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Calley Talks About Race For Governor

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has kicked off his campaign for governor. Speaking with WSJM’s Pat Moody this week, Calley said he wants to move up to the governor’s office because he’d like to continue the policies of

One Killed In Hartford Crash

A crash between a passenger vehicle and a semi has killed one adult and injured two kids in Van Buren County. It happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 678 and 66th Avenue in

New OutCenter Programs Focus On Moms

A new focus at the OutCenter in Benton Harbor — moms. OutCenter Director Mary Jo Schnell tells WSJM News the last presidential election brought a lot of mothers through the OutCenter’s doors, concerned about trends they were

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