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Marathon reps. sit before city council. (photo credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

Council, Residents Voice Concerns Over Detroit Marathon Refinery

Some heated debate before the Detroit City Council surrounding the Marathon refinery in Southwest Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2014

Cleanup in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Detroit Rising: WWJ News Special Examines Transforming Detroit Neighborhoods

The people and programs seeking to transform city neighborhoods were the focus of “Detroit Rising” — a one-hour radio special, heard on WWJ-950 in collaboration with ARISE Detroit!

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/30/2013

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit on Tuesday. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Peters: State Looking Into Pet Coke Dust Issue

Michigan environmental officials are looking into the effect that dust from petroleum coke piles is having along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

Traffic camera image (credit: MDOT)

Warehouse Fire Sends Smoke Over I-75

A big fire burning in southwest Detroit drew a lot of attention from motorists along I-75 near the Rouge River bridge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

(credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ)

Detroit Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

A parade was held on Vernor with live music, horses and marchers in traditional costume.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2013

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GM Opens Community Urban Garden in Southwest Detroit

General Motors is unveiling Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt, a community project where 250 shipping crates from Orion Assembly — home of the Buick Verano and Chevrolet Sonic — are converted into raised garden beds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2012

An abandoned Detroit building is torn down. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Blight Blitz Underway In Southwest Detroit

Southwest Detroit residents stood out in the rain to watch as four apartment buildings deemed dangerous are demolished.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012

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Detroit Cop Struck, Injured On Motorcycle

A Detroit police officer was taken to a local hospital Monday afternoon after was hit by an SUV while driving his department motorcycle.

06/25/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks with reporters in Southwest Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Snyder Says Bridge Project Will Benefit Southwest Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is pledging a “commitment to community benefits” as part of his planned international bridge project, at Thursday morning’s speech before the Southwest Detroit Business Association.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

Aerial view of Southwest Detroit (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Heroic Detroit Neighbor Saves Choking Child

A traumatic scene on Detroit’s southwest side, as a toddler begins choking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

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