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Snyder Helping Republicans In Six House Races

Republican Governor Rick Snyder is using his political action committee and a nonprofit fund to help six Republican legislative candidates in the November election. Snyder’s Making Government Accountable group, which he created to tell of Michigan’s rebound as

Michigan’s Average Gas Price Up 4¢

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4¢ per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday.

Upton Pushes Rural Phone Service Legislation

Legislation designed to improve phone service in rural areas is making its way through Congress. The House Energy and Commerce Committee held discussions this week on the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2015. Congressman

Iconic Kalamazoo Smokestack Coming Down

A landmark smokestack that’s among the last signs of Kalamazoo’s Gibson guitar-making history is coming down for possible preservation and inclusion in a redevelopment plan on the property. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Thursday crews expect to finish dismantling

Fatal Crash Victim Identified

The man killed in an early Sunday morning car accident in Royalton Township has been identified as 36-year-old Jason Ransom of Niles. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says the driver who ran off from the scene of

One Killed In Early Sunday Morning Crash

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash that killed the driver of a 1998 Buick on Scottdale Road near Rockey Weed Road in Royalton Township early Sunday morning. Deputies tell our newsroom the driver of

Muhammad Discusses Meeting With Snyder

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad has met with Governor Rick Snyder to discuss the future of the city and its relationship with the state. The meeting on Tuesday took place at the Romney Building in Lansing, and

Red Cross Offering Disaster Training

The American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan is offering everyone a chance to learn about how to respond to disasters with a training day this month. On Monday, September 26, the session will be held at the

Adopt A Beach Cleanups Set For Saturday

Volunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes will be hitting hundreds of beaches this Saturday as part of the group’s annual September Adopt a Beach cleanup. The alliance’s Jennifer Caddick tells WSJM News those volunteers make a

PARK(ing) Day Held in Berrien County

Information on what the public wants added to their communities has been gathered by Wightman and Associates as part of its annual PARK(ing) Day events in southwest Michigan. The engineering and architectural firm set up temporary parks

Bogseth Found Guilty In Wife’s Murder

A Van Buren County man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of his wife. A jury found Brent Bogseth guilty on Friday. Bogseth will be sentenced November 7. 32-year-old Kimberly Bogseth’s body was

Machete-Wielding Man Arraigned

A Niles man is now charged with a pair of counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and three counts of assault and resisting police in Cass County. 44-year-old Marty Ray Gipson was arrested while wielding a

Pscholka Says Beer Tax Hike Unlikely

Beer taxes won’t be jumping by 200% in Michigan if state Representative Al Pscholka has anything to say about it. Republican Rep. Tom Hooker of Byron Center, near Grand Rapids, is proposing the increase and wants to