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Charles Simkins faces a preliminary hearing in 52-1 District Court. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Iraq War Vet Faces Hearing, Charged With Murder In Neighbor’s Death In Dispute Over Dog

Could post traumatic stress disorder have played a role in a dispute that led a Walled Lake man, and former U.S. Marine, to shoot and kill his neighbor?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2014

Anthony DiLisio (Facebook Photo)

Plans Pass Senate To Rename Post Office For Mich. Marine Anthony DiLisio

Plans are moving forward to rename a metro Detroit post office in honor of a U.S. Marine from Michigan who died in 2010 while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/22/2012

Amir Hekmati (Credit: freeamir.org)

Art Aims To Draw Attention To Detained American Amir Hekmati

An art exhibition opening this week in Detroit aims to help build support for the release of a former U.S. Marine who is imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2012

Amir Hekmati (Credit: freeamir.org)

Family Worries After Iran’s President Says He’s Unaware Of Imprisoned Ex-Marine

The sister of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran on espionage charges says she’s worried and shocked that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he’s not familiar with her brother’s case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2012

The family of Amir Hekmati held a news conference with the Council for Islamic-American Relations in suburban Detroit in which they appealed to Iran to release Hekmati on humanitarian grounds. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Family Pleads With Iran To Free Jailed Ex-Marine

The family of Amir Hekmati, who was arrested while visiting his grandmothers in Iran in August 2011, held a news conference with the Council for Islamic-American Relations in which they appealed to Iran to release the ex-Marine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2012

Vigil Planned For Ex-Marine Held By Iran

The family of Amir Hekmati says the 7 p.m. Tuesday vigil will take place Mott Community College in Flint.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2012

US: Glad Ex-Marine Off Death Row, Still Worried

The State Department says it’s relieved that Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned a death sentence against an Iranian-American ex-Marine but says U.S. officials “remain troubled” by his “lack of legal rights” and reports of his deteriorating health after a year behind bars.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

Flags Ordered Lowered Friday For Michigan Marine

Gov. Snyder has ordered U.S. flags lowered Friday for a Marine sergeant from Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula who was killed in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012

Lois Stevens (left), Steven Stevens (center) and Steve Stevens (right). Family photo.

Detroit Marine’s Body Returned To Michigan

- The remains of a 23-year-old Marine who was killed in Afghanistan were returned to Michigan on Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2012

Dossin Great Lakes Museum. (Photo Credit: detroithistorical.org)

Dossin Museum To Host Maritime Symposium

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is hosting a symposium in two weeks that will provide visitors with the chance to meet maritime authors, shipwreck divers and historians.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2012

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