Local News Archives

AAA: Make It A Safe St. Patrick’s Day

AAA of Michigan is asking everyone to make this a safe St. Patrick’s Day by not drinking and driving. The auto club tells WSJM News nearly 4.5% of fatal crashes in Michigan last year happened during St. Patrick’s

GVSU Fraternity Shut Down Due To Violations

From the Associated Press — Officials say a fraternity at Grand Valley State University in Michigan has been shut down following multiple drug and alcohol violations. The national Delta Upsilon organization announced Thursday that the violations took place

Man Killed By Train In Cass County

A Niles man is dead after he was struck by an Amtrak train Wednesday in Cass County. The sheriff’s department tells us deputies were called out to the tracks about a half mile south of Pokagon Highway

Great Lakes Advocates Meet In Washington

The Trump administration is reportedly proposing a 97% cut to Great Lakes programs, upsetting advocates for the lakes. They’re meeting in Washington D.C. this week for talks on how to continue restoration efforts. Jordan Lubetkin, with Healing

West Michigan Foundry Destroyed By Fire

From the Associated Press — A foundry that employs more than 100 people in western Michigan has been destroyed by fire. Authorities in Muskegon say an equipment malfunction likely started the fire Tuesday night at Muskegon Castings. Forty

Shoplifting Cop Fired

Stealing groceries has ended the law enforcement career of a man once named the Berrien County “Deputy of the Year.” Lieutenant Trent Babcock was fired this week for shoplifting nearly $200 in groceries from the Niles Walmart