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Hagar Township Kayak Launch Reopens

Hagar Township has reopened its Paw Paw River kayak launch across from the KOA campground on Coloma Road. The launch is part of Hagar Township’s Riverside Park, opened in 2019. The park features a pavilion, parking, picnic

Upton Talks About Mineral Resources Bill

Congressman Fred Upton is marking Earth Day by highlighting his Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act. It’s legislation that would require the Secretary of Energy to conduct regular assessments of the energy resource supply chains in the

State COVID Numbers For Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 5,584 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 804,000 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic

Niles Man Charged With Accosting A Minor

A 44-year-old Niles man is facing charges of accosting a minor for immoral purposes and using a computer to commit a felony. Berrien County Prosecutor Steve Pierangeli says Patrick Stier contacted who he thought was a 14-year-old

United Way Taking Volunteer Award Nominations

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is getting ready to honor community volunteers with its annual Volunteer Recognition Event, and it’s taking nominations for awards now. The is National Volunteer Week, and the organization says it’s a

Chauvin Convicted, Whitmer Comments

Following the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist have issued statements. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt.

Cass County Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has a 41-year-old Niles man jailed on charges of home invastion, meth possession and larceny of more than $200. He was arrested Monday evening after authorities were called to the 26-hundred block

MDOT Reopening Roadside Parks This Month

The Michigan Department of Transportation is reopening all of its roadside parks this month. Spokesperson Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News MDOT has 85 roadside parks around the state, offering everyone a scenic place to stop when they’re

State Releases Monday COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 8,574 new cases of COVID-19 for Sunday and Monday combined. That works out to an average of 4,287 per day. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had