Six arrests made during heated Flint water town hall meeting held by Mayor Weaver at city church to get input on her KWA decision
FLINT— Six people were arrested during a heated town hall meeting Thursday night at House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church for Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver to allow public comments about her recommendation not to switch the city's water drinking source to the Karagondi Water Authority. Click Here to Read More
Lake Linden man convicted on 5 counts of rape in Flint jury trial involving underage victims
FLINT— A jury convicted a 47-year-old man on five rape counts Thursday in a Flint court of sexually assaulting three underage victims on numerous occasions between 2002 and 2012. Michael Von Krenitsky of Lake Linden could spend up to 25 years in prison when sentenced May 17 by Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Archie Hayman. Click Here to Read More
Flint's mayor makes shocking announcement to recommend not switching water source to KWA
FLINT — Residents in the City of Flint will not be facing another switch in their drinking water supply. The city's mayor, Dr. Karen Weaver, revealed during a Wednesday morning press conference at Flint City Hall that she will be making a recommendation to stay on the current system with Detroit-based Great Lakes Water Authority. Click Here to Read More
Retired Flushing teacher-coach sentenced in Cheboygan on child porn charges; Gets 6 months
CHEYBOYGAN — A retired teacher and cross country coach from the Flushing school district was sentenced to six months in jail here Tuesday in Cheyboygan County Circuit Court. Stanley Holmes, 68, must register as a sex offender and he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.
Holmes originally also faced felony charges for using a computer to commit a crime, but the charges were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea on the count for possession of child pornography.
He began coaching the varsity cross country team for the Raiders in the 1980's and retired in 2010, but was serving as an assistant coach when the arrest was made. Superintendent TIm Stein suspended Holmes after learning a search warrant had been issued for the retired teacher's home.
Stein issued a statement at the time which read: "Mr. Holmes' assistant coaching responsibilities were immediately suspended and any access to students and school facilities has been terminated at this time. Please rest assured the health and well-being of our students remains our first priority."
Funeral services at Holy Family for Fenton car dealership owner Jim Hall who passed away at 52
GRAND BLANC— Funeral services were held Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc for former Fenton car dealership owner James Hall. He died on Good Friday at age 52. Hall was a Grand Blanc resident who operated Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Fenton until last summer when selling the dealership to all sold the business he had owned since 2005 to Highland-based LaFontaine Automotive Group. Click Here to Read More
Prominent Flint realtor blasts foundations for holding money donated to help poor people cope during ongoing water crisis
FLINT — A prominent realtor took to the radio air waves Friday on The Morning Gazette Radio Show to blast local foundations for "holding money donated to help poor people" cope with the tragedy caused by Flint's ongoing water crisis. Leila McGree-Harvey says the money needs to go where it was intended, and she's tired of waiting for it to happen. The program is replaying at 8 am, 10 am and 8 pm Monday on CCN Radio. Click Here to Read More
Flint pair get lengthy prison time for robbing, raping woman in 2016 Downtown Flint assault
FLINT — Two Flint men have now received lengthy prison sentences in the April 2016 assault that rocked the low-crime claims of Downtown Flint supporters. A 22-year-old was sentenced Monday to spend 37 1/2 to 60 years in state prison after his 21-year-old co-defendant was given up to 25 years last month. Dontez Howard, who is also known as Ameer Abdullah Wila, was convicted by a jury after a 2 1/2 day trial last month on charges of unarmed robbery and first degree criminal sexual conduct . Howard, who lived at 2267 Tobey Beth Drive in Flint, was sentenced Monday by Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Judith Fullerton. She had sentenced his co-defendant on March 17 after a plea bargain agreement reached last September with Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton's office. Click Here to Read More
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Ex state senator Gleason tells Morning Gazette Radio show forensic audit of county's books would send people to prison
FLUSHING TWP. — A former state senator says he fears for his family's safety after spikes were placed in the tires of his vehicle while it was parked in the the driveway of his Flushing Township home during the last campaign season, but the incident is not stopping him from speaking out about what he calls "public corruption throughout Genesee County government." His comments will air on Friday's Morning Gazette Radio Show. Click Here to Read More
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Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver to reveal recommendations for city's water sources in Tuesday press conference at Flint City Hall
FLINT — Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver has scheduled a Tuesday 10 a.m. press conference at Flint City Hall to discuss her recommendation for the city’s water sources. “After much consideration, evaluation and re-evaluation Mayor Weaver is prepared to announce her recommendation for the City of Flint’s long-term primary and back-up water sources,” said city spokeswoman Kristin Moore. “Tuesday morning she will announce her recommendation and why she believes it is the best option for the City and the citizens of Flint.” A town hall forum is also planned for Thursday when members of the public can ask questions of Mayor Weaver and others. It will be held at 5:30 pm at House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church which is located at 1851 Carpenter Road in the City of Flint.
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Flint man convicted of murder in brutal 2015 north end murder
FLINT — A Genesee County Circuit Court jury convicted a Flint man of murder Thursday in a brutal 2015 shooting death in the north end of Flint. Daryl Tremaine Tibbs, 24, was convicted of felony murder, armed robbery and felony firearm in the brutal Sept. 18, 2015 shooting of 27-year-old Travis Galloway. He was found by police in the basement of a home in the 900 block of West Patterson Street with eight bullet wounds, according to Genesee County Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Potbury. Click Here to Read More
Recall leader in Flint blasts Flint's current and former mayors on 3rd anniversary of water crisis
FLINT— On Weaver: I am going to share what is on my mind. Yesterday the mayor spoke at the rally with protesters. How can you have them arrested and then turn around and stand with them. Can you say photo-op!!! On Walling: Say sorry behind some bars. If they have Howard Croft in court, his butt should be standing right next to him. He was a coward and allowed 98,000 people and some to be poison. He was put over day-to-day operations. He put his job before people lives. You sorry will not bring back the people who died. Click Here to Read More
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End to film credits in Michigan leads Flint Twp movie maker to relocate operations to west coast
FLINT TWP. —- The Flint Township movie studio offices of Lyon Productions will remain open until the end of 2018, but owner Brad Lyon announced Friday on The Morning Gazette Radio Show that he will be relocating soon to the west coast. Lyon said he regrets not being able to make movies in the Flint area, but said the industry has been driven out of Michigan because of Governor Rick Snyder and the state legislature ending film credits for film makers. Click Here to Read More
County commissioners mum on call for forensic audit of county's books by former state senator on Morning Gazette Radio Show
FLINT — Wednesday's 9 am meeting at the county complex in Flint had an elephant in the room when the Genesee County Board of Commissioners convened to do business. It was their first public appearance since Clerk / Register of Deeds John Gleason, a former state senator, blasted them on Friday's Morning Gazette Radio Show when going on record to say he believes a "forensic audit (of the county's books) will send people to jail.".Click Here to Read More