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Traveler From Liberia Monitored For Ebola As Precaution While He Visits Michigan

The man from Liberia is visiting family in Oak Park and while he has shown no signs of illness, the C.D.C. has asked the man to self-monitor himself.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/17/2014

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Communities Juggle State Marijuana Laws With Recent Local Decriminalization

To date, eleven communities across the state have attempted decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, and all eleven have succeeded.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2014

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Oak Park, Hazel Park Voters Approve Marijuana Proposals

Voters in two Detroit-area communities have approved ballot proposals legalizing marijuana for personal use.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2014

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Michigan Begins Congressional Delegation Shakeup; Taxes, Legalizing Pot Dominate Local Elections

It is the most open seats since 1992 — when redistricting, retirements and a primary upset ushered out seven of 18 House members.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/05/2014

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Oakland County Communities To Vote On Limited Decriminalization Of Marijuana

Tim Beck is known as the “godfather” of marijuana in Michigan, had successfully led the state-wide initiative five years ago to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2014

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2 Suspects In Custody After Shooting In Oak Park Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Oak Park police say two men and one woman were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2014

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Marijuana Decriminalization Plans Submitted In Oak Park, Hazel Park

Supporters of marijuana decriminalization have submitted petitions to place the issue before voters in two northern Detroit suburbs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2014

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Police Search For 3rd Suspect In Toy Gun Robbery Spree

Police are searching for a third suspect wanted in a series of violent crimes throughout metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

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Leaders & Innovators: Michael Mihalich

Michael Mihalich is CEO and founder of MJR Digital Cinemas in Oak Park. MJR Digital Cinemas has eight locations with 132 screens in Michigan. More than 30 years ago, Mihalich moved to Detroit and started MJR Theatre Service Inc., with about 90 screens. MJR has a history of expansion and industdry firsts, including its Chesterfield Township location, which was one of the first theaters in the United States to be converted to stadium seating. Recently, MJR’s Marketplace Cinema 20 in Sterling Heights has been the top grossing theater in Michigan. The company recently announced that it will build a $16 million, 74,000-square-foot theater in Troy. Scheduled to open in 2014, the theater will feature the MJR Epic Experience for extra comfort and the MJR Studio Bar & Lounge. Mihalich started his career at Warner Brothers and worked his way through various positions. He then partnered with Jim Payne and Marvin Mann to form Midwest Entertainment, an independent distribution, booking and buying company, which he later sold. He then worked at Cooperative Theatres of Ohio before founding MJR. Mihalich also has been the executive producer on three films, including “The Rosary Murders” with the screenplay written by Fred Walton and Elmore Leonard. Mihalich attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship until an injury ended his career.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2013

Police Find Teen Shot To Death In Oak Park

As police were responding to a report of shots fired, they received word of a possible carjacking in the same area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2013

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