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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials have confirmed the West Nile Virus has been found in a northern Michigan horse and a mid-Michigan turkey flock. The disease affects humans and animals. Symptoms in horses include stumbling, tremors, facial paralysis, impaired vision and seizures. Officials say there hasn't been a human case of the virus this season.

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Chicago-bound Amtrak train hit a car that got stuck on tracks in southwestern Michigan. No injuries are reported following the crash last night in Kalamazoo County's Oshtemo Township. Sheriff's Deputy Ron Kelly says the car had tried to use a crossing that was closed for maintenance when it got stuck.

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) - A long-distance swimmer from Michigan is hoping to start a new Labor Day tradition next year with a swim across the Straits of Mackinac. Jim Dreyer is serving as event director of the 2015 Mighty Mac Swim. He says the swim will take place alongside the annual Bridge Walk.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) - A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a recreational soccer player. The event honoring John Bieniewicz is Saturday at Compuware Arena in Plymouth. Bassel Saad is awaiting trial on a second-degree murder charge in connection with Bieniewicz's death.

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