Local News Archives

LaSata “Ready To Legislate”

Kim LaSata will be the next state representative for the 79th District. The Republican cruised to victory Tuesday over Democratic rival Marletta Seats. LaSata told WSJM News a good, positive campaign is a thing that “makes you feel great.”

Upton: Now Is The Time To Heal

Congressman Fred Upton says now is the time for healing. He easily coasted to victory in the Sixth District over Democratic rival Paul Clements Tuesday. Holding a Chicago Cubs Win flag during his victory speech, Upton promised

New Faces Coming To Berrien County Board

There will be some new faces on the Berrien County Board of Commissioners in the next term. In southern Berrien County, long-time Democratic Commissioner Andy Vavra lost his bid for reelection as Republican Ezra Scott beat him,

Flint Mayor To Be At Clinton Watch Party

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will await election results in New York City tonight. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has been invited to the Clinton watch party at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and she’s going.

What To Know Before Voting

Election Day is finally here, and Michiganders are encouraged to exercise their right to vote. The polls are open until 8 P.M. and information about polling locations and other election issues is available online at Michigan.gov/vote. Fred

Clinton Rallies Supporters In Ottawa County

The Democratic presidential nominee wandered into staunchly Republican territory in West Michigan on the day before the election. Over 4,500 people packed Grand Valley State University’s Fieldhouse to hear from Hillary Clinton yesterday afternoon. She told the

Plenty On The Ballot In Berrien County Tomorrow

While you’re voting in the presidential election Tuesday, you’ll also have some more local matters to decide. First, there’s the race for the Sixth District Congressional seat between incumbent Republican Fred Upton, Democrat Paul Clements, and Libertarian

Law Professior Sees Continues Supreme Court Woes

If Hillary Clinton becomes the next president, there could be continued difficulty fully stocking the Supreme Court. That’s according to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School professor Devin Schindler, who tells us if the Senate remains Republican-controlled,

One Killed In Berrien Township Crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a Berrien Township crash that killed a woman Sunday night. Around 6:20, troopers were dispatched to US-31 Hwy, a half mile south of Lake Chapin Road, for a single car crash. Upon their

Vandals Cause Sewage Spill In Kalamazoo

Officials in Kalamazoo say 450 gallons of waste overflowed from a sanitary sewer after vandals removed a manhole cover and stuffed the sewer with sticks and other debris. MLive reports that the Department of Public Services Field Services

Gas Prices Up Slightly To Start The Week

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.16 per gallon. That’s