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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

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: Is Petcoke Storage Near Detroit River Is Safe?

Congressman Gary Peters is pushing for further studies to confirm the chemical piles are safe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Grosse Ile’s Sugar Island Beach Opens To Public Saturday

A beach on the Detroit River’s Sugar Island is opening to the public Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

Partial shot of the mound which now blocks view of Windsor, Ontario. (credit:Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Gary Peters Wants Detroit Pet Coke Probe

Michigan U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has taken to the House floor to criticize the storage of large piles of an oil-refining byproduct along the Detroit River

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway (Credit: fws.gov)

Work Complete At Ex-Brownfield Site On Detroit River

Major environmental restoration work has been completed on a former industrial site along the Detroit River, officials announced Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

Partial shot of the mound which now blocks view of Windsor, Ontario. (credit:Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Tests: Mounds Of Petroleum Waste Are Safe

Tests by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality have found that hulking black mounds along the banks of the Detroit River in southwest Detroit don’t pose a threat to human health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2013

Detroit River (credit: istock)

Hospital Hopes To Identify Man Pulled From River

“Our goal is to find members of his family,” said DMC spokesman Alton Gunn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

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