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Two Shot, One Killed In Benton Township

One person is dead and another recovering at Spectrum Health Lakeland after an overnight shooting around 2 a.m. Friday. Benton Township police were called to the Baric Village at Fairplain Apartments at 777 East Napier for shots

Health Department Urges Caution For Holidays

The Berrien County Health Department is urging everyone to plan for the holidays around COVID-19. Speaking Thursday, Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten said with the cases and hospitalizations up in October, it becomes even more important

Group Working To End Homelessness

A group in Grand Rapids is working to help homeless people get off the streets. Community Rebuilders executive director Vera Beech says they’re working to reach out to the homeless in certain areas of the city –

Paw Paw Man Arrested For Drugs

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit has a man in jail for meth possession and a probation violation. 42-year-old Christopher Hewitt was arrested Wednesday afternoon inside his home. Detectives were told by a man leaving the

Cities See Declining Revenue Sharing From State

A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

State Promoting Mental Health Helpline

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136

Whitmer Confident Election Will Be Safe

Governor Whitmer and her administration say they’re confident that Election Day will go well on Tuesday. “Depending on how close these races are, it may take a few days to determine who the winners are,” said Whitmer.

Retailers Preparing For Holiday Shopping Season

It’s already time to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Retailers Association spokeswoman Meaghan Holland, says the holiday shopping outlook is pretty good. “We expect they will get out and

AG Nessel Appeals Open Carry Ruling

The appeal of the ruling by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray blocking open carrying guns at poling places on Election Day is now filed. Attorney General Dana Nessel says she filed that Wednesday morning. “We

South Haven City Hall Voting Information

With the General Election next Tuesday, the City of South Haven will have in-person voting for City residents in the City Hall basement between seven in the morning and eight in the evening.  Absentee ballots are available

Governor Whitmer: Wear A Mask

Health officials are deeply concerned about the rising number of coronavirus cases across the state, especially as winter nears and more people spend time indoors. Governor Gretchen Whitmer said the next few weeks are critical for Michigan

Election Day One Week Away

It’s just one week until Election Day, even though more than two million people have already voted absentee in Michigan. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says we could break a record. “Three-point-one million have requested to vote

U.P. Snowfall Record Broken

A snowfall record that’s been in place for four decades has been broken in Marquette. The National Weather Service says 8.3 inches of snow fell Sunday, breaking the old record of 3.1 inches set in 1976. “October

Yes, Halloween Is Still On

In case anyone has been wondering if Halloween is still on, St. Joseph City Manager again let it be known that is a “yes.” “Halloween is coming up on on Saturday. The traditional hours and Saint Joseph