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More Mastodon Bones Found In The Thumb

Researchers have located more bones from a prehistoric creature that used to roam around Michigan. Giant mastodons are relatives of modern elephants. A backbone was located during a dig for prehistoric bones on Saturday in Mayville, in the Thumb. University of Michigan Paleontology professor Daniel Fisher says the excavation will continue next weekend.. ...Read Full Story

Man Shot In Benton Harbor

An investigation is underway into a shooting in Benton Harbor Monday afternoon. Police say a man was shot shortly before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Empire and Pavone. His injuries are described as non-life threatening and he is expected to survive. Benton Harbor detectives are being helped by Michigan State Police and the FBI in their investigation. Benton Harbor Deputy Public Safety Director Michael Clark indicates they have not yet identified a suspect.. ...Read Full Story

AAA Michigan: Statewide Average Gas Prices Rise 10¢

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 10¢ per gallon in the past week, and we have the state’s lowest average in the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph area. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.34 per gallon. That’s about 13¢ less than it was at the same point last year. It’s the second week in a row that the statewide average has increased.. ...Read Full Story

St. Joe City Commission To Get Update On Vacant Home

Several high-priortity items are before the St. Joseph City Commission tonight. In addition to getting an update from city officials about a long-vacant home in the 900 block of Wayne Street, they will discuss a six-month moratorium on new bed and breakfast establishments in R-1 residential zones ahead of a vote on that in two weeks. They will also vote on the recommendation to hire Sara McCallum as the city’s new Finance Director/City Clerk, with a start date of October 24. If approved, McCallum will earn $80,000 a year plus city benefits. Commissioners will receive the audit of the city’s finances for the last fiscal year from the firm of Abraham & Gaffney as well. The move to that firm follows years of Gerbel & Company handling the city’s yearly audit. Tonight’s meetings start at 6 p.m. with a special meeting followed by the regular city commission session at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph City Hall.. ...Read Full Story

Recommendations For MI Fall Color Tours

It’s almost time to start planning your fall color tour in Michigan, and the state association of road commissions has released its list of recommended routes if you want to get the most spectacular views possible. Director Denise Donohue tells WSJM News you’ll find the best roads away from the major highways.. ...Read Full Story