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ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begin testing about 150 residential water wells near a combat training center for possible contamination. The department and the Michigan National Guard released information at a public meeting Wednesday on the newly discovered perfluorinated chemicals at Alpena's Combat Readiness Training Center. An agency official says they detected perfluorinated chemicals at five wells on the base. Testing is expected to begin in November.

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a rock thrown from a highway overpass smashed a windshield and killed a 32-year-old man in Michigan's Genesee County. The incident occurred Wednesday night in Vienna Township, 80 miles north of Detroit. The sheriff's office says a car was southbound on Interstate 75 when it was hit. The victim was a passenger.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Helen J. DeVos is being remembered in Michigan for her work as an advocate and philanthropist. Gov. Rick Snyder says in a statement Thursday that her "steadfast commitment to helping others can be seen every day in many ways," especially at the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids that's named in recognition of her philanthropy. She also was a supporter of Christian education and the arts. She died Wednesday.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's unemployment benefits agency would assess smaller penalties on jobless workers who committed fraud under newly introduced bipartisan legislation. The change is included in bills unveiled Thursday. They're a response to the state falsely accusing thousands of people of fraud. Michigan now prohibits fraud determinations based solely on computer-identified discrepancies. But legislators want other improvements.

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