Category Archives: WJR News

Ex Clerk Back In Court

It’s back to court again today for former Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger. Spranger lost her clerk’s job in March of last year after a judge had ruled she lied about her residency in her election filings. She had been elected in 2016 and quickly became involved in numerous fights with city officials and staffers.…

Showdown Coming On CAFE Rules

The Trump administration is poised to revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate so-called greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal announcement of the rollback set for afternoon at Environmental Protection Agency headquarters…

EEE Claims Another Life

A Michigan man went from healthy to brain dead in just nine days after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis, his brother said. Gregg McChesney, 64, was a “perfectly healthy, happy human being” less than two weeks before his August 19 death from the rare mosquito-borne virus, Mark McChesney told WOOD. “…Within a matter of nine days…

Threat Closes Schools For 3rd Day

The Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District is closed again following a school shooting threat on social media. The threat was against Melvindale High School and Strong Middle School. It’s the third straight day the district schools have been closed. The Melvindale Police are investigating, and the FBI has entered the case. A Facebook post shows…

Info On Flour Recall

Making cookies with Gold Medal flour this week? It may be best to check the date before you bake. General Mills announced a voluntary recall of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli O26 contamination. The recall applies to five-pound bags stamped with a “better if used by” date of September…

AGT Title On the Line For Choir

Will they bring home the TV title? The director of the Detroit Youth Choir says he thinks they will win America’s Got Talent. “Were going to win, I’m really confident about that,” says Anthony White, the choir director, on the Frank Beckmann Show. “It’s been a real adventure.” White says they’ve been doing their schoolwork…

Social Media Threat Closes Schools

Schools in the Melvindale-North Allen Park School District are closed for the second day due to a threat. In an email, officials say personnel were informed of a threat made against Strong Middle School over social media. The Melvindale Police Department is investigating

Ex-Rep To Be Sentenced In Scandal

Former state Representative Todd Courser is to be sentenced today on his no contest plea to a charge of willful neglect of duty. Courser made news when he left office in 2015 in the midst of a sex scandal that involved an extra-marital affair he was having with another former state representative, Cindy Gamrat. After…

Day One Of Strike At GM

UAW workers at General Motors are on the picket line instead of the assembly line this morning. They walked out at midnight. UAW Vice President Terry Dittus said the strike was necessary after the union had failed to reach a tentative new contract agreement in its negotiations with GM. Dittus said the strike would be…

Congress Wants Local Man Released From Russian Prison

A group of members of congress and Michigan’s two U-S senators will push for the release of Paul Whelan from a Russian prison. Whelan was jailed by Russia 9 months ago on charges of spying. Whelan and his family say the accusations are bogus. Whelan is from the Detroit area, and worked for Borg Warner…

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