Since Friday, three people have died in five separate shootings across the City of Flint. The youngest victim was just 16-years-old. Pastors from the City and people who knew the teenager came together to share a message of unity.
It’s been 6-weeks since parts of mid-Michigan experienced historic flooding that followed the failures of the Edenville and Sanford dams. Now, as recovery efforts continue - Midland County moves to the next phase.
"I’d say two weeks after George Floyd was murdered, so this was the height of everything that was happening on social media. The Black Lives Matter movement was amplified as loud as it could possibly be and I was just very upset as I drove through town and there was no support voiced whatsoever,”said 19 year old activist, Elise Schmidt.
Pastor Avery is one of the first people in mid-Michigan to catch COVID-19. He tested positive in March. He lost 17 people from the illness. Now, he's sharing his story in hopes of encouraging others to take the coronavirus seriously.