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The Morning Gazette Radio Show reported Thursday that Gregory Eason pulled petitions on Wednesday to possibly run for mayor in the City of Flint.


​​​Morning Gazette Radio Show reports petitions for mayor in City of Flint pulled by former top administrator under Walling

   FLINT (CCN) — The Morning Gazette Radio Show reported on Thursday's program that former top city administrator Gregory Eason pulled petitions on Wednesday to possibly run for mayor. Eason didn't respond to a text at the last cell number on file for him with the radio program.

   Eason served under former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling's administration, but was fired when a state takeover took place after Walling mismanaged funds to cause a financial emergency in the city. Eason was terminated with Donna Poplar, another top aide to Mayor Walling who was unseated by Dr. Karen Weaver in the November 2013 election.

   Eason made an unsuccessful mayoral bid in the 2009 primary when Walling won in the general election over County Commissioner Brenda Clack.


​​​Community activist urges Flint residents to show up Wednesday at 2 pm court date   

   FLINT (CCN) — Community activist Arthur Woodson appeared on Monday's Morning Gazette Radio Show to urge City of Flint residents to pack the court room of Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah on Wednesday. A 2 pm hearing is scheduled to continue arguments by attorneys for a former top cabinet member of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder who is fighting a district court judge's decision to bound him over to circuit court to face a trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for his part in causing the Flint water crisis. The legal team for former Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Director Nick Lyon contended Friday to Judge Farah that he should dismiss all charges after arguments that 67th District Court Judge David Goggins made serious legal errors in his decision to bind over Lyon for trial.  Judge Farah adjourned the hearing until Wednesday after hearing more than three hours of arguments on Friday.



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March 24, 2019

Click above to hear a replay of Friday'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. Friday's program was a replay of the Feb. 18 program after Good Samaritan Network leader Keith O'Neal passed away.


Jacara Thompson (22) battles under the basket for the Mott Bears during Saturday's overtime loss in the Regional Finals at Grand Rapids.


Mott Bears fall one victory short of trip to nationals by losing OT heart-breaker to Wayne County at Grand Rapids Regional finals

   ​​​GRAND RAPIDS (CCN) — The Mott Bears fell one victory short of making it to the national tournament in junior college women's basketball Saturday by losing a 66-60 heart-breaker in overtime to Wayne County Community College. The loss was in the Regional Finals at Ford Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids.

   Mott finished with a 21-9 record under 14th-year Coach Letitia Hughley. 

   Sophomore Jacara Thompson led the Bears with a 20-point performance to close out her career at Mott. The Swartz Creek grad was a second team All-American selection a year ago and is a first team candidate this season after leading Mott to the Eastern Conference championship in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. It was Mott's first in women's basketball since 2006 and only the second one in program history.

   Thompson had scored 34 points two days earlier to lead Mott to a 78-65 triumph over St. Clair Community College in the semi-finals of the Regional tourney.

   Freshman Alaysia Fowlkes from Flint Beecher added 13 points for Mott in Saturday's finale while two fellow freshmen also came up big. Sasha Penn of Flint Hamady contributed 9 points to go with passing out 4 assists and grabbing 5 rebounds while freshman ChiAnne Gloster snared a team-high 10 rebounds.


Mott Bears beaten 75-65 in semis at Grand Rapids men's basketball regional; fall two shy of nationals

GRAND RAPIDS (CCN) — The Mott Bears were beaten 75-65 by the Skippers of St. Clair County Community College Friday afternoon in the semi-finals of the District 10 regional. They fell two victories short of making another appearance in the national tournament for Division II junior college basketball.

   Coach Steve Schmidt, who has led Flint's Mott Community College to four national titles and three national runner-up finishes, was optimistic about getting out of the Grand Rapids regional because of his team's work ethic and four veteran performers — sophomore stars Jordan Roland from Flint Beecher, Dewayn Allen from Flint Hamady and Saginaw High pair Henry Speight and Eddie Thigpen. 

   It turned out to be an end to their Mott Community College careers on Friday in Grand Rapids, however, as St. Clair County CC's Skippers rallied from a 7-point deficit to tie the game at 55-55 with 10:13 remaining, went ahead to stay less than a minute later and pulled away down the stretch. READ MORE 

Community activist Quincy Murphy met with Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist to talk about why he decided to stage a protest outside Saturday's NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner in Mundy Township.

​​​Community activist Quincy Murphy leads protest of NAACP fundraiser event in Mundy Twp over anti-gay comments by VP   

   MUNDY TWP. (CCN) — A community activist from Flint got a brief private meeting Saturday with newly-elected Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's top guy to talk about why he decided to stage a protest outside the NAACP's annual Freedom Fund Dinner in Mundy Township.

   Murphy revealed on his Facebook page that he met with Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist before the governor's top assistant made his guest speaker appearance at the event. Murphy had previously asked Gilchrist to boycott the event because of homophobic comments by a vice president of the Flint chapter of the national NAACP organization. READ MORE

Flint City Councilman Santino Guerra strikes a pose with Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver during her Saturday night birthday party.


​​​Mayor Weaver pads campaign war chest at 60th birthday bash during busy weekend around City of Flint at multiple events

   FLINT (CCN) — Flint's campaign season hasn't begun yet, but the city's mayor was busy meeting supporters and raising money this weekend.

   Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver hosted a 60th birthday bash on Friday night, made an appearance Saturday morning at a championship game for third and fourth graders in the City-wide Basketball League, stopped by to offer inspiration at a meeting of the Flint Entrepreneur Program and met the National Hockey League's first black hockey player during a Flint Firebirds game on Saturday night while making plans to celebrate ​World Water Day on Monday with a massive bottled free water giveaway.

   Mayor Weaver padded her campaign war chest Friday night with the 60th birthday bash at her city's newest entertainment venue. She greeted a big crowd of supporters at the Buick City Event Center on Flint's north end in a building that once served as home to more than 28,000 Buick workers as the home of the United Auto Workers Local 599.

   Millionaire businessman and former Flint Mayor Don Williamson bought the old union hall after it closed following a 60-year run as Local 599's home for workers on Leith Street. His son is now operating an entertainment center in the refurbished building which got its biggest event yet with Mayor Dr. Weaver picking the spot for her birthday party. The venue opened last summer.

   Mayor Weaver, who won her first four-year term in November of 2015 and survived a recall in 2017, had raised $252,772 by the end of 2018, according to a campaign finance report on file at the office of Genesee County Clerk John Gleason.

   No challengers have turned in signatures or made any announcements about plans to challenge her in the upcoming August primary. Mayor Weaver won her first term in November of 2013 when unseating incumbent Dayne Walling, then survived a recall attempt mid-way through her first four-year term. She collected more voters, however, than all 18 others in the field at the November 2017 recall election.


23-year-old man dead after early morning Sunday shooting in north Flint at 13th & Saginaw St

   FLINT (CCN) — Scanner traffic indicated that a 23-year-old man is dead after a shooting early Sunday morning in north Flint.

   A police officer was flagged down at about 2:40 am on Saginaw Street, near 13th Street, according to a call to 911. Other media reports indicate the man died a short time at Flint's Hurley Regional Medical Center of a single gunshot wound.


Missing 8-year-old child found safe, according to Flint police

   FLINT (CCN) — The 8-year-old boy who was reported missing on Friday afternoon in Flint was found safe, according to a 2 pm Saturday post on Facebook by the Flint Police Department.

   The post reported: "Xavier has been found safe and is being reunited with his mother!"

   Xavier Callon Jr. had last been seen at 3:30 pm on Friday near Evergreen Regency Apartments off Lippincott Boulevard, between Center Road and Dort Hwy. He went missing when he rode a school bus after a parent didn't pick him up after school, according to police.

   Flint police also had a missing child report two weeks ago when a 12-year-old boy was found two days later hiding at an abandoned house in north Flint.


Police still seeking information after triple shooting in Burton late Thursday at Kings Lane

   BURTON (CCN) — Burton police are still trying to find out information after a Thursday night shooting at the city's Kings Lane Apartments off Hemphill Road. Two men and one woman were shot inside a four-door Pontiac sedan by two men with pump shotguns, according to police who say the suspects walked up on their vehicle.

   The Burton Police Department also had a potential homicide case two nights earlier when a 48-year-old Burton woman was run over by a vehicle on Maple Road, near Fenton Road, across from the city limits in Grand Blanc Township. Two suspects were taken into custody by Grand Blanc Township officers in that case.


Burton woman killed when run over by vehicle after argument near her home on Maple Road; Two suspects now in custody

   BURTON (CCN) — Grand Blanc Township police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old woman who was run over by a vehicle outside her home on Maple Road, near Fenton Road. The Tuesday night incident took place after the victim apparently got into an altercation with two individuals who were visiting residents who lived next door to her.

   The woman was pronounced dead at the scene in her own driveway next to Food Plus Party Store on Maple Road, across the street from a Burton mobile home park.

   Two individuals who ran over her with their vehicle were taken into custody by Grand Blanc Township police officers, according to witnesses. No report has yet been given to the media about whether the pair is being held on homicide charges.

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​​​Warfare against Flint politicians has community activist Arthur Woodson refusing to comply with lawyer's apology & retraction demands

   Community activist Arthur Woodson's warfare against Flint politicians has included collecting "cease, desist and retract" letters from lawyers.The latest one came after Wednesday's Editor's Notebook went viral on social media and as usual, he vows not to apologize or issue any retraction. Woodson went immediately to Facebook yesterday to fume about a "Demand to Cease, Desist & Retract" letter that was fired off to him by Flint attorney Trachelle Young. She wrote it on behalf of a pastor who became the latest target of Flint's most famous critic of Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver. Pastor Christopher Martin obviously didn't like the community activist's social media comments. READ MORE

Forensic scientist and profiler Roscoe Clark of Flint Township appeared on The Morning Gazette Radio Show Tuesday to talk about the latest story by National Enquirer quoting him in the Jon Bonet Ramsey murder case.

​​​Flint Twp forensic scientist, profiler appears on Morning Gazette Radio Show to talk about National Enquirer story

​   FLINT TWP. (CCN) — A forensic scientist and profiler appeared Tuesday on The Morning Gazette Radio Show to talk about the latest story published by the National Enquirer about his work to solve the Jon Bonet Ramsey murder case. The murder of the child beauty on Christmas Day in Boulder, Colorado more than 20 years remains one of the most famous unsolved murder mysteries in American history, and Roscoe Clark of Flint Township has devoted several years researching the case from what he describes as a "forensic science point of view." You can listen to a replay of the program by clicking below.


Boxer Anthony Dirrell of Flint will fight on national TV Saturday night for the vacant WBA super welterweight championship of the world.

Anthony Dirrell mixes it up during weigh-in with opponent for WBA super welterweight world title fight Saturday night on FS1 TV 

   ​​​FLINT (CCN) — The Flint Jaguars were no match for visiting Flint Carman-Ainsworth Tuesday night at Flint Southwestern Academy in boys' basketball action. The Cavaliers cruised to an 87-50 romp behind big man Mike Fletcher's 14-point effort. Jayden Nunn also scored 14 points for Carman-Ainsworth which improved to 6-1 in Saginaw Valley South Division play where they moved one half game ahead of 5-1 Grand Blanc. The Jaguars dropped to 0-7 in Valley action.

   Coach Jay Witham's Flint Carman-Ainsworth club is 12-2 overall on the season while the Jaguars are now 1-12 overall.

    


Flint boxer Anthony Dirrell to fight on national TV Saturday night for WBA super welterweight world title fight on FS1 cable TV 

   ​​​MINNEAPOLIS (CCN) — A video promo was released today by Premier Boxing Champions to promote the upcoming bout on FS1 Live that will feature Flint's Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell. He will try to reclaim a super-middleweight world championship belt when facing Avni “Mr.Robot”Yildirim of Turkey for the vacant WBA crown. The fight Saturday night in Minneapolis will be featured during a national TV broadcast on cable network FS1. The action begins at 10 pm and the Dirrell-Yildirim bout will be the main event. READ MORE


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