Fred Upton has secured a 16th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The St. Joseph Republican easily defeated Democrat Paul Clements of Kalamazoo for the second consecutive election. Upton had a wide margin of victory in
Police have released the name of a woman killed in a Berrien Township crash this week. It happened early Sunday evening on US-31 south of Lake Chapin Road. Michigan State Police say a vehicle carrying five people
Congressman Fred Upton says he just wants to move forward once this election is over. The St. Joseph Republican tells us hours before we learn who the next president will be that it’s been an ugly campaign,
Turnout is expected to be about 65% or more in Michigan, according to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. She says absentee ballots are up 9% this year, and made one last appeal to everyone. “There’s a lot
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will await election results in New York City tonight. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has been invited to the Clinton watch party at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and she’s going.
The death of an other Marine Corps recruit has lawmakers searching for answers. Zachary Boland is the second recruit to die this year in boot camp at Parris Island. Michigan Democratic Representative Debbie Dingell says she wants
Election Day is finally here, and Michiganders are encouraged to exercise their right to vote. The polls are open until 8 P.M. and information about polling locations and other election issues is available online at Michigan.gov/vote. Fred
The race for president, 14 U.S. House seats, two Michigan Supreme Court justice posts and control of the 110-member Michigan House are at stake in the election. The spotlight Tuesday is on the presidential race between Democrat
The Democratic presidential nominee wandered into staunchly Republican territory in West Michigan on the day before the election. Over 4,500 people packed Grand Valley State University’s Fieldhouse to hear from Hillary Clinton yesterday afternoon. She told the
America is about to elect its 45th president today. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump plan to cast their votes later this morning. Clinton will head to a polling place near her home in Chappaqua, New
A southwestern Michigan woman convicted of murder in the death of her daughter on the girl’s fourth birthday has been sentenced to life in prison. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Daveeta Walker was sentenced on Monday after a jury
Mosaic CCDA may have found a new home for Cafe Mosaic, but it still needs a place to put its other ventures, and Director Rick Pawloski says 200 Paw Paw Avenue in Benton Harbor would be perfect.
Volunteers with the AARP of Michigan are working to help Flint residents hit by the city’s water crisis. As work continues to replace lead service lines between streets and homes, dozens of volunteers are going door to
Be sure to give yourself lots of time when you hit up the polling place Tuesday. Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler tells WSJM News not only will it take you about ten minutes to get through the full ballot,
The site of a former General Motors plant has taken another step toward becoming a testing facility for driverless vehicles. According to The Detroit News, developers of the proposed American Center for Mobility have now bought Willow
While you’re voting in the presidential election Tuesday, you’ll also have some more local matters to decide. First, there’s the race for the Sixth District Congressional seat between incumbent Republican Fred Upton, Democrat Paul Clements, and Libertarian
If Hillary Clinton becomes the next president, there could be continued difficulty fully stocking the Supreme Court. That’s according to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School professor Devin Schindler, who tells us if the Senate remains Republican-controlled,
Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will end free use of its worldwide charging station network. The company says cars ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles worth of credits at the supercharging stations.
If you suffer from early voter’s remorse, you may be able to cast another ballot. While the process is little known and rarely used, some states do allow voters to change their early or absentee ballots with
The tear-down of the old Mercy Hospital building in Benton Harbor has officially started. WSJM’s Jacob Holmes has more.
Michigan State Police are investigating a Berrien Township crash that killed a woman Sunday night. Around 6:20, troopers were dispatched to US-31 Hwy, a half mile south of Lake Chapin Road, for a single car crash. Upon their
Officials in Kalamazoo say 450 gallons of waste overflowed from a sanitary sewer after vandals removed a manhole cover and stuffed the sewer with sticks and other debris. MLive reports that the Department of Public Services Field Services
AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.16 per gallon. That’s
Michigan’s status as a presidential battleground is no longer in question on the eve of the election. Barack Obama trounced Republicans here twice, making the state an afterthought the last eight years outside of the primaries. But in
Voters are being reminded of the rules they need to follow when they head to the polls Tuesday. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says the ballot selfie ban remains in effect, so don’t take any pictures
Veterans Day is Friday, and the American Legion in Buchanan has some special events planned throughout the week. The legion’s Bob Blaylock tells WSJM News they’re inviting in some guests to talk about combat tracking in Vietnam.
In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, for November 4, 2016, the final report from the July courthouse shooting is released, a date for Mercy Hospital’s demolition is set, and more.
The former Mercy Hospital building in Benton Harbor will soon be no more. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells us demolition starts Monday, and it should be finished within a few weeks. Witkowski tells WSJM News it’s a shame
A report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy this week concluded there’s no evidence that the Pure Michigan tourism campaign is worth the money, but if you ask local tourism leaders, they’ll tell you otherwise. Millicent
Voting has opened in the sixth annual Celebrated Service Awards. The awards are handed out each year by Celebration Cinema to recognize businesses in each of its service areas that give their customers the best treatment. In the Benton Harbor-St.