1. From left to right, Nazaria Taylor, 12, Andiyahna Moffett, 12, Cavetta Munerlyn, 12, and Destinie Paxton, 12, laugh together as they pass pennies down the line with their eyes closed as part of a listening and teamwork activity during Youth Empowerment Fridays at New Standard Academy in Flint on Jan. 9, 2014. 

    2. The Beecher and Goodrich varsity basketball teams warm up before the second half of a Genesee Area Conference Red game at Beecher High School in Mt. Morris on Jan. 6, 2014. Beecher won the game 60-50.

    3. K-9 search and rescue crew search team Kym Roldan, of Mt. Morris, and Pat Waugh, of Flint, send Brandy, a six-year-old lab, on the search for Ken Gruno, 27, miles from where he was last seen in Otisville on Jan. 1, 2014. After months of searching, Gruno's body was discovered in a small pond about a mile away from where he was last seen. 

    4. Snow and ice covers a parking lot in downtown Flint on Jan. 3, 2014.