Local News Archives

A.J. Hinch Hired By Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have hired A.J. Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston for the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. Hinch said he

Health Department Urges Caution For Holidays

The Berrien County Health Department is urging everyone to plan for the holidays around COVID-19. Speaking Thursday, Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten said with the cases and hospitalizations up in October, it becomes even more important

Group Working To End Homelessness

A group in Grand Rapids is working to help homeless people get off the streets. Community Rebuilders executive director Vera Beech says they’re working to reach out to the homeless in certain areas of the city –

Cities See Declining Revenue Sharing From State

A new report reveals communities throughout Michigan are paying the price for decades of state revenue sharing cuts. Local revenue sharing payments are state taxes distributed to local governments, and according to the findings these payments decreased

State Promoting Mental Health Helpline

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of a mental health helpline. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the Stay Well line launched in May. Calling 888-535-6136

AG Nessel Appeals Open Carry Ruling

The appeal of the ruling by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray blocking open carrying guns at poling places on Election Day is now filed. Attorney General Dana Nessel says she filed that Wednesday morning. “We

U.P. Snowfall Record Broken

A snowfall record that’s been in place for four decades has been broken in Marquette. The National Weather Service says 8.3 inches of snow fell Sunday, breaking the old record of 3.1 inches set in 1976. “October

Yes, Halloween Is Still On

In case anyone has been wondering if Halloween is still on, St. Joseph City Manager again let it be known that is a “yes.” “Halloween is coming up on on Saturday. The traditional hours and Saint Joseph