No charges will be filed against a western Michigan police officer who shot and wounded a knife-wielding 15-year-old girl as she tried to attack a 16-year-old boy. MLive reports that Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson made the announcement
The latest numbers from the United States Labor Department show employers added 151,000 jobs in August. That may seem like a lot, but it’s about half of what was added in July and June. Michigan News Network
A new report from the Public Interest Research Group in Michigan has taken a look at nearly 10,000 complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about payday lenders and found serious abuses. It’s recommending some changes to
Michigan State Police say an Illinois man is in the Van Buren County Jail following a chase on I-94 Friday. It started around 6:30 p.m. when troopers tried to pull over a mini van for speeding on
Planned for this weekend in Lawrence is the 32nd annual Ox Roast and Homecoming Festival. The celebration takes place all over town all weekend, says Paul Garrod, the festival president. He tells WSJM News Saturday kicks off
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Detroit this weekend. He’s slated to visit a church on Saturday as he tries to reach out to black voters. However, Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber says Detroit is
A representative of Celebration Cinema says the theater chain’s decision to add closed captioning services to all of its locations had everything to do with a lawsuit filed against the company, and nothing to do with it.
Michigan’s attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene so a new ban on straight-party voting can take effect for the November election. The emergency request filed Friday says a federal district judge and the 6th
A suspect has been arrested in the robbery of a Marathon station in Dowagiac this week. The Cass County Prosecutor’s office says 30-year-old Christopher Rhodes is charged with robbery, larceny, and felony firearm. Police say he walked into
In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, sponsored by Basney BMW, for September 2, 2016, Celebration Cinema is adding assisting technology for the hearing and vision impaired, Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor faces foreclosure next year, and
Many of the schools on Michigan’s newest bottom 5% list are in Detroit and will not be closed by the state until 2019 at the earliest because of how the laws enacting a financial bailout of the
The Michigan Department of Transportation is doing what it can to help make the roads easier to travel this Labor Day weekend. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa says they’re suspending most of the construction projects they’ve got going on
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is again warning drivers about gas pump skimming devices. The skimmers can be attached to a gas pump to steal your credit card information when you pay outside. Department
Nearly $10,000 has been raised for the United Way of Southwest Michigan, thanks to everyone who took part in the Whirlpool “Rock the Boat” cardboard boat races Thursday. The event featured seven entries, which were judged according
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