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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating

The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler of using software that allowed excess diesel emissions. WJR’s Chris Renwick has the latest… The EPA says the probe involves 104,000 US trucks and SUV’s sold since 2014.  In a statement, FCA said it was “disappointed” with the accusations and added all of it’s diesel-powered vehicles meet…

Ford expanding recall, 800, 000 more vehicles included.

Ford says it’s recalling 800,000 vehicles in connection with the Takata airbag recall. The automaker says this is an expansion of an earlier recall.  All of the vehicles, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury’s were built in North America including: 2005-2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang 2005-2006 Ford GT 2006-2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion 2007-2009 Ford Ranger 2007-2009…

Did a lovers quarrel lead to a deadly shooting?

Detroit police say a 43 year old man was shot multiple times inside a home on Ilene street on the city’s west side early this morning. The man died.  Officials are investigating whether an old boyfriend shot a Detroit woman’s new boyfriend after he showed up at the woman’s home.  The suspect is in custody. …

Body found on Coleman A. Young Airport runway

The body belonging to a man was found on the runway at the Coleman A. Young Airport in Detroit. Someone in the air traffic control tower at the airport, formally known as Detroit City Airport, saw something on the run way, but was unable to ID what it was from their vantage point. Airport security…

DTE Worker robbed as he guarded downed wire.

DTE reports one of its workers was robbed early this morning as he guarded a downed wire on Howell Street on the city’s west side. Utility security chief Michael Lynch tells WJR news the man had a gun and ordered the worker to the ground stepping over the yellow security tape marking the dangerous area.  The…

Seven children removed from ‘filthy’ Detroit home.

Detroit police have removed seven children from a home in Southwest Detroit.  Officials say the children were living in a ‘filthy’ home with broken windows, no gas, food or water.  The home had no working toilets, police say they found a dead dog in the home. The children range in age from 11 months to…

DTE Energy: 35 Thousand customers with out power.

Thousands in the Metro area waking up in the cold this morning as DTE Energy reports  35,000 people are without power after high winds hit the area on Tuesday night. With the high winds continuing this morning , DTE expects the power outages to go up. The outages are scattered across the region, and crews are working 16-hour…

High Wind Advisory issued for most of South East Michigan later this afternoon.

Consumers Energy has issued the following statement regarding the High Wind Advisory which goes into effect for most of south east Michigan this afternoon at 4pm. High winds are expected across Michigan beginning later this afternoon and into Wednesday morning. Gusts of up to 60 mph are possible, primarily along the western portion of the…

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