Gilda Jacobs

Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed late last night May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rachel Jacobs, Daughter Of Former Michigan Senator, Among The Dead In Train Derailment

“This is an unthinkable tragedy. Rachel was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend. She was devoted to her family,” read the statement.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 13:  Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least six people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Daughter Of Longtime Michigan Senator Gilda Jacobs Missing After Philly Train Derailment

Jacobs, who left the state Senate in 2010 to work with the Michigan League for Human Services, has flown to the East Coast, but has yet to receive any information on her daughter.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

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Pros And Cons Of Proposal 1 Debated During WWJ Newsradio News Special

“Even in its best year – 40 percent goes to nothing related to the roads – it doesn’t repair our roads.”

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

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On Equal Pay Day, A Call For Equality For Michigan Women

On average, caucasian women are paid only 77 percent of what men are paid; and for women of color, the gap is significantly wider.

CBS Detroit–04/08/2014

New Cap On Cash Welfare For Michigan Residents

A new law signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Snyder will limit the time a Michigan resident can receive welfare.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2011