Category Archives: WJR News

Priest Due In Court Today

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says her office is committed to investigating clergy abuse charges. To date, six catholic priests have been charged with criminal sexual conduct. The latest facing charges is the Reverend Joseph ‘Jack’ Baker. He was arrested earlier this month and arraigned on one charge of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct with…

Macomb Jail Plan May Go To Voters

A Macomb County Board of Commissioners committee meets today and is expected to take up the proposal that would put a 375-million dollar jail funding plan on the November ballot. It calls for a new tax to pay for the jail. Supporters of a new jail point out that the current facility was built in…

Looking Ahead To the Electric Car Future

These days, when a major automaker unveils an electric car it gets a lot of press. That’s because electric cars are cool, special and futuristic. Someday, though, electric cars will just be cars. But when will that happen? When will electric cars no longer be a novelty item for early adopters? When will customers be…

Police Board Member Will Not Face Charges

A member of the Detroit Police Board of Commissioners will not be charged with interrupting a meeting last week where the board was hearing concerns about facial recognition to reduce crime. Willie Burton was taken out of the meeting and ticketed for disorderly conduct. But Chief Craig says police will not press charges. Opposition to…

Art Show Will Be Edgy

Today marks the opening of ‘Detroit Art Week. It’s a five day event that organizers say is a celebration of edgy art and culture that serves as a way to draw visitors into the city. This is the second year for the event. It was started by Amani Olu, a native of Philadelphia who moved…

Lead In The Water In Highland Park

Water in several homes in Highland Park have high levels of lead, according to the city of Highland Park. The water department is telling residents to run the water to flush out lead and to get the water tested. 36 homes were tested this summer, as mandated by state policy. Tests are required every 3…

Bizarre B And E Man Lurking In Niagara

from WKBW The Niagara Falls Police Department is alerting the public about an uptick in multiple suspicious incidents they believe are connected to one individual. According to police the individual in question has been observed sitting inside the residences while people are asleep. The suspect has also reappeared in peoples homes leaving all doors and…

Bridge Work To Close X-Way

A big part of a Detroit freeway will be closed this coming weekend. Work to set in new bridge beams will close part of I-94 for the weekend on Detroit’s east side. Crews will set more than 20 beams on the French Road and Concord Street overpasses. M-DOT says WB I-94 from Conner to John-R,…

Anti-ICE Demonstrator Arrested

An arrest has been made outside an Immigration office in Detroit. Protesters tried to close down the Immigration and Customs office on Detroit’s east side The office has been the frequent target of the protesters. The person arrested is charged with a misdemeanor for trying to block the entrance. Another anti-ICE protest is planned for…

Detroit Shooting Targets Gays

A Detroit man is charged with shooting two men because they were gay. One of them was killed, the other critically wounded. The Wayne County prosecutor says 26 year old Demetrius Nelson found the victims on the social media app Grindr, targeting gays. Nelson is also charged with robbing the two men. Here is the…

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