BURTON (CCN) — The long-time owner of a family business passed away Saturday. Don Thomas, President & CEO at Thomas Appliance in Grand Blanc Township, died of a heart attack after an asthma attack while mowing his lawn in Burton, according to his brother, Ken Thomas. READ MORE
DETROIT (CCN) — Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver is in the national spotlight again. The whistle-blower lawsuit against the City of Flint by former City Administrator Natasha Henderson has attracted attention from a national web site with millions of readers. The Conservative Tribune published a story about the trial with a headline which read: "Flint’s Trump-Hating Mayor Now Caught in Scandal of a Lifetime." The story quoted Flint community activist Arthur Woodson who has attended every day of testimony over the past two weeks in a Detroit federal courtroom. The case is expected to go to the jury on Tuesday after closing arguments.
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays had another run-in with a political enemy on Saturday as he went into a radio studio to appear as a guest with WFLT 1420 AM host A.C. Dumas. Councilman Mays threatened to call the police on Flint community activist Arthur Woodson who wasn't vacating the premises fast enough for Mays' satisfaction. READ MORE
DETROIT — Dr. Karen Weaver seemingly has a campaign war chest that's big enough to keep any competitor from taking her job as mayor of Flint. She's seemingly a shoo-in for re-election to a second four-year term with none of three challengers on the ballot for the August primary appearing capable of raising the kind of contributions political experts tell me would be necessary for anyone to take away Flint's top job from her.
But all that money doesn't matter if things go wrong for her in a Detroit court room.
By Thursday afternoon, Mayor Weaver's political future could very well be in the hands of a Detroit jury inside a little room outside the federal court room where they've been listening to details about the case for six days. Make no mistake about it. Mayor Weaver should face a criminal probe if former City Administrator Natasha Henderson wins a whistle-blower lawsuit. What's worse for Mayor Weaver's political future is that a criminal probe could come, too, if Henderson loses the case. That was assured Wednesday when Flint's former Chief Financial Officer, Jody Linquist, delivered some bombshell testimony.
It contradicted testimony on Monday and Tuesday by two key players in the case. That's a nice way of saying Linquist painted both witnesses to the jury as liars. READ MORE
DETROIT (CCN) — Flint's former Chief Financial Officer delivered blockbuster testimony Wednesday in a federal court case that could cost the City of Flint thousands of dollars. Jody Linquist testified on behalf of former City Administrator Nathasa Henderson in a whistle-blower case she filed against the City of Flint after being fired by Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver. The jury heard conflicting testimony from Linquist, compared to what they heard from two other key witnesses on the stand Monday and Tuesday. READ MORE
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FLINT (CCN) — A story published Sunday by a national web site alleged that millions of dollars in pipe replacement work was steered to a company with no experience during Flint's water crisis recovery project after Dr. Karen Weaver became mayor in the embattled city. The story was published by The Daily Caller which also presented a video last week of Flint City Councilman Eric Mays' tirade at a reporter for The Flint Journal / MLive that is nearing one million views on the internet. Links to three stories about the Mays tirade can be found on today's 2nd Front Page.
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