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18-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Benton Township


The Benton Township Police Department says it’s investigating a second fatal shooting to occur on Wednesday. Officers were called to the intersection of Highland and Plum, the entrance of Blossom Acres housing development, shortly before 3 p.m.

High Times Cannabis Cup Returns


The High Times Cannabis Cup is back. It’s the largest cannabis event in Michigan, and this year’s competition is expected to have the largest pool of judges and the most categories to vote on in the event’s

I-94 Project Near Paw Paw Starts Next Week


The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a repaving project on I-94 near Paw Paw on Monday. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the work includes repaving, ramp rebuilding at the M-51 interchange, median shoulder widening, drainage,

Upton Tests Positive For COVID-19


Congressman Fred Upton has tested positive for COVID-19. His office says the positive test came back Tuesday. Upton has released a statement saying he took a routine test. He says, “Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated and boosted

Legislature Votes To Suspend Gas Tax


From the Associated Press — Michigan lawmakers have voted to suspend the state’s 27.2-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes, finalizing a bill that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signaled she will veto. The Republican-sponsored legislation was approved 24-14 on

Lieutenant Governor Talks Gas Tax


The Michigan Senate is expected to take up legislation this week that would suspend the state’s 27 cent per gallon gas tax for six months. Republican lawmakers say it would ease the pain at the pump for

Niles Man Hurt In Rollover Crash


A 21-year-old Niles man is recovering at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles after a rollover crash early Tuesday morning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department was called to US 12 and Bell Road just before 1 a.m. and

Michael Scott Levi

Michael Scott Levi, lovingly known as “Big Mike”, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 11, 2022. Mike was 56 years old and resided in St. Joseph, MI. The visitation and celebration of life services

Financial Expert Offers Advice On Switching Jobs


It’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” as Americans quitting their jobs at record rates month-after-month. If you’re among this movement, don’t forget about your retirement savings at the company you would be leaving. Kyle Whipple, partner and