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Berrien County Deer Dies From EHD

(St. Joseph, MI – AP) – A deer in southwestern Michigan has died from a disease that killed more than 12,000 in the state in 2012. The Department of Natural Resources says it has confirmed a deer

SWM Pumpkin Crop Looking Strong

Southwest Michigan’s pumpkin crop this fall is looking pretty good. That’s according to Ron Goldy, a vegetable educator with MSU Extension. He tells WSJM News  the weather was perfect for pumpkins this year. “It was a little bit

Van Buren Deputies Honored By MADD

Two Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies have been honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their efforts to keep the roads safe. The sheriff’s department tells our newsroom Deputy Brian Matthews and Deputy Eric Calhoun were recognized

Hunting Season Expected To Be Better This Year

Last winter’s relatively mild temperatures are offering hope that this year’s deer hunting season will see improvements from last year. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Thursday released its 2016 Michigan Deer Hunting Prospects report. The report

Free Pet Adoption Events Next Month

The Bissell Pet Foundation is planning to hold yet another Empty the Shelters event next month. That’s when the animal welfare group will pay for the cost of adopting an animal at more than 50 shelters around

More Michiganders Plan To Travel This Fall

About 60% of Michiganders are planning to hit the road this fall, as September and October become more popular months to travel. AAA of Michigan’s Susan Hiltz tells WSJM News there are several reasons why. “The weather’s cooler,

Galien Receives Antique Fire Truck

The community of Galien has been reunited with an antique fire truck it once owned and then sold to a Calhoun County town. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports, Tuesday, the Galien’s fire chief picked up the 1919

Michigan AG: Failing Schools Could Close This Year

Michigan’s attorney general says the state may close persistently low-performing public schools in Detroit before the end of this academic year if they were among the lowest-achieving for the preceding three years. Republican legislative leaders earlier this month

FEMA Conducting National Test Today

At 2:20 this afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will perform a national test of its Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. It’s the first time an official national test has been conducted – and FEMA’s Wade