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Guard activated at Michigan Capitol amid increased security

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the National Guard, the state police continued to augment its presence at the Capitol and crews installed a 6-foot, chain-link fence around the 142-year-old building before expected protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The Legislature on Friday also canceled session next week, citing law enforcement’s concerns about “credible threats regarding events” at the Capitol. Michigan …

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Arrest made following pursuit

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Constantine man this week after he led law-enforcement officials on a pursuit that concluded in Sturgis. Investigators said deputies attempted to stop the vehicle after it was observed driving left of center around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Its driver failed to stop and instead sped from Fawn River Township into Sturgis. The 22-year-old driver continued onto Orange, …

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Fresh food distributions planned

Here’s a reminder that a few dates remain this month for a Fresh Food Distribution, sponsored by South Michigan Food Bank and the St. Joseph County United Way. Volunteers will be on hand at 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fabius Park Township Fire Department; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday next week at Colon High School; 4 to 6 p.m. …

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Local health department board approves van purchase

COVID19 Cares Act and other funding sources will allow Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency the opportunity to purchase a long-awaited mobile health van. Board members recently approved the $150,000 bid from Tesco Transportation Equipment Sales Corp. The vehicle will be built on a 2021 Ford F-350 frame. Health officer Rebecca Burns said the van will fill a real need but …

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High school playoffs continue

Centreville High School Athletic Director Jill Peterson said she received notice late Thursday that Clarkston Everest Collegiate will have to forfeit tonight’s state semi-final football game due to COVID-19. The forfeit means Centreville advances to the state’s Division 8 championship game next week. The contest will take place at 10 a.m. next Friday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between …

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Teen guilty of murder when he was 13 sentenced to 63 years

A teenager who was 13 when accused of killing another youth in northern Indiana was sentenced Thursday to 63 years in prison. Alphonso James III, now 16, was convicted of murder in the death of 18-year-old Jaren Minies in Elkhart on Sept. 12, 2018. Minies was shot multiple times during a dispute over a gun, money and a video game system. He …

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Tour the Kalamazoo State Theatre!

The Kalamazoo State Theatre has been connecting artists and fans for more than 90 years and now you can take a private tour of our historic venue! Take a walk through our Vaudeville Theatre’s history in our extended tour and go backstage in your home with the stars. During your guided tour, you will learn about our atmospheric sky, architecture, …

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Lulu

I am Lulu.  I am part Cane Corso breed.  A Cane Corso is one of two Italian Mastiff breeds.  We are descended from a Roman breed of dog.  We tend not to do well with other dogs in the house and we need training.  I am current on my rabies vaccination.  I am one year old, and have been spayed.  …

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Annual Legislative Update scheduled

Three Rivers area Chamber of Commerce has announced information about its annual Legislative Update. State Sen. Kim LaSata and State Rep. Steve Carra will be featured in the Zoom session. It will take place 8 to 9 a.m. Jan. 29. Event organizers urge anyone interested in participating to call the chamber to register and receive the Zoom link. Its email …

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