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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 Flint Man in Armed Robberies of Banks, Auto Parts Store

A Flint man has been convicted of armed robbery and racketeering related to the robberies of two local banks and an auto parts store.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said 39-year-old Thomas Gatica III has been convicted of 16 felonies related to two robberies of two separate Citizens Bank branches and an Auto Zone auto supply store between 2010 and 2012

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City of Flint Warns Residents of Individuals Posing as City Employees

The City of Flint is warning residents of a recent incident in which individuals have posed as city employees in order to gain access to residents' homes. In a news release, the city reminds residents that city employees will always have an ID badge showing their name and department when working on or around private property

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Public Encouraged to Attend Capital Improvement Plan Input Sessions

The City of Flint, which recently released its draft of a five-year Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal years 2015-2020, is hosting three sessions for the public to review the plan and provide comments as the city works towards formal adoption of the plan

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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee Elected by Colleagues to Serve as Regional Whip

Michigan's Fifth District Congressman Dan Kildee was elected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Regional Whip for the Midwest Region in the 114th Congress. According to a news release from Kildee's office, the new and expanded role will position Kildee to advocate for the Midwest region in Congress as well as assist the Democratic leadership in managing legislative business on the floor of the U

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Crime Stoppers Offers Cash Rewards in Murder Cases of D’Wan Brown Jr., Jalen Cox

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering cash rewards in two Flint murder cases. Eighteen-year-old D'wan Brown was shot and killed on Monday, October 31st in 2011 and sixteen-year-old Jalen Cox was shot and killed on Sunday, September 16 in 2012

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Flint EM Seeking Council Candidates for Third, Sixth Ward Vacancies

Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has announced he is accepting letters of interest, resumes and references from residents in the Third and Sixth Wards interested in filling the vacancies brought by the election of Bryant Nolden and Sheldon Neeley to other offices

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MSU College of Human Medicine to Celebrate Expansion of Flint Campus

Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine will celebrate the expansion of its Flint campus with a ceremony and public open house this Friday. Renovation has been completed in the former Flint Journal building and now serves as the College of Human Medicine's Flint campus and center for public health records

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