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A Hollywood fire crew prevented a Rosenbauer fire engine from falling into a sinkhole this week after a water main break...
02/05/2023
Fire department nearly loses truck in sinkhole

A Hollywood fire crew prevented a Rosenbauer fire engine from falling into a sinkhole this week after a water main break – and they also managed to save a woman at the scene: https://bit.ly/3jDRpWx

A Hollywood fire crew prevented a Rosenbauer fire engine from falling into a sinkhole this week after a water main break – and they also managed to save a woman at the scene.

Biologists want to retain samples of P-22’s tissue, fur & whiskers for scientific testing, but some representatives of t...
02/05/2023
Tribes, researchers debate final fate of P-22, famed LA puma

Biologists want to retain samples of P-22’s tissue, fur & whiskers for scientific testing, but some representatives of the Chumash, Tataviam & Gabrielino (Tongva) peoples say his body should be returned, untouched, to ancestral lands https://bit.ly/3JCAAWJ

Southern California's most popular puma gained fame as P-22 and cast a spotlight on the troubled population of California’s endangered mountain lions and their decreasing genetic diversity

According to the Department of Defense, they were tracking the balloon this week as it floated across the U.S. near sens...
02/05/2023
WATCH: Video apparently shows shot-down Chinese balloon

According to the Department of Defense, they were tracking the balloon this week as it floated across the U.S. near sensitive areas. Though China issued a statement claiming that the balloon was for research, the U.S. believes it was for surveillance: https://bit.ly/3YlXC8k

WCCO Radio obtained video of what appears to be the suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down Saturday along the South Carolina coast.

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk says he will donate half of the proceeds of autographed photos of himself and BMX rider Rick...
02/05/2023
Tony Hawk to donate photo proceeds to Tyre Nichols fund

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk says he will donate half of the proceeds of autographed photos of himself and BMX rider Rick Throne to the memorial fund for Tyre Nichols. https://bit.ly/3X1nntv

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk says he will donate half of the proceeds of autographed photos of himself and BMX rider Rick Throne to the memorial fund for Tyre Nichols

The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures & wind chills ...
02/04/2023
Mount Washington experiences record-setting wind chill

The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast on Saturday brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures & wind chills to the region, including a record-setting wind chill of minus 108 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. https://bit.ly/40HsS3R

The Arctic air that descended on the Northeast has brought dangerously cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chills to the region

Even though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report was surprisingly strong – showing a total nonfa...
02/04/2023
EXPERT: There is a ‘100% chance’ of recession, despite strong jobs report

Even though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report was surprisingly strong – showing a total nonfarm payroll employment increase of 517,000 last month – a recession could still be on the horizon: https://bit.ly/3HXa1tU

“There’s a 100% chance of a recession at some point. And it’s just a question of the arrival time, the depth, the duration, the severity of it,” said Mark Hamrick of Bankrate.com in an interview this week with WWL’s Newell Normand.

BREAKING NEWS: As of 2:45 p.m., the AP confirmed the suspected spy balloon was brought down in the Atlantic. Efforts are...
02/04/2023
'James Bond is more than just fiction: it's a reality out there': OU professor gives insight on suspected Chinese spy balloons

BREAKING NEWS: As of 2:45 p.m., the AP confirmed the suspected spy balloon was brought down in the Atlantic. Efforts are now underway to recover the debris: https://bit.ly/3wTclvM

As the much talked about surveillance balloon was caught floating above the Carolinas on Saturday, reports of a second suspected Chinese-backed spy balloon flying over Latin America continued to stir up concerns in the U.S.

Hey you guys!! A man who was saved by a Coast Guard on Friday was wanted for a bizarre incident in which police said he ...
02/04/2023
Man rescued by Coast Guard wanted in 'Goonies' fish incident

Hey you guys!! A man who was saved by a Coast Guard on Friday was wanted for a bizarre incident in which police said he left a dead fish at the Astoria, Oregon, home featured in the classic 1985 film, “The Goonies.” https://bit.ly/3YmlZmd

A man who was saved by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer at the mouth of the Columbia River on Friday was wanted by police for a bizarre fish dumping incident at the home featured in the classic film, “The Goonies.”

Do you recognize this individual? Detroit police need help finding person-of-interest who may have information about a s...
02/04/2023
Detroit police asking for public’s help in ID’ing person-of-interest in fatal shooting last year

Do you recognize this individual? Detroit police need help finding person-of-interest who may have information about a shooting that killed a 32-year-old man nearly two months ago: https://bit.ly/3JHlKym

Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that killed one man inside a home in Detroit nearly two months ago – and now need the public’s help in finding someone wanted for questioning in the case.

You can try to run from the law, but there aren't too many places to hide from MSP's Aviation Unit — if at all — as one ...
02/04/2023
'Let the helicopter do its thing': MSP helps Detroit cops track down suspect in stolen vehicle [VIDEO]

You can try to run from the law, but there aren't too many places to hide from MSP's Aviation Unit — if at all — as one suspect fleeing from Detroit police in a stolen vehicle found out on Friday evening: https://bit.ly/3HAgVE9

You can try to run from the law, but there aren’t too many places to hide from Michigan State Police’s Aviation Unit as one suspect fleeing from Detroit police in a stolen vehicle found out on Friday evening.

Curiosity about the bobbling sky orb that's the size of three school buses swept the nation and the internet, with searc...
02/04/2023
Chinese balloon high over US stirs unease down below

Curiosity about the bobbling sky orb that's the size of three school buses swept the nation and the internet, with search terms like “where is the spy balloon now?” and “spy balloon tracker” surging on Google. https://bit.ly/3wSR8C7

The Chinese balloon drifting high above the U.S. and first revealed over Montana has created a buzz down below among residents — and raised a chorus of alarm from elected officials

A newly minted Coast Guard rescue swimmer saved a man’s life Friday at the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon an...
02/04/2023
Man rescued by Coast Guard wanted in 'Goonies' fish incident

A newly minted Coast Guard rescue swimmer saved a man’s life Friday at the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington state -- just after a giant wave rolled the yacht he was piloting and threw him into the surf. https://bit.ly/3RviCHw

A man who was saved by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer at the mouth of the Columbia River on Friday was wanted by police for a bizarre fish dumping incident at the home featured in the classic film, “The Goonies.”

A sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department p...
02/04/2023
6th officer fired after beating death of Tyre Nichols

A sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun. https://bit.ly/3JFuvJ3

Officials say a sixth Memphis officer was fired Friday after an internal police investigation showed he violated multiple department policies in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, including rules surrounding the deployment of a stun gun

That's a wrap! WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW has ended... and our GRAND TOTAL is $347,660!Thank you to o...
02/04/2023

That's a wrap! WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW has ended... and our GRAND TOTAL is $347,660!

Thank you to our loyal WWJ Newsradio 950 listeners for donating to help Michigan families stay safe and warm this winter!

In year eight with the Red Wings, Dylan Larkin hopes he's just getting started. With speculation swirling about his next...
02/04/2023
Dylan Larkin: "I really see myself as a Red Wing"

In year eight with the Red Wings, Dylan Larkin hopes he's just getting started. With speculation swirling about his next contract, Detroit's captain plans to be here long into the future. https://bit.ly/3DHP2ZF

Larkin is in a good spot. He’s a pending free agent having arguably the best season of his career: the three-time All-Star has 43 points in 47 games.

Thank you to our generous listeners for supporting WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW! Together with the WWJ ...
02/04/2023
WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW raises $347,660 in heating assistance

Thank you to our generous listeners for supporting WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW!

Together with the WWJ Newsroom and an amazing group of volunteers, you helped raise $347,660 to provide warmth and safety for Michigan families: https://bit.ly/40uKjo4

On a freezing cold Friday, listeners like you — along with kind volunteers and the staff here at the radio station — all banded together to bring warmth for Michigan families in need.

The AI-powered writing tool ChatGPT has exploded in popularity, reaching 100 million users in its first two months of pu...
02/03/2023
ChatGPT already has 100M users, fastest growing platform in the world

The AI-powered writing tool ChatGPT has exploded in popularity, reaching 100 million users in its first two months of public release. What would you use this for? https://bit.ly/3Y4fncH

The AI-powered writing tool ChatGPT has exploded in popularity, reaching 100 million users in its first two months of public release. In comparison, it took TikTok nine months to reach that many users.

There's still time to donate in the FINAL HOUR of WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW.... and we need your hel...
02/03/2023

There's still time to donate in the FINAL HOUR of WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW.... and we need your help to provide safety and warmth to Michigan families! Please call 888-579-4950 before 7 p.m. https://bit.ly/3DEdqLV

Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Armani Kelly, Dante Wicker and Montoya Givens, their bodies were discovered ...
02/03/2023
Missing rappers and their friend found dead in Highland Park: What happened, and what's next?

Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Armani Kelly, Dante Wicker and Montoya Givens, their bodies were discovered in a vacant apartment in Highland Park. On this Daily J, WWJ's Brian Fisher explores what lengths one mother went to, to find her son. https://bit.ly/3laYY7u

On January 21, aspiring rappers Armani Kelly, Dante Wicker and their friend Montoya Givens disappeared after their gig in Detroit was cancelled. Nearly two weeks later, their bodies were discovered in a vacant apartment building in Highland Park.

Friendly volunteers waiting to take your calls... and giant checks! WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW contin...
02/03/2023

Friendly volunteers waiting to take your calls... and giant checks! WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW continues until 7 p.m.! Call 888-579-4950 to help keep your neighbors in need safe and warm this winter. MORE>> https://bit.ly/3Ypz9yP

02/03/2023
What is Murray Feldman talking about?

It's hard to hear him over all the cowbells, but WWJ's Murray Feldman is asking you to join us in providing warmth and safety to Michiganders who are struggling this winter!

What to do? It's easy. Just call 888-579-4950 before 7 p.m. Friday and pledge any amount during WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, the Heat & Warmth Fund.

A little shy? Donate online here >> https://bit.ly/3WXGchn

Michiganders could soon be getting inflation relief checks as part of a new plan from Lansing Democrats dubbed the "Lowe...
02/03/2023
Michigan taxpayers could get inflation relief checks under Democrats' plan agreed to Friday

Michiganders could soon be getting inflation relief checks as part of a new plan from Lansing Democrats dubbed the "Lowering MI Costs" tax plan.
https://bit.ly/3HVObaf

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, said the plan will repeal the retirement tax to save 500,000 households an average of $1,000 a year and increase the Working Families Tax Credit to put an average of $3,150 back into the pockets of 700,000 Michiganders.

If you bought a "Lucky for Life" Michigan Lottery ticket online, you may have won $25,000 a year for life! Check the win...
02/03/2023
$25K a year for life?: Officials say winning Michigan Lottery ticket was purchased online

If you bought a "Lucky for Life" Michigan Lottery ticket online, you may have won $25,000 a year for life! Check the winning numbers: https://bit.ly/3JDDI4u

A Michigan Lottery player won Thursday night’s Lucky for Life drawing after purchasing a ticket online – landing $25,000 per year for life. Officials say this is the second time in two weeks that a Michigan player has won the Lucky for Life prize.

The Biden administration took a first step Friday toward ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Ro...
02/03/2023
US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

The Biden administration took a first step Friday toward ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting. https://bit.ly/3XZB9hy

U.S. wildlife officials have taken the first step to lift federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in several states

We've raised $67,598 in WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW so far today, but we need YOUR help to reach our g...
02/03/2023

We've raised $67,598 in WWJ's 20th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW so far today, but we need YOUR help to reach our goal!

Volunteers from DTE Energy are taking your calls now at 888-579-4950.

Please dial in and donate to keep the heat on for a Michigan family: https://bit.ly/3jkl33e

This weekend marks the return of the Plymouth Ice Festival, with 150 carvings on display.  Although frigid today, organi...
02/03/2023

This weekend marks the return of the Plymouth Ice Festival, with 150 carvings on display. Although frigid today, organizers say temps in the 30s Saturday and Sunday will make for ideal conditions. MORE >> https://bit.ly/3DGRCiK

Photos by Jon Hewett/WWJ

Finding prohibited items in luggage isn't a few story, but federal agents said they confiscated a rather unusual find af...
02/03/2023
Something's fishy: Agents at Detroit Metro discover dolphin skull in luggage

Finding prohibited items in luggage isn't a few story, but federal agents said they confiscated a rather unusual find after inspecting international baggage at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last week: https://bit.ly/3X14cjI

Finding prohibited items in luggage isn’t a few story, but federal agents said they confiscated a rather unusual find after inspecting international baggage at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last week.

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A huge thank you to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the 20th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon! We were able to raise $347,660! This will help us with our mission to stabilize and empower Michigan families—keeping them healthy, safe and warm. We are so grateful!
Kevin from DTE Energy has been missed! Call now at 888-579-4950 to make your pledge to WWJ Newsradio 950 THAW Winter Survival Radiothon. Keep Michigan families safe and warm! Saunteel Jenkins
Thank you Consumers Energy, for your continued support and donation during today's WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon!

Still time to pledge, call 888-579-4750 or donate: https://thawfund.org/donate/donate-online/
Our team had a wonderful time staffing the 20th annual Winter Survival Radiothon this morning. It’s always a pleasure working with THAW - The Heat and Warmth Fund and WWJ Newsradio 950 to help raise funds to provide utility assistance to those in need.

There’s still plenty of time to make a donation and help keep the lights, gas and water on for local Michigan families! The Radiothon is taking calls until 7 p.m. this evening. Call (888) 579-4950 or give online https://fal.cn/3vy7c
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Annette and Janie from DTE Energy are ready to take your pledges for the next hour! Thanks to these fantastic volunteers!

Call 888-579-4950 to pledge to keep families warm this winter for the 20th WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon.
Thank you to Operating Engineers 324 and Tubby's Sub Shops for their generous donations to the WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon!

Call us 888-579-4950 today to make a pledge.
Lorrie Kemp mother of 27-year-old Armani Kemp, one of the 3 rappers missing from Detroit, says she believes her son is dead. Now, she wants to take his body home and lay him to rest.
3 bodies were found in Highland Park; no identities have been released.
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Eric, Gabby, Katie, and Judy from Barton Malow are ready to take your pledge at 888-579-4950. Keeping families safe and warm! WWJ Newsradio 950 Saunteel Jenkins
Thank you to the dream team of DeLisle Horton-Willis and Jo Lillian-Jenkins (Saunteel Jenkins Mom) for checking in over 150 volunteers today!

Call 888-579-4960 now to donate to the 20th WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon!
DFD Chief James Harris is taking pledges with Saunteel Jenkins for the 20th WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon. Give us a call 888-579-4950 to donate today.
Welcome ITC Holdings Corp. for the 7 am phone shift! Call 888-579-4950 to donate to the THAW WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon now.
Carl Bentley and Saunteel Jenkins are ready for your calls this morning at the WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon. Give them a ring on this cold morning! Michiganders need heat! 888-579-4950
THAW Board President Tanya Hill takes the first call at the WWJ Newsradio 950 THAW Winter Survival Radiothon at 5 am. Donate today at 888-579-4960.
Police have found 3 bodies inside of an abandoned apartment building on McNichlos.
They have not been identified as of yet.
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THIS FRIDAY! THAW’s WWJ Newsradio 950 Winter Survival Radiothon is back – February 3rd from 5am-7pm! This event raises critical funds used to keep Michigan families healthy, safe and warm by providing utility assistance. Your generosity will go a long way to keep the lights, gas and water on for thousands of families. Please consider donating today.

Learn more and donate: https://thawfund.org/radiothon/
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