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Mt. Morris’ J.D. Rawls again voted Flint boys basketball Player of Week

FLINT, MI -- For the second time this month, J.D. Rawls of Mt. Morris has been voted Flint-area boys basketball Player of the Week by MLive-The Flint Journal readers. Rawls also won the award Feb. 8.


Bracing for big weather impact this weekend

FLINT (WJRT) - (02/22/19) - Local fire departments, utility companies and police departments are all on alert for what's to come. They want you to be ready, too. The severe weather increases the chance for widespread and lengthy power outages.


Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run in Flint

FLINT, MI -- Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a man Friday night in Flint. Officers responded shortly before 7 p.m. Feb. 22 to the area of 12th Street and Brooks Street for a pedestrian personal injury accident.


Michigan appeals court: Medical pot patient can be denied job

A Dimondale woman whose employment offer was rescinded after a positive marijuana screen may appeal her case to the Michigan Supreme Court. An appellate panel ruled this week that Michigan’s medical marijuana law did not protect Angela Eplee from the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s workplace drug


$2,500 cash reward offered in Flint killing

FLINT, MI – A cash reward is available for tips that help solve a killing earlier this month inside a Flint apartment. Dolfis Edward Mitchell, 65, was found dead about 4 p.m. on Feb. 12 inside a residence at the Schafer Square Apartments in the 800 block of Schafer Street, according to a statement f


Cities in Michigan with the most affordable housing

Housing affordability is a top consideration when determining where to live. In 2018, the economy was strong and real estate prices went up. In 2019, many are predicting a downturn in the housing market.


MSP offers timely tips for preparing for possible power outages ahead of windy forecast

FLINT, Michigan (WJRT) - (02/22/2019) - Michigan State Police, along with local fire crews, and utility workers are all on alert for what's to come. And they want you to be ready too.


Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers opening new Flint-area location

GRAND BLANC TWP, MI – A new Freakin’ Unbelievable Burger location is coming to Genesee County and possibly other areas of the state. The new 2,400 square-foot location at 8020 Holly Road, formerly occupied by Halo Burger, is expected to open by late spring or early summer 2019 and employ approximate


AG wants more time before Flint water prosecutions restart

LANSING, MI -- The shifting structure of the team in charge of Flint water crisis prosecutions is slowing down at least two of the cases that are pending in Genesee County courtrooms.


Update: Missing Michigan truck driver found dead

UPDATE, Feb. 21, 5 p.m. CT: Truck driver Patrick Paul Weinheimer was found dead Feb. 21, reports WNEM. Additional details about the circumstances of his death were not immediately available. Truckers News has contacted the police for updated information and will provide an update as new details emer


Michigan mother pleads for information on son’s whereabouts

ADRIAN, MI (WTOL) - A Michigan mother is pleading for her son’s safe return. "This takes me back to when I had breast cancer five years ago, and it's that fear of the unknown. That is the most horrific fear you can have,” Tracena Dickerson said, fighting back tears.


New attorney general to investigate priests, Nassar, Flint

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that an investigation into sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church will be lengthy and could uncover more than 1,000 victims in Michigan over the course of decades.


Developer purchases former Kmart plaza in Grand Blanc

GRAND BLANC, MI -- A long-vacant shopping plaza in Grand Blanc is expected to see new life under new management. City Manager Wendy Jean-Buhrer confirmed Friday, Feb. 22 that Birmingham-based developer Markus Management Group has purchased the building at the intersection of Grand Blanc and Holly ro


AG Nessel says she expects NAACP to back LGBTQ community

FLINT, MI -- Attorney General Dana Nessel says she’s confident a strong message supporting civil rights for the LGBTQ community will be delivered during the NAACP Flint branch’s annual Freedom Fund dinner next month by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.


Man arrested after vehicle, foot chase in Genesee Township

GENESEE TWP, MI – A man was arrested Friday morning following a vehicle and foot chase in Genesee Township. Officers with the Genesee Township Police Department responded around 11:45 a.m. Feb. 22 to check a business in the 4400 block of Richfield Road for a suspect wanted out of Saginaw County.


Holly boys hold on, edge Brandon in Flint Metro League action

BRANDON >> Ortonville Brandon just could not overcome the slow start against Holly. The Bronchos held on to their lead and defeated the Blackhawks, 54-49, in the second game of a Flint Metro League doubleheader at Brandon High School on Friday. In the earlier game, the Holly girls basketball team de


Michigan State Police: Get ready for widespread, lengthy power outages

MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (2/22/2019) - Consumers Energy is planning ahead for the prospect of widespread power outages caused by high winds this weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for all of Mid-Michigan along and south of U.S. 10 for Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch is in eff


Actor Alec Baldwin meets with Flint residents as part of water crisis documentary

Several people say they spotted actor Alec Baldwin in Flint. He was in town filming for a new water crisis documentary. Baldwin making several stops around Flint, meeting with Mayor Karen Weaver and Congressman Dan Kildee.


Bomb cyclone: Michigan to be hit with 50 mph winds

Michigan will be hit this weekend with a low-pressure system that has the potential to turn into a "bomb cyclone," meteorologists said Friday. Strong wind gusts in excess of 50 mph are possible Sunday, the National Weather Service.


911 call details friend begging for ambulance in deadly I-75 rock throwing

FLINT, MI – Stephen Anthor pressed his hands on the neck of Kenneth White and begged 911 dispatchers to hurry up with an ambulance. A rock had just smashed through Anthor’s work van as he drove south on Interstate 75 in Vienna Township on Oct. 18, 2017.