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Deadline Approaching For Home Heating Credit

Michigan homeowners and renters only have two weeks left to apply for the state’s Home Heating Credit. The Michigan Department of Treasury says the Home Heating Credit helps covers utility expenses, leaving more money available for other

7-Year-Old Killed In Covert Township Crash

A four-vehicle crash in Covert Township has claimed one life. Covert Township police say seven-year-old Damian Enriquez of Covert died Saturday afternoon in the crash at the intersection of 28th Avenue and M-140. Police say a 2001

Fall Colors Just Around The Corner

The fall is about here, and that will mean opportunities for color tours. County Road Association of Michigan spokesperson Dustin Earley tells WSJM News they survey the individual road departments and commissions in Michigan’s 83 counties to

State Reporting School COVID Numbers

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now reporting the number of COVID-19 cases that appear in school outbreaks. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they launched a page at the state’s coronavirus website on

Staff Settling Into New Hartford Library

Hartford Public Library staff are settling into their new home. After about a year of construction, the brand new Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library on Church Street is now open to the

State Marking Michigan Trails Week

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting everyone to head to the great outdoors in the next week as it marks Michigan Trails Week from September 20 through September 27. The DNR’s Dakota Hewlett tells WSJM

EEE Identified In Allegan County Deer

A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been identified in a deer in Allegan County. The Allegan County Health Department has released the following: The Allegan County Health Department was notified by Michigan Department of Health and

Mackinac Island Wants You To Visit

If you’re working from home and you’re kids are learning from home, why not take it on the road? That’s what officials on Mackinac Island suggest, saying you can do your work and studying on the island.

Commissioners Talk Foreclosure Auction

Berrien County’s foreclosed properties auction is set for September 26, but some county commissioners have concerns about how it’s being handled. Due to COVID-19, Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich has announced the auction will be online only,

Committee Approves Wendzel Child Care Bill

Legislation from state Representative Pauline Wendzel aimed at making child care more available to Michigan parents has been approved by a House committee. She tells WSJM News the bill would increase the number of children that a

Fugitive Arrested In Van Buren County

A 28-year-old Bangor man is in the Kalamazoo County Jail after his arrest Tuesday night at his home. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department was called to County Road 215 to find the fugitive who was wanted