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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

Detroit Police Officer Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Detroit police have lost one of their own.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2014

Castroneves Collects Win, Fans Give Belle Isle Grand Prix Big Thumbs Up

An enthusiastic crowd of race-goers attended Sunday’s Grand Prix race on Belle Isle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2014

Think You Can Swim? Red Cross Says Half Don’t Meet Swimming Standards

A survey conducted by the Red Cross showed that the majority of Americans say that they have what it takes to be strong swimmers, but 54 percent can’t display critical water safety skills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2014

DPS Holds Teacher Hiring Fair

The Detroit Public Schools say there is a critical need for teachers in the district, so a hiring fair was held to fill the ranks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2014

Scio Residents Fear Oil Drilling In Township Could Contaminate Their Drinking Water

It’s a debate raging in Washtenaw County … to drill or not to drill?

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2014

The Adventure Park In West Bloomfield: An Obstacle Course Hung In The Trees

While I found the challenge exhilarating, not everyone was as impressed. High schooler Eric Bixby said he liked it, but he won’t be back any time soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

Former Neo-Nazi Skinhead To Speak At Holocaust Memorial Center

Now a motivational speaker, Frank Meeink says his message is about empathy for others, regardless of religion or race.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2014

Film Shows Detroit In Its Best Light – Past And Present

The film is the brainchild of former accountant Anthony Broughton, a proud graduate of Cass Tech High School.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2014

Thomas Video To Close Its Doors After 40 Years Of Business

It’s the end of an era for a video store in Clawson that catered to film buffs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2014

Proposed Bill Would Outlaw ‘Revenge Porn’ In Michigan

State Senator Rick Jones has co-sponsored legislation making it illegal to post sexually graphic pictures of someone without their written permission.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2014

Torture, Child Abuse Among Charges In Beating Of 6-Month-Old

It was a heartbreaking arraignment, with the baby’s mother sobbing throughout the proceedings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2014

Detroit Police “April Showers” Raids Bring Multiple Arrests

Detroit Police working all night to round-up drug dealers and parole violators… for “Operation April Showers.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2014

‘The Lorax’ Inspires Developer In Fight Against Detroit Blight

The former boarding house was in such bad shape that all he could salvage were the four walls, the carved wood banister and some leaded windows.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2014

Everest Climber Knew Many Of The Sherpa Guides Killed In Avalanche

The world’s highest mountain has seen its deadliest-ever disaster Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2014

$3M In Victoria’s Secret Products Among Items Stolen In Massive Retail Fraud Ring

Five people have been arrested, including a mother-daughter Macomb County team.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2014

Detroit Nurse Hailed A Hero; Stepping In To Stop The Attack On Driver Beaten By Mob

Deborah Hughes stepped in while Utash was being attacked and told the men who were kicking and beating him on the ground to stop.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2014

Old Tiger Stadium Site Still Popular With Fans, In This Life And Beyond

“We’ve found bone fragments and ashes again and again…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2014

Compelling Stories Tie Medical Marijuana To Relief From Symptoms Of Trauma, Disease

The Mayor of the tiny town of Montrose, Michigan put in a plug for medical marijuana dispensaries as a State Senate committee takes testimony on a bill Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2014

Spirits Move Valentine Distilling To Open Second Location

Rifino Valentine started Valentine Distilling company in 2008, in the depths of the recession.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2014

Police: ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ Team Arrested For String Of Oakland County Break-Ins

The couple are believed to have been stealing to fuel a drug habit.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2014

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