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Monday, April 24
Truck Driver Jailed After Crash Kills Two & Critically Injures Another

Truck Driver Jailed After Crash Kills Two & Critically Injures Another

One of the vehicles, a 1997 Ford Escort, was completely destroyed in the crash after the truck rolled over on top of it. Read Full Article
 
Congressman Chaffetz Visits Howell For Fundraising Event

Congressman Chaffetz Visits Howell For Fundraising Event

The Utah Republican took part in a “Pizza and Politics” fundraiser Saturday afternoon at the Block Brewery in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Sentenced For Pointing Gun In Road Rage Incident

Fowlerville Man Sentenced For Pointing Gun In Road Rage Incident

Steven Michael Burke of Fowlerville was charged after he pointed a handgun at a woman while traveling on I-96 in November. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Considering Two New Plants To Treat Water

Lyon Township Considering Two New Plants To Treat Water

Northern Ohio-based Artesians of Pioneer presented a plan to the Board of Trustees that would allow the township to keep control of water rates. Read Full Article
 
Brighton DDA Approves Budget Including Road Projects

Brighton DDA Approves Budget Including Road Projects

The 2017-18 DDA budget is expected to be adopted as part of the city’s overall budget following a public hearing at the May 4th council meeting. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, April 23
Fatal Semi Crash Closes Southbound US-23 For 7 Hours

Fatal Semi Crash Closes Southbound US-23 For 7 Hours

One of the vehicles, a gold Ford Escort, was completely destroyed in the crash after the truck rolled over on top of it. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Holds Mill Pond Cleanup Day, Arbor Day, Earth Day

Brighton Holds Mill Pond Cleanup Day, Arbor Day, Earth Day

Abut 100 volunteers worked to clean up the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton Saturday as part of Earth Day. Read Full Article
 
Event In Linden Monday To Honor Vietnam-Era Veterans

Event In Linden Monday To Honor Vietnam-Era Veterans

A formal Vietnam veteran lapel pinning ceremony will be held in Linden Monday in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the war. Read Full Article
 
Longtime WHMI Sports Director Dave Johnson Dies At Age 48

Longtime WHMI Sports Director Dave Johnson Dies At Age 48

He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, which had already spread to his spine and liver.
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Saturday, April 22
New Traffic Pattern Coming To 6 Mile & North Territorial Road Wednesday

New Traffic Pattern Coming To 6 Mile & North Territorial Road Wednesday

A new traffic pattern is being put in place while the southbound US-23 off-ramp to North Territorial will close for one month. Read Full Article
 
Final Details Wrapping Up As New Medical Center Prepares To Open

Final Details Wrapping Up As New Medical Center Prepares To Open

The Ascension Medical Center in Genoa Township will open and begin accepting patients May 5th. Read Full Article
 
Trial Resumes Monday For Former Youth Leader Accused of Sexual Relationship With Teen

Trial Resumes Monday For Former Youth Leader Accused of Sexual Relationship With Teen

36-year-old Kendra Brown is charged in connection to an alleged relationship she had with a 15-year-old boy. Read Full Article
 
Milford Residents Offered Free Shuttle & Admission To DIA

Milford Residents Offered Free Shuttle & Admission To DIA

Free bus transportation and general admission to the Detroit Institute of Arts next weekend is available for Milford residents.
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Brighton City Hall Getting New Carpet, New Roof Approved For DPW Building

Brighton City Hall Getting New Carpet, New Roof Approved For DPW Building

City Council met Thursday and approved two bids while also reserving some funds for Brighton’s 150th birthday celebration. Read Full Article
 
Friday, April 21
Local Police Agencies To Participate In Mock Shooter Training

Local Police Agencies To Participate In Mock Shooter Training

Police agencies from all over Livingston County will be taking part in training exercises at a local movie theater for the next two Mondays. Read Full Article
 
Minivan Occupants Sought In Genoa Break-Ins

Minivan Occupants Sought In Genoa Break-Ins

The incidents are believed to have occurred between 8:45am and 10am on Wednesday, April 19th. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures On US-23 Next Week Between 8 Mile & Silver Lake Road

Lane Closures On US-23 Next Week Between 8 Mile & Silver Lake Road

Lane closures are planned next week on a stretch of US-23 in Livingston County for concrete patch work. Read Full Article
 
Job Fair Draws In Enthusiastic Employers & Potential Employees

Job Fair Draws In Enthusiastic Employers & Potential Employees

Livingston County Michigan Works Director Bill Sleight says across the board, there is a demand in a number of fields. Read Full Article
 
Jim Tester Named Brighton Police Officer Of The Year

Jim Tester Named Brighton Police Officer Of The Year

Jim Tester has been named the Brighton Police Dept. Police Officer of the Year for 2016. Read Full Article
 
Church Seeks Volunteers To Pack 500,000 Meals For Starving Kids

Church Seeks Volunteers To Pack 500,000 Meals For Starving Kids

Volunteers are still needed for the two-day event running April 29th and 30th. Read Full Article
 
Hearing To Determine Whether Dog Involved In Fatal Attack Should Be Euthanized

Hearing To Determine Whether Dog Involved In Fatal Attack Should Be Euthanized

A local judge will decide what should happen to the dog considered responsible for the death of another dog in the fatal attack. Read Full Article
 
Tea Party Activist Files Another Complaint Against Hartland Schools

Tea Party Activist Files Another Complaint Against Hartland Schools

Two campaign-finance complaints have been against the Hartland school district by Tea Party activist Wes Nakagiri- the latest involving a board mailing.
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Lahring Road Bridge Demolition This Weekend, Closures On US-23

Lahring Road Bridge Demolition This Weekend, Closures On US-23

Bridge demolition work will result in overnight closures on US-23 as part of the Lahring Road repairs in Fenton. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, April 20
US-23 To Close At North Territorial Road Monday

US-23 To Close At North Territorial Road Monday

A section of US-23 will be completely closed to traffic, resulting in detours for motorists. Read Full Article
 
Local Judge's Affair With Murder Trial Detective Getting International Attention

Local Judge's Affair With Murder Trial Detective Getting International Attention

The Japanese-based morning television show Tokodane is featuring the story of 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan and her affair with a police detective. Read Full Article
 
Residents Against Rover Pipeline Expand Fight Through Strategy and Support

Residents Against Rover Pipeline Expand Fight Through Strategy and Support

ET Rover Go Home has recently begun to reach out to other entities and agencies to build their movement in hopes of making a greater impact. Read Full Article
 
Glow Run To Raise Funds For Specialized Food Service Training

Glow Run To Raise Funds For Specialized Food Service Training

The run, which is being put on for Torch 180 by the Howell High School Interact Club, will include hundreds of dollars of free prizes scattered throughout the course. Read Full Article
 
Man Receives Prison For Role In Numerous Car Break-Ins

Man Receives Prison For Role In Numerous Car Break-Ins

John Garcia-Stowe was charged following a rash of car break-ins in a Brighton neighborhood last August. Read Full Article
 
Community Pizza Party Friday Night To Benefit Relay For Life

Community Pizza Party Friday Night To Benefit Relay For Life

Community members are encouraged to take the night off from cooking to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Read Full Article
 
As Lawsuit Proceeds, Brighton Twp. Looks To Update Sewer Action Plan

As Lawsuit Proceeds, Brighton Twp. Looks To Update Sewer Action Plan

Brighton Township officials are working to update the municipality’s sanitary sewer system’s action plan, but some residents are saying too little, too late. Read Full Article
 
LACASA-Sponsored Events Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault

LACASA-Sponsored Events Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault

LACASA promotes awareness about sexual assault each year and will once again contribute to their campaign with some annual events. Read Full Article
 
Leadership Livingston Event To Raise Funds For Youth Crisis Relief Project

Leadership Livingston Event To Raise Funds For Youth Crisis Relief Project

A group of local leaders has organized a sock hop event to gather donations of items for young children impacted by crisis.
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Wednesday, April 19
US-23 Bridge Work Set To Resume

US-23 Bridge Work Set To Resume

The project originally started last September as part of a $2.2 million investment by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Read Full Article
 
Caroline Street Extension To Begin In Fenton

Caroline Street Extension To Begin In Fenton

The project will install a road from Leroy Street to Walnut Street this summer. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Figure Skaters Competing In 2017 Nations' Cup

Hartland Figure Skaters Competing In 2017 Nations' Cup

Hartland's Harmony Theatre Company is participating in the international event being held in Ann Arbor. Read Full Article
 
Local Volunteers To Be Recognized During National Volunteer Week

Local Volunteers To Be Recognized During National Volunteer Week

Community members who lend their time and talents to give back to local causes will be recognized April 23rd through the 29th. Read Full Article
 
Tornado Drill Today To Coincide With Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill Today To Coincide With Severe Weather Awareness Week

A tornado siren is scheduled to sound off this afternoon and Livingston County residents are encouraged to take action by participating in the voluntary statewide drill at 1pm.
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Constituents Organize Clothesline Protest Against Congressman Bishop

Constituents Organize Clothesline Protest Against Congressman Bishop

Some 8th District constituents allege Congressman Mike Bishop is hanging them out to dry and have organized a clothesline protest. Read Full Article
 
Williamston Woman Charged With Stealing From Memorial Statue Fund

Williamston Woman Charged With Stealing From Memorial Statue Fund

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the charges Tuesday against 80-year-old Maria Louisa Mason. Read Full Article
 
Help The Livingston County Animal Shelter "Empty The Shelter"

Help The Livingston County Animal Shelter "Empty The Shelter"

The Shelter is joining others across Michigan in saving pets lives and finding them new homes on April 29th. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, April 18
Plans for Proposed Senior Citizen Development in Brighton Twp. Move Forward

Plans for Proposed Senior Citizen Development in Brighton Twp. Move Forward

"Encore Village", proposed senior citizen residential facility and multi-unit development, is one step closer in the process toward approval. Read Full Article
 
Report Says Livingston Child Poverty Rate Remains Low As It Rises Statewide

Report Says Livingston Child Poverty Rate Remains Low As It Rises Statewide

As child poverty continues to increase across Michigan, a new report indicates a different trend in Livingston County.
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Regional Job Fair Set Thursday At Crystal Gardens

Regional Job Fair Set Thursday At Crystal Gardens

Over 45 area employers will be recruiting candidates for hundreds of job openings. Read Full Article
 
Residents Reminded To Have Utilities Marked Before Digging In Yard

Residents Reminded To Have Utilities Marked Before Digging In Yard

As local residents prepare to take on outdoor spring projects, Consumers Energy is reminding the community about the importance of safe digging. Read Full Article
 
2-Year-Old Injured In Lawnmower Accident

2-Year-Old Injured In Lawnmower Accident

A Livingston County child suffered traumatic injuries after being struck by a lawnmower Monday.

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"Ribs On The River" Event To Honor Late Ron Savage

"Ribs On The River" Event To Honor Late Ron Savage

Milford officials approved a new barbecue event in Central Park this summer to honor the late Ron Savage – although not as organizers had hoped.
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Cleary University Joins National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Cleary University Joins National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Once it becomes a full NAIA member, Cleary officials will look to join a conference. It currently is an independent. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Who Assaulted Girlfriend and Set Home On Fire Receives Prison

Local Man Who Assaulted Girlfriend and Set Home On Fire Receives Prison

Sentencing has been handed down to a Howell man who assaulted his girlfriend and started a fire after the altercation in the garage of the home they shared. Read Full Article
 
Monday, April 17
Health Department Warns Of Possible Measles Exposure At Local Facilities

Health Department Warns Of Possible Measles Exposure At Local Facilities

Livingston County residents are being advised of potential measles exposure to at a local restaurant and health care facility. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Adjourned For Former Auto Shop Employee Jailed For Illicit Photos

Hearing Adjourned For Former Auto Shop Employee Jailed For Illicit Photos

A hearing has been delayed for a Williamston man authorities say photographed women in the bathroom at the Brighton auto shop he worked at. Read Full Article
 
Earth Day Cleanup And Celebration Planned At Millpond

Earth Day Cleanup And Celebration Planned At Millpond

The first of many cleanups starts at 8am on April 22, followed by a family friendly celebration from 11-3. Read Full Article
 
5K Obstacle Course Fundraiser Coming To Mt. Brighton

5K Obstacle Course Fundraiser Coming To Mt. Brighton

13 obstacles await adventurous runners at the ski slope on May 20th. Read Full Article
 
Grand River Maintenance Project Starts Today In Brighton

Grand River Maintenance Project Starts Today In Brighton

Construction is slated to get underway today on Grand River in the City of Brighton.

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Officials Warn Of Exposure To Measles At Two Ann Arbor Restaurants

Officials Warn Of Exposure To Measles At Two Ann Arbor Restaurants

Officials in Washtenaw County are warning the public that people may have been exposed to the disease at two Ann Arbor restaurants recently. Read Full Article
 
Local Women's Group Looks To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

Local Women's Group Looks To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

An event in Brighton later this month will inform the community about an issue that hits closer to home than what some may realize. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board to Establish Committees to Recommend to Full Board

Brighton School Board to Establish Committees to Recommend to Full Board

The Brighton school board will establish two committees to brainstorm problems in individual areas before making recommendations to the full board. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, April 16
Howell Superintendent To Deliver 2nd Annual State Of The District Address

Howell Superintendent To Deliver 2nd Annual State Of The District Address

An event later this month will offer the community an update on the current status of the Howell Public Schools district.
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Noted Analyst And Award Winning Journalist To Keynote Democrat Dinner

Noted Analyst And Award Winning Journalist To Keynote Democrat Dinner

Jack Lessenberry will be the featured speaker at the Livingston County Democrats' 34th Annual Winans Dinner. Read Full Article
 
Committee Plans on Distributing Pamphlets for Better State Funding of Local Communities

Committee Plans on Distributing Pamphlets for Better State Funding of Local Communities

Brighton's 150th Anniversary celebration this year will include a little political activism calling for increased state funding of local communities. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, April 15
Man Enters Plea In Case Of Fatal Crash That Killed Hamburg Police Sergeant

Man Enters Plea In Case Of Fatal Crash That Killed Hamburg Police Sergeant

Because Steven Kelty did not have a license, prosecutors say he had his brother purchase and register a car for him, which he was driving at the time of the crash. Read Full Article
 
Lahring Road Repairs At US-23 In Fenton Start Monday

Lahring Road Repairs At US-23 In Fenton Start Monday

Repairs to the Lahring Road overpass at southbound US-23 in the Fenton area are starting up Monday.
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Deadline To File Taxes Is Tuesday

Deadline To File Taxes Is Tuesday

Local procrastinators shouldn’t freak out if they haven't finished their taxes yet – last minute filers get a reprieve until Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Friday, April 14
Plea Deal Offered To Howell Student Who Threatened To Shoot Up School

Plea Deal Offered To Howell Student Who Threatened To Shoot Up School

If Hiler does not accept a plea deal and is convicted on the current charges, she faces up to 20 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Resident Second Confirmed Measles Case

Livingston County Resident Second Confirmed Measles Case

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the state’s second measles case of 2017 is an adult Livingston County resident.
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Plans Moving Forward for Brighton 150th Birthday Celebration

Plans Moving Forward for Brighton 150th Birthday Celebration

This summer, Brighton’s 150th anniversary celebration will take place, and the 150th Birthday Committee met Thursday evening to discuss the activities that are scheduled. Read Full Article
 
Lake Fenton Sailor Earns Department Of The Navy Tester Award

Lake Fenton Sailor Earns Department Of The Navy Tester Award

Lieutenant Commander Thomas Dill has earned the Department of the Navy Tester Award. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Twp. Park Improvement Project Moves Forward

Hartland Twp. Park Improvement Project Moves Forward

Site plans for Heritage and Settler's Park have been approved and officials say the parks' projects are ready to go out to bid. Read Full Article
 
Controversial Author David Barton Speaks To Area Republicans

Controversial Author David Barton Speaks To Area Republicans

Barton, head of WallBuilder, delivered the keynote address at the GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Read Full Article
 
Local Youth Advocate Named 2017's Champion for Children

Local Youth Advocate Named 2017's Champion for Children

A local individual has been recognized for her dedication to helping children in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, April 13
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Receives “A” Grade for Patient Safety

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Receives “A” Grade for Patient Safety

A local hospital is being recognized for patient safety. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council Discusses Poor Road Conditions At Budget Session

Brighton City Council Discusses Poor Road Conditions At Budget Session

Revenue is the missing equation in fixing the decaying state of the city's roads. Read Full Article
 
Intoxicated Man Who Entered Local School Wearing Body Armor Receives Jail

Intoxicated Man Who Entered Local School Wearing Body Armor Receives Jail

Authorities say when George Brenizer came to visit a student at Charyl Stockwell Academy in Hartland Township, he was wearing body armor and acting suspiciously. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Looking To Stop Potential Medical Marijuana Facilities

Handy Township Looking To Stop Potential Medical Marijuana Facilities

The Board of Trustees is looking at removing an ordinance that would allow facilities into commercial or industrial zones. Read Full Article
 
Fitness Challenge Will Benefit Disabled Veterans

Fitness Challenge Will Benefit Disabled Veterans

Participants will be challenged with a number of various exercises to help the Disabled Veterans of Howell. Read Full Article
 
Activist Alleges Hartland Consolidated Schools Violating Election Law

Activist Alleges Hartland Consolidated Schools Violating Election Law

A local activist is accusing Hartland Consolidated Schools of violating election law related to a building and site sinking fund proposal.
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Softball Team's Veterans Game Raises Funds For Wounded Warriors

Softball Team's Veterans Game Raises Funds For Wounded Warriors

Pinckney’s high school varsity softball team played Brighton in a double header with a philanthropic mission to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man's Trial On Child Sexual Assault Delayed Until October

Fenton Man's Trial On Child Sexual Assault Delayed Until October

41-year-old Robert Lee Dennis was bound over in February to stand trial in Genesee County Circuit Court on eight counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Read Full Article
 
Huron River Revivalists Holding Fundraiser Concert

Huron River Revivalists Holding Fundraiser Concert

The fundraiser will help the after-school music group from Pinckney Community High School with a scholarship and new music books. Read Full Article
 
Belleville to join KLAA for 2017-18

Belleville to join KLAA for 2017-18

The addition of Belleville eases the travel burden on most of the league's schools. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, April 12
New Counts Filed Against Fowlerville Man Charged In Boy's Death

New Counts Filed Against Fowlerville Man Charged In Boy's Death

The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Department says 49-year-old Robert Earl Wilson's minivan hit the car a 10-year-old boy was in, killing him. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Participating In Statewide Tornado Drill April 19th

Livingston County Participating In Statewide Tornado Drill April 19th

Livingston County residents, agencies and first responders will be taking part in next week’s statewide tornado drill. Read Full Article
 
Former Governor John Engler To Headline Charyl Stockwell Academy's Anniversary Event

Former Governor John Engler To Headline Charyl Stockwell Academy's Anniversary Event

The man who launched the charter school movement in Michigan will headline the culminating event for the Charyl Stockwell Academy in Howell. Read Full Article
 
City Of Howell Adopts Arbor Day Resolution; Celebration Event Planned

City Of Howell Adopts Arbor Day Resolution; Celebration Event Planned

The Howell City Council adopted an Arbor Day resolution during Monday night’s meeting.
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8th District Town Hall Meeting, Sans Bishop, Draws Large Crowd

8th District Town Hall Meeting, Sans Bishop, Draws Large Crowd

Around 500 people attended a grassroots meeting in Genoa Township held to discuss concerns pertinent to residents of the 8th Congressional District. Read Full Article
 
Resident Hoping To Bring Uber To Livingston County

Resident Hoping To Bring Uber To Livingston County

Brighton's Jordan Genso has targeted May 8th as a day for all interested in the taxi-alternative to let Uber know their service is wanted locally. Read Full Article
 
Howell Board of Education Passes Resolution In Support Of Early College Program

Howell Board of Education Passes Resolution In Support Of Early College Program

Howell Public Schools is working with the county intermediate looking to launch an early college program for students next year. Read Full Article
 
Overnight Lane Closures Continue For Ongoing US-23 Construction

Overnight Lane Closures Continue For Ongoing US-23 Construction

The Michigan Department of Transportation has updated its schedule for lane closures on paving work on US-23 between 8 Mile Road and M-36/9 Mile Road. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, April 11
Sheriff's Office Completes Investigation Into December Pileup On I-96

Sheriff's Office Completes Investigation Into December Pileup On I-96

The investigation into a massive pileup on I-96 in Livingston County last December that left three people dead has been completed.
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Plans Move Forward For Proposed Credit Union In Genoa Township

Plans Move Forward For Proposed Credit Union In Genoa Township

The Lake Trust Credit Union would be located to the east of Aubree's Pizzeria and Grill, north of Grand River Avenue. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School District May Establish 5th Year High School Program

Brighton School District May Establish 5th Year High School Program

The Brighton school board will likely establish a fifth year high school program in the fall whereby students will be able to earn an associates degree in specific disciplines. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Softball Game To Benefit Wounded Veterans

Pinckney Softball Game To Benefit Wounded Veterans

The festivities begin at 3:45 p.m., with a seven gun salute and a veteran who will throw out the game’s first pitch. Read Full Article
 
U.S. Air Force Offers High Praise To Howell Junior ROTC Unit

U.S. Air Force Offers High Praise To Howell Junior ROTC Unit

Howell High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps unit received the highest rating a unit can attain. Read Full Article
 
Bishop Holds Listening Sessions Amid Constituent Dissatisfaction

Bishop Holds Listening Sessions Amid Constituent Dissatisfaction

Congressman Mike Bishop answered questions and defended his stance on several issues to 8th District constituents during several gatherings in Brighton Monday. Read Full Article
 
Supreme Court Denies District's Appeal In Former Administrator's Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies District's Appeal In Former Administrator's Lawsuit

The state’s highest court won’t hear an appeal in a lawsuit filed against Hartland Consolidated Schools by a former administrator.
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Syrup Spill Turns Foamy At Pepsi Bottling Plant In Howell

Syrup Spill Turns Foamy At Pepsi Bottling Plant In Howell

A strange type of spill at the Pepsi Bottling Plant overwhelmed its sewer system last month but was contained.
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Wholesale Motorsports In Brighton Robbed

Wholesale Motorsports In Brighton Robbed

A Brighton business was robbed this month and is offering a cash reward for information.
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Brighton High School Displays Excellence in Athletic Competition

Brighton High School Displays Excellence in Athletic Competition

Brighton High School just completed its winter sports program, where it won many honors, including a Division I state championship in hockey. Read Full Article