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Lansing Officials Report 12 Homicides In 2012

Lansing officials say the city had 12 homicides last year, the most since 2008 when it had the same number.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2013


Mayor, Police Chief Respond To Shocking Murder Rates In Detroit

Across the city of Detroit, residents are growing weary of the violence — especially after crime statistics revealed 386 criminal homicides took place in the Motor City during 2012. So, what are city leaders doing about the problem?

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/04/2013


Father Faces Jail For Spraying ‘B.O.’ Smell In Son’s School

The smell is advertised as a “power–packed, super–concentrated liquid (that) begins to evaporate filling the air with a genuine, foul butt–crack smell with hints of dead animal and fresh poo.”

CBS Detroit–12/19/2012

A Detroit SWAT Team tank on site of suspected barricaded gunman. (WWJ/Kathryn Larson)

Man Allegedly Shoots Victim 4 Times, Then Heads To Dialysis Appointment

Police said the suspect shot the victim four times Sunday morning and was believed to be holed up inside a home off Warren.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2012


Suspect In Armed Robbery Of Elderly Couple Arraigned In Detroit

Detroit police say 27-year old Anthony Evan was carrying a gun when he forced an elderly woman inside a home on Mendota on Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2012

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Debate Over Security Measures In Royal Oak

A debate is heating up in downtown Royal Oak over whether businesses should be allowed to use rolling gates over doors and windows for security purposes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2012

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Man Killed In Inkster, 10th Murder Since July Police Layoffs

One resident said she makes sure she’s at home at night because of the increase in violent crime in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2012


US Marshals Get New Tools For Anonymous Tips

The U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team has new tools to help track down fugitives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/10/2012

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Police Search For Suspect In Shooting Of Detroit Teen

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a 16-year-old boy after becoming angry during a game the two were playing together.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2012

View of Detroit from the Greektown Casino parking deck. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Survey: Half Of Detroiters Plan To Leave The City

“We were stunned when 58 percent of the residents told us crime and safety were the biggest daily struggles they face in Detroit,” Glengariff president Richard Czuba said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2012