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Detroit Police Chief James Craig speaks at a news conference, announcing the indictment of 33 gang members.  (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ)

33 Indicted In Multi-Agency Southwest Detroit Gang Bust

The “Latin Counts” street gang is accused of numerous crimes and criminal enterprises.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2014

Fire truck. (Credit: Ray Templin)

Residents Call For Better Fire Response In Southwest Detroit Neighborhood

One firefighter said that the closest ladder truck to Engine Company 33, Ladder 13, is about four miles away.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

(credit: WWJ Newsradio 950) File

Body Found In Southwest Detroit

Detroit police are investigating after a body was found near an abandoned car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2014

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 in May, 2013. (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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