Category Archives: WJR News

The Pitfalls Of Politics

John James, the Republican candidate for U-S Senate, says his campaign made a big error in not catching a swastika which was shown briefly in one of his TV ads. The swastika is briefly shown on a bulletin board in a school hallway while James talks off-screen about failing schools. He said the scene is…

I-75 Second Repave Will Close A Lane

It’s not a free ride. But fixing it will be done at the contractor’s expense… part of SB I-75 in Oakland County. M-DOT says a portion of the first phase of the I-75 modernization project needs to be redone because of ride quality issues. The segment reopened to traffic in September of 2017. But the…

Ford Corktown Tax Abatements Before Council

The Detroit City Council could weigh in at today’s meeting on the Ford Motor Company’s request for tax breaks from the city for its Corktown campus. The auto company is seeking tax breaks of 103.5 million dollars for the rehabilitation of the old train depot and the nearby book depository. The tax abatements cover four…

Buses Shot At In Suburbs

Two SMART buses had windows shattered by someone with a BB gun while the buses were on southbound Gratiot in Roseville and Eastpointe. Eastpointe police said a woman was injured on one of the buses when she dove to the floor, thinking it was gunfire. Police have no description of anyone suspected of being the…

Court Case Back On For Shooting By Ex-State Senator

The complicated case involving former state senator Virgil Smith III is back on the front burner. The case involves a 2016 plea deal Smith had entered into involving an incident with his ex-wife. Under that plea deal, Smith was prohibited from seeking election to any office during a five year probationary period. But the Michigan…

Dem Lt. Gov. Candidate Catches Flak For Slummy House

Gilbert Gilchrist, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, is at risk of losing a fire-damaged run-down duplex he purchased from Detroit in 2016. He has until today to provided proof that he will clean up the property on Marston Street.. The Detroit Land Bank Authority declared that the current condition of the exterior of the…

Accused Gym Peeper Faces New Charges

An owner of a gym in Clinton Twp. faces new charges on spying on gym users in the changing room. Mark Krakowski already was charged with installing a camera in the changing area of the gym, at Switch Crossfit. A judge has added 14 new counts, including videotaping minors. A female police officer who was…

Rare Homicide In Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills police are investigating a murder. One man was shot and killed, one man was wounded, when gunshots blasted thru a door at the Retreat of Farmington Hills apartments. Residents say they heard at least a dozen shots. Police say it appears the men were targeted. No one is in custody.

Gruesome Discovery At Funeral Home Investigated

The state is investigating the latest troubles at the former Cantrell Funeral Home on Detroit’s east side. 11 bodies, remains of infants, were found in the building, which was closed down as a funeral home in April. Police chief Craig says Detroit Police are assisting investigators from the Michigan Attorney General’s office. The property is…

Strike Hits Second Westin Hotel

Work stoppages are now underway at two hi-profile hotels. Unionized workers have voted to strike the Westin Hotel at Detroit Metro Airport. They join workers at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel in Detroit, who have been on strike all week. Unite Here Local 24 represents housekeepers, server, cooks and other workers at the hotels. The…

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