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Upton Expecting Ban On Bump Stocks

A ban on bump stocks could soon be in the works. Congressman Fred Upton told Michigan’s Big Show this week most members of Congress didn’t even know what bump stocks were before the Las Vegas massacre shooter

Weko Beach Brewers Festival This Weekend

Set for Saturday in Bridgman is the 8th annual Weko Beach Brewers Festival. Calli Berg with the Greater Bridgman Chamber of Commerce tells WSJM News the event celebrates one of southwest Michigan’s fastest growing art forms and

Holland Murder Suspect Caught

A Holland man suspected of killing his girlfriend yesterday is in custody this morning and is expected to be charged with open murder later today. The report of the killer at large triggered a shelter in place

MI Senate Approves Leaky Gas Tank Bill

From the Associated Press — Michigan would spend more money reimbursing gas station owners to clean up leaky, environmentally risky fuel tanks under legislation sent to Governor Rick Snyder. The Republican-controlled Senate passed the bill 26-10 Tuesday

This Is Fire Prevention Week In Michigan

This week, fire departments all over Michigan are taking part in Fire Prevention Week. State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells Michigan News Network it’s important to plan with your family how to escape you home in the

Coloma High School Taken Off Lockdown

WSJM News has confirmed that Coloma High School no longer on lockdown. However, the junior high remains on lockdown. The two buildings were placed on lockdown this morning when there was a report of a weapon on

Gas Prices Down To Start Week

Gas prices in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph have dropped nearly 13¢ in the past week to $2.38 according to Triple-A Michigan’s weekly survey. The statewide average is down a dime at $2.40, with a high of

Vietnam POW To Speak In Berrien County

The longest-held enlisted American Prisoner of War in history will soon be coming to Berrien County. The Buchanan Veterans Day Committee is hosting Vietnam veteran William Robinson this November. He once spent more than seven years in

Swine Flu Found In Allegan County

From the Associated Press — Health officials say a child who visited a county fair in western Michigan last month is the first confirmed case of swine flu in the state this year. The Michigan Department of Health

Krasl Crowdfunding New Improvements

A new crowdfunding effort has been launched by the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph. The goal is to raise $50,000 by December 1 so Krasl can receive a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

New Legislation Bans Local Rules For Job Interviews

From the Associated Press — The Michigan Senate has voted to prohibit local communities from regulating what information employers must request, require or exclude during a job interview. The state already prohibits local ordinances involving information related to