Category Archives: WJR News

MSU Advances New Victim Fund

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees meets today  on a new fund established for former patients and victims  of  Larry Nassar. The trustees had voted at their January meeting to establish a new fund to assist with the cost of counseling and mental health services for victims of Nassar. The vote came just a…

Mother-Son Murder-Suicide

A mother and son murder-suicide…. from drugs. White Lake Twp. Police say a 25-year-old man died from drugs he got from his mother, who died a day and a half later from a self-inflicted drug overdose. 25 year old Kevin Watson of White Lake was found dead Dec. 24 at his home. Toxicology results have…

School Stabbing Death In Court

A preliminary exam is scheduled for today for a 17 year old girl who stabbed  a classmate to death at Warren Fitzgerald High School. Tanaya Lewis is facing murder charges in the stabbing of 16 year old Danyna Gibson in a classroom at the school in September. Prosecutors say the victim was attacked in a…

Truck Startup Gets Big Investor Cash

A Plymouth company is getting a big infusion of cash to help build electric pickup trucks. Amazon will join in the funding of Rivian, based in Plymouth, which plans to make an all-electric pickup next year. Rivian says it’s getting a 700-million dollar investment from Amazon, which is joining a previous investor, Abdul Jameel, an…

Drug Man Tripped Up By Netflix

He made a TV appearance and police were pleased because it helped lead the way to today’s court appearance. 21 year old Ryan Zettell of Troy is facing multiple drug charges. He had appeared on an episode of the Netflix TV series, Dope, a show which looked at the war on drugs. Narcotics officials had…

Dog House Of Horrors

A house of horrors for dogs. Dozens of dogs were rescued from a house in Sterling Heights. Police say the animals were found during an eviction. Fifty-two dogs were taken from the home on Montego Drive near 16 Mile and Schoenherr. Police say many of the dogs are sick and one of them had to…

Vacant Building To Be Refurbished

The Lee Plaza, a long-vacant building on Detroit’s west side, has been sold, and will be redeveloped. Developers plan to offer market-rate housing after renovation, according to the city of Detroit. The 17 story building opened in 1927 and went vacant more than 20 years ago. The old hulk on West Grand Blvd. will be…

West Michigan Man Rips Off Elderly Woman

A west Michigan man has been sentenced for embezzling more than $300,000 from an elderly widowed woman, according to the state Attorney General’s office. Attorney General Dana Nessel announced 57-year-old Gary “Duke” Haynes, of Comstock Park, was sentenced last week for “conducting a criminal enterprise and embezzling from a vulnerable adult.” Haynes met the woman…

P-FAS Limit Effort Unveiled

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new plan for dealing with hazardous non-stick PFAS chemicals has advocates for safe drinking water asking: Why not do more, and why not act sooner? The agency said Thursday it will develop and set a limit — known as a maximum containment level, or MCL — for two of the chemicals,…

Local EV Maker Gets Big Boost

General Motors and Amazon may team up to acquire a large chunk of a start-up company that plans to make electric-powered pickup trucks. the company is based in Plymouth. The deal would give Amazon and GM major stakes in Rivian based in Plymouth. Rivian, formed in 2009, plans to be the first automaker with an…

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