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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

State Giving Out Free KN95 Masks

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is giving out 3.5 million masks as part of its Mask Up, Mask Right campaign. Spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News they are KN95 masks, not the same as

Gas Prices Down 5¢

There is a nickel drop in the state average for gas to start this week. In Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Triple-A Michigan says we’ve got the second-lowest prices in the state at $2.16. Statewide, prices are

Whitmer Reflects On 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released a video reflecting on 2020. 2020 In Review starts with a clip of Whitmer laying out priorities for the year in December of 2019. At the time, the talk was about the

Fatal Crashes Up In 2020

Fatal crashes were up in Michigan in 2020 despite lighter traffic on the roads. Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw has some numbers. “We’re probably, and these are all unofficial numbers, almost 50 fatalities ahead of last

State Releases Three-Day COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 8,983 additional cases of COVID-19 around the state for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that works out to an average of 2,994 new cases per

Group Tracks Missed Votes By State Lawmakers

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released its annual report on state lawmaker attendance. It’s no surprise that more Michigan lawmakers missed votes this year due to COVID, although Mackinac Center legal analyst Jack McHugh tells

Retailers Optimistic For 2021

Retailers across Michigan are optimistic for the new year with hopes for a rebound after sales slumped during the pandemic. Jennifer Rook, with the Michigan Retailers Association, says optimism is indeed the theme for 2021. “It seems