Scrap Metal

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State Laws Not Deterring Thieves From Scrapping In Detroit, Even In Churches

Regina Brown, a member of Landmark Church of God in Christ, said that their building on John R. near 8 Mile was robbed twice in one week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2014

Jan McCoury. (WWJ/Charlie Langton)

Husband And Wife Team Have A Passion For Scrappin’

This husband and wife team from Rochester Hills have discovered a whole new live together, thanks to garbage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/09/2014

Michigan House OKs Metal Theft Bill After Deal

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the vote was “great news” for his city and other communities struggling with illegal scrappers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2014

Copper pipes (credit: istock)

Metal Theft Bill Hung Up Despite Leaders’ Push

The legislation would tighten rules in what can be a lucrative scrap metal market, giving police and prosecutors more tools to bolster cases against thieves.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/16/2014

Pipes ripped from the walls, toilets smashed - just some of the damage caused by alleged 'scrappers' in search of a quick cash for scrap metals. (Photo/Kindred Ministries)

Scrapped To Death: City, Community Leaders Push For Legislation To Ban Quick Buck For Stolen Metals

Michigan ranks 10th in scrap metal theft in the nation and community leaders says it’s time to pass laws that will cut off the quick cash for those who steal metal and sell it to disreputable scrap yards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014


After Millions Spent On Repairs, I-94 Is Dark Again Thanks To Copper Thieves

Copper thieves are at it again in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2013


Bi-Partisan Support For Bill To Thwart Metal Thieves

“We have people stealing farm machinery, copper plumbing from homes, air conditioners from schools and copper from our wind turbines in the area,” said GOP Rep. Paul Muxlow.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2013

Man Arrested In Scrap Case Involving Rail Crossing

Authorities say they arrested a man for trying to sell counterweights off railroad crossing arms to a Detroit business that deals in scrap metal.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

Detropia (Credit Facebook Detropia)

‘Detropia’ Documentary Wins Award At Sundance Festival

The movie, made in part, by several people native to the metro area, shows the bleaker side of life in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2012