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Michigan State Police Celebrate 100 Years


From the Associated Press — In 100 years, the Michigan State Police has gone from being a temporary wartime emergency force of 300 men to a full-service law enforcement agency with nearly 10 times more employees. The agency

May Day Protests Planned In Support Of Immigrants


Immigration reform activists from across the state have met to announce Michigan’s role in the nationwide resistance to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Adonis Flores, with Michigan United, tells Michigan News Network he fears the policies hurt

Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday


If you hear some sirens going off around 1 p.m. Wednesday and the weather looks clear, then there’s no need to worry. Michigan State Police Sergeant Ken High tells WSJM News there’s a statewide tornado drill going

Suspect Arraigned In Allegan County Standoff


The suspect in an Easter standoff in Allegan County has been arraigned. The sheriff’s department tells us 27-year-old Michael John Vanderberg is charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer and being a felon in possession of

Series Of Protests To Call For Income Tax Cut


From the Associated Press — A conservative group is organizing six protests across Michigan to criticize a dozen House Republicans who voted against cutting the state’s income tax. The Michigan Conservative Coalition said it was holding rallies Tuesday

Deadline Approaching To File Taxes


If you’re one of the thousands who have held off until this week to wrap up your taxes for 2016, don’t fret. IRS spokesman Luis Garcia from their field office in Detroit tells WSJM News you can

Gas Prices Trending Lower


We’re getting a break at the gas pump right before an expected spike for summertime. Triple-A Michigan’s Susan Hiltz says the statewide average is $2.50, down 6¢ from last week, and we’re paying $2.47 in Benton Harbor

This Is Severe Weather Awareness Week


Prepare now for severe weather. That’s the underlying message to Michigan Severe Weather Awareness Week, which started on Sunday. This has not been a normal spring, however, as we’ve already had tornadoes in the state. National Weather

Sleepy Drive Runs Off Road


Driving while sleepy is almost as dangerous as driving drunk. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke tells WSJM News his office was called to a personal injury crash on Barron Lake Road in Howard Township just after 12:30

St. Joseph Man Shot in Milton Township


A St. Joseph man is recovering after being shot Sunday morning in Milton Township. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department tells WSJM News that the shooting took place just after 6:00am on Kline Road. 911 operators received an

IRS Urging Procrastinators To E-file


The IRS is pushing people to e-file their income tax returns for a variety of reasons. Spokesman Luis Garcia tells our newsroom one reason is the speed of getting your refund. “If you file electronically and use

#GivingTuesday Successful For Lakeland


#GivingTuesday is giving a financial boost to Lakeland Health’s Marie Yeager Cancer Center. According to Lakeland, $14,000 was raised during the global day of giving for the center from the southwest Michigan community. The Cancer Center provides