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Politics, The Law, Tragedy: April 2007

Last updated on Tuesday, January 1, 2008

(UNDATED) - Politics, the law and more tragedy were what defined April of 2007.

Buyer Supports Williams

Two days after April Fools Day, 4th District Congressman Steve Buyer gave Republican mayoral primary candidate Jean Williams the tip of his hat.

Williams would go on throughout the year and pick up several more endorsements from other Republican heavy hitters, but whether or not they helped is still up for debate.

Former Sheriff Investigated

Three days after that, state police detectives started looking in to allegations of dirty pool on the part of former sheriff Kent Hawkins as well as 2 of his family members.

Rumors had been floating about for a while about Hawkins and another man in the department engaging in official misconduct regarding firearms and other items of sheriff's department property.

The investigation is still underway and Hawkins isn't expected to face trial until sometime early next year.

East Oolitic Woman Murdered

Lawyers defending Gregory Nurrenberg would have their request for a mistrial denied in early April.

Nurrenberg faced charges of beating an East Oolitic woman to death.

Despite pleas of insanity, Nurrenberg would be convicted of murder and sent to jail.

Mayoral Candidates Face Off In Forum

The seven candidates running in Bedford's mayoral primary would square off in a forum April 17th.

Republicans Joe Klumpp, Jean Williams, Jack Butterfield, Sam Shaw and Jonathan Strygler would line up alongside Democrats Alan Craig and Tony Van Pelt, laying out their plans for the future of Bedford.

Judah Man Goes Missing

And finally a Judah man would go missing the day before the forum, and wouldn't be found for several days.

When conservation officers would find 65-year-old Opal Cobb, he would be dead from his fall into Salt Creek.

Stay tuned to for more of "2007, Everything You Needed To Know," and for the most local, up to date and relevant news in Bedford. The staff at 1340 AM WBIW wishes you and yours a fantastic new year.

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