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Michigan State Police Troopers To Be Laid Off

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Michigan State Police say 29-troopers and two civilian employees have been notified they will be laid off, next month. The moves are meant to eliminate a $13.6-million deficit in the State Police budget.

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Chicken Pox Vaccine May Need A Boost

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Kids who have had the Chicken Pox Vaccine might need a booster shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that while the vaccine has significantly cut down on the number of itchy Chicken Pox cases.

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Americans Falling Short On Healthy Foods

Updated: 03/15/2007 - The government has challenged Americans to have at least 75% of the adult population eating the recommended amount of fruit and 50% eating the right amount of veggies by 2010. According to the latest data, just over 30% of American adults eat fruit two or more times a day and only 27% eat vegetables at least three times a day.

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Warmer Weather Could Lead To Pollution Problems

Posted: 03/15/2007 - With the snow melting and April showers on the way, St. Joseph County wants you to be aware of storm water pollution prevention. County conservationists say there are many things we can do to help the St. Joe River stay healthy.

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MRSA Affecting More And More Healthy People

Updated: 03/15/2007 - MRSA is a type of staph-infection resistant to most antibiotics. Typically it does not get worse than a skin boil, but it can lead to severe problems and even death.

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Daniels Wants Public Support For Private Highways

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Timing is everything and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says he is willing to back off two private highway proposals if the public does not want them. Daniels says he believes the tollways are good ideas, but they must have the support of people in those areas.

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Bourbon Girl Victim of Attempted Abduction

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Bourbon residents describe their quaint town as a safe, quiet place to live. But folks in town are talking, after an alleged kidnapping attempt on Monday.

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Goshen Woman Hospitalized After Car Crash In Elkhart

Posted: 03/14/2007 - Police say it happened Wednesday afternoon near County Road 6 and County Road 11. Police say 65-year-old Linda Nagy was headed westbound on C.R. 6 when she crossed the center line, hitting another car.

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Deadly Car Crash in Mishawaka

Posted: 03/14/2007 - The crash happened on State Road 23 near the new Heritage Square Shopping center.

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Another South Bend Bank Robbed

Updated: 03/15/2007 - A rash of South Bend robberies continued when just after 5PM Wednesday afternoon, the downtown Chase Bank on West Washington was robbed. Police say a man entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. The man is described as 6-foot 1-inch tall with a scared or pock-marked face.

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St. Joseph Michigan School Budget Cuts

Updated: 03/14/2007 - The fact that so many high school students view the bus as the ride of last resort may have made it one of the first things to go, in the latest round of budget cutting.

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Elkhart Firefighters Union Concerns

Updated: 03/14/2007 - The Elkhart Firefighters Union Local 338 is concerned about one of its rescue rigs going unmanned and are concerned for the safety of the public. City officials maintain the issue is being managed and it's not a threat to the public's safety.

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2nd Annual Coaches Vs. Cancer

Updated: 03/15/2007 - Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd annual Coaches Versus Cancer Basketball Fundraiser. The black tie event is Saturday, May 12th at the Palais Royals in South Bend.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Updated: 03/14/2007 - You stare at the computer all day. After a while your eyes feel tired and dry your vision gets blurry and sometimes you get a headache.

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Long Computer Sessions may Increase Blood Clot Risk

Posted: 03/14/2007 - Those long hours at the computer could also put you at a higher risk for deadly blood clots, according to new research. Deep vein thrombosis can be fatal if part of the clot breaks off and blocks blood vessels in the lungs.

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HIdden Dangers of taking Sleeping Pills

Updated: 03/14/2007 - The FDA has received more than a dozen reports of people doing strange things… eating, cooking, or even driving after taking prescription sleep aids.

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Water Boil-Order For Middlebury

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Any water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled for at least five minutes. Officials hope to lift the order by Saturday.

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Benton Harbor Schools Proactive Against Budget Cuts

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Benton Harbor Schools are taking action, in case the state of Michigan moves forward with planned cuts. The district is borrowing one-million dollars to cover any cuts in state aid for the remainder of the year.

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Benton Harbor Put Timeline on Superintendent Search

Posted: 03/14/2007 - Benton Harbor schools continue its search for a superintendent and now there is a timeline in place. According to our partners at WSJM, the vacancy is posted with an April 18th application deadline.

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Open House At The New North Liberty Library

Updated: 03/14/2007 - The new library opened up its doors to the media Wednesday for a special open house. It is equipped with all the latest technology, including self check-out machines and wireless internet.

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Payments Delayed By Tax Increase

Updated: 03/14/2007 - State officials say your property tax bill may be late this year, because of delays in reassessment. The state expects many counties to miss the May 10th deadline to mail this year's first round of tax bills.

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Indiana Senate Committee Clears Seat Belt Legislation

Updated: 03/14/2007 - A bill that would require everyone to buckle up in the Hoosier State is one step closer to reality. The bill would require everyone to buckle up including those in both the front and back seats of vehicles, including SUV’s and pick-up trucks.

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Lela Warren Faces New Court Date

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Lela Warren is charged with a misdemeanor for failing to report sexual abuse of students at Greene School. The next court day for Warren is April 26th.

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Michigan Daycare Owner Arrested On Allegations Of Sexual Abuse

Updated: 03/14/2007 - A Michigan daycare owner has been arrested on allegations of sexual abuse against children. 52-year-old Douglas Jay Clark has been charged with one count of sexual abuse and authorities say the charges may not stop there.

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American Cancer Society’s ‘Daffodil Day’

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Spring flowers will bring joy to tons of people across Michiana while helping the American Cancer Society at the same time. Thursday is the Cancer Society's annual daffodil day’s event.

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