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[VIDEO] Lakeland Health Expansion Approved

<div style=”position:relative; padding-bottom:56.25%; overflow:hidden;”><iframe src=”http://content.jwplatform.com/players/xvqxrD7P-RedLAKBN.html” width=”100%” height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”auto” allowfullscreen style=”position:absolute;”></iframe></div> A $160 million expansion to Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph is moving forward. WSJM’s Andrew Green has more.

Have Auto Sales Peaked?

Another indication that auto sales may have hit a peak. The latest sales forecast from J.D. Power and L.M.C. Automotive predicts September sales are expected to drop slightly from a year ago. Jeff Schuster with L.M.C Automotive

SJ Commission On Board With Lakeland Expansion

A $160 million expansion to Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph is moving forward following a Monday meeting of the St. Joseph City Commission. Commissioners granted planned unit development status to the Lakeland Medical Center Pavilion from

Dowagiac Police Make Three Drug Arrests

The Dowagiac Department of Public Safety says its K9 unit helped lead to the arrest of three drug suspects over the weekend. Also, officers busted someone with a stolen automatic handgun. The busy weekend started around 10

Jury Selection This Week In Baby Kate Case

Jury selection is taking place for the trial of a northern Michigan man charged with murder in the disappearance of his infant daughter. Katherine Phillips, known as “Baby Kate,” disappeared in 2011 in the Ludington area. Defense

Monitor To Watch Over Flint Aid Money

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration plans to hire a monitor to scrutinize Flint aid and ensure state appropriations are being appropriately used to address the city’s crisis with lead-tainted water. The Detroit News reports the state’s Department of Technology,

Arnold Palmer Dies At 87

Golf icon Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87. Palmer won seven majors during his career and became one of the most famous golfers and athletes in history during his career. He played a round

Secretary Of State Food Drive Underway

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has kicked off the 26th annual Harvest Gathering food drive. She tells WSJM News the drive began Thursday, collecting non-perishables for the needy at all 131 branch offices. Johnson says Michiganders are

Bicyclist Hit By Car In Cass County

A 55-year-old Niles man is recovering at Lakeland Hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating, and says it happened around 1 p.m. Saturday near Ironwood Road

Scam Investigated In Hartford

Van Buren County residents are being cautioned about a scam that a Hartford resident fell victim to about a week ago. The sheriff’s department says a gold, tan or bronze-colored Chevrolet pickup pulled into a driveway, and