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1,600 days and still on bottled water: Flint still swamped by water woes
FLINT, Mich. — On a recent Thursday morning along Saginaw Street, empty plastic water bottles once again littered the front lawn of City Hall near a bronze statue of an autoworker on an assembly line.
New detox center now open at Flint Odyssey House
FLINT (WJRT) - (10/20/18) - The Flint Odyssey House now has a new detox program at their Beach Street location where addicts can come in and receive help from people who have walked in their shoes. "Normally we have sent people to the hospital to detox," said Denise Terryah, recovery housing manager
Former guard pleads no contest after accused of ignoring inmate’s threat of suicide
A former prison guard accused in the death of a Michigan inmate who killed herself in 2015 has entered plea agreement.>>Related: Guard to face trial for ignoring inmate's threat of suicide<<The Ann Arbor News reports 49-year-old Dianna Callahan of Flint pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter
Mayor: General Motors switching Flint Engine Operations back to city water
FLINT (WJRT) (10/18/2018) - Flint Mayor Karen Weaver ended her third State of the City speech at the Capitol Theater on a powerful note Thursday night. "We will roar loud and proud for the world to hear," she said. "Flint proud, Flint strong, Flintstone. Welcome back to Bedrock baby." Calling it the
Not just a police officer
If you’re a Lake Fenton student or parent, you’ve seen him visiting schools, covering football games and helping coordinate active shooter training this summer. Dep. Jason Thomas, 35, is the Lake Fenton Community Schools (LFCS) Student Resource Officer (SRO). This will be his first full year at Lak
Fundraiser held in Flint to end human trafficking
A local community came together to put an end to human trafficking. Flint residents joined millions in a global fundraiser, hosted by the non-profit organization A21. It was dubbed the Walk for Freedom and is an attempt to abolish slavery. Participants dressed in all black, held signs, passed out fl
GM Returning To Flint Water After Nearly Four Years
After nearly four years, General Motors plans to once again source water for the Flint Engine plant in Flint, Michigan, from the city. Local ABC news affiliateWJRTreported last Friday the city’s mayor and the automaker confirmed the switch.
Flint church to distribute winter clothing to families in need
The church plans to give away 17,000 pounds of clothing. The items include winter clothes, boots, blankets and coats.
Man struck and killed by train in Royal Oak
ROYAL OAK- An investigation is underway in Royal Oak, after a man was struck and killed by a train.This happened late Saturday night in the area of West 6th Street and Main Street. Police say the man was attempting to cross the tracks when he was hit. He was pronounced dead on the scene.The victim i
Thousands still without power in mid-Michigan
Several counties in mid-Michigan are still without power after thunderstorms storms Saturday afternoon. Below are the customers affected as of 8:40 p.m. Saturday in mid-Michigan: - Genesee County: 2,300 - Clare County: 1,212 - Shiawassee County: 971 - Iosco County: 787 - Midland County: 273 - Sagin
Flint community celebrates fall at local Harvest Festival
FLINT, Mich. - Today people across Flint came together to celebrate fall. The Flint Urban Safety Corps hosted their 3rd Annual Harvest Fest Saturday afternoon. Dozens came to University Square for pumpkin painting, music, free food and much more. An event organizer says the event is all about helpin
Fenton man gets 32-60 years in prison for drunk driving crash that killed 5
He was charged with five counts each of 2nd degree murder, OUIL causing a crash, and two counts each of OUIL causing injury and driving without a license causing death.
BREAKING: Severe thunderstorms expected
The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Lapeer County, northeastern Wayne County, eastern Oakland County, Macomb County and central St. Clair County until 3:15 p.m.
Accused Flint serial rapist headed to trial
“He would urinate in a bottle, he urinated on her directly or pour urine from the bottle onto her,” he said.
More than 60 infant bodies found stashed at another Detroit funeral home
The remains of 63 infants and fetuses have been removed from a Detroit funeral home, the second facility where remains have been improperly disposed.Detroit police raided Perry Funeral Home on Friday and found the deceased bodies inside three boxes and a freezer, theDetroit Free Press reported.Some
BREAKING: 'Emergency situation' in Flint, residents asked to stay in homes
An emergency situation is underway in the City of Flint and residents in the area are being asked to stay in their homes.Genesee County Central Dispatch reports the situation is at the intersection of Vernon and Illinois, on the city’s east side.People in that area are being asked to stay in their h
ABC12 bids farewell to Larry Elliott, who is retiring after 39 years
FLINT (WJRT) (10/19/2018) - After 39 years at ABC12, Larry Elliott signed off as an anchor for the final time on Friday and entered a new chapter of life in retirement. Larry started his career in Alpena at WATZ Radio and WBKB-TV before moving south to ABC12 in 1979. During that time, he worked as
Flint Literary Festival kicks off Friday, features water crisis writers and Flint-native poets
Dr.Mona Hanna-Attishaand journalistAnna Clark, whose critically acclaimed books about the Flint water crisis drew national attention, will headline this year’s Flint Literary Festival Oct. 26-27 at the Flint Public Library. They will be appearing together for the first time to talk about their book
Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer November fight cancelled
SHOWTIME Sports director of sports communication Matthew Donovan confirmed with the Free Press on Friday the Shields-Hammer fight will be rescheduled and televised on SHOWTIME in 2019. The fight will take place sometime before April, Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions, the promoter of both Shields
Unburied fetuses, other bodies found in second funeral home
DETROIT (AP) - (10/19/18) - About 36 fetuses and infants have been removed from a Detroit funeral home, the second facility where remains have been improperly disposed. Detroit police raided Perry Funeral Home on Friday and found the remains. Jason Moon of the Michigan Department of Licensing and R