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56 min ago |

MTA asking Genesee County voters to renew Your Ride millage Aug. 5

A 0.4-mill property tax that helps fund the Mass Transportation Authority's Your Ride service throughout the county is up for renewal Tuesday, Aug. 5. The millage, in place since voters first approved it in 1996, would raise about $3.4 million annually for four years.


Related Topix: Flint, MI

5 hrs ago | WFNT-AM Burton

Second Annual 'Get Out & Move' Health Extravaganza to be Held this Weekend

The second annual "Get Out & Move" Health Extravaganza will be held this weekend.


Related Topix: Baker College

11 hrs ago |

Freakshow at Fireman's Park in Clio, by Electric Chair Tattoo, August 2nd, 2014

It's going to be another big weekend for the area, after the Cannabis Cup at Auto City Speedway last weekend, are you ready for a Freak Show? ...and Tattoos! and probably piercings! and since it's a FREAK SHOW, you can expect to see just that! A freak show! Not for the timid, the shy, the squeamish; bring out your biggest open mind and visual ... (more)


15 hrs ago |

Flint Councilman Eric Mays calls for at least 500 to rally for lower water rates

City Councilman Eric Mays says he will lead a protest to demand his colleagues vote to lower water rates in Flint -- even though they don't have the authority to set prices.


Related Topix: Flint, MI

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Consumers Energy summit in Genesee County draws businesses together

Flint Mayor Dayne Walling discuss business opportunities during the Wednesday, July 30 Consumers Energy Michigan Supplier Summit at the Hoiday Inn Gateway Centre in Mundy Township.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Dan Kildee, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Flint, MI


Repairs expected to reduce lingering smell from I-69 tanker accident

An accident nearly seven months ago is still causing quite the stink in one Mid-Michigan neighborhood.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Davison, MI

Flint Township supervisor targeted in fourth recall attempt

After three failed attempts, Flint Township resident LaVonna Harris has filed her fourth recall petition attempt against Supervisor Karyn Miller.


Police pull eight abandoned vehicles from Flint lake

Feet from a "No Dumping" sign, police worked to dredge eight abandoned vehicles from Flint Park Lake in the city's north side Tuesday, July 29. Dale Harmon, Lapeer County Sheriffs deputy, said a crew surveyed the lake about two weeks ago using sonar, and located at least eight cars submerged along the perimeter of the lake.


Related Topix: Mount Morris, MI

Election 2014: See where District 3 Democratic candidates for Genesee County Board stand on the issues

Election day is right around the corner. Voters will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the August primary on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Voters in Genesee County's 3rd District will have a choice of two Democrats to vote for in the primary.


Related Topix: US News

Genesee County clerk questions Gaines Township clerk's credibility over recall petitions

After 818 signatures for the recall of Gaines Township Supervisor Chuck Melki were returned to County Clerk-Register John Gleason's office from the township, four signatures caught his eye.


Scattered thunderstorms moving through Genesee County capable of producing hail

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to move through the area that maybe capable of producing brief intense rainfall and hail up to half an inch in diameter.


Related Topix: Weather

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Consumers Energy Foundation awards two volunteer grants in Genesee County

The Salvation Army of Genesee County was awarded $450 and Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan was awarded $225 by the foundation Tuesday, July 29, according to a press release from Consumers Energy.


Related Topix: Life, Charity

Details of car crash that left man dead, wife in hospital will go to Genesee County prosecutor

The details from an investigation into a July 13 car accident that left a Davison man dead and landed his wife in the hospital with life-threatening injuries are expected to be turned over to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office next week for review.


Related Topix: Davison, MI, Burton, MI, Sterling Heights, MI

Woman arraigned on charge that she stabbed husband with butcher knife while he slept

A 53-year-old woman faces one charge of assault with intent to murder in the stabbing of her husband in the chest with a 10-inch butcher knife Saturday, July 26. The husband was was sleeping inside their Stratford Square apartment in Davison when he was stabbed.


Related Topix: Davison, MI, Burton, MI, Genesee, MI

Genesee County Heath Department hosts more health clinics to prepare kids for school

The Genesee County Health Department is offering more health clinics this summer to get kids ready to go back to school.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Davison, MI, Grand Blanc, MI, Lake Fenton, MI

Thunderstorms, pea-sized hail possible this afternoon for Genesee County

Rain could start as early as 9 a.m., but showers are likely and a thunderstorm is possible after 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 29. Between a tenth and quarter of an inch of rain is expected to fall today, and pea-sized hail is possible during the heaviest storm.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Hailstorm

Daily Press & Argus

Sentencing placed on hold in 2010 slaying

The sentencing hearing for three men convicted in connection with the 2010 murder of a former Brighton resident was adjourned Monday to Aug. 8. The Genesee County prosecutor's office is seeking a sentence of life without parole against Kenya Ali Hyatt, who was 17 at the time of the killing.


Related Topix: Brighton, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors

NewsCenter 25

Flint neighbors, author raise money online to demolish home

Flint is no stranger to vacant homes but in one north side neighborhood, it's actually the other way around and some neighbors are trying to stop the blight before it spreads.


Related Topix: Flint, MI, Autos

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Michigan Warrior Dash: Unofficial participant numbers and a few broken bones

We're a day removed from the mud, sweat and beers of the Warrior Dash and event organizers are deeming the fourth installment in Genesee County a success.


Related Topix: Mount Morris, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Walker, MI

Animal shelter reform advocates rally in front of Genesee County courthouse

Advocates for animal shelter reform in Genesee County rallied in front of the Genesee County courthouse Monday afternoon, spreading the message that Genesee County Animal Control needs change and voters can make the difference.


Related Topix: Grand Blanc, MI, Genesee, MI