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Alleged Scammer Busted In Allegan County

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The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two suspects in a logging scam. It tells WSJM News one of the suspects provided fake paperwork to a logging company suggesting he owned property he was asking them to log

Carbon Monoxide Legislation

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The death of a 13-year-old boy from Carbon Monoxide poisoning at a Niles motel could result in state legislation designed to prevent similar incidents from happening. Bryan Watts died and a dozen others required treatment at area hospitals

Texting While Driving Crackdown Underway

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The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department has its eyes peeled this month for drivers who text while behind the wheel. Lieutenant Jim Charon tells WSJM News there’s a nationwide crackdown going on. He reminds everyone about the penalties

Utilities Bracing Themselves For Power Outages

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Utilities are gearing up to deal with possible power outages as a result of high winds on Thursday. Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News the company brings in hundreds of extra workers when outage situations arise. “We’ve

Lansing To Become A “Sanctuary City”

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From the Associated Press — The Lansing City Council has voted to designate Lansing as a sanctuary city for immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission. The resolution was approved unanimously Monday night. Lansing had already deemed itself