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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

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Company Says Pet Coke Piles Along Detroit River Will Be Gone By August

A company has stopped accepting shipments of petroleum coke at a site along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

Detroit Riverwalk (WWJ Photo/Kasey Stoddart)

Drunk Man Arrested After Swimming Across Detroit River

A man who wanted to prove he could swim across the Detroit River from Canada to the U.S. ended up prompting and international rescue operation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

Courtesy Urban Design Associates.

Plans Call For $60M Detroit Riverfront Development

A developer plans to build five blocks of apartments, town houses and small-scale retail on Detroit’s east riverfront.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2013

Sheriff's Dive Team - FILE PHOTO (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950) FILE.

Divers Recover Body From Truck In Detroit River

The body of a 54-year-old woman has been recovered from a submerged truck that onlookers saw plunge into the Detroit River in Wyandotte.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2013

APBA Gold Cup races along the Detroit River. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Points Leader Jimmy Shane Ready For Final Day Of Gold Cup Race

Sunday wraps up the 104th DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup race along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2013

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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

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Peters: State Looking Into Pet Coke Dust Issue

Michigan environmental officials are looking into the effect that dust from petroleum coke piles is having along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

Wayne State University Law School Professor Nick Schroeck is interviewed by reporters as Congressman Gary Peters (left) looks on. Wayne State University photo.

Wayne State Prof Goes Public Over Pet Coke Concern

Mountains of petroleum coke — a byproduct of oil refining from tar sands in Alberta, Canada — have drawn public concern from politicians, environmental experts, community activists, business owners and residents in the southwest Detroit neighborhood where the black mounds have been deposited along the riverfront since late fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2013

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