Sandra McNeill

sandramcneill Sandra McNeillAfter graduating from the University of Michigan, Sandra McNeill started her career as a newspaper reporter in a small town in England called Wokingham.  Her daily walk to the police station to find out what was happening that day invariably came up with the reply, “We don’t have crime like you do in America!”

She went on to a stint at Metro Traffic as a traffic reporter on several major Detroit area radio stations, doing reports for several years from a small airplane.  Sandra then went back into news for the Metro Networks wire service, where she worked her way up to News Bureau Chief.

Sandra now writes and reports at WWJ Newsradio 950, where her favorite stories are simply talking to people.

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Recovered Addict Offers Hope To Those Struggling With Heroin

“I could barely stand. I was half my weight. I looked like death.”


Are Your Kids Safe? Human Trafficking Victim Details Vulnerability That Led To Life Of Abuse

The words spoken by a foster parent were the last straw for a 13-year-old girl from Jackson.


Velodrome Brings Indoor Cycling To Metro Detroiters

It’s an experience that people describe as terrifying — then addictive.


Founder Of Downtown Boxing Gym Strives To Give Detroit Kids A Fighting Chance

Khali Sweeney had experience himself as a child going to school with what he calls ‘sugar sandwiches’ or nothing at all.

CBS Detroit–11/10/2017

Chief Judge Gives Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger Directive To Clear Backlog

Judge James Biernat outlined the issues the clerk’s office needs to address.


Group Protesting New Fees On Detroit Water Bills Threatened With Arrest

Two dozen protesters were threatened with arrest in a standoff inside the Detroit City Council offices Wednesday night.


Detroit Attorney Dana Nessel Announces Run For State Attorney General

Nessel is widely known as the attorney who successfully fought the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.


Marine Surprises Mom Arriving On Doorstep Months Ahead Of Schedule

Better than a big check? “This is way better,” said the surprised mom.


The Call Is Out: Zamboni Drivers Wanted In Plymouth

Driving a Zamboni is pretty easy, says the arena manager, the key to driving is “taking time and patience.”


Colleague Pays Homage To Doctor Killed While Helping Accident Victims

Ray was struck by a teen driver while helping at the scene of a rollover crash on I-96 Sunday night.


You’re Invited: ‘Royal Shower’ Benefits Homeless Moms In Detroit

It started nearly four years ago, with some Royal excitement and a thought.


Michigan Churches Vowing Sanctuary To Immigrants Facing Trump Admin’s Deportation

Six metro Detroit churches are vowing to take in immigrants who are facing deportation.


Stroke Of Luck And A Fastball May Land Ben Sheckler In Big Leagues

As Ben Sheckler describes it, his shot at pro baseball fame seems to be partially a stroke of good luck.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2017

For Sale: One Slightly Used Car With Political Backstory

Miller says, “we’re going to be putting a ‘for sale’ sign on that car — if anyone is interested in that car — it’s going up for sale on eBay or whatever.”


Thousands Of Volunteers Help Stem The Tide Of Fires Set In The City Preceding Halloween

A record low fire count, one arson arrest and thousands of volunteers equal a successful weekend preceding Halloween for the city of Detroit.

CBS Detroit–10/31/2016

Police Advise Checking Sex Offender Registry Ahead Of Trick-Or-Treating

Before you head out with your kids for Halloween trick or treating — you may want to know who’s in your neighborhood.


Make-A-Wish Foundation Flies Dutch Teen To Detroit For Ford Rouge Factory Tour

When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked the 17-year-old from the Netherlands what dream he would like fulfilled, he didn’t hesitate — he wanted to travel to the Ford factory where they build his favorite truck, the F-150.


Long Lines Don’t Dampen Spirits Waiting To Board The USS Detroit

The USS Detroit will be commissioned on Saturday.


New Yorker Dubbed ‘Emily Appleseed’ Plants Orchard In Detroit

One thing she noticed about the area — it was hard to find good fruit that didn’t cost an arm and a leg.


Haunted House, Erebus In Pontiac, Preps For Fall Season Of Fright

This year, says owner Ed Terebus, it’s all about the zombies.


Chatting On Cell Phone While Driving? That’ll Cost You Under Proposed Bill

The proposed fine is $250 for the first offense, and $500 and one point on your license for the second time you are caught.


Nicole Curtis Of HGTV Berates Mother In Court

It wasn’t a distressed house but a distressing domestic situation for HGTV star Nicole Curtis — as she appeared in a Michigan courtroom Wednesday afternoon.


DEA Keeps Pot On List Of Dangerous Drugs; Can’t Find Accepted Medical Use

The decision keeps pot in the same category as heroin and cocaine.


Mark Wahlberg Thrills Fans During VIP Opening Of Detroit Wahlburgers

What would it take to have Wahlberg move to Detroit?


Look Up! A Vibrant Showing Of The Buck Moon Awaits

Tonight the skies will be clear enough for a vibrant showing of the Buck Moon.

CBS Detroit–07/19/2016

Gordie Howe Remembered By Thousands During Funeral In Detroit Cathedral

Gordie Howe was remembered at the service as a kind man who loved all but the referees.


Kraftwerk Wows First Day Of Movement Festival

Kraftwerk was a strong influence for the “Belleville three,” the three teens from Belleville High credited with inventing the techno sound.


Hot Lap Around The Track At Grand Prix Is All About Balance [VIDEO]

Detroit Grand Prix will be in top speed on Belle Isle the first weekend in June.


Think You’ve Got Talent? Over 100 Turn Out To Audition To Sing National Anthem

Do you have what it takes to sing the National Anthem at a ball game?



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