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Join WFNT’s News Director, Jason Cooper, as he discusses national, state and local news, speaks with regular weekly guests about topics in Flint and Genesee County, hosts a daily feature segment, and much more!

 

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40,000 Expected for 57th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

With the 57th annual Mackinac Bridge walk approaching, MDOT says 40,000 walkers are expected to cross the 5-mile span on Labor Day.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will lead the walk beginning at 7 a

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Jason Cooper, WFNT
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List Ranks Michigan Beers Fourth Best in the U.S.

A new list has Michigan ranked fourth for Best Beers in America. MLive says the list was put together by website Thrillist.com and "mittens were meant for holding cold brews!" Along with the above comment, the article's authors also s

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Jason Cooper, WFNT
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Flint City Hall Closed on Labor Day

The City of Flint has announced that City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen Tuesday, September 2. In addition, waste collection will not take place on Monday, but will also resume on Tuesday

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Minimum Wage Set to Increase on Monday

Michigan's minimum wage is set to increase on Monday for the first time in six years. Following recent legislation by the Michigan Legislature and later signed by Governor Rick Snyder, the state's minimum wage will increase from the current $7

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courtesy Michigan State Police
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Motorists Reminded to Use Seat Belts, Drive Sober Over Labor Day Holiday

Law enforcement from 150 local police departments, sheriff's offices and Michigan State Police are continuing a stepped up drunk driving and seat belt enforcement through the Labor Day holiday weekend

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Animal Expert, Educator Jeff Musial Talks with WFNT [Audio]

Animal expert and educator Jeff Musial spoke with WFNT 1470 about his upcoming show in Swartz Creek. Musial - who has been seen on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show, The Today Show, VH1 and more - spoke about how he got started working with animals, whether or not he ever gets scared, some of the animals he works with, how he houses and transports them and more

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courtesy state Rep. Joe Graves
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Bill Introduced Establishes Back-to-School Tax Holiday

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Joe Graves would give parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax  on essential back-to-school supplies during the month of August.

Graves, a Republican from Argentine Township and representing the 51st House District, said suspension of the 6-percent sales tax on items for the classroom would help parents and teachers better prepare students for the coming year by saving them money on school-related purchases

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Three Arrested After Stabbing in Flint

Three girls, involved in a large fight Wednesday afternoon that sent four girls to the hospital with stab wounds, have been arrested. According to ABC 12, police said a large fight involving the four females turned into a stabbing, shortly after noon on Wednesday near Louisa and Saginaw Street. All four girls were taken to Hurley Medical Center for treatment. Three of the girls were released

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Category: Crime, Flint News
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Most Wanted Sex Offender Caught

One of Michigan's most wanted sex offenders is now behind bars. The Michigan State Police and Flint Police Department say they captured Anthony Beaurum. Warrants were out for Beaurum for the past year-and-a-half that included attempted murder, armed robbery, and five counts of felony sex offender violations

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Teen Takes Selfie Atop Hong Kong Skyscraper [Video]

Three teenagers have posted what might be the ultimate selfie video, taken at the top of one of Hong Kong’s tallest skyscrapers that's 1,135 feet tall. Fox News says the videographer used a selfie stick tool and a wide angle lens on his camera to produce the video which has now been viewed more then 500,000 times on YouTube. Extreme selfies are taking off all over the world. Recently one man climbed the 124 foot Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and posted a

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