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Michigan chosen as 1st Midwest partner for Google views

Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Travel Michigan Vice President David West and Steve Silverman from Google Maps announced the partnership Monday at the Michigan Tourism Conference in Grand Rapids. “The Pure Michigan campaign has elevated Michigan as a ...

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Meth lab explosion

Three people were hurt when a methamphetamine lab exploded near Battle Creek early Sunday. Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Bronson-Battle Creek hospital shortly after 3:00 am when the victims arrived. Deputies say they believe a 45-year-old man was cooking meth in his Burlington Township home when the explosion occurred, leaving him with severe burns to his face and hands. He has ...

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Cook Plant Refueling

Indiana Michigan Power is working to refuel Unit 2 of the Cook Nuclear power plant in Berrien County. The unit had been running for 18 months with no issues, and the refueling outage will start at midnight Tuesday. About 25-hundred contracted workers are being brought in to help about 12-hundred regular employees at the Cook plant, according to Cook plant spokesman Bill ...

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Death certificates

The Archives of Michigan are now making available images of Michigan death certificates from 1921 to 1939. The certificates join others from 1897 to 1920 that were previously made available. The Michigan collection now contains 2.6 million death certificates for researchers. The images of death certificates are free on the Archives of Michigan website at seekingmichigan.org. State Archivist Mark Harvey says the index ...

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New Michigan-Ohio state line historical marker dedicated

A new historical marker has been dedicated along the Ohio-Michigan state line to commemorate surveyors and their work 200 years ago. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports an event took place Saturday along U.S. 127 at the border between Medina Township in Michigan and Gorham Township in Ohio. Fulton County, Ohio’s chief surveyor Joseph Fenicle unveiled the marker. Fenicle spearheaded ...

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Officer sentenced perjury case

A former Constantine Police reserve officer was sentenced Friday to at least 20 months in prison for lying under oath in a case related to the homicide of 11-year-old Jodi Parrack. Raymond McCann II, who previously pled no contest to lying under oath during the investigative subpoena into the 2007 homicide of Parrack, was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit ...

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Funding requests for Central Dispatch approved

A pair of funding requests from the St. Joseph County E-911 Central Dispatch was approved by county commissioners last week. The agency was allotted $4,128 for security cameras to replace black-and-white cameras that are 15 years old, and $74,200 was granted to repair and make improvements to the Centreville communications tower. County administrator Pat Yoder said the upgrade for security ...

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Charge for electronics recycling

Organizers behind the twice-a-year collection of electronics and household hazardous waste would like the public to be aware of an important change coming next month. Due to circumstances impacting recyclers of electronics, there will be a $10-per item charge for all televisions and computer monitors when the annual spring collection takes place April 18 at the county fairgrounds. There will ...

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Mobile Alerts for power outages

Indiana Michigan Power has announced that customers have the option to be notified by text message or email when their home or business is affected by a power outage. Customers enrolled in I&M ON THE GO – Mobile Alerts, will receive a notification when an outage has been reported in their area. Customers will continue to get immediate updates as ...

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Perjury sentence

A former Constantine reserve police officer is headed to prison for lying to investigators probing the November 2007 slaying of an 11-year-old southwest Michigan girl. 47-year old Raymond McCann of Constantine was sentenced in a St. Joseph County court to 20 months 20 years in prison after pleading no contest last month to one count of perjury. McCann was arrested in April 2014, ...

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