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December 9, 2016

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​​​City councilman in Flint angry about bed bugs at apartments

   FLINT — River Ridge Apartments in the city of Flint apparently has a serious outbreak of bed bugs. Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis voiced anger about the owner of the complex not fixing the problem on newscasts presented Wednesday on NBC TV 25 and Fox TV 66.  Click Here to Read More


Mateen Cleaves case offers lots of courtroom drama with best defense attorney in America in corner of Flint's former MSU grea

   FLINT  — Frank J. Manley might be the best defense attorney in America.  We've seen some great ones work on TV, but none can measure up to the courtroom drama Manley has sparked while defending Flint's former MSU great, Mateen Cleaves. He's on trial for felony charges that could send him to prison for up to 10 years, but he has one of the very best I've ever seen in his corner to prevent that from happening  Click Here to Read More 



Attorney for Genesee County vows to appeal $3.6 million jury verdict in beating of jail inmate​

   FLINT — A federal court jury verdict of $3.6 million earlier today in Detroit for the alleged beating of a jail inmate at the Genesee County Jail will be appealed. That word was delivered to The Daily Gazette by attorney William Rising, who represented the Genesee County Sheriff's Department named in the lawsuit with five of its five law enforcement officers who were named personally.   Click Here to Read More


​​​Company at center of Flint trash hauling dispute faces allegations of bribes in Macomb County case 

   MACOMB COUNTY  — The company at the center of a trash hauling contract dispute in the City of Flint has been accused of giving bribes to a government official in Macomb County's Clinton Township. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade revealed an indictment against Clinton Township Trustee Dean Reynolds who appeared yesterday in court for an arraignment on felony charges. He is accused of taking bribes between $50,000 and $70,000 from a company official at Rizzo Environmental Services.   Click Here to Read More


Hockey legends in town for big charity game Saturday night to benefit Kris Perani Foundation

   FLINT — History was in the air Saturday night at Flint's Dort Federal Credit Union as old Flint Generals' stars invaded for a charity game to benefit the Kris Perani Foundation. Flint firefighter Rico Phillips put together a cast of local stars known as the Genesee County All-Stars to face the former pro stars who returned to the delight of hockey fans.

   Kris Perani was the late wife of the late Bob Perani, who became Flint's first hockey star on the first pro team in 1969. He went on to be a successful businessman in the community.   His son, Robert Perani, has led the foundation that honors his mother's name to offer scholarships since 2007 to youth hockey players that are financially disadvantaged and need support to be able to enjoy the sport. The foundation has donated more ver $100,000 to area kids.

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​​Ford Field football hopes end for last two Flint area hopefuls in Saturday state semifinal games

   Dreams of making it to Ford Field ended one game short of their goals Saturday for the last two remaining state playoff football teams from the Flint area. Frankenmuth was nipped 23-20 at Marquette's Superior Dome by Menominee in the Division 5 semifinals while Millington was beaten 27-7 by Jackson Lumen Christi in the Division 6 semifinals at Lansing Catholic Central High Schoool.   Click Here to Read More 



FOIA request by Flint Journal shows Flint City Council member inquired with state about 'history' on Rizzo Environmental Services 

  FLINT — A Freedom of Information Act request by a Flint Journal reporter uncovered a letter to a Flint City Council member by a top adviser of Governor Rick Snyder revealing a background check found "no shenanigans" involving Rizzo Environmental Services. The June 30, 2016 letter was followed by October indictments of two Macomb County elected officials for allegedly taking bribes from a Rizzo company official.   Click Here to Read More 



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Jury awards $3.6 million to inmate allegedly beaten by deputies at Genesee County Jail in 2010

  DETROIT — A federal court jury awarded a staggering $3.6 million Thursday in a case involving an inmate at the Genesee CountyJail who alleged he was severely beaten by four deputies and a lieutenant.   Click Here to Read More


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Former Fenton Chasse Ballroom owner pleads guilty to bank fraud; He faces 10 to 30 years in prison

   DETROIT — The former owner of a popular Fenton dance studio will spend between 10 years and 30 years in prison after striking a deal in his bank fraud case. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced that Fenton's Michael LaJoice has entered a guilty to plea on felony charges of embezzling more than $18 million from Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union  Click Here to Read More


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​​​Lawsuit filed against Flint police chief by captain exposed by radio show story for drunken incident 

   FLINT  — A captain who recently had some responsibilities reassigned by Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson has hit the new chief with a lawsuit that accuses him of discrimination against her because she is a woman. She is the same member of the command staff who was promoted by the city's former chief despite a drunken driving arrest that was exposed by The Morning Gazette Radio Show in a 2013 story.   Click Here to Read More


Flint activist Arthur Woodson outraged by pastor's comments on Flint radio 1420 AM program

    FLINT  — Comments by a pastor on a Flint radio show has outraged an activist who has been one of the leaders in demanding action to fix Flint's water problems before they became national news..    Click Here to Read More