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MDOT Releases Video On I-94 Project


A video has been released by the Michigan Department of Transportation explaining its I-94 project. The $153 million project is expected to conclude in 2024. Major construction work will begin in 2023 and prep work is underway

Whitmer Signs COVID-19 Funding Bill


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a bill to allocate $384 million in COVID-19 relief. It’s intended to help with the state with its pandemic recovery. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Senate Bill 27

Seat Belt Use Declines In Michigan


We’re not buckling up like we’re used to. Kendall Wingrove of the Michigan Office of Highway Planning says seat belt use has slipped significantly over the past two years. “The seatbelt compliance numbers are moving in the

Cass County Crash Sends Three To Hospitals


Three people are hospitalized after a crash in Cass County Saturday evening. Deputies say 39-year-old Christina Gindelberger of Dowagiac in a Chevy Sonic pulled out in front of a Ford pickup driven by 51-year-old William Strand of

Pesticide Collection Event Wednesday


A Clean Sweep Pesticide Collection event is planned for this coming Wednesday in Benton Harbor. Berrien County Parks Director Jill Adams tells WSJM News Clean Sweep events are a chance for farmers and anyone else with unwanted

Tourist Group Promotes SWM Trails


With people travelling again, the West Michigan Tourist Association is hoping more visitors will come to the region, and it’s touting southwest Michigan trails as one attraction. Spokesperson Erin Murphy tells WSJM News South Haven is an

I&M On Summer Energy Savings


If your summer electric bill is up, it’s probably because of the air conditioning. Indiana Michigan Power says you can reduce your cooling costs by 3% to 4% for each degree you raise your thermostat. Spokesperson Michael

Police Troubled By Increasing Gun Crimes


Police agencies in Berrien County are working to reduce gun violence that’s been escalating for the past couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News they’ve seen gun crimes increase this year, in particular,