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Group offers $1M to purchase Flint Northern

FLINT, MI -- A $1 million purchase offer has been submitted to Flint Community Schools for the former Flint Northern High School property. The nonprofit ...

Elon Musk just bought laptops for all Flint middle schoolers  Detroit Metro Times

Billionaire Elon Musk has been feeling philanthropic lately. On Wednesday, Flint Community Schools announced the Elon Musk Foundation donated $423600 ...

Elon Musk provides $423K to buy laptops for all Flint middle schoolers

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Company Hawthorne test tunnel in Hawthorne, ...

CMU president says he nearly dropped out of Flint Northern High School

"I was one of those young, black men at Flint Northern who almost dropped out," Ross said on Friday, June 19.

Four Flint schools to be closed, Flint Northern to become alternative school  Mlive- flint

Flint Northern High School will become Northern Alternative Education Center, while four other schools will close and Brownell/Holmes campus will become a ...

Flint Northern High School historic photo gallery  The Flint Journal -

MLive-The Flint Journal dug through our archives to highlight some historic photos of the school and the people in it.

Man found dead at burned-out house in Flint IDed

FLINT, MI -- Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County is seeking tips to try and find out what led up to a 47-year-old man being discovered in the remains of ...

Flint Community Schools board paves way for active new year amid uncertainty and change  East Village Magazine

by Harold C. Ford. Amid uncertainty and change as the Flint Community Schools (FCS) move into the 2019 calendar year, a host of initiatives, actions, and ...

Flint Northern High School students stage walk out because of heat, air conditioning now turned on  The Flint Journal -

The air conditioning was turned on Wednesday afternoon.

Concussion lawsuit: Football coach called injured kids 'sissies' — pushed them to play  Detroit Free Press

Flint high school football coach is accused of pressuring boys to play hurt and ruining one teen's life: He got a concussion and has been lost since.

Flint's new Northern Academy aims to keep seventh- through ninth-graders on track for graduation  Mlive- flint

Northern Academy is a new seventh through ninth grade school at the former site of Flint Northern High School. The new school will target at-risk students who ...

With talk of one high school in Flint, a look back at area school buildings  The Flint Journal

Check out these historic photos of Flint high schools, along with some photos of recently built schools in Genesee County.

Flint Northern graduation: Photo gallery and top graduates  The Flint Journal -

Flint Northern High School's Class of 2012 graduates June 5.

No danger found at Flint Northern High School after 911 report of man with gun  Mlive- flint

FLINT, MI -- Flint police said they found no weapons and made no arrests at Flint Northern High School Thursday morning following reports of a man with a gun ...

After 54 years, Flint School District's longest-serving secretary retiring

The district's longest-serving secretary isn't leaving empty handed. She's stashed away a lifetime of memories.

Dropping to one Flint high school worth exploring, says new superintendent

The Flint School District dipped to the third largest school district in Genesee County following preliminary count numbers released Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Flint success played vital role in former Michigan basketball coach Bill Frieder's hall of fame career  The Flint Journal -

Bill Frieder grew up in Saginaw, and earned fame as basketball coach of the University of Michigan and Arizona State University, but Flint is where the ...

Flint staff, students say good-bye to more than 200 years of history as four buildings close  The Flint Journal -

A variety of emotions floated through the halls of four Flint schools Friday as students, staff and administrators said good-bye to the building for the last time.

Parolee who killed Flint teen sentenced to prison for federal gun charge  The Flint Journal

A Flint man convicted in 1989 of fatally shooting a Flint Northern High School student is headed back to prison after Michigan State Police troopers found him in ...

Karen Weaver makes history, elected Flint's first woman mayor

Flint voters have elected Karen Weaver as the city's first woman mayor, bouncing Dayne Walling from office after six years by a convincing margin.

All-time greats: After career at Michigan State, Kelvin Torbert settles down in Lansing area

He said he rarely ever goes anywhere with folks not asking him about basketball or reflecting on what he did during that time.

Former Flint Northern QB Arreal 'Nuke' Riggs messes up academically, attempts to turn life around in U.S. Army  The Flint Journal -

View full sizeBrett Carlsen | MLive.comFormer Flint Northern football player Arreal Riggs was expected to be a key contributor to St. Joseph's College of Indiana ...

Kickball roots contribute to Tonya Lowe-Caroll's Hall of Fame track career

When Lowe-Carroll was in high school, Northern solidified its reputation as the home of state champions. The Vikings won six state titles in four sports during her ...

For Seahawks' Thomas Rawls, hometown of Flint is never far from his mind: 'I can't disappoint my city'  The Seattle Times

Thomas Rawls is chasing two dreams at once: The childhood fantasy of playing in the NFL, and the grown-up realization of what his success could mean for ...

Family grateful after police arrest man in first homicide of deadly weekend

FLINT, MI - The family of a 27-year-old Flint man shot and killed earlier this month said they're glad police found the suspected killer. Melvin Morgan III was shot ...

Tony Burton, Flint native and actor from 'Rocky' films, dies in California

Burton, a native of Flint, was best known for his role as Apollo Creed's trainer "Duke" in the Rocky series.

Flint's Frank J. Manley Jr., whose life mission was to help others, dies

FLINT, MI - Friends and family of Frank J. Manley Jr. said he lived his life to help others - doing so as a community schools director, through athletics and by ...

Strangled Flint babysitter case closed decades after accused killer freed

FLINT, MI -- Forty-five years ago this month, the caretaker of a Vienna Township farm stepped out of his mobile home to see an approaching solar eclipse -- but ...

Flint Northern grad pushes through obstacles, graduating from medical school  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI -- Gabriel McNabb is no quitter. Growing up in Flint, where an alarming number of students drop out of school, McNabb buckled down while at Flint ...

Former MSU football player Greg Cooper looks to expand Dig Deep training company

FLINT, MI - In an attempt to expand his "Dig Deep" training company, former Michigan State football player Greg Cooper is hosting a free open house on Sunday ...

A look back at the lives lost in Flint to record-breaking violence in 2012  The Flint Journal -

Flint, already a city widely regarded as one of the nation's most violent, set a new record for the most homicides in a year after it recorded 67 in 2012.

Dallas James Watkins Sr.  Houghton Lake resorter

Dallas James Watkins Sr., 90, Roscommon, died Sept. 18, 2018, at Samaritas Senior Living in Cadillac, surrounded by his family.In accordance with his wishes,

Former Flint Southwestern football player Willie McQueen speaks to kids from experience with 'Team McQueen'  The Flint Journal -

View full sizeAustin Anthony | The Flint JournalWillie McQueen, 25, of Flint, who became famous for starting on Flint Southwestern's football team despite being ...

Flint athletes 'Dig Deep' for former Michigan State football player Greg Cooper to improve skills at camp  The Flint Journal

"To dig deep is determination, hard work, dedication, education and all of those put into two words," said Cooper. "It's a powerful word to me that I came up with."

Despite late start, Mali Walton considered soccer's 'best player' from Flint

(This story is one in a series profiling the 2016 inductees into the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame.) By Bill Khan | Submitted *content*. FLINT, MI -- These ...

Mid-Michigan Band and Orchestra Day to showcase Flint Institute of Music, musicians from 13 high school bands

Musicians from more than a dozen area high school bands and orchestras will perform in downtown Flint in one of the new year's first concerts in Genesee ...

Family identifies Flint homicide victim as Ryan Stinson; Son was murdered in 2010  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, Michigan -- Family has identified the man who was shot and killed inside a convenience around 9 on Sunday night as Ryan Stinson, 42.

Genesee County commissioners honoring 11 during Black History Month  The Flint Journal

The Genesee County Board of Commissioners is honoring 11 people and institutions with special tributes for Black History Month.

Former MSU basketball star Mateen Cleaves investigated in sex assault case

Former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves is being investigated for his role in an alleged sexual assault in Genesee County, according to ...

Flint's Letitia Hughley will serve as an assistant basketball coach for Team USA's Women's U17 World Championship squad

View full size(Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball)Letitia Hughley, Mott Community College's current sideline leader for women's basketball, will serve as an ...

Flint teen gets more than two decades in prison for killing 15-year-old boy

A Flint teenager who claimed he accidentally shot his friend in the chest on New Year's Day will spend more than two decades in prison.

Flint's Jackson Park gets $20,000 grant for new baseball field as part of renovation grant  The Flint Journal -

FLINT, MI – Hardenbrook Park – also known as Jackson Park – on Flint's north side will get some TLC next week. As the recipient of a $20,000 Lowes Grant, the ...

Former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves charged in sex assault

Former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman at a Mundy Township motel after a ...

Suspect is related to mother, son killed on Flint's south side, victim's daughter says

Demechieo Pea was arraigned, Jan 10 for the murder of Sue Burns, 54 and her son Vanthony Burns, 19, at Atherton East apartments in Flint.

Bryant Elementary parents express some concern about Flint Community Schools' reconfiguration plans  The Flint Journal -

The meeting was the last of four parent gatherings at schools to close or be used for different programs by fall 2013 in an effort by the district to better utilize ...

Michigan grants Flint native Thomas Rawls his release, RB will transfer to Central Michigan  The Flint Journal -

The University of Michigan's athletic department confirmed that Rawls has been granted his release from the football program on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman guard Kayla Brown leaves father at Flint Southwestern for fresh start at Dearborn Heights Robichaud

Freshman Kayla Brown prepares to shoot the ball while her father, head coach Nate Brown, analyzes her form during practice on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at ...

Former NFL pro Chris Wilson eyes an NFL comeback, ideally with Detroit Lions

He has a strong desire to play in the NFL, again. And he'd like to play for the Detroit Lions.

Stabbing death of Flint's Darwin Marshall silenced 'angel voice'  The Flint Journal -

Darwin Marshall died after he was found stabbed about 1:30 a.m. Monday on Garland Street near West Fifth Avenue, according to Flint police.

From business to campaign, Karen Weaver aims to be first female Flint mayor

Weaver, 56, has moved from business owner and community booster to mounting her first campaign for public office.

Flintstones Robaire Smith, Matt Trannon pick MSU 'Spartan Dawgs' to beat up on Michigan  Mlive- flint

Former MSU football stars Robaire Smith and Matt Trannon, both Flint Northern High School graduates, will be at Spartan Stadium in spirit on Saturday.

Flint's Pamela McGee becomes first mother of WNBA and NBA player

McGee's daughter Imani Boyette was the 10th pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

Former Mott Bear Kevin Tiggs rejoins pro basketball team in Ukraine  The Flint Journal -

View full size Flint native Kevin Tiggs emerged as an All-American as well as the NJCAA's National Player of the Year in 2007 despite playing limited high ...

Police chases under fire in Genesee County after two fatal crashes

Some Flint residents are questioning the role of the state police and their pursuit of suspects after separate chases left two mothers dead in the past month.

Watch Beecher All-American Monte Morris share his early college basketball experiences at Iowa State  Mlive- flint

Morris sits down to speak with MLive-Flint Journal sports reporter Eric Woodyard to talk about his early experiences at Iowa State University.

Flint boxer Andre Dirrell added to Showtime's IBF super middleweight elimination bout on Dec. 19

Dirrell has been added to an IBF eliminator bout with Derek Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs) on Friday, Dec. 19.

Jury awards $420,000 to Flint security guards in whistle blower lawsuit  The Flint Journal -

The jury Wednesday awarded Ricky Buggs $278750 and Bobby Jones $21000 in addition to attorneys fees, which should total about $120000, said their ...

Beecher's Monte Morris off to 'very, very good' start at Iowa State and expected to play immediately  The Flint Journal -

Iowa State University head coach Fred Hoiberg is predicting Morris to have a solid freshman campaign.

Service held for Kent woman killed at home | Linda Sweezer obituary  Kent Reporter

Family and friends attended a funeral *service* for Linda Kay Sweezer, 64, of Kent, on Monday at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church in Flint, Mich., where ...

Genesee County Pop Warner 'Homecoming' football games begin Saturday morning in Flint  The Flint Journal -

Hamady High School's football field, located at 3400 North Jennings Rd. near Pearson Road, will be the site of the contests.

Dirrell brothers scheduled to box on same card April 29

Anthony and Andre Dirrell, back right, listen to Mateen Cleaves while volunteering at One Goal, One Passion youth basketball camp at Flint Northern High ...

Born and raised in Flint, Richie King is proud to open his catering business, banquet hall just north of the city

View full sizeRyan Garza | The Flint JournalRichie King, of Mt. Morris Township, just opened King's Catering and Banquet Center in Mt. Morris Township. He has ...

Flint's new mayor has baptism by fire — and water  Detroit Free Press

Karen Weaver says she's focused on restoring safe water to Flint and rebuilding the city's economy.

Homicide victim Leon Hall was family man, mother says  The Flint Journal -

The Hurley Regional Medical Center nurse said she spent the day wondering if one of the two men killed in an early Sunday shooting was her son, 31-year-old ...

'Patricia's Promise:' On 7-year-anniversary of Halloween Eve murder-suicide in Flint, victim's mother speaks out against domestic violence  The Flint Journal -

Ryan Garza | The Flint Journal"Who wants to sit and glue ribbons all day? Whenever I do this and get a little tired of it, I think this is for Patricia. This is important," ...

Ward Chapman, Genesee County's top civil attorney for three decades, files retirement papers  The Flint Journal -

GENESEE COUNTY, Michigan -- Ward Chapman, the county's top civil attorney since 1978 has filed an application to retire at the end of the year, but he isn't ...

Flint's McGee family premieres in 'new-age Cosby Show' on Oprah Winfrey Network  The Flint Journal -

"I had fun filming my show last summer with my family," Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee said. "The show is about my real life. You'll get to see some of my ...

Huron Schools narrows superintendent search to 5 candidates  Monroe Evening News

The Huron Schools Board of Education will hold special meetings Monday and Tuesday to interview five candidates for superintendent when Richard Naughton ...

Local boys and girls basketball teams are pumped for ninth annual Flint Holiday Classic this week

FLINT, MI – There isn't a prize for winning the ninth annual Flint Community Schools Holiday Classic basketball competition this week, but there's plenty at stake.

Meet Jacara Thompson: Swartz Creek's go-to gal

Swartz Creek high school's Jacara Thompson is greeted by teammates before their game against Flushing high school on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Flushing high ...

Gregory Dill chosen to lead Washtenaw County as next administrator

Commissioners selected Dill, a Flint native who has lived in Washtenaw County for more than 30 years, from a pool of four finalists.

Michigan State, Michigan recruiting war isn't ruining 5-star basketball prospect Miles Bridges' teenhood

Gallery: Five star basketball recruit and Flint native Miles Bridges, begins looking at top college programs. Five star basketball recruit and Flint native, Miles ...

Former Michigan star Andre Weathers named football coach at Burton Bentley

BURTON, MI -- Flint native and former Michigan star Andre Weathers has been named the head football coach at Burton Bentley High School, a school ...

Flint native Sophie Kurys remembered for stealing bases, winning title in All-American Girls Professional Baseball League  Mlive- flint

Flint native Sophie Kurys was a pioneer of women's baseball, winning a world championship in 1946 as well as setting a record of 201 stolen bases in the same ...

Frankenmuth Board of Education has 7 candidates vying for 4 seats  The Saginaw News

With seven candidates vying for four available seats on the Frankenmuth Board of Education, each is hoping to distinguish themselves prior to the Nov.

J'Nathan Bullock: A Basketball Player's Journey to Become an NFL Tight End  Bleacher Report

J'Nathan Bullock is a name that very few NFL fans know because Bullock didn't play college football, he played basketball for Cleveland State University instead ...

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