WBCK News Roundup
Baby Killer Sentenced
A Battle Creek man could spend up to 70 years in prison beating his girlfriend's baby to death. DePaul Brown was sentenced Friday morning to between 37 and 70 years in prison. He was arrested last August at a North Avenue apartment. An autopsy showed 17-month-old Jaleah Boyd died from blunt force trauma.
Kalamazoo Teen Killing- Sunday would have been Michael Day's 14th birthday. Now three men are charged with firing the gunshots that ended his life in Kalamazoo on Monday. 23 year old Octavius Snell is charged with two counts of felony use of a firearm and drug possession charges. He’s in the Kalamazoo County Jail on a $150,000 bond. 15-year-old Victor Manuel Garay also faces gun charges in the slaying and could be charged as an adult. Police also think 18-year-old Rashad Perez also fired gunshots towards the 1800 block of Race Street where Day was standing. Police say the gunfire erupted following arguing and fighting between a large group of people.
A visitation for Michael Day is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Vanguard Church in Kalamazoo. Day's funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday in Fulton at the Potawatomi Community Center. Day's family also is planning to hold a rally at 6 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Hays Park Avenue and Race Street.
Bozell Still Being Sought
Battle Creek Police continue the search for 27 year old Richard Bozell, and the charge is expected to soon change from attempted murder to homocide. Sargeant Jim Martens tells WBCK that the Tianna Hunt’s sister says she’ll be taken off life support and is not expected to survive. Police ask you to call Silent Observer if you have information about Bozell’s whereabouts. He is still considered armed and dangerous. Hunt was shot in the chest last Friday night at a party on Kendall Street. Investigators say Hunt and Bozell were seen arguing before the shooting.
Detroit's emergency manager warns that a complex package of nearly $1 billion in possible aid could unravel unless city employees and retirees approval a pension deal. Kevyn Orr says $195 million in upfront state money still has to be approved by state senators. And he worries city workers and retirees voting on a related deal to cut their pensions will make a "protest vote" or be influenced by creditors trying to undermine the agreement.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help finding 72-year-old Beverly Gant Greene. She was reported missing and was last seen in Battle Creek on I-194 heading into downtown near Dickman Road on Thursday. Police say Greene has the early onset of dementia. She was following her former husband driving in a silver 2012 Chevy Malibu.
Baby Hurt in Crash
A 3-month-old baby is one of three people that were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Galesburg Thursday night. Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection of East MN Avenue and South 38th Street around 10pm. The baby was found in one of the vehicles that rolled after being struck. Both drivers were thrown from their vehicles. All three are at Bronson-Kalamazoo and expected to recover. The investigation continues, as speed is believed to be a factor and both drivers were not wearing their seatbelts.
The University of Michigan will play a leading role in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. The $30 million joint initiative between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense will enhance the safety of student-athletes and service members. The investigation will be the largest ever of its type, offering critical insight to the risks, treatment and management of concussion.
Kingman Closed this Weekend
Kingman Museum is unexpectedly closed for the weekend, after a water main break. The museum says they’ll re-open on Tuesday.
New Troopers Take Oath
The Michigan State Police has 82 new troopers. They graduated yesterday during a Lansing ceremony attended by Governor Rick Snyder. The troopers will report for duty next week at posts all over Michigan.
A Livingston County high school student is suspended for next year after administrators say the student allegedly poisoned his math teacher. Fowlerville High School teacher Mary Aldeco experienced severe stomach pains along with debilitating headaches that kept her out of school since May 15th. School officials found that the student had been putting Visine in her coffee for a five-day period. The student's name has not been released, and the incident is under investigation.
Bridge a Step Closer
A federal judge won't stop the Coast Guard from issuing a permit for a new Michigan-Canada bridge. That's a defeat for the private owners of the Ambassador Bridge. Governor Rick Snyder and Canada are trying to build a bridge over the Detroit River that would compete with the Ambassador Bridge. Canada is willing to pay for it and be reimbursed through tolls.
No Appeal on Conyers
Michigan election officials say they won't appeal a decision that puts Congressman John Conyers on the August primary ballot. Last week, a federal judge said a Michigan law on nominating petitions is similar to an Ohio law that was found unconstitutional in 2008. The Democratic congressman had enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, but many were deemed invalid because of problems with some people who collected the signatures. The 85-year-old Conyers has been in Congress since 1965.
Janitor Hurt in Food Fight
A janitor is among the injured after a food fight by seniors on their last day at an Ann Arbor high school. Spokeswoman Liz Margolis says the food fight Friday at Skyline High School involved water, baby oil and shaving cream. A janitor who slipped was taken to a hospital. Several students had minor injuries from slipping on the floor. The pranks this week included putting the school for sale on Craigslist.org and releasing bouncy balls throughout the building. Those were viewed as harmless. But Margolis says it's "really disappointing" that seniors chose a food fight on their last day.
Jeopardy Chick Wins Again
Julia Collins can count another "Jeopardy!" victory and another milestone. The TV game show said Collins won her 20th game Friday, putting her alone in second place for most consecutive non-tournament victories. The top "Jeopardy!" player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $2.5 million in prize money. The 31-year-old Collins already has set a record as the winningest female "Jeopardy!" contestant ever, both in money and number of games.
10-13-42-43-62, Mega Ball: 2
Estimated jackpot: $173 million
Man Arrested After Robbery
A 54-year-old man was arrested early Friday after he tried to rob a fast food employee. Battle Creek Police say it happened at the Burger King in the 15-hundred block of West Michigan. A 37-year-old employee tells police the suspect demanded cash and his bag. The victim stated he had a knife and refused, and the suspect ran away. Police found him a short time later in a nearby parking lot and deposited him in the Calhoun County Jail.
GALESBURG BANK ROBBERY
Kalamazoo County Deputies continue to look for two men who robbed the PNC Bank in Galesburg on Thursday. It happened about 2 in the afternoon, when a man entered the bank on Michigan Avenue, armed with a pistol, and demanded cash. He made off with a small amount of cash in a midsize blue sedan, driven by another man, which had been parked in the Galesburg United Methodist parking lot. The robber is described as a black male in his 20’s, standing around 6 feet tall, with a slim build, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, brown ball cap, and aviator sunglasses.
In WBCK Sports…
Tigers 6, Seattle 2
The Detroit Tigers play game two with the Seattle Mariners tonight at 9:45pm on WBCK.