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Prisoner Hangs Himself At Wayne County Jail

Sources tell WWJ the incident happened sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2014

Artist rendering of the Woodward Light Rail. (Credit: m-1rail.com)

Why Was A Local Bid On The Woodward Rail Project Rejected?

The head of the M-1 rail project is denying claims that a contractor lost out on work as a result of being caught up in the failed jail debacle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

Artist rendering of the Woodward Light Rail. (Credit: m-1rail.com)

Contractor: Failed Jail Caused Loss Of M-1 Rail Project; Awarded To Cali. Company

“M-1 chose to begin negotiations with another contractor to avoid being subjected to public criticism. So now, many of the jobs and revenues are going to out-of-state contractors instead of staying in state.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

Mike Duggan, Carol Cain and Sheriff Benny Napoleon at the Detroit Economic Club "Conversation with the Candidates" which was held at Cobo Center. Duggan and Napoleon are vying to become the next mayor  of Detoit in the Nov 5 election. (credit: Jeff Kowalsky)

Michigan Matters Exclusive: Mayoral Debates Continue

With the clock ticking down to the Nov. 5 election, mayoral candidates Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon met in their second forum at the Detroit Economic Club where they talked of crime, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and moving into Manoogian Mansion.

10/25/2013

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1-Person Grand Jury To Look At Failed Jail Project

One person will have the say as to whether there was criminal activity over the $91 million cost overrun of the Wayne County Jail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/19/2013

Kym Worthy. (File Photo -Credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Criminal Investigation Launched Into Over-Budget County Jail Project

Kym Worthy wrote to the county auditor Willie Mayo that information he supplied her led to an investigation of possible fraud in the project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2013

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano (Credit: WWJ  Newsradio 950) FILE

Ficano Tries To Explain Wayne County Jail Debacle

The unfinished downtown Wayne County Jail is in limbo.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2013

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Ficano Suggests Scrapping Half-Finished Jail Project

With construction suspended for running millions over budget, Wayne County Exec Bob Ficano is now recommending walking away from the downtown Detroit jail project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

DPD Tactical Ops CO Renee Hall addresses 22 new DPD Officers -at the funeral of Charles Armour. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Where To Put The Wayne County Jail

The other day I drove through old neighborhoods on Detroit’s east side.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2013

Rocky Marquez (Booking Photo)

Inmate Charged After Switching IDs With Escapee

Federal authorities have charged a Wayne County jail inmate with assisting the escape of another inmate by switching identity wristbands.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/02/2013

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