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Four Winds Jobs Fair This Week


The Four Winds Casino is holding a job fair this coming week in South Bend. It’s the final job fair to help with the hiring of about 1,200 new employees for the Four Winds South Bend property.

Motorcycle Accident Kills Bangor Man


A Bangor man is dead following witness accounts that he lost control of his motorcycle at high speed and last night at about 7:30, and was tossed onto the pavement.   State Police say that 37-year-old Corey Danielle

Sierra Club Slams Palisades Decision


The Sierra Club of Southwest Michigan is blasting the decision announced Thursday to keep the Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County open through 2022. The club’s Bruce Brown has issued a statement saying the decision

Upton Expects Nuclear Storage Vote Soon


Congressman Fred Upton is expecting the full U.S. House to vote soon on establishing a national depository for spent nuclear fuel. He tells WSJM News this would open the long-delayed Yucca Mountain facility. “We’ll be bringing bipartisan

Legislation Bans Marijuana Billboards


Legislation is making its way through both the Michigan House and the Senate that would restrict marijuana advertisements on billboards. The House bill is sponsored by East Lansing Democrat Andy Schor. Grand Ledge Republican Rick Jones authored the Senate bill.

Michigan Promoting Rail Safety


Everyone’s being reminded to be cautious around railroad crossings as part of U.S. Rail Safety Week this week. Michigan Operation Lifesaver Coordinator Sam Crowl tells WSJM News too many drivers and pedestrians seem to forget what to

Ex Attorney In Race For MI Attorney General


From the Associated Press — Pat Miles, a former U.S. attorney in western Michigan, is running for state attorney general in 2018. Miles is announcing his candidacy Thursday in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. He’s the second

Senate Approves Proos Juvenile Justice Bill


The Michigan Senate has approved legislation from state Senator John Proos to let some low-level juvenile offenders get their records cleared. Proos tells WSJM News they would have to complete the 17.5 month Youth ChalleNGe Program run