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Police: Facebook Threats Were Unrelated

Police don’t think incidents in South Haven and Covert involving teens making threats while posing as clowns on Facebook are related. Two teens were identified by police as having threatened others, but Covert Township Police Chief Jay

Upton Sides With Override Of Obama Veto

Congressman Fred Upton is among those who voted last week to override President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing foreign governments to be sued for their role in terror attacks. He tells WSJM News it’s only right the

Student Count Day A Big Deal For Districts

Schools all around Michigan will be counting their students on Wednesday to determine how much state aid they’ll receive in the next year. It’s the fall student Count Day, and Lakeshore Schools Superintendent Phillip Freeman tells WSJM

Bill Clinton Campaigns In Michigan For Wife

Campaigning for his wife, former President Bill Clinton made stops Monday in Saginaw and Flint to spread the message of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “We can re-create a strong middle class and give poor people a

Cass County K9 Helps Make Another Bust

Cass County Sheriff’s Department K9 Faust has done it again, nabbing another criminal suspect. The department tells our newsroom deputies were checking out a home in Howard Township last Friday, looking for a person who had skipped

Wrong Way Driver Stopped On I-94

Michigan State Police avoided a potential tragedy on I-94 overnight when a wrong-way driver was spotted heading west in the eastbound lanes near 9th Street in Kalamazoo County. Troopers were able to stop all traffic on the

Deadly Crash In Van Buren County

An 18-year-old man from Holly has died after a single-vehicle crash in Decatur on Saturday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says a 15-year-old boy from Paw Paw remains hospitalized at Kalamazoo’s Bronson Hospital for his injuries.

Fall Travel Expected To Be Up In Michigan

About 60% of Michiganders are planning to hit the road this fall, as October becomes a more popular month to travel. AAA of Michigan’s Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News there are several reasons why. “The weather’s cooler, tourist

South Haven Bridge Project Starts Monday

A major construction project is about to get underway on a bridge in South Haven, and it could affect your commute well into next year. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells us they’re replacing the

LMC Millage On The Ballot Next Month

Lake Michigan College is making a push in support of its millage proposal set to appear on November’s ballot. LMC President Dr. Bob Harrison tells WSJM News they’re asking for .48 mills for 10 years for improvements. He

SWM Pumpkin Crop Expected To Be Strong

Southwest Michigan’s pumpkin crop this fall is looking pretty good. That’s according to Ron Goldy, a vegetable educator with MSU Extension. He tells WSJM News the weather was perfect for pumpkins this year. “It was a little