Category Archives: WJR News

Pizza Spitter Has Another Court Date

A Roseville man is scheduled to be arraigned today on a food law violation that could send him to prison for up to 4 years. 20 year old Jaylon Kerley has been charged with spitting on a pizza he was preparing while working at a concession stand at Comerica Park. The September 21st incident was…

Candidate For Judge Faces A Judge

She’s on the Michigan’s November ballot as a judicial candidate in Oakland County. Today, she’s due in court in connection with a drunken driving incident. 49 year old attorney Julie McDonald is making her first bid for an elective office and is running unopposed for a 6-year seat on the Oakland County Circuit Court bench.…

Rally For Senate Candidate

Donald Trump Junior and Kid Rock will be in Pontiac tonight at a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate John James. James is challenging incumbent Debbie Stabenow, but polls have him trailing by double-digit numbers. Tonight’s rally is set to start at 6 o’clock. The rally has been moved to the Co-Pilot Launch Pad, at…

Infant Remains To Be Examined

The Wayne County medical examiner is now trying to identify the remains of infants that were found hidden in the former Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit. A family has sued the owners charging that they mishandled the body of a loved one in January. They were not allowed to see the body, and eventually persuaded…

Court Rules On Dog Killings

A federal court rules the owners of three dogs killed by Detroit police during a raid can pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the officers. The city argued that the unlicensed dogs were illegal. But an appeals court says police can’t kill every unlicensed dog on the spot. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Detroit Gets New Riverfront Park Funds

He was Detroit’s least known sports owner. Ralph Wilson was a successful insurance agency operator and became a diversified entrepreneur,  and owner of the Buffalo Bills NFL team. The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation is donating $200 million to create new parks and recreational trails in Detroit and in the Buffalo area. The new west riverfront…

McPhail In Court On School Flap

Former Detroit city councilwoman Sharon McPhail is due in Wayne County Circuit Court today. McPhail has been embroiled in an ongoing controversy involving the running of the Detroit Community Schools, a charter school that was founded in 1997. A temporary restraining order issue was issued last week on a request that she be stopped from…

Illegal Border Crossers Charged With Michigan Murder

A brother and sister accused of being in the country illegally are due in court today for a preliminary exam in the murder of a co-worker in Michigan. The body of 42 year old Brica Flores-Rivera was found September 1st in Buel Township, which is some 85 miles north of Detroit. Charged with his murder…

Detroit Tries To Help Evicted Residents

The city of Detroit is looking to use thousands of dollars in emergency funds to help tenants of a downtown hotel who have been told they have 30 days in which to vacate the premises. The eviction notices were given to residents of the Park Avenue House, a hotel which in the past has catered…

The Pitfalls Of Politics

John James, the Republican candidate for U-S Senate, says his campaign made a big error in not catching a swastika which was shown briefly in one of his TV ads. The swastika is briefly shown on a bulletin board in a school hallway while James talks off-screen about failing schools. He said the scene is…

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