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Michigan officials urge poultry owners to watch for bird flu

State officials are urging Michigan’s poultry owners to watch for signs of bird flu during the fall migration season. Migrating birds carry diseases that could spread to poultry operations if the wild birds mingle with domestic ones. Poultry across much of the nation was hit with a bird flu virus this past spring, one of the biggest animal health disasters …

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Funeral set for Kalamazoo airman killed in helicopter crash

A funeral will be held this weekend for an airman from western Michigan who was one of two U.S. military personnel killed last week in a helicopter crash in Kabul, Afghanistan. Services for 38-year-old Master Sgt. Gregory Kuhse of Kalamazoo are set to take place Saturday at Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes. The visitation begins at 11 a.m. and the …

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Man sought in vicious stabbing attack on 2 Detroit EMTs

A man stabbed and slashed two emergency medical technicians who were helping an injured woman along a Detroit street early Tuesday, seriously wounding their faces and hands before fleeing the scene, authorities said. Police were still searching for the assailant hours after the attack, which happened around 12:30 a.m. EMTs Kelly Adams and Alfredo Rojas responded to a 911 call …

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Constantine students involved in sexual misconduct investigation

Constantine Police Chief Mark Honeysett said he will seek charges against students involved in a sexual-misconduct investigation. According to WWMT TV, the case involves at least three teenagers who are students at Constantine middle and high schools. Honeysett said the misconduct happened off-campus between students who were left unsupervised at a home, according to published reports. Honeysett did not indicate …

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Fire at Constantine business

An off-duty firefighter driving past Fibre Converters in Constantine Monday afternoon saw smoke coming from the building, and alerted authorities and those at the business. Departments from Constantine, White Pigeon and Fabius-Park were able to contain the fire to a small area. The fire was reported about 2 p. m. and confined to a pump house on the northwest corner …

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Glen Oaks receives Title III grant

Glen Oaks Community College is the recipient of a Title III grant totaling $2.25 million over a five-year period from the U. S. Department of Education. The award, $450,000 per year through 2020, was effective beginning Oct. 1 and is part of a federal Strengthening Institutions Program grant under the Higher Education Act of 1965. The focus is to improve …

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