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23-year-old convicted of Flint home invasion that left 2 dead

FLINT (WJRT) (9/20/2017) - A Genesee County jury convicted a 23-year-old Flint man of several charges stemming from a 2012 home invasion that left two men dead and a woman seriously injured. Marcus Allen Howell could spend the rest of his life in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 24. The jury conv

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-21 00:48:00

Social services meeting needs as Flint is ranked America's poorest city

FLINT (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - Social services are stretching to help Flint's low-income as the city was dubbed the poorest city in the U.S. The U.S. Census Bureau released new figures showing 45 percent of Flint residents were living below the poverty line in 2016. Even worse, 58 percent of youth youn

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 01:43:00

Two men wanted for home invasion and armed robbery

FLINT (WJRT) - (09/19/17) - Two fugitives are on the run wanted for armed robbery, home invasion and felony firearm. Crime Stoppers is hoping you can help track them down. Deonte Scales and Devon Thomas are both believed to be in the Flint area. Scales stands about 6 feet 3 inches tall, Thomas is ju

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 06:31:00

Secretary of State office in downtown Flint closing for renovations

FLINT (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - The Secretary of State office in downtown Flint will be closed for renovations next week. The office at 408 S. Saginaw St. will not open on Sept. 25 and will resume normal service at 9 a.m. on Oct. 2, according to a press release. Customers and staff will benefit from reno

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 23:53:00

Flint mayoral hopeful looks to remove Scott Kincaid from recall ballot

FLINT (WJRT) (9/20/2017) - The attorney for Flint mayor candidate Don Pfeiffer has filed an emergency request with the Michigan Court of Appeals seeking to remove veteran councilman Scott Kincaid from the recall ballot. Scott Kincaid The appeals court may rule on the matter this week, because the de

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 20:48:00

Flint water crisis prosecutors will go inside Gov. Snyder's cabinet first

FLINT, MI -- Prosecutors are about to turn up the heat on the Flint water crisis defendant closest to Gov. Rick Snyder as they attempt to prove one of the most serious crimes that have been alleged to date. The preliminary exam for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon

MLIVE.COM - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Census figures: Flint is poorest city in the United States

FLINT (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - Newly released Census figures show Flint is No. 1, but not in a category the city wants to be tops. Flint is the poorest city in the United States with 45 percent of residents living below the poverty line in 2016. That's 3 percentage points higher than 2015. The media hou

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-19 22:45:00

Construction begins on new Lear Corp. plant in Flint

FLINT (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - Construction began Tuesday on a new Lear Corp. plant that eventually will employ hundreds of workers. Heavy equipment began working to clear the site, which is part of the former Buick City complex. When complete in 2018, the 100,000-square-foot plant will build seats for

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 02:11:00

Jury finds man guilty in deadly 2012 Flint home invasion

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A 23-year-old man currently serving prison time in a separate case has been convicted in a break-in that left two men dead in Flint. The Genesee County prosecutor's office says Wednesday that a jury found Marcus Howell guilty of attempted murder, first-degree criminal sexual cond

NWJOBS - 2017-09-20 23:05:12

Researchers: Flint's fertility rates fell, fetal death rates climbed during water crisis

FLINT (WJRT) (9/20/2017) - A study authored by two economics professors shows Flint's fertility rate fell while the fetal death rate increased since the advent of the water emergency in 2014. David Slusky, assistant professor of economics at the University of Kansas, and Daniel Grossman, assistant p

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 19:24:00

Flint hoping to extend water deal with Detroit for another month

FLINT (WJRT) (9/20/2017) - The Flint City Council is slated to consider extending its water contract with Detroit on Wednesday. The agenda for the evening council meeting includes a proposed extension of the agreement for Detroit to supply drinking water in Flint. The existing contract is scheduled

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 20:23:00

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

PD: Drunk driver hits bicyclist in Alma

ALMA (WJRT) - (09-20-17) - Police say a woman on a bicycle was hurt after she was hit by a car in Alma. They say it happened Monday at the intersection of Center and State roads. Police believe the driver had been drinking. They say he was arrested. No word yet on the victim's condition.

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 16:05:00

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

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

Filing: UAW-Chrysler training center funds laundered through fake hospice

DETROIT (AP) (9/20/2017) - A federal court filing says money stolen from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center was laundered through a fake Detroit-area hospice center. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report that Tuesday's filing is a government forfeiture complaint that seeks to keep $2

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 17:58:00

Thumb-area dairy farm owner pleads guilty to using illegal labor

CASS CITY, Mich. (AP) (9/20/2017) - The owner of two Michigan dairy farms pleaded guilty Tuesday to harboring workers who were in the U.S. illegally and agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to the government. Denis Burke, an Irish immigrant, admits he employed more than 100 people who were in the U.S.

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 17:28:00

Drummer releases record to help ailing Motown Funk Brother

DETROIT (AP) - (09-20-17) - A drummer with a passion for the "Motown Sound" and experience working with many of its artists has released a benefit record for a guitarist with the Funk Brothers, the label's house band. Drew Schultz's "Tribute to Funk Brother Eddie Willis" aims to help Willis, who has

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-20 15:51:00

Erb Family Foundation gives $1M to Motown Museum expansion

DETROIT (AP) - (09/20/2017) - The Fred A. and Barbara Erb Family Foundation is giving $1 million toward the $50 million expansion of the Motown Museum . The gift announced Wednesday supports the expansion of the Detroit museum's educational programming. Foundation President John Erb says the space a

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-21 04:26:00

Firefighters want you to pledge to close your bedroom door at night

CLIO (WJRT) - (09/20/17) - Close before you doze. It's a catchy slogan that could change your nightly routine and also save lives. Clio Area Fire Chief Kerry Paulson wants you to become a part of the closed door crew. Closing your door is one of the top three ways aside from smoke alarms and making

ABC12.COM - 2017-09-21 01:57:00