Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- Proposal 1 asks Michigan voters to weigh in on a complex tax issue
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- These three female candidates could be some of the most interesting leaders in Michigan
Mon December 13, 2010
Flint breaks 25-year-old murder record
Just a day after tying a record set in 1986, Flint recorded its 62nd homicide of the year. The body of a man was found slumped over in a car parked on a city street.
At a news conference this morning, before the latest murder victim was found, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling blamed the spike in violence in his city on the loss of jobs.
“I cannot explain why a person chooses to take another person’s life. What we are coming to understand is when jobs move out, drugs move in. When you combine drugs and desperation you get crime and violence.”
Mayor Walling is asking for the community’s cooperation in helping get those responsible for crimes in the community off the streets.
Flint's budget woes