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By The Associated Press • May 26, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Police: Man saved from overdose, avoids fatal crash next day

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Police said a man saved one day from an apparent drug overdose by a southwestern Michigan sheriff had been a passenger in a vehicle moments before a fatal crash the following day.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office said Devon Wellington was one of two individuals given Narcan on May 15 by Sheriff Richard Fuller.

Fuller was at a restaurant when he noticed two people apparently passed out in a vehicle. He called for help and joined a sheriff's deputy in administering Narcan, which is a drug that reverses overdoses.

The next day, Wellington was in a car being driven by 28-year-old Kevin Alleshouse of White Pigeon, but he exited the vehicle before it crashed. Alleshouse was killed.

The Sheriff's Office earlier reported that Alleshouse was given Narcan on May 15.

Teen pleads guilty after Michigan school threat arrest

PAW PAW (AP) — A 15-year-old student who was arrested in March after threatening violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has entered guilty pleas in the case.

The boy pleaded guilty this week to explosives and firearms charges. He earlier faced additional charges including making a terrorist threat.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 5. Van Buren County Prosecutor Michael Bedford said the court determined the case would be handled as a juvenile matter.

Authorities have said the Paw Paw High School student's family alerted authorities to the threat and investigators believed he had planned an attack at the school. Classes were canceled the day after his arrest as a precaution. A search of the high school determined it was safe.

Ex-village councilman to stand trial in fatal crash

CANTON TWP. (AP) — A former village councilman will stand trial in Wayne County Circuit Court in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed a Detroit-area couple.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reported that Michael Stack, 59, waived his preliminary examination Friday.

Stack is charged with two counts of reckless driving causing death and one count of having an open intoxicant in his vehicle.

Prosecutors have said 32-year-old Shannon McIntyre and 33-year-old Nicholas Pare, both of Wayne, were killed Dec. 12, 2017, on northbound I-275 in Canton Township when their vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling south.

Stack resigned Jan. 4 from the Wolverine Lake Village Council. Wolverine Lake is in Oakland County, northwest of Detroit.

Health advisory issued after northern Michigan sewage spill

ACME TWP. (AP) — A health advisory has been issued after more than 8,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into northern Michigan wetlands that are connected to Grand Traverse Bay.

The Grand Traverse County Health Department said the spill in Acme Township happened Tuesday and went into the wetlands that are connected via a creek to the bay's east arm.

The health department advised people to avoid part of Grand Traverse Bay in the immediate area, which doesn't include beaches. The advisory was issued ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, but it generally wasn't expected to affect recreation in the area that's popular with tourists.

Grand Traverse County officials said the spill came from a sewer main break and they diverted the flow away from the area to stop the leak.

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