Category Archives: WJR News

JP Morgan Sends More Money To Detroit

JPMorgan Chase is increasing its investment for Detroit-based small businesses run by minorities. The bank is adding $50 million to the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, bringing the total to $200 million, the company announced Wednesday. The fund was established in 2014 with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Detroit Development Fund to help the city’s…

Celebs, Pros Team to Help Kick-off Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT, Michigan (June 25, 2019) ~ Big names from the worlds of both entertainment and sports converged Tuesday at The Detroit Athletic Club for the 313 Challenge, a celebrity golf scramble that kicked off the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Participants were divided into three teams, each led by a PGA pro. Team Fowler was led by five-time…

Greektown Confrontation Charges Against Cops

A preliminary exam is scheduled for today for two Detroit police officers who have been charged with felony assault. Charged in an assault at the Greektown Casino parking garage are Detroit Police Sergeants Raytheon Martin and Lacell Rue. The Wayne County Prosecutors office determined the two had used excessive force in the punching and tasing…

Serial Killer Probe Continues

A preliminary exam is scheduled for today for the man suspected of being a Detroit serial killer. 34 year old DeAngelo Martin has been charged with attempted murder and 1st degree rape. Prosecutors have identified him as a person of interest in the serial slayings of three prostitutes. All had been in their 50s. His…

Teachers, Whitmer Rally For More Money

Some angry teachers are turning to Lansing today. Members of the American Federation of Teacher and the Michigan Education Association are holding a protest rally. They want more money from the legislature, led by Republicans. They are joined by Gov. Whitmer. They complain that teachers salaries have been dropping over the last ten years and…

Grosse Pointe To Close 2 Schools

The Grosse Pointe school board votes to close two elementary schools and approved a class reconfiguration for the district in a downsizing plan in which race has entered the picture. The vote to close Poupard and Trombly elementary schools was 5-2. The reconfiguration will result in the move of all fifth grade students to three…

‘Palace’ To Be Torn Down

The former home of the Pistons will be torn down starting this fall. Schostak Brothers and Pistons owner Tom Gores have former a joint venture that will clear the 110 acre site of the Palace and put up a mixed-use development, tech and office park. Employees of the Pistons who work at the Palace will…

City Graffiti Artist Arrested

A graffiti artist commissioned to paint murals on  Detroit viaducts was arrested by police who believed he was committing vandalism. 29-year-old Sheefy McFly, whose real name is Tashif Turner, was  commissioned as part of a multi-year effort to fight illegal graffiti with city-approved artwork. McFly says he didn’t have his city-issued permit with him. He…

Parking Deal Has Limits

The Detroit City Council has a public hearing scheduled for today on a plan to cut Detroit’s parking ticket fines in half– that would only apply to city residents. It would cut the current 45-dollar fee by half, if the ticket is paid with five days. The plan would not cover those who simply work…

Boyfriend Faces Court For Murder Of Cop Girlfriend

A preliminary exam is scheduled for today for a Garden City man in the fatal shooting of a Detroit Police officer. 35 year old Eddie Johnson has been charged with first degree murder in the death of 34 year old Elaine Williams. Williams was a DPD sergeant. Johnson was her live-in partner. Police say the…

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