanship will rule Washington once the elections are over next month. He tells WSJM News an effort to get new rules in the House to prevent bills from being held up for

Delivery Driver Robbed Outside Drug Store

Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a pharmaceutical delivery driver in Benton Township on Thursday morning. The Benton Township Police Department tells us it happened outside of the Walgreen’s store on Napier Avenue around 9:30.

Benton Harbor School Board Frustrated

The growing pains are evident with the new way Benton Harbor Area Schools are being run in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education. No school board members attended Tuesday’s monthly public meeting held by CEO Robert

Detroit Putting Halloween Focus On Kids

The focus of a three-day Halloween period in Detroit is changing from anti-arson efforts to celebrations aimed at families. Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled plans for “Halloween in the D” yesterday. “There’s got to be a point in

BH School Enrollment Slightly Down

The early enrollment numbers for Benton Harbor Area Schools this year are down slightly. District CEO Robert Herrera told WSJM News this week the counts are showing a loss of about 70 students from last year, which

Fraternity Kicked Out Of CMU

From the Associated Press — Central Michigan University says it has kicked a fraternity out of school after many allegations of sexual misconduct and hazing and the death of a member. Vice President Steven Johnson says the allegations

DNR Shares Powerful Asian Carp Video

A new two-minute video highlighting the damage done in Illinois by Asian carp is being promoted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The video was posted by the group “Block Asian Carp” with a link to

Racial Disparity In M-STEP Results

A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows a racial disparity in the state when it comes to the standardized test scores of students. The league’s Gilda Jacobs tells WSJM News the differences are

Self-Driving Plows Possible

A snow plow that drives itself? Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle told Michigan News Network this week the idea is not quite as far-fetched at you might think. “You’d be surprised,” Steudle said. “We have

St. Joseph Public Safety To Get Body Cameras

Public safety officers in St. Joseph are the latest to be getting body cameras. Deputy Public Safety Director Steve Neubecker was given approval by the city commission Monday night for the purchase after testing several different brands

Benches Destroyed By Vandals In New Buffalo

Two benches owned by the city of New Buffalo have been destroyed by vandals. The city’s police department says on Facebook the suspects broke the benches apart early Saturday morning. They were located outside Rosie’s Restaurant at