In brief

WFBA annual scholarships winners to be named

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will present its 2012 $2,500 scholarships to three recipients at its monthly meeting, noon-1:15 p.m., May 16 at Valley Coney Island at Miller and Linden Roads.

The business group raises money for the annual scholarships through a variety of fundraisers held all year.

Also the guest speaker will be James Washington, dean of academic affairs at ITT Technical Institute in Swartz Creek, who will talk about what the school has to offer. Karyn Miller, Flint Township supervisor, will give her regular update on township happenings . The public is invited. — R.S.

JAG public hearing set

FLINT TWP.— A public hearing has been set for May 21 at the next regularly scheduled township board meeting concerning allocation of the 2012 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG), federal funding awarded to law enforcement agencies to reduce crime and improve public safety. As in previous years, the Flint Township Police Department is the grant administrator for a JAG Interlocal Agreement between Genesee County, Mt. Morris Township and the cities of Flint and Burton. This year’s allocation of $226,615 is proposed to be divided as follows: Genesee County, $11,331; City of Flint, $167,499; City of Burton, $9,233; Flint Township, $27,208; and Mount Morris Township, $11,345. — R.S.

Crime stats for April

FLINT TWP.— Police officers made 588 residential business checks during April, according to a report to the township board Monday night from Lt. Robert Batinkoff. He also reported that 606 police reports were prepared of which 8 were for aggravated or felonious assault involving a weapon; 54 burglaries; , 56 larcenies of different sorts; 5 stolen vehicles; 53 misdemeanor nonaggravated assaults; 44 retail frauds,; six robberies; six rapes; 14 drug offenses and five weapon offenses. In traffic enforcement, officers made 10 arrests for driving while intoxicated, 45 arrests for driving with license suspended, 33 misdemeanor arrests and conducted nine hit-and runaccident investigations.

Township supervisor Karyn Miller added a Neighborhood Crime Watch group meets at 6 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at the police station on Norko Drive. — R.S.

Outdoor sale OK’d at pawn shop

FLINT TWP.— Mega Pawn 4, 3040 Miller Road, has received permission from the township board to hold an outdoor sales event from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 14-19. No tents will be erected but plastic tables will be set up and a broadcasting van operated on site by 93.7 radio. — R.S.

Dance open to the public

FLINT — Parents Without Partners, Inc., Flint Chapter #110 will hold an open to the public dance for all, May 17 at the Flint Eagles #629, 2149 N. Dort Highway. Orientation is from 7-8 p.m. for new members. Dance is from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Details: Call 810-422-5283. — G.G.

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