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Flint is nation's poorest city, based on latest Census data

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, Shawn Jones, right, and Tony Price, distribute bottled water at a point of distribution (POD) at Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church. An expert who two years ago warned about dangerous lead levels in the drinking water in Flint, Mich., has declared a qualif

MLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 12:47:15

19-year-old hit by minivan in Flint early Monday clinging to life

FLINT (WJRT) (9/18/2017) - A 19-year-old man hit by a minivan while crossing a Flint street early Monday was listed in critical condition. Gage Engel was crossing R.T. Longway Boulevard near Minnesota Avenue in front of Mott Community College around 1 a.m. when a minivan driving east hit him. A pres

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-18 21:30:00

Empty beer cans spark shooting at Oakland County golf course

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A relaxing afternoon on the golf course descended into chaos this weekend in Oakland County because of an argument over empty beer cans. The shooting happened at the Heather Highlands Golf Course on Holly Road in Springfield Township. There's a sign out front of the H

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2017-09-18 21:33:45

Michigan lottery tickets with 4 zeroes are worth $5,000

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - (09/18/17) - When are four zeroes worth $5,000? When four zeroes are the winning numbers in a Michigan lottery drawing. Officials say 1,079 players had winning tickets in Michigan's Sunday evening Daily 4 game. Each ticket is worth $5,000. It's the first time that four zeroes

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 06:53:00

MCC looks to buy nearby church

FLINT (WJRT) - (09-19-17) - Mott Community College is looking to buy Woodside Church, which is right across the street from the main Flint campus. The school's Board of Trustees gave the president the green light Monday night to do all things possible to complete the purchase. MCC says money for t

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 18:31:00

Medical marijuana facilities get a green light in Bay City, a critical step

BAY CITY (WJRT) - (09/18/17) - The Bay City Commission has approved the first step to allow medical marijuana facilities in town. The move Monday night begins the process of drafting an ordinance that will legally take care of the state requirements. A number of people told the Bay City commission a

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 06:29:00

Mon charged after 6-month-old son dies in bed with her

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) (9/18/2017) - A Detroit-area woman whose son died after she placed him in bed with her has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The 6-month-old boy died in December. The Wayne County prosecutor's office announced charges Monday against Leslie Neuman of Livonia. Prosecutors

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-18 23:52:00

Hartland officials: 9/11 remembrance dispute 'a good civics lesson'

A lesson in how to resolve conflict was on display at the Hartland Board of Education meeting Monday night. Emilio Horvath, a junior who objected to a lack of a moment of silence last week at Hartland High School on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, began by thanking the board for allowing him to speak

LIVINGSTON DAILY.COM - 2017-09-19 14:07:03

Defense begins presenting case in Candy Lawson Trial

CORUNNA (WJRT) (09/18/17) - Trial continued in Shiawassee County Monday in the case against Candy Lawson. She's the Corunna woman accused of locking her special needs sister, Dianna, in a closet for years. Monday, her defense attorney, Amy Husted began her case, calling several witnesses, includi

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 01:25:00

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

NEW YORK (AP) - (09/19/17) - Problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after it took months

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 13:25:00

Second woman dies from injuries sustained in Midland County crash Friday

MILLS TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - A second woman died early Tuesday from injuries she sustained in a Friday evening crash that also claimed the life of a Sanford woman. Diane Espinosa, 63, of Hope was pronounced dead Tuesday, about five days after the crash at the intersection of North Sturgeon R

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 18:20:00

Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - (09/19/17) - Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is seeking relief in

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 13:22:00

Hurricane Maria reaches Category 3, could strengthen before landfall

NEW ORLEANS, La. (CNN) (9/18/2017) - Hurricane Maria continued its rapid intensification overnight as maximum sustained winds reached 110 mph on Monday morning. Maria is expected to reach category four status later today. Maria is now the fourth major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-18 19:45:00

The Latest: Senate approves $700 billion defense policy bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - (09/18/17) - The Latest on the Senate's passage of the defense policy bill for the 2018 budget years (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion Pentagon budget. The measure sailed through the chamber, 89-8, even though

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 06:48:00

Fiat Chrysler recalling 494,417 Ram trucks for safety issue

DETROIT (AP) (9/19/2017) - Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost half a million Ram heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks because their water pumps could be defective. The recall involves Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs from the 2013 to 2017 model years. All 494,41

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 20:50:00

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

NEW YORK (AP) - (09/19/17) - One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory - she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne is the most likely c

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 18:29:00

Buena Vista Township police identify Detroit man shot and killed Sunday

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - Police have identified the Detroit man shot and killed early Sunday in Buena Vista Township. James Earl Smothers, 26, died from gunshot wounds after police found his car in a ditch near the intersection of 29th and Norman streets around 3 a.m., according to

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 17:57:00

Man imprisoned as teen for 4 slayings sues Detroit, officers

DETROIT (AP) - (09-19-17) - A young Detroit man who went to prison as a teen for four slayings that were eventually linked to a professional hitman is suing the city and two officers involved in his case. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit on behalf of Davontae Sanford.

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 17:35:00

Board holds off for now on LGBT discrimination declaration

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - (09-19-17) - The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is holding off for now on deciding whether to declare that discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under state law. The commission met Monday to consider the reques

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 17:24:00

Cremated remains of more than 300 placed in mausoleum

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - (09-19-17) - The cremated remains of more than 300 people, most of them stillborn babies, have been placed in a crypt by Lansing's Roman Catholic bishop. The Lansing State Journal reports that the remains had been stored at Sparrow Hospital and Lansing-area funeral homes after

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 16:52:00