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LaSata Gets First Committee Assignment

State Representative-elect Kim LaSata now has one of her committee assignments. New state House Speaker Tom Leonard this week told LaSata that she’s one of two freshman lawmakers to be assigned to the Committee on Committees for

Firearm Deer Hunting Season Opens Today

It’s an unofficial holiday for thousands of Michiganders as firearm deer hunting season opens today. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources expects over 525,000 hunters will take part in the deer season, which runs through November 30.

MI LGBT Groups Concerned Following Trump Win

Advocates for the rights of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender predict there will be challenges under the coming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but also believe important past legal gains are fairly secure. Hayley

I&M Warns About The Latest Scams

Customers of Indiana Michigan Power are being warned about the latest scammers out on the prowl. I&M spokesperson Erica Putt tells WSJM News some people have been getting calls or visits from individuals claiming to be with

Gas Prices Down Around Michigan

Gas prices are down to start off the new week. AAA says the prices for a gallon of regular unleaded are settling around the $2.05 mark statewide. Spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells us conditions are ripe for price

Man Shot in Berrien Springs Break-In

An Oronoko Township man is expected to fully recover after police say he was shot last week during a break-in to his home. The Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department was called out to 221 East Snow Road

ESPN’s College GameDay Coming To WMU

There are just two undefeated football teams left in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision – Alabama and Western Michigan. The Crimson Tide remain ranked number-one in the AP poll and the “USA Today”/Amway Coaches Poll, while WMU isn’t

New MI House Speaker Has Big Plans

State Representative Tom Leonard is the new leader of state House Republicans. He was picked for the job of speaker on Thursday, and says there are a lot of things on his plate. “I’d like to see

Watervliet Solar Power Plant Up And Running

Indiana Michigan Power has completed its solar plant in Watervliet, and the facility is now up and running. Spokesperson Tracy Warner tells WSJM News the 50,000 panel solar farm will generate about 4.6 megawatts of power, which is

Y-Country Stuff A Truck Food Drive Next Week

It’s time once again for 97-5 Y-Country’s Stuff a Truck food drive. The week-long effort starts Monday, and it’ll have Y-Country staff broadcasting live from Roger’s Foodland in St. Joseph alongside a 23-foot truck, stuffing it with