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CCW permit legislation

The Michigan Senate Tuesday on a 28-9 vote approved legislation designed to speed up the process for obtaining a concealed weapons permit in Michigan. Specifically, the bills eliminate county gun boards and transfers the permit procedure to county clerks, sheriffs and the Michigan State Police. An earlier version of the measure had been vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder, who said it also …

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Man injured in ATV accident

An Illinois man sustained serious injuries last weekend following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in Colon Township. State police said Nicholas Leth, 25, of Palos Heights, Ill., was driving the four-wheel ATV on the ice-covered Palmer Lake at 5:10 p.m. Saturday when he lost control and it flipped over, landing on top of him. Leth sustained injuries to his …

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Fire destroys garage

A standalone garage was destroyed by fire last week in Lockport Township. Fire officials said the blaze was reported shortly before noon Friday at a residence on Schweitzer Road. Cause of the blaze remains under investigation. No injuries were reported and no other building was damaged.

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Armed robbery on WMU campus

A warning has been issued to Western Michigan University students following an armed robbery at a campus residence hall. The Kalamazoo school says in a statement the male student was robbed at gunpoint about 4:40 p.m. Sunday in the third floor hallway of LeFevre Hall. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports police are seeking two suspects. The school says “extreme caution is …

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Multi car crash in Schoolcraft

Five vehicles were damaged last week after the driver of a car fell asleep and it collided into a line of cars stopped at a Schoolcraft railroad crossing. Schoolcraft police said the 25-year-old driver, a Kalamazoo resident, was heading north on U.S. 131 when his vehicle struck the rear of a car stopped at State Street due to a passing …

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