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Deadline looming to apply for help with winter energy bills

Eligible Michigan residents have a little more than a month to apply for a credit that helps with winter energy bills. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the deadline to apply for the Home Heating Credit in 2016 is Sept. 30. Those eligible must own or rent the home in which they live and their income must fall within certain …

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Woman faces trial in drunken driving crash that killed boy

A southwestern Michigan woman has been ordered to stand trial in connection with a rollover crash that killed a 4-year-old boy. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that 24-year-old Nicole Camden waived a preliminary examination Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court. Camden is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death. She faces a Sept. 12 pretrial hearing. Police say a …

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Pedestrian crash in White Pigeon

A White Pigeon woman was seriously injured late Monday afternoon in a car/pedestrian crash on US-131 near the intersection of US-12. According to state police, 24-year-old Kalan Rider was walking northbound with the flow of traffic, on the shoulder, when she was struck. The driver of the car was identified as Adam Marble, age 37, of Plainwell. Rider was transported …

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Former teacher will stand trial

A former Centreville Public Schools teacher will stand trial after withdrawing a plea agreement last week. Terry Miller faces trial on more than 100 counts of criminal sexual conduct charges. No trial date has been set. Miller earlier this summer pleaded no-contest to one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of the agreement, Miller received no jail …

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Upton receives recognition

Two national agencies that advocate for people in need of mental-health treatment recognized U.S. Rep. Fred Upton during a ceremony Monday in Centreville. The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, and the National Association for Rural Mental Health, awarded Upton their “Outstanding Legislative Leader” acknowledgment. It was presented by Liz O’Dell, chief executive officer of Community …

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Police investigate White Pigeon break-in

State police troopers are investigating a break-in at a residence in White Pigeon Township over the weekend. The victim told police someone broke into an attached garage in the 19000 block of Fawn River Road and stole a Yamaha Bruin four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle. The victim told police the incident likely occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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