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Pileup closes I-94

Police have lifted an evacuation order for a three-mile area around a stretch of I-94 in Kalamazoo County that is closed in both directions due to two pileups involving as many as 150 vehicles with at least one death reported. According to initial reports, as many as 50 semis are involved in the pileups including one that was hauling 40,000 ...

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Flu cases are increasing

Nearly 20 people in Michigan have now died from complications associated with the flu. Health officials say five people have died in Oakland and Washtenaw Counties. There have been nine recent deaths in Kent County and at least four people have died in Kalamazoo County of influenza-associated illnesses. None of the deaths were children. The Michigan Department of Community Health says influenza A ...

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Employment agreements approved by board

A number of employment agreements were approved this week by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Cathleen Carpenter, Dawn Gest, Alex Milliman, Heather Teadt and Nancy Gamble will serve as Juvenile Day Treatment monitors for $14 an hour through May 30. In a separate personnel matter, Kimberly Jent was hired as COA home-care aide at a rate of $10.70 ...

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Special anniversary at GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College’s athletic program has announced a special event taking place between women’s and men’s basketball games later this month. Athletic director Steve Proefrock said the kick off to Glen Oaks’ 50-year anniversary will take place Jan. 31 between games against Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Proefrock said the program will feature the raising of a banner for the ...

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White Pigeon graduate speaks to Rotary

A nationally known pageant contestant returned to her roots Wednesday. Mekayla Diehl, a 2007 White Pigeon High School alumna, was the guest speaker at the White Pigeon Rotary Club meeting. Diehl, an Elkhart resident, represented Indiana in last June’s Miss USA Pageant. She placed in the top 20. With high school students from the White Pigeon Rotary’s Interact Club present, ...

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Two children die in Three Rivers fire

Investigators are trying to find the cause of a fire in a Three Rivers mobile home that killed two young boys on Wednesday. Antonisha Winters lost her four and two-year-old sons in the blaze on the west side of the city. Firefighters found the bodies of the boys in a badly-burned bedroom shortly after arriving on the scene. The children ...

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