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Report: Mich. Child Welfare Improving, Needs Work

Michigan’s child welfare system got some good marks in the latest report by court-appointed monitors, but it still faces many challenges in protecting children and licensing foster homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2013


11-Year-Old Held In Attempted Abduction Of 6-Year-Old Boy

An 11-year-old Michigan boy faces attempted kidnapping and assault charges after a 6-year-old was lured from a yard and led away from his home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2013

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Tigers Now Accepting Nominations For ‘Kids Opening Day’ Participants

The Detroit Tigers are now accepting nominations for children ages 5-14 to participate in the Detroit Tigers “Kids Opening Day” on Sunday, April 7 when the Tigers host the New York Yankees at 1:05 p.m.

97.1 The Ticket–02/19/2013

Recalled dresser by Million Dollar Baby.

Recall Issued For Potentially Deadly Dresser

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says manufacturer Million Dollar Baby is voluntarily recalling 18,000 children’s- four- drawer-dressers.


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6th Graders Help City Design Proposed Splash Pad

Zeeland Christian School sixth-graders will be helping Zeeland officials put together a “splash pad” proposal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2013

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Best Resources For Homeschool Families In Detroit

These Metro Detroit organizations are geared towards providing homeschooling families with the support and interaction they need.


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Former Red Wings Encourage Kids To Get Fit

Former Detroit Red Wings champ Kris Draper suited up as a goalie on Thursday for a one-on-one against his former linemate Kirk Maltby.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2013

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Cooking Ideas For Kids From Detroit Chefs

Instead of yet another fast-food meal, spend some time in the kitchen with your kids preparing one of these simple, healthy meals.


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Christmas Time Tradition: What Does It All Mean?

Christmas traditions abound but do you recall why we hang stockings by the fireplace?

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/25/2012

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Parents Worry Their Child Could Be ‘Next Adam Lanza’

A local psychiatrist specializing in children says the number of calls coming into his office has doubled since last Friday

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/20/2012