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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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Hockey great Gordie Howe during the McDonalds/NHL All-Star open practice as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star weekend on January 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gordie Howe’s Health Improving A Bit After Series Of Strokes, Son Says

Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe is now able to walk with just a little assistance after suffering a series of strokes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2014

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Rochester Cider Mill Seeks Winery License To Make, Sell Hard Cider

A southeast Michigan cider mill is hoping to ward off hard times with hard cider.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2014

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Shocked Family, Friends Seek Answers After Pregnant Woman Dies In Freeway Explosion

“We wanna know what happened…How did that happen?”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2014

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How About An Ugly Sweater For Christmas?

“For hipsters, it was their thing a couple of years ago,” Fred Hajjar of West Bloomfield said. “Now everybody loves them. Traffic on Google, for instance, has tripled for searches for ugly Christmas sweaters in the past two years.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2014

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Former Detroit Police Officer In Fight For His Life

Sidney Taylor is just 49, but after five heart attacks, the former Detroit police officer is on the list for a new donor heart.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2014

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Behind The Mic: A Dream Job That Had Its Start In Advertising

He gets about 2,000 auditions a year between Detroit and Los Angeles and says if he books 10 percent of those … it’s a good year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2014

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Behind The Mic: ‘It’s So Much Luck,’ Says The Man With ‘Quirky’ Voice

Eric Gutman says he proof you can do something with a musical-theatre degree.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2014

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Behind The Mic: Royal Oak Resident Finds Dream Job Voicing Commercials We All Know

“I don’t do a lot of crazy voices,” Lecia Macryn said. “I have heard people tell me that [my voice] is unique and that I cut through and that it is very relatable.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/20/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27. AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO        (Photo credit should read ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials In Ohio Quick To Quell Fears Of Ebola Spread After Air-Traveler Contracts Virus

Amber Vinson arrived at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on a Wednesday and left via Frontier Airlines Monday night. She fell ill the following morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2014

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‘Isis Coney Island’ Will Change Name To Disassociate With Terrorist Group

Isis Coney Island — no connection to the terrorist group — has been getting some nasty complaints.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/15/2014

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Wayne County Relaunches ‘Narcotics And Morality Unit’ To Fight Drugs, Prostitution

The unit, which was disbanded a year ago due to budget cuts, was revived as a pilot program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2014

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1,000 Arrests Made In Wayne County During 2-Week Multi-Agency Police Operation

The results are in from a wide-scale police operation in Wayne County aimed at getting criminals off the streets.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2014

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“I Used To Think I Was Pretty Good At Texting And Driving,” Said Student Using Driving Simulator, Striking Pedestrian

It was a sobering lesson Wednesday for students on the campus of WSU as Allstate brought a driving simulator to teach kids the dangers of texting and driving.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2014

Slow Roll break during a Monday evening ride. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

Slow Roll Goes Into High Gear After Feature In Apple Ad

Jason Hall, the co-founder of Detroit’s bike ride called the Slow Roll that draws thousands of people from all walks of life into the downtown streets.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2014

The twin towers of the World Trade Center billow smoke after hijacked airliners crashed into them early 11 September, 2001. (credit: HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘I Think God Made A Decision’ Says Michigan Man Who Survived September 11th Attacks

Patrick Anderson of Lansing was in the World Trade Center when the first plane hit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2014

Prince Harry speaks to Joss Stone during the launch of The Queen's Young Leaders Programme at Buckingham Palace on July 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Is Joss Stone Dating Britain’s Prince Harry?

There have been Internet rumblings about the potential pairing of singer Joss Stone and Britain’s Prince Harry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2014

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‘Hardcore Pawn’ Stars Lend Hand To Build Habitat For Humanity Homes

Habitat for Humanity has started its “Blitz Build” in the city’s Morningside community with a little star power.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2014

Volunteers works on a flood damaged basement in Oak Park. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Disaster Response Team Helps Repair Flood Damaged Homes… And More Volunteers Are Needed

“They had two bedrooms and the laundry room and a bathroom and a playroom for the kids…and it’s totally destroyed,”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2014

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Mother Of Murdered Armada Teen Asks, ‘What Did She Do So Wrong?’

It’s like a nightmare from which she can’t wake up, says April Millsap’s mom.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2014

Tomatoes at a Forgotten Harvest food pantry. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ) File

Food Pantry Serves Families Starving In The Suburbs

“We have people who are taking food who have lost their jobs. We have people who are underemployed. We have people who have incredible medical expenses, who simply can’t pay their bills.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

Tom Derry and Sarah Aittama were married at Navin Field on August 3, 2014 where Tigers Stadium once stood. (credit: Sandra McNeill/WWJ)

Bride Rides Lawn Tractor At Navin Field For Baseball-Themed Wedding

Once the site of Tiger Stadium, Navin Field served as the location for a themed wedding complete with a baseball bat arch, popcorn, peanuts and cracker jacks.

08/04/2014

Phil Mitchell and his wife, Joan, retired to Detroit. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WW)

Would You Retire To Detroit? Couple Loves Living At The Book Cadillac

“We just got tired of being isolated from people … So that’s when we got the idea to move downtown.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2014

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Too Darn Hot? Here’s How To Make Your Own Air Conditioner

Daniel Fabrizio of Warren used items he already had around his home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/22/2014

Sadie Bell (Booking photo)

Woman Convicted Of Shooting Lover Over Poor Sex Performance Granted Bond

Oakland County prosecutors are fighting the release of a 58-year-old Southfield woman in bizarre shooting case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2014

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Smart Phone App Will Provide Detroit Voters With Access To Absentee Ballot

It’s a new way to get an absentee ballot for the August primary in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2014

Police investigate after a 2-year-old girl was killed, and two others wounded in a shooting at a public housing complex in Inkster. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Point-Blank Murder Of 2-Year-Old Violates ‘Rules Of The Street,’ Says Chief Of Psychiatry

Dr. Shiner says that an estimated one to two percent of the population has no empathy for others and they are capable of anything.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2014

CHICAGO - JUNE 4:  Kirk Gibson #23 of the Detroit Tigers stands at the plate during the game against the Chicago White Sox at the New Comiskey Park on June 4, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. The Tigers defeated the White Sox 8-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Back To The Future With World Series Winning Tiger Team Of 1984

It’s a special tribute at the ballpark to the last Detroit Tiger team to win the World Series two decades ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2014

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‘Tongue In Cheek’ Brad Ausmus ‘Wife Beater’ Now Available

First a slip of the tongue — now a t-shirt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2014

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Greenfield Village Center Of Filming For New Web TV Show

They are a mission to document Americana and prove that the American Dream is not dead …

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Beckerman #5 of the United States Men's National Team in action against Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.

World Cup Soccer Fans Logging Screen Time, Cheering On Team USA

The world has been going crazy this week for the World Cup and some local fans are putting in a lot of time watching the games, too.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2014

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