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State Adds 293 Cases Of COVID-19

Michigan has 293 new cases of COVID-19 for Sunday and Monday. The Department of Health and Human Services says there were 56 deaths, with 37 being found during vital records reviews. So far, there have been 891,057

Committee Approves Wendzel Legislation

A Michigan House committee has approved legislation from state Representative intended to help restaurants and bars recoup liquor license fees paid during the pandemic. Wendzel’s office has released the following: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel’s legislation that will

Two Shot In Benton Township

A 13-year-old and a 16-year-old from Benton Harbor are recovering after they were shot in Benton Township late on Monday. The Benton Township Police Department says officers were sent to 105 South Fair Street around 11:40 p.m.

Free Recreation Passport Weekend Coming Up

This coming weekend will offer three free recreation opportunities in Michigan. It’s a Free Fishing, Free Recreation Passport, and Free ORV weekend. That means you can go fishing without a license, go ORVing on state tails without

Faygo Rolling Out New Flavor

From the Associated Press — Faygo has added another flavor to its more than 50-flavor lineup. The Detroit-based beverage maker says Monday that Faygo Firework combines cherry, blue raspberry and lime flavors and will roll out across

Man Hurt In Cass County Crash

A 31-year-old Vandalia man is hospitalized at South Bend Memorial after being hurt in a crash around 1 a.m. today (Monday) in Calvin Township. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Deweerd’s vehicle hit a tree after

$375,000 Water Grant Going To Hartford

Hartford is receiving a $375,000 state grant to improve its water quality. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced more than $5 million in grants statewide as part of the MI Clean Water plan. The grants

United Way Summer Food Drive Underway

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has launched a summer food drive. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News Summer Stock Up is intended to help local food pantries continue their mission during a lull period. “People are

Free Fishing Weekend In Michigan June 12

Michigan will have a free fishing weekend the weekend of June 12. The Michigan Wildlife Council has released the following: Michiganders and visitors purchased a record 1.5 million state fishing licenses in 2020 – a jump from

New COVID-19 Cases At 446 For Friday

The number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped to 446 for Friday. That brings the pandemic total to 889,957. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says 27 people died of COVID-19 with that total now