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Genesee County advocating for new state psychiatric hospital

May. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Genesee County commissioners hope the state chooses their county as the site for a new psychiatric hospital. The county board passed a resolution Wednesday to work with its delegation to the Michigan Legislature to advocate for the facility. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration said...

Flint mayor wins trial over whistleblower claims by ex-aide

May. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has rejected claims by a former Flint official who said she was fired for exposing suspicious activity by the mayor during the city's water crisis. The verdict on Tuesday was a victory for Mayor Karen Weaver who denied wrongdoing in the dismissal of city administrator Natasha...

Flint misdemeanor will stand for now against ex-health chief

May. 8, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge overseeing a major Flint water case has declined to dismiss a misdemeanor charge against Michigan's former health director. Judge Joseph Farah says Michigan court rules prevent him from dismissing a charge of willful neglect of duty at this stage of the case. He says Nick Lyon...

Men sentenced in fatal shooting during Michigan break-in

May. 7, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Four young men have been sentenced in the fatal shooting of a 63-year-old Michigan man who was protecting his wife during a home break-in. April Bigelow told Genesee Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Kelly that her father Albert Ballard "fought for what was right." She says he was "was...

Judge rejects 6-month timeout in major Flint water case

May. 3, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday rejected a six-month freeze in the involuntary manslaughter case of Michigan's former health director, who is accused of failing to timely warn the public about a Legionnaires' disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis. A new team of prosecutors said it needed...

Conflict in Michigan AG's office over Flint water records

May. 1, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general's office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation. Prosecutors led by Fadwa Hammoud, a senior official in the office, want...

Defense strikes back in records dispute in Flint water case

Apr. 30, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Michigan's former health director are firmly opposing an effort to put his Flint water criminal case on hold for six months, saying it's a sign of "dysfunction" by prosecutors. In blunt language, Nick Lyon's defense team urged Judge Joseph Farah to reject a timeout and instead...

Correction: Flint Water story

Apr. 30, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story April 29 about the firing of a special prosecutor in the Flint water investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in February said Todd Flood has "institutional knowledge" and "worked diligently." The remarks were made by...

The Latest: Flint water prosecutor says 'I gave everything'

Apr. 29, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the firing of the special prosecutor in the Flint water investigation (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A lawyer ousted as special prosecutor in the investigation over Flint's lead-tainted water says the complex cases were handled with professional care. Todd Flood says, "I walk...

AAA: Michigan gas prices up 6 cents to $2.88 per gallon

Apr. 29, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 6 cents from a week ago to about $2.88 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 3 cents more than a year ago. AAA says more increases are likely with the...