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Extra Patrols Now Out On Michigan Roads


Michigan State Police will have expanded patrols this Labor Day weekend. It’s once again time for Operation CARE, or Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts. In addition to more troopers being out on the roads, more than 150

New Deer Hunting Rules In Effect


If you’re hunting outside of Michigan this year for deer, elk, or moose, there are some changes about what you can bring back into the state because of concerns about Chronic Wasting Disease. Michigan DNR deer management specialist

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Michigan


Michigan health officials say they have now confirmed the first four cases of West Nile Virus in state residents. Two of them appeared in Montcalm County in West Michigan. The other two were diagnosed in the Detroit

September Is Hunger Action Month In Michigan


Feeding America West Michigan is using September as an opportunity to fight hunger by declaring it Hunger Action Month. The organization’s Sean Little tells WSJM News there are four things it’s urging people to do. “Advocacy, awareness,

Lawton Woman Killed In Crash


A 63-year-old Lawton woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash on M-60 south of Lawton early Thursday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department tells us her southbound vehicle crossed the median and struck a tree near 80th

Michigan State Fair Underway


It’s time once again for the Michigan State Fair. This year’s fair at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on the east side got underway Thursday and runs through Labor Day. Executive Director Steve Masters told Michigan News

Proos Holding Summer Photo Contest


State Senator John Proos is taking submissions for the Pure Michigan Summer Photo Contest. He tells us this is your chance to show off the beauty of southwest Michigan during its peak season. “All of us who

Stabenow Talks Jobs Training In Michigan


U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says there will be a shortage of people to fill manufacturing jobs within the next seven years. She’s been holding workforce discussions statewide, visiting Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City on Thursday. Stabenow

Federal Grant To Protect Lake Superior


From the Associated Press — An Upper Peninsula nonprofit group has received a federal grant for a “green infrastructure” project intended to protect Lake Superior waters near Marquette. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the $288,500 grant to the

Nina And Pinta Now In South Haven


The Nina and the Pinta are now docked at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven. At least, replicas are. WSJM News caught up with Kat, a crew member. She sailed into South Haven from Muskegon Wednesday and

Here’s How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims


The American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate money on its website or to text 90999 to donate $10. Other organizations include the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s Purse and Heart to Heart International. The crowdfunding website Global Giving is trying to raise $2 million to provide “food,

State Warns About Post-Hurricane Scams


Don’t let your post Hurricane Harvey generosity cause you to get ripped off. That’s the message of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, whose office has issued a warning to everyone as more groups start seeking money to