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Hospital mails some patient letters to wrong addresses

About 700 letters for patients of a Kalamazoo hospital have been sent to the wrong addresses. MLive.com reports Friday that the letters were meant for Borgess Rheumatology patients. They were mailed Dec. 9. The mistake was discovered the following day. Hospital officials said steps were taken to contact patients and retrieve the letters. The information in the letters was limited …

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Man dies after crash

A 33-year-old Colon man died Wednesday night following injuries sustained in a one- vehicle accident in Colon Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not indicated in a department media release, was driving north on Farrand Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at Paradise Road, and his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a cluster …

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Faulty valve causes overflow

Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel discovered a faulty air-release valve at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday on South US-131. The malfunctioning piece of equipment had caused a sanitary sewage overflow onto the adjacent roadway. Wastewater personnel isolated the malfunctioning valve, and a clean-up contractor vacuumed and power-washed the affected area. Clean-up personnel covered the affected area with hydrated lime as an …

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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

A citizen’s tip led to the arrests of two people Wednesday afternoon at a residence in White Pigeon Township. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at the residence, located in the 21000 block of U.S. 12, and found methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, packaging material and several items of drug paraphernalia. A man and a …

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Slippery conditions cause crash

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded last week to a personal-injury traffic crash as the result of a slippery road surface. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. Jan. 29 on Calvin Center Road, near Bulhand Street in Calvin Township. The crash involved a Postle Aluminum semi-tractor and trailer. The investigation showed that the semi, driven by Mishawaka resident …

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Sheriff’s sergeant hurt when burning tire on truck explodes

Authorities say a sheriff’s sergeant was injured when a burning tire on truck exploded in southern Michigan. Calhoun County Sgt. Brent Lincoln responded to a report of a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon on northbound I-69 in Marshall Township and found the rear tires on the tractor trailer were engulfed in flames. Authorities say one of the tires exploded as he …

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Sharpshooters aim to cull deer in, around Jackson park

Sharpshooters will try to kill deer in and around a Jackson park as part of an effort to control the animal’s population. The city of Jackson says the sharpshooters’ efforts will begin Friday in and around Ella Sharp Park in hopes of clearing the area of deer that pose a danger to motorists. Parts of roadways and trails around the …

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Gas smell prompts evacuation at Western Michigan dorm

Officials say the smell of natural gas on the campus of Western Michigan University prompted the evacuation of about 300 students from their dorm rooms. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports students returned to their rooms around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Stinson halls on the school’s Kalamazoo campus after being evacuated earlier in the morning as a precautionary measure. School spokeswoman Cheryl …

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1930s-era newsreel highlights challenges of Michigan winter

After spending decades in a basement in the eastern Upper Peninsula, a 1930s-era newsreel from the Michigan State Highway Department has resurfaced to remind us of the challenges — and the fun — of winters past. The film, “Winter Comes to Michigan,” created by the precursor agency to the Michigan Department of Transportation, gives a black-and-white window to the era …

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Bridie

02-02-16 13009 BRIDIE lab-border mix

Hi! My name is Bridie and I am a black and white female lab/border collie mix. I am about 1 year old and have more vim and vinegar than the Energizer bunny. I am very smart and if you can give time to me for training, I will be a good pal. Being with people is a treat. Speaking of …

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