Category Archives: WJR News

Licenses High On List For Pot Panel

Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board is to meet today. The board has been dealing with a growing list of problems in awarding medical marijuana licenses. At its meeting last month, it did award its first four licenses in what is expected to become a 700-million dollar industry in the state. The state legislature had passed…

Milk Producers On The Mooove

Michigan’s dairy industry is getting a boost. Investments totaling $510 million are expected to create nearly 300 jobs with the building of a new dairy processing facility in St. Johns, in mid-Michigan. Two companies are partnering to form Spartan Michigan LLC, which will develop a new 146-acre dairy processing facility in St. Johns, which is…

Expect Jones To Go To Congress Temporarily

Some confusion on the 13th congressional district election could be cleared up. Voters will send Democrat Rashida Tlaib to Congress in January. In the second ballot issue in that district on Tuesday, voters elected Detroit council president Brenda Jones to finish out the term of John Conyers, who resigned. City lawyers were researching whether Jones…

Infamous Pontiac Crime Figure In Trouble Again

Nathaniel Abraham is to be  arraigned today for attacking sheriff’s deputies. He was Michigan’s youngest murder convict. Abraham served prison time for a murder in Pontiac he committed in the 1990’s when he was 11. Released after doing time as a juvenile, Abraham has been in and out jail since then. He was supposed to…

Patterson Meets With Chamber Over ‘Raids’

L-Brooks Patterson is fighting back at a group of business leaders that he says have gotten together to steal businesses from Oakland County and take them into Detroit. The Oakland County Executive has invited members of the Oakland County Chamber of Commerce to a meeting to address what he calls “self-appointed saviors” trying to steal Oakland…

Computer Cops Snare Suspect

An Oakland County man is due in court today on charges he tried to lure a teenaged girl into a sexual encounter. 59 year old Billy Goldsmith of Holly ws arrested by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office’s Computer Enforcement unit. Goldsmith had been communicating on-line with a social media profile he believed to be that…

Ballot Snafus Checked Out

Long lines and waits occurred at some voting precincts in Oakland County, due to what some local clerks said was a shortage of election ballots. But the county clerk, Lisa Browne, says she’s looking into snafus at the local level that may have contributed. For example, Browne says some local clerks had more ballots sent…

Primary Election Roundup

Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer will face off in November after they won their party primaries by wide margins. Schuette, the state attorney general, got 51-percent of the vote to defeat Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who got 25 percent. Patrick Colbeck got 13-percent. Dr. Jim Hines got 11-percent. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, a former…

Schuette vs Whitmer in Nov.

Bill Schuette is the winner of the Republican primary to run for governor of Michigan. Scheutte, the attorney-general from Midland, with a wide margin of victory over Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, 50 to 24 percent. Gretchen Whitmer will be the Democratic candidate for governor, Whitmer defeated Abdul El-Sayad 49 to 34 percent for the Democratic…

Detroit Pimp Murdered Hooker’s Customer

A Detroit man is scheduled to be sentenced today in a murder involving a girlfriend he had forced to work as a prostitute. 27 year old Travun Baskerville was convicted of first degree murder in the death of 39 year old Dough Calhoun in the early morning of June 1st. Baskerville’s 17 year old girlfriend…

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