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Other Crimes Down, Murder Up in Flint for 2015

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Although last year’s murder count in Flint indicated things may finally be looking up for the city, this year, the situation got worse. As of this past May, the city was on pace for averaging one murder a week for the year 2015.

While this year has brought a decrease in other violent crimes in Flint such as larceny and arson, it is hard to argue for a bright side with a murder rate this high. Police officers in Flint attribute the decrease in certain crimes to community vigilance and claim that if more community members speak up and cooperate with police, it is likely that the city can get the murder count down as well. Click here to read the article below for more information on Flint crime in 2015.

To learn more about 2015 Flint crime or what mayoral candidate Karen Weaver plans to do about it, visit www.karenaboutflint.com.

Gov. Snyder actively working toward solution for water crisis in Flint

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FLINT (WJRT) - (09/30/15) – Governor Rick Snyder is talking Flint water in Lansing, but still one big question remains – will Flint switch back to the Detroit water system?

The move has been gaining momentum in Flint and Lansing.

Wednesday, Snyder was asked about the Flint water crisis at a press conference for the newly-appointed Michigan Supreme Court Justice.

He told reporters that he’s working with city, state and federal leaders to come up with a plan to get better quality water flowing to the people of Flint – faster.

Whether or not that means switching to the Detroit water system from the Flint River is still a mystery.

“It appears that lead levels could be higher, or have increased. What can be done to deal with that in an effective fashion. Again, were looking at making sure they’re within safe limits according to the Federal Government, and I would expect us to have more to talk about this subject before the end of the week,” Snyder said.

ABC12 News learned this week that Snyder had a hand in distributing 1,500 water filters to Flint homes about a month ago.

He confirmed that at least part of the state’s future involvement in the crisis will include bringing more of those filters to the people of Flint.

House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church holds free water giveaway

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FLINT (WJRT) - (09/30/15) – Cases of bottled water went fast at a giveaway Wednesday afternoon in Flint.

The House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church on West Carpenter Road had about 700 cases of water to hand out.

A long line of cars stretched around the building, so they began a little early.

The water was gone in about an hour.

So far, the church hasn’t scheduled another giveaway.

Weiss Child Advocacy Center plants pinwheel garden for start of Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Planting pinwheels, one by one – thousands of reminders.

There are 2,000 confirmed cases of child abuse in Genesee County each year.

“That’s an awful lot of children,” said Marcia Franks, Weiss Child Advocacy Center.

With those numbers in mind, the Weiss Child Advocacy Center in Flint planted a pinwheel garden and released blue balloons into the sky to honor the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

 

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