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Employers Increase Hiring In January

U.S. employers ramped up hiring last month and more Americans began looking for work, a sign President Donald Trump has inherited a robust job market. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman tells us that’s despite an

Nissan Issues Recall Of 341,000 Altimas

341,000 Nissan Altimas are being recalled because the doors can open when a rear window is lowered. Michigan News Network AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert tells us it has to do with bad wiring. “The problem has been

Dowagiac Ice Time Festival Tomorrow

Set for tomorrow is the 21st annual Ice Time Festival in Dowagiac. The event will feature ice artists from all over. Festival Chair Chris Soenen tells WSJM News they’ll compete starting at 3 p.m. “They’ll have 2

One Arrested In Dowagiac Meth Bust

A Dowagiac man is facing charges following a meth bust on Tuesday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team tells us it raided a home in the 400 block of West High Street in Dowagiac to find the remnants of

Super Bowl Advertisers Trying To Avoid Politics

$5.2 million dollars for 30 seconds. That’s how much it cost advertisers buy air-time for this year’s Super Bowl. However, University of Detroit Mercy Marketing Professor Dr. Mike Bernacchi tells Michigan News Network something is a bit different this

BH Farmers Market Could Get A Pavilion

The Benton Harbor Farmers Market will soon get a brand new pavilion. Rich Hensel, with the city’s downtown development authority, tells WSJM News the pavilion will be along the Sixth Street side of Dwight P. Mitchell City Center

Two Arrested In Dowagiac Crack Bust

Two men are facing charges after a crack bust in Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team tells us it raided a home in the 200 block of Grand Boulevard Wednesday and found cocaine and other evidence

MI Senate Approves Broad Prison Reform Plan

The Michigan Senate has approved a sweeping package of legislation designed to reform the state’s criminal justice system. The effort was led by state Senator John Proos, who told lawmakers they can approve policies that strike at

Auto Sales Fall In January

From the Associated Press — U.S. auto sales are expected to have fallen in January after ending last year at a record high. General Motors’ sales fell 3.8 percent from last January, while Ford’s sales were down 1

Fatal Crash In Cass County

A 29-year-old Niles man is dead after a two-car crash in Cass County’s Howard Township. Michigan State Police say Chad Pond was driving at a high speed on Barron Lake Road around 7 last night when he