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Cash Strapped Flint Owes Cops $3.8 Million In Lawsuit

The city of Flint will have to pay more than $3.8 million to a group of Flint police officers after it lost a long running discrimination lawsuit, according to a Thursday ruling.In 2006  a lawsuit filed by 48 current and former police officers charged that race was a factor in the formation of a special unit formed by then mayor Don Williamson. Arbitrators ruled that the city owed $2.6 million in damages to the police officers and $1.2 million in legal fees.

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Gun Show Held In Las Vegas
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Concealed Weapons On The Rise In Flint

Ten years ago Michigan opened the floodgates to allow just about anyone to carry a concealed weapon. Today, the number of permits has exploded! In many cases the number of permits has doubled. In Genesee County in 2006 there were 7,100 CCW permits, now there are more than 14,000.

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C-Span Digital Bus Rolls Into Flint

The interactive C-Span Digital Bus is in Flint today, and it's an opportunity to climb aboard and get a behind-the-scenes look at TV.  The bus will be parked in front of the Greater Flint Boys and Girls Club, 3701 N. Averill, today from 1-4pm. 

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YMCA Re-Tread 5k Run Thursday Night In Flint

The annual YMCA "Re-Tread" 5k run/5k walk  is Thursday night at the downtown Flint "Y" location.  Race starts at 6:30. 

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State Police to Possibly Help Flint
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State Police May Help Fight Crime In Flint

At least a dozen more Michigan State Police troopers could be assigned to the streets of Flint, but only if their are more jail beds to accommodate those that they arrest.

The State Police say that they are prepared to take on the job of "proactive patrol", which means being active in targeted area's of Flint with the most crime. But there is a catch.

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Flint Non-profit Agencies Feel Wrath Of IRS

More than 250 nonprofit organizations in our community have had their tax exempt status revoked by the IRS for a failure to file annual reports for three years in a row. The local groups include athletic boosters, ministries, and other charitable groups. It could cost you money too, because donations to these groups are no longer able to be used for a tax deduction.

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You Know It’s Summer in Flint When

I must admit, with all the crazy weather we had throughout May, I almost forgot that Memorial Day is the unofficial start to Summer around here. It took a couple of 90-degree days put things back into focus for me. You too?

In honor of Memorial Day, here are some sure-fire signs that Summer has returned to the Vehicle City.

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Bill Harris Out at WJRT
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Bill Harris Back on the Air in Flint

Former ABC-12 anchor Bill Harris will be on special assignment, reporting from Grand Rapids today at 4, 5 and 6pm on WJRT.

A homeland security conference begins today, following the death of Osama bin Laden. 

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Time to train for the Crim!
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Crim Training Program Deadline Extended

If you thought you missed your chance to be a part of one of the best and most respected fitness training programs anywhere, you're in luck!  The Crim Training Program has extended their signup deadline to Friday, April 22nd. 

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Flint-Area Girl Rocks Community Service Programs

Eight-year-old Rose Muennix from Flint is no ordinary eight-year-old. Rose has been named a semifinalist in the 2011 search for Huggable Heroes, and is one of 75 young leaders recognized and honored by Build-A-Bear Workshop for helping make their communities and world a better place. 

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Local Runners Get Ready For Boston

Less than one tenth of one percent of the U.S. population has ever finished a marathon (26.2 miles).  Less than 8 percent of that group has met the qualifying standards to compete in the Boston Marathon.  Here is a list of local people that are running the 2011 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18th:

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Courtesy of HSLC's website
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Free Food for Area’s Needy Families

This is a cause which I'm personally very excited about, and proud of as well!  For the fifth year now, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Grand Blanc is preparing for its annual food distributions for the area's needy families and individuals.

Each month, HSLC will purchase thousands of pounds of food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, and distribute it on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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