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Consumers Energy Tips On Winter Savings

Now that the freezing weather is here, utilities around Michigan are reminding residents how they can keep themselves safe and also maybe save a little on their home heating bills. Consumers Energy’s Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News

Proos Talks State Parks Grants

State Senator John Proos is praising the recent announcement of this year’s Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants. The trust fund awards grants to communities throughout Michigan each year for parks projects. Proos tells WSJM News the

Tech Gifts Recommended This Christmas

As we get closer to the holidays, tech expert Katie Linendoll offered some tips for those still shopping. She tells Michigan News Network virtual reality, retro, and STEM gifts are hot this season: “Toys have changes since

Former BH Superintendent Found Guilty

Former Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Leonard Seawood has been found guilty on all counts in his embezzlement trial. Seawood is accused of stealing more than $40,000 from the district by taking payouts for unused vacation days.

State Police Extra Patrols This Weekend

Set for this weekend is another Michigan State Police Operation CARE. That’s Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts. Michigan State Police Special Lieutenant Jim Flegel tells WSJM News extra patrols will be out on the state’s highways in

AAA Sees 64% Increase In Service Calls

AAA of Michigan has been mighty busy this week. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News a whole lot of drivers have needed roadside assistance with the first winter storms of the season. “What we’re seeing right now

State Police: Give The Gift Of Preparedness

Emergency planners are suggesting you give the gift of preparedness to a loved one this holiday season. Dale George with the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division tells WSJM News state police recommend five

Verizon Talks New Tech With MI Police

Police, fire, and other Michigan first responders getting a behind-closed-doors demonstration by Verizon of new cellphone and drone technology that can help them with responding to emergencies. Verizon spokesman Kevin King told Michigan News Network this week

Thursday Session To Address Opioid Addiction

Set for this Thursday is a special engagement at the Berrien County Health Department with an addiction specialist. Berrien County coalitions “Voice. Change. Hope.” and Families Against Narcotics are hosting a community event to talk about the

MDOT Website Allows Tracking Of Plows

The Michigan Department of Transportation now has a fleet of 83 plows driving around southwest Michigan roads with a winter storm this week. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News a resource drivers can use to learn more

Schuette Calls For Asian Carp Action

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and two other state attorneys general have sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking more to be done to stop the Asian carp. Specifically, they’re asking for a

Whirlpool Wins Digital Edge 50 Award

A cloud computing project at Whirlpool has received some new attention. The Whirlpool Cloud Project has been named a winner of the 2018 Digital Edge 50 Award from IDG Enterprise and CIO Magazine. Whirlpool tells us the

SJ Cemetery Records Now Online

You can now search an online database of the plots at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. St. Joe Deputy Public Works Director Greg Grothous tells WSJM News a new system recently installed in his department tracks the