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Flint City Council meeting postponed following Bishop Airport attack

FLINT, MI – A Flint City Council meeting was cancelled today after officials heightened security at city hall following a stabbing at Bishop International Airport. Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed in the neck today by a Canadian-born suspect causing law enforcement officials to evacuate and close Bishop Airport. “We did not know what we were […]

Former Flint Mayor seeks to nab Michigan state House seat

FLINT, MI – Being Flint’s leader is not on former Mayor Dayne Walling’s to do list. Walling who has run for Flint mayor four times says he still has work to do but he plans to take it to a state level. “I love Flint and always will but I know after serving two terms […]

Potential witnesses questioned during probe into reports that a Flint official pawned his city-owned laptop

FLINT, MI – Flint Police officials say they are actively investigating a complaint filed against Flint City Councilman Eric Mays for pawning his city-issued laptop. Flint Police Department Sgt. Patrick Brady said he is looking into a complaint filed by Flint City Council Scott Kincaid regarding reports on May 23, 2017 that Mays pawned a […]

Lawsuit alleges Flint City Council President helped embezzle millions of dollars from church

FLINT, MI – Members of a Flint church have filed a civil lawsuit against five people including Flint City Council President Kerry Nelson after claims that millions of dollars went unaccounted for. Four members at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church allege that Nelson along with the church’s pastor, Rev. Lewis Randolph, his son, Dietrick Randolph who […]

A Flint city councilman faces scrutiny for pawning his city issued laptop

FLINT, MI – Flint City Councilman Eric Mays says he fell on hard times and pawned his city issued laptop for $100. The laptop was issued to Mays after he came into office November 2013. Mays said he has plans to make good on the $100 loan with Music Man Pawnshop located across the street […]

Flint Mayor creates loosely regulated fund after water funds diversion allegations, report says

FLINT, MI – A sworn testimony revealed that Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and her adviser Aonie Gilcreast allegedly created a loosely regulated fund weeks after Weaver fired former City Administrator Natasha Henderson. A May 22, 2017 ABC12 report says, both Weaver and Gilcreast opened a 527 fund, which is loosely regulated. The fund was allegedly […]

Flint City Council puts end to threats of property liens during city’s water crisis

FLINT, MI – The Flint City Council voted 8 – 0 in favor of a moratorium putting a stop to potential liens on thousands of properties in Flint for overdue utility bills. The decision came after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office issued lien threat notices to nearly 8,000 Flint property owners. “This is not right,” […]

Flint City Council calls special meeting to put a stop to property liens

FLINT, MI – The Flint City Council has called a special meeting in hopes of putting a stop to threats of property liens for nonpayment of water bills. The move comes after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office issued letters to thousands of Flint property owners saying liens will be placed on some Flint properties for […]

Mott Community College student’s Flint water crisis artwork gains attention on Facebook

FLINT, MI – The assignment was simple. Create a piece of art focused on a cause or an issue. But the issue that Kawatha Tobias, an art student at Mott Community College, chose is one she lives every day – the Flint water crisis. “There was a long list of different things I could have […]

Recall efforts may launch another mayor’s race for Flint

FLINT, MI – If backers of a recall effort to remove Flint Mayor Karen Weaver make good on collecting nearly 6,000 signatures Flint could have another mayor’s race. According to the Michigan recall law, people wanting to compete for the mayor’s seat would have to collect 900 signatures to be put on the November ballot […]