Macy’s put on lockdown after threat

FLINT TWP. — On Tuesday. December 13, the Flint Township Police Department responded to Macy’s department store, 4600 Miller Rd, at the Genesee Valley Center for a suspicious situation. According to a police report, Macy’s associates received a suspicious phone call from a male who made threatening statements. The threats were generic in nature and as a result, the store […]

Firebirds 1-2 on weekend road trip

BARRIE, Ont. – The Flint Firebirds capped off a weekend road swing on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to the Barrie Colts at the Barrie Molson Centre. It didn’t take long for Barrie to get on the board as Zachary Magwood scored just 6:02 into the game, the only goal of the first period. Early in the second frame, however, […]

Event at mosque planned Dec. 17

BURTON — In this time of increasing religious intolerance around the world, local Muslims are seeking common ground with their neighbors through an evening of interfaith celebration. On Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. the As-Siddiq Mosque of Burton, 4417 Saginaw St., will host One Love, Two Prophets. Celebrating Jesus and Muhammad. Islam is the faith of 1.6 billion people around […]

Fitzko to be honored for illustrious career

FLINT — The thought of a personal honor never crossed John Fitzko’s mind when he got into coaching. But after 19 years and 335 wins as a baseball coach at three different schools, Fitzko will receive an honor he never gave a second thought. Fitzko will be inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in June. […]

Whatchamacallit gets everyone in the spirit!

Swartz Creek Area Chamber of Commerce members Joyce Thewalt of Comfort Keepers and Linda Buike snuggle up to Frosty the Snowman during the chamber’s annual Whatchamacallit breakfast event Friday, Dec. 9, at Financial Plus Credit Union in Flint. The credit union and chamber sponsor the breakfast to provide networking opportunities for area business professionals, raise money for the Old Newsboys […]

Sports Preview

Bowling Coach: Timothy Nunn and Paul Ballard Years: Third and second Losses to graduation: Boys: Dequincy Adams, Jordan Bair, Jordan Nunn; Girls: Two seniors Key returning players: Caity Cox, Montanna Andrews, Molly Doty “(I expect) a better conference record, better showings at tournaments and State finals results,” said coach Paul Ballard. – B.P. Boys Swimming Coach: Abbey Cowen Years: Three […]

In brief

Volunteers needed for FIM event FLINT — The Flint Institute of Music is hosting its first Hops & Pops Beer Tasting. The event promises to be a festive and fun time for all participants and volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the Dec. 17 event. VIP Hour is 5-6 p.m. and the Main Event is 6-10 p.m. Details: Call 810-237-3110. — […]


SWIM The Carman-Ainsworth boys’ swim team traveled to Bay City Western on Friday and hosted Holly on Tuesday. Stats were not reported for either of these meets. The Cavaliers’ next meet is January 6 at home against Bay City Central. – K.R. WRESTLING 12-7-16 Carman-Ainsworth 30, Lapeer 42 103: Gage Houghtaling (LAP) by forfeit 112: Gavin Monschau (LAP) def. Bryesh […]

MCC to become Fiat Chrysler-certified training school

FLINT — Mott Community College’s (MCC) Automotive Technology program has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training school sites nationwide. Classes will begin with the winter 2017 semester. FCA US LLC, a North American automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, established the Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), to train approximately […]

Open water fishing still best this time of year

LAPEER COUNTY — Open water fishing for pike and panfish is a good bet this time of year. Areas to the north may be making skim ice at night but there is no safe ice to report. SOUTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA Lake Erie: Some perch were caughtin the Metro Park Marina. Walleyefishing slowed.Huron River: Steelhead were caughtup near the dam at […]