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Gas Prices Up Slightly


Michigan’s average gas price is up 2¢ in the past week. Triple-A Michigan says the average is now $3.37 a gallon, up 73¢ in the past year. The highest prices are in Marquette at $3.47, while Jackson,

Home Weatherization Program Offered By State


Low income Michigan residents could qualify for free home weatherization services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The agency’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity Director Kris Schoenow tells WSJM News federal funds

LMC Launches Free Tuition Program


Lake Michigan College has announced the new LMC Promise, a way for anyone in district up to age 24 to earn an associate degree and then some, all free of tuition. LMC President Trevor Kubatzke told WSJM

Wendzel Bill Seeks To Clarify State Self-Defense Law


Legislation from state Representative Pauline Wendzel seeks to clarify Michigan’s law regarding non-lethal self-defense options. She says the bill modifies the definition of “self-defense spray or foam device” to include a device capable of carrying, and ejecting,

Berrien Trial Court Updates Mask Rule


The Berrien County Trail Court is ending its mask mandate. The court has released the following: In consultation with the Berrien County Health Department, the Berrien County Trial Court will update the following policies as they relate

Paw Paw Man Wins $282,000 In Lottery


A Paw Paw man is a big lottery winner. The Michigan Lottery tells us David Flory won $282,000 in the Fantasy 5 game on February 13. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com. The 57-year-old Flory

Police Identify 1987 Murder Suspect


Michigan State Police have identified the suspect arrested this week in a 1987 murder in Niles as 67-year-old Patrick Gilham of South Bend. 30-year-old Roxanne Leigh Wood was found dead in her home with her throat cut

Arrest Made In 1987 Murder


Police have made an arrest in the murder of 30-year-old Roxanne Wood back in February 1987. She was found dead in her home south of Niles by her husband, Terry, after they had been bowling and at

Nesbitt Discusses Tax Cut Plan


The Michigan Senate this week approved a plan from state Senator Aric Nesbitt to cut both personal and business taxes while providing families a $500 per child tax credit, but it doesn’t look like the bill has

St. Joseph Public Schools Drops Mask Rule


St. Joseph Public Schools has dropped the district’s mask rule. In a letter to parents Thursday, Superintendent Jenny Fee said with the state and county withdrawing mask recommendations for schools, masks will no longer be required at

St. Joseph Wrestling Team Wins Regionals


The St. Joseph High School varsity wrestling team has won the regional championship for the first time ever. The team won in a home match Wednesday, first taking down Edwardsburg and then Plainwell. Coach Taylor Misel tells