Category Archives: WJR News

Fisherman Lucky To Be Alive

Harrison Twp. fire fighters went into the water to rescue a fisherman who went through thin ice on Lake.Sr. Clair. They say the man was fishing with a friend when he went into the water about 300 yards offshore in front of the DNR boat launch on Jefferson. His friend called 9-1-1. Fire fighters went…

MLK Day Events

Events in metro Detroit to mark the life  of Dr. Martin Luther King: Breakfast: 8 a.m., a program at 9 a.m. at the Charles Wright African American Museum. Ticket includes free admission to the museum. Exhibits at Detroit Historical Museum and Detroit Institute of Arts. Ypsilanti: a procession will be led by Rhea McCauley, niece…

How MLK Day Came To Be

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s a national holiday. MLK day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January of each year. He was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. After his death, U-S Congressman John Conyer’s of Detroit and Republican U-S senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts introduced a bill to make…

Ribs being recalled

The USDA is recalling over 11-hundred pounds of pork sold in Michigan. The ribs were produced in Canada. Officials say the meat was packaged and sold without federal inspection under the brand name Olymel between January 10th and January 13th. There have been no reports of sickness in connection with the ribs, but consumers are…

New FCA Probe

More trouble for Fiat-Chrysler on the emissions front. The U-S Justice Department is investigating allegations that Fiat Chrysler failed to disclose software that caused some diesel-powered vehicles to violate emissions standards, according to Bloomberg. CEO Sergio Marchionne said he presumed the investigation was underway during questioning about the conclusion by the Environmental Protection Agency that…

Toddler, mother and grandmother all mauled by family dog

A 3-year-old boy, his mother and his grandmother were all hurt after their family dog mauled them. The attack happened at around 11 o’clock this morning in the 21-thousand block of Louge Avenue in Warren. Police say the family’s put bull attacked the 3-year-old boy — causing serious injuries to his face. The boys 47-year-old…

Fire at a DDOT bus Terminal may affect riders.

A fire broke out early this morning at the Shoemaker DDOT bus terminal on Detroit’s east side. City officials say about 94 busses were stored at the facility and most the busses escaped any damage.  Less than 10 busses will be out of service due to the fire.  All routes will be covered according to…

More Trash Hauling Bribe Charges

Two more Macomb County local officials are charged by the federal government with bribery in a public corruption probe. New haven village trustee Christopher Craigmiles and former trustee Brett Harris were charged today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Craigmiles is charged with demanding and taking a bribe in exchange for his official acts in connection…

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