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State Reports Thursday COVID Numbers


Michigan is reporting 888 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the state’s total to more than 578,000 since the pandemic started in March. There were 85

Nesbitt Broadband Legislation Approved By Senate


Legislation from state Senator Aric Nesbitt aimed at increasing the rollout of broadband internet around Michigan has been approved by the Senate. Nesbitt’s office has released the following: The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure sponsored

New COVID-19 Cases At 939


Michigan reported 939 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had a total of 577,203 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic and 15,188

City Approves Plan For Grant Funds


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved some adjustments to the community and economic development department’s budget in order to address some HUD concerns. During a Tuesday meeting, director Alex Little said some funds from 2018 that haven’t

Tigers Open Spring Training


Here’s something to think about to get your mind off the cold and snow. The Detroit Tigers have opened Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida today. Despite the coronavirus, Tigers general manager Al Avila says some fans will

Police Urge Caution In Frigid Conditions


In frigid weather like we’re having this week, everyone is reminded to take steps to ensure their own safety. Michigan State Police spokesperson Dale George tells WSJM News it’s important to be bundled up in layers if

State Pursuing Efficiency With Bridge Repairs


With the governor seeking funds for hundreds of bridge repair and replacement projects in the next budget, the Michigan Department of Transportation is planning to follow a practice called bridge bundling. MDOT Chief Bridge Engineer Matt Chynoweth

MDOT Prepared For Heavy Snow


With lots of snow falling this week, the Michigan Department of Transportation’s fleet of plows has been plenty busy. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News when storms are approaching, they’re already making preparations, moving plows around

Police: Stay Away From Lake Michigan Ice


With an ice shelf now formed in Lake Michigan, police say it’s a good idea to keep your distance. Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Fred Laesch tells WSJM News recent erosion and weather have made venturing close