After 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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First a slip of the tongue — now a t-shirt.
They are a mission to document Americana and prove that the American Dream is not dead …
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.
Detroit police have lost one of their own.
An enthusiastic crowd of race-goers attended Sunday’s Grand Prix race on Belle Isle.
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.
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.
It’s a debate raging in Washtenaw County … to drill or not to drill?
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.
Now a motivational speaker, Frank Meeink says his message is about empathy for others, regardless of religion or race.
The film is the brainchild of former accountant Anthony Broughton, a proud graduate of Cass Tech High School.
It’s the end of an era for a video store in Clawson that catered to film buffs.
State Senator Rick Jones has co-sponsored legislation making it illegal to post sexually graphic pictures of someone without their written permission.
It was a heartbreaking arraignment, with the baby’s mother sobbing throughout the proceedings.
Detroit Police working all night to round-up drug dealers and parole violators… for “Operation April Showers.”
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.
The world’s highest mountain has seen its deadliest-ever disaster Friday.
Five people have been arrested, including a mother-daughter Macomb County team.
Deborah Hughes stepped in while Utash was being attacked and told the men who were kicking and beating him on the ground to stop.
“We’ve found bone fragments and ashes again and again…”
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.
Rifino Valentine started Valentine Distilling company in 2008, in the depths of the recession.
The couple are believed to have been stealing to fuel a drug habit.
“Enjoy the moment, enjoy the NHL, enjoy being a Red Wing, and take it all in,” Lidstrom said.
Dave Tinney drove 30 minutes each way from Fairhaven to the new Martha Washington Bakery in Hamtramck just to pick up four dozen paczki.
They’re taking to social media to urge local Muslims to stop using the word “abeed.”
State Attorney General Bill Schuette states that the ban is to ensure that relations benefit, rather than harm, society and threatens to appeal if the ban is overturned.
White Castle’s Daina Ford says many locations like the one in Ferndale are filled up on reservations for the meal and many are repeat customers.
It’s your chance to see one of the oddest Olympic sports up close and personal.
His friend Robert Guzman says Lehr wanted to be buried like a “cowboy in the 1800s,” so he and a few friends built him a special pine box where he was laid out in front of the stage.