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Jason Cooper

I have always loved radio. This goes back to my childhood when a neighbor had a talk show on a Detroit station. I would go down to the station with him, watch and listen to him, and think "I want to do that one day!" I started out with a radio class in high school, interned at the neighbor's station, and then continued in college. Unfortunately, like most new college graduates, I had bills to pay, so I took a job in sales instead of following my passion. After a few sales jobs over a ten year period, including an Internet start-up that didn't work out, I took time to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, and would make me happy while doing it. This led me back to radio. I went to Specs Howard to get reacquainted with the industry and while there, did yet another internship at WWJ 950AM. From there I got my first break reporting the news for a group of radio stations in Big Rapids, Michigan. My claim to fame while there? I was standing next to United States Senator Carl Levin who was in town speaking when two college students ran up and threw a pie into his face. I had gotten the audio too! No one else there had pictures or video. Fox News, ABC and others called and asked for it. After about 15 months there, I wanted to come back to this side of the state where my family and friends are, and take on a new challenge. In September 2011, I was hired in as the News Director here at WFNT 1470. I am happy to be here, look forward to working in the Flint community, and helping to make WFNT the media presence I know it can be!
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Volunteer Program Reinstated at Genesee County Animal Control [Video]

A decision to suspend the volunteer program at the Genesee County Animal Control has been reversed by county commissioners. According to ABC 12, on Thursday, commissioners listened for about an hour to volunteers as they expressed their alarm and disappointment they were no longer allowed there. The problems began on Tuesday when County Commissioner Pegge Adams temporarily suspended the program after she said there were onlin

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Flint Fire Department Unveils New Fire Truck

The Flint Fire Department unveiled its newest fire truck on Thursday and put it into immediate use. The new truck was specifically for Flint with specification coming straight from the department. The $467,800 truck was paid for by a special Community Development Block Grant awarded to the city

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Suburban Detroit Homeowner Convicted of Murder in Porch Shooting

A suburban Detroit homeowner has been convicted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman.

Jurors delivered the verdict on Thursday, rejecting Theodore Wafer's claims he acted in self-defense when he fired his shotgun through his screen door and killed Renisha McBride

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EM Denies Council Request for Special Meeting on Blue Ribbon Committee Report

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has denied a request from the city council for a special meeting to discuss the Blue Ribbon Committee's report. Earley blasted the majority of city council members who he said were so "egregious, unfair and obnoxious" the first time they met to discuss the report, that they wouldn't get a second time to do so

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Flint Police Activities League Announce New Football League for Kids

The Flint Police Activities League (Flint Pal) have announced the development of a new football league. The league will be open to all Flint kids between the ages of 7 and 12. A cheer leading program is also available for kids between 5 and 12-years-old

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Jason Cooper, WFNT
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Flint Police Investigating Early Morning Stabbing

Flint police are investigating an early morning stabbing that has a man hospitalized in serious condition. According to WNEM, the man received cuts to his neck and abdomen after a fight on the city's east side. The incident happened near the intersection of Maplewood and Ohio. Police are investigating.

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Unofficial Election Results From Around Genesee County

Final unofficial election results are in for the Tuesday, August 5th primary elections. According to the Genesee County Clerk/ Register Office, just over 47,000 voters went to the polls, a turnout of about 14 percent.

In perhaps the most watched race, the 34th District state House Democratic primary, Flint City Council

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