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Joey Parks of Goyette Mechanical will address "bid rigging" allegations that some suggest are blocking his company from getting restoration work in the City of Flint.

 

Morning Gazette Radio Show to feature company official on Monday from contractor at center of Flint City Hall dispute alleging 'bid rigging' by mayor

   FLINT (CCN) — An official form a company at the center of "bid rigging" allegations at Flint City Hall will appear Monday on the Morning Gazette Radio Show. Joey Parks of Goyette Mechanical will explain why he reached out to members of the Flint City Council and why he penned a letter to the city's administration.​  READ MORE

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The Florida Legends won the Flint regional to punch a return ticket to the AABC Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico.

​​​​Florida Legends win Flint regional to punch return ticket to Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M.

   FLINT (CCN) — The Florida Legends beat the Ontario Blue Jays Saturday to win Flint's regional and punch their ticket for a return to the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico.

   They beat the Canadian squad 7-1 at Broome Park to win a $10,000 travel voucher. The Florida squad, which featured players drafted last week by big league teams, won its opener 7-4 over the Flint All-Stars by scoring six times in the sixth inning to wipe out a 4-1 deficit.

   The victory gave the Legends a 4-0 run in the Flint event. They also had to come from behind in an earlier match-up against the Ontario Blue Jays, rallying from a 5-0 deficit to win 8-5.

   The Florida Legends have had 11 players move on to Major League Baseball since 2007 and 22 more have made it to minor league rosters. They made it to the Final Four in Farmington in 2017 and also qualified for the AABC Connie Mack World Series in 2018.


Click above to hear an "On Demand" replay of Saturday's Daily Gazette Sports Weekend Show segment about legendary Flint fastpitch softball star Jim Doyle. Listen to the tribute from host Mike Killbreath who is an award-winning sports columnist with a long history of championship ways in the local Flint area coaching ranks of baseball, basketball, ice hockey and roller hockey. He counts 5 state championships along with numerous regional, league and tournament championships. Mike's 3-hour tour through the world of sports every Saturday is the longest running local sports show on local radio.


Deputy Police Chief Devon Berritter defended the City of Flint Police Department during a Saturday morning radio program appearance on WFLT 1420 AM with host A.C. Dumas.


No. 2 Flint cop reacts to Friday comments by state legislator during Saturday morning radio show on WFLT 1420 AM program

​   FLINT(CCN) — Flint Police Department officials wasted no time reacting to State Rep. Sheldon Neeley's call on Friday for a major crimes task force to deal with what he called "increased violence" on the streets inside the City of Flint. Deputy Police Chief Devon Bernritter had harsh criticisms for the state legislator who is also running for Mayor in his city against Dr. Karen Weaver. year-old being shot in the parking lot. The 15-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.  READ MORE


State Rep. Sheldon Neeley heats up Flint mayoral race by calling for major crimes task force

   FLINT (CCN) — State Rep. Sheldon Neeley heated up Flint's mayoral race Friday by calling for a major crimes task force to be created to deal with what he labeled as "increased violence" on the streets inside the City of Flint. READ MORE


​​Meet Flint's All-Stars selected for Connie Mack World Series event

   FLINT (CCN) — Below is a link to a Media Packet prepared for the Flint All-Stars by the Flint Area Chamber of Commerce and its advertising agency, Advantage Advertising Agency Strategies. Included within the Media Packet is a player-by-player profile of the high school stars from around the Metro Flint area selected to represent our community at the upcoming regional tournament qualifier for the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico. The prestigious tournament features top 18-&-under players aiming to impress big league scouts and collegiate programs. Click below for the Media Packet previewing Flint's first ever regional tourney.

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Click above to hear Tuesday's episode for The Daily Gazette Sports Night Show with Executive Editor Mike Killbreath and his team of Sports Writers at The Daily Gazette. The one-hour program airs every weeknight at 6 o'clock, and often includes an opportunity for listeners to call and voice their opinions on the latest sports world topics.


Veteran Flint area high school coach to lead Foutch-sponsored local all-star team in Connie Mack World Series Regional event July 10-14 in Flint at Broome Park, Whaley Stadium and Mott Community College's Ernie Myers Field.

Veteran Flint area high school coach to lead Foutch-sponsored local all-star team in Connie Mack World Series Regional event here

   FLINT (CCN) — Steve Facolak was the "perfect" choice to lead Flint's team of high school baseball all-stars as they take aim at making it to the AABC Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, New Mexico.  That's how long-time local baseball man Roger Foutch described Facolak, saying, "He's the right guy with the right temperament to handle all these big stars and mold them into a competitive team. We know we will be underdogs but I think people will be surprised how much talent we have in this area if get kids to buy into playing together. We didn't get everybody we wanted, but we have a great team to represent our community."

   Foutch fought back tears at one point during a press conference to introduce the "Flint" team sponsored by Foutch's Strike Zone. Foutch and friend Dave Dohrman launched the indoor baseball training facility five years ago next door to Foutch's Pub and behind Foutch's Auto Wash at the corner of Linden Road and Corunna Road in Flint Township. All of the businesses are located at West Pointe Plaza that's also owned by Foutch. 

   Click below to watch a Facebook Live video of the press conference held at Foutch's Strike Zone.


Click above to hear the last episode for The Daily Gazette Sports Weekend Show with Mike Killbreath. He's an award-winning sports columnist with a long history of championship ways in the local Flint area coaching ranks of baseball, basketball, ice hockey and roller hockey. He counts 5 state championships along with numerous regional, league and tournament championships. Mike's 3-hour tour through the world of sports every Saturday is the longest running local sports show on local radio.


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Mott Foundation President & CEO Ridgway White has posted an Independence Day message about the situation at our country's southern border.


Mott Foundation President & CEO Ridgway White calls southern border situation 'stain on the soul of our country' in 4th of July message posted online

   FLINT (CCN) — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is turning its attention to the country's problems at the southern border with Mexico. New President & Chief Executive Officer Ridgway White called the situation with illegal immigrants at the border a "stain on the soul of our country" in an Independence Day message posted on the Flint-based non-profit organization's web wite.  

Click Here to Read Ridgway White's Message


3 more homicides in City of Flint during violent 7-hour span as 2019's murder count reaches 18

   FLINT (CCN) — It was another night of violence in the City of Flint with three homicides in a 7-hour span. Two men were killed by gunfire and another man was beaten to death with a hammer.

   A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center after police arrived at the Evergreen Regency Apartments complex off Lippincott Blvd., to find him with a gunshot wound to the chest inside his apartment. The other shooting took place on Kent Street near Seymour Avenue during a break-in at a house there. A 41-year-old man was killed and his 22-year-old girlfriend was taken to Hurley Medical Center with a gunshot wound. 

   A 28-year-old man at a Comanche Avenue house was beaten to death with a hammer and police say the victim's younger brother was arrested as a suspect in the case.

   The deaths brought the city's 2019 murder count to 18. The number was at 15 when reaching the year's midway mark on June 30 which put the city on pace to decrease slightly in comparison to last year's 35 murders. The city had 37 homicides during Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson's first full year in charge of the department in 2017.





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Flint mayoral candidate Gregory Eason (at left) and attorney Rick Hetherington meet with media members after a judge ordered Eason back on the ballot for the upcoming primary election.

Eason ordered back on ballot in Flint mayoral race; Challenge of flawed affidavits fails to knock anybody off August primary

   FLINT (CCN) — Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah ruled Monday that the Genesee County Election Commission had no authority to remove Gregory Eason from Flint's mayoral primary election in August. Judge Farah also rejected a lawsuit challenge by businessman Don Pfeiffer to remove three candidates from the ballot because of flawed affidavits.

   Attorney RIck Hetherington, who represented Eason, told media members afterward that he does not expect an appeal. "The judge was clear about his position and I believe it was a very well thought out decision," Hetherington said.

   Eason said he is looking forward to "running hard" to represent the citizens of Flint and added, "I was not surprised by the judge's decision. It was the right thing to do."

   Eason filed as an intervening third party to Pfeiffer's lawsuit that claimed Eason, Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver and State Representative Sheldon Neeley turned in flawed affidavits of identity when filing to run for office. Below is a video of Eason and Hetherington meeting with media members after the judge's ruling.








Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel​​

Attorney General Dana Nessel's office drops all charges in Flint water crisis criminal cases

    LANSING (CCN) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a stunning announcement on Thursday when her office revealing that all charges have been dismissed in the remaining cases against defendants in the Flint water crisis. READMORE

​​​​​Flint Mayor Karen Weaver fighting for her political life after bad news day on Friday followed by worse news on Saturday radio airwaves

   ​​​​​​​​​​Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver's campaign team didn't need to spend much weekend time trying to figure out how to overcome the kind of PR gaffe that can end a political career. It was a one-two punch that could KO her right out of the race to be on the ballot for re-election in the November general election. READ MORE

Violence continues in Flint; Clio Road shooting sends 6 victims to hospital as search continues for suspects in 3 recent murders

   FLINT (CCN) — Six people were sent to the hospital after a shooting in the 4000 block of Clio Road at 3:16 am Sunday. City of Flint Deputy Police Chief Devon Bernritter confirmed that all six victims were transported to Hurley Medical Center in a personal vehicle.  READ MORE


Click above to hear Wednesday's morning news from around the Metro Flint area, as well as from around the state, national and world scenes.

Click above to hear a replay of Wednesday's episode of The Morning Gazette Radio Show with award-winning investigative reporter Mike Killbreath. He serves as a watchdog over your tax dollars and spreads a little Metro Flint Pride every weekday live at 8 am on CCNRADIO.net.


Legendary fastpitch softball pitcher Jim Doyle (at left) was honored Saturday morning when Whaley Park's smaller complex was renamed as "Jim Doyle Field." At right is Jim's nephew, Eric Doyle.


Ceremony held to name Whaley Park's softball complex as 'Jim Doyle Field' in honor of legendary local fastpitch softball star  

   FLINT (CCN) — Whaley Park's smaller complex will forever be known as "Jim Doyle Field" after a ceremony Saturday morning honoring the legendary fastpitch softball star. Doyle tossed 212 no-hitters and 27 perfect games during a legendary career that included 1,500 victories as one of the world's all-time best pitchers in the fastpitch softball game. READ MORE

   A Facebook Live video of the ceremony is below. You can also click to hear an audio replay of Saturday's Daily Gazette Sports Weekend Show that's available below the video.


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