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Trick Or Treating Events In St. Joe, South Haven

St. Joseph Today is reminding kids and parents of the downtown trick or treating planned for this Halloween. It tells us there will be treats to be sought in both downtown St. Joe and the Benton Harbor Arts District on Halloween from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and visit the participating businesses. In St. Joseph, the first 700 youths to stop by the Welcome Center on State Street will receive a trick-or-treat bag from HoltBosse. We have the participating St. Joe and Benton Harbor businesses listed below.. ...Read Full Story

Mega Millions Jackpot at $1 Billion

The jackpot for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is now $1 billion. Yes, that’s $1 billion. And if no one wins it, the jackpot will jump to $1.6 billion for next Tuesday’s drawing, according to the Michigan Lottery. Tickets are flying out of stores. If anyone wins Friday’s jackpot, the one-time lump sum payment would be $565.6 million. The odds of getting that jackpot are 1 in more than 320 million. A ticket is $2.. ...Read Full Story

Schwarzenegger To Speak In Michigan

Arnold “The Terminator” Schwarzenegger will speak Saturday at a rally in East Lansing. It’s in support of Proposal 2, an effort to eliminate gerrymandering in Michigan. Voters Not Politicians Director Katie Fahey tells us Michigan draws its legislative districts every ten years, and the process is directed by elected officials, meaning the ruling party, whoever it is at any given time, gets to set up the system for itself.. ...Read Full Story

Two Millionth Visitor At Niles Scream Park

Two million people have passed through the gates of the Niles Scream Park since it opened 45 years ago. On Sunday, guest number two million attended. It was Yessica Renteria of Plymouth, Indiana. The Niles Scream Park’s Kellie Welch tells WSJM News this has been a great year at the non-profit attraction.. ...Read Full Story

Major Opioid Legislation Passed

Congressman Fred Upton is waiting on the president to sign opioid legislation that passed the Senate this month. Upton tells WSJM News the landmark package out of the House is designed to help fight the growing opioid abuse crisis. The House approved it before going on break.. ...Read Full Story

South Haven Threat Deemed A Hoax

A bomb threat reported this week at Baseline Middle School in South Haven was determined to be a hoax. The South Haven Police Department says it cleared the building of anything dangerous on Wednesday after a search. Police used bomb sniffing dogs to check the school after the threat came in around 2:30 p.m. A custodian found a note in one of the boys restrooms. It said a bomb was in the building. A several hours-long police search determined that was not in fact the case.. ...Read Full Story