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EMU Students Protest Racist Graffiti


Students at Eastern Michigan University are protesting after more anti-black graffiti was discovered on campus this week. The protests include a sit-in early Wednesday at the EMU Student Center on the school’s Ypsilanti campus. The university says the graffiti

Pscholka To Receive Farm Bureau Award


A special honor is being given to state Representative Al Pscholka this week. The Berrien County Farm Bureau is presenting him with its Distinguished Service to Agriculture award. The bureau says it’s for Pscholka’s ongoing support of

SWM Racers Rally To Help Boy With Leukemia


The mother of a 5-year-old southwest Michigan boy who is battling leukemia is thanking the local racing community for its outpouring of support. Leah Dibble, who co-owns the Hartford Motor Speedway with her husband, Tim, says their

Palisades Open House Next Week


The Palisades nuclear power plant is holding another open house event next week. It’ll be at the Palisades office in Benton Harbor on Wednesday. Palisades spokesperson Val Gent tells WSJM News the gatherings are all about transparency.

Clinton Campaign Buying Ads In Michigan


Hillary Clinton is also making plans to air TV commercials in typically Democratic Michigan and New Mexico. Her campaign said Tuesday it will spend more than $100,000 on TV commercials in each of the two states. That announcement

Cher Campaigns For Clinton In Kalamazoo


Pop superstar Cher visited Michigan on Monday to campaign for Hillary Clinton. She started the day at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The 70-year-old Cher was tasked with appealing to millennials. “I want you guys to have

Prosecutor: Stealing Campaign Signs Is A Crime


The Cass County Prosecutor’s office says it’s been receiving more complaints than usual this election season about campaign signs getting stolen. Prosecutor Victor Fitz tells us both sides seem to be messing with each other’s signs. “We’ve

Trump Campaigns In Michigan


Donald Trump is warning again about voter fraud – but has a solution for his supporters. The Republican nominee once again said there is widespread voter fraud, a claim for which he has produced no evidence. But he told

MI Sees Drop In High-Security Inmates


Michigan Department of Corrections data show the number of prisoners housed in higher-security cells in Michigan’s prison system has plummeted over the last two decades, while the number of prisoners kept in less expensive, low-security housing units

Morning Crash Closes Part Of US-31


Four people are recovering after being injured in a crash that shut down part of US-31 in Niles Township Monday morning. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us it happened near Niles Buchanan Road just before 7

Reward Offered In CMU Hit And Run Case


A cash reward for information about the death of a Central Michigan University student has been increased to $10,000. Police believe the vehicle that hit Ryan Tsatsos nearly a year ago is a dark metallic blue color.