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Snyder signs bills to forgive debt for unpaid driver fees

Hundreds of thousands of Michigan drivers will not have to pay outstanding, extra fees assessed for certain traffic infractions and will avoid a license reinstatement charge under legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new laws will also speed up the elimination of newly-assessed “responsibility” fees by a year. The fees were enacted by former Gov. Jennifer Granholm and legislators in …

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Luna

As you can see from my picture, I am ready to travel to my new home.  I am a female, spayed, calico.  I am about seven years old.  I am a nice girl, I am a little reserved at first but I warm up quickly.  They call me Luna.  I hope my stay here will be short.  Hope to see …

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Sturgis Hospital implements new security measures

Sturgis Hospital has implemented measures to improve the security of patients, visitors and staff. Effective today, the inner door of the Emergency Room entrance will be locked at all times, and a hospital staff member will be stationed at the window between the inner and outer doors to provide access. Any time of the day, ER patients should come to …

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House approves teaching certification legislation

The state House this week approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s legislation to eliminate the requirement for a professional teaching certificate to new educators, giving teachers more time to work with students and focus on educational growth in the classroom. New teachers are issued a standard – formerly called a provisional – teaching certificate, with a professional teaching certificate available to …

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Man gets probation in crash that killed couple

A Michigan man who caused a crash that killed a northern Indiana couple has been sentenced to one year of probation. A Berrien County judge also ordered 81-year-old Charles Habenicht on Tuesday to pay nearly $31,000 in fines, costs and restitution for funeral expenses in the April 2017 crash that killed David and Christine Cox of Granger, Indiana. The Buchanan, …

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License plate grace period approved by Michigan Senate

Michigan drivers may soon have a grace period for displaying a license plate on their vehicles. State senators unanimously approved a House bill Wednesday requiring drivers to fasten and display a registration plate on their vehicles no later than 30 days after the registration or renewal date. The current Michigan Vehicle Code prohibits all driving on the highway without a …

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Michigan nuclear reactor shutting down for planned refueling

A reactor at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan is shutting down this week for refueling, maintenance and testing. Indiana Michigan Power says power has been reduced at Cook Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 and the unit will be shut down starting Thursday. The outage is expected to last several months. About 1,800 contracted workers will supplement the plant’s 1,100-person …

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Many roadways still water-covered

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has issued a media release, reminding the public of flood-related information. Sheriff Brad Balk said to not drive on water-covered roads or around barricades. The suggestion is for public safety and to reduce the risk of road damage. Also, Balk said sandbags are still available at the sheriff’s office.

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United Way taking donations for flood victims

The local United Way is coordinating efforts to assist flood victims. A fund has been set up by the county’s United Way office for those who wish to help disaster-relief efforts caused by recent flooding. Checks can be made out to the United Way and designated for flood cleanup. All funds will be made available to help with the cleanup. …

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Flooding poses electricity dangers

The Indiana-Michigan Power company is cautioning customers and the public to use extreme caution because of flooding. In the event waters rise around your home or business, do not go into any room or basement if water is covering appliance cords that are plugged in, or if the water has reached the wall outlets. Additionally, company officials said to not …

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