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Sears, K-Mart Closing More Stores

More financial trouble for a former American retail giant. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman tells us KiMart is closing yet more stores, including one in Michigan. “Sears Holdings, parent company of Sears and K-Mart, says

Buchanan Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a Buchanan man was hit and killed by a vehicle while walking along US-12 Friday night. Police tell WSJM News 46-year-old Michael Gaertner was found about 10:20 p.m. He’d

222,000 Jobs Created In June

The U.S. Labor Department reports 222,000 jobs were created in June, bringing the nation’s unemployment rate up slightly to 4.4%. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman tells us some industries are showing strong growth. “The biggest jobs

Clements To Run For Congress Again

Democrat Paul Clements is running for Congress again in the Sixth District. This will be the third time Clements has sought to unseat Congressman Fred Upton, assuming Upton runs again next year. Clements announced he is giving

Plenty To Do In St. Joseph This Weekend

With the Krasl Art Fair and Smooth Jazz at Sunset happening this weekend in downtown St. Joseph, there should be plenty of opportunities for fun in the rest of the downtown. St. Joseph Today’s Daniele Crevier tells WSJM

Michigan Treasury Warns About Summer Tax Scams

The Michigan Department of Treasury is warning everyone about a familiar scam it’s been getting reports about lately. Spokesperson Danelle Gittus tells WSJM News it’s the old “fake treasury representative calling you and demanding immediate money” spiel.

Man Dies In Niles Area Roll Over Crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash which occurred Thursday afternoon on US-31 near Niles. MSP tells us officers arrived on scene to find a single vehicle that had rolled over. The driver was trapped inside,

Kalamazoo County Approves New ID Card Program

From the Associated Press — Kalamazoo County has decided to create an identification card program for residents who lack documents needed to get a state ID. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the county Board of Commissioners’ 6-5 vote Wednesday

Double Murder Suspect Found Competent

There is some movement in a Berrien County double murder case. The “Herald-Palladium” reports Alex Perez has been found competent for trial after several months of treatment. He is accused of killing Renee Mitchell and her father,

Concerns About Possible Water Rule Changes

The public comment period on the Trump administration’s proposal to repeal and replace the Clean Water Rule is expected to begin this week. The move would reverse pollution protections for streams and wetlands that supply one third