Category Archives: WJR News

DNR Has Land For Sale

Starting today, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is auctioning off what it calls prime locations of public land throughout the state. Among the land being offered, lake view properties with winding trails and possible river access. 147 parcels of land will be available ranging in size from less than an acre up to 160…

Cop Killer Faces Life

A Macomb Tonwship man is scheduled to be sentence today in the death of an Oakland County sheriff’s deputy. 24 year old Christopher Berak is facing life in prison on a first degree murder conviction. Investigators say he hit and killed deputy Eric Overall in November of 2017 as the deputy was attempting to throw…

Trump Rallies, Warren Opens Detroit Office

President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump will appear at a rally in Sterling Heights next Tuesday. The event will be at the Wyndham Gardens. Pres. Trump will hold a rally the following night at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. It starts at 7pm.

Crash Kills Boy; Dad Driver May Have Been Drunk

Police in Clinton Township are investigating the fourth fatal car crash in the Township over the past three weeks. An upstate New York man is in custody in connection with the latest. Police say he was driving with his seven year old son on Hall Road just after midnight yesterday morning when he hit a…

Area Public Transit Bill To Advance

A Michigan House committee is expected to take action this week on a bill that would allow Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties and the city of Detroit to form a new public transit team. Such an action would make it easier to put a tax levy on the ballot. The chances are good. Macomb County…

FCA Pact Voting This Week

Union workers at Fiat Chrysler are continuing to vote on a new four-year contract with the automaker. They are hoping to finish the voting by Wednesday in an effort to get their promised signing bonuses by Christmas. Full time workers would get 9-thousand dollars. Part-timers are in line for a 35-hundred dollar check.

GM Buyouts Decision Time

Time is getting short for General Motors hourly workers who are considering a buyout offer from the automaker. Under a new contract reached with the UAW, GM is offering a 60-thousand dollar retirement bonus for up to two thousand eligible production workers and 60 eligible skilled workers who retire between December 31st and February 28th…

Ford Truck Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 262_000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly. The recall covers F-250_ F-350 and F-450 trucks from the 2017 through 2019 model years. All the trucks have electric tailgate latch release switches in the tailgate handle. Ford says water can get into…

Consumer Confidence Rising

The outlook of Americans is improving. University of Michigan  Surveys of Consumers chief economist_ Richard Curtin Consumer sentiment rose to the upper end of the favorable range it has traveled since the start of 2017. The Sentiment Index has averaged 97.0 in the past three years_ the highest sustained level since the all-time record in the…

Henry Ford Mills To Be Developed

Two historic mills once operated by Henry Ford in the first half of the 20th century are one step closer to being sold to private developers. The Wayne County Board of Commissioners is poised to approve it. The sale was approved by a commission committee last week. The two mills in question are the Wilcox…

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