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Michigan Treasury Warns About Summer Tax Scams

The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning everyone about a familiar scam it’s been getting reports about lately. Spokesperson Danelle Gittus tells WSJM News it’s the old “fake treasury representative calling you and demanding immediate money” spiel.

Man Dies In Niles Area Roll Over Crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash which occurred Thursday afternoon on US-31 near Niles. MSP tells us officers arrived on scene to find a single vehicle that had rolled over. The driver was trapped inside,

Kalamazoo County Approves New ID Card Program

From the Associated Press — Kalamazoo County has decided to create an identification card program for residents who lack documents needed to get a state ID. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the county Board of Commissioners’ 6-5 vote Wednesday

Double Murder Suspect Found Competent

There is some movement in a Berrien County double murder case. The “Herald-Palladium” reports Alex Perez has been found competent for trial after several months of treatment. He is accused of killing Renee Mitchell and her father,

Concerns About Possible Water Rule Changes

The public comment period on the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal and replace the Clean Water Rule is expected to begin this week. The move would reverse pollution protections for streams and wetlands that supply one third

Five Arrested In Two BH Drug Raids

** Note: This story is a correction. It had originally stated that both individuals in the first raid were arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and maintaining a drug house. In fact, Marcus Willis was charged

Celebrate Bridgman Begins Wednesday

This is the week to Celebrate Bridgman. Mayor Hannah Anderson tells WSJM News the city is holding a series of events throughout the week, Wednesday through Sunday. Everything kicks off with a walk from the library to

How To Properly Display Your Flag

This Fourth of July, many Americans are showing their patriotic spirit by flying the Stars and Stripes, and they’re being asked to keep flag etiquette in mind. Mark Sutton, with the American Legion Department of Michigan, tells us

Man Pulled from River in Allegan

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says a body of a man in his 60’s was pulled from the Kalamazoo River in Allegan late Monday. The discovery was made before 9 p.m. Investigators say there were no signs