"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies
FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Jim Weatherly speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Weatherly, who wrote hit songs like Midnight Train to Georgia," has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell and Ray Price, has died. Gladys Knight & The Pips won Grammy Awards for their performances of “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us” in 1974. AdWeatherly, a Mississippi native, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 and the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014.
Father of 3 killed in shooting on Detroits west side
DETROIT The 29-year-old father of three young children was killed early Saturday morning on Detroits west side, near the intersection of Plymouth and Greenfield roads. Family and friends gathered at the spot where Bryan White was killed to pray and embrace each other. He was an amazing father, Harris said. His friends described him as an outgoing and kind man killed in a senseless shooting. Even if you didnt know him, if you heard his laugh you would laugh, Harris said.