Vickie’s City Beat Blog

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Native Detroiter Returns Home To Put On Art X Detroit Performance

“People have rolled up their sleeves here. People are putting their hands in dirt. People are making art,” said Aku Kadogo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2013

WWJ Photo: Vickie Thomas

Detroit’s New Public Safety Headquarters Turning Heads

Detroit’s men and women in blue will be seeing a lot of green when they move into the new $60 million pubic safety complex.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2013

Ester Collins (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Community Creates Special Quilt

Over 100 people from all walks of life joined forces in Detroit to stitch together a masterpiece.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2013

Kwame Kilpatrick Federal Corruption Trial Week In Review

The week kicked off with a bit of a blow for the prosecution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

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Kwame Kilpatrick Federal Corruption Trial Week In Review

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is charged with fraud, bribery, tax crimes and racketeering conspiracy. His father, Bernard Kilpatrick and Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson are also on trial in Detroit federal court. Trial Update by Vickie […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2013

Kwame Kilpatrick Federal Corruption Trial Week In Review

City contractor Johnson Akinwusi wrapped up his testimony saying he paid nearly $5K for suits the incoming mayor had in layaway.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2012

Bobby Ferguson, center, is seen with his attorneys Mike Rataj and  Gerald Evelyn. (credit: WWJ/Vickie Thomas, File)

Kwame Kilpatrick Federal Corruption Trial Week In Review

A nasty fall by defense attorney Susan Van Dusen on Monday tripped up the trial this week and caused federal prosecutors to re-direct their focus on new allegation not detailed in the 100 page indictment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2012

(Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Kwame Kilpatrick Trial – Week In Review

WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas brings us the latest from the Kwame Kipatrick corruption trial in Detroit federal court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2012

(Photo: Vickie Thomas) Spike Lee's movie "Red Hook Summer" brings up a troubling subject for some Detroiters.

Blog: Spike Lee Strips Cover Off Shameful Subject In New Film

Sean H. Robinson said: “We put these people on pedestals and don’t think that they are fallible.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2012

WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

Signs Warn Of ‘Crackhead Infestation’ At Detroit Park

One Detroit man is taking an unusual step to warn others about crime in his city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2012

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