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Names Released In Triple Fatal Benton Harbor Fire

Benton Harbor Public Safety says the fire Sunday morning at 185 Bellview killed 30-year-old Amanda Hackney, her 15-year-old son Markese Dortch and 12-year-old daughter Sha’tari Razor. They are survived by her husband and the kids’ stepfather, 38-year-old

Three Killed In Benton Harbor Fire

The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says three people were killed in a fire early on Sunday. Firefighters responded to the scene at 185 Bellview just before 5 a.m. They attempted to gain entry to the

LMC Planning Election Discussion For This Week

Lake Michigan College is planning a post election discussion this week with members of its faculty. Lake Michigan College has released the following: Join Lake Michigan College Political Science and Psychology faculty for an online post-election panel

Campaign Highlights Mental Health Hotline

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136

State Revenue Sharing Decline Affecting Cities

A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

Hartford Farm Gets Cider Making Shut Down

Pica Farms in Hartford has until next Thursday to fix sanitation problems in its cider brewing equipment. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development hit the farm with a cease-and-desist order because the cider wasn’t clean.

Weekend Voting Possible

With the general election just a few days away, you may not realize that clerk’s offices will be open over the weekend for absentee voting. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope explains why. “The constitutional amendment put in

President Trump Campaigns In Metro Detroit

There are only 5 days left until Election Day — and both presidential candidates are coming to Michigan. President Trump was in suburban Detroit this afternoon at Oakland County International Airport. Mr. Trump starting by talking about

A.J. Hinch Hired By Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have hired A.J. Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston for the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Hinch said he

Health Department Urges Caution For Holidays

The Berrien County Health Department is urging everyone to plan for the holidays around COVID-19. Speaking Thursday, Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten said with the cases and hospitalizations up in October, it becomes even more important

Group Working To End Homelessness

A group in Grand Rapids is working to help homeless people get off the streets. Community Rebuilders executive director Vera Beech says they’re working to reach out to the homeless in certain areas of the city –

Cities See Declining Revenue Sharing From State

A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

State Promoting Mental Health Helpline

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136

AG Nessel Appeals Open Carry Ruling

The appeal of the ruling by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray blocking open carrying guns at poling places on Election Day is now filed. Attorney General Dana Nessel says she filed that Wednesday morning. “We