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Michigan AG: Failing Schools Could Close This Year

Michigan’s attorney general says the state may close persistently low-performing public schools in Detroit before the end of this academic year if they were among the lowest-achieving for the preceding three years. Republican legislative leaders earlier this month

FEMA Conducting National Test Today

At 2:20 this afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will perform a national test of its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. It’s the first time an official national test has been conducted – and FEMA’s Wade

[VIDEO] Lakeland Health Expansion Approved

<div style=”position:relative; padding-bottom:56.25%; overflow:hidden;”><iframe src=”http://content.jwplatform.com/players/xvqxrD7P-RedLAKBN.html” width=”100%” height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”auto” allowfullscreen style=”position:absolute;”></iframe></div> A $160 million expansion to Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph is moving forward. WSJM’s Andrew Green has more.

Have Auto Sales Peaked?

Another indication that auto sales may have hit a peak. The latest sales forecast from J.D. Power and L.M.C. Automotive predicts September sales are expected to drop slightly from a year ago. Jeff Schuster with L.M.C Automotive

SJ Commission On Board With Lakeland Expansion

A $160 million expansion to Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph is moving forward following a Monday meeting of the St. Joseph City Commission. Commissioners granted planned unit development status to the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion from

Dowagiac Police Make Three Drug Arrests

The Dowagiac Department of Public Safety says its K9 unit helped lead to the arrest of three drug suspects over the weekend. Also, officers busted someone with a stolen automatic handgun. The busy weekend started around 10

Jury Selection This Week In Baby Kate Case

Jury selection is taking place for the trial of a northern Michigan man charged with murder in the disappearance of his infant daughter. Katherine Phillips, known as “Baby Kate,” disappeared in 2011 in the Ludington area. Defense

Monitor To Watch Over Flint Aid Money

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration plans to hire a monitor to scrutinize Flint aid and ensure state appropriations are being appropriately used to address the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water. The Detroit News reports the state’s Department of Technology,