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Upton Still Expecting DACA Action

Congressman Fred Upton lays the blame for this past weekend’s government shutdown on Democrats. He tells WSJM News it was the posturing of the Democrats on the issue of immigration that caused a major inconvenience for government

Police Investigate Shooting In Niles

The Niles Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting. It tells us officers were sent to the 600 block of Howard Street around 10 p.m. and learned a 35-year-old woman had been shot once in the

Worst Flu Season in Several Years

The CDC says this is the worst flu season since the 2014-2015 season. And so far this season, 30 children have died from the flu according to the CDC.None from Michigan. Seth Eckel is a flu expert

Car Crashes Into Trees

Van Buren County Deputies say it took them an hour and a half to free a man suspected of using drugs from his car, after he crashed the black Lincoln sedan in the 20,000 block of 27th

West Michigan Sports Boost

West Michigan’s economy has been getting a huge boost from the youth and amateur sports industry. 76 events last year generated over $61 million. President of the West Michigan Sports Commission Mike Guswiler says they are working

$25,000 Given To Fernwood Trail Project

A walking trail improvement project at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve has received the support of Lakeland Health to the tune of $25,000. The funds were awarded from the Lakeland Health Community Wellness Endowment, established in

Car Shot On I-96 In West Michigan

A shooting incident was reported on I-96 in west Michigan early Monday morning. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Chris McIntire told Michigan News Network a vehicle was shot at on I-96 eastbound in Grand Rapids Township at about

Legislation Would Upgrade MI 911 Systems

Legislation now before a state House committee is designed to update Michigan’s 911 system. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells WSJM News the 911 system is quite old, and changes are badly needed to more effectively