Ron Dewey

rondewey Ron DeweyWWJ Newsradio 950′s Ron Dewey has been on the street and on the air since 1998, as a street reporter and weekend anchor.  Ron has been in the business for over 20 years in such exotic climes as the West Texas, Grand Rapids, Sault Ste. Marie and Port Huron, MI.

Ron enjoys bicycling with his wife Christine (they survived at least three Michiganders!), hiking, trips up north, computers, motorcycling, hanging out.

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Storm damage. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Clean Up Begins After Storms Leave Downed Trees, Thousands Without Power

Cleanup continues after a quick-moving but hard punching storm hit a 20-block area of west Dearborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2016

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Gun Safety Week: ‘Gun Ownership Should Be Handled Like Other Serious Health Threats’

Police and local officials in the Ann Arbor area began Gun Safety Week by highlighting prevention and awareness of gun violence — now considered at epidemic levels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2016

A house fire in Armada took the life of a woman. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Blaze In Armada Township Takes The Life Of A Woman

An early morning house fire in Armada Township takes the life of a woman.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2016

Goodfellows in Detroit. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

No Kid Without A Christmas: Goodfellows On Streets With Newspapers For Sale

The goal is to raise over a million dollars to help 34,000 area children and their families, with newspaper sales accounting for roughly $50,000 dollars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2015

Two women work on the engine of a GM truck on the assembly line of the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant. (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) FILE

GM Announces $877M Investment To Modernize Flint Assembly Plant

Local 598 Chairman David Campbell says this is the fruit of his membership’s hard labor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2015

Job-seekers attend a District Detroit job fair at Don Bosco Hall. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Job Fair Today For Work Building New Red Wings Arena

“We’re very happy with the individuals that are coming out and the type of experience that we’re getting from Detroiters.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/17/2015

Detroit Fire Department. (Credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ Newsradio950)

Neighbors Make The Life-Saving Difference As Fire Erupts In Apartment Building

Neighbors making the difference between life and death as fire erupts in a home on Detroit’s southwest side.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

ATM Machine

Police Search For Thieves Who Stole ATM From Inside Gas Station In Warren

The robbery happened about 2 a.m. on Nine Mile east of Ryan Road.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2015

Actor J.K. Simmons arrives for the Oscars Nominees' Luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, February 2, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The 87th Oscars will take place in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

“I’ll Confess To Being Somewhat Intimidated,” Says Actor J.K. Simmons

A Detroit native making it big in Hollywood came back home to play a big part in Opening Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2015

Thieves damaged the base of the building - gaining entry into the store. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Thieves Damage Building To Gain Entry Into Beauty Shop Supply Store

Detroit police are trying to figure out who broke into a beauty supply store overnight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2015

(Photo by Mark Ashman/Getty Images)

‘Disney On Ice Presents Frozen’ This Weekend At The Palace Of Auburn Hills

See Elsa, Anna and Olaf (of course!) in person and on skates this weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2015

Carhartt has leased this building in Midtown Detroit. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Carhartt To Open Retail Store In Midtown Detroit

“It’s really exciting to see all this new growth in Detroit…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2015

Detroit Police Chief James Craig, left , with Katara Hamilton of the The Neighborhood Service Organization's Youth Initiatives Project, and Detroit Councilman James Tate. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Young Detroiters Campaign For ‘Hugs Not Bullets’ This New Year’s Eve

“…These young people are the generation that’s gonna make that change.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2014

Pam Shank (R) has been camping out for holiday buys since Sunday. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Retail Camper Marks 19th Black Friday Year In Makeshift Fort Outside Best Buy

She says that people who get angry at her for doing this don’t understand this is their Thanksgiving tradition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2014

Packard Plant in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Demolition Underway, But Developer Hopes To Preserve Parts Of Decaying Packard Plant

Some preliminary demolition is underway at Detroit’s historic Packard Plant, to prepare the sprawling complex of abandoned buildings for an ambitious redevelopment project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2014

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Detroit Lions ‘Meet Up and Eat Up’ With Kids At Eastern Market

Some young Detroit students had a chance Tuesday to spend some play time with members of the Detroit Lions as part of a program focuses on the value of healthy eating.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2014

Semi-truck crashed into a church. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Neighbor Says He Feels Lucky As Semi-Truck Slams Into Small Church Next Door

Police say a tanker truck failed to stop at at ‘T intersection’ and jack-knifed into the front of a small store-front style church.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2014

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Detroit Man Fatally Shoots Alleged Intruder He Caught Choking His Dog

According witnesses, the 65-year old man shot the suspect after he woke up to use the bathroom and found the stranger strangling his dog.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2014

M-1 Rail Project underway in Detroit. (WWJ/Ron Dewey) FILE

Downtown Work Continues On Detroit M-1 Rail Project

The work is targeted to be completed in time for the Thanksgiving Day parade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2014

Michael Brennan. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ) File Photo.

United Way Kicks Off Torch Campaign To Raise $42 Million

“United Way at its core – its greatest interest is to see things get accomplished on the toughest social issues …,” said local United Way president.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2014

India Williams

Police Officers Who Rushed Wounded Detroit Girl To Hospital Honored

Two Detroit police officers have been recognized for their quick actions which may have saved the life of a 7-year old girl.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2014

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Detroit Mayor Now Accepting Ideas To Save Rec Center Where Joe Louis Trained

“…If there’s any way to save this building we’re going to.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2014

Kelsey Zachow, 24, of Port Huron, is a Mega Millions jackpot winner. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Michigan Mega Millions Winner Plans To Open No-Kill Animal Shelter

Friday the 13th turned out to be lucky for a 24-year-old Port Huron woman who bought a ticket worth $66M.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2014

Groundbreaking for the roundabout. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

“Triangle Project” Breaks Ground For Construction At Farmington Hills – W. Bloomfield Twp Border

Work begins Friday with the closure and realignment of 14 Mile Road south of the triangle to intersect with Northwestern Highway.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/29/2014

Construction begins on the Woodward Ave. light rail project in Detroit. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Construction Underway On Woodward Light Rail Project In Detroit

Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed for about 120 days for M-1 Rail work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2014

32nd annual Metro Detroit Youth Day on Belle Isle (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

30,000 Kids Visit Belle Isle For ‘Metro Detroit Youth Day’

Put on by the business community each July, the popular event offers first-hand experiences and demonstrations for students of all ages.

07/09/2014

Stony Creek Lake (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ) FILE

Dive Team Recovers Body Of Stony Creek Swimmer

Members of the Macomb County Sheriff Dive Team have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Stony Creek Lake.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2014

Ghana's midfielder Andre Ayew (L) takes part in a training session at the Rei Pele Stadium in Maceio, on June 13, 2014. Ghana will face the USA in their first match of the 2014 FIFA football World Cup in Natal on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Soccer Fever Heating Up As Team USA Takes On Ghana In World Cup

While it may have been a slow simmer, WWJ’s Ron Dewey said metro Detroiters are starting to get caught up in the excitement.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014

A trash bin placed in a pothole to warn drivers. (WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Trash Bin Stands As Warning To Drivers To Avoid Dangerous Pothole

While most city trash bins are dutifully lined up along the street, one serves as a warning of an impending sinkhole for residential drivers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014

Detroit fire truck. FILE (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Explosion Destroys Popular Coney Island Restaurant

The restaurant was closed on Sunday and no one was hurt in the explosion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/09/2014

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