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MI House Approves Compensation For Innocent Inmates

Michigan lawmakers have approved legislation to compensate innocent inmates. Under a bill passed 104-2 by the House Wednesday, the state would pay ex-inmates $50,000 for each year of their wrongful incarceration, along with attorney fees. Some wouldn’t qualify for

Winter Storm Warning For SWM This Week

Southwest Michigan’s first winter storm is just about here. The National Weather Service has issued a warning to the entire region, and WNDU Meteorologist Mike Hoffman tells WSJM News the snow to gradually come, slowly at first on Thursday,

Tripplett Fired By Benton Harbor Schools

Former Benton Harbor High School Principal Rodger Tripplett has been fired. At a Tuesday meeting, the board of education heard from district attorney Eric DeLaporte that Tripplett’s teaching and administrator certificates have been suspended by the Michigan Department

Upton On What’s Next For Congress

There are still a few things for Congress to do with the current session winding down. Congressman Fred Upton tells WSJM News everyone’s heading home Thursday, so there’s little time for the last couple of priorities. “We have a

Snyder Calls For Quick Recount

A massive recount of 4.8 million ballots cast in the presidential election in Michigan is underway. That’s after U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his ruling that rejected an effort by state officials to wait two business

Berrien County Recount Set For Wednesday

The recounts are scheduled. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office says the first county to do a presidential recount is Oakland County, near Detroit. Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown says she’s confident the recount will show no

Police, Fire Unions Blast Retiree Healthcare Plan

Police and firefighters are blasting a Republican-sponsored plan to cut their retiree health care benefits, calling it an “unconscionable” attack on people who risk their lives protecting the public. Unions for officers and firefighters, along with groups representing