Category Archives: WJR News

Ex Clerk Faces Larceny Charge

It’s back to court today for ex-Macomb County clerk Karen Spranger. It’s a probable cause hearings on charges she made eight illegal withdrawals from an ATM account belonging to a 78 year old woman she had reportedly been caring for. At least 16-hundred dollars was taken. Spranger had been fired from her county job last…

Cavs GM To Michigan: “I Apologize”

The general Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers says he apologizes to Michigan for hiring away John Beilein. Koby Altman, the GM of the Cavs, says the former Wolverine coach meets all the requirements of a coach they were looking for. Altman says Beilein is known for rebuilding teams, and that’s what the last-place Cavaliers need.…

Markets Drop As China Retaliates On Tariffs

Global stocks fell as the trade war between the United States and China escalated. China said it would raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of US goods from June 1. That comes after the United States hiked tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports on Friday following a breakdown in…

Prison Department Combats Stress, Suicides Of Guards

The Michigan Department of Corrections has appointed an employee wellness program manager to stem the tide of stress and suicides of prison guards. Lynn Gorski joins the department from the Michigan State Police, where she headed programs to foster mental wellness in law enforcement. The state prison department says since 2015, at least 14 active…

Ex Trooper Sent To Prison For Taser Death

Former Michigan State Police Trooper Mark Bessner was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison guilty for the death of Detroit teen Damon Grimes. Grimes, 15, was killed when his ATV crashed into the back of a parked car Aug. 26, 2017 on Detroit’s east side. Bessner shocked Grimes with a Taser during a…

U-M Coach Beilein Leaves For NBA

A shocker in college hoops. The coach of the  Michigan Wolverines goes to work in the NBA for big Michigan State booster Dan Gilbert. John Beilein has agreed to a five-year deal to become the next coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN reports that Beilein informed U of M this morning after working out the…

Mid Michigan Murder Spree Stopped

  A man who claimed he was “ridding the demons of some dear friends” was pulled over midway though a killing spree across central Michigan, authorities said. A woman called the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office , saying the man had been knocking on her door and texting her, the nearby Ingham County Sheriff’s office said.…

Man Tries Kissing In Traffic

BERKLEY POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO TRIED TO KISS A WOMAN WHILE SHE WAS IN HER CAR. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED THURSDAY. THE WOMAN WAS SITTING IN HER CAR NEAR CUMMINGS AND BEVERLY WHEN A MAN APPROACHED THE CAR. HE TRIED TO KISS THE WOMAN WHILE SHE WAS IN HER CAR—BUT WAS STOPPED AND…

Services For Damon Keith

The public will have its chance tomorrow to pay its last respects to the late U-S District Court Judge Damon Keith. Visitation will be tomorrow from 8am until 8pm at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. A memorial service is scheduled for 5pm. The funeral will be Monday at 10 am at…

School Threat Probed

School is on as usual today at Pontiac Middle School. Extra security is on hand at Pontiac Middle School after a bomb threat. According to a letter sent home to parents, someone made the threat via Snapchat , saying the school would be bombed today. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating.

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