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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 […]

Guns heading to online auction in hopes of bringing more money to Flint

FLINT, MI – A number of guns are heading to an online auction after Flint City Council members said yes to a request from Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson to sell a stockpile of firearm inventory. Johnson said he didn’t have details as to exactly how many guns but did say it could be thousands and […]

Flint City Council appoints residents to Community Block Grant funds advisory council

FLINT, MI — The Flint City Council appointed community members to the advisory council that oversees  recommendations for the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds. The council voted 8 to 1 to appoint seven residents to the City Wide Advisory Council, the group that makes recommendations to the Flint City Council regarding Community Development Block Grant […]

Council and mayor at odds over Flint’s damage claim policy

FLINT, MI — Flint City Council President Kerry Nelson says he is set to call a special meeting after Mayor Karen Weaver vetoed a resolution to have damage claims $2,500 or more come before council for approval. “She has been pushing to keep it at $10,000,” Nelson said. “At the end of the day all […]