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Authorities: No foul play in camper fire that killed 2 kids

Authorities say there’s no indication of foul play in a camper fire in southern Michigan that killed two young siblings and a dog and injured a third child. The Branch County sheriff’s office says the fire started around 10:30 a.m. Monday near Bronson. Chris Gump tells WWMT-TV he was outside the camper and saw smoke. He says he went inside …

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Michigan principal apologizes for Marine uniform comments

A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students’ decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported . School officials had told the two …

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Musk company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare express transport

Entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday a high-speed transportation system that will whisk people between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport at speeds of up to 150 mph could be operational in about three years. Musk joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to formally announce that a Musk-owned enterprise, The Boring Company, was selected for the project and will fully fund it. …

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Colon attempts to amend village dock ordinance

The end result may not be realized until 2019, but steps are being taken to amend a village ordinance and allow for docks at a municipal park in Colon. The measure was approved by a 5-2 vote before a crowd of more than 40 people Tuesday. A group of local residents and business owners has offered to finance, install and …

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Homeowner stops break-in

A homeowner successfully dispatched a group of people attempting to break into his residence last week in Branch County’s Sherwood Township. State police said the incident occurred at 1 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Mendon Road. Multiple suspects attempted to force entry into the residence by breaking through the glass of a door and trying to unlock it. …

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Woman injured in single car crash

A Bronson woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 8:40 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Born Street and Patterson Hill Road in Newberg Township. Investigators said 40-year-old Emily Davis, was driving east on Born Street when her vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree. …

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Bae

If you want a nice quiet companion who will love you and snuggle close to you, I’m your boy.  I am called “Bae” and am one and a half years old, with a soft brindle coat and I only weigh 45 lbs..  I think I am part lab and shepherd.  I am good with kids and other dogs, I don’t …

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Marcellus man injured in home accident

A Marcellus-area man was injured last week following an incident at his residence in Marcellus Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 7 p.m. June 3 to the 10000 block of Pioneer Street. Upon arrival, they discovered 56-year-old Gary Robinson had been working on his pickup when it rolled off its ramps and crushed him. The extent of his …

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MDHHS seeks public comment on grant

Public comment on an application to be submitted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is being accepted through Friday. The public comment centers on the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, which provides funding to improve the health of mothers, infants and children, including children with health-care needs. Based on a needs assessment, the …

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Kayak stolen in Lockport

St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies report that a kayak was stolen last week from a location in Lockport Township. The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday in the 58000 block of Pond View Lane, near the St. Joseph River. The green kayak was stolen sometime the previous night, the victim told authorities.

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