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Authorities: About two dozen guns stolen from Michigan shop

CASCADE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say four masked people broke into a gun shop in western Michigan and stole about two dozen handguns.

The break-in happened early Wednesday at Barracks 616 in Kent County's Cascade Township. Surveillance video showed the guns being taken.

An alarm alerted sheriff’s deputies to the break-in. The suspects fled in a white SUV that also was recorded on video.

Anyone with information on the break-in was asked to contact investigators.

The same gun shop was targeted in a 2017 break-in where 20 weapons were stolen.


Health officials confirm measles case in northern Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Health officials in northern Lower Michigan are urging people to watch for measles symptoms after a young woman who recently traveled to Ukraine was confirmed to have the highly contagious disease.

The Grand Traverse County Health Department says the unvaccinated woman returned to northern Michigan with measles and officials wouldn’t be surprised if additional cases are found.

She may have exposed people at a store, government office and health facilities in Traverse City from June 30 to July 4. The case is the 45th in the state this year.


Vermont seeks relief for detained children

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in seeking relief for immigrant children held in detention centers at the southern border.

Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Wednesday that he has filed a legal brief arguing that the federal government has failed to meet its legal requirement to hold children in “safe and sanitary” condition.

The state urges the court to grant the immigrant children immediate relief.

Donovan says “the treatment of children detained at border is contrary to the rule of law and it is un-American.” He added that it’s “a stain on our country.”

The action comes amid a worldwide outcry over conditions for children at facilities not meant to hold them longer than 72 hours.


Maine couple buys home that inspired ‘The Conjuring’

HARRISVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Maine couple has bought a Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the horror movie “The Conjuring.”

Cory Heinzen tells the Sun Journal in Maine that he’s heard doors opening, footsteps and knocks. He said the house in Harrisville, Rhode Island, is “very busy.”

The movie is based on the story of a family that lived in the farmhouse in the 1970s.

The previous owners said the 1736 farmhouse was indeed haunted — by trespassers hoping to get a glimpse thanks to the 2013 movie.

Heinzen, of Mexico, Maine, said he became interested in the paranormal while bivouacking at a Civil War battlefield and hearing screams and cannons. He and his wife bought the Rhode Island home last month and hope to open it to visitors and investigators later this year.

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