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Whirlpool Misses Expectations For First Quarter

Revenue was up in the first quarter for Whirlpool, but the world’s largest appliance maker missed Wall Street expectations when it somes to earnings per share at $2.50. The Benton Harbor-based company revised its full-year earnings guidance down, also falling under the expectations of analysts. Whirlpool released its earnings report Monday evening after the market closed, showing revenue growth of around 4% with the full-year earnings pressured by what it calls “temporary integration challenges” in the Europe-Middle East-Asia region.. ...Read Full Story

Two Arrested In Cass County Marijuana Bust

Two people are facing charges following a drug raid in Cass County Monday. The sheriff’s department tells us it searched a home in the 60,000 block of Conrad Road in Howard Township on suspicion marijuana was growing there. Officers searched three buildings, and say they found marijuana, marijuana paraphernalia, and a marijuana grow operation. The sheriff’s department tells us it was not being conducted within the guidelines provided in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act and was therefore illegal. A 62-year-old man and a 56-year-old man were both arrested, and now they’re facing drug charges. Their names have not been released.. ...Read Full Story

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 warm long enough to make lifting them possible. Weight restrictions are placed on large trucks, ensuring they don’t exceed certain weights and cause major damage to the roads. MDOT may have lifted weight restrictions, but county road commissions set their own for non-state roads. Anyone looking for more information can check out Michigan.gov/Truckers.. ...Read Full Story

Allegan County Sheriff’s Department Offering Boating Safety Classes

With the arrival of summer just around the corner, the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department is now signing people up for boating safety classes. Each year the department’s marine division offers the classes free of charge so boaters can remain up to date on the state’s boating laws. In order to legally operate a watercraft in Michigan, one must be at least 16 years of age and possess a boating safety certificate. The classes offered by the sheriff’s department help you get that. Different classes are being offered at different locations around the county starting April 29 and running through July 17.  Below is a list of them, along with a link to register.. ...Read Full Story

Police Release More Information On Weekend Motorcycle Crash

Police continue to investigate a weekend crash in Berrien Springs which resulted in the deaths of two motorcyclists. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us David and Christine Cox, both from Granger, Indiana, were killed Saturday when their motorcycle collided with a vehicle making a turn at Garr and Shawnee Roads. The driver of the other vehicle has been identified as 80-year-old Charles Habenicht. Police haven’t said if he’ll be charged in the crash. They’ll release more information once the accident reconstruction has been completed.. ...Read Full Story