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Seat cushions are seen during practice prior to the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on April 5, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Detroit Mayor Bing Likes Wolverines But Picks Syracuse In Tourney

Dave Bing raves about the University of Michigan Wolverines, but Detroit’s mayor is putting his faith — and a dinner bet — on Syracuse University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2013

Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Emergency Financial Manager Officially On The Job In Detroit

Bankruptcy attorney Kevyn Orr is ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

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Business Leaders Pledge $8M For Detroit Police, EMS Vehicles

Private business, including the Penske Corporation, will donate $8 million for 23 EMS units and 100 police cruisers to boost public safety and reduce response times.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

Detroit EFM Kevyn Orr, left, talks to reports on his first day at work in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Orr Begins Work As Detroit’s Emergency Manager

Bankruptcy attorney and turnaround specialist Kevyn Orr arrived downtown Detroit this morning for his first day on the job as emergency financial manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

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Detroit Mayor Announces Plan To Curb Violent Crime

“Detroit One brings the principles of teamwork to law enforcement, as well as the community,” said Mayor Dave Bing,

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2013

WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

Neighbor Makes Plea To Detroit Mayor As Home Goes Up In Flames

“Houses are being burned down, we’re living in squalor, and I’m sick and tired of it. I’m a taxpayer and I do not want or need to live like this. Please mayor, do something,” the Detroiter pleaded.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013

A Detroit neighborhood is shown behind a street sign that has been knocked over March 23, 2011. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Detroiters: It Doesn’t Matter Who Is In Charge, Just Fix The City

Detroiters know all too well that their neighborhoods are filled with abandoned and burned buildings. After putting up with it for so long, residents say they don’t care who is in charge, they just want their city back.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2013

Kevyn Orr, right, takes reporter questions with Gov. Rick Snyder to his left. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

LISTEN: Gov. Snyder Announces Detroit Emergency Manager

Gov. Rick Snyder acknowledged that his decision to appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit is bittersweet.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

Kevyn Orr (handout photo)

Bankruptcy Expert Named Detroit Emergency Manager

The governor’s nominee to become Detroit’s emergency financial manager says the job is the “Olympics of restructuring.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

Detroit police block the street outside federal court while the Kilpatrick verdict is read inside. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

‘A Sad And Sorry Spectacle’: Detroit Reacts To Ex-Mayor’s Corruption Conviction

“I am pleased that this long trial has ended and we can finally put this negative chapter in Detroit’s history behind us,” said Dave Bing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2013