Voters at 4 school districts say yes to May 5 millage proposals

     (CCN) — All four Metro Flint area school districts that went to voters for millage proposals on Tuesday (May 6, 20202) are celebrating after the ballots were counted.  Voters said yes to millage requests in the Bentley, Clio, Grand Blanc and Mt. Morris districts.  READ MORE

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Argentine Twp man identified, arrested as 'no mask' suspect who wiped nose on Dollar Tree employee's sleeve in Holly  

     ARGENTINE TWP/ (CCN) —  Holly police say Rex Gomell, 68, of Argentine Township has been arrested in the Dollar Tree incident that made national news. He is the suspect in a video that went viral after an employee at the Holly store asked him to put on a mask and he instead wiped his nose on her sleeve.

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County Clerk John Gleason blasts ABC TV 12, MLive reporters for serious error on election filing deadline

    FLINT (CCN) — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason told The Daily Gazette that he has major concerns about what he described as a "serious error" by reporters at MLive and ABC TV 12. "It could cause major problems if someone was depending on their coverage because they got it wrong," Gleason said. "The filing deadline for all local candidates was 4 pm on Tuesday, April 21." Both media outlets reported Monday that all local candidates were given extensions until May 8 because of a federal judge's ruling to add time because of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Family Dollar security guard shooter arrested in Bay City; Step-dad arrested in Houston

     FLINT (CCN) — A 7 pm press conference was held Friday (May 8, 2020) to confirm an earlier report by The Daily Gazette that two suspects have been apprehended in connection to Flint's Family Dollar murder. Prosecutor David Leyton reported that Ramonyea Bishop, 23, was taken into custody at a Bay City location and his step-father, Larry Teague, was arrested in Houston. Detroit's WXYZ TV 7 also reported about an hour ago that sources said the pair had been taken into custody.  READ MORE

​​​​​​​​Apology tour needs to be sincere or campaign for re-election in trouble for popular political figure after racist texts and homophobic slurs 

    The photo at the top left side of today's front page is evidence of three men violating Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order about social distancing during the current coronavirus pandemic. A Swartz Creek man alleges it was also part of "mafia style tactics" designed to "shut him up" with threats to he and his family.  

   Ryan LoRee made both accusations against a well-known and popular political figure in local circles during a Facebook Live interview with me that will air on Monday's Morning Gazette Radio Show on CCNRADIO.net at 8 am. The bottom line is that LoRee is on a mission to demand John Gleason resign from office as Genesee County Clerk & Register of Deeds. The explosive allegations include accusing Gleason of using racial slurs against blacks and Mexicans, saying "some women need to be beaten" and using a homophobic slur about Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. Media attention on serious stuff like all that isn't exactly the way to kick off another campaign for re-election for Gleason — a former county commissioner and State Senator who spent 10 years in Lansing as a member of the State Legislature before winning his current countywide office. READ MORE 

Ryan LoRee posted this photo on Facebook Friday of his father and Genesee County Clerk John Gleason visiting LoRee's home in Swartz Creek to allegedly "pressure" LoRee not to go to the media about texts and a phone message that he says "prove Gleason should resign right now."


Explosive allegations surface on alleged homophobic slur against Attorney General Dana Nessel by long-time popular area politician

​   SWARTZ CREEK (CCN) — A Swartz Creek man known for pushing socialist and progressive left-wing political agenda philosophies has delivered explosive allegations against a popular long-time politician.

   Ryan LoRee has agreed to sit down with The Morning Gazette Radio Show to tape a segment for Monday's program on 
CCNRADIO.net. The segment will first air live at 12:15 pm on Saturday (April 25, 2020) during a Facebook Live interview LoRee has agreed to do.  You can listen live to the entire radio program by clicking here at 8 o'clock on Monday morning. The Facebook Live presentation can be seen by clicking here. LoRee took to Facebook Friday morning with two videos to make allegations about homophobic slurs being made to him via texts and a message left on his cell phone by Genesee County Clerk & Register of Deeds John Gleason of Flushing. LoRee says the alleged homophobic slurs were made by Gleason about Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. READ MORE


Six charged in Monday murder of 48-year-old man in Gaines Twp.    

     GAINES TWP. (CCN) — Six people have been charged by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton related to the Monday night shooting death of a 48-year-old Gaines Township man.  READ MORE

​Flint's Cynthia Neeley celebrates first two bills as member of State House of Representatives

​   LANSING (CCN) — Flint's Cynthia Neeley called it a "full and rewarding day" in a Facebook post after introducing her first two bills as the newest member of the State House of Representatives in Lansing. READ MORE

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The Morning Gazette Radio Show to end 3-week hiatus with special show Thursday via Facebook Live on Flint water crisis cases   

     (CCN) — The Morning Gazette Radio Show will end a three-week hiatus with a special show at 8 am on Thursday about Flint's water crisis criminal cases. Host Mike Killbreath will broadcast via Facebook Live. You can watch live or by a replay by clicking here. You can call in your questions live to (810) 771-8348, text questions to that same number, or ask a question by posting it during the program. You can also send a request to Killbreath via Facebook Messenger to appear live on video with him during Thursday's show. Killbreath did a promo on Wednesday with Flint City Councilman Eric Mays, saying, "It turned in to the longest promo in radio history!" You can listen by clicking below.

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Genesee County Clerk & Register of Deeds John Gleason is under fire for allegedly pressuring staff to "back date" a marriage certificate.


Arrest warrant packet sent to prosecutor for Marriage-Gate case against Clerk John Gleason 

​   FLUSHING (CCN) — Residents in the quiet community of Flushing are bracing for a possible high profile arrest of a popular local official. John Gleason, a former county commissioner who served as a State Senator during 10 years in Lansing as a member of the State Legislature, has not yet made any public comments after The Morning Gazette Radio Show reported that Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson has asked the county prosecutor to arrest Gleason over an alleged push to have staff illegally "back date" a marriage certificate.  READ MORE

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Tonya Burns presented a video statement Sunday night via Facebook Live to reveal that the Genesee County Clerk's office has removed her name from the ballot for 34th District State House of Representatives.


Tonya Burns removed from bllot for 34th District State House seat after County Clerk John Gleason rules her application flawed 

​   FLINT (CCN) — A Flint candidate for the 34th District State House of Representatives is vowing a legal challenge after revealing she has been removed from the ballot. Tonya Burns took to Facebook Live Sunday night (April 26, 2020) via video to officially announce she intends to challenge the decision by Genesee County Clerk John Gleason's office. READ MORE  


COVID-19 testing site to begin tests next week in City of Burton every Tuesday and Thursday

​   BURTON (CCN) — Burton Mayor Duane Haskins announced Wednesday that a new COVID-19 testing sight is opening in his city. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Burton's Genesee County Health Department site located at 3373 S. Saginaw Street.
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Brenda Clack opts not to run for re-election as Genesee County Commissioner after 18-year political career; Son to run

    FLINT (CCN) — A long-time familiar face in local politics has chosen not to run for re-election. Genesee County Commissioner Brenda Clack didn't file to run again by Tuesday's 4 pm deadline, according to Genesee County Clerk John Gleason. Clack's son, Michael Clack, filed to replace his mom in the 2nd Ward seat she has held on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners since 2009. She previously served from 2003 until 2009 in the State Legislature. She did not respond to our request for a comment, but two sources say she is currently sick from pneumonia.

Unusual campaign season kicks off as filing deadline arrives for everyone aiming for 2020 seats 

    (CCN) — The filing deadline arrived Tuesday (April 21, 2020) at 4 pm for everyone from the Metro Flint area hoping to win a political office at the local and state levels. Federal candidates have until May 8 to file for office after an extension was granted to them by a federal judge in Detroit.  READ MORE

2nd suspect arrested in Flint's Family Dollar murder of security guard; 2 more still at large

     FLINT (CCN) — Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton charged a fourth person on Thursday morning (May 7, 2020) related to the murder of a security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint. Brya Shatonia Bishop, 24, has now been arrested and charged with three felonies related to her actions in the shooting death of Calvin "Duper" Munerlyn. READ MORE

City Councilman Eric Mays is alarmed about Flint police officers shutting down a 1st Ward party store Wednesday night.


​City Councilman questions Flint police shutting down north side party store for 9 pm curfew

​   FLINT (CCN) — Flint's 1st Ward city councilman, Eric Mays, let The Daily Gazette know Wednesday night (April 29, 2020) that he's confused how his city's mayor thinks he can shut down stores providing essential services under a curfew he announced last month. READ MORE

Sources say pair in Flint's Family Dollar murder now in custody; No comment yet from authorities  

     FLINT (CCN) — Sources tell The Daily Gazette that arrests have been made on two men wanted in connection with the murder eight days ago at Flint's Family Dollar store. One man was apprehended in Houston and the other suspect was arrested in Bay City, according to reliable sources. READ MORE