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Doctor positive with Ebola in New York City is Wayne State alum
A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus in New York City according to officials and published reports.
Dr. Craig Spencer who recently returned to the United States from Doctors Without Borders and returned from one of the three West African countries afflicted with the disease within the past 21 days.
Spencer attended Wayne State University from 2003 to 2008. Officials were contacted after he reported a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a statement from the commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The patient was transported to Bellevue Hospital in New York by a specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
Boy, 7, dies malnourished, bruised; mom, boyfriend arrested
The family of 7-year-old Immanuel Foster is devastated after learning the boy died likely from child abuse. Police say his step grandfather Cory Rimson, who Immanuel and two other children were staying with inside a Detroit home on Richton, claims Immanuel woke him up around 5 a.m. because he was vomiting.
He called EMS, but by the time the child got to Henry Ford Hospital, he was already dead. Doctors believed there was more to the story and called police. The young boy was not enrolled in school and sources say living in deplorable conditions. Feces was found throughout the home and police say Immanuel had bruises and abrasions all over his body
He was also extremely malnourished. Evidence technicians took a belt from the house, believed to be used to beat the boy. Rimson’s father said his son would get after Immanuel for eating raw food in the house.
Cory Rimson, 28, and the boys’ mother, Victoria Foster, 32, have been arrested in connection to the boys’ death. Fox 2 was told Foster left her three children with Rimson on Sept. 15 so she could pursue a new job in Saginaw and hasn’t been back since.
Person in custody after woman’s body found in Westland home
Police say they have a person of interest after a woman was found dead inside her home in Westland. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Rachel Watson.
Watson’s boss became concerned when she didn’t show up for work on Wednesday, and police say her family was called to her home to check on her. Her body was discovered in the basement just before midnight. Watson’s home is located in the 34000 block of Avondale, which is near S. Wildwood Avenue. She was renting the home with her four children, who police say were inside when family came looking for Watson.
Police say the children did not know where their mother was, so they are likely unaware of what happened. The children range in age from 1 to 12 years old. Fox 2 reports the person of interest, whose identity is not known at this time, was caught at Grand River and Bagley. Raj also reports several sources say the woman had indicated to her coworkers that she was being followed or being stalked by her ex-boyfriend.
Police search for flashers targeting women in Bloomfield Township
Bloomfield Township Police say a possible pair of flashers are targeting women near a string of businesses at the northwest corner of Telegraph and Maple. The first incident happened on October 13. Detectives say a man described as a white male, in his 30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130 pounds with short hair approached a woman and exposed himself.
But the flasher or flashers weren’t done. Police say a second woman was flashed around noon on October 20.The woman called 9-1-1. Police rushed to the scene, located a possible suspect and questioned him, but no arrests have been made. Police believe the two incidents may not be related.
An increased police presence suggests the flasher may attack again. A Trader Joe’s employee told 7 Action News they are escorting female co-workers to and from the parking lot during their shifts. Bloomfield Township police are asking for the public’s help. If you have any information, please call police at 248-433-7755.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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