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GM investing millions into GM Davison Road Processing Center

BURTON, Mich. (WJRT) - General Motors is announcing another multi-million dollar investment in a mid-Michigan facility. → Read More

Whitmer focusing on gun safety, economic relief in State of the State

It's also the first time in 40 years that a Democratic governor has given a speech before a majority Democratic legislature. So there likely will be lots of cheers and → Read More

Whitmer focusing on individual rights, democracy in second term

Whitmer recalled tough times dealing with the Flint water crisis and a highlight of visiting an Expungement Fair at the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Mourners stream into Berston Field House to remember Bryant Nolden

Community members prepared to say their final goodbyes to Genesee County Commissioner Bryant "BB" Nolden, who also resurrected and managed the Berston Field House. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer reflects on her first term, looks ahead to four more years

Whitmer and L.t Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II took a look back at the past four years of their administration and outlined their priorities as they embark on a second term → Read More

Flint mayor strikes hopeful tone in 2022 State of the City address

Before a crowd at the historic Capitol Theatre, the mayor talked about Flint's recovery in all aspects. He pointed out that homicides in 2022 are down 36% compared to a → Read More

Lieutenant governor lays out vision for Michigan with Democrats in control

Democrats won control of the Michigan House and Senate, along with all three top statewide elected positions. Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II is excited for the agenda Democrats plan to → Read More

Gov. Whitmer seeks four more years to complete her tasks as governor

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she deserves a second term and he has a plan for fixing Michigan's struggling economy. → Read More

Tudor Dixon closes campaign with focus on education, crime and business

The West Michigan businesswoman and political commentary host is pretty optimistic these days. The once virtually unknown candidate is cementing herself as a strong contender against Whitmer. → Read More

Heavy absentee voting could delay results in Michigan on Election Night

Lawmakers passed a bipartisan plan to allow some clerks to pre-process absentee ballots for two days before the election. That way, all they have to do on Election Day is → Read More

Kearsley High School football player says former coach grabbed his neck

Dakari Neely says he was in a huddle when former Kearsley High School football coach Shawn Fitzgerald grabbed him by the neck during a practice. → Read More

Mid-Michigan organization steps up for Hurricane Ian relief effort

A Flushing-area man is preparing to make the trip south to help Floridians rebuild following the devastating hurricane. → Read More

Flint Jewish leader hopes Grand Blanc football players learn from hateful messages

Steven Low, executive director of the Flint Jewish group, was saddened by revelations about the messages and said the situation is no laughing matter. → Read More

Rising costs leads to fewer fireworks around Mid-Michigan

A shortage of fireworks caused some communities to either scale back or cancel shows all together. This issue also is affecting one of Mid-Michigan's largest shows. → Read More

Village of Holly devastated after downtown fire

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - The Village of Holly is devastated after several downtown businesses caught fire, including the historic Holly Hotel. → Read More

Report: Drivers could see $6 at the pump by August

Gas prices are reaching record highs and it doesn't look like they are slowing down anytime soon. → Read More

City of Flint honors former Flint Mayor Floyd J. McCree, statue to be unveiled in front of city hall

The unveiling of the Floyd J McCree statue will take place Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Flint City Hall. → Read More

Art of Observation

Can studying a painting or observing a piece of artwork help medical students become better doctors? → Read More

Genesee County judge tackles breast cancer for a second time

Genesee County Probate Judge Jennie Barkey is in remission now, but wants to encourage other women who may be facing a breast cancer diagnosis. → Read More

‘A beautiful man’: Nephew and successor remembers Congressman Dale Kildee

Over almost 40 years in public service, Dale Kildee worked to uplift the lives of countless people, families, cultures and communities in Michigan. → Read More