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

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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


​​FlintStone Javale McGee one victory away from big NBA ring

   CLEVELAND — Flint native Javale McGee moved to within one victory of earning a championship ring Wednesday night as his Golden State Warriors beat the Cavaliers in Cleveland to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven NBA Finals series. McGee's mom is Pamela McGee who won a national championship at USC with twin sister Paula McGee after leading the Flint Northern Vikings to back-to-back Class A state titles.

​​​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

Attorney Trachelle C. Young to appear on The Morning Gazette Radio Show to react to Flint police chief's accusations 

    F​​LINT — Attorney Trachelle C. Young will be a guest Thursday on The Morning Gazette Radio Show to react to accusations leveled against her non-profit group by Flint's police chief on Wednesday's program. Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson accused Young's non-profit organization of mismanaging funds at Monday's Flint City Council meeting and four Flint TV stations reported Wednesday morning that she had issued a press release demanding a retraction. Chief Johnson refused to apologize during an interview with The Morning Gazette Radio Show and said he was never contacted by the TV stations. Young did not respond to an interview request in time for Wednesday's Morning Gazette Radio Show, but will appear on Thursday's program which airs live at 8 a.m. The program replays at 10 am and 11 am. Click the blue button at right on your laptop or PC, or find the blue button below if you are reading this article on your smart phone or mobile device.

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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 Prosectuor David Leyton's office. Click Here to Read More

​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.” Click Here to Read More

Firebirds GM Burnett moving to Guelph; OHL commissioner's son appointed to replace him

   FLINT — The Flint Firebirds' Major Junior hockey organization has new blood in their organization after Tuesday's announcement that the Ontario Hockey League has appointed the commissioner's son to become its new General Manager and Vice President for Hockey Operations. Branch Barclay replaces George Barnett who has taken a GM job with the Guelph Storm that includes Barnett returning to coaching.  Click Here to Read More


​​​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


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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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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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