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The Robotics Engineering Center of Detroit recently opened in the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation in southwest Detroit. The center will help high school students prepare for the First Robotics competition. (By Edward Cardenas)

First Robotics Engineering Center Opens In Southwest Detroit (Video)

FIRST robotics teams in southwest Detroit received a boost when the Robotics Engineering Center of Detroit recently opened in the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation.

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

Day of the Dead Bread at Prince Valley Market. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Celebratory ‘Day Of The Dead Bread’ Baking In Detroit’s Mexicantown

While some in metro Detroit are busying picking costumes and caving pumpkins, in Mexicantown they are prepping for el Dia de los Muertos or the “Day of the Dead.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2014

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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