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Police, Firefighters Opposing Municipal Pension Bills

From the Associated Press — Police and firefighters are opposing newly introduced legislation that would force municipalities to address underfunded pension and retiree health care plans. A coalition of unionized police officers, firefighters and police and fire chiefs

Stevensville Company Announces Expansion

A plastic injection mold company in Stevensville has announced a major expansion. Dura Mold, which also produces die casts, is investing $1.4 million in an 8,000 square foot addition. It’s expected to create 7 new jobs. The

Conyers Hospitalized

U.S. Representative John Conyers, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, was hospitalized Wednesday night. Attorney Arnold Reed spoke with reporters. “Congressman Conyers was walking around in his home, he felt lightheaded, and they rushed him to the hospital,” Reed

Man Dies In Bainbridge Farming Accident

Michigan State Police are investigating a farming death in Bainbridge Township. Troopers say first responders were sent to a cut cornfield in the 9,400 block of Territorial Road around 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday and found the body of

Police Tips On Safe Holiday Shopping

Holiday shopping time is now, and police say you need to keep your guard up to avoid thieves. Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kelly Laesch tells WSJM News you should have a plan if you get separated

Firearms Deer Season Ending

Michigan’s firearm deer season ends today. Chad Stewart, the Deer Management Specialist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, says as they start to look at numbers, it appears to have been a good season. “All indications

Police, Firefighters Rally Over Pensions

From the Associated Press — Hundreds of police and firefighters have rallied at Michigan’s Capitol in a show of force against pending legislation they fear could lead to cuts in retiree benefits. Bills haven’t been introduced, and Republican

Six Berrien Communities Sign On To MEDC Program

Cornerstone Alliance is hoping six Berrien County communities that recently signed on to a state development program will make themselves even more attractive to business. Cornerstone’s Stacey Stephens tells WSJM News the MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities Initiative

Aide: Pelosi Pressing Conyers To Resign

(Washington, DC – AP) – A senior Democratic aide says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been putting pressure on Congressman John Conyers of Detroit to resign from the chamber. The aide also says members of the

LMC Student Chili Cook-Off This Friday

Lake Michigan College is planning a high school chili cook-off. The Napier Avenue campus in Benton Township will host student chili chefs from 17 local high schools for the competition this Friday. The schools include Benton Harbor

Cook Plant Refueling Outage Ends

Unit 1 of the Cook nuclear power plant is now back online. Cook plant spokesperson Bill Schalk tells WSJM News its refueling outage, started September 13, ended on Tuesday morning. This outage took a little longer than