Former Flint Journal columnist Gary Tomlinson
Pre-trial hearing moved up 8 days for ex Journal columnist accused of sexually assaulting victims as hypnotherapist
GRAND BLANC TWP. (CCN) — The Morning Gazette Radio Show reported on Thursday's program that a pre-trial hearing has been moved up eight days for a hypnotherapist accused of sexually assaulting multiple patients at his Holly Road office in Holly Township. Gary Tomlinson, a former columnist for many years at the Flint Journal, is currently free on a $25,000 bond after being bound over to Genesee County Circuit Court for trial by Genesee County 67th District Court Judge Nathaniel C. Perry III. Tomlinson originally faced a May 31 pre-trial hearing which has now been moved up to May 23. READ MORE
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays
Temper tantrum video tirade against Flint Journal / MLive reporter by Councilman Eric Mays passes half million views
FLINT (CCN) — The Daily Caller's video of a Flint city councilman screaming at a reporter from MLive / The Flint Journal has now surpassed the 500,000 mark for views. The national web site presented a small clip from an outburst by 1st Ward City Councilman Eric Mays after an incident during a budget hearing. Finance Committee Chair Monica Galloway refused to let Councilman Mays ask a staff member questions and ended the meeting with the pair exchanging phone calls to summon police.
Councilwoman Galloway got no help when calling 911 and Councilman Mays was scolded by Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson who said he wouldn't be sending officers unless council members were fighting. READ MORE
Businesswoman Tonya Burns
Businesswoman Tonya Burns tells Morning Gazette Radio Show she's joining Flint's mayoral race as write-in
FLINT (CCN) — Businesswoman Tonya Burns won't be on the ballot for Flint's mayoral race, but told The Morning Gazette Radio Show on Monday morning that her team will be staging a write-in campaign. The Daily Gazette reported on Friday that City Clerk Inez Brown didn't certify petitions turned in by Burns before last Tuesday's filing deadline to get on the ballot. READ MORE
Long-time Applegate Chevrolet owner Jim Applegate, face of local auto dealer's televison commercials, dies at age 90
GRAND BLANC (CCN) — An iconic figure in the Flint business community passed away Thursday at the age of 90. Jim Applegate of Grand Blanc was the long-time owner of Applegate Chevrolet which is the only new car dealership left inside the city limits of Flint. He remained the face of the dealership's TV commercials during the past two decades by standing or sitting on a billboard at the open and close of TV spots when pitching the dealership's latest deals. He was long active in Flint's civic groups, too. READ MORE
Flint City Clerk Inez Brown's office certifies only 4 of 5 candidates for mayoral race
FLINT (CCN) — Flint City Clerk Inez Brown's office has certified four of five candidates who filed to run for mayor in the August primary. Businessman Tonya Burns will not be on the ballot. The race will feature incumbent Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver joined by challengers Gregory Eason, Don Pfeiffer and Sheldon Neeley.
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Genesee County Clerk John Gleason
Genesee County Clerk Gleason goes after Prosecutor Leyton, two Flint mayoral candidates during radio show appearance
FLINT (CCN) — John Gleason wants two Flint mayoral candidates locked up for perjury and he accused Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton of ignoring campaign finance laws in a county riddled with what he calls habitual law-breaking politicians who ignore state laws. The comments aired during a radio show interview with the former county commissioner who served 10 years in the state legislature before becoming the Genesee County Clerk / Register of Deeds in 2012. READ MORE
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Expect no apology from County Clerk John Gleason to Mayor Weaver or businessman Pfeiffer
FLINT (CCN) — Genesee County Clerk / Register of Deeds John Gleason reacted to two Flint mayoral candidates with a firm statement that they had best not be expecting an apology for comments he made during a Friday morning program on CCN Radio. The former State Senator blasted Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver for fines and for accepting checks illegally from churches. He also called businessman Don Pfeiffer a "liar" for comments aired during newscasts last week on WEYI NBC TV 25 and WSMH Fox 66 TV after The Morning Gazette Radio reported during its Wednesday morning program that Gleason contends Pfeiffer and Mayor Weaver can't be on the ballot in the August primary because of fines owed to his office. READ MORE
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Flint City Councilwoman Monica Galloway
Monica Galloway becomes 3rd recall target on Flint City Council
FLINT (CCN) — A report last week by The Morning Gazette Radio Show about a recall effort being mounted against Flint's 7th Ward Councilwoman Monica Galloway was followed by language being filed on Monday with the office of Genesee County Clerk John Gleason. She becomes the third recall target in six days. Recall petitions were filed Tuesday against 4th Ward City Councilwoman Kate Fields and on Friday against 3rd Ward City Councilman Santino Guerra.
Flint City Councilman Santino Guerra joked on a Facebook post that the "shoulda stuck to shaking hands and kissing babies like normal politicians" after asked if the photo above had anything to do with recall language being filed against him.
TFlint City Councilman Santino Guerra reacts to Morning Gazette Radio Show host's questions about report of recall
FLINT (CCN) — The youngest person ever elected to the Flint City Council might not get to finish his term. Two sources say language is expected to be filed soon to remove Santino Guerra as the city's 3rd Ward city councilman. He was elected to a four-year term in 2017 as an 19-year-old. Guerra is a student at UM-Flint. READ MORE
Mayor Weaver fighting for her political life at federal court case involving whistle-blower lawsuit with some serious accusations
DETROIT — The biggest drama of the 2019 Flint mayoral race began to unfold Wednesday morning in Detroit inside a federal court room. That's where Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver is expecting to be for the next couple weeks in a case that could spell an end to her political career. To suggest she's fighting for her political life would be an understatement.
A former City Administrator has accused the mayor of some very serious stuff. They're not the typical kind of lawsuit type accusations. Flint's mayor and one of her closest aides (Aoine Gilcreast) are being called outright crooks. A high profile attorney from West Michigan (Katherine Smith Kenndy) promised listeners of The Morning Gazette during an interview months ago that this trial would attract an audience that includes FBI agents. Her opening argument on Wednesday sounded like she was revealing a criminal indictment, except she doesn't have any power to order handcuffs on anybody. READ MORE
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Businessman Don Pfeiffer
Flint mayoral candidate Don Pfeiffer demands equal time to react to radio show comments by County Clerk John Gleason
FLINT (CCN) — Flint mayoral candidate Don Pfeiffer has notified The Morning Gazette Radio Show that he "demands equal time" to react to comments aired by Genesee County Clerk / Register of Deeds John Gleason during a Friday morning program on CCN Radio.
Gleason called Pfeiffer a "liar" for comments aired during Wednesday newscasts on WEYI NBC TV 25 and WSMH Fox 66 TV after The Morning Gazette Radio reported during its Wednesday morning program that Gleason contends Pfeiffer can't be on the ballot because of fines owed to his office. Gleason says campaign finance laws prohibit any candidate from running if fines are owed and said, "State law requires an affidavit be filed to declare under oath that no fines are owed. Mr. Pfeiffer knows he owes fines because he has received numerous letters about it from my office and there has been media stories about it." READ MORE