DAYTON, OHIO (WKZO) -- A traveling salesman who has a family and lives in Plainwell has been shot to death in Dayton, Ohio.
Police in Dayton say 42-year old Allen Lindeman was shot twice during an apparent robbery in the apartment of a friend on Leo Street late Saturday Night. Police say two men forced their way in. Police Sgt. Clarence West says Lindeman liked to attend Pool Tournaments while he was on the road.
He says that’s where he may have been targeted by robbers.The only description released of the gunmen describes them as two younger black males, one in a blue hoodie and the other in a gray hoodie.
UNDATED (WKZO) -- Grass Carp are not the Bighead and Silver Carp that have invaded the Mississippi River and are threatening the Great Lakes but Grass Carp are a similar species and for the first time, they have been found breeding in a tributary of Lake Erie. They found four of them and they were all born and raised in the Sandusky River. While Grass Carp eat water plants and do not pose the same threat as their nastier cousins, Researchers say they do present ominous proof that if the other two Carp ever did get in the Great Lakes, they could survive and multiply.
WASHINGTON D.C. (WKZO) --The President has agreed to delay the due date for people to sign up for healthcare coverage one month, ostensibly because of the rocky start for the website. Instead of March 1st of next year, it will be March 31st.Cong. Fred Upton is proposing what he is calling the “Keep Your Health Plan Act”. Any plans that were in effect on January 1st of this year, would remain in effect next year.Upton says a lot of people have been receiving notices that their policies will be canceled at the end of the year. He says that’s not what the President Promised. Proponents of the healthcare plan say most of those plans provided only skimpy coverage and those folks will get better deals in the Healthcare Marketplace. Upton claims they are being forced to get more than they want. Upton’s bill may pass the House but will likely die in the Senate.
DETROIT (WKZO) --Monday may have been the biggest day yet for drama in the Detroit bankruptcy hearings. First on the stand in the morning was Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. He testified its either bankruptcy or a “free fall crisis” for the city.In the afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder took the stand, the first time a sitting Governor has testified in such a way, but almost all of this is new.Attorneys for the Union says the pensions are protected by the state constitution and the Governor should have taken them off the table.Snyder said he did not want to get in the way of the process and left it to the court to decide. He also evaded a number of questions, citing attorney-client privilege or saying he didn’t recallAbout 100 protestors marched outside, most of them workers and pensioners. They will take more testimony today from Orr and then take the rest of the week off and take more testimony next week. A decision is expected in Mid-November.
DEARBORN (WKZO) -- Drivers have seen the average gas price drop 17.2 cents this past week and Nancy Cain of Triple A thinks the trend could actually continue thru the Holloween Weekend. She says perhaps they will continue to drop through Christmas if we are good boys and girls, or even if we are not.AAA Michigan reports. Michigan’s current statewide average is $3. 295 per gallon, that’s 16.4 cents less than this same time last year.You simply can’t do a story about gas prices without adding the caveat that a blown gasket at a refinery or in the middle east, or major terrorist incident anywhere could send prices back up.
DETROIT (WKZO) --How good is Miguel Cabrera?. Despite suffering a groin injury with two months to go in the season, that the Tigers Organization now says will require surgery, the Detroit 3rd basemen has been named the Top offensive player in the American League.They call it the Hank Aaron Award and Paul Goldschmidt of Arizona won it in the National League.It’s not the Triple-Crown, but Cabrera still led the majors with .348 batting average, trailing only Baltimore’s Chris Davis for homers and RBI’s.