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UPDATE: Partition falls on young girl at Gwinn High School

UPDATE, 9/4/15: Police say they received notification around 6:15 a.m. Friday that four-year-old Amarah Filizetti passed away from her injuries received in the accident in Gwinn High School Thursday. The investigation into the accident is ongoing. The family of Amarah asks for privacy at this time. __________ GWINN, MI-- A four-year-old girl has been seriously injured in an accident at Gwinn High School. Forsyth Township Police say Thursday around 10:15 a.m. they were called to the high...
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Meth dump found in Alger County cemetery

MUNISING, MI-- A meth dump site has been found in Munising. City Police say the site was discovered around 8 a.m. Thursday on the southern end of Maple Grove Cemetery. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team was called in to gather evidence and clean up hazardous materials. Anyone with information regarding the meth site is asked to call Munising Police at 387-2275, or the Alger County Sheriff’s Department at 387-7027.
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It's one of those good news/bad news stories. A study in the medical journal The Lancet found that people around the world — in countries rich, poor and in the middle — are living longer. But here's the rub. You can't count on living those extra years in good health.

These Are The People Who Haul Our Food Across America

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Chefs may now be celebrities, farmers our food heroes, and small-batch producers worthy of culinary canonization. Yet the workers who make up one of the largest groups in the American food system rarely get a mention: truckers.

"When you sit down to eat at the table, give a little thought to how this food got to your house. In most cases, it's been in the back of a trailer, driven for some distance by one of America's truckers," says Todd Dills, senior editor of Overdrive Magazine.

Funeral services were held Friday for slain Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. He was shot to death a week ago as he pumped gas into his police car. Police called it "an unprovoked execution-style killing."

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More than 1,000 weary Syrian refugees were greeted with food and applause at the Austrian border after arriving by busloads from a long, chaotic journey through Hungary.

Some of the refugees had walked westward for hours on Friday after officials refused to let them board a train at a Budapest rail station. They had covered up to 30 miles on foot — about one third of the way to the border — before the Hungarian government supplied buses to carry them. Authorities in Germany and Austria agreed to accept them.

Seeing no other options to help get her brother Abdullah's family out of Syria and to safety, Teema Kurdi sent him money to get them onto a smuggler's boat that would take them to Greece.

"We actually would say we encouraged them to go, because his brother made it, and there was no other hope," he told NPR's Rachel Martin in an emotional interview. "We don't see the war ending in Syria; life in Turkey is hopeless."

Editor's Note: This report contains a racial slur.

A new play reveals some little-known history about the land that became New York City's Central Park: People used to live there.

Beginning in 1825, about 300 people — mainly free African-Americans — lived in a village that spanned a portion of the park's 843 acres in Manhattan, between 82nd and 89th streets, east of Central Park West. It was called Seneca Village.

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The British prime minister today eased his position on admitting Syrian refugees to the United Kingdom. David Cameron spoke of Britain's moral responsibility.

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It was a sad day in Houston, as the family, friends and colleagues of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth attended his funeral Friday. In an apparent attempt to ease their grief, a couple who were at the gas station where Goforth was killed came forward Friday to tell the family that after he was attacked, they had sat with the deputy to wait for help.

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