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HUD Awarding $280,000 To Pokagon Band

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $880,000 in grants to Native American tribes around the country to improve housing conditions and stimulate development. Among the recipients in this latest round of grants is

Bangor Apple Festival Underway

It’s the Bangor Apple Festival this Friday and Saturday. The event’s Lucus Koenig told WSJM News why the festival is important to Bangor and why folks should visit. “It’s a good way for us to promote out

South Haven Jazz Festival This Weekend

A first-of-its-kind event is planned for this weekend in South Haven. Scott Reinert with the South Haven-Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau tells WSJM News they’re holding a jazz festival. Musicians from around the region are

Stabenow Hoping For Democratic Deal On DACA

President Donald Trump denies assertions by top congressional Democrats that they have an agreement with him to preserve protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow tells Michigan News Network she hopes there’s an agreement.

Watervliet Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Thursday morning. It happened about 6:45 a.m. on Coloma Road near Bessemer Road in Hagar Township. Sheriff’s deputies say 52-year-old Alan

Man Killed By Train In Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a man was killed by a train on Thursday morning. It happened in Marcellus at a CNN Railroad crossing around 10:30. Witnesses reported 27-year-old Logan Glenn Lamons was walking southbound

Michigan Jobless Rate Increases Slightly

State officials say Michigan’s unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9% for August, even as the number of people in the workforce declined for the fourth straight month. Figures from the Michigan Department

Red Cross Training Sessions Set

Red Cross chapters in Southwest Michigan are planning one-day “Zero to Hero” training sessions over the next month, because they know they will be sending volunteers south for some time to come. The first will be at