Category Archives: WJR News

Power Outages Remain From Storms

DTE Energy says it’s working to restore power to thousands of customers after storms Wednesday took down trees and power lines. DTE says more than 65,000 homes and businesses were impacted by the storms in SE Michigan. They were mostly in Wayne, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties. Consumers Energy says it still has outages in outstate…

Big GM Recall

Under pressure from the federal government, General Motors is recalling more than 3.4 million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S to fix a brake problem. The recall covers the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups from the 2014 through 2018 model years. Also included are the Cadillac Escalade from…

Crash Near Toledo Airport

Two people were killed when a cargo plane crashed just outside of the Toledo Express Airport this morning. The plane was a cargo plane flying from Millington, Tennessee which crashed on top of two semis at a repair shop near the airport. The plane was fully engulfed in flames when fire-fighters arrived on the scene.…

Local 9-11 Events

Remembering the fallen– on 9-11. Detroit Police Department and Detroit Fire Department will host the annual 9/11 Memorial Service beginning at 11 a.m. in Campus Martius on Woodward. A ceremony will be held at the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department Headquarters. A special ceremony takes place on Eastern Michigan’s campus at the Pease Auditorium.…

TV’s Fred McLeod Dies

Sportscaster Fred McLeod has died. He was 67. McLeod worked for many years at WJBK-TV channel 2 and WDIV-TV channel 4. McLeod most recently was working as a play-by-play announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers. McLeod also did the Lions preseason games on TV this past month. No cause of death was announced.

Land Rover Unveils New ‘Defender’

There are few SUVs more famous than the Land Rover Defender, the classic off-roader. Now the British carmaker is hoping to extend the Defender’s illustrious 70-year run with an all-new version unveiled  at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It retains the Defender’s famous boxy shape but with more modern lines and new technology. Like a Jeep…

Meijer: Don’t Take Your Open Guns Into Our Stores

Meijer and ALDI are joining the list of  retail companies asking customers to not openly carry guns in stores. Michigan is an open carry state. Meijer has more than 200 stores across the Midwest and is headquartered in Grand Rapids. Walmart, Walgreens, Kroger and CVS have also made the same request.

MIOSHA Goes To Granite Accident Scene

State workplace investigators will try to find the cause of the accident at a stone and granite warehouse that killed two workers. They were crushed under tons of granite slabs. It was at the Stone Warehouse of Michigan, in the stone and marble zone in Sterling Heights, 19 Mile near Van Dyke, where a number…

Ford Bond Rating Downgraded

Moody’s downgraded Ford’s credit to junk. It said the automaker faces considerable business challenges, and its poor financial performance badly positions Ford to take on its planned $11 billion restructuring. “Ford is undertaking this restructuring from a weak position as measures of cash flow and profit margins are below our expectations, and below the performance…

Big Recall Gets Bigger

A recall of Ram trucks is being expanded because the tailgates might fly open. Fiat Chrysler is expanding a recall on some Ram trucks due to a tailgate problem that might cause them to fly open while on the road. The problem is with the tailgate actuator limiter tab. If it cracks it could cause…

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