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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
General Motors hiring for around 100 temp jobs at Flint Assembly
FLINT, MI - Applications are now being accepted for approximately 100 temporary, part-time jobs at General Motors' Flint Assembly plant.
State Supreme Court justice to speak
OWOSSO — Citizens for Traditional Values Shiawassee is hosting a ballot proposal discussion event Oct. 22 featuring Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kurtis T. Wilder.The 7 p.m. event is set for the Dewey Room at the Comstock Inn and Conference Center on M-21.Wilder will speak, followed by the ballot d
Solar firm hopes to build massive array in Shiawassee County
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — A solar power company is aiming to invest $250 million in a solar farm project in Venice and Hazelton townships that officials say would generate tax revenues, provide income to local farmers and create construction jobs.Unlike a controversial wind energy proposal, the solar farm
Police search for suspects in critical Flint shooting
Officers responded at 1:25 a.m. on Oct. 17 to Mallery Street and Lavender Avenue, near Welch Boulevard, in response to a report of a shooting, according to a statement from the Flint Police Department.
Street assessments draw concerns by some residents
OWOSSO — The city council Monday approved two proposed road project assessments that left a few citizens worried about the cost they will face.The first assessment will help pay for resurfacing of Palmer Avenue from Gute Street to Prindle Street. The project cost is about $75,700 with residents bein
Plans in works for $250M solar farm in mid-Michigan
Hazelton Township– Plans are in the works for a roughly $250 million solar farm in mid-Michigan.The Flint Journal reports that Ranger Power’s project being detailed Wednesday would be built on 1,200 acres of land in Shiawassee County’s Hazelton and Venice townships.Representatives of Ranger Power sa
Health department asks to finance construction costs
CORUNNA — The Shiawassee County Health Department has the $1.2 million it will cost to construct the 8,000-square-foot Capitan Center building addition now underway, but officials believe it would be prudent to finance about half.Tuesday, the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners advanced the hea
Man sentenced on meth, contraband charges
CORUNNA — Douglas Woodworth, 35, of Owosso, was sentenced Friday by 35th Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart to 38 to 120 months in prison for possession of methamphetamines and bringing contraband into a jail.Woodworth was arrested when, as a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over, he was foun
Flint man accused of robbing Hartland Arby's with help of employee
Police say Quintin Lavella Botley entered an Arby's restaurant in Hartland Township last year, brandished a handgun, and with the help of an employee robbed the store.
Teen Charged in Death of Flint Girl | WSGW 790 AM
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a 17-year-old with the shooting death of 7-year-old Zaniyah Burns in Flint last week. Jamil Griggs is facing a total of 18 felony counts, including First Degree Homicide in connection with the child’s death. Police have said they believe the little
Residents: Landlord won't turn on heat
Residents in one local apartment said their landlord will not turn on the heat for a few more weeks.“It’s extremely cold, especially at night. And tonight, it’s supposed to get below freezing,” said Chad West, tenant at Pine Ridge Apartments in Clio.West said management controls the heat in all the
Police release ID of MSU student killed in apartment shooting
"We were just able to have some really cool conversations," senior Austin Buss said. "He was kind of quiet but he started opening up quite a bit once I got to know him better. Um, really funny, just joked around a lot with me and um, yeah we just got to hang out quite a bit."
Teen charged in killing of 7-year-old on Flint's north side
Flint police made arrests in the case last week and Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton authorized 18 felony charges against the suspect on Monday, Oct. 15 - charges that include first-degree murder, felony firearm, discharging a firearm at a building causing death and assault with intent to do g
Police: Teens assault staff, escape juvenile facility
ONONDAGA, Mich. (WILX)--Two teenagers were caught Monday morning after allegedly assaulting staff at a facility for troubled boys and then running away.Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lansing Post were sent to Highfields Onondaga on Old Plank Road around 1:30 a.m.Authorities from several age
Couple was wrongfully arrested after being stopped with medical marijuana, lawsuit says
Iesha and Anthony Williams, both of Kalamazoo, were stopped twice in Lansing on Nov. 30, 2016. In the lawsuit, they allege they were subject to an unlawful search, false arrest and unlawful seizure of cash.
Michigan policy now required people on food stamps to work - WWAY TV
“Means more food into the community, more food processed in our warehouse, that we can put out into the community,” said Keri Brack, a volunteer coordinator for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Teen arraigned in fatal shooting of Flint girl, 7
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton says 17-year-old Jamil Griggs is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, discharging a gun at a building and using a firearm during a felony.
Man charged in shooting death of 7-year-old girl
FLINT, Mich.- Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced charges Monday against a Flint man related to the shooting death of 7-year-old Zaniyah Burns on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Weekend Recap: Former teacher found dead, Second Montcalm Crash, Velsicol Clean-up
A former Mt. Pleasant teacher was found dead as he was facing trial for molesting five students, according to the Associated PressRELATED:Ex-California teacher, former Mt. Pleasant teacher, dead on last day of trialA Gratiot County Animal Control employee is now on administrative leave after she was