With hunting season underway, Consumers Energy is reminding all those folks who head into the woods to remember its own property is off limits. Spokesperson Roger Morgenstern tells our newsroom hunting on company property could mean damaged
A longtime employee of the city of South Haven has announced he’s running for mayor. Paul VandenBosch tells us he wants to be mayor so he can continue utility reconstruction, implement rental regulations, and provide better customer
It’s time once again to help make the holidays a little better for the military. Congressman Fred Upton’s office is holding yet another Holidays for Heroes greeting card drive. Between now and December 2, anyone can send
State Representative-elect Kim LaSata now has one of her committee assignments. New state House Speaker Tom Leonard this week told LaSata that she’s one of two freshman lawmakers to be assigned to the Committee on Committees for
The demolition of the old Mercy Hospital building in Benton Harbor has led to at least one interesting find. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News they found a time capsule from the 1940s in one
A lot of us are planning to hit the road next week for Thanksgiving. AAA of Michigan’s holiday travel forecast is predicting a 2% increase in the number of Michigan residents who will go at least 50 miles from
Authorities say that about 200 pigs got loose after a truck heading to Indiana was involved in a crash on a foggy southwestern Michigan roadway. Bob Dykhuis tells The Holland Sentinel that the tractor-trailer owned by Dykhuis
A U.S. Supreme Court justice has rejected Michigan’s request to halt a lower court decision that found the state unconstitutionally put additional restrictions on sex offenders long after their convictions. Justice Elena Kagan denied Tuesday the emergency appeal
St. Joseph has a new public safety director. WSJM’s Michael Arney reports.
A Northern Michigan police officer suspended after flying a Confederate battle flag from his pickup during a political rally has resigned. Traverse City Manager Marty Colburn says Michael Peters turned in his resignation Monday evening. Colburn says
It’s an unofficial holiday for thousands of Michiganders as firearm deer hunting season opens today. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources expects over 525,000 hunters will take part in the deer season, which runs through November 30.
Advocates for the rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender predict there will be challenges under the coming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but also believe important past legal gains are fairly secure. Hayley
The Pokagon Fund has announced it’s supporting several south Berrien County food banks this winter. It notes that since its inception in 2007, the fund has given out more than $600,000 to 25 organizations that feed people
St. Joseph has a new public safety director. On Monday, city commissioners approved appointing Brian Uridge to the job. He previously served the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety for 23 years, most recently as assistant chief. Uridge
A Cass County Sheriff’s Department K9 has once again gotten his man. The department tells us deputies were called out to a home in LaGrange Township Sunday night on a report of a domestic assault. They got
Something’s fishy in St. Joseph. The theme for the 2017 public art display has been unveiled, and coming this summer to the downtown area will be “Fishing for Fun,” featuring 20 statues of fish. City Marketing Director
With winter on its way, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is launching a new campaign to remind drivers of the need to take it easy on I-94. Spokesperson Kristin Allen tells us they’re focusing on
Customers of Indiana Michigan Power are being warned about the latest scammers out on the prowl. I&M spokesperson Erica Putt tells WSJM News some people have been getting calls or visits from individuals claiming to be with
Gas prices are down to start off the new week. AAA says the prices for a gallon of regular unleaded are settling around the $2.05 mark statewide. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells us conditions are ripe for price
97.5 Y-Country radio is hoping to stuff a truck with tons of food this week. WSJM’s Andrew Green reports.
Firearm deer season starts Tuesday, and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is reminding all of those folks who go into the woods to be safe. Deputy Kelly Laesch tells WSJM News a big thing is to make sure
An Oronoko Township man is expected to fully recover after police say he was shot last week during a break-in to his home. The Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department was called out to 221 East Snow Road
There are just two undefeated football teams left in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Alabama and Western Michigan. The Crimson Tide remain ranked number-one in the AP poll and the “USA Today”/Amway Coaches Poll, while WMU isn’t
A northern Michigan police officer has been suspended with pay after he was seen off-duty driving a pickup truck bearing a Confederate battle flag around a group protesting Republican Donald Trump’s election as President. Traverse City police
State Representative Tom Leonard is the new leader of state House Republicans. He was picked for the job of speaker on Thursday, and says there are a lot of things on his plate. “I’d like to see
Indiana Michigan Power has completed its solar plant in Watervliet, and the facility is now up and running. Spokesperson Tracy Warner tells WSJM News the 50,000 panel solar farm will generate about 4.6 megawatts of power, which is
In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, for November 11, 2016, Election Day brings victory for Southwest Michigan Republicans, a solar plant in Watervliet is now online, and more.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has added the completion of the US-31 corridor to its five year construction plan. State Representative Al Pscholka has been working on getting MDOT to commit to the project for years, and
If you have some trouble paying your gas or electric bill this winter, there are places to turn for help. Consumers Energy this week announced it’s partnering with five west Michigan non-profits to make $12 million available
Flint says water shut-off notices are being posted by city employees on commercial properties with past-due utility accounts. Friday’s efforts follow months of work by the city to obtain payment on commercial water and sewer accounts with high