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USDA Talks Christmas Food Safety

With Christmas and New Year’s here, food safety experts are reminding everyone how to avoid illness when they’re partying. USDA Food Safety Specialist Archie Magoulas tells WSJM News making sure foods stay at their intended temperature is

Utility Talks Christmas Light Costs

If your house is decorated with festive lights for this holiday season, remember you could probably be saving some money on your energy bills by upgrading. Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News those old C

Proos Talks Holiday Scams

The holidays may be a time of fun for most of us, but state Senator John Proos reminds everyone of things they need to do to avoid being ripped off. He tells WSJM News online shopping may

$250,000 Donation Made To SMC

Southwestern Michigan College has received a $250,000 donation to its nursing facility expansion. SMC President David Mathews tells WSJM News Kelly and Karen Rose of Elkhart are both former students. Karen studied nursing at SMC, and Kelly

BH Income Tax Oversight Board Selected

The committee that will oversee the city of Benton Harbor’s new income tax has now been chosen. At a session this past week, the Benton Harbor City Commission approved eight applicants for the body that will make

Dowagiac Man Drowns While Ice Fishing

A Dowagiac man has drowned after he fell through the ice on the St. Joseph River near South Bend while fishing Friday afternoon. Deputies say a witness saw 43-year-old Leonard Baldwin disappear through the ice, but they

Record Travel Weekend Expected

AAA Michigan says the state is going to see a record number of residents traveling over the holidays. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz told Michigan News Network 3.5 million Michiganders will be on the road and in the air

Tomorrow Expected To Be Frantic Shopping Day

Estimates from retailers show more than 90% of consumers do their holiday shopping after Cyber Monday. This weekend’s Super Saturday is the second busiest shopping day of the year. Best Buy Shopping expert Bianca Jones told Michigan

Housing Market Up In 2017

The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is reflecting back on a strong real estate market in the region for 2017. Association Executive Alan Jeffries tells WSJM News units sold and prices were both up this past year.

Tomorrow Last Day For BH Bell Ringers

Bell ringers are out and about in southwest Michigan seeking donations for the Salvation Army of Benton Harbor. Salvation Army Major David Womack tells WSJM News the dollar or two you put in those kettles can touch

New Map Looks At County By County Poverty Data

A new map has been created to provide a snapshot of poverty around Michigan. Developed by the University of Michigan and Poverty Solutions, the map identifies each county’s median income, population, percentage of the population living below

Trees For Troops Marks Milestone Year

The Trees for the Troops program has reached a milestone. This year, it delivered its 200,000th Christmas tree to a military family. Waumhoff Farms in Gobles is a drop-off point for Trees for the Troops each year,