Toys R Us shooting leaves two arrested

FLINT TWP. — An 18-year-old Flint man has been arrested on charges of assault with intent to murder, after an altercation Monday evening in the parking lot of the Toys R Us store, 3250 Linden Road, in which another Flint man was shot. At about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, people responded to reports of multiple gunshots in the Toys […]

A grave matter

FLINT TWP. — The cost of living is going up but so is the cost of dying, particularly for anyone who passes on during the winter and is interred in a township cemetery. The cost of digging graves during the winter is going up. Blame it on the lamentable Polar Vortex of the past two winters. Because of it, township […]

Road reopened, detour ended

FLINT TWP. — South Ballenger Highway over the Swartz Creek reopened last weekend, ending a three-month detour. That section of road has been closed since August 25 for a total replacement of the deteriorating bridge. The road was originally slated to reopen to traffic on November 20 but was pushed back to December 5. A November 2012 inspection rated the […]

Genesee Health Plan partners with C-A Schools

FLINT TWP. — Do you or your children need health coverage? The Health Plan Marketplace can be daunting for anyone looking to get health coverage. It is especially confusing now as Michigan has re-bid all of its Medicaid health plan providers statewide. This means that many families with children covered by Medicaid Health Plans will need to re-apply for their […]

Pro athlete, Wilson, mentors CAMS students

FLINT TWP. — Who better than an ex-NFL player to mentor young, aspiring athletes? Chris Wilson, 33, a former professional football player and Flint native, did just that when he spoke to a group of 7th and 8th grade football players at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School last week. His message was about character and leadership, said Kevin Summey, CAMS principal. […]

In brief

Come see CAMS student perform at FIM FLINT TWP. — Melvin A. Bishop, a seventh grader at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, has the lead role in the Flint School of Performing Arts production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” There will be free performance for the public at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13 at the MacArthur Recital Hall of the Flint […]

Two MCC faculty inducted into College of Dentists

FLINT – Mott Community College (MCC) Dental Assisting and Hygiene Coordinators Drs. Denise Polk and Sue Weiss were inducted into the International College of Dentists (ICD) Nov. 6 at the American Dental Association Annual Session in Washington, D.C. The International College of Dentists is the honorary organization of dentists who have demonstrated an abiding interest and concern for their communities […]

Teen charged in stabbing

FLINT TOWNSHIP — A 16-year-old Flint Township youth faces charges of assault with intent to murder and armed robbery in a Nov. 19 attack that left a 14-year old Swartz Creek male with multiple knife wounds. Juan Luis Gutierrez was arraigned Monday in 67th District Court. Judge Christopher Odette set bond at $200,000 cash or surety. Both charges carry maximum […]

Sale locations for Old Newsboys drive

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers for the Old Newsboys annual Newspaper Sale will be set up in parking lots this year, instead of at street corners. A township safety ordinance, effective in March, banned all soliciting in the street, including the 91-year-old Old Newsboys annual charity drive which raises funds to provide Christmas presents for needy children and other programs. Donors […]

Brief security lockdown at CAHS Monday

FLINT TWP. — An unspecified safety concern resulted in a brief lockdown Monday morning, at Carman-Ainsworth High School. “Carman-Ainsworth High School went into a Secure Mode Lockdown today at approximately 10:45 a.m. as a precautionary measure to investigate a potential safety concern reported to the high school administration,” said CAHS Principal Deborah Davis, in a December 7 notice to parents. […]