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Audit reveals mismanaged funds, errors in Flint finances

Jan. 18, 2020 9:41 AM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is entrenched in more than $370 million in pension legacy costs that remain unfunded, according to a new audit that also revealed significant errors and financial risks that occurred under the purview of a former mayor. The audit examined the city’s finances from July 1,...

Flint official likens colleague to Hitler, gives Nazi salute

Jan. 17, 2020 1:04 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Flint city councilman gave a Nazi salute to the council's leader and compared her to Adolf Hitler during a contentious meeting this week. Councilman Eric Mays and President Monica Galloway had been verbally clashing during Monday's meeting when Galloway sought to move on to another...

Joe Roberson, Michigan AD during '97 championship, dies

Jan. 14, 2020 2:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Joseph “Joe” Roberson, the University of Michigan athletic director who served during the football team's national championship season in 1997, died Monday, school officials said. He was 84. Roberson died at his home in Grand Blanc, near Flint, the university announced...

Claressa Shields climbs from the ring after defeating Ivana Habazin in their 154-pound title boxing bout in Atlantic City, N.J., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields adds 154-pound belt

Jan. 11, 2020 12:23 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Claressa Shields wore a crown over her blue, braided hair, and shouted a victorious call-and-answer plea to the crowd. "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" "What's my name!?" She's been called T-Rex, an Olympian, the GWOAT and absolutely, call her champ. Shields, the two-time...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Claressa Shields, left, stands with Ivana Habazin and promotor Dmitriy Salita during a press conference in Detroit. Claressa Shields tries for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, well, even for the wacky world of boxing weigh-ins, this one went off the rails. Habazin's trainer was struck by Shields' brother and hospitalized: Artis Mack was charged with assault and the fight again was postponed. Shields and Habazin have kept the week leading up to Saturday's 154-pound fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey free of drama or any other distractions that could cancel the bout. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Gold medalist Shields goes for title in 3rd weight class

Jan. 9, 2020 12:44 PM EST

Claressa Shields will try for a third time to win a world title in three divisions. The first bout against Ivana Habazin was scratched because Shields injured her knee in training. The second attempt, wacky even for the world of boxing weigh-ins, went off the rails: Habazin's trainer was struck by Shields'...

Flint water case dismissed against fired state official

Jan. 8, 2020 4:58 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge dismissed a misdemeanor charge Wednesday and closed a criminal case against a state official who was fired as head of Michigan's drinking water office during the Flint water scandal. Liane Shekter Smith's 2019 deal with a special prosecutor called for her no-contest plea to be...

FIL E- In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Pam and Karl Bacon pose for a picture at Elms Park in Swartz Creek, Mich., days after their son Kevin Bacon, of Swartz Creek, was found dead. A public defender filed a notice to seek an insanity defense for Mark Latunski, a mid-Michigan man accused in the slaying and mutilation of Kevin Bacon he met online. Shiawassee County Court documents say attorney Douglas Corwin also filed a motion Tuesday afternoon for a forensic evaluation for Mark Latunski, WNEM-TV reported. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

Insanity defense being sought in slaying, mutilation case

Jan. 7, 2020 8:30 PM EST

BENNINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A public defender filed a notice to seek an insanity defense for a mid-Michigan man accused in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met online. Shiawassee County Court documents say attorney Douglas Corwin also filed a motion Tuesday afternoon for a forensic evaluation...

Trump nominee sworn in as U.S. district judge in Michigan

Jan. 1, 2020 1:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Federal Magistrate Stephanie Dawkins Davis was sworn in as a U.S. district judge for Michigan’s eastern district. The ceremony was held Tuesday evening at the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit, court officials said in a release. Davis, 52, will serve in the U.S. Courthouse in...

Suspect arraigned in slaying, mutilation of Flint-area man

Dec. 30, 2019 8:14 PM EST

BENNINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan man was arraigned in the slaying of a man who last was seen on Christmas Eve. Mark Latunski, 50, appeared Monday via video in 66th District Court in Corunna on murder and mutilation of a body charges. Family members reported Kevin Bacon, 25, of Swartz Creek...

Body of Michigan man who went missing Christmas Eve is found

Dec. 29, 2019 3:11 PM EST

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Flint man who went missing on Christmas Eve has been found dead, according to police. The body of 25-year-old Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek was found Saturday in a Bennington Township residence, authorities said. Michigan State Police said a 50-year-old man was arrested...