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Committee Says Putnam Policing Sufficient, Recommends Survey

News Photo 4/23/14 - Putnam Township does not need extra police protection, but it would be beneficial if the residents were willing to pay for it. That was the determination of the township’s Police Protection Committee last night. The committee was established to examine whether the 40 hours a week of dedicated patrols by the Sheriff’s Department are sufficient, or if full time patrols from the Pinckney Police Department are warranted. After several weeks of discussions with stakeholders including Undersheriff Mike Murphy, Pinckney police Chief Jeff Newton, and Pinckney Schools Superintendent Rick Todd, the committee decided that additional patrols would be a quality of life improvement. However, they said the data on crime in the township does not justify paying for more than 40 hours a week of patrols, and the committee’s recommendation to the township board will be to continue to contract with the Sheriff’s Department. However, that is not the end of the issue. Committee Chair Pat Carney tells WHMI they are also recommending that the township seek public input on the issue through a professional survey company to determine if residents are willing to pay for 24-7 patrols. The upgrade would cost an estimated $800,000, doubling the size of the department and likely requiring a property tax of about 2.6 mills throughout the township and Village of Pinckney. While this would be an increase for most residents, it would be a substantial decrease in property taxes for those who live inside the village who already pay 6 mills for police protection. (TD)
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Two Republicans, Four Dems File Last Minute For Local Races

News Photo 4/23/14 - The local races for the US House of Representatives and the county commission got some last-minute candidates before the filing deadline yesterday. With incumbent Mike Rogers resigning his 8th District seat in Congress, a total of seven candidates are vying for his spot. Three of them registered yesterday before the deadline to submit. Among them were Rochester Hills Republican Bryan Barnett as well as Democrats Jeffrey Hank and Eric Schertzing, both of East Lansing. In the race for the county commission, three more new candidates joined yesterday before the filing deadline. Donald Pushies and James Delcamp completed the Democratic roster, which now includes one candidate for each of the nine seats on the board. Republican Douglas Helzerman also joined the race last-minute and will challenge incumbent Ron VanHouten for the District 4 seat in the August primary. No eleventh-hour candidates joined the races for the local state senate and state house seats. (TD)
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Last-Minute Candidates Join Race For County Commission

Local Attorney Files to Run for 53rd District Court Seat

Citing Rise In Activity, City Of Howell Takes Back Building Services

Howell City Council Votes to Remove 16 Mini-Circles

Sheriff's Department Establishing New Rate For Dedicated Patrols

"Parents Who Host, Lose the Most" Campaign to Kick-Off Thursday

Genoa's Giant Bunny Hop Falls Short Of New World Record

Hartland Fire Authority Seeks Teens To Train As Cadets

Firefighters Battle Suspicious Wild Fire in South Lyon Sunday

Police Identify Whitmore Lake Man Killed in Sunday Crash

Howell Boy Featured on The Steve Harvey Show Tuesday

Rochester Hills Man Leads Police On Low-Speed Chase In Highland

Former Howell Resident Heads Up Job Effort in West Africa

Tight Security For Fenton Women & Runners at Boston Marathon

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Former Deputy Set for Trial

Orr Spokesman Totals Car in Green Oak Township

Plans Made for Annual "Fill the Gazebo" Food Collection Drive

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Bob Maxey Ford Of Howell Student Athlete Of The Week

Sports Photo This week we would like to recognize Hartland softball player Katie Singer. Singer pitched a perfect game in the Eagles ten to zero win over Wayne. Not only was she flawless on the mound but contributed to the offense as well going three for four with three RBI’s. She followed that up by scoring a pair of runs with two hits and two RBI’s in the second half of the double header. She is off to a great start this season and has been a big reason the team has a record of four and two. Once again we would like to recognize Hartland softball player Katie Singer 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.
Michigan Headlines

IONIA, Mich. (AP) - A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February faces a court hearing Wednesday on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges. Michael Elliot is being arraigned in Ionia District Court. Elliot was captured Feb. 3 in LaPorte County, Ind., one day after escaping from Ionia Correctional Facility in western Michigan. Authorities say the 40-year-old slipped under gates and made holes in fences to get away before carjacking a woman in Ionia. The woman escaped in Indiana.

DETROIT (AP) - Federal regulators are investigating the 2014 Chevrolet Impala after a driver reported that the emergency braking system activated multiple times without warning. The driver says that in one instance, the Impala was traveling at 40 miles per hour with no one in front of it when the brakes activated. The car was struck in the rear by another vehicle. No injuries were reported.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a decision that favored a Florida woman as guardian for grandchildren in Michigan. The court says Lori Scribner doesn't get an advantage under state law just because she's a relative. The children are age 12 and under and have been in foster care for five years. Foster parents want to adopt them. The case is returning to the appeals court for work on other issues.

DETROIT (AP) - A woman who successfully sued the University of Michigan over racial preferences says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state ban on using race in university admissions is a "great victory" for voters and the state. Jennifer Gratz says the ruling is good news for university applicants who will know they're being accepted or rejected based on merit. The justices ruled 6-2 that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

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Livingston County Events

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Thursday, April 24Parents Who Host Lose the Most Kick Off

Thursday, April 24Cinderella's Closet

Saturday, April 26Mom to Mom Sale Home/Based Business Expo

Saturday, April 26Faith Medical Clinic Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Saturday, April 26Broadway's Best Concert

Saturday, April 26Walk/Rally For Autism

Saturday, April 26Aguanko - Cuban Jazz

Saturday, April 26Grand Equestrian Scrap Metal Fundraiser

Sunday, April 27Jason Hull Family Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 30Spring Salad Luncheon

Wednesday, April 30Events at Pinckney Library

Wednesday, April 30Empowered & Diagnosed with Autism

Wednesday, April 30Events at Hamburg Township Library

Wednesday, April 30Events at Howell Library

Wednesday, April 30Diaper Drive

Wednesday, April 30Comedy Show Benefit

Wednesday, April 30Events at Brighton District Library

Wednesday, April 30Events at Hartland Library

Thursday, May 1American Car Heritage Car Show

Thursday, May 1St. Mary Children’s Clothing Exchange

Thursday, May 1Downtown Howell Tour & Lunch

Thursday, May 1Heritage Days Festival Volunteers Needed

Friday, May 2Spring Rummage Sale

Friday, May 2Mom Prom

Friday, May 2Fenton Community Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday, May 3Pitch, Hit, and Run

Saturday, May 3Large Item Trash Day in Cohoctah

Saturday, May 3Oceola Township Spring Clean-Up Day

Saturday, May 3Wounded Warrior Project Benefit Dinner

Saturday, May 3Relay For Life in Hartland

Saturday, May 3Livingston County Concert Band

Saturday, May 3Dining By Design

Saturday, May 3Cinco de Mayo at Howell American Legion

Sunday, May 4Fish and Loaves Community Meal Event

Sunday, May 4St. Mary's Breakfast

Monday, May 5Auditions/Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Monday, May 5Homeschool Curriculum / Music Sale

Tuesday, May 6TOPS Take Of Pounds Sensibly

Wednesday, May 7Bike Day

Thursday, May 8Second Chance Support Network Fellowship Banquet

Friday, May 9Pheonix Players Present Just So Stories

Friday, May 9Brighton Relay for Life

Saturday, May 10Howell Eagles Benefit

Saturday, May 10Share the Love Pet Food Drive and Fundraiser

Saturday, May 10Chicken and Biscuit Supper

Saturday, May 10LSO Spring Concert

Saturday, May 10Chelsea Heart and Sole Race

Saturday, May 10LCCA's 11th Annual Run Against Drugs

Saturday, May 10Elvis Presley Tribute Show

Saturday, May 10Communty Bible Church Car Wash

Sunday, May 11Mother's Day Breakfast

Sunday, May 11Mother's Day Buffet

Sunday, May 11Howell Elks Mother's Day Buffet

Monday, May 12Arbor Hospice Volunteer Training

Monday, May 12Ladies Spring Tea

Friday, May 16Attaboy & Jason Eaton Band

Saturday, May 17Mother/Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party

Saturday, May 17Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 17Teaching Our Tradition Pow Wow

Saturday, May 17Ride to Remember

Saturday, May 17Hike to Raise Funds for the Potawatomi Trail

Saturday, May 17Howell Twp Clean-up Day

Monday, May 19Golf Palooza

Monday, May 26Hartland Memorial Day 5/10k Run

Friday, May 30More Than Just a Golf Scramble

Friday, May 30Trash to Treasure Sale

Friday, June 6Despicable Me 2 at Howell City Park

Saturday, June 7St. Patrick Shamrock 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, June 7Heritage Benefit Car Show

Saturday, June 7Marion Township Heritage Days

Sunday, June 8Boy Scout Troop 380 Golf Tournament

Monday, June 9Charity Golf Event

Tuesday, June 10Tiny Tot Olympics

Friday, June 13Drive Out Child Abuse Golf Outing

Saturday, June 14Golf Outing to Benefit Brighton Football Program

Saturday, June 14Flip and Flop Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 14Mom to Mom Sale

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