Hope College names exec as president
Holland — Hope College has selected an alumnus, governing board member and financial advisory firm executive as the next president of the western Michigan school.
Hope officials announced Friday that Matthew Scogin will become the Holland-based Christian college’s 14th president starting July 1. He succeeds Dennis Voskuil, who has been interim president since John Knapp’s departure in July 2017.
Scogin, 39, is chief administrative officer of Perella Weinberg Partners in New York.
Road rage shooting reported on I-275
Michigan State Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident reported Friday on Interstate 275 in western Wayne County.
A driver told investigators he was northbound between I-96 and Eight Mile about 2:40 a.m. when another motorist started tailgating him.
“The suspect and victim reached speeds of up to 100 mph before any shots were fired,” state officials said in a statement. “The victim heard approximately nine shots being fired while the suspect vehicle was traveling behind him.”
The victim told state police there were two men inside a gray, newer model Chrysler 200 with the number 9 on it and a decal on the rear window, according to a news release.
16-year-old charged in athletic center death
A 16-year-old Wayne resident was arraigned Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Ypsilanti man at the HYPE Athletic Center in Wayne last month.
Antoine Perry was charged as an adult surrounding the shooting, which occurred around 5:20 p.m. Nov. 26 outside the HYPE Center, in the 6300 block of Howe. He was charged with felony murder, armed robbery and two counts of felony firearm.
The shooting allegedly was over a marijuana purchase, officials say. The victim was found in the lobby of the HYPE building with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.