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Suspect Arrested In State Capitol Bomb Threat


A suspect has been identified and arrested for a bomb threat called into the Michigan Capitol building Thursday. The Michigan Attorney General’s office has released the following: A man has been arrested by the Michigan State Police (MSP)

Upton Talks 2021 Priorities


Moving into 2021, Congressman Fred Upton says there will have to be unity in Washington, D.C. He tells WSJM News priorities will include the continued fight against COVID-19. “Making sure, what is it that we can do

Mental Health Under COVID-19


As the world continues to battle the physical and financial impacts of the coronavirus, many are also dealing with the impact to their mental health. Psychiatrist Dr. Howard Belkin in Birmingham says the amount of anxiety and

State Capitol Bomb Threat Investigated


Michigan State Police are investigating a bomb threat against the state Capitol in Lansing. State Representative Laurie Pohutsky of Livonia says it’s time to a ban on guns at the state Capitol before they’re back in session

State Supreme Court Welcomes New Justice


From the Associated Press — A new justice made her public debut as the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments in five cases Wednesday. Election victories by Elizabeth Welch and Chief Justice Bridget McCormack give Democratic nominees a

COVID Cases In Berrien County Trending Down


The COVID-19 situation in Berrien County has improved markedly since its worst point in November. Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten told the Berrien County Board of Health Wednesday Christmas and New Years have not caused an

Whitmer, Snyder Call For Unity


Former Governor Rick Snyder and Governor Gretchen Whitmer are calling for unity after chaos unfolded Wednesday in Washington. The governor’s office has released the following: Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican Governor Rick Snyder joined one

Upton Makes Statement On Capitol Chaos


As chaos took over the U.S. Capitol Wednesday with armed rioters storming the building to protest the loss of President Trump in November’s election, Congressman Fred Upton called for a restoration of order. He issued a statement

South Haven Hires New City Clerk


The city of South Haven has announced the hiring of a new city clerk. Nathan Slauer started on Monday. He previously served as an intern in the city manager’s office in Grand Haven, where he managed communications

State Releases COVID Numbers For Tuesday


Michigan is reporting 2,291 additional cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 504,000 cases since the pandemic started. Michigan reported 189

Lincoln Township K9 Gets Protective Vest


A Lincoln Township Police Department K9 has new protection. Vested Interest in K9s Incorporated has donated a bullet and stab protective vest to K9 Echo. The vest was sponsored by Leah Beale from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and