A pilot program designed to encourage more Eastern Michigan University employees to live in the city of Ypsilanti has been so successful, it's getting a second year of funding. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority. Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
It's a scenario no police department wants to be called to respond to, but one for which they must be prepared. WEMU's Bob Eccles joined officers from the Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University police departments this weekend for "active shooter" training.
A local brewing company has teamed up with one from Belgium to create a pair of new brews that have American and European influences. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on a special beer now brewing at Arbor Brewing Company's Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti.
There was a good turnout Thursday night for a meeting to set up working groups that'll help move the process of unifying the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts forward. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
Area residents have been submitting name suggestions for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson about some of those suggestions, and the process for choosing the one that'll stick.
The city of Ypsilanti is the first community enrolled in the Better Buildings for Michigan program to reach 200 homes that have had an energy audit through the program. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.
Investigators say they're still waiting for toxicology results, forensic laboratory analysis and a final autopsy report as they continue their investigation into the death of Eastern Michigan University junior Julia Niswender. Niswender was found dead in her off-campus apartment about a month ago. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. Police say they continue to "investigate and interview a number of subjects", and are working closely with Niswender's family. Anyone with information that could be useful to investigators is urged to call Detective Sgt.