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Man Pleads No Contest In 1975 Slayings Of Brothers

A man accused of fatally beating and stabbing two metro Detroit brothers in 1975 has pleaded no contest to manslaughter.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2014

Stretch along I-96 where there is construction and ongoing construction noise. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

Noisy I-96 Construction Project Keeping Neighbors Awake At Night

Dozens of residents who live along the I-96 construction zone are complaining about the overnight noise level of the project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2014

Car Plows Into Livonia Home, Leaving Family Searching For New Digs

It was a close call Saturday afternoon for a Livonia family after a car crashed into their home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2014

3 Men Arrested In String Of Livonia Home Invasions

Police say the trio is suspected in several home invasions over the past few weeks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

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A123 Systems Sells Grid Energy Storage Business

Livonia-based A123 Systems LLC said Monday it had an agreement to sell its grid storage business and other assets in energy storage for the telecom and data storage industries to Japan’s NEC Corp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2014

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Gang Attire Prohibited: Dave & Busters To Enforce Strict Dress Code In Livonia

Baseball caps may be worn, but only facing straight forward or straight back …

CBS Detroit–02/25/2014

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Leaders & Innovators: John Parmentier

JOHN PARMENTIER is president of Paragon Laboratories Inc., in Livonia. Paragon provides chemical, physical, and biological testing services. Parmentier is responsible for developing and implementing the vision and strategic direction of the company. Paragon employs nearly 30 people and serves more than 450 customers, including a number of clients on the Forbes Global 2000 list. The company is experiencing record growth: third quarter revenue increased 11 percent compared to 2012 and the firm recorded its busiest month ever in August 2013. Paragon is capable of performing more than 225 unique analytical procedures and leads the field across a range of substances — including fuels, lubricants, chemicals, and water — for various industries to meet quality and regulatory standards. In addition to companies worldwide, the news media has used Paragon’s tests to develop investigative reports, such as on the amount of additives in gasoline. Parmentier has worked with Paragon for more than 16 years in roles of increasing responsibility and has served as president since 2011. He has been instrumental in developing many of the company’s programs, processes, and systems, including its core values and mission statement, For Health and Happiness. Since 2009, Parmentier has introduced several engagement and development programs aimed at empowering Paragon’s employees, vendors, and the organization, helping it to continue to grow in a highly competitive market. The company’s employees also support local charities, such as Toys for Tots. Parmentier himself is fundraising for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. He received his bachelor’s degree in individualized studies with concentrations in marketing management, communications, and economics from Eastern Michigan University. Read the full profile at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2014

Some of the 72 exhibitors and the crowd of 1,000 at the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship event Thursday in Livonia. WWJ photo / Matt Roush

ACE ’14 Draws 1,000 For Tech Entrepreneurship; Pitch Contest Names Winners

Tech-based entrepreneurship has become big business in Michigan. Just ask the 1,000 people who attended Thursday’s Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship, or ACE ’14, at Livonia’s Burton Manor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2014

Fine For Parking On The Street During Snow Emergency In Livonia Doubles

The measure to raise the fine was approved at Monday night’s City Council meeting by a 6-to-1 vote.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2014

Livonia Stevenson Student Diagnosed With MRSA

School officials say they are following District and Wayne County protocol for this case, and sanitization is under way.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2013

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