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Florida Keys water under precautionary advisory

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Fire crews work to put out fire at Monroe County church

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Man’s body found in drainage ditch in Monroe County

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Florida Keys water under precautionary advisory
The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County on Monday issued an advisory for all public beaches throughout the island chain due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma. Spokeswoman Cammy Clark said in a news release that the advisory is precautionary, adding that swimming is not advised. Clark says four environmental teams will conduct tests to determine the water quality. Results from the tests will take about seven days   Read More ...
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Monroe County college digs deep for new heating, cooling system
What you need to know before school year begins in Michigan | 1:15 The day after Labor Day is the official start of the school year for most of Michigan's 1.5 million public school students. Detroit Free Press staff. Detroit weather for Sept. 5: Light rain possible | 0:25 Christopher Ilitch addresses Little Caesars Arena opening | 14:48 Lessons from summer vacation | 0:34 Detroit Jazz Festival can't-miss picks | 0:41 Artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, legends like Herbie Hancock, Benny Golson, Jack DeJohnette, Chucho Valdes and more will be present for the largest free-of-charge jazz festival in the North America   Read More ...
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Monroe County college flips switch on geothermal system
Monroe County Community College has switched to a geothermal system that could save the school an average of $275,000 a year in utility bills. Pipes in the ground carry water that is heated or cooled by the earth. The Monroe News says the new system is being used in buildings that were built in the 1960s or ’70s and needed upgrades for heating and air conditioning   Read More ...
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Lost Monroe dog’s reunion with owner ‘feel-good story’
Jasmine’s saga started out as an age-old doggy dilemma, but ended with a joyful, modern twist. The 13-year-old terrier/poodle mix had apparently scampered off from her family’s home in Monroe County this summer after appearing ill. Her owners assumed she was dead until a video circulated on social media last month showing the canine’s rescue near the Detroit Boat Club. Soon after, dog and “parents” were happily reunited   Read More ...
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21-year-old Monroe County woman wins $1.8 million Lotto 47 jackpot from Michigan Lottery
MONROE COUNTY, Mich. - A 21-year-old Monroe County woman won a $1.8 million Lotto 47 jackpot on a ticket she purchased with $2 from another lottery ticket. The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, matched all six Lotto 47 numbers drawn Aug. 16: 01-19-23-35-37-38. She bought her winning ticket at the Stop and Run, located at 2062 South Custer Road in Monroe   Read More ...
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Fire crews work to put out fire at Monroe County church
TEMPERANCE, Mich. - Fire crews are working to extinguish a massive fire that broke out at a church in Monroe County. The Bridgepoint Church in Temperance was fully engulfed in flames Saturday afternoon. The building is expected to be a total loss. Smoke could be seen from miles away as crews worked to salvage what they could. People snapped images of the church engulfed in flames. The fire was intense   Read More ...
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La-Z-Boy recalls power supplies
Monroe, Mich.-based La-Z-Boy Inc. is recalling about 2,500 power supplies. The units' covers can crack within the screw housing and break, causing the cover to detach and exposing electrical components, posing a shock hazard to users. Consumers should immediately stop using the power supplies to power the lift chairs and contact La-Z-Boy for a free replacement power supply. To reach La-Z-Boy, call 855-592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday   Read More ...
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La-Z-Boy recalls power supplies sold with lift chairs due to shock hazard
MONROE, Mich. - La-Z-Boy has recalled the power supplies that are sold with lift chairs distributed in Monroe due to a potential shock hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday. The lift chair's power-supply cover can crack within the screw housing and break, causing the cover to detach and exposing the power supply's electrical components, posing a shock hazard to others, the recall said. The recall involves   Read More ...
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Monroe-based Yanfeng Automotive Interiors laying off 321 employees
MONROE, Mich. - Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is making major job cuts to its Michigan workforce. The Monroe-based company says it is preparing to hand layoff notices to approximately 321 employees which include 9 salary and 312 hourly positions. Yanfeng says the layoffs will affect workers at its facilities located at 2200 Revard Road and at 1833 Frenchtown Center Drive, MI 48162. The company says the jobs will be permanently eliminated.   Read More ...
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Monroe police seek 16-year-old who ran away with 22-year-old Carleton man
MONROE COUNTY, Mich. - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 16-year-old Ash Township woman who is believed to be with a 22-year-old Carleton man. Sarah Sabrina Green was last seen Tuesday walking away from her home in the 2600 block of Ash Drive in the Flat Rock mobile home community, police said. Green is believed to be with Brandon Shusteric, of Carleton, police said. The pair are   Read More ...
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WATCH: 19-year-old newspaper owner leaves Fox News host Tucker Carlson speechless
Fox News host Tucker Carlson didn’t expect to be so impressed by an inexperienced Arkansas teenager seeking to make newspapers “great again.” “Why would you want to do this?” Carlson asked 19-year-old Hayden Taylor, the new owner of the Monroe County Herald, his hometown’s local newspaper. Taylor purchased the newspaper’s assets from former publisher Katie Jacques this week, but told Carlson it was “well within” what he could afford. “A   Read More ...
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Woman sentenced to life in 2002 slaying, dismemberment
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A California woman has been sentenced to life without parole in the killing and dismemberment of a northeastern Pennsylvania man more than 14 years ago. Forty-eight-year-old Stacy Britton of Twentynine Palm was sentenced Friday in Monroe County. A jury convicted her of first-degree murder in the July 2002 slaying of 46-year-old Robert Roudebush, whose charred remains were found in two burn barrels. Police allege Britton and   Read More ...
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Monroe County inmates to get use of tablets for video visits
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Monroe County Correctional Center is getting a technology infusion too boost opportunities for inmates to visit with family and friends. The Bloomington Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/2hYbIx1 ) reports inmates will get to use tablets for video chats with people outside the jail. The chats will be subject to per-minute charges, restrictions and surveillance. County Sheriff Braid Swain says it's affordable. The tablets will cost 15 cents a minute   Read More ...
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Monroe apartment fire displaces 6 families, crews work to douse fire
MONROE, Mich. - Six families have been displaced after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Monroe, the Monroe Fire Department said. The fire started around 5 a.m. Saturday morning in the basement of a resale shop on Monroe Street. Families living in the apartments above the store were evacuated and have been temporarily displaced. The fire department said they're unsure if the homes are a complete loss,   Read More ...
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Timber company wants sand plant in western Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a pair of sand processing facilities in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2iAhvVe ) Meteor Timber wants to build sand drying plant along Interstate 94 in Monroe County and a sand mine 14 miles away in neighboring Jackson County. Together the facilities would be valued at $65 million   Read More ...
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Timber company wants sand plant in western Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a sand processing facility in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2iAhvVe ) Meteor Timber wants to build sand drying plant along Interstate 94 in Monroe County and a sand mine in neighboring Jackson County. The project would eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands, much of which includes land   Read More ...
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Timber company wants sand plant in western Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A timber company subsidiary is looking to build a sand processing facility in western Wisconsin that would eliminate more than 16 acres of wetlands. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2iAhvVe ) Meteor Timber wants to build sand drying plant along Interstate 94 in Monroe County and a sand mine in neighboring Jackson County. The project would eliminate 16.6 acres of wetlands, much of which includes land   Read More ...
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DTE plant Fermi 2 gets license to operate until 2045
The Fermi 2 nuclear power plant owned by DTE Energy Co. on Friday was granted a renewed license to operate until 2045 in Monroe County's Frenchtown Township, according to the energy company. "This is excellent news for Monroe County and Michigan," said Paul Fessler, senior vice president and Chief Nuclear Officer at Fermi 2. "Continued operation of Fermi 2 ensures a consistent supply of clean, safe energy for our customers.   Read More ...
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Second person dies following Monroe Twp. house fire
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a 70-year-old man has died of injuries following a house fire in Monroe Township that also claimed the life of his 18-year-old grandson. The Monroe County sheriff’s department says Ruben Castorena had serious burns following the Tuesday blaze. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, where the department says he was pronounced dead Wednesday night. The department says Alex Johnson’s body   Read More ...
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Man dies 2 days after house fire in Monroe Township
Man dies 2 days after house fire in Monroe Township Posted: 6:33 AM, December 15, 2016 Updated: 10:30 AM, December 15, 2016 MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 70-year-old man has died two days after suffering injuries in a fire at a home in Monroe Township, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Five people were inside the home in the 14000 of Tiara Avenue when the fire started shortly after   Read More ...
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Monroe County officer's name to be carved on memorial wall
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A dozen years after his death, a Monroe County Jail sergeant will be honored by having his name carved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington. The Herald-Times ( ) reports the late Sgt. Bill Brand will join 20,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty whose names are etched into blue-gray marble at Judiciary Square. Brand's family   Read More ...
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Fight ends with Michigan man killing brother-in-law, self
FRENCHTOWN TOWSHIP -- Authorities say a fight at a home in southeastern Michigan ended with a man fatally shooting his brother-in-law before killing himself. The Monroe County sheriff’s department says it responded Wednesday night after the homeowner found the men unconscious on the basement floor of the home in Frenchtown Township. Investigators said a 61-year-old man who also lived in the home shot his 58-year-old brother-in-law before shooting himself. Names   Read More ...
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Monroe County officials: Drugs increase child services cases
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Monroe County officials say drug addiction has driven the rise of child abuse and neglect cases in the area. The Herald-Times ( ) reports there were 280 cases in Monroe County involving 430 children in need of services. Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates executive director Kristin Bishay says there's no data to illustrate the cause of the increase, but she believes there's a connection to   Read More ...
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Man’s body found in drainage ditch in Monroe County
Police are trying to identify the body of young man found in a drainage ditch in Frenchtown Township on Saturday. Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone in a statement on Sunday said the body of the man believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s was found partially submerged in the ditch at 5 p.m. north of the Monroe Public Schools administration building. Malone said the ditch is near   Read More ...
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