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Prosecutor: No charges after troopers kill man at motel

A prosecutor says no charges will be brought after state troopers fatally shot a man during a November standoff at a motel in southwestern Michigan. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic announced the decision Thursday following a review of police reports, lab reports and autopsy results. Police say Marcus Meridy was fatally shot Nov. 18 after firing at police. Meridy had …

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Girl, 6, dies after crash on snowy roadway

Authorities say a 6-year-old girl has died following a three-vehicle crash on a snowy roadway in southern Michigan. State police say Harlyn Radley died after the crash Wednesday afternoon in Calhoun County’s Leroy Township, near Battle Creek. Investigators say a car driven by the child’s mother lost control and collided with another vehicle. A third vehicle then struck the wreckage. …

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Services set for 6 slain in Kalamazoo shooting rampage

Funerals and memorial services have been planned for the six people slain in a weekend shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan. A memorial service is set for Saturday for Mary Lou Nye at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bridgman. Her sister-in-law, Mary Jo Nye, will be memorialized Sunday at Battle Creek’s Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. A service for Barbara Hawthorne has …

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Update – Kalamazoo shootings

A lawyer for the family of a man charged in a deadly Michigan shooting rampage tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he was acting depressed in the days before the shootings, but they know no motive for the killing of six people and injuring of two others. Lawyer Paul Vlachos says Jason Dalton, of Kalamazoo Township, was asked by his …

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Fair announces changes to entertainment lineup

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair plans to showcase local talent instead of a big-name act as part of its entertainment lineup at the 2016 event. Fair manager Bill Johnson said the new approach involves a partnership with the county’s eight incorporated communities and their respective summer festivals. He said the concept involves vocal performances at each of the county’s …

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New Sturgis Meijer store announces job openings

Meijer is announcing 280 job openings for its new supercenter in Sturgis. The company seeks candidates in all departments, as the store is scheduled to open this summer. Available positions include clerks, cake decorators, customer service, cashiers, receiving and meat cutters. Starting pay is based on experience level and specific skills. Potential candidates may begin the hiring process by applying online …

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10-mile procession planned for 2 Kalamazoo shooting victims

A 10-mile funeral procession is planned for two of the six people slain in a weekend shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan. MLive.com reports that mourners will travel Saturday morning from Mattawan High School to Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo where services will be held for 53-year-old Richard Smith and his 17-year-old son, Tyler. The newspaper reports that the procession will …

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Michigan hunters have March 1 deadline to remove tree stands

State officials are reminding hunters that tree stands must be removed from public land by March 1. The Department of Natural Resources says all scaffolds, raised platforms, ladders, steps and other tree-climbing devices must be taken down. Owners of equipment that remains on public land after the deadline could be charged with a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days …

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Ex-prosecutor will defend man in 6 Kalamazoo killings

A lawyer has been appointed to represent a man accused of killing six people in Kalamazoo. Eusebio Solis is based in Battle Creek. He declined to comment when reached Wednesday by The Associated Press. Jason Dalton is charged with killing six people during random shootings Saturday in the Kalamazoo area. Two people are in the hospital. Solis is a former …

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State confirms first Zika virus case in Ingham County woman

State health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in Michigan. The state says Wednesday that an Ingham County woman contracted the virus while traveling in a country where it is transmitted and experienced symptoms consistent with the disease after returning to Michigan. Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of infected mosquitoes, and …

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