Operation Unification co-founder blasts county leaders at press conference


FLINT (CCN) —  Lela McGee-Harvey came out swinging against various community leaders Tuesday during a press conference at Beecher's Village Conference Hall. She said a $45 million federal whistle blower lawsuit filed with partner Charles Young Jr., exposes public corruption by city and county officials, and others. Among her targets were Genesee County Chief Circuit Court Judge Richard Yuille, Genesee County Corporation Counsel David Leyton, Flint-Genesee Chamber of Commerce President Tim Herman, former long-time Mott Foundation President BIll White and former City of Flint Emergency Financial Managers Mike Brown and Ed Kurtz. The Morning Gazette Radio Show was the only local media outlet at the press conference and McGee-Harvey said a "black out" was ordered by "powerful forces who want to shut us up." She said documents have been turned over to the FBI and newly-elected Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. A video of the press conference is available by clicking here. Reactions have been requested for comments from individuals named by McGee-Harvey.

Former Snyder cabinet member Nick Lyon may not get appeal decision for 90 days


FLINT (CCN) — It could be 90 days before Nick Lyon gets a decision on his appeal of a district court judge's decision to bind him over to circuit court  to face a trial on involuntary manslaughter charges for his part in causing the Flint water crisis. The legal team for the former Michigan Department of Health & Human Services director appealed for Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Farah to dismiss all charges after arguments that 67th District Court Judge David Goggins made serious legal errors in his decision to bind over Lyon for trial.  Judge Farah adjourned the hearing until Wednesday after hearing more than three hours of arguments on Friday. He heard two more hours of arguments on Wednesday before announcing that it may be 90 days before he rules on the case. Lyon was the highest ranking individual charged in the Flint water crisis. He was a former top cabinet member of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Monte Morris entertains about 300 hometown fans at Detroit LCA


DETROIT (CCN) — Former Flint Beecher great Monte Morris had a hometown cheering section Monday night at Little Caesars Arena in Downtown Detroit. The Denver Nuggets' star went into the stands before the NBA game against the Detroit Pistons to shake hands and thank supporters for making the one-hour drive to watch him in person, then went 5-for-5 from the field in the opening quarter when scoring 11 of his 18 points. The Pistons prevailed by a 129-103 count over the Nuggets who inserted Morris into the starting line-up for the fourth straight game. He played only about three minutes last season when making his NBA debut for the Nuggets in Detroit at LCA.