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Authorities destroy 256 sticks of dynamite found in Michigan barn
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Friday, 04 April 2014 09:18

 

CONVIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have destroyed more than 250 old sticks of dynamite that were found in a southern Michigan barn.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports (http://bcene.ws/1efdj4r ) bomb squads from the Michigan State Police and the City of Battle Creek on Thursday disposed of the explosives, which turned up in Calhoun County's Convis Township.

Sheriff's deputies responded Wednesday after a resident said a family member who had stored dynamite in the barn had died. Authorities say they initially were told there might be 15 to 20 sticks of dynamite, but they report they found 256 in all.

The dynamite was moved to a field and destroyed.

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Information from: Battle Creek Enquirer, http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com


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Detroit hopes to exit bankruptcy by Oct. 15
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Friday, 04 April 2014 06:31
DETROIT (AP) — The emergency manager running Detroit says he wants to see the city get out of bankruptcy by Oct. 15.

Kevyn Orr's 18-month term expires in September, but he can stay unless the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan remove him.

Orr made his remark about a bankruptcy exit Thursday during a court hearing about an $85 million debt settlement with banks. He told federal Judge Steven Rhodes that the settlement would help Detroit plow more money into city services.

Some creditors are opposed.

Rhodes plans to hold hearings in July on Detroit's overall plan to wrap up the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Orr in March 2013. He was a corporate bankruptcy specialist at Jones Day law firm.


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Effects linger for Ohio breeder's poisoned dogs
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Friday, 04 April 2014 06:28

BROWNSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen dogs poisoned with antifreeze at an Ohio family's kennels are still showing some problems but have returned home after veterinarians used intravenous vodka to counteract the poison's effect.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1i4kzBh ) reports it could be a while before Licking County breeder Don Butts of Blue Ribbon Labradors knows how his dogs will be affected.

His family and veterinarians tried to help the dogs with the old-school vodka remedy. One dog died, another lost significant weight, and a third is moving slowly and having trouble breathing.

Investigators have no leads in the animals' poisoning last week at the kennels on a rural property about 45 miles east of Columbus.

One of the breeder's customers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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Final Four floor originated in tiny Michigan town
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Friday, 04 April 2014 06:29

AMASA, Mich. (AP) — A tiny town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has once again proven itself to be the go-to locale for hardwood construction.

The floor being used for the Final Four games in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday and the national championship game on Monday was put together in Amasa, Mich. — a 280-person community in Iron County and a key manufacturing spot for Salt Lake City-based Connor Sport Court International.

Connor has been manufacturing the floors for the Final Four for nearly a decade. It also makes 700 courts each year for the NBA, schools, gyms and colleges.

The wood for this year's court came from the U.P., by way of Timber Products Co.

The floor consists of 350 4-by-7-foot panels. The weight of the court is 62,300 pounds.

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Student charged after shot fired at Kent State
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Friday, 04 April 2014 06:27

KENT, Ohio (AP) — The Kent State University freshman who prompted a campus lockdown when he shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapon charge, campus police said.

The man fired only once Wednesday night during some sort of dispute with two female students, Police Chief John Peach said. No one else was hurt.

The suspect, 24-year-old Quavaugntay Tyler of Cleveland, told police he had a gun because he'd previously been an armed robbery victim, Peach said. Tyler was taken into custody at a hospital where he sought treatment for his wounded hand.

Peach said the exact reason Tyler fired the weapon was not immediately clear. Tyler then fled to a residence hall to ask a friend for help in hiding the weapon before he went to the hospital, Peach said. The weapon was found and the friend has not been charged, according to the chief.

Tyler has been the subject of a campus theft investigation and was on probation from a separate theft case in a different jurisdiction, Peach said. He described Tyler as being cooperative with investigators.

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