River Days

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Police Chief: Detroit Fireworks, River Days Festival Safest In Recent History

“We called on our community to step up, assist us…It worked.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2015

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Annual River Days Festival Kicks Off Summer In The Motor City

Detroit’s annual GM River Days festival kicked off with sunny skies and steady crowds on the downtown riverfront Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2015

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Detroit Police Looking For ‘Volunteer Angels’ To Spot Suspicious Activity After Extended Curfew Rejected

Police say they’re looking for exceptional community members to serve as the department’s “eyes and ears” during this weekend’s big events.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/17/2015

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Detroit City Council Rejects Plan To Extend Youth Curfew Over 4 Days

“Don’t tell black people how to raise their children,” said Ron Scott, speaking against the proposal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2015

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Detroit City Council Expected To Approve 4-Day Curfew For Anyone Under 18

If youth are caught unsupervised during curfew hours, they could be detained and their parents fined upwards of $500.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2015

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Detroit Considers Extending Curfew From 1 To 4 Days Around Fireworks; Is It Unconstitutional?

Council member Andre Spivey said an expanded curfew seems to have “racial overtones” in the predominantly black city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2015

River Days festival, 2013. (credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

Zip Line, Tuskegee Airmen Airshow New To This Year’s River Days Festival In Detroit

Organizers announced the 9th annual festival will run June 19-21.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2015

An aerial view of downtown is seen on January 25, 2006 in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Detroit will host Super Bowl 40 (XL) on February 5. (Photo by Fabrizio Costantini/Getty Images)

Police Investigate Threats Of Violence Planned During Fireworks

There have been some online rumblings about planned shootings and gang members engaging in the so-called “knockout game” at the Ford Fireworks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2014

Sculpture by artist Ray Katz. (RiverDays dot com)

Open Air ArtScape Will Kick Off Detroit River Days

The Detroit Riverwalk will be home to the city’s newest art installation beginning Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2014

George Clinton performs during the first day of the Hop Farm music festival in Paddock Wood, Kent, on June 29, 2012.  (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL)

River Days Wrap Up With George Clinton Headlining

Sunday is the final day for GM River Days festival in Detroit and it will headlined by a blast from the past.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/23/2013