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Dowagiac Man Charged In Standoff

A man is facing charges after police say he intentionally struck two women on horseback with a vehicle in Cass County. The prosecutor’s office says 32-year-old Adam Robert Biek faces assault with intent to do great bodily

South Haven Man Charged With Murder

A South Haven man has been charged with murder in the death of a man reported missing this summer. The South Haven Police Department says 39-year-old Matthew Morin was reported missing on July 9, and his body

Oldest Mackinac Island Ferry To Stop Service

Mackinac Island’s oldest and longest-running ferry boat company is leaving the passenger business and selling its boats to a competitor. The Detroit Free Press reports that the financially-struggling Arnold Transit Company is preparing to halt all passenger

MI Ballot Selfie Fight Over For Now

The fight over selfies at Michigan voting booths appears to be over for now. A federal appeals court said Thursday it won’t revisit the decision of one of its three-judge panels. A federal judge in Grand Rapids had signed

Sixth District Candidates Square Off In Debate

The candidates vying for the 6th district’s congressional seat have finally squared off in their only scheduled debate. They got together in Kalamazoo this week and made their case for voters. Incumbent Congressman Fred Upton said experience

Chicago To Honor Cubs With Parade Friday

Chicago plans to honor its World Series champion Cubs with a parade and rally on Friday. The celebration will start about 10 a.m. when the team leaves Wrigley Field and heads for downtown Chicago. The official parade is

Voting Open In Latest Celebrated Service Awards

Voting has opened in the sixth annual Celebrated Service Awards. The awards are handed out each year by Celebration Cinema to recognize businesses in each of its service areas that give their customers the best treatment. In the Benton Harbor-St.

Toy Sale To Benefit Al-Van Humane Society

Coming up this week will be a special sale to benefit the Al-Van Humane Society in South Haven. The organization’s Kyah Culp tells WSJM News they’re selling toys that ought to appeal to your sense of nostalgia. “They are

Bernie Sanders Campaigns For Clinton In Kalamazoo

Senator Bernie Sanders has campaigned in Michigan for Hillary Clinton. He spoke Wednesday at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, hammering Republicans and touting some elements of his own presidential campaign’s platform. “We need to raise the minimum

Cass County Standoff Ends Peacefully

A standoff that began after two women on horseback were struck by a vehicle in Cass County has ended peacefully. Michigan State Police say a man surrendered Wednesday morning after barricading himself in his Cass County home Tuesday night.

EMU Students Protest Racist Graffiti

Students at Eastern Michigan University are protesting after more anti-black graffiti was discovered on campus this week. The protests include a sit-in early Wednesday at the EMU Student Center on the school’s Ypsilanti campus. The university says the graffiti