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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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Jury Convicts 24-Year-Old Flint Man in 2011 Homicide

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced a jury returned a guilty verdict on Friday in the 2011 murder of 27-year-old Sunta Newman of Flint.

Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Demond Watkins of Flint was found guilty of four counts including Second Degree Murder, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm in connection with the shooting death of Newman in August 2011 outside a gas station on North Saginaw Street

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Flint Police Chief Issues Statement After Investigating Officers No Response to Assault

On Friday afternoon, Flint Police Chief James Tolbert issued a statement regarding an investigation into an assault at a Dominos Pizza in which no police officers responded. Tolbert spoke specifically about how the complaint was handled at the City of Flint 911 Center:

The Flint Police Department is committed to provide the best possible service to the citizens, businesses and visitors in the City of Flint.

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State Police Troopers Rescue Man From Burning Home

Two Michigan State Police Troopers who were on patrol in the City of Flint on Thursday are being credited for saving a man's life. The troopers were on routine patrol when they heard chatter on their radios regarding a man being trapped inside a burning house on the 1800 block of Woodlin Drive

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Chairperson of Genesee County Board of Commissioners to Give State of County Address

Jaime Curtis, Chairperson of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, will give his annual State of Genesee County address at a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The speech is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2 at 1:30 p

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Baker College of Flint to Host Open House for New Business Center

Baker College of Flint will host a open house for its new Business Center on Saturday. The new Center takes up about 10,000 square feet of renovated space in the Undergraduate Studies Building. The Center will house the college's business programs and will also be where Baker College classes can partner with regional businesses for problem-solving collaboration

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Mott Community College Receives Nearly $56 Million Donation

Mott Community College has received its largest in-kind donation ever.

According to MLive, the money is a result of a new partnership between Mott and Siemens, a "global powerhouse" in electronics and electrical engineering that is based in Washington D.C. The goal is to give Mott students a step up "in their careers with the best and latest programming software." A Dean at Mott Community

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Settlement Reached in Racial Harassment Lawsuit Aginst Hurley

A settlement has been reached in a racial harassment lawsuit against Hurley Medical Center. According to ABC12, the attorney for a laundry worker who sued Hurley made the announcement on Monday. Mark Hilliker was awarded $200,000 after charging that his African American supervisor repeatedly referred to him as "white boy" between Octob

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