Authorities say the search for two teenage boys who went missing while swimming in Lake Michigan has become a recovery effort. Authorities who gathered at Holland State Park in western Michigan say four teenage boys were swimming 7:30
Coming up this Saturday will be one final festivity along the bluff in St. Joseph for the summer. St. Joe Today’s Whitney Behnke says it’s the Lake Bluff Craft Fair. There will be plenty to do. “St.
Indiana Michigan Power is celebrating the completion of its latest solar power facility. This week, it’s plant east of New Carlisle, Indiana went online. I&M spokesperson Tracy Warner tells WSJM News it’s their biggest solar farm yet.
Michigan residents still will be allowed to use the state’s long-standing straight-party voting option in the November election. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Thursday rejected Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s request that the full
Police all around Michigan are keeping an extra close eye on the roads this Labor Day weekend to make sure no one’s driving drunk. Melody Kindraka, with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, tells WSJM News
Celebration Cinema has announced it’s adding closed captioning and descriptive audio services to all of its theaters. The movie theater chain was sued earlier this month by a St. Joseph man for not offering closed captioning for
Foreclosure is a possibility for the Orchards Mall in six months. The owner of the Orchards Mall in Benton Township owes $324,000 in back property taxes to Berrien County and is flirting with foreclosure. County Treasurer Bret
The owner of the Orchards Mall in Benton Township owes $324,000 in back property taxes to Berrien County and is flirting with foreclosure. County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is hoping a resolution is found. “He hasn’t paid off
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is airing TV ads in Michigan for the first time since winning the state’s primary in March. The ad began running today, will last for a week and cost hundreds of thousands
Emergency crews have temporarily suspended their search for two teenage boys who went missing while swimming in Lake Michigan. Authorities at the scene in Holland State Park say four teenage boys were swimming Wednesday evening when they
The future of the Orchards Mall in Benton Township is cloudy at best. Foreclosure next year by the Berrien County Treasurer’s Office is a possibility, as mall owner Mike Kohan owes $324,000 in property taxes dating back
State Senator John Proos says Michigan is doing a better job of catching violent criminals with recent programs it’s put in place. Proos co-chaired a hearing recently on violent crime where he outlined statistics that show while
Kids all over Michigan will return to school next Tuesday, and police are reminding drivers to be extra careful. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller says it’ll still be dark out when many youngsters are walking to school.
A grant of $2.25 million is coming to Michigan from the Centers for Disease Control to try to get a better handle on the state’s opioid abuse problem. Jennifer Eisner, with the Michigan Department of Health and
School starts for most students next Tuesday, and parents are already trying to get their little ones to go to bed earlier. Dr. Alice Doe is a sleep specialist at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo and says
Congressman Fred Upton will be in Flint Thursday to learn more about what’s been done to solve the city’s water crisis. He tells WSJM News there are still things Congress can do to ensure more cities don’t
Senator Gary Peters is spending this week touring Michigan on a motorcycle, stopping in 26 counties. On Thursday morning, he’ll be in Bloomingdale to talk with staff at Bloomingdale Communications, a broadband provider. Peters says he wants
Apple growers around southwest Michigan say they’re pleased with this year’s crop. The Michigan Apple Committee announced this week 2016’s harvest will be much larger than usual, and Sarah Jollay, with Jollay Orchards in Coloma, says that
Officials say no genetic material from invasive bighead or silver carp has been detected in Michigan waters this year. The state Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are searching Michigan’s Great Lakes tributary
A 50-year-old man charged with striking and killing five bicyclists with his pickup truck in Kalamazoo has been found competent to stand trial. A hearing was held Wednesday in Kalamazoo County District Court for Charles Pickett Jr.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is planning to speak at the University of Notre Dame. University president the Rev. John Jenkins announced that Ginsburg will speak at the Purcell Pavilion on September 12. He says
Voters will not be deciding on the sinking fund millage for Benton Harbor Area Schools in November. The school board has voted to move that to the May primary at a special meeting last night. Board member
The search is on for an armed robber who pulled a gun at the Quick Stop liquor store in South Haven just before 9:30 Monday night and got away with cash out of the register. Police are
With multiple tornadoes touching down this month in west Michigan, residents are being reminded of ways they can help keep themselves prepared. Berrien County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Rocky Adams says each family should talk about where they’ll
Congressman Fred Upton is expecting the Zika virus to be the top priority when lawmakers return to Washington in a few weeks. He says Congress may approve more than a billion dollars to not only wipe out
The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees has welcomed a new member. On Tuesday, the board swore in Jeff Curry to serve in a three-year term replacing Stephen Small, who joined in 2013 and resigned this month.
Recent rains around southwest Michigan could be a double-edged sword for regional farmers. Mark Longstroth, with MSU Extension in Van Buren County, says the effect all of this rain has had all depends on what you’re growing.
Senator Gary Peters is going to make a stop in Van Buren County this week. Peters is currently on a motorcycle tour of the state, heading to 26 counties and making 12 stops over five days to
More than a dozen Michigan-based organizations and companies will share $89 million for energy assistance programs for low-income households or schools. The grants were approved by the Michigan Agency for Energy in conjunction with the state Department of
Gas prices in Michigan are expected to fall once Labor Day is over. GasBuddy’s Patrick DeHaan says when travel for the holiday weekend starts this Friday, you can expect a gallon of regular unleaded to cost about