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MDOT Shifting Focus To Winter Maintenance

The Michigan Department of Transportation is making the shift from summer construction to winter maintenance. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News they’ve already stocked up on road salt. “We buy salt usually twice a year,” Schirripa said.

Box Factory To Offer Makers Market

Coming soon to the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph will be a maker’s market. The Box Factory’s Cara Garnett tells WSJM News southwest Michigan has all kinds of creators who make artisan products. This

South Haven Experiences Sewer Overflow

The city of South Haven says approximately 70,000 gallons of wastewater flowed into a storm drain and the Black River this week due to heavy rain. The sanitary sewer overflow began Tuesday morning and was over by

State offers Tips To Avoid Identity Theft

With Governor Rick Snyder proclaiming October as Michigan’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Treasury is asking Michiganders to practice cyber vigilance as a way to prevent tax-related identify theft. Spokesperson Ron Liex tells WSJM News

September Home Sales Up

Home sales in southwest Michigan were up in the month of September by about 5% from August. Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors Executive Alan Jeffries tells WSJM News that’s good news, although the low housing inventory right

Police Find Body Of Missing Portage Woman

A body found buried in a remote area has been identified as a Michigan teacher who’s been missing since May. Police say Theresa Lockhart’s identity was confirmed Wednesday, a day after her husband killed himself at his Portage

Whirlpool Changes St. Joe Tech Center Plans

St. Joseph City Commissioners have approved a new Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Whirlpool as it moves forward with its plans to invest in the tech center on Upton Drive. Rob Cleveland of Cornerstone Alliance tells WSJM

State Selects 2017 Christmas Tree

From the Associated Press — A 61-foot spruce in Menominee County has been chosen as the official state Christmas tree. The designation continues a 32-year holiday tradition in Michigan. William Winter and grandson Alex Stevens are donating the towering