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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Kokomo, Indiana? 20 Days after shooting Cierra Jackson remains in critical condition by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune instead of celebrating Jay wests birthday dec. 16, his family and friends were getting ready to Bury the father of three. On dec. 16, 2014, we were supposed to be celebrating jays 32nd birthday Jessica steel wests oldest Niece said on the stand Friday Dur ing the sentencing for Luther Riddell. Instead we were making funeral arrange ments she said with tears in her eyes. A jury convicted Riddell last month in Howard Superior court 4 of stabbing Jay West to death on his birthday outside of Riddells Home in the 1700 Block of Dodge Street. He was ripped away from us on the most important Day of his life she said. Jessica steel along with her father Floyd steel represented the family during the sentencing. My Little brother was a Good father Floyd steel said on the stand. His kids always had a Good Christmas and birthdays As Floyd continued to talk about the devastating loss of his brother Riddell who was hand cuffed and shackled tried to get up and leave the courtroom. Ism getting 50 years and ism 46, Riddell said after deputies restrained him in his seat next to his attorney Rodney Shrock. I dont want to be Here. With that outburst judge George Hopkins told Riddell to be quiet and stay seated. Floyd steel then continued his testimony. Like i said my brother was a Good father. He did not deserve this steel said. Steel concluded by asking Hopkins to hand Down the maximum sentence for Riddell. He should never be free again. Howard county prosecutor Mark Mccann also urged the judge to give Riddell the maximum punishment of 65 years. Peru the Miami county sheriffs department drug sniffing dog has an extra layer of Protection thanks to a donation from a Charity in Massachusetts. K-9 Aik received a new ballistic Vest from the non profit vested interest in k-9s, which provides Law enforcement dogs nationwide with protective body Armor. The Vest which is valued at $1,050, provides Bullet and Stab Protection for Aik the organization said. The non profit was established in 2009 to assist Law enforcement Agen cies by donating lifesaving body Armor to their four legged k9 officers. Since it was established the group has spent Over $1.3 million in donations to provide More than 1,400 Law enforcement dogs in 49 states with protective vests. The Charity is donating the vests in memory of k9 Kye of the Oklahoma City police department who died from Stab wounds after pursuing and subduing a burglary suspect. All the vests will be embroidered with the sentiment in memory of k9 Kye Oklahoma City police depart ment. The Miami county sheriffs depart ment purchased Aik last year. Vol. 164, no. 312 classified c5-c10 comics b2 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1, b3, b4 weather late storms High 84 Low 62 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by autumn Ricketts Pope of the people local Page a6 life & style Page c1 in local Security threat causes lock Down at Community Howard to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside $1.00kokomotribune.com saturday july 11, 2015 Kokomo Tribune follow us on Eriks credit approval process will help you get in to a new Chevrolet Call Randy Bush at 765-457-8333 for pre approval today 1800 s. Reed Road / Highway 931 in Kok Mowe believe in you 2130 w. Sycamore Street Kokomo 765 450-7873 Evan Jones band saturday july 11th 710 . Live music the victim of wednesdays fatal traffic crash at Indiana 213 and Indiana 28 in Tipton county was identified As Leydi Noemi Lopez Gomez of Sharpsville. Tipton county sheriff Tony Frawley released Gomezs name Early Friday after the family had been notified. Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash was going South on 213 when she ran the Stop sign and collided with a Chevrolet 3500 flatbed truck travelling West on Indiana 28. A passenger in Gomezs truck Olga Monteil 39, Windfall was also injured. She was taken to in Tipton Hospital and later taken to methodist Hospital in India Napolis where she was in stable condition Frawley said. The Driver of the Chevy Joshua Owens 28, Marion was treated and released with minor injuries. A passenger in his vehicle Derek Brown 28, Gas City suffered a hip injury and was listed in stable condition at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis Frawley said. Mike Fletcher can be reached at 765-454-8565 or by email at . Shooting victim Cierra Jackson is still in the Hospital in critical condition and her Grandfather does not want the people responsible for her injuries or anyone else to forget she is struggling for her life. These shooters Are still run Ning wild and thatus a shame with my granddaughter up there fighting for her life said Barry Moore or. Jackson 19, has been at me Morial Hospital of South Bend since june 20, when she was shot in the Back at about 12 59 . At North Jay and East Monroe streets. Updates to a Stop the violence its a movement face Book Page dedicated to Jackson see shooting / / Page a6 Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune convicted Howard county sheriff deputies Lead Luther Riddell out of the courthouse june 11, after a jury found him guilty of murdering Jay West last year. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison on Friday. See murder / / Page a6 victim in Tipton fatal crash idd Grandfather to witnesses work with the police ? three others also injured in Accident by Mike Fletcher Kokomo Tribune the world War ii tank in Foster Park could be getting a Facelift soon thanks to an area veterans group. Jerry Paul president of the Howard county veterans memorial corp., launched a funding Campaign this week to raise funds to clean and paint the tank which has been a Kokomo icon for the past 57 years. Like All icons sometimes we for get our past and now the past has come Back for our help Paul said of the tank. Contributions to the restore our tank Campaign will help the corporation have the tank stripped acid washed primed and painted. In addition Paul said he wants to put in new landscaping around the tank to make it More appealing. This will be a major Effort from All our veterans and patriots to bring this piece of history Back to its former glory Paul said. Veterans group to restore the Foster Park tank Charity donates ballistic Vest to Miami county k-9 officer ? Vest will provide Bullet Stab Protection for k-9 Aik by Mike Fletcher Kokomo Tribune by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune 70 years convicted killer Luther Riddell sentenced for murder of Jay West by Mike Fletcher Kokomo Tribune submitted photo k-9 officer k-9 Aik received a new ballistic Vest from the non profit vested interest in k-9s, which provides Law enforcement dogs nationwide with protective body Armor. History this m4a3e8 Sherman tank was one of a few thousand produced in late 1944 in Michigan. See Cannon / / Page a6 Tae gun Kim Kokomo Tribune

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