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Past articles by Samaia:

Police: Tire theft a growing problem across state

Vehicles across the state have become targets for brazen thieves after tires and rims. Dealerships statewide have seen vehicles left on cinder blocks this year. → Read More

Lead pipe replacement creating pothole problems

Lead pipe replacement is continuing on the north side of Flint. Almost 3,000 pipes have been replaced so far across the city. → Read More

Vaccination season in full swing ahead of new school year

In less than a month children all across Mid-Michigan will grab their backpacks and head back to class. → Read More

Low voter turnout expected for August primary

Despite what issues are on the ballot, officials expected a low turnout for Tuesday's vote. Some blame the vote being held in August for low polling numbers. → Read More

Medical mystery: Building making people sick?

A medical mystery is unfolding in Mid-Michigan, bringing into question the safety of a local police station. → Read More

Mid-Michigan trustee charged after incident with fire department

Firefighters rushed to the scene of a barn fire last week to extinguish the blaze, but when they arrived a Mid-Michigan elected official stood in their way. → Read More

Study: Water filters can increase types of bacteria

The new findings about the effectiveness of water filters are alarming. → Read More

Damage estimates from Midland apartment fire pushing $2 million

Dozens of residents are out of their homes after an apartment fire Monday evening. → Read More

Flint schools struggle with enrollment during water crisis

Running a school district is a big job for anyone, but one local school district faces more challenges than most. → Read More

Low teacher salaries creating statewide shortage

Critics argue recent changes to teacher salaries and benefits is driving young people to reconsider the profession or leave Michigan to find work. → Read More

Doctors recommend cardiac screening for student athletes

Student athletes across Mid-Michigan are gearing up for competitive seasons, but before they are scrutinized by their coaches they must be scrutinized by a doctor. → Read More

Former prosecutor looks back on Detroit, Flint riots 50 years la

President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed the nation on July 24, 1967 after race riots broke out in the city of Detroit. → Read More

Flint church struggling to stay afloat

A local church is in trouble and running out of options. It is a place residents can turn to when they are down on their luck or in need during the Flint water crisis. → Read More

Lightning strike believed to have sparked police station fire

A lightning strike is believed to have sparked a fire at the Flushing Township Police Department. → Read More

Woman receives $10K past due water bill

For months Certanya Johnson's water bills hovered in the low 100s. Then in May her heart sank when she learned the city was charging her nearly $10,000. → Read More

Researchers look for connection between Flint water crisis, infa

Flint's troubled waters continue to represent problems for those living in the city. → Read More

State's chief medical executive appears in court for role in wat

The state's chief medical executive appeared in court on Tuesday on criminal charges related to her role in the Flint water crisis. → Read More

County clerk: No election hacking in Genesee County

President Donald Trump is looking into dishonesty in the voting system. → Read More

Special guest makes appearance at Fenton's Independence Day para

All across the country Americans are celebrating their independence with cookouts, parades and spending time with loved ones. → Read More

Officer stabbed in Bishop airport attack on road to recovery

Lt. Jeff Neville it well on the road to recovery after being stabbed in the neck by a man carrying a foot long, serrated knife. → Read More