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The U.S. Geological Survey now says the earthquake on Tuesday in Michigan that followed a meteor lighting up the night sky, was centered somewhere between Ann Arbor and East Lansing.  The epicenter of the 2.0 magnitude quake was also not far from where some reports say meteorite may be found.  NASA now says the Howell area, south of Lansing, is a good place to look for space rocks.

Davenport University says it is closing a West Michigan campus for four days over concerns of norovirus.  The Kent County Health Dept. says 100 students have experienced symptoms consistent with norovirus.  The Davenport W.A. Lettinga campus will close Wednesday afternoon through Sunday.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters is shooting down speculation that he may run for governor this year. Despite the urging of Mayor Mike Duggan, Peters told reporters at the auto show in Detroit that he's focused on his current job. 

Kalamazoo residents are warning against a contractor who allegedly takes payments and disappears before doing the work. Several similar complaints accuse Duane Hensley of charging hundreds of dollars upfront, then never showing up to the job.

Jeep has unveiled its newly redesigned 2019 Cherokee SUV at the North American International Auto Show. The front of the vehicle received a complete change with the removal of the "three stack" headlight design and new seven-slot front grille.


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MSP SEEKING HELP ON DURAND ARMED ROBBERY
Local Gas Station Robbed By Man With Weapon
Updated at 11:00am 1/6/18 - Posted by Durand Now at 9:16am 1/6/18
Michigan State Police

The Valero Gas Station on Lansing Road in Durand was robbed at knife point on December 30, 2017, at approximately 3:28am.  The suspect was wearing a mask and fled the scene. 

The lone suspect entered the gas station demanding money.  After robbing the gas station the suspect fled the scene on foot.  MSP K9 tracked the suspect but he was not located. 

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DURAND GRAD INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF ACADEMY OF DOCTORS OF AUDIOLOGY
Dr. Alicia Spoor Owns, Operates Maryland-based Designer Audiology, LLC
Posted by Durand Now at 6:50pm 1/20/18
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The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), is pleased to announce that Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D., of Highland, Maryland, began her one-year term as ADA President on January 1, 2018.

“Dr. Spoor’s commitment to service, leadership, and mentoring is rivaled only by her passion for audiology,” said ADA Executive Director, Stephanie Czuhajewski, CAE. “ADA and its members will be exceedingly well-represented during her tenure!”

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