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Vickie’s City Beat Blog

DETROIT DOWNTOWN

Proposed Consent Agreement Sparks War Of Words Between The State And Its Largest City

The barbs are flying over a controversial consent agreement proposed to help get the city of Detroit’s financial house in order.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing waits in line to collect his pay check during an audit of the city's payroll. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Vickie Thomas: Ghost Employees On Detroit’s Payroll?

Are there “ghost employees” sitting on the City of Detroit’s payroll?

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2012

(credit: WKAR-TV)

Governor’s Safe Speech Sidesteps Detroit’s Financial Tsunami

In State of the State speech, Governor Rick Snyder skirts the issue of an emergency manager possibly stepping in to take over Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2012

Forgotten Harvest 3rd Annual Holiday Dinner For The Homeless

Huge Holiday Dinner For Homeless Highlights Reason For The Season

Volunteers humbled by huge holiday meal for the homeless hosted by Forgotten Harvest and The Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2011

Detroit church sandwiched by burned out apartment building and vacant houses. (credit: WWJ / Vickie Thomas)

Arsonist Shines Light On Blight And Detroit House Of Worship

A series of arson fires highlight a devastated Detroit neighborhood and a house of worship that stands as a beacon of hope.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/13/2011

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Bing Confidant: ‘Detroit Needs An Emergency Manager’

Former Bing Apponitee Charlie Beckham Believes State’s Review of Detroit’s books Is A Prelude To Emergency Manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2011

Detroit. File photo (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Doomsday In Detroit?

As the mayor prepares to deliver a sobering message on the Detroit financial crisis, a councilman says 2,300 city employees could get pink slipped as we enter the holiday season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Occupy Detroit Protesters Fare Better Than Others Across The U.S.

As police in riot gear and swat teams break up anti-Wall Street protests across the country, here in Motown all is quiet at “Occupy Detroit.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011

Attorney Anthony Chambers (WWJ File)

‘Underwear Bomber’ Case Fizzles – But Why?

Revealing photo may have led to guilty plea by “Underwear Bomber.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2011

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at Call to Action on Welfare Cuts

City Works To Weave Web For Those Cut From Welfare Rolls

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is working to put a safety net in place for thousands of Detroiters cut off from receiving cash welfare payments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2011