Virgil Smith

Virgil Smith, right, appears in court. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Charged With Domestic Violence And Assault, State Senator Virgil Smith Returns To Work

“This is the first time in two weeks that he has shown up for work, given his difficulties with the law…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

Virgil Smith (FILE)

Michigan Senate Leader Hints At Resignation Of Senator Facing Assault Charges

The leader of the Michigan Senate says a senator facing criminal charges should give “serious consideration” to whether or not he can still serve his constituents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2015

State Sen. Virgil Smith is arraigned via video in 36th District Court in Detroit. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

State Senator Virgil Smith Arraigned On Assault, Domestic Violence, Firearms Charges

Bond for Virgil Smith was set at $25K, 10 percent, on the condition he does not have contact with his ex-wife.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2015

Detroit Police Chief James Craig talks with reporters. credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ

State Sen. Virgil Smith Arrested For Assault After 10 Shots Fired At Ex-Wife’s Car

“There was no special treatment given,” said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2015

Virgil Smith (FILE)

Detroit Police Investigating Shooting At State Senator’s House

Detroit Police are investigating a shooting at the home of State Senator Virgil Smith on Sunday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2015

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

State Senator Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Crimes Against Seniors

“Our elder population, they’re more vulnerable,” says Virgil Smith,

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2014

FILE Photo. (JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Bills Put ‘More Teeth’ Behind Blight Busts

An attack aimed at blighted properties across the state is gaining speed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2012

Senator: Emergency Manager Would Not Work For Detroit

One state lawmaker says an emergency manager would not work for the City of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

Debate On Second Bridge To Canada Could See Movement

The on again, off again, debate of whether or not to build a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor is on again this week at the state capitol.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2011

Virgil Smith (FILE)

Detroit State Senator To Hold Facebook Town Hall

State Sen. Virgil Smith, D-Detroit, said Wednesday that he will hold a Facebook town hall meeting on Wednesday, Aug.10 at noon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2011