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Plan For Belle Isle Utopia Revived After Bankruptcy Filing

An outlandish idea is gaining some interest now that Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 protection.

07/31/2013

Belle Isle Beach (credit: Belle Isle Conservancy/Facebook)

Cash-Strapped Detroit Doesn’t Test Water At Belle Isle Beach

Officials say Detroit stopped testing the water at Belle Isle Beach along the Detroit River for E. coli last year because of its financial difficulties.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2013

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Scorcher Alert: Belle Isle Offers Cool Respite

With temperatures set to scorch, metro Detroiters are making plans to stay cool Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

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Swimmers Race At Belle Isle For Motor City Mile

It was a day at the races for swimmers over at Belle Isle beach for the Motor City Mile that took place on Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

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Panic At Detroit Fireworks Apparently Sparked By Firecrackers, Not Gunfire

A police official says a group of teenagers who threw firecrackers into a crowd at Monday night’s fireworks show in Detroit sparked a series of events that sent hundreds of people running from the riverfront.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

Fireworks at the 55th annual Ford Fireworks. (WWJ/Rob Davidek)

Police Can’t Confirm If Shots Fired During Fireworks

The annual Detroit fireworks are in the books, but not before some scary moments for people near Hart Plaza.

06/24/2013

Police check bags as people enter the Hart Plaza area for the Fireworks display Monday night. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Security At Forefront For Detroit Police During Fireworks Display

Police say once capacity on Hart Plaza is reached folks can’t leave and re-enter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

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Belle Isle Closed To Vehicle Traffic Until 2pm Monday

Police cars, with lights flashing, are posted on either side of barricades that are keeping vehicles off the island.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2013

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Metallica’s Orion Music Festival Aims To Make Detroit Permanent Home

Metallica’s Orion Music Festival will call Belle Isle home this Saturday and Sunday, but organizers are hoping for a more permanent arrangement.

06/07/2013

Amy Berlin gets ready for a grand ride on Belle Isle. (WWJ/Kathryn Larson)

Bucket List Shortened After Sweet Ride Around Grand Prix Track

Top chef to the racing world Jaron Brounson thought riding with his boss would be a piece of cake.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2013

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