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Michigan Blood Asks For Holiday Donations

Michigan Blood is hoping you’ll take a moment to make a donation this holiday season. The organization tells us it’s offering folks a special incentive to give. From December 21 through January 2, anyone who donates at

Plan To Allow Online Gambling In Michigan

Some forms of internet gambling would be allowed in Michigan under legislation that cleared a state House committee this week. The plan from state Representative Brandt Iden allows internet-based gaming only through casinos currently operating in Michigan.

Bridgman Holiday Village Saturday

If you’re in the Christmas spirit, then downtown Bridgman is the place for you this Saturday. Calli Berg with the chamber of commerce tells WSJM News Bridgman is holding its annual Holiday Village. “It is a great

SJ Commissioners Receive 2017 Coastal Study

St. Joseph City Commissioners are keeping their eye on the community’s coastal areas. In 2012, the commission voted to do periodic coastal studies to monitor water levels on Lake Michigan and beach erosion. Commissioners Monday heard the

Consumers Energy Tips On Winter Savings

Now that the freezing weather is here, utilities around Michigan are reminding residents how they can keep themselves safe and also maybe save a little on their home heating bills. Consumers Energy’s Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News

Proos Talks State Parks Grants

State Senator John Proos is praising the recent announcement of this year’s Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants. The trust fund awards grants to communities throughout Michigan each year for parks projects. Proos tells WSJM News the

Tech Gifts Recommended This Christmas

As we get closer to the holidays, tech expert Katie Linendoll offered some tips for those still shopping. She tells Michigan News Network virtual reality, retro, and STEM gifts are hot this season: “Toys have changes since

Former BH Superintendent Found Guilty

Former Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Leonard Seawood has been found guilty on all counts in his embezzlement trial. Seawood is accused of stealing more than $40,000 from the district by taking payouts for unused vacation days.

State Police Extra Patrols This Weekend

Set for this weekend is another Michigan State Police Operation CARE. That’s Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts. Michigan State Police Special Lieutenant Jim Flegel tells WSJM News extra patrols will be out on the state’s highways in

AAA Sees 64% Increase In Service Calls

AAA of Michigan has been mighty busy this week. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News a whole lot of drivers have needed roadside assistance with the first winter storms of the season. “What we’re seeing right now

State Police: Give The Gift Of Preparedness

Emergency planners are suggesting you give the gift of preparedness to a loved one this holiday season. Dale George with the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division tells WSJM News state police recommend five

Verizon Talks New Tech With MI Police

Police, fire, and other Michigan first responders getting a behind-closed-doors demonstration by Verizon of new cellphone and drone technology that can help them with responding to emergencies. Verizon spokesman Kevin King told Michigan News Network this week