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Teen Drowns Celebrating Not End of the World

Tragic end for Anthony Alexander Johnson, 18

(Newser) - A Michigan teenager is missing and presumed drowned after he leaped from a bridge with friends to celebrate a day of rapture that never came. Anthony Alexander Johnson, 18, jumped into the Kalamazoo River with four pals, but was quickly overcome by the fast-moving current. "Save him, someone save... More »

840,000 Gallons of Oil Leak Into Michigan River

Kalamazoo feeds into Lake Michigan

(Newser) - A pipeline that normally sends oil from Griffith, Indiana, to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, sprang a leak Monday. What started in a small tributary has now reached the Kalamazoo River, and the oil—about 840,000 gallons spilled—could reach Lake Michigan this weekend. Volunteers are mobilizing to save local wildlife.... More »

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