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Whitmer Declares Emergency In Montcalm County


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Mecosta County after severe weather and flooding last month. Whitmer says this state of emergency declaration will ensure that Michiganders in Big Rapids receive the resources and

Whitmer Comments On Abortion Decision


Governor Gretchen Whitmer says there is no common ground with Republicans who support the state’s 1931 ban that penalizes women, doctors and nurses for abortion, even in the case of incest and rape. “Every Michigander is entitled

Benton Harbor Murder Under Investigation


Benton Harbor Public Safety is investigating the shooting death of 32-year-old Murice McKenzie. He was found shot shortly after midnight Sunday at the intersection of Seeley Street and Highland Avenue in Benton Harbor. McKenzie died after being

United Way Celebrates Volunteers With Awards


The winners of this year’s United Way of Southwest Michigan community volunteer awards have been announced. The United Way’s Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the new Judge Susan L. Dobrich Volunteer Leadership Award for Cass County has

SHAES Chief Urges Caution With Fireworks


South Haven Area Emergency Services Chief Brandon Hinz is asking everyone to be careful with fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. Hot and dry weather has prompted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to warn there

Upton Votes For Gun Bill


The U.S. House on Friday approved a gun reform bill with support from Congressman Fred Upton. He says the Safer Communities Act would improve public safety through gun safety, school safety, and mental health reforms. The legislation