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George Cushingberry. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Detroit Police Chief: Councilman Cushingberry Got Special Treatment

A sergeant is facing disciplinary action.

01/24/2014

Councilman George Cushingberry (L) was clearly distracted during Friday's City Council meeting, looking at his phone instead of taking part in discussions, after news broke of his recent run in with police. Cushingberry was cited for not using a turn signal after being stopped by police while leaving a strip club, despite officers finding an open bottle of alcohol and marijuana in his vehicle. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Craig Orders Probe After Councilman Let Off Despite Alleged Open Intox, Pot In Car

Another scandal involving Detroit’s police department and city council is in the making.

01/10/2014

Brenda Jones (credit: City of Detroit)

Brenda Jones Elected Detroit City Council President

She unseated Saunteel Jenkins, who’d been in the seat since July.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2014

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex, downtown Detroit. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Tax Breaks Approved, Outrage At Meeting To Discuss Plans For New Red Wings Arena

The Detroit City Council has approved potential tax breaks in the event plans go ahead for a new Red Wings arena.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2013

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex, downtown Detroit. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Residents, Business Owners Concerned Over New Red Wings Arena

Detroit City Council schedules a special session for Friday morning to discuss plans for a potential new hockey arena for the Red Wings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2013

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex downtown Detroit. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit City Council To Discuss New Red Wings Arena Deal

City Council has called a special session Friday to discuss a management agreement for a Detroit Red Wings sports arena and entertainment complex just outside downtown.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2013

A view of Detroit from Belle Isle (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Mich. Board To Consider Belle Isle Lease Proposals

The state’s proposal is to lease the island for 30 years, while the Detroit City Council is proposing a 10 year lease.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2013

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Detroit City Council Rejects Plan For $350M Loan

Detroit City Council has rejected plans for a $350 million loan to help the cash-strapped city pay off some of its massive pension debt.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

Detroit City Council votes to reject the Belle Isle lease. (credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

Detroit City Council Rejects Belle Isle Lease, Proposes New Plan

Detroit City Council members have voted to reject the state’s agreement to lease Belle Isle and proposed an alternative plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

Belle Isle bridge. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

Detroit City Council To Vote On Leasing Belle Isle

Will Belle Isle become another state park? The Detroit City Council will decide on Monday if a proposed lease agreement with the state will be approved.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

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