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Dining With Your Dog?

You could bring your dogs along while eating in outdoor areas of restaurants under a bill advancing in the Michigan Legislature. Senator Margaret O’Brien is the sponsor. “This is just for outdoor patios, we’re not proposing it

Niles Man Charged With Selling Heroin

A Niles man is facing drug charges after police say he sold heroin to an undercover officer. The Niles Police Department tells WSJM News 29-year-old Daqone Williams was under investigation for possible crack and heroin distribution in

Former BH Superintendent Bound Over For Trial

Former Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Dr. Leonard Seawood will go to trial in August for embezzlement. At a preliminary exam Wednesday, Berrien County Judge Donna Howard found there was enough evidence Seawood knowingly presented falsified documents

Stabenow Vows To Protect Great Lakes Funding

President Donald Trump’s administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes and other iconic waterways. The proposed federal budget for 2018 would eliminate $427 million for regional water restoration initiatives. U.S.

Police Warn About Fake Currency Going Around SWM

Police are warning everyone about fake $100 bills going around. Dowagiac Police Chief Steve Grinnewald tells WSJM News the bills have “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on them. “If you’re inspecting the money very carefully, you will probably

Michigan Businesswoman Running For U.S. Senate

From the Associated Press — Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein is running for U.S. Senate in Michigan. In her announcement Monday, the 35-year-old said Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after helping elect Donald Trump president. Epstein is