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Adopt-A-Highway collection begins

The last Adopt-A-Highway pickup along state roadways is about to get underway. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will be collecting litter along highway roadsides from Saturday through Oct. 2. There are three scheduled Adopt-A-Highway pickups each year: one each in the spring, summer and fall. Every year, Adopt-A-Highway crews collect about 70,000 bags of trash. The volunteer …

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Miller schedules office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has issued an invitation for constituents to join him during three office hours next week. Miller said he will host the meetings 7 to 9 a.m. Monday at Dawn & Phil’s Café in Colon; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market in Centreville; and noon to 2 p.m. at Town Fryer in Constantine. Miller called …

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New Michigan alert system to warn of mass shootings, threats

Michigan’s new Amber Alert-like system to quickly warn people of mass shootings, terrorist attacks and other nearby threats is operational. State police on Thursday announced the update about the system. Following activation by law enforcement, the system can be used to interrupt radio and TV broadcasting in the affected area. A wireless emergency alert can also be issued through mobile …

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Two arrested after police chase

Two White Pigeon residents were arrested this week after leading authorities on a pursuit between Three Rivers and White Pigeon. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were called at 9 p.m. Monday to the 200 block of East Michigan Avenue in response to a larceny report. Officers discovered a residence had been ransacked and several items stolen, including …

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Commissioners hear child care fund plan update

Children of St. Joseph County parents who are undereducated, live in poverty and might be involved with methamphetamine are at risk of becoming a dubious statistic in the county’s juvenile court system. The conclusion was offered Tuesday to St. Joseph County Commissioners by Tom Robertson, director and referee of the county’s family court juvenile division. Robertson’s appearance was a scheduled …

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Two asphyxiated kids among four dead in Detroit area

The bodies of two young children and two teenagers were found at a Detroit-area home early Wednesday after a man called 911 to report that he had killed them, police said. Two girls, ages 4 and 5, were asphyxiated in a car using exhaust, while a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old male were fatally shot, Dearborn Heights police Lt. Michael …

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