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Weather Forces Delay in Trash Pickup for Flint

Due to the hazardous weather conditions, waste collection in Flint will not take place on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

Republic Services of Flint has continued a suspension of its operations in Flint due to the extremely cold temperature and the negative effect it has on both the safety of crews and vehicles

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Flint Records Over 16 Inches of Snow, Most Since 1975

If you've been thinking, "I don't remember a winter storm this bad," your hunch was right. The National Weather Service says Flint hasn't seen this much snow since 1975, but where does it rank in our recorded history?

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City of Flint Issues Snow Advisory to Residents

Update: Due to the hazardous road conditions, Flint City Hall will be closed to the public for normal business operations on Monday, January 6th. The City of Flint is also advising residents that the plowing of residential streets will begin some time in the evening on Monday and is estimated to take up to 48 hours to complete the entire city.

The City o

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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee Invites Author Who Bashed Flint For Visit

Congressman Dan Kildee has invited PolicyMic author Laura Dimon to come and visit Flint.

Dimon wrote an article titled "This is America's Most Apocalyptic, Violent City - And You've Probably Never Heard Of It." It's since been reported that Dimon never even visited Flint.

In a tweet to Dimon, Kildee says "Name a date @LauraDimon, and I'll happily show you the

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Man Arrested in Flint for Impersonating a Federal Officer

The City of Flint Police Department announced Monday that they had arrested a man for allegedly Impersonating a Federal Officer.

According to a news release, three separate incidents had been reported in which the suspect approached vehicles and identified himself as a law enforcement officer

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PolicyMic Article Jumps on the ‘Flint Sucks’ Bandwagon — Could This Be a Good Thing Though?

Flint residents are used to reading about how terrible their city is in the national media. This time Flint is the focus of an article found at PolicyMic.com titled "This is America's Most Apocalyptic, Violent City — And You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It." Of course it's not great for tourism in Flint, but could all this negative press be a blessing in disguise?

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Flint Police Department to Start Carrying Tasers

Members of the Flint Police Department will soon have a new weapon in the fight against crime, Tasers.

According to Flint Police Chief James Tolbert, he believes equipping officers with Tasers "will lower the number of fights Flint police officers have with suspects

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Meet The Relaxation Expert

"Let your troubles just float away"

Founded: April, 2011

Led by: Terri L. Stangl

Why They’re Unique:The floating experience limits external stimuli and virtually eliminates the effects of gravity, giving your mind less environmental and sensory input to deal with and process. It can be an aid both to people who already have

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How to Receive an Electric Outage Credit On Your Consumers Energy Bill

If your home was one of the many in Genesee County that were (or still are) without power you may qualify for an outage credit on your energy bill. Find out the terms of qualification for the credit here.

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Volunteers Needed for Second Annual Downtown Flint New Year’s Eve Celebration

For the second year in a row, the Flint Downtown Development Authority is teaming up with downtown bars, restaurants, and Townsquare Media for a New Year's Eve celebration.

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