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Berrien County Recount Set For Wednesday

The recounts are scheduled. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office says the first county to do a presidential recount is Oakland County, near Detroit. Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown says she’s confident the recount will show no

Police, Fire Unions Blast Retiree Healthcare Plan

Police and firefighters are blasting a Republican-sponsored plan to cut their retiree health care benefits, calling it an “unconscionable” attack on people who risk their lives protecting the public. Unions for officers and firefighters, along with groups representing

Man Killed By Elkhart Police Identified

(Elkhart, IN – AP) – Authorities have identified a 29-year-old man as the person who died after gunfire involving two northern Indiana police officers. The Elkhart Police Department says Norman Gary of Elkhart died at the scene from

Two Killed In Van Buren County Crash

Two people have been killed in a crash on M-40 in Van Buren County. The accident happened Sunday afternoon, with police blaming wintry weather conditions. Van Buren County dispatch says the crash was between a car and

Report: Flint Water Improving

Researchers who played a critical role in the discovery of lead in Flint, Michigan, drinking water say tests reveal another rise in water quality. Virginia Tech says lead wasn’t detected in 57% of 154 Flint homes tested in

Extra Patrols On I-94 Starting Monday

Michigan State Police will be out in force on I-94 starting Monday as they look to keep the highway safe for the holiday season. MSP Inspector Pat Morris tells WSJM News they’re specifically focusing on that road

NORAD Preparing To Track Santa

With only 23 days left until Christmas, the North American Aerospace Defense Command — or NORAD — is already prepping for its 61st annual yuletide tradition. That’s according to NORAD Spokesman Michael Kucharek. “We use a variety of

Michigan Elector College Voters Receiving Threats

Death threats. That’s what an Electoral College voter from Metro-Detroit says he’s been receiving ever since last month’s election. Michael Banerian is a student at Oakland University and youth vice chairman of the Michigan Republican party, who says

St. Joseph Lights Up The Bluff

The bluff has been lit. Hundreds gathered in downtown St. Joseph Friday night for the annual Light the Bluff celebration to kick off the holiday season. After a few words from St. Joe Mayor Mike Garey and

Jobless Rate Falls For November

The nation’s jobless rate fell to 4.6% in November. That’s a nine-year low. However, coupled with weak pay increases in 2016, it suggests longer-term challenges for the US economy. Employers added 178,000 jobs last month. Michigan News