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Work to begin next week on Interstate 94 bridge replacement

Construction is expected to begin next week on an estimated $14 million project to replace a highway bridge in southern Michigan. State transportation authorities say the project will replace the Interstate 94 bridge at Exit 92 and resurface parts of the business loop in Battle Creek. Work is set to begin Monday and finish by Nov. 15. The Michigan Department ...

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Maintenance, refueling outage finished at Cook nuclear plant

Operators of southwestern Michigan’s Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say that one of its units has returned to service after a 34-day shutdown for refueling. Unit 2 at the plant went back online about 2 a.m. Tuesday. Indiana Michigan Power runs the plant, which is along Lake Michigan in Berrien County’s Lake Township, near Bridgman. The Fort Wayne, Indiana-based company ...

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Search warrant results in arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Monday in the village of Colon. While conducting parole- and probation-compliance checks with agents of the Michigan Department of Corrections, SCAN officers obtained probable cause for a search warrant on a residence in the 400 block of Burr Oak Road. After the execution of the search warrant, ...

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Health Center separates from CMHSAS

Members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County voted Tuesday to separate the agency from the Federally Qualified Health Center. The health center, located under the same roof as CMHSAS in Centreville, operates on a $1.4 million budget, with $831,000 of its annual funding coming from the federal agency Health Resources Services Administration. ...

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Several injured in single vehicle crash

Speed was a factor in a single-vehicle accident that resulted in injuries to four people Monday in Lockport Township. Members of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred shortly before 7 o’clock Monday night on Schweitzer Road, west of Holtom Road. Investigators said a Pontiac passenger car driven by an 18-year-old Sturgis woman was westbound on Schweitzer ...

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Sturgis farm plans hog operation

A longtime Sturgis Township farm operation plans to launch a 4,000-head, commercial hog-raising operation next fall in cooperation with a Constantine feed mill. Two 420-by-40-foot commercial barns are planned for a 500-acre section of the 2,500- acre Fairgrove Farms, located between Shimmel and Stubey roads, with a three quarter-mile access road off Stubey. Jennifer Bennett and Bill Pueschel, representing Fairgrove ...

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