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Teen crash report

Distraction is the major factor in 58-percent of all crashes involving teenagers, based on a new report from the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety. The report cites video analysis that found distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports. Researchers analyzed the six seconds ...

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Shooting suspect caught

A man is behind bars after gunfire Wednesday in Kalamazoo. Police responding to reports of gunfire found a car with several people inside, one of whom ran off, throwing away a loaded handgun as he fled. The 18-year-old man was caught and arrested. The pistol was found to be stolen. Police say they also found heroin, cocaine and meth on the suspect when ...

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Sturgis to receive school safety grant

State police said 56 Michigan public school districts – including Sturgis Public Schools – will get a share of $4 million in funding to boost school safety. The money announced last week will be used to purchase equipment and technology to improve the safety and security of school buildings, students and staff. Grant recipients have until Sept. 15 to spend ...

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Centreville Schools renews three contracts

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education this week agreed to renew for one year its contracts with three administrators. During action Monday, the board approved contracts for high school/junior high principal Dennis Kirby, elementary principal Becky Stouffer and Covered Bridge School principal Juanita Miller, who also oversees the district’s adult education, community education and jail programs. Contracts for 2015-16 ...

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Upcoming TRAM fundraiser

Officials from Three Rivers Area Mentoring have announced details of their annual Glow Bowl fundraiser. The ninth annual event will take place 1 to 4 p.m. April 25 at South Lanes in Three Rivers. TRAM officials are issuing an appeal to anyone willing to sponsor bowlers or to be an event sponsor through various levels of financial support. All sponsorships ...

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Sheriff’s Department employees to attend conference

Up to six officials from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were granted permission to attend an out-of-state conference later this year. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved the request for the employees to attend the American Jail Association annual meeting in North Carolina. The conference will not impose a cost to the county, as all ...

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