Local News Archives

Paquette Welcomes Local Clerks To Lansing

Local clerks from around southwest Michigan were the guests of state Representative Brad Paquette in Lansing this week. He says the Berrien County Clerks’ Association went to the Capitol Wednesday to take a tour and talk with

Animal Aid Mutt March This Sunday

Animal Aid of Southwest Michigan’s annual Mutt March will be held this Sunday in St. Joseph. The Howling Holloween Mutt March, as they’re calling it, will take place at Lake Bluff Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

State Police To Hold Recruitment Seminar

Michigan State Police are looking for new recruits, and to that end, they’re planning a recruitment seminar for October 19 in Lawrence. MSP Trooper Kellie Shaffer tells WSJM News as retirements loom, Michigan State Police will have

Legislature Approves K-12 Education Budget

The Michigan Legislature has approved a K-12 education budget. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells us the $15.2 billion plan increases education funding by 2.4%. She says there was broad bipartisan support for the budget. “The

Arrest In Chikaming Township Robbery

The Chikaming Township Police Department says a suspect has been arrested in the armed robbery of the Whistle Stop Store on Red Arrow Highway last month. 42-year-old David Floyd was picked up by police in Indiana on

Animal Control Seizes 77 Animals From Home

Berrien County Animal Control is now caring for nearly 80 animals seized from a Hagar Township home on Wednesday. Animal Control Director Tiffany Peterson tells WSJM News her office had received several complaints about an animal hording

Adopt A Highway Cleanup This Weekend

Starting this Saturday will be the final Adopt a Highway cleanup of Michigan roads for the year. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News there are more than 2,800 volunteer groups who pick up

Flavored Vaping Ban Takes Effect

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s ban on flavored vaping products is now in effect. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says her emergency rules banning those flavored nicotine vaping products were released Wednesday. The ban was developed

Unemployment Rate Slips In August

From the Associated Press — Michigan’s unemployment rate slipped a bit in August to 4.2% from 4.3% in July. Figures released Wednesday by the state show total employment rose by 4,000 while the number of jobless workers