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State Lifts Weight Restrictions


In a sign of the changing season, the Michigan Department of Transportation has lifted all seasonal weight restrictions on state roads. The restrictions were implemented in February when the weather started to get warmer. Now, it’s been

Report: U.S. Air Quality Improving


The American Lung Association has issued a new report on air quality in the United States. Spokesperson Janice Nolan tells WKZO News air quality nationwide has been improving, and Michigan is making particular progress. That’s not to mean

State Promoting Safe Infant Delivery Law


A state law designed to help protect the safety of unwanted newborns is being highlighted this week. As part of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is reminding everyone of the

Oronoko Twp Crash Kills Two


Police are investigating a double-fatal crash in Oronoko Township between a car and a motorcycle. The Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township Police Department tells WSJM News David Allen Cox and Christine Marie Cox, both from Granger, Indiana, were killed

More MI Residents Taking Cruises


More Michigan residents are taking to the sea for their vacations. AAA spokesperson Susan Hiltz tells WKZO News a recent survey found there’s a 14% increase in cruise bookings, which she attributes to an improving economy. Michiganders are

Celebration Cinema Renovations On Schedule


Celebration Cinema expects the ongoing renovations at its Benton Harbor location to be finished in June. Spokesperson Steve VanWagoner tells WSJM News they’ve added the new luxury recliners to six of the theater’s 14 auditoriums so far.

Cooling Tower Being Replaced At Palisades Plant


The Palisades nuclear power plant may be shutting down next year, but that doesn’t mean owner Entergy is abandoning maintenance. Palisades spokesperson Val Gent tells WSJM News they’re currently spending $42 million on replacing one of the cooling

Police Investigate Break-In At The DANK


The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at the DANK in Sodus Township. It says the break-in at the facility on Pipestone occurred sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. Friday. The suspects made