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Buchanan Thrill On The Hill Canceled

The winter Thrill on the Hill event in Buchanan has been canceled. The annual event features sledding down the big hill downtown on snow produced on site. The Buchanan Chamber of Commerce tells us Thrill on the

Niles Amtrak Station Closing Ticket Window

The Niles Amtrak station is getting rid of its ticket window this spring. Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari tells WSJM News March 1 will bring that change. He says ticket windows aren’t really needed at Amtrak stations anymore.

MI Unemployment Rate Up Slightly In December

From the Associated Press — Michigan’s unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.7 percent in December while the size of the state’s workforce grew by 12,000 people. Figures released Thursday by the Michigan Department

Pedestrian Killed In Berrien Township

A Hartford man is dead after being struck by a car in Berrien Township Thursday morning. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us it happened on Old US-31 just north of Deans Hill Road around 7:20 a.m.

BH Commissioners Talk Home Rehab Program

Benton Harbor City Commissioners are looking at getting the city’s housing rehabilitation program up and running again, although they want it done right. At Tuesday’s meeting, they heard about a proposal to bring in the Southwest Michigan

GM Predicting Solid 2018

We’re just into the new year, and already General Motors is predicting a solid performance. CEO Mary Barra told Michigan News Network it started at the end of last year. “We go into 2018 with very solid

State House Hears Testimony On Smart Meters

The House Energy Policy Committee holding a meeting Tuesday to discuss the controversy over smart meters. According to Michigan News Network, Jamie Chimner of Cheboygan testified about her experience with Consumers Energy. “What gives them the right

New MSP Trooper Recruit School Underway

The 134th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School is now underway in Lansing. MSP Sergeant Michael McDonald tells WSJM News there are 149 prospective troopers now training Sunday through Friday each week from 5 a.m. to 10

2017 A Record Year For MI Lotto

The 2017 fiscal year was a record year for the Michigan Lottery. Spokesperson Jeff Holyfield tells WSJM News the lotto raised nearly $1 billion for the state’s schools. They reached $924 million, and they’ve got their eyes