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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

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-19 23:14:00

American Idol contestant Genavieve Linkowski from Goodrich gets Golden Ticket to Hollywood

GOODRICH, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Great Lakes State has a lot to smile about! Her name is Genavieve Linkowski. She's from Goodrich, Michigan. The 19-year-old is a YouTube sensation and now she's taken her velvet voice to the national platform of American Idol. Her audition was broadcast on Monday's episo

WXYZ - 2018-03-20 03:16:52

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

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 16:33:36

Lone surviving shootout suspect found competent to stand trial

The only surviving suspect in a Sanilac County shootout has been found competent to stand trial. Preston Jack, 30, of Flint is scheduled to return to court for a probable cause conference Tuesday, followed by a preliminary examination March 28. He is charged with two counts of assault with intent

PORT HURON TIMES-HERALD - 2018-03-19 15:50:06

In wake of 9-year-old's suicide, Waterford father urges other parents to talk with children about how they are feeling and what they are thinking

In the wake of his 9-year-old's suicide, a Waterford father urges parents to connect with their children about how they're feeling, their frame of mind. Charles Weatherspoon (left) and Charity Wade hold a photo of their daughter A'Layah in their Waterford home. A'layah Weatherspoon loved to smile an

NEWS-HERALD - 2018-03-19 00:52:14

Imlay City police search for teen armed with knife accused of making threats toward high school

IMLAY CITY, Mich. - Police in Imlay City are searching for a 19-year-old accused of making threats to harm someone and commit violence at a high school. Colin Clay Owen is accused of going to Imlay City High School to confront someone, but fleeing when police arrived. He allegedly has a knife and i

CLICKONDETROIT.COM - 2018-03-19 20:58:16

County approves new Clio High School resource officer position

CLIO (WJRT) (3/19/2018) - The Genesee County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead to help Clio High School pay for a full-time resource officer. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said one of his captains is already working on developing a tactical training plan for the officer, school a

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-19 19:40:00

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

ABC12.COM - 2018-03-20 00:26:00

Family heartbroken after father, 3-year-old daughter killed in I-69 crash

DAVISON, MI - A Michigan family is struggling to pick up the pieces after a 3-year-old girl and her 27-year-old father were killed Wednesday morning in a multi-vehicle highway crash. Early on Wednesday, March 14, Cody and Brittany Thomas were driving home from Bishop International Airport, westbound


Building charred by fire on Flint's east side

A building has been damaged by a fire in Flint. (Photo Credit: Yvette Landry) FLINT, Mich. --A building has been damaged by a fire in Flint. Crews were called to the 3300 block of Richfield Road around 4:30 p.m. No word yet on what started the fire. Crews from Clio, Davison, Flint, Forest Township,


Fire rips through building in Genesee Township

GENESEE TWP. (WJRT)- (03/17/18)- A fire rips through a building in Genesee Township. The 9-11 call went out around 4:30. The fire is happening on Richfield Road in Genesee Township. Thick, black, smoke could be seen from miles away. No word yet on any injuries or if the building was occupied.


Car dealership owner in odometer rollback lawsuit claims no wrongdoing

BIRCH RUN, MI -- The owner of a Birch Run dealership sued over claims a vehicle was sold with 60,000 more miles on it than advertised says there was no wrongdoing on their part and that they even attempted to mend the situation. "Every used car that we either buy at the auction or take in and trade,


Woman missing after last text message - 'green F-150'

DETROIT (WJBK) - An apartment in the Cass Corridor is the last place Alisha McQueen was seen. She has been missing for more than a week. The last time anyone heard from her was a bizarre text message sent to her daughter saying "Green F-150." "I'm a mess, I just want my sister back and I want answe


Davison Township man accused of distributing child pornography

DAVISON TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (3/16/2018) - A Davison Township man was arraigned this week on charges accusing him of distributing child pornography on the internet. Anthony Bowman, 43, is facing charges for possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime. He was arres


Happening Today: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Flint

FLINT (WJRT) - (03/17/18) - It's time to celebrate, and no one does St. Patrick's Day like The Ancient Order of Hibernians. They are holding their 42nd annual celebration to highlight Irish ancestry. Alex Lee - the grand marshal for Flint's St. Patrick's Day celebration - joined us this morning. Che


Firefighters at scene of fire at apartment building in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Firefighters are at the scene of a three-alarm fire at an apartment building in Highland Park. The building is located at Woodward Avenue. CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE COVERAGE Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broad


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Flint man faces murder charge in Burton woman's death

BURTON, MI - A Flint man faces an open murder charge in the November 2017 death of a 70-year-old Burton woman. David Henry Serges, 52, was arraigned Tuesday, March 13, in Genesee District Court months after Burton police submitted evidence to the Michigan State Police Bridgeport Crime Lab to try and


Murder suspect on run for two years nabbed going to mom's house in Ecorse

Ecorse police aren't sure if it was a need to see his mother or need for money that drew a fugitive back home to Ecorse, but whatever it was it turned out to be the break police needed to catch him. Jermaine Pritchett, then 20, fled Michigan two years ago to Tennessee and has been on the run ever si


Serious crash closes westbound I-69 at I-75

FLINT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (3/14/2018) - Police have closed the westbound lanes of I-69 west of I-75 due to a serious crash. Several ambulances responded to the scene just east of the Bristol Road interchange around 11:45 p.m. The Flint Township Fire Department had to extricate multiple people pinned in