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One Dead in Benton Township Robbery

Benton Township Police Department is asking for your help in finding a suspect in the shooting death of a man who was killed Wednesday night. Police were called to the 1900 block of East Empire Avenue around

Group Wants Debate Over Pure Michigan Cmpaign

There’s been some back and forth the past month between the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation about whether the Pure Michigan tourism ad campaign really works, and now the Mackinac Center

County Clerks Prepare For Recount

It looks like a recount of this year’s presidential election is happening in Michigan, and county clerks across the state are preparing. Van Buren County Clerk Tina Leary tells WSJM News it’s going to be a hand

LMC: On-Campus Security Always A Priority

With violent incidents now seeming to happen on a regular basis at college campuses around the U.S. you may be wondering if local institutions have taken steps to be prepared. Lake Michigan College President Dr. Bob Harrison

AAA Warns About OPEC Production Cut

You can expect prices at the pump to go up come January, as OPEC on Wednesday announced it’s cutting production by 1.2 million barrels a day. AAA’s Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News that’ll make crude oil prices

Recount Likely To Cost Michigan Counties

Recounting nearly 4.8 million votes across all 83 counties in Michigan would cost more than the originally estimated amount. State Republican party chair Ronna Romney McDaniel says officials and county clerks have done the math. “The estimate

MI Panel Votes To Close Pensions To New Teachers

A legislative committee has voted to close the pension system to newly hired school employees in Michigan and instead provide them solely a 401(k) in retirement. The Republican-controlled Senate could pass the legislation later Wednesday and send it

Legislation Limits Fundraising License Plates

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to limit the number of state-sponsored license plates used to raise money for groups and causes. Wednesday’s signing came after legislation was approved Tuesday by the Senate and House to cap

Dozens Arrested In Minimum Wage Protest

Detroit police say they arrested about 40 protesters who blocked traffic during a rally for union rights and an hourly wage of $15. Officer Jennifer Moreno says about 200 people protested early Tuesday outside a McDonald’s restaurant on

MI Senate Approves New Business Incentives

Michigan would provide up to $250 million in tax breaks a year to attract larger-scale business expansions under legislation advancing in the legislature. A Senate committee quickly and unanimously approved bipartisan bills Tuesday that supporters say are needed

Kellogg Pulls Advertisements From Breitbart

Kellogg says it will no longer advertise on Breitbart.com, the website formerly run by one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top aides, Steve Bannon. Kellogg Company  spokeswoman Kris Charles says the food company regularly works with media buyers to

More MI Kmart Stores Closing Next Month

Several Kmart stores in Michigan are preparing to close next month, following dozens of others that have shuttered in the state since the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection nearly 15 years ago. The Detroit News reports

MI GOP Preparing For Possible Recount

After raising more than five-million dollars for election recount efforts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has set her sights on Michigan. Ronna Romney McDaniel, Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, says this