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Former City of Flint official Daryl Buchanan pitches $1 million purchase of old Flint Northern building for ambulance company
FLINT — A former City of Flint official and one-time mayoral candidate is a spokesman for a group aiming to purchase the old Flint Northern High School building from Flint Community Schools, according to a story published on MLive by Flint Journal reporter Roberto Acosta. Darryl Buchanan is the project director for Genesis Total Healthcare which has now adjusted its bid from $750,000 to $1 million to buy the Mackin Road property from the Flint school district, according to Acosta's story.
Buchanan disappeared from the local political scene after losing a 2011 bid to become mayor until briefly supporting the man who beat him in 2015 by appearing in TV commercials for incumbent Dayne Walling. Dr. Karen Weaver soundly defeated Walling. Click Here to Read More
Posted on July 25, 2018
BY MIKE KILLBREATH
Judge delays decision on state official after fireworks between lawyers on case of involuntary manslaughter preliminary exam
FLINT — A packed court room didn't get the decision they expected to hear Wednesday morning in a key case involving the Flint water crisis scandal. In fact, it was afternoon by the time Genesee County 67th District Court Judge David Goggins announced he would wait until Aug. 20 to rule on whether there is sufficient evidence for Nick Lyon to be bound over to Genesee County Circuit Court to face a trial.
Judge Goggins had previously said he would issue a ruling Wednesday on the fate of Lyon, who is the director of the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Testimony in a preliminary exam wrapped up last month for Lyon. Judge Goggins must now decide if Lyon shall be bound over to face a trial on felony charges for involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office for allegedly failing to properly notify the public about an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease that killed more than a dozen people in the City of Flint after the city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River in April of 2014.
Judge Goggins delayed his decision after hearing 3 1/2 hours of sometime heated arguments between Special Prosecutor Todd Flood and defense attorney John Bursch. Click Here to Read More
Commissioner Bryant Nolden (at left) pictured on the Facebook page of his brother, Corey Nolden, who is accused of human trafficking.
Brother of county commissioner and director of youth center held on what Sheriff Pickell calls 'human trafficking case' in Flint
FLINT — The brother of a Genesee County Commissioner who runs a Flint youth center is being held on nearly $1 million bond on charges of human trafficking. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell held a press conference Thursday to announce the arrest of Corey Nolden who is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old runaway and forcing her to have sex with customers he found on the internet.
Sheriff Pickell confirmed for The Daily Gazette that Nolden is the brother of Commissioner Bryant Nolden who won Tuesday's Democratic primary to retain his seat. He previously served on the Flint City Council and is the director at Flint's Berston Field House which is in line for $500,000 in new funding as part of a county-wide millage that was passed by voters on Tuesday to support the arts.
Corey Nolden's Facebook page had numerous posts from his brother during the campaign.
Well-known hitting instructor now on staff at Foutch's Strike Zone indoor facility in Flint Twp
FLINT TWP. — Tom Derwin is now available for hitting instruction at Foutch’s Strike Zone in Flint Township. Derwin was well known at Rip City Baseball & Softball which closed on June 1 in Fenton.
"We're pleased to have him on staff because he's a great instructor," said long-time Foutch's Strike Zone General Manager Dave Dohrman. Click Here to Read More
August 10, 2018
Click above to hear controversial Flint community activist Arthur Woodson on yesterday's 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.
Former City of Flint official Daryl Buchanan is the spokesman for a group trying to buy the old Flint Northern.
South Troy Dodgers win 6-0 on no-hitter at Foutch's Strike Zone 15U team in opening game at Mickey Mantle World Series
WATERBURY, CONN. — The South Troy Dodgers threw a no-hitter at Foutch's Strike Zone 15U in the opening game Wednesday of the Mickey Mantle World Series. Foutch's 16U team plays its opener at 3 pm on Wednesday.
Tournament officials told The Daily Gazette it may be the first time one community has sent two teams to the national championship event for the American Amateur Baseball Congress for 16-&-under players. Foutch's 15U and 16U clubs are among 12 at Waterbury, Connecticut for the double elimination tournament that concludes on Sunday. Click Here to Read More
MSU saga adds strange plea bargain deal to let rapists go free and has this columnists trying to figure out meaning of 'debauch'
Three former football players for the Michigan State Spartans have pleaded guilty to an obscure state law that makes it a felony crime to "seduce and debauch any unmarried woman." The penalty is five years in prison, and I'm on my way to turn myself in for questioning before word gets out that this columnist / radio show host could be on a post office wanted list.
I'm pretty good with words, but I had to check Websters for a definition of "debauch." Websters says the verb means to "destroy or debase the moral purity of or to corrupt." The statute of limitations has me covered on bothering any unmarried women because I've been a happily married guy for some time. The noun usage of "debauch" has me concerned, however, because it's defined as a "bout of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures, especially eating and drinking." My wife and my daughter each have some unmarried female friends who have fed me within the past seven years, so I could be in some trouble because I've been known to seduce a good meal or two out of them.Click Here to Read More
Cordario Arthur-Lavelle Colter
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. Tuesday's show was a special two-hour live broadcast from the Sports Old Timers event at Foutch's Strike Zone in Flint Township, next door to Fotuch's Pub at the West Pointe Plaza.
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.
Click above to hear the latest breaking news from around the Metro Flint area, as well as from around the state, national and world scenes.
Foutch's Strike Zone sending pair of teams to Mickey Mantle World Series among top 12 teams in all of America at 16U
FLINT TWP — The Flint Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a press conference at 11 am on Monday at the Flint Elks Golf Club to honor the historic accomplishments of two travel baseball teams sponsored by Foutch’s Strike Zone. Foutch’s 16U and Foutch’s 15U clubs have both qualified for the Mickey Mantle World Series in Waterbury, Connecticut. Players and their families will be departing from the Elks immediately after the press conference to join a community parade in Waterbury as part of Tuesday’s opening ceremonies. World Series play begins on Wednesday. Click Here to Read More
Pastor Reginald Flynn
28-year-old Flint man convicted by jury in brutal 2015 South Flint abduction and rape of woman
FLINT — A 28-year-old Flint man was found guilty Friday in the brutal 2015 South Flint abduction and rape of a woman. A Genesee County Circuit Court Jury found Martize Rede-Jordan Evanish guilty on two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, armed robbery, and six counts of various weapons charges related to the August 29, 2015 incident near Fenton Road and Pettibone Avenue.
Testimony presented at the trial by Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney David Leyton's staff accused Evanish of picking up the victim in his car and driving her to another location where a group of other men got into the vehicle with guns and a taser. Evanish and the others then brutally assaulted the woman before letting her go, according to the accusations. The woman said she went door-to-door looking for help before a passerby gave her a cell phone to call 9-1-1.
Prosecutor Leyton said the victim spent the next two months looking at mugshots of suspects before eventually identifying Evanish and his half-brother as two of the men who attacked her. Evanish's half-brother, Cordario Colter, was sentenced to 11 years in state prison in May after taking a plea deal on two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, armed robbery and three related weapons charges.
“Our victim suffered through a horrible ordeal,” said Prosecutor Leyton after the verdict. “I give her great credit for the courage she has shown throughout the process and for seeing justice through.”
Others involved in this assault are still being sought, according to Prosecutor Leyton. He said anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Flint Police Department at (810) 237-6901 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245).
Evanish was already being held at the Genesee County Jail on a parole violation from a 2012 felony conviction for breaking and entering. He was given two to 15 years when convicted in 2013 and the brutal rape happened just weeks after Evanish got out of prison for good behavior when serving the minimum sentence. He was on probation for four other felony convictions — two that could have kept him in prison for up to three years and two more that could have kept him in prison for up to two years. They were for resisting a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon, breaking and entering a building with intent and receiving and concealing stolen property.
24-year-old Flint man charged with murder in deaths of two men found floating in Flint River
FLINT — Genesee County 67th District Court records reveal that 24-year-old Robert Wheeler Jr. of Flint has been charged with two counts of pre-meditated first degree murder in the case where two men found last week floating in the Flint River.
Wheeler has been arraigned on the murder counts along with one count of tampering with evidence and one felony firearm charge. He was ordered held at the Genesee County Jail without bond by Judge David Guinn. Wheeler is scheduled to be back before Judge Guinn next week for a probable cause conference.
The two bodies were found near the river's bank under a door in the area near Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. The discovery followed another dead body found floating in the Flint River within the previous week.
The Flint Police Department has not yet listed the names of any among the three victims. The Flint Journal / MLive published a story, however, that identified one of the latest victims with comments attributed to a relative. She said the two latest victims were long-time friends.
Martize Rede-Jordan Evanish
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The Daily Gazette learns warrant issued to arrest Flint pastor for allegedly assaulting minor child
FLINT — The Daily Gazette has learned that a warrant has been signed by Genesee County Circuit Court Judge David Quinn for the arrest of a prominent Flint pastor who operates a charter school and co-hosts a Saturday morning radio program on WFLT 1420 AM. Pastor Reginald Flynn is accused of assaulting a child.
The Flint Police Department made the warrant request after an investigation into the complaint by the minor child's mother. The alleged victim was a student at Eagles Nest Academy where Pastor Flynn is the Executive Director. The assault allegedly took place at Foss Avenue Baptist Church where he has been the pastor for many years.
The investigation came after community activist Arthur Woodson interviewed the child's mother for The Morning Gazette Radio Show. The interview came after a story about the incident was first published by Flint Beat.
The Morning Gazette Radio Show subsequently reported that numerous Flint Police Department officers were at Foss Avenue Baptist Church on the Sunday after Woodson's interview with the alleged victim's mother attracted thousands of views on his Facebook page. Pastor Flynn referred questions then about the matter to his attorney, former Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Archie Hayman. He said no comments would be made about the accusations.
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