St. Joseph city officials hope to see quick action on resolving some complaints residents have about a blighted property on Wayne Street. WSJM’s Andrew Green reports.
Part of NASA’s first manned spaceship to Mars will be made in Michigan. The Detroit News reports the government agency’s new Space Launch System that’s being created to transport humans to Mars in the 2030s relies on dozens
The government’s highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in protections. Companies also should identify safety critical systems such as engine control computers and limit their
McLaren Greater Lansing has made a $1.5 million gift to Michigan State University to establish the College of Nursing’s first endowed chair position. The East Lansing school said Monday that the donation to help create the Endowed Chair
A new report suggests a new direction for the juvenile justice system in the US. The findings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation report, “The Future of Youth Justice” say youth prisons are not fit for kids
Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey is about to get another distinction. He’s going to serve as the vice president of the board of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association next year. Bailey was elected VP of the group’s board
The St. Joseph City Commission may be close to putting the issue of bed and breakfasts to bed. At Monday’s meeting, the commission unanimously approved a first reading for a B&B ordinance change that would ban them
You can count state Senator John Proos as among Michigan lawmakers backing new rules to make the streets safer for bicyclists. The plan was introduced in the wake of this year’s mowing down of a group of
This is the time of year when Michigan utilities want you to start thinking about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Consumers Energy spokesperson Debra Dodd tells WSJM News home appliances are the most common cause of carbon
Archery deer hunting season is underway in Michigan, and the department of natural resources is reminding everyone of some ways they can find good locations. Deer Management Specialist Chad Stewart says the MI-Hunt app can help hunters
The Grand Rapids-based Bissell Pet Foundation is pleased with the results of its latest Empty the Shelters adoption event this past weekend. More than 1,900 dogs and cats at Michigan shelters found homes on Saturday as Bissell
Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey has been elected to serve on the Michigan Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors. WSJM’s Jacob Holmes has more.
A settlement has been reached between the Michigan House of Representatives and aides to two former state representatives who alleged they were wrongfully fired after reporting their bosses’ extramarital affair and other misconduct. The Detroit News reports that
A small plane has crashed while landing at Muskegon County Airport in western Michigan. WOOD-TV reports that the four-seat plane was on a training flight from Purdue University in Indiana and was being flown by a student pilot
Students in an Olivet College cold case homicide investigations class are searching for clues in the disappearance of a 21-year-old man who went missing more than a decade ago. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that five members of
AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 12 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.12 per
Consumer’s Energy is working with five non-profit agencies to try and get help to people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. That’s according to Consumer’s Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler. “Sometimes there can be long-term concerns,
State officials continue to work with tribal and nonprofit partners on boosting Michigan’s lake sturgeon, an ancient and culturally significant fish species. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says together they released more than 7,800 juvenile lake sturgeon
In this week’s WSJM Week in Review, for October 21, 2016, a police involved shooting in Benton Harbor leaves the community shaken, former Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney visits Southwest Michigan, and more.
An Illinois company is planning a $1 billion natural gas plant in the city of Niles. Indeck Energy Services says Niles will give it a good access point to the transmission grid and the Midwest distribution network.
There’s a big new development on the way for downtown Bridgman. The vacant buildings on the south side of Red Arrow Highway at Lake Street downtown will soon be the site of the Monogram Centre, a residential
The final two reusable empty buildings on the site of a former Pfizer campus in Ann Arbor are in line for a $78.5 million renovation project. The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents on Thursday approved plans
The Van Buren County United Way will hold its fifth annual Stuff the Bus food drive next month. On Saturday, November 5, a school bus from 10 differed districts in the county will be parked at a
A coordinator for the Swift and Sure program of the Berrien County Trial Court is facing felony charges for allegedly having an affair with a probationer, providing him with drugs, and obstructing investigators. 35-year-old Jessica Holmes, of
The Michigan Department of Community Health is reminding all women of the importance of getting screened for breast cancer. It’s estimated that, this year alone, there will be more than 8,100 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed,
The Van Buren District Library will use the month of November to help collect food for local pantries. Director Ryan Wieber tells WSJM News, during VBDL Cares November, anyone who owes late fees to the library can
If you have a bunch of old, unneeded medications sitting around in your medicine cabinet, the DEA is giving you a chance to get rid of them today. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Dawson tells WSJM News the
The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56. The newspaper says Sharp died at his home Friday in Bloomfield Hills, a Detroit suburb. The cause was hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Sharp spent decades at
Governor Rick Snyder has declared a state of disaster for Marquette County after heavy rains led to flooding that damaged several roads. With the declaration Friday, Snyder has made available all state resources to assist local recovery
The Bissell Pet Foundation is planning to hold yet another Empty the Shelters event this Saturday. The Grand Rapids-based animal welfare group will pay for the cost of adopting an animal at more than 50 shelters around