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Gas Prices Fall 7¢ Statewide


Increased oil production in the U.S. is helping to put pressure on gas prices. We’re starting this week with prices averaging $2.32 in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph according to Triple-A Michigan, which is a drop of

Mr. Blossomtime Crowned


Mr. Blossomtime for this year is Hunter Ackerman of Hartford. This year’s Miss Blossomtime will be crowned tonight at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College starting at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it to LMC

Allegan County Deputy Crashes


Exactly what caused an Allegan County Sheriff’s deputy to lose control and crash on M-40 in Valley Township early Friday morning is under investigation. Extensive damage was done to the police car when it went into a

Coho Salmon Season Expected To Be Good


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is anticipating a good year for coho salmon fishing in Lake Michigan. The lake’s coho season is open year round, but the DNR says activity normally starts picking up in March.

OK2SAY Surpassing Expectations


The Michigan attorney general’s anti-bullying tipline OK2SAY is gaining in popularity. Spokeswoman Andrea Bitely tells WSJM News that in 2016, the program received nearly 34-hundred tips, up nearly 55% from 2015. “Almost a thousand tips on bullying,

Lakeshore Sports Complex To Expand


The Lakeshore Sports Complex on Cleveland Road is going to get bigger. SWM Kickers and the Lakeshore Youth Soccer League are teaming up for the expansion, and LYSL president Mark Smith says it’s especially needed for soccer.

Realtor Of The Year Named


A realtor from Buchanan is this year’s Realtor of the Year for the area. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors has honored Linda Johnson of Integrity Real Estate Professionals in Niles with the award this year. She

Winds Blamed For Power Outages


The high winds throughout Michigan are causing problems keeping the lights on in some areas. Indiana Michigan Power is reporting about 9,000 customers early this afternoon without electricity, most in an area north of Paw Paw. By

Upton Praises GOP Healthcare Plan


Congressman Fred Upton is among the Republican rank and file supporting the House GOP’s American Health Care Act, designed to replace the Affordable Care Act. The plan released this week would keep in place the ACA’s prohibition

MI Congresswoman Slams Healthcare Proposal


Part of the repackaging of the Affordable Care Act is now underway. Republicans released details of their ACA replacement this week, and Democrats like Congresswoman Debbie Dingell don’t like it. She spoke with Michigan News Network. “Seniors

Michigan Ranks 44th In Property Taxes


Michigan is ranked 44th in the country when it comes to property taxes. Jill Gonzalez, with personal finance website WalletHub, says the average Michigan resident annually spends about $3,200 on property taxes. “Michigan has always been an outlier