Flushing, MI

Tragedy on Lake Nepessing as Man Goes Missing Off Boat Saturday Night

The holiday weekend saw tragedy on Lake Nepessing in Lapeer Country. As of Sunday night, dive teams and marine patrol were still searching for a missing 67-year-old man. According to The County Press, the man went missing off a boat on the lake sometime around 10:30 pm Saturday. Lapeer County Marine Patrol & Dive Team worked through the night and were joined by the Oakland County Sheriff Department Rescue Dive Team as well for the search.
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Firefighters respond to house fire in Saginaw

SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - Crews were sent to a house fire on Blackmore Street between Malden St. and Brokton St. on Monday. The call came in around 1:40 a.m., with Saginaw Fire Department responding. The house was vacant at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according...
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Remembering the Michigan Tornado Outbreak of 1997

It's been 25 years since the massive tornado outbreak in southeastern Michigan that killed 7 people and injured more than 100. The National Weather Service confirmed the touchdown of 13 tornadoes in the greater Flint and Detroit areas on July, 2, 1997, as part of a larger 3-day system that was responsible for more than 50 tornadoes throughout the Midwest.
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Are African Americans truly free?

The Michigan Supreme Court’s June 28th dismissal of charges against former Governor Rick Snyder and eight of his appointees has left Flint residents wondering if anyone will ever be held criminally liable for poisoning the city’s water supply. The facts of the case are, by now, widely known:...

Holy smokes! A look at this year’s 5th Annual Michigan Rib Fest

When making that perfect rack of ribs, you must smoke them on low heat and, after several hours, take a look - absolute perfection. Charlie Weston of Charlie’s Smoking BBQ was up early Sunday, prepping for another jam-packed day at Michigan Rib Fest. “For me, it’s the smoke and...

Quiet tonight, late storm chances for the 4th of July

SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - We’re still tracking a nice and quiet end to the holiday weekend. The 4th of July is trending hotter with storm chances return later into the night. This could affect some firework shows. With that said, chances for anything severe still remain low. Past this,...

Man, woman injured in Flint shooting

FLINT, MI -- A shooting outside a Flint home left two people seriously injured Saturday morning, police said. The shooting took place just before 5 a.m. July 2 outside of a residence in the 2700 block of Sloan Street in Flint, according to the Flint Police Department. At the scene,...

Local church holds service at Flushing Park

FLUSHING, Mich. - The Calvary Apostolic Tabernacle Church gathered at Flushing Park to celebrate the country and God. Bishop Keith McKinnies tells Mid-Michigan NOW they hold an outside service every year. "Just a good it's a good time I know gas is high, but we have a good crowd today...

Grand Blanc-based McLaren Health Care hires new Chief Medical Officer

GRAND BLANC, MI -- McLaren Health Care has hired a new Chief Medical Officer to replace Dr. Micheal McKenna, who died at age 69 in May, the company announced. The Grand Blanc-based health care system has named Justin Klamerus, M.D., M.M.M. to its Chief Medical Officer position. Klamerus was most recently the president of the Karamanos Cancer Institute & Network, a subsidiary of McLaren.
Detroit News

Finley: Stop making politics a crime

The smackdown delivered to Attorney General Dana Nessel by the Michigan Supreme Court last week was about as big a wallop as it gets. The unanimous ruling and a separate concurrence basically accused the AG's office of subverting justice and manipulating the law to press its unwarranted vendetta against then-Gov. Rick Snyder and eight members of his team in the Flint water crisis.

Holly Hotel looking for furniture refinishers after destructive fire

HOLLY, Mich. - The Holly Hotel is searching for a local furniture restorer and refinisher for three pieces after a massive fire in downtown Holly in June 2022. According to a Facebook post from the Holly Hotel, the pieces include an antique hall tree with a mirror, a hallway console table, and a vintage buffet.

Warm Independence Day, tracking rain chances late in the evening

SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - The holiday weekend has featured some fantastic weather so far! The warmth turns up even more today, but there is a rain chance to watch heading into the evening. The good news about the rain, though, is that the heaviest rain doesn’t look to come in until after midnight (after most fireworks shows have wrapped up), but also that we could really use some rain with all the dry ground through the region!
Michigan Daily

UMich study finds correlation between Flint water crisis and poor academic performance

A recent University of Michigan study found a correlation between the Flint water crisis and a decrease in academic performance for school-age children. In April 2014, the city of Flint switched its drinking water supply from Detroit’s system to the Flint River to save money. However, later studies revealed elevated levels of lead in the blood of the city’s residents. The city switched its water source to Lake Huron in 2015, but the damage had already been done—approximately 99,000 residents had already been exposed to lead poisoning. Former Governor Rick Snyder and eight former state officials faced criminal charges for the Flint water crisis in 2021.