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Governor Declares December Christmas Tree Month


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared this month as Michigan Christmas Tree Month. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spokesperson Jennifer Holton says Michigan ranks third in the country for the number of Christmas trees harvested. Despite

U Of M Student Named A Rhodes Scholar


More than 800 students from over 200 colleges and universities across the country applied. But only 32 were chosen to be Rhodes Scholars, earning a scholarship to the prestigious Oxford University in England. One of the brand

Bill Would Allow Speed Cameras In Construction Zones


Legislation currently before the Michigan House Judiciary Committee would allow traffic cameras to be placed in construction zones on state roads. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association VP of Government Affairs Lance Binoniemi tells WSJM News speed cameras

MDOT Looking For Plow Drivers


Heading into the winter months, the Michigan Department of Transportation is facing a shortage of plow drivers. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News in the southwest Michigan region, they’re about 34 drivers down from their normal staffing

Students Tour SMC ESports Arena


Southwestern Michigan College is touting its Esports program as Esports become more popular around the country. SMC Campus Life Director Jeff Hooks tells WSJM News students from Berrien Springs, Covert, and Hartford toured the new Esports Arena

Whirlpool Basket Auction Underway


Whirlpool is offering everyone a chance to scoop up some holiday gifts to benefit the United Way of Southwest Michigan with an auction starting this week. The United Way’s Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the Whirlpool Corporation

Parents Of Oxford Shooting Suspect Charged


From the Associated Press — The parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. A prosecutor described chilling moments that day when a teacher found

Oxford Superintendent Addresses The Community


Two days after the deadly shooting at Oxford High School, the superintendent of Oxford Community Schools released a video statement Thursday evening. During his message, Superintendent Tim Throne discussed the reopening of the high school after 15-year-old