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Governor Says Crime Rate Not Acceptable in Flint Visit

Governor Rick Snyder visited Flint this morning where he met with law enforcement and community leaders. The Governor held two roundtable discussions at the Word Of Life Christian Church.

According to Mlive,

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What Is the World’s Most Stolen Food?

According to a new report from the Center for Retail Research, the most frequently stolen food on the planet is… cheese.

The report says four percent of the protein and calcium-rich (not to mention tasty) food winds up being shoplifted worldwide every year, besting the theft-rates for other items like candy and alcohol and causing cheese to be labeled “high risk” for retailers.

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Forget Flash Mobs — ‘Flash Robs’ Are the New Trend [VIDEO]

It seems as though teens have taken the flash mob to a new and criminal level by planning events called “flash robs,” during which they run screaming into a store, steal things in a frenzied mass and run out as quickly as they came in.

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Nearly 12,000 California Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Up to 12,000 inmates in eight California prisons are said to be entering the ninth day of a hunger strike, protesting the manner and length in which inmates are kept in solitary confinement.

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Flint Tops FBI List for Most Violent City

A new FBI report released today has Flint as the most violent city in the nation in 2010.

The figures from the report show that Flint had 22 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, about 4 residents higher than second-place Detroit. St. Louis, New Haven, Conn., and Memphis round out the top 5.

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Woman Arrested After Shooting into Neighbors Home

A woman was arrested after shooting into a neighbor's home from her porch in Flint late last week, according to a police report released today.

Police were called to a home on West Newall Street near King Avenue around 6 p

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Woman’s Lawn Stolen While on Vacation

It’s natural to worry about things when you leave for vacation. Did I turn the lights off? Are the doors locked? Did I take the trash out? What you don’t worry about, however, is your lawn being stolen. Maybe now you should.

Canadian Denise Thompson went on a short vacation over the weekend with her children and when she returned, found that every square inch of her previously lush, green grass had been stolen.

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John Edwards Chipper In Newly Released Mugshot

For a man who had just been arrested, former US Sen. John Edwards sure looks chipper in his mugshot, which was released on Wednesday.

The one-time vice presidential hopeful was arrested in June on conspiracy and campaign law violation charges, to which he pleaded not guilty.

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Older Woman Robs Bank by Threatening Teller With AIDS

When you’re desperate for cash but don’t have a scary weapon to rob a bank, you make due with what you have. For an elderly woman in Colorado, that was a piece of paper and a life-threatening disease.

Last Thursday, the unidentified woman, aged somewhere between 55 and 75, walked up to a Wells Fargo teller in a Safeway grocery store wearing a conductor hat and gray sweatshirt. There, she handed the teller a note.

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Woman Attempts to Hire Hitman on Facebook [VIDEO]

We’ve all updated our Facebook and Twitter accounts with messages we’ve later regretted, but most of the time they’re completely legal. Such wasn’t the case for 20-year-old Eley London, a mother from Philadelphia who told Facebook she’d “pay a stack” for someone to kill her baby’s father.

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