Saginaw, MI


New thrift store coming to Saginaw

SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - A new thrift store is coming to Kochville Township in Saginaw County in September. Volunteers of America has been preparing the location on Bay Road for a few months. The organization is one of the state’s largest private providers to veterans. “Volunteers of America Thrift...
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Saginaw police looking for 2 men who have been stealing rent checks from apartment deposit boxes

SAGINAW, MI — Saginaw police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a pair of men stealing rent checks from area apartments. Two men on Aug. 5 stolen rent checks from deposit boxes at Bridgton Place Townhomes, 359 Vestry Drive in Saginaw. They did so not by breaking open the collection boxes but by fishing the checks from slots in them, said Saginaw Police Detective Sgt. Matthew Gerow.
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Padnos adds to Michigan yard network

Holland, Michigan-based Padnos has announced the acquisition of Saginaw, Michigan-based B. Clinkston & Sons Inc., saying the move will expand its recycling footprint in the Wolverine State. The Padnos organization describes B. Clinkston & Sons as a third-generation family-owned company that was founded in 1915. The acquiring company was founded...

WSGW Morning Team Show: August 18, 2022 (Thursday)

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Saginaw ARPA Advisory Committee Releases Funding Recommendation Report

Downtown Saginaw (WSGW file photo) Saginaw’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Advisory Committee has published its recommendations on how the city should spend $25 million of the $52 million received from the federal government. The committee was comprised of non-profit leaders, Saginaw Valley State educators, healthcare administrators, religious leaders, and community health advocates.

‘Birthday spankings’ lead to lawsuit against Saginaw Township schools

SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - A lawsuit has been filed against a mid-Michigan school district and several officials after a school custodian allegedly spanked and pinched a girl’s buttocks. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan on Aug. 5, names Saginaw Township Community Schools, Hemmeter Elementary School...

Value City Furniture opening soon in Saginaw

KOCHVILLE TWP, MI — Value City Furniture is opening soon in Saginaw County. The new 43,315-square-foot furniture store, located at 2780 Tittabawassee Road, formerly Toys R Us, in Kochville Township, will open its doors for the first time Thursday, Aug. 18. This is the first store American Signature Inc.,...

Not your Average Pet: Meet a Kinkajou in Saginaw

SAGINAW, MI - A local pet shop has many exotic pets ready to find new families. Custom Creatures, located at 2750 Bay Street in Suite 4, offers a variety of animals that aren’t very common. One of those is a kinkajou, a relative of the raccoon that is often...

Saginaw man shot on city’s East Side over weekend

SAGINAW, MI — A Saginaw man was hospitalized over the weekend for a gunshot wound. About 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, a 36-year-old man went to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg, said Michigan State Police Lt. Kimberly Vetter. The man said he was shot while seated in his vehicle, but would not give additional details to police, such as where the shooting occurred or who shot him, Vetter said.

MyMichigan Health increases minimum wage to $15 per hour

MIDLAND, MI — Midland-based MyMichigan Health, formerly MidMichigan Health, has increased its minimum hourly wage to $15 at many of its locations throughout the state. MyMichigan Health officials announced the pay bump in a news release, attributing it to the health system’s commitment to its employees and an acknowledgment of the current labor market. They said the wage increase affects dining and catering aides, housekeeping staff, security officers and clerical staff.

Let the Youth Speak Aims to Give Kids a Voice in Saginaw

Thursday’s Saginaw Police Department “Front Porch Roll Call” will have a specific focus on the youth of the city. With cooperation from Saginaw Police and Fire Departments as well as City Council and representatives of state and federal agencies, “Let the Youth Speak” aims to give young people in and around the city an opportunity to ask questions and voice opinions directly to public servants in a variety of fields. Saginaw Councilwoman Monique Lamar-Silvia, who organized the event, says that she wants to address a perceived lack of the Saginaw youth in the city’s decision-making.

Vassar brings in new coach, new offense

VASSAR, MI – After 16 years of leading the Vassar football program, Jason Kiss retired, leaving a void for the 2022 season. Jim Carlisle, who coached at Byron High School in 2021, is happy to fill that void, taking over a program that was 4-5 in 2021 but hasn’t had a winning season since 2015.

Two South Carolina Cities Among Murder Capitals in the U.S.

It’s not a list any city wants to end up on, but two South Carolina cities are ranked among the murder capitals of the United States. The good people over at, ranked the top 30 cities in the country with the highest murder rates. Our sister stations in Detroit, with writer Anne Erickson, first reported this story.