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September Is Emergency Preparedness Month

Everyone around Michigan is encouraged to make sure they’re properly prepared to deal with emergency situations as part of the state’s Preparedness Month. Deputy State Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Chris Kelenske tells WSJM News

Extra Patrols Now Out On Michigan Roads

Michigan State Police will have expanded patrols this Labor Day weekend. It’s once again time for Operation CARE, or Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts. In addition to more troopers being out on the roads, more than 150

New Deer Hunting Rules In Effect

If you’re hunting outside of Michigan this year for deer, elk, or moose, there are some changes about what you can bring back into the state because of concerns about Chronic Wasting Disease. Michigan DNR deer management specialist

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Michigan

Michigan health officials say they have now confirmed the first four cases of West Nile Virus in state residents. Two of them appeared in Montcalm County in West Michigan. The other two were diagnosed in the Detroit

September Is Hunger Action Month In Michigan

Feeding America West Michigan is using September as an opportunity to fight hunger by declaring it Hunger Action Month. The organization’s Sean Little tells WSJM News there are four things it’s urging people to do. “Advocacy, awareness,

Lawton Woman Killed In Crash

A 63-year-old Lawton woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash on M-60 south of Lawton early Thursday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department tells us her southbound vehicle crossed the median and struck a tree near 80th

Michigan State Fair Underway

It’s time once again for the Michigan State Fair. This year’s fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on the east side got underway Thursday and runs through Labor Day. Executive Director Steve Masters told Michigan News

Proos Holding Summer Photo Contest

State Senator John Proos is taking submissions for the Pure Michigan Summer Photo Contest. He tells us this is your chance to show off the beauty of southwest Michigan during its peak season. “All of us who

Stabenow Talks Jobs Training In Michigan

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says there will be a shortage of people to fill manufacturing jobs within the next seven years. She’s been holding workforce discussions statewide, visiting Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City on Thursday. Stabenow

Federal Grant To Protect Lake Superior

From the Associated Press — An Upper Peninsula nonprofit group has received a federal grant for a “green infrastructure” project intended to protect Lake Superior waters near Marquette. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the $288,500 grant to the