Baker Col­lege to close some cam­puses

The Detroit News - - METRO - Staff and wire reports

Flint Town­ship — Baker Col­lege plans to close sev­eral of its Michi­gan cam­puses as part of a con­sol­i­da­tion ef­fort that’s de­signed to strengthen its fu­ture ed­u­ca­tional of­fer­ings.

The Flint Jour­nal reports the school said Thurs­day it plans to close its Flint Town­ship cam­pus by the end of Au­gust 2020 and move op­er­a­tions to its Owosso cam­pus. The col­lege also plans to move op­er­a­tions from Allen Park, Auburn Hills, and Clin­ton Town­ship to a flag­ship Detroit-area lo­ca­tion.

In a state­ment, the school said brick-and­mor­tar cam­puses “are evolv­ing.” With the shift, the col­lege “will be able to com­bine re­sources and stu­dent bod­ies re­sult­ing in a more fo­cused, stream­lined en­ter­prise for the next cen­tury.”

Af­fected stu­dents will get schol­ar­ship pack­ages.

Baker Col­lege traces its roots back more than 100 years to Flint.

Po­lice probe fa­tal stab­bing in Hazel Park

Hazel Park — Po­lice ar­rested a man Fri­day in con­nec­tion with the stab­bing death of his 37-yearold girl­friend.

Hazel Park Po­lice said they re­sponded to a wel­fare check in the 23000 block of Hughes early Fri­day and found the vic­tim dead. Ear­lier, au­thor­i­ties said the uniden­ti­fied vic­tim called po­lice to tell them that “her boyfriend was act­ing sus­pi­cious.”

The mur­der weapon was re­cov­ered not far from the scene. Po­lice have not iden­ti­fied the 36-year-old sus­pect.

2 charged in Oak­land Costco jewel heist

Com­merce Town­ship — Two Detroit men were charged Fri­day in con­nec­tion with a smash-and­grab jew­elry theft at a Costco store in Com­merce Town­ship.

Ja­juan Profit, 18, and Raphael Sim­mons, 17, were ar­raigned in 52-1 Dis­trict Court in Novi.

Profit was charged with flee­ing and elud­ing po­lice, re­sist­ing ar­rest and armed rob­bery. All three crimes are felonies. Sim­mons was charged with re­sist­ing ar­rest and armed rob­bery.

The armed rob­bery charge car­ries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.

Po­lice say one of the men al­legedly used an ax and the other used a sledge­ham­mer to shat­ter a dis­play case on Mon­day and take the mer­chan­dise from the store be­fore flee­ing in a Nis­san Sen­tra.

West Bloom­field Town­ship po­lice of­fi­cers spot­ted the car, which was re­ported stolen from Wayne County, and tried to stop it.

The vehicle drove through the back yards of homes un­til it struck the side of a house and hit a tree. The men then fled on foot.

Po­lice were able to ar­rest one of the men, but the other es­caped, of­fi­cials said. He was later seen walk­ing near a road­way and taken into cus­tody.

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