Category Archives: WJR News

Warning: Soft Ice

Rotten ice on the lakes is prompting a warning for people ice fishing. Firefighters rescued two ice fishermen who fell into Lake St. Clair off Metro Beach in Harrison Township. There were others still in their shanties on the soft ice. Authorities are advising everybody to stay off the ice.

Twisters Hit Mid Michigan

Assessing the damage in mid-Michigan’s Shiawassee County. Durand and Vernon Township were hit hardest by at least one tornado that ripped off roofs, snapped telephone poles and knocked wires down. More than 50 buildings, mostly houses, were torn up by the tornado. No one was seriously injured by the storm, The tornado also caused damage…

Sub Shop Thief Has Helpful M-O

Police in Traverse City are looking for a man who went into a Subway shop, told the employee at the counter he worked at another Subway, and whether he could go behind the counter and make himself a sub. The employee said no… but the man went behind anyway, made a sub, and even helped…

Cop Ambush In Kalamazoo

An attempt to ambush and kill police officers was stopped in Kalamazoo. The gunman shot a police officer— but the officer was saved by a bulletproof vest. The man,  who police say wanted to ambush police, was killed inside a blood plasma donation center. TheKalamazoo officer was shot in the torso, but his injury wasn’t…

Hi School Rapper Charged With Threatening Video

A Marysville high school student is facing domestic terrorism charges after he made a video about shooting up the school. Officials at Marysville High School learned about the 35-second Instagram video in which he mentioned that he wanted to be on the news and that he wanted to shoot up the school,. His parents were…

Dog Abuse Case Tied To Animal TV Show

There’s been plenty of finger pointing in a case involving two downriver men and a woman who have been charged with several counts of animal abuse. The 3 are in court today for a preliminary exam. Charged in the case are a River Rouge couple, 42 year old Scott McMurtrie and 29 year old Kaylin…

UAW Puts Together Contract Priorities

The UAW is holding it’s collective bargaining convention. The meeting will set the agenda for contract talks with the Detroit 3 automakers. The current contracts run out in mid September. UAW officers will set priorities and strategy for the contract talks and set up committees for each of the automakers. GM is implementing job cuts…

The Henry Ford Gets A GM Infusion

One of GM’s first prototype Cruise autonomous test vehicles, No. 001, will be added to the Henry Ford museum’s collection. Prototype double-oh-1 logged more than 12,000 miles as a self-driving test vehicle. It promises to be an antiquity, someday.

Social Post Gets Another Cop Fired

It was a costly chat. A second Detroit police officer has been fired for a “racially insensitive” video that was posted to Snapchat. Chief Craig announced Officer Michael Garrison — the partner of Officer Gary Steele, who posted the Snapchat — has also been fired. Steele was fired last month. Steele posted on Snapchat after…

MC Club Shootout

A shootout at a Detroit bikers club. The Detroit Police are investigating a triple shooting at the Boogie Down Motorcycle Club on Detroit’s east side. 3 men were shot and wounded. Police have closed Harper between Conner and Barrett . Police are looking for the shooter.

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