Local News Archives

Forbes Ranks U.S. Companies On Diversity

Forbes has released its latest diversity rankings of large U.S. employers, and coming in 13th nationwide is Michigan’s Consumers Energy. Consumers also topped the rankings for the state. Company spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News they aim

AAA Issues Big Game Safety Reminder

With Super Bowl Sunday this weekend, AAA of Michigan is asking all sports fans to remember the dangers of driving drunk. Spokesperson Gary Bubar tells WSJM News it’s your responsibility to arrange for a ride if you’re

BH Target Closing Soon

You’re running out of time to visit the Target store in Benton Harbor. The location’s final day of business is this Saturday. At 10 p.m. it will shut down for good. Target announced back in November it

SWM Real Estate Market Ends 2017 Strong

The southwest Michigan housing market finished 2017 continuing to sizzle. According to the latest numbers from the Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors, 2017 home sales in the region were up 4% over 2016. However, the market did

Bar To Get Diversity Training Over MLK Day Gift

From the Associated Press — A Michigan bar will undergo mandatory diversity and sensitivity training following an incident involving a watermelon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Lansing State Journal reports that a biracial employee of Darb’s

Summer Wine Festival Moving To Sawyer

This year’s Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival will be held in a different venue. Traditionally, the event has been held each summer at Weko Beach in Bridgman, but the Michigan Tourism Council tells us it’s being moved

Whirlpool Making Local Cuts

Whirlpool has been hit with layoffs this week. The company hasn’t released exact numbers, but a spokesperson says the cuts are due to an effort to reduce costs this year by $150 million. In a statement to

Seawood Sentenced To 90 Days In Jail

Former Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Leonard Seawood has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of probation in his embezzlement case. Seawood was accused of stealing more than $40,000 from the district by

Proos: Prison Closing A Good Sign

State Senator John Proos says the planned closure of a state prison this spring in Muskegon is a sign that efforts to reduce crime and prevent repeat offenses among inmates are working. He tells WSJM News the

Engler, Blanchard To Take Over At MSU

John Engler is now the interim president of Michigan State University. The university’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Engler. Trustee Dianne Byrum noted in politics, she and Engler had disagreements at the state Capitol, but

Fox News Visits South Haven Bakery

Golden Brown Bakery President Dave Braschler is overall satisfied with Tuesday’s Fox News visit to his South Haven location. A reporter from Fox stopped by to get the thoughts of customers on President Trump. Although word of