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Police identify Genesee Township bank robbery suspect killed in standoff

GENESEE TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (03/23/18) - One man is dead and two other people are in police custody following a standoff at the Richfield and Center Road intersection. Police say 40-year-old Kevin Hall of Flint was armed when he barricaded himself inside a van after he allegedly robbed Chemical Bank o

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-24 01:04:00

Flint police situation at Richfield & Center

FLINT (WJRT) - (03-23-18) - Some Flint streets were blocked off Friday morning because of a police situation. Drivers were told to avoid the area of Richfield and Center Road. Witnesses leaving Kroger tell ABC 12 police had surrounded a white van near the grocery store and Admiral gas station. C

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-23 16:52:00

Flint Township man faces murder charge in death of 2-year-old daughter

FLINT TWP., MI -- A 19-year-old faces up to life in prison after he's accused of killing his 2-year-old daughter in September 2017 at a Flint Township apartment. Jaquan Tremaine Johnson charged this month and arraigned in Genesee District Court on single counts each of felony murder and first-degree

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 19:00:00

Rebuild of Grand Blanc Road bridge closed over Swartz Creek beginning soon

MUNDY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (3/23/2018) - Work is expected to begin next week on a new bridge carrying Grand Blanc Road traffic over Swartz Creek in Mundy Township. The bridge located just east of U.S. 23 was closed earlier this month after an inspection found part of the substructure was failing. The Gen

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-24 03:21:00

Public Health Advisory: Hepatitis A case reported in Flint City Lockup

The Genesee County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of hepatitis A in the Flint City Police Department Lockup. (Photo: MGN) FLINT, Mich. - The Genesee County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of hepatitis A in the Flint City Police Department Lockup. According to the hea

WSMH.COM - 2018-03-23 18:56:03

Public invited to 'Connect the Blocks' at Flint Neighborhood Summit

FLINT, MI -- The Community Foundation of Greater Flint's neighborhoods small grants program will host an annual summit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, 4800 S. Saginaw Street. Flint-area residents and neighborhood and community-

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-24 12:00:00

Flint investigator says greed and fraud led to drinking water crisis

LANSING A "spin-off" criminal investigation related to the Flint drinking water crisis is under way, and the suspected crimes involve greed and financial fraud, the lead investigator has told a legislative committee. "Without getting too far in-depth, we believe there was a significant financial fra

DETROIT FREE PRESS - 2018-03-23 20:56:07

Questionable pies and other Flint-area restaurant violations

Below is a list of Genesee County restaurants that had "priority" or "priority foundation" violations, according to health department reports. According to Michigan food law and code, "priority items are a measurable action that directly eliminates or reduces a hazard associated with foodborne illn

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 16:54:53

Dam breach leads to drop in water levels at Thread Lake in Flint

GENESEE COUNTY, MI - Water levels are down at Thread Lake in Flint following a dam breach in February. The Flint River Watershed Coalition announced Wednesday, March 21, that the breach occurred along the dam's western side after rapid snowmelt and heavy rainfall caused multiple rivers and creeks in

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 14:06:35

Search party back on to look for missing Genesee County women

GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A twice-rescheduled search party to look for clues into the disappearances of two Genesee County women is back on for this weekend, according to organizers. The search party for Teresa Woolard and Brianna Vibert is now set from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with small group


Lawmakers ban antidepressant in Michigan, police say it's hard to catch

(WJRT) (3/22/2018) - It's called tianeptine sodium, an anti-depressant, reportedly sold under the name Stablon and Coaxil. The substance comes in both pill and powder form. Police say it's not detectable on a drug test, which has many users on probation taking advantage of the drug. But, in Genes

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-23 01:19:00

Fatal I-75 rock-throwing case delayed as officials await DNA results

FLINT, MI -- A probable cause hearing for five teens charged with second-degree murder for throwing more than a dozen rocks from a highway overpass, including one that pierced a van's windshield and killed a 32-year-old Mt. Morris man, has been postponed to April 26. Assistant prosecutor Karen Hanso

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-22 15:05:00

6 Flint parks receiving new playgrounds this summer costing $400,000

FLINT (WJRT) (3/22/2018) - Foundations and donors are coming together to build new playgrounds in six Flint parks this summer. The United Way of Genesee County hosted a design day at Durant-Turri-Mott Elementary School on Thursday evening, allowing children to design their dream playground. Those id

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-23 00:30:00

Man arrested for child abuse after young boy found wandering out - WNEM TV 5

A 21-year-old man was arrested on child abuse charges after a toddler was found wandering the streets alone. The incident happened on March 19 about 12:46 p.m. in the Byron Drive subdivision outside of Vassar. Residents called 911 to report a young boy wandering the neighborhood alone and not dresse


Woman critically wounded in drive-by shooting on Flint's east side

FLINT, MI -- A woman is in critical condition after a drive-by shooting Monday on the city's east side. Police responded at 4:58 a.m. on March 19 to the 3100 block of Woodrow Avenue on a call for shot fired into an occupied home, according to the Michigan State Police. When police arrived on the sce


Flint woman shot inside her bedroom in critical condition

FLINT (WJRT) - (3/19/18) - Homeowners said one of three bullets cracked the front window of their home on Flint's Woodrow Avenue, just off of Branch Road, early Monday morning. We are not revealing their identities because the shooter has not been caught. Flint Police said the shot that went thro


U.S. Supreme Court allows Flint water contamination lawsuit

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the green light to two class-action lawsuits filed by residents of Flint, Michigan who are pursing civil rights claims against local and state officials over lead contamination in the city's water supply. The justices left in pla


Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cones to herald first day of spring

MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (3/19/2018) - The first day of spring means everyone can treat themselves to a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen. Participating Dairy Queen locations will serve customers a free 5-ounce vanilla soft-serve cone to celebrate the arrival of spring on March 20. Donations are encou


Vacant amusment park could reopen in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. (WJRT)- (03/19/18)- It has sat vacant for more than a decade, but an old Mid Michigan water park and entertainment venue may once again, become a go to place for families. "Oh, this was the hottest thing around, when this park first opened," said Flint Township Head of Building Developme


Residents displaced after fire at Flint apartment complex

FLINT, MI -- A fire at Lapeer Gardens apartments on Sunday has displaced some residents, according to the Flint Fire Department. There was a good amount of fire showing when firefighters responded at 9:18 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, to 2324 Lapeer Road, according to Battalion Chief Ramsey Clapper. T