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Governor Signs Law w/ Hune's Amendment to Ban Tesla Direct Sales

News Photo 10/21/14 - Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law tighter restrictions to prohibit electric car maker Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in Michigan – a raw deal in which the company feels a local legislator played a role. Earlier this month, both houses of the Legislature passed HB 5606 but a last-minute amendment sponsored by Republican Senator Joe Hune of Hamburg Township was added involving transaction fees for dealers. The amendment requires all automakers to sell through franchised dealers and was backed by the Michigan Auto Dealers Association. Tesla has said it was unfairly targeted by the amendment and earlier pointed out on a blog that Hune is a beneficiary of the association's campaign and his wife works for a lobbying firm that has represented the association. Hune has told WHMI his amendment simply clarified that all companies would be treated the same as everyone else. A link to the company's earlier blog post about Hune's amendment is below. More details can also be found in a WHMI article dated Monday, October 20th. (JM)
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Cell Phone Video Creates Questions Over Judge's Volunteer

News Photo 10/21/14 - A video shot in Milford Township is leading to accusations that an Oakland County District Court Judge has violated state guidelines. The cell-phone video, obtained by the Detroit Free Press, shows a man identified as David Whipple placing signs for Novi District Court Judge Brian MacKenzie in front of sign of Travis Reed, who is challenging MacKenzie in the November 4th general election. Whipple is a convicted felon with a long history of drunken driving and other offenses, including fraud and forging a driver’s license. He is currently under restrictions by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office to only drive if going to work, therapy or to a doctor's appointment. However, Whipple has been driving to the Novi courthouse several times a week to work as an unpaid volunteer clerk in Judge MacKenzie's courtroom. MacKenzie defended the practice of using Whipple as a volunteer, claiming that he’d been assured by Whipple that he was allowed to drive as part of performing "community service." But state officials say community service using a restricted license must be ordered by a judge, and that has not happened in this case. MacKenzie says Whipple’s past criminal activity was due to ongoing substance abuse, but he’s been sober for six years. (JK)
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Program Aims To Teach Survival Skills In Shooting Scenario

News Photo 10/21/14 - If an armed intruder walked into your workplace or school, would you know how to respond? That’s a question behind a training exercise later this year in Brighton. An exercise hosted by Michigan State Police from the Brighton Post will be held in December and put on by the ALICE Training Institute. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The program aims to change how not only schools but hospitals, places of worship and businesses respond to armed intruder events in public places. The focus is on proactive strategies to hopefully increase chances of survival. A similar program was held at the vacant Lindbom Elementary School in August. The two-day exercise costs $595 per person and will be held December 17th and 18th at the Brighton Police Department. It is open to anyone interested in learning how to respond to an armed intruder and will feature classroom instruction before culminating with a variety of live training scenarios. You’ll find details through the link below. Or you can call Trooper Andrew Knapp for details at 810-227-1051. (JK)
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Brighton DDA Votes to Negotiate Purchase of Parking Lot Site

News Photo 10/21/14 - The Brighton Downtown Development Authority voted at its regular meeting Tuesday to begin negotiations toward the purchase of property for a new downtown parking lot. The DDA went into closed session to discuss the proposed deal, and declined afterward to specify where the property is located or how many parking spaces could be created. However, Mayor Jim Muzzin tells WHMI the property is located in the center of downtown near the intersection of Grand River and Main Street. Muzzin says the action is an attempt to address the constant dilemma of a lack of sufficient parking in the downtown area. He says the city wants to be able to buy the property over a period of time to soften the impact on the DDA budget – perhaps via a land contract. The DDA also discussed the planned parking lot just west of the CSX Railroad tracks on West Main. The city plans to enter into a lease agreement with the railroad for the property sometimes next spring and pave a portion of the site while also putting in fencing and lighting. (TT)
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Livingston County Has A Plan In Case Of Ebola Virus

Southwest Instructor Howell Schools Teacher Of The Year

Friday Marks Filing Deadline for Local Write In Candidates

Informational Meeting Planned To Explain Medicare Changes

Howell Area Motorcyclist Jailed After Police Chase

Chilson Road to Close Tuesday in Hamburg Township

Best Practices in Brighton Schools Could Boost Per Pupil Funding

Spooky Family Fun Planned in Pinckney Community Friday

Local Celebrities To Serve Up Hope For Mental Illness Sufferers

Hune's Amendment Sparks Further Conflict Of Interest Criticism

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Student Athlete of the Week 10-19-2014

Sports Photo Its time once again to recognize another outstanding performance from the Livingston County area as our Student Athlete of the Week, brought to you by Bob Maxey Ford of Howell. This week we'd like to recognize Brighton runningback Joseph Clifford as our Student Athlete of the Week. In a must win situation he stepped up for his team with possibly the best performance of the year. Clifford rushed for 260 yards and scored 6 touchdowns, keeping the Bulldogs alive for playoff eligibility. Once again we'd like to recognize Brighton runningback Joseph Clifford as our Student Athlete of the Week. Congratulations on an outstanding performance from Bob Maxey Ford of Howell and WHMI, Livingston County's own 93-5.

Game Night Schedule 10-24-2014

Join us this Friday night for the regular season finale of WHMI Game Night. Sideline reports and live high school footbal scores from across the Livingston County area at 15 and 45 past the hour, as teams take their last shot at making the playoffs.

High School Football

South Lyon @ Brighton, Byron @ Flint Beecher, Jackson Northwest @ Dexter, Lansing Waverly @ Fowlerville, Northville @ Grand Blanc, Hartland @ Salem, Holly @ Ortonville-Brandon, Howell @ Novi, Fenton @ Linden, Milford @ White Lake Lakeland, Portland St. Patrick @ Morrice, Pinckney @ South Lyon East, Stockbridge @ Flat Rock, Webberville @ Burr Oak, Whitmore Lake @ Morenci, Lake Fenton @ Williamston.
Michigan Headlines

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law tighter restrictions to prohibit electric car maker Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in Michigan. The governor's move Tuesday is welcomed by mainline automakers and dealerships that say all manufacturers should follow the same rules. Tesla has said the "anti-competitive" bill would definitively prohibit it from selling directly to Michigan consumers because it doesn't have franchised dealerships. Tesla warns it may be unable to even open a viewing gallery in Michigan under the legislation.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land's father was among Michigan residents who gave heavily last month to a conservative group that has spent at least $4 million on TV ads against Democrat Gary Peters. The Ending Spending super PAC reported it received $500,000 from Paul Land, who developed the family's business of apartment complexes in western Michigan.

DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit plans to sell 13 million pounds of copper wire from its public lighting operation. Financial consultant Gaurav Malhotra testified in Detroit's bankruptcy trial that the city is budgeting for $25 million over six years from such a sale, but the scrapped metal could bring in about $40 million. Detroit is phasing its electricity service over to DTE Energy Co.

DETROIT (AP) - The makers of "Motown the Musical" have held an open casting call in some hallowed ground for the legendary label. Hundreds of people of all ages tried out for the ongoing Broadway show and national tour, opening this week at Detroit's Fisher Theatre. Detroit's opening night is Wednesday.

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Livingston County Events

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Thursday, October 23Fabulous Fall Fest

Thursday, October 23Reagan Day Dinner

Thursday, October 23The VINA Dental Tailgate

Friday, October 24Pinckney Halloween Spooktacular

Friday, October 24Boo Bash & Splash

Friday, October 24Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 24Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 24Old School Movie Night

Friday, October 24Boogie Woogie Piano Concert with Bob Milne

Friday, October 24The Witches Halloween Play

Friday, October 24Oktoberfest Dinner

Saturday, October 25Pinckney Farmers' Market

Saturday, October 25Dance Project/Masquerade Dance

Saturday, October 25Legend of Sleepy Howell

Saturday, October 25Howell Eagles Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25Croppin' for a Cure

Saturday, October 25Headless Horseman 5K/10K and Monster Mile

Saturday, October 25LSO Fall Concert

Saturday, October 25Harvest Dinner

Saturday, October 25Wild Game Dinner

Saturday, October 25Brighton Farmers’ Market

Saturday, October 25Party at the Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 25Smash Diabetes at Howell Elks

Saturday, October 25Hope for Heroes Halloween Party

Saturday, October 25Ten Thousand Villages Craft Fair

Saturday, October 25Hartland Farmers' Market

Saturday, October 25JumpStart Jump Rope Workshop

Saturday, October 25Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Veterans

Sunday, October 26Skate with the Dollz

Sunday, October 26Howell Farmers’ Market

Sunday, October 26Green Oak Farmers' Market

Sunday, October 26Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 26Special Bingo to Aid Cancer Research

Wednesday, October 29Howell HS College Night

Thursday, October 30BHS/SMS Choir Concert at BCPA

Friday, October 31Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 31Events at Brighton District Library

Friday, October 31Trick or Treat on Barnard Street

Friday, October 31Events at Howell Library

Friday, October 31Halloween Party

Friday, October 31Events at Pinckney Library

Friday, October 31Events at Hartland Library

Saturday, November 1Craft Show

Saturday, November 1Fall Celebration to Benefit Family Impact Center

Saturday, November 1Annual Turkey Dinner

Saturday, November 1Greektown Casino Outing

Sunday, November 2St. Mary's Breakfast

Wednesday, November 5Howell Library Hosts "A Thousand Letters Home"

Wednesday, November 5UMC Harvest Supper

Thursday, November 6Kaleidoscope Pop Up Art Gallery

Thursday, November 6Who'll Let the Dogs Out?

Thursday, November 6Livingston County Genealogical Society Meeting

Friday, November 7Parker Middle School Madrigal Dinner

Friday, November 7Turkey Bingo

Friday, November 7USMC Birthday Ball

Friday, November 7Treasures & Treats Bazaar

Friday, November 7Chicken, Fish & Rib Dinner

Saturday, November 8Holiday Craft Show

Saturday, November 8Trinity Mini Mall & Crafts

Saturday, November 8Veterans Dinner

Saturday, November 8Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 8Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 8Day of Hope

Monday, November 10"Noises OFF!" Auditions

Tuesday, November 11Veterans Assembly At Howell High School

Tuesday, November 11Grief to New Hope Workshop

Tuesday, November 11Fundraiser for Shannon Watts

Tuesday, November 11Veterans Day Ceremony & Luncheon

Tuesday, November 11Family Law & Divorce Seminar

Thursday, November 13Muir Middle School Ladies' Night Out

Thursday, November 13Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Performed in Hartland

Friday, November 14Benefit for Michael Grossmeyer

Saturday, November 15Buck Pole

Saturday, November 15Holiday Fundraiser for Youth Connection Services

Saturday, November 15Southern Fried Chicks at BCPA

Saturday, November 15Hamburg Holiday Bazaar

Wednesday, November 19Kids Against Hunger

Thursday, November 20Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show

Saturday, November 22Autumn Harvest Craft Fair

Friday, November 28Fantasy Art Show

Friday, November 28Fantasy of Lights in Downtown Howell

Saturday, November 29Christian Songwriters Lunch

Saturday, November 29Love INC Benefit Concert

Sunday, December 7CUUB's Care & Share Fair

Saturday, December 13Gift Boutique

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