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Whirlpool Changes St. Joe Tech Center Plans

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St. Joseph City Commissioners have approved a new Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for Whirlpool as it moves forward with its plans to invest in the tech center on Upton Drive. Rob Cleveland of Cornerstone Alliance tells WSJM

State Selects 2017 Christmas Tree

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From the Associated Press — A 61-foot spruce in Menominee County has been chosen as the official state Christmas tree. The designation continues a 32-year holiday tradition in Michigan. William Winter and grandson Alex Stevens are donating the towering

Niles Scream Park Marks Attendance Milestones

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It’s yet another milestone for the Niles Scream Park. Secretary Christina Rhebergen tells WSJM News they broke their all-time single day attendance record this past Saturday. Just under 13,500 people walked through the gates. “This was the

Bangor Man Sentenced In Shooting

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A Bangor man will serve between seven and 15 years in prison for a fatal shooting at a local park early this year. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Thurman Fletcher shot 28-year-old Eddie Holland of Hartford at Lions Park

Whirlpool, Sears Part Ways

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Whirlpool has parted ways with Sears. On Monday, Sears announced it will no longer be selling Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, or Maytag appliances. That’s after a pricing dispute with Whirlpool. Sears says it can no longer afford to sell

Loy Norrix Principal on Paid Leave

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Kalamazoo Public Schools have put the Principal of Loy Norrix High School on Administrative Leave with pay, but they are not saying why. The notification came down early last evening that Principal Rodney Prewitt is on leave,

Meijer Issues Produce Recall

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From the Associated Press — Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. says it’s recalling some packaged produce items in six states due to potential listeria contamination. The recall affects certain Meijer-brand produce sold in Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,

Opposition Mounting To BH Income Tax Proposal

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Benton Harbor-based employment and economic development organizations Kinexus and Cornerstone Alliance both have their concerns about the city’s proposal for a local income tax. Representatives of both groups chatted with WSJM’s Pat Moody this week about the

Flood Warning For Van Buren County

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There is a flood warning in effect for Van Buren County through Tuesday night. National Weather Service meteorologist Kyle Brown tells WSJM News there could be about two more inches of rain falling through about 8:30 p.m.

Flood Watch This Afternoon and Tomorrow

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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Flood Watch for this afternoon through Tuesday morning. The affected areas include Van Buren, Allegan and Ottawa counties. One to three inches of rain is expected with