From the Associated Press — Authorities say a police officer has died after a crash involving his cruiser while on duty in western Michigan. Norton Shores police say an area resident reported the single-vehicle crash around 2:30
Congressman Fred Upton says he would support the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia “at the appropriate time.” That’s after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday. Comey had been
39% of kids who died in a car crash in the U.S. last year were not in a correct car or booster seat. Julie Kleinert, with General Motors, says three out of four car seats aren’t being
A Michigan Department of Natural Resources program designed to teach students about local ecosystems is getting praise from Van Buren County state Representative Mary Whiteford. She tells WSJM News Salmon in the Classroom provides salmon eggs to the
It’ll be a busy day Wednesday at the Van Buren Technology Center as students from all over the region simulate a disaster. Law enforcement instructor Matt Whitman tells us they’ve been doing this for 17 years now.
The Van Buren Conservation District is working to get the word out about how to spot the invasive Japanese knotweed. With summer approaching, the district’s Eleanor Serocki tells WSJM News the damaging plant is already becoming apparent.
The Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce has announced a new home, and it’s not the same place as Cornerstone Alliance’s new home. Cornerstone Chamber issued an announcement to membership Tuesday, saying the chamber is headed across the river to
Coloma Township police have been able to make a meth bust while simultaneously recovering some missing property. They tell us officers on Monday searched a home in the 5,300 block of Little Paw Paw Lake Road after
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Congressman Fred Upton is explaining his vote last week for the Republican healthcare plan. Upton told WSJM News prior to last week’s vote he wouldn’t support the bill as long as it removed protections for those with
The cold weather is taking a toll on some Michigan crops that have already bloomed or are blooming. Michigan State University Extension Educator Mark Longstroth tells Michigan News Network the damage is spotty, but the crops that
From the Associated Press — A state representative from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been found dead hours after he was released from jail on what may have been his second drunk driving arrest in less than two
Covert Township police are investigating the death of a man in his 20s found in a car in the 27-thousand block of 72nd Street. The man’s remains were in the passenger seat of 2002 Chevrolet Impala, and
From the Associated Press — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says transition and other costs that would come with closing the pension system to newly hired teachers may be lower than estimated previously. The Republican governor told reporters Monday
West Michigan World Trade Week is officially underway in Grand Rapids. The event, now in its 32nd year, is again being held at the Van Andel Global Trade Center. Sonja Johnson is the executive director of the
The Michigan Public Service Commission has heard the public’s thoughts on the planned closure of the Palisades nuclear power plant. It held two hearings Monday in Lawrence on Consumers Energy’s request to end a contract with Palisades
Have you ever wanted your kids off wi-fi at bedtime but allow yourself to stay online? Comcast customers are now able to do that with today’s launch of XF-I. The company says it’s a new platform which
A Stevensville business is using this month to collect items to be sent to military personnel overseas. Postal Connections is hosting its second annual care package drive as part of Military Appreciation Month. They’re taking donations of
The Pokagon Fund is pointing to its role in helping Harbor Country area high school graduates go to college. Director Janet Cocciarelli tells WSJM News the fund has contributed more than $2.7 million to area scholarships since
Have you saluted a nurse today? The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services thinks you should. It’s recognizing National Nurses Week by celebrating all of the things nurses do to keep Michiganders healthy. Spokesperson Jennifer Eisner.
A Buchanan Middle School student who left a bomb threat in one of the school’s restrooms last week has been caught and police are working with that student’s parents. The middle school was put on lockdown Friday
From the Associated Pres — A June 13 trial will be postponed in the case of a Michigan man charged with killing six people during a day of picking up Uber riders. The Kalamazoo County prosecutor says Jason
Jason Dalton was scheduled to go on trial in about a month in Kalamazoo on 16 charges from a massacre last year, but that will likely be delayed because his attorney plans to file an appeal today.
Be it on two wheels or two feet, a Paw Paw man wasn’t able to outrun the law over the weekend. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department tells us deputies tried to pull over a 28-year-old man
It’s a little easier on the wallet this week than last to fill up. Triple-A Michigan puts our gas prices in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph at an average of $2.31, down 9¢ from last Monday. Statewide,
Michigan residents angry at Congressman Fred Upton are encouraging others still seething over last week’s Affordable Care Act replacement vote to mail flip-flops to his office in St. Joseph. Dozens of pairs of sandals were placed on
The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan is making a new fundraising push thanks to a recent donation from a local couple. The Humane Society’s Jill Svoboda tells WSJM News the owners of B&L Systems in Bridgman have
A Senior and Veterans Expo will be held tomorrow in Van Buren County for residents to come out and learn about the services available to them and also mingle with their elected leaders. State Representative Beth Griffin
An improvement project at the Berrien County Jail is coming together now that the board of commissioners has received bids for the work. Their next task is to settle on the final plan. It could include security
Hot on the heels of news this week that fatal traffic crashes were up 10% last year in Michigan, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is urging everyone to reduce distractions while behind the wheel. Lieutenant Steve Campbell