Local police work portrayed on TV show

FLINT TWP. — What’s real and what’s fake on TV cop shows? Randy Kimes, a retired Flint Township police detective who lives in Richfield Township, gained first-hand insight when he was filmed for an episode of “Blood Lies and Alibis,” a crime-solving reenactment show on the Investigation Discovery channel. “Flint Serial Slasher” takes viewers behind the scenes of the investigation […]

Sports Shorts

Youth hunter hits his mark ALPENA COUNTY — Carson Turnbow, 12, of Burton and a seventh-grader at Goodrich Middle School, had a successful weekend of hunting in Alpena County. On September 20, the opening day of bear season, he bagged a 200 pound black bear. On September 21, the opening day of the Liberty hunt, he bagged a 6-point buck […]

In brief

Students raising funds for cancer at Sunday benefit FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth supporters are being invited to come out Sunday afternoon for a fundraiser by the Cancer Crushers, a girls summer softball team and community service group. The young ladies will be serving food and soft drinks at Pizza Mia, 5414 Perry Road near Belsay Road in Grand Blanc. A […]


GOLF The Lady Cavaliers took part in the Saginaw Valley League North-South Crossover #3 on Monday, hosted by Flint Powers Catholic, and finished in fourth place iwth 227. Powers won the whole thing with 186, Mt. Pleasant took second with 202 and Saginaw Heritage was fourth with 212. Meghan Borgerding led the Lady Cavs, carding a 42 and Mikaila Garrison […]

Taking the technology plunge

I ’ve desperately clung to my old cellphone these past few years. Even as the market became flooded with iPhones, Smartphones, Droids and Androids, I’ve hung on to ‘old reliable’ – a square little burgundy colored LG NV. It wasn’t that I loved my phone, quite the contrary actually. It was clunky, slow, limited in what it could do and […]

Outdoor Calendar

NOW-Nov. 14 Ruffed grouse hunting season. NOW-Oct. 31 Wolf hunting licenses on sale through Oct. 31 or until license quotas have been met. Details: www.michigan. gov/ dnr Oct. 1-Nov. 14 Archery deer hunting season, statewide. OCT. 6 Trapping seminar at the Marlette Sportsmen’s Association at 4 p.m. Topics such as fox, coon, mink and muskrat trapping plus fur handling will […]