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Court Scraps Pinkney Conviction

The Michigan Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a Benton Harbor activist who was charged with forgery after submitting petitions to recall a mayor. Edward Pinkney was sentenced to at least 30 months in prison

SJ Opioid Meeting Wednesday

Everyone will have a chance to learn more about the opioid epidemic at a meeting planned for Wednesday in St. Joseph Township. St. Joe Township Police Officer Rick Knapp tells WSJM News the neighborhood watch program is

Bureau Reviewing Candidate Eligibility

From the Associated Press — Michigan election officials are reviewing a letter that requests an investigation into Democrat Abdul El-Sayed’s eligibility to run for governor. The state Bureau of Elections received a letter from Pamela Nelson last week.

State Funding To Fight Deer Disease

There’s an effort in Lansing to boost the funding in the fight against a contagious and fatal central-nervous-system disease found in deer, elk, and moose. State Representative Beau LaFave told Michigan News Network more. “Chronic wasting disease

New Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Heads up,GR! That’s the name of a new summer safety campaign in Grand Rapids for pedestrians and bicyclists. Grand Rapids Traffic Safety Manager Chris Zull told Michigan News Network they have a new law requiring drivers to

BH Board Making Cuts

The changes keep coming for Benton Harbor Area Schools. At a Monday meeting, the board of education voted to part ways with or re-assign several administrators. It also moved to terminate a contract for a gang prevention

Home Heating Help Still Available

While spring has arrived in Michigan, some folks still are trying to catch up on their heating costs from winter. There is still one month available to apply for energy-bill assistance through the State Emergency Relief program.

“Clean Commute Day” Friday

Everyone is encouraged to take part in a special event set for this Friday to help promote environmental responsibility. Chris Martin with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission tells WSJM News it’s Clean Commute Day. “The goal is

Dowagiac Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a Dowagiac man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Monday. It happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Calvin Hill Street near North Shore Drive in Calvin Township. 29-year-old

No Charges To Be Sought Against Deputies

The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office has cleared two sheriff’s deputies of wrongdoing in a crash this month that killed three. The crash happened the morning of April 15 during a chase. Prosecutor Michael Sepic tells WSJM News