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Michigan monitors 8 for Ebola virus

Health officials in Michigan are currently monitoring eight people in the state for the deadly Ebola virus, the Detroit News reports.

So far, none have shown symptoms. The identities and location of the individuals being monitored in Michigan were not released in respect of privacy for the individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requests individuals who were at risk of exposure to the virus to be actively monitored for 21 days since the last potential exposure.

Detroit mother arrested after young son finds gun, shoots self

A mother is under arrest on Detroit’s west side after her 4-year-old boy received a gunshot wound in their home. The boy, Jaylen Lum, is being treated at the hospital in temporary serious condition. It happened around 10 p.m. Monday in the 6200 block of Minock, which is near the intersection of Evergreen and Ford roads.

Latasha Lum told police she was sleeping when her child somehow was able to get the gun off of her. She told police her gun was on her hip lodged in a holster. When the child got the gun, it went off and he was shot in the thigh. Police have taken the mother into custody on child neglect charges after questioning her for several hours. Police say the child told authorities he found the gun on a table, not on the mother’s holster.

The child’s uncle, Joshua Wilson, says Latasha is a hard worker who works midnights and that she usually keeps everything protected. Jaylen is expected to recover. When he is released from the hospital, he’s expected to stay in the custody of his maternal grandmother.

Autistic man found in caged bed; 2 arrested

Authorities have arrested a man and woman after finding a 19-year-old man with autism locked in a caged bed. Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson says a deputy answering a civil dispute call Oct. 20 found him in a bedroom at a home in Paris Township, 90 miles north of Detroit. Investigators say the cage’s door was chained shut. Hanson says deputies arrested 65-year-old Karen Tolin and 66-year-old Timothy Tonlin on Monday evening. They’ve been charged with unlawful imprisonment and vulnerable adult abuse charges.

Search underway for missing Monroe County woman

The family of a missing 22-year-old Monroe County woman is pleading with the public to help bring her home. Chelsea Bruck’s family hasn’t heard from her since Saturday night when she left for a Halloween Party on Post Road in Frenchtown Township.

Bruck was last seen wearing a “Poison Ivy” costume consisting of black pants and a leaf-covered top. Family members and police have been searching by foot, ATV and by air throughout the area. Tuesday night friends and family plastered fliers all over town as they prayed for Chelsea Bruck’s return.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released a composite sketch of a man they want to talk to about Bruck’s disappearance. Investigators said a witness reported seeing Bruck around 3 a.m. Sunday with the man. He is described as white with medium length dark hair, a thin mustache, and had facial hair. He was wearing a plain black hooded sweatshirt with no visible logo and black framed eyeglasses.Leannda said her daughter lives at home and is a waitress at Olga’s Kitchen. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bruck or knows the man in the sketch is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7700 or Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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