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UPDATE: Belding Burger King burglar pleads guilty

A local man charged with robbing the Burger King restaurant near Belding last January has pleaded guilty to robbery and drug charges.

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JUST IN: Gowen man pinned in vehicle for hours after accident

A Gowen man was pinned in his vehicle for what may have been several hours following a collision Sunday morning.

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Funeral Notices for April 20, 2015

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

Greenville’s Haley Ferguson stretches but can’t reach the ball during her singles match against Kenowa Hills Thursday. - Daily News/Chip  Burch

Young Greenville tennis squad falls to Kenowa Hills

A young Greenville girls tennis team improved from their first match to their second, according to coach Cody Staup. The Yellow Jackets lost to Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills 5-3, but Staup still wasn’t too unhappy.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 16

Lakeview 5, Ithaca 3: The Wildcats picked up their second win of the season Thursday, beating the Yellowjackets in a makeup game. Lauren Pachaly had three goals and Brooke Reed added two goals and an assist…

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

During the Thursday Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting, attendees discussed the complexities of Proposal 1. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

COGG discusses the complexities of Proposal 1 during Thursday meeting

Here in Michigan, we are as proud of our potholes as our Legislature’s ability to concoct simple ballot language. Or are we? “I wish our Legislature would come up with ballot language that would be easy to understand,” Greenville Area Community Foundation President and CEO Alison Barberi said. “Complicated ballot language is not a new strategy by far.”

Mancino’s owner Debbie Sellers, left, and Parkinson’s support group leader Becki Hansen will be hosting an event to raise funding for research into the disease Monday at Mancino’s in downtown Greenville. The two are pictured with Sellers’ father-in-law, Lewis Walker, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Good food for a good cause at Mancino’s Parkinson’s benefit

Great strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, but there’s still a long way to go, according to local organizer and Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen. Funding for research is always in short supply, so Hansen and a few friends are doing their part to raise a little more.

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Funeral Notices for April 18, 2015

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