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COVID-19 Cases Rise 8,704

Michigan has gained 8,704 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday through Monday. That brings the total since March of last year to 1,039,337. Sixty-two people died over the three days for a total of 21,139 Michiganders who have

Whitmer Vetoes Election Bills

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed several Republican-sponsored election bills. She says they would have perpetuated falsehoods to discredit the 2020 presidential election and made it tougher for people living in large senior

President Biden Coming To Michigan Tuesday

President Biden will campaign in favor of his bipartisan infrastructure plan in Howell tomorrow. The President will speak at the Operating Engineers facility in Livingston County. Biden will also discuss his Build Back Better Agenda, which is

Federal Grant Awarded To LMC Program

Lake Michigan College’s Educational Opportunity Center has received a nearly $2 million grant to help people pursue a college education. LMC says the $1.95 million comes from the federal government and will be distributed to the college

LaSata Winter Coat Drive Underway

State Senator Kim LaSata is once again hosting a winter coat drive for children in need. Kim’s Coat Drive asks southwest Michigan residents to drop off coats through October 31 at sites throughout LaSata’s district. The sites

One Hospitalized After Cass County Crash

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night crash in Silver Creek Township that injured one man. Deputies were called to M-62 and Indian Lake Road just after 8 pm when 31-year-old Arturo Morales-Fiscal turned

SMC Brings In Women’s Basketball Coach

The reintroduction of athletics to Southwestern Michigan College continues full speed ahead as Jeanine Wasielewski has been hired as the new women’s basketball coach. She’s originally from the South Bend area, played Division I basketball at Northwestern

Food Assistance Benefits Going Up

Michiganders who receive food assistance will see a permanent increase of about 6.8% in their monthly benefits beginning in October. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News this comes as a

I&M Marks National Energy Awareness Month

Indiana Michigan Power is marking National Energy Awareness Month by reminding everyone of how they can save themselves some money by consuming less energy. Spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News there are some surprising ways you can