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Lawmaker Discusses COVID Relief Bill


A $1.2 billion bill to fight COVID-19 has been approved by the Michigan Legislature this past week. The plan is the latest from funding that was enacted by Congress and President Joe Biden last year. It includes

City Requiring Lead Water Lines To Be Replaced


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved an ordinance requiring lead water service lines installed around the city to be replaced. The city attorney told commissioners at meeting this past week the ordinance would require property owners to

Fire Deaths Were Up In January


Fire deaths in Michigan were up by 144% during January. Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells WSJM News the state has recorded 18 fires resulting in 22 deaths, all accidental and preventable. “One common thing that

Police Experience Recruitment Difficulties


Police agencies around the nation and in Michigan have been experiencing trouble with recruitment the last couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News he sees departments all over that are hearing from fewer

Oakland County Lifts Mask Order For Schools


From the Associated Press — Michigan’s second-largest county is dropping a mask requirement for schools and day care facilities, pointing to a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations and rising vaccination rates. The announcement by Oakland

Linden J. Freel

Linden J. Freel, 89, of Niles, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022. He will be interred at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens and his family will be remembering him privately. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home

Stabenow Calls For End Of Bridge Closure


The Ambassador Bridge between the U.S. and Canada was closed in both directions Thursday as Canadian truckers and others protested vaccine mandates in Canada. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow told Michigan News Network Governor Gretchen Whitmer was working

Governor Calls For Bridge To Canada To Be Reopened


With then Ambassador Bridge shut down in both directions Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called on the government of Canada to fix the situation. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement

Scammers Pretending To Be Police


In recent months, law enforcement in Michigan has seen an uptick in phone scams, and over time, the scammers have updated their tactics to make the scams more believable. Detective Sergeant Jay Barkley from the Michigan State