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Detroit journalist Kathy Ryan on The Big Story

Detroit journalist Kathy Ryan on The Big Story

At 68, Detroit journalist Kathy Ryan thought it was time for a change.  A big, frightening change.  Kathy had been told her whole life she was funny, so six years after her husbands death, Kathy took a beginning stand up comedy class at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak.  Drawing from her on line dating experiences…MORE

Bouchard: 1,272 weapons confiscated at Oakland County Court Building since February

Bouchard: 1,272 weapons confiscated at Oakland County Court Building since February

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard was listening this morning when Frank Beckmann interviewed Detroit Police Chief James Craig about the security breach at the Coleman Young Municipal building yesterday. Bouchard had some shocking revelations about how many people try to bring weapons in to government buildings in Oakland County. You can listen to Frank’s interview with…MORE

Battle for The Great Lakes wages on

Battle for The Great Lakes wages on

Waukesha Wisconsin is looking to divert over 8.2 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan per day as it’s new source of drinking water. Congresswoman Candice Miller filled in for Frank Beckmann this morning where she was joined by former Ohio Governor Bob Taft to explain why they both oppose the proposal.MORE

Saying Goodbye to Mr. Hockey

Hockey fans line up at the "Joe" to say a final goodbye to Gordie. #KRonJR #GordieHowe pic.twitter.com/2SxiaLhoK9 — WJR 760am (@wjrradio) June 14, 2016MORE

Police seek possible witness in Chelsea Bruck murder case

Police seek possible witness in Chelsea Bruck murder case

The Monroe County Sheriff’s department has released photos of a man they are calling a possible witness in the Chelsea Bruck murder case. Bruck’s body was found last April after going missing at a Halloween party in French Township in October of 2014. The Sheriff’s department is asking anyone with any information that may help…MORE

Detroit Dog Rescue celebrates a dog’s adoption day with smiles

Detroit Dog Rescue celebrates a dog’s adoption day with smiles

Detroit Dog Rescue loves to celebrate each happy success story with big smiles. After nearly 100 days in the shelter Sir Wiggleton and his new adopted dad spread the news with big smiles. If you are interested in any dog at Detroit Dog Rescue, or to donate to their cause, you can go to www.DetroitDogRescue.comMORE

Lion shaped lighting over Lambeau Field has internet abuzz

Lion shaped lighting over Lambeau Field has internet abuzz

  A bolt of lightning over Lambeau Field has the internet talking. Lightning over Lambeau ⛈ pic.twitter.com/7PedYlNYS8 — Green Bay Packers (@packers) June 6, 2016   .@packers that⚡️shape looks familiar — Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 6, 2016 Is this a sign from above of good things to come?MORE

Vernors celebrate 150 years

Vernors celebrate 150 years

There are some big happenings in Detroit as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our beloved Vernors!  Look for some downtown buildings to feature for green and yellow lighting, including the Cobo Center and Detroit Opera House marquees. You’ll also find special menu items at some are restaurants. The Detroit Historical Society has a ton of ways to…MORE

Chile: Lions shot after man jumps into enclosure, strips

Chile: Lions shot after man jumps into enclosure, strips

Two lions were shot and killed at a zoo in the Chilean capital of Santiago after a man jumped into the big cats’ enclosure. The man climbed over the fence Saturday and removed his clothes before approaching the lions, according to a statement posted on the Santiago Metropolitan Zoo Facebook page. He was apparently attempting…MORE

Kohl’s thanks woman in record-breaking “laughing Chewbacca mask” video

Kohl’s thanks woman in record-breaking “laughing Chewbacca mask” video

A mom who found ‘simple joys’ in a Star Wars Chewbacca mask now has even more to choose from! Candace Payne broke a Facebook live video record with Chewbacca mask video. She purchased the mask from her local Kohl’s store, and in return for all the publicity she brought them, the department store loaded her…MORE

Ann Arbor’s Laith Al-Saadi goes for it all on The Voice

Ann Arbor’s Laith Al-Saadi goes for it all on The Voice

Laith Al-Saadi has made it all the way to this weeks finals on NBC’s “The Voice”. The 38-year-old from Ann Arbor is in the final four as a  member of Adam Levine’s team. Al-Saadi is the oldest competitor on The Voice this year and certainly one of the most popular — as he has put together some amazing performances. He…MORE

U.S. government to stop using these words to refer to minorities

U.S. government to stop using these words to refer to minorities

  The federal government will no longer use the terms “Negro” and “Oriental” after President Barack Obama signed a bill into law. The official terms will be African-American and Asian-American. Welcome to 2016. In a rare show of bipartisan support, the measure H.R.4238, passed unanimously in the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this…MORE

Home Depot worker’s “America Was Never Great” hat causes controversy

Home Depot worker’s “America Was Never Great” hat causes controversy

Krystal Lake, a 22-year-old employee was snapped wearing an hat reading “America was never great” at a Staten Island Home Depot. She says it is a response to Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. According to the Staten Island Advance she said, “The point of the hat was to say America needs changing and improvement,…MORE

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