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New health center approves grant

The board of directors of Covered Bridge Healthcare last week voted to approve a Patient Centered Medical Home grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration. The $35,000 grant allows the health center to provide all-access care to the community, regardless of whether patients are insured, uninsured or under insured. The agency’s focus is the patients’ health: physical, behavioral, dental, …

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Police investigate theft from welcome center

State police investigators are looking into separate incidents of theft of money from vending machines at a Coldwater-area welcome center. The incidents occurred Aug. 16 and again Aug. 22 at the Michigan Welcome Center along northbound I-69. Investigators said the machines were pried open and money was taken in both cases.

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Miller will make appearances

State Rep. Aaron Miller is making four public appearances Thursday, including a location in St. Joseph County. Miller will be available to meet with constituents at Burr Oak Township Hall, 208 W. Front St., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The second-year legislator will be at other locations in Cass County earlier in the day. He will be at the Baker’s …

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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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Five tornadoes tallied after survey of weekend storm damage

Weekend storms that swept across parts of southwestern and western Michigan also spawned at least five tornadoes. National Weather Service meteorologist Evan Webb in Grand Rapids says Tuesday that the tally was made after damage from Saturday was surveyed. No injuries were reported, but some homes and hundreds of trees were damaged. The strongest tornado had estimated peak winds of …

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