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SWMI Gets USDA Disaster Declaration

Farmers in three southwest Michigan counties will be eligible for help now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a secretarial disaster designation. Congressman Fred Upton called the announcement for Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties

[VIDEO] Niles Police Release Robbery Surveillance Video

Video Playback Not Supported <iframe class=’wpb_videoplayer video-single-player-iframe’ allowfullscreen scrolling=’no’ width=’600′ height=’330′ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.wsjm.com/wp-content/plugins/wpb-video/wpb-video-embed/wpb-video-embed.php?blogid=321&id=68820&flag_call=singleVideo&playerid=fbqwxde&player_slug=wsjm-com-stories&chkFlagFrom=meta_insert_video’></iframe> New surveillance video from the armed robbery of the Admiral Gas Station at 640 Chicago Road in Niles from August 11 is being released

Michigan Works Promotes Grant Program

Michigan Works is promoting a new season of the Going Pro program in southwest Michigan. Mark O’Reilly with Kinexus in Benton Harbor tells WSJM News Going Pro helps companies get funds to train workers. “Going Pro is

FBI Searches Home Of UAW President

From the Associated Press — Federal agents are searching the suburban Detroit home of the president of the United Auto Workers, apparently another step in an investigation of union corruption. FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider confirmed the search

Will Upton Run Again?

Will Congressman Fred Upton seek reelection next year? We asked him, and he told WSJM News it’s too early to decide, but he has been “checking all the boxes.” “We’ve been pretty busy in the district, covering

Labor Dispute Slows Road Project

Drivers traveling north on I-196 from Benton Harbor to just past the Hagar Shore Road exit haven’t seen much paving work done in weeks. This is due to a labor dispute at Reith-Riley, the main contractor for

Niles Community Schools Brings In The Dogs

Niles Community Schools has launched a canine drug detection program. The first day for drug searches was this Wednesday, and the district says it will have surprise drug dog searches at its various buildings throughout the school

Invasive Plant Found Near Lake Michigan

An invasive plant that has spread around the east side of the state has been found near Lake Michigan. Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy aquatic biologist Willian Keiper tells WSJM News it’s the European