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Friday, November 24
Charges Authorized Against Fleeing Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash In Chelsea

Charges Authorized Against Fleeing Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash In Chelsea

34-year-old Jason Baase is facing charges, including 2nd degree murder, connected to the crash that claimed the life of 52-year-old Dawn Anderson. Read Full Article
 
Former Law School Dean Seeks Second Run At Sec. Of State

Former Law School Dean Seeks Second Run At Sec. Of State

If elected, Jocelyn Benson wants to work to get citizens in and out of polling stations and branch offices in 30 minutes or less. Read Full Article
 
Bob Press Appointed To Putnam Township Board

Bob Press Appointed To Putnam Township Board

A familiar face has been appointed to serve on the Putnam Township board.
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Livingston County Residents Encouraged To Shop Local

Livingston County Residents Encouraged To Shop Local

While retail giants utilize Black Friday to jump start holiday sales, Small Business Saturday is a time to support local merchants and small mom and pop stores. Read Full Article
 
Thompson Road Project Wraps Up In Fenton Township

Thompson Road Project Wraps Up In Fenton Township

Construction is finally complete on the Thompson Road widening project.
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Brighton District Library Holiday Open House Coming December 9th

Brighton District Library Holiday Open House Coming December 9th

Meet Santa, hear holiday music, and create themed crafts at the annual event from 11am to 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 23
Weekend Survival Kit Program Coming To HPS

Weekend Survival Kit Program Coming To HPS

The program will help kids in need with a meal and snacks to help them get through the weekends. Read Full Article
 
Candidates For Governor & Attorney General To Speak At Event

Candidates For Governor & Attorney General To Speak At Event

Shri Thanedar is seeking the nomination for governor, while Dana Nessel is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Read Full Article
 
Local Residents Encouraged To Opt Outside On Black Friday

Local Residents Encouraged To Opt Outside On Black Friday

Livingston County residents are being encouraged put away the leftovers and spend the day after Thanksgiving at Michigan state parks.
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Wednesday, November 22
Green Oak Man Charged After Run-In With Police, Hospital Staff

Green Oak Man Charged After Run-In With Police, Hospital Staff

24-year-old Thomas Dean Blackledge is charged with a felony count of resisting/obstructing or assaulting a police officer. Read Full Article
 
Fatal Crash Near Dexter Under Investigation

Fatal Crash Near Dexter Under Investigation

An initial investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree, coming to rest on its side. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Officials Upset After Wet Concrete Ends Up In Storm Drain

Hamburg Officials Upset After Wet Concrete Ends Up In Storm Drain

The municipality is sending an invoice to Hornet Concrete Co. Inc. to recover costs associated in cleaning up the mess. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Completes Pilot Water Study

Hartland Township Completes Pilot Water Study

The township's system can support 300-400 new hookups before improvements become a necessity. Read Full Article
 
Milford Researcher Says Recently Released JFK Files Add Nothing New

Milford Researcher Says Recently Released JFK Files Add Nothing New

Dale Myers of Milford is a nationally recognized author and animator of Zapruder film footage. Read Full Article
 
Local Habitat For Humanity Completes Home Repairs For Three Local Families

Local Habitat For Humanity Completes Home Repairs For Three Local Families

The home repairs were completed for families in need just in time for the holidays. Read Full Article
 
Beauchamp Offers Reward In Theft Of Snow Plows

Beauchamp Offers Reward In Theft Of Snow Plows

Eight plows were stolen from their water treatment and supply location on Old US-23 in Hartland Township sometime between 3:30 and 6am Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Recently Elected Howell City Council Members Sworn In

Recently Elected Howell City Council Members Sworn In

Howell City Council met Monday and the first order of business was swearing in ceremonies. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, November 21
Four Families Celebrate Michigan Adoption Day

Four Families Celebrate Michigan Adoption Day

Five children were adopted into four families today in Livingston County on Michigan's 15th annual Adoption Day. Read Full Article
 
Man Sought after Fleeing Police, Leaving Scene Of Accident

Man Sought after Fleeing Police, Leaving Scene Of Accident

James William Sebastianelli remains wanted by authorities after leading police on a chase Friday afternoon. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Drum Major Prepares To Lead Marching Band In Macy's Day Parade

Brighton Drum Major Prepares To Lead Marching Band In Macy's Day Parade

17-year-old Jack Newcomb says rehearsals began Monday for the Macy's Great American Marching Band, which will lead the 91st annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read Full Article
 
Nollar Road To Close Wednesday For Culvert Replacement

Nollar Road To Close Wednesday For Culvert Replacement

Culvert replacement will necessitate a road closure in Northfield Township tomorrow. Read Full Article
 
Fleeing Suspect In Stolen Car Causes Fatal Crash In Chelsea

Fleeing Suspect In Stolen Car Causes Fatal Crash In Chelsea

A woman is dead and the suspect in custody after a fatal crash in Chelsea. Read Full Article
 
County Approves One-Year Contract With Economic Development Council

County Approves One-Year Contract With Economic Development Council

The Board of Commissioners approved the $175,000 one-year contract, despite a proposed agreement from the EDC for $200,000 annually for three years. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Office Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Crash

Sheriff's Office Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Crash

67-year-old Michael Joseph Martus of South Lyon was driving the semi and died as a result of the accident. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Approves Recycle Livingston Lease

Howell City Council Approves Recycle Livingston Lease

Recycle Livingston is looking to upgrade facilities and a large donor will be assisting with roughly $200,000 in improvements that will be made to the property. Read Full Article
 
Monday, November 20
Pinckney Woman Crashes Into Power Pole On Grand River

Pinckney Woman Crashes Into Power Pole On Grand River

Grand River was shut down for hours this morning after a woman crashed a vehicle into a power pole in Genoa Township.


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John Rogers Passes Away

John Rogers Passes Away

Rogers served twice as Brighton Township supervisor, but his involvement in local politics started decades before and sparked a political dynasty. Read Full Article
 
Kensington Woods Closed Tuesday

Kensington Woods Closed Tuesday

The closure is related to building issues. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Pleads To Lesser Charge In Baseball Bat Attack

South Lyon Man Pleads To Lesser Charge In Baseball Bat Attack

18-year-old Malachi Collins had been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Commended During Annual Audit

Brighton Area Schools Commended During Annual Audit

Auditors from the firm Maner Costerisan and Ellis told the board that Brighton is unique in coming back from an $8.5 (m) million deficit. Read Full Article
 
Cleary University's Multi-Use Athletic Complex Up For Approval

Cleary University's Multi-Use Athletic Complex Up For Approval

Plans for a multi-use athletic complex will be before the Genoa Township Board for final approvals tonight.
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Protest Planned At Hearing For Teen Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Protest Planned At Hearing For Teen Convicted Of Sexual Assault

The event will be held prior to a status conference for a Brighton Township teen that was accused of sexually assaulting three girls over the past two and a half years. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Flex Route To Be Discussed At Community Lunch Series

US-23 Flex Route To Be Discussed At Community Lunch Series

An MDOT representative will speak about the project at the Livingston County Planning Department's quarterly Brown Bag Lunch Series. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell Storefront Decorating Contest Returns

Downtown Howell Storefront Decorating Contest Returns

Public voting begins this week in Downtown Howell’s annual holiday storefront decorating contest. Read Full Article
 
Online Registration Open For 10th Annual Runway Repurposed

Online Registration Open For 10th Annual Runway Repurposed

The fundraiser for the Howell Opera House combines the art of fashion design with the use of recycled clothing and materials. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, November 19
Brighton Police Dept. Gets Delivery of New SUVs

Brighton Police Dept. Gets Delivery of New SUVs

The Brighton City Council was informed at its meeting Thursday that the department now has two new Ford Explorers to replace high-mileage, older vehicles. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Wins Top Design Award

Brighton Area Schools Wins Top Design Award

Brighton Area Schools’ officials were presented the trophy in late October at the University of Michigan Art Museum in Ann Arbor. Read Full Article
 
Local Nutcracker Performance Will Assist Local Groups

Local Nutcracker Performance Will Assist Local Groups

The 13th annual presentation of The Nutcracker ballet is set for Saturday, December 2nd, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. Read Full Article
 
Brighton to Embark on 2-3-Year Project to Install Sewer Lining

Brighton to Embark on 2-3-Year Project to Install Sewer Lining

Sewer line on Rickett Road in Brighton will get new lining to act as a hedge against a possible break. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 18
Lane Closures Planned On US-23 Monday & Tuesday

Lane Closures Planned On US-23 Monday & Tuesday

Motorists are being reminded of upcoming closures along the US-23/Flex Route.
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Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is in need of volunteer bell ringers as the holiday season gets underway.
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Woman Who Threw Tool At Car On "Her" Road Wants Judge Removed From Case

Woman Who Threw Tool At Car On "Her" Road Wants Judge Removed From Case

A motion to have Judge Michael P. Hatty recused was filed Friday by representation for Mary Ann Lamkin of Hamburg Twp. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Board Approves Installation Of 300 New Water Meters

Handy Township Board Approves Installation Of 300 New Water Meters

New meters will allow residents to monitor their usage at any time, online. Read Full Article
 
Tree Sponsorship Open For "Rec The Halls" In Howell

Tree Sponsorship Open For "Rec The Halls" In Howell

The annual holiday event is free to the public this year. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 17
Plan Will Try & Reverse Math Trend At Country Elementary

Plan Will Try & Reverse Math Trend At Country Elementary

First and second graders at the Pinckney elementary school are showing accelerated growth in math, yet the numbers are reversing when students reach third grade. Read Full Article
 
Adoption Day Ceremony Set Next Week In Howell

Adoption Day Ceremony Set Next Week In Howell

Families will be celebrating, along with judges, court staff, and social workers as adoptions are finalized for several local children. Read Full Article
 
New Services Coming For Veterans In Livingston County

New Services Coming For Veterans In Livingston County

A mobile office and programs helping with child care highlight the ideas moving forward. Read Full Article
 
Early Registration Ends Soon For Howell Fantasy 5K

Early Registration Ends Soon For Howell Fantasy 5K

Early registration ends Monday for the festive, nighttime run in downtown Howell.
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Celebrities & Arc Members Strut Their Stuff At 24th Annual Fashion Show

Celebrities & Arc Members Strut Their Stuff At 24th Annual Fashion Show

The event raised funds to help The Arc Livingston in their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Enters Plea In Fatal Crash

Fowlerville Man Enters Plea In Fatal Crash

50-year-old Robert Earl Wilson pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death in the crash that killed a 10-year-old Fowlerville Community School student. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Initiate Program to Reduce Distracted Driving

Brighton Police Initiate Program to Reduce Distracted Driving

The Brighton City Police Department has just embarked on a new program to cut down on the incidence of distracted driving. Read Full Article
 
Road Construction Continues In Northfield Township

Road Construction Continues In Northfield Township

Northfield Township is advising of some road projects throughout the community.

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LESA Recognized As Talent Partner Of The Year

LESA Recognized As Talent Partner Of The Year

The Economic Development Council recognized their efforts towards developing the Livingston County Early College program. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 16
Personal Experiences & Artwork Highlight Message Of Homeless Awareness Week

Personal Experiences & Artwork Highlight Message Of Homeless Awareness Week

Community members and students artists made powerful statements at the campaign's main event in Howell. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Mayor Sworn In

South Lyon Mayor Sworn In

Daniel Pelchat was sworn in as the City of South Lyon’s new mayor this week.
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Hunters Gather Around The Buck Pole On First Day Of Firearms Season

Hunters Gather Around The Buck Pole On First Day Of Firearms Season

The 10th Annual Buck Pole was held by the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority in Marion Township, Wednesday night. Read Full Article
 
Toledo Woman Sentenced To Jail For Attempted Theft

Toledo Woman Sentenced To Jail For Attempted Theft

Malaja Isom reportedly worked with three other women to try to steal a variety of merchandise from the Victoria's Secret Store in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Recess KLUB Spreading Kindness At Playgrounds In Brighton Schools

Recess KLUB Spreading Kindness At Playgrounds In Brighton Schools

Three separate celebrations were held Wednesday to mark the spread kindness across all playgrounds in Brighton schools.

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Tyrone Twp. Man Accused Of Stealing Thousands In Mortgage Foreclosure Scam

Tyrone Twp. Man Accused Of Stealing Thousands In Mortgage Foreclosure Scam

Lawrence Sefa is facing 30 charges connected to a scam he allegedly operated through his company, LAS Loan Assistance Centers. Read Full Article
 
Local Robotics Teams Headed To State Championships

Local Robotics Teams Headed To State Championships

Various Livingston County teams are advancing to the state tournament from Hartland, Howell and Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning Approved For Howell Twp. Microbrewery In Vacant Complex

Rezoning Approved For Howell Twp. Microbrewery In Vacant Complex

Plans are moving forward for the proposed establishment on Mason Road, next to American Concrete Products. Read Full Article
 
Local Law Enforcement To Host "Cram The Cruiser" Food Drive Saturday

Local Law Enforcement To Host "Cram The Cruiser" Food Drive Saturday

Livingston County law enforcement will be out this weekend seeking items on their “most wanted” list to help support local shelters and food banks.
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Wednesday, November 15
St. Joe Mercy Livingston Hospital Included In System Merger

St. Joe Mercy Livingston Hospital Included In System Merger

The merger will create a single statewide health system with 10 hospitals, including St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell, providing more than 2,300 licensed beds. Read Full Article
 
Search For Gunman Forces Four Oakland Districts To Close

Search For Gunman Forces Four Oakland Districts To Close

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Michael Quigley is suspected in the shooting at an apartment complex near Ortonville. Read Full Article
 
Group Seeks Local, Deserving Veteran Families For Christmas

Group Seeks Local, Deserving Veteran Families For Christmas

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 is looking to adopt four families this holiday season and accepting nominations.
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Simple Recycling Coming To City Of Brighton In December

Simple Recycling Coming To City Of Brighton In December

Residents in the City of Brighton have a new option to recycle clothing and other home goods starting the week of December 4th.
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US-23 Flex Route To Operate At Peak Times Today

US-23 Flex Route To Operate At Peak Times Today

Part of the new US-23 Flex Route system is going into operation for peak use today.
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Bill To Allow Better Restraint Options For Vets Performing Euthanasia

Bill To Allow Better Restraint Options For Vets Performing Euthanasia

State Representative Hank Vaupel's bill would allow for additional training and use of tranquilizers with better immobilizing agents. Read Full Article
 
Man Who Ran From Police After Fingerprint Request Enters Plea

Man Who Ran From Police After Fingerprint Request Enters Plea

Robert Culbertson fled from a sergeant who confronted him about his suspended driver's license. Read Full Article
 
Unwrap Secrets During Milford's Big Reveal

Unwrap Secrets During Milford's Big Reveal

Families and children are invited to take part and tear the wrapping paper off of downtown businesses Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, November 14
South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On US-23 Identified

South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On US-23 Identified

Michael Martus of South Lyon was killed in the Monday morning crash on northbound US-23 in Tyrone Township. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Christian School Could Finally Locate In The Naz Church

Livingston Christian School Could Finally Locate In The Naz Church

The Genoa Township Planning Commission met Monday night and reviewed plans for a proposed private Christian school to locate on the site of a church.
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MacGregor Surprised With Communication Award

MacGregor Surprised With Communication Award

The Howell superintendent was named the 2017-18 Michigan School Public Relations Association Outstanding Superintendent Communicator of the Year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Re-Elects Mayor And Mayor Pro-Tem

Brighton Re-Elects Mayor And Mayor Pro-Tem

Monday night, Brighton's biennial meeting saw the re-election of Mayor Jim Muzzin and Mayor Pro-Tem Shawn Pipoly following a unanimous decision. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Admits To Cocaine Charge, Faces Lengthy Sentence

South Lyon Man Admits To Cocaine Charge, Faces Lengthy Sentence

20-year-old Elijah Dalke recently pleaded guilty as charged to a felony that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Parents of Teenage Sexual Assault Victims Ask Brighton School Board to Expel Offender

Parents of Teenage Sexual Assault Victims Ask Brighton School Board to Expel Offender

The parents of three girls who were sexually assaulted by a Brighton High School student say they want the student permanently expelled. Read Full Article
 
Amendment Denied To Permit Shooting Range In Howell Twp.

Amendment Denied To Permit Shooting Range In Howell Twp.

The request to change the zoning ordinance came from a business owner interested in opening a gun range/training facility. Read Full Article
 
MSP Brighton Post Again Accepting Toys For Tots

MSP Brighton Post Again Accepting Toys For Tots

The Michigan State Police are hoping to spread some Christmas cheer to less fortunate children around Livingston County with the Toys for Tots program. Read Full Article
 
Monday, November 13
MDOT Ceremony Marks Opening Of US-23 Flex Route

MDOT Ceremony Marks Opening Of US-23 Flex Route

The event marked the end of construction and the beginning of the new traffic management system. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On Northbound US-23

South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On Northbound US-23

A South Lyon man was killed in a crash this morning in Tyrone Township.
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Local Performances Will Benefit Hurricane-Damaged Ballet Studio

Local Performances Will Benefit Hurricane-Damaged Ballet Studio

Donations at upcoming performances by the Brighton School of Ballet will help Puerto Rico’s Mauro Youth Ballet, which was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Arraigned On Charges Connected To Dead Cow Discovery

Local Man Arraigned On Charges Connected To Dead Cow Discovery

Approximately 70 dead cows were found on property belonging to Keith Huck Jr. of Cohoctah Township. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School TED Talk Gives Students A Platform To Share

Howell High School TED Talk Gives Students A Platform To Share

10 students and one alumnus gave their opinions on a wide range of subjects. Read Full Article
 
Car Flees Police Crash, Slams Into Mobile Home

Car Flees Police Crash, Slams Into Mobile Home

The 37-year-old driver was taken into custody and gave off "a strong smell of alcohol" and had "bloodshot eyes," according to authorities. Read Full Article
 
Driver In Fatal Hit And Run Sentenced To Jail Time

Driver In Fatal Hit And Run Sentenced To Jail Time

David Vega of Fowlerville was recently sentenced to seven months in jail, despite facing up to five years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Moms Step Up To Direct Brighton High School's Fall Play

Moms Step Up To Direct Brighton High School's Fall Play

Betsy Allardice and Amy Goller offered to help after finding out the play did not have a director and would therefore be cancelled. Read Full Article
 
Napier Road To Close Tuesday Between 9 Mile & Ten Mile

Napier Road To Close Tuesday Between 9 Mile & Ten Mile

Commuters using a popular road on the Lyon Township – Novi border will need to find an alternate route beginning Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Hunters Invited To Bring Deer To 10th Annual Marion Buck Pole

Hunters Invited To Bring Deer To 10th Annual Marion Buck Pole

This coming Wednesday's event celebrates the opening day of firearms season. Read Full Article
 
New Display Signs, Benches Along Hickory Ridge Hiking Trail

New Display Signs, Benches Along Hickory Ridge Hiking Trail

Creative materials were used for new benches and display centers along a hiking trail in a local rec area.
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Sunday, November 12
Assault Incidents Down at Brighton Pub

Assault Incidents Down at Brighton Pub

Incidents that require a police response are down this year at a popular pub in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Organized Retail Fraud Happening More Often in Brighton

Organized Retail Fraud Happening More Often in Brighton

Brighton Police Chief Rob Bradford gave an overview of city policing efforts before the City Council at a recent study session. Read Full Article
 
Suspects Busted By Off-Duty FBI Agent & Deputies Arraigned

Suspects Busted By Off-Duty FBI Agent & Deputies Arraigned

Two suspects have been arraigned in connection with vehicle break-ins in Lyon Township and nearby communities. Read Full Article
 
St. Joe Mercy Livingston Marks 100 Successful Robotic Surgeries

St. Joe Mercy Livingston Marks 100 Successful Robotic Surgeries

The hospital successfully completed its first da Vinci robotic surgery on May 8th and achieved the 100th on October 27th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 11
12 Days Of Gleaners Is Underway

12 Days Of Gleaners Is Underway

Every dollar donated between now and November 22nd is being matched by Ford Motor Company. Read Full Article
 
Senate Candidate Calls On Local Lawmaker To Hold Hearings On New Auto Reform Bills

Senate Candidate Calls On Local Lawmaker To Hold Hearings On New Auto Reform Bills

Democrat Adam Dreher is calling on Republican State Representative Lane Theis to hold hearings on a new set of bills to lower auto insurance rates for Michigan residents. Read Full Article
 
Man Who Sent Nude Photos To Underage Girl Headed To Trial

Man Who Sent Nude Photos To Underage Girl Headed To Trial

18-year-old Craig Holland of Gregory reportedly sent the pictures to a 13-year-old and convinced her to do the same. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County To Submit Indigent Defense Compliance Plan

Livingston County To Submit Indigent Defense Compliance Plan

The county is required to file a plan detailing how it intends to comply with new standards being implemented by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Fire Department Gets New CPR Device, AED's

Northfield Township Fire Department Gets New CPR Device, AED's

A grant has funded new lifesaving equipment for the department. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 10
Protests Planned At Bishop's Brighton Office Over GOP Tax Plan

Protests Planned At Bishop's Brighton Office Over GOP Tax Plan

Two consecutive Sunday protests are planned at 8th District Congressman Mike Bishop’s Brighton office to oppose a proposal to change the U.S. tax code.
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St. Joe Mercy Livingston Receives Top Grade In Recent Assessment

St. Joe Mercy Livingston Receives Top Grade In Recent Assessment

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades. Read Full Article
 
Commissioners Discuss Economic Development Services Contract

Commissioners Discuss Economic Development Services Contract

Commissioner Dave Domas raised concerns about the cost of Livingston County's contract with Ann Arbor Spark and questioned the benefits. Read Full Article
 
Tyrone Township Renews Contract With PEG Coordinator

Tyrone Township Renews Contract With PEG Coordinator

The coordinator handles many of the technical aspects of putting public, educational, and local governmental programming on television and the internet. Read Full Article
 
Cavanaugh Appointed New Chief Judge For Livingston County

Cavanaugh Appointed New Chief Judge For Livingston County

Probate Court Judge Miriam Cavanaugh has been appointed the new chief judge of all Livingston County courts. Read Full Article
 
Regency Village Final Site Plan Approved In Hamburg Township

Regency Village Final Site Plan Approved In Hamburg Township

The 70 unit development will feature a variety of housing designs and bridge generational gaps. Read Full Article
 
Off-Duty FBI Agent, Deputies Apprehend Suspects In Area Vehicle Thefts

Off-Duty FBI Agent, Deputies Apprehend Suspects In Area Vehicle Thefts

A group of teens were busted by an off-duty FBI agent while trying to break in to vehicles in Lyon Township.
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Local Veterans Recognized In Documentary Shown At Howell Theater

Local Veterans Recognized In Documentary Shown At Howell Theater

"Our Vietnam Generation", by Michigan filmmaker Keith Famie, features interviews from several area veterans and footage shot in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 9
False Rumor Leads To Concerns Over Shooter At High School

False Rumor Leads To Concerns Over Shooter At High School

A call to 911 was the product of untrue information being texted to a parent from their student at the high school. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures To Continue On US-23 Into Next Week

Lane Closures To Continue On US-23 Into Next Week

Paving work will continue to close down a single lane in each direction on US-23 through Friday, November 17th. Read Full Article
 
Ford To Match Every Dollar Donated During 12 Days Of Gleaners

Ford To Match Every Dollar Donated During 12 Days Of Gleaners

Gleaners estimates there are 1,000 area families who will need assistance to put a holiday meal on the table. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army to Begin Annual Bell Ringing Program on Friday

Salvation Army to Begin Annual Bell Ringing Program on Friday

The Livingston County Salvation Army held its annual Kettle Kickoff Thursday, with the fundraising goal for this year set at $385,000. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Volunteers Sought For Canoe Camp Roofing & Painting Project

Weekend Volunteers Sought For Canoe Camp Roofing & Painting Project

Volunteers are being sought this weekend to help improve the canoe campground at Island lake Recreation Area. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Family Hoping For Cards, Letters To Lift Daughter Spirits

Fowlerville Family Hoping For Cards, Letters To Lift Daughter Spirits

Destiny Coselman is fighting a grade 4 glioblastoma tumor. Read Full Article
 
Construction On Eager, Faussett Roads Starts Today

Construction On Eager, Faussett Roads Starts Today

Two last minute road construction projects start today in Tyrone and Oceola Townships.
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Lansing Man Who Led I-96 Police Chase Gets Prison

Lansing Man Who Led I-96 Police Chase Gets Prison

36-year-old Deron Wilson will serve a minimum of four years in the Michigan Department of Corrections before he is eligible for parole. Read Full Article
 
Request Denied To Revise Ordinance To Allow Campgrounds In Lyon Twp.

Request Denied To Revise Ordinance To Allow Campgrounds In Lyon Twp.

Wildlife LLC was reportedly contemplating seeking approval for a campground on their property, prompting the request. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, November 8
Remediation To Begin Soon For Contaminated Site Of Former Gas Plant

Remediation To Begin Soon For Contaminated Site Of Former Gas Plant

Soil and groundwater contaminated by the chemical sulfolane was discovered at the Hartland Twp. Merit Energy gas plant in 2015. Read Full Article
 
Gender Identity & Facility Policies Adopted By Williamston School Board

Gender Identity & Facility Policies Adopted By Williamston School Board

Many in the audience were against the policies and threatened recalls against board members. Read Full Article
 
Tyrone Township Extending Allowed Leaf Burning Time

Tyrone Township Extending Allowed Leaf Burning Time

Due to warm weather keeping leaves on trees, leaf burning will be allowed until December 3rd this year. Read Full Article
 
Howell Student's Design Selected For Fantasy 5K Race Shirt

Howell Student's Design Selected For Fantasy 5K Race Shirt

Howell High School senior Adrea Eskola's design is based on winter and holiday season inspirations. Read Full Article
 
Yost Upsets Hansen To Win Howell Council Seat

Yost Upsets Hansen To Win Howell Council Seat

There will be a change on the Howell City Council following Tuesday’s general election and only one of three local ballot proposals managed to pass.

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Washtenaw ISD Renewal Passes, Linden & Fenton Proposals Fail

Washtenaw ISD Renewal Passes, Linden & Fenton Proposals Fail

The millage renewal, which goes through 2025, will generate around $15 (m) million a year in revenue to support students with individualized education plans. Read Full Article
 
Clerk Says Low Voter Turnout Tuesday, But Minimal Equipment Problems

Clerk Says Low Voter Turnout Tuesday, But Minimal Equipment Problems

Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley says there really weren’t any issues with new voting equipment being used for the very first time.
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Tuesday, November 7
Election Results For Tuesday, November 7th

Election Results For Tuesday, November 7th

There will be a change on the Howell City Council following Tuesday's election. Read Full Article
 
Council Seats Up For Grabs In Howell & Brighton

Council Seats Up For Grabs In Howell & Brighton

In Howell, three seats are up for grabs, while voters in Brighton will elect four council members. Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Competency Exam Ordered For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Andrew Joseph Arnett of Westland is facing charges connected to two separate incidents in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Twp Looking To Connect Sidewalks And Bike Paths

Lyon Twp Looking To Connect Sidewalks And Bike Paths

A committee has been established to explore funding options to fill in the gaps between paved segments. Read Full Article
 
Plan Ahead To Keep Heat, Lights On This Winter

Plan Ahead To Keep Heat, Lights On This Winter

Officials say prevention is the best strategy and strongly recommend families in need look at their budgets and apply for assistance early. Read Full Article
 
Gathering To Focus On Hope & Healing In The Aftermath Of Suicide

Gathering To Focus On Hope & Healing In The Aftermath Of Suicide

The event will take place on Saturday, November 18th at the CMH Miller Building, 622 East Grand River in Howell from 9am to 12pm. Read Full Article
 
State Says Action Being Taken To Address High Lead Levels In Apartment

State Says Action Being Taken To Address High Lead Levels In Apartment

A single unit at the Island Lake Apartments on Grand River in Green Oak Township had the highest lead levels in the state at 155 parts-per-billion. Read Full Article
 
Dogs, Puppies Removed From Fowlerville Home With Unsanitary Conditions

Dogs, Puppies Removed From Fowlerville Home With Unsanitary Conditions

An animal neglect case is being investigated in Fowlerville.
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Livingston County Commissioners Adopt 2018 Budget

Livingston County Commissioners Adopt 2018 Budget

The budget aligns with the county’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and does not include any tax increase or reduction in service levels. Read Full Article
 
Zoning Issues Delay Proposed Recreational Facility In Pinckney

Zoning Issues Delay Proposed Recreational Facility In Pinckney

A new recreation center geared towards kids is being held up due to a zoning conflict in Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Monday, November 6
Veterans Day Events Planned In Howell & Brighton Saturday

Veterans Day Events Planned In Howell & Brighton Saturday

Both communities will come together on Veterans Day to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families to keep the nation safe. Read Full Article
 
Grants Fund Improvements & Projects At The Hive Youth Services Center In Howell

Grants Fund Improvements & Projects At The Hive Youth Services Center In Howell

Various grants are helping propel projects at Howell’s teen center.
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Charter Amendment & City Council Races On Fenton Ballot Tuesday

Charter Amendment & City Council Races On Fenton Ballot Tuesday

Voters in the City of Fenton will have a ballot proposal to decide tomorrow.
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Salvation Army To Host "Blessing Of The Bells" Thursday Morning

Salvation Army To Host "Blessing Of The Bells" Thursday Morning

The Salvation Army of Livingston County will kick off the holiday season with its annual Blessing of the Bells tradition.
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Bishop PAC Finally Files Overdue Disclosure Reports

Bishop PAC Finally Files Overdue Disclosure Reports

The Federal Elections Committee has sent three letters to the treasurer of Bishop’s political action committee, noting various reporting deadlines had been missed. Read Full Article
 
Oceola Township Crash Sends Four To The Hospital

Oceola Township Crash Sends Four To The Hospital

The crash happened when a black Ford sedan southbound on Eagar Road pulled out in front of a pick-up truck heading eastbound on M-59. Read Full Article
 
Plans For Skate Park In Milford Nearly Complete

Plans For Skate Park In Milford Nearly Complete

The Parks and Recreation board laid out the best case scenario for breaking ground as being this coming spring. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Tuesday

Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Tuesday

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is holding another Coffee with a Cop event to better relationships and understanding with the community.
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Sunday, November 5
Project Planned to Slow Down Erosion Near Brighton City Hall and Tridge

Project Planned to Slow Down Erosion Near Brighton City Hall and Tridge

A project is planned on the banks of the Mill Pond in Brighton to mitigate an erosion problem using natural materials. Read Full Article
 
Cohoctah Township Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

Cohoctah Township Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

Dozens of dead cows have led to animal cruelty charges being filed against a Cohoctah Township man.

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Abberant Ales To Open In Downtown Howell

Abberant Ales To Open In Downtown Howell

A new brewery that’s been years in the making is finally set to open in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Milford's Big Reveal To Kick Off Holiday Season

Milford's Big Reveal To Kick Off Holiday Season

Milford’s Big Reveal is November 16th, to be followed by the annual Christmas open house November 30th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 4
Highland Township Company To Depart For Trade Mission In South America

Highland Township Company To Depart For Trade Mission In South America

Magnetic Products Incorporated is among seven Michigan firms embarking on a trade mission to South America.

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Court Dates Postponed For Truck Driver Charged In Triple-Fatal Crash

Court Dates Postponed For Truck Driver Charged In Triple-Fatal Crash

New court dates have been set for the driver of a semi-tractor trailer whose vehicle crashed and killed three people last April on US-23. Read Full Article
 
New Fundraising Sign Installed At 11 Mile Road Park In Lyon Township

New Fundraising Sign Installed At 11 Mile Road Park In Lyon Township

A sign has been has been installed at the location of a future Lyon Township park and fundraising is underway to make it happen.
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Brighton Police Dept. Open House Deemed Highly Successful

Brighton Police Dept. Open House Deemed Highly Successful

The Brighton Police Department's open house held Thursday evening has been termed a spectacular success. Read Full Article
 
Annual "Pigs 4 Wigs" Fundraiser Underway

Annual "Pigs 4 Wigs" Fundraiser Underway

November will be a hairy situation for several local police departments raising funds for Wigs 4 Kids. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 3
Judge Upholds Controversial Sentence Of Teen Sex Offender

Judge Upholds Controversial Sentence Of Teen Sex Offender

Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says while he is “disheartened by the result,” the decision cannot be overturned on appeal. Read Full Article
 
Bishop Touts Tax Reform Plan As Realtors, Others Line Up In Opposition

Bishop Touts Tax Reform Plan As Realtors, Others Line Up In Opposition

The National Association of Realtors says the plan would essentially take, “homeownership off the table for millions of middle-class families.” Read Full Article
 
City Charter Discussed at Brighton City Council Meeting

City Charter Discussed at Brighton City Council Meeting

Resident Patricia Cole addressed the City Council Thursday, wondering why her letter – asking that a charter commission be formed – had not been read. Read Full Article
 
Wreaths Across America Returning To Pinckney

Wreaths Across America Returning To Pinckney

Wreaths of remembrance will placed on the headstones of known veterans in the Village's two cemeteries. Read Full Article
 
Theis' No Fault Reform Bill Fails To Pass State House

Theis' No Fault Reform Bill Fails To Pass State House

The GOP-controlled House voted 45-63 against the legislation, ten votes short. Read Full Article
 
Shared Parenting Bill Gets Majority Support At Townhall Hearing

Shared Parenting Bill Gets Majority Support At Townhall Hearing

The gathering offered information and collected input on proposed legislation that aims to make equal parenting time a presumed starting point in custody cases. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Police Crack Down On Truck Traffic At Downtown Intersection

South Lyon Police Crack Down On Truck Traffic At Downtown Intersection

The days of warnings are over for truck drivers who ignore signs at a narrow intersection in downtown South Lyon. Read Full Article
 
Survey Seeks Input On Possible Airport Express Bus Service In Livingston County

Survey Seeks Input On Possible Airport Express Bus Service In Livingston County

Michigan Flyer is looking into offering express bus service between Livingston County and Detroit Metro Airport.

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Thursday, November 2
State Supreme Court Orders Lower Court To Rule On Local Rape Case

State Supreme Court Orders Lower Court To Rule On Local Rape Case

The Michigan Supreme Court recently remanded the case back to the court of appeals, essentially ordering it to make a decision. Read Full Article
 
Free Veterans Concert Sunday, November 12th

Free Veterans Concert Sunday, November 12th

An evening of music and memories is planned during an upcoming Veterans concert.
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24th Annual ARC Fashion Show Coming Up

24th Annual ARC Fashion Show Coming Up

All of the proceeds will remain in Livingston County helping The Arc with their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities. Read Full Article
 
Preliminary Work For Additions To Dexter School District Moves Forward

Preliminary Work For Additions To Dexter School District Moves Forward

Ground and design work will soon begin for a new elementary building and an alternative education space, respectively. Read Full Article
 
Napier Road Closing Between 9 & 10 Mile Next Week

Napier Road Closing Between 9 & 10 Mile Next Week

Excavation and drainage work will begin next Friday and is expected to keep the stretch of road closed until early January. Read Full Article
 
Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Consumers Energy has tips and advice to keep residents safe from the poisonous and deadly gas. Read Full Article
 
Men Charged In Alleged Marijuana Growing Operation Headed To Trial

Men Charged In Alleged Marijuana Growing Operation Headed To Trial

An attorney for one of the men has said his client is a caregiver and was growing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Amending Soliciting Ordinance To Match State Law

Green Oak Twp. Amending Soliciting Ordinance To Match State Law

The legislature has recently changed regulations regarding soliciting and canvassing in public streets. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Students Organizing Canned Food Drive

Howell High School Students Organizing Canned Food Drive

Some student leaders at Howell High School have launched a district-wide canned food drive to help those in need.


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Wednesday, November 1
Nursing Student Offers Golf Cart To Marion Township Teen

Nursing Student Offers Golf Cart To Marion Township Teen

Larry Prout Jr's courage and perseverance have inspired students at Pinckney High School and the University of Michigan football team. Read Full Article
 
Local Cancer Center To Benefit From Deputies' "No Shave November"

Local Cancer Center To Benefit From Deputies' "No Shave November"

Philanthropy and beards are growing on Livingston County Sheriff's deputies. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber Seeks Nominations For Citizen Of The Year

Howell Chamber Seeks Nominations For Citizen Of The Year

Nominations for Howell’s next Citizen of the Year and other ideas are again being sought from the community.
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"Baby Doe" Law Protects Anonymity Of Mothers Surrendering Newborns

"Baby Doe" Law Protects Anonymity Of Mothers Surrendering Newborns

Representative Hank Vaupel has successfully created legislation helping mothers who wish to remain anonymous on a child's birth certificate. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Department To Host 1st Annual Open House Thursday

Brighton Police Department To Host 1st Annual Open House Thursday

The community is invited to get to know the Brighton City Police Department during an open house Thursday.

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Island Lake Apartments Water System Has State's Highest Lead Levels

Island Lake Apartments Water System Has State's Highest Lead Levels

A Livingston County water system is registered as highest in the state for lead levels.
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LACASA CEO Expresses Concern Over Shared Parenting Bill

LACASA CEO Expresses Concern Over Shared Parenting Bill

Bobette Schrandt is President and CEO of LACASA Center, the county’s anti-domestic violence agency, and says the bill redefines the best interest of the child. Read Full Article
 
Man Facing Marijuana Charges After Lyon Twp. Traffic Stop

Man Facing Marijuana Charges After Lyon Twp. Traffic Stop

An Ypsilanti man had his car impounded after a traffic stop turned up marijuana in Lyon Township.

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Tuesday, October 31
Highland Township Man Killed When He Walks Into Traffic

Highland Township Man Killed When He Walks Into Traffic

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened at about 8:50pm Monday on M-59, west of Milford Road. Read Full Article
 
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Names New Executive Director

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Names New Executive Director

Tim Church, the current youth services manager of The Hive, has been hired for the executive director position. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Sentenced For Genesee Sexual Assaults

Fenton Man Sentenced For Genesee Sexual Assaults

42-year-old Robert Lee Dennis is likely to serve the remainder of his life behind bars. Read Full Article
 
Oakland County K9's Honored With Memorial

Oakland County K9's Honored With Memorial

21 of the sheriff’s K9's are now memorialized on the monument. Read Full Article
 
MSP Detective Retires Amid Investigation Of Affair With Judge

MSP Detective Retires Amid Investigation Of Affair With Judge

The investigation stems from allegations that the two engaged in a sexual affair during a 2013 murder trial. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Candidates Respond To Laundry List Of Questions At Forum

Brighton Council Candidates Respond To Laundry List Of Questions At Forum

The six candidates for the Brighton City Council fielded a wide variety of questions at a candidates’ forum Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber President Awarded Chamber Professional Of The Year

Howell Chamber President Awarded Chamber Professional Of The Year

Pat Convery is the first chamber professional to receive the designation twice since its inception in 2014. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers Sought For Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers are needed to help with a fall cemetery clean-up event in the Village of Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 30
Tentative Settlement Reached In Police Chase Lawsuit

Tentative Settlement Reached In Police Chase Lawsuit

A former Fowlerville officer was being sued by the estate of a man who died after his motorcycle crashed into a patrol vehicle during a high speed chase. Read Full Article
 
Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation Project Delayed Two Days

Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation Project Delayed Two Days

Work on the Jones Road railroad bridge is scheduled to be complete November 1st. Read Full Article
 
Expert: Too Much Sugar At Halloween Is No Treat

Expert: Too Much Sugar At Halloween Is No Treat

Added sugar is hiding in many processed foods with Americans taking in an estimated 20 teaspoons of it per day - more than five times the recommended amount. Read Full Article
 
Financially-Strapped Cancer Patients To Benefit From "A Night To Remember"

Financially-Strapped Cancer Patients To Benefit From "A Night To Remember"

Five Points of Hope, a Milford-based nonprofit, will raise funds to help cover patients' bills at its annual fundraiser Friday.
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BAS Adds Third Therapy Dog, With Plans For Two More

BAS Adds Third Therapy Dog, With Plans For Two More

Brighton Area Schools will soon have a total of five therapy dogs, with two of them now in training. Read Full Article
 
Howell Pharmacy Technician Admits To Stealing Pills From Hospital

Howell Pharmacy Technician Admits To Stealing Pills From Hospital

Authorities say Hodge stole nearly 32,000 doses of prescription medication from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital over the course of 18 months. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's Jobless Rate Up Slightly In September

Livingston County's Jobless Rate Up Slightly In September

Livingston County’s unemployment ranking dropped in September after months in the number one spot. Read Full Article
 
Howell DPW Complex To Undergo Renovations

Howell DPW Complex To Undergo Renovations

The Howell DPW complex will be undergoing some renovations and several upgrades to the electrical system to address various deficiencies. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 29
 Student Angry Over Homework Makes False Threat Against School

Student Angry Over Homework Makes False Threat Against School

Police say a student threatened to bring a gun to South Lyon West High School and shoot his fellow students. Read Full Article
 
Brighton High School Choral Groups to Receive Steinway Grand Piano

Brighton High School Choral Groups to Receive Steinway Grand Piano

The various Brighton high School choir groups will soon get a rebuilt Steinway grand piano as a practice instrument for the choir room. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Approves Upfitting Of Police Vehicles

Howell City Council Approves Upfitting Of Police Vehicles

Two Ford Interceptor SUV's will be upfitted, completing conversion of the police department's entire fleet. Read Full Article
 
Local Author Fair Coming To Hamburg Township

Local Author Fair Coming To Hamburg Township

More than 20 authors will gather at the library on Saturday, November 4th, from 11am until 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 28
Bond Reduced For Howell Teen Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

Bond Reduced For Howell Teen Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

17-year-old Scott Minton was released from jail Friday after his bond was reduced from $1 million dollars to $100,000. Read Full Article
 
Coats For Kids Collection Underway

Coats For Kids Collection Underway

An annual community effort to help keeps kids warm this fall and winter is underway in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Window Replacement Project To Close Northbound Michigan Avenue

Window Replacement Project To Close Northbound Michigan Avenue

A detour will direct motorists to Mason Road, McPherson Park Drive and then back to Grand River Avenue. Read Full Article
 
Father & 4-Year-Old Daughter Injured In Highland Township House Fire

Father & 4-Year-Old Daughter Injured In Highland Township House Fire

A residential structure fire sent a father and daughter to the hospital early Friday morning. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmaker's Bill Calls For More Humane Animal Euthanasia Options

Local Lawmaker's Bill Calls For More Humane Animal Euthanasia Options

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, a long-time veterinarian, says the legislation expands tranquilizer options used early in the euthanasia process. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 27
Crash Causes Double Rollover In Hartland Township

Crash Causes Double Rollover In Hartland Township

Two people were hospitalized following a double rollover crash in Hartland Township this morning. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Housing Fair Saturday In Brighton

Livingston County Housing Fair Saturday In Brighton

Housing resources and information is available to anyone who resides in Livingston County during a weekend event.
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Hartland Township Looks At Goals For 2018

Hartland Township Looks At Goals For 2018

Officials met Tuesday to review the township's five-year strategic plan and prioritize objectives for the coming year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Chamber To Host Candidate Forum

Brighton Chamber To Host Candidate Forum

Six candidates are vying for four positions on Brighton City Council in the November 7th General Election. Read Full Article
 
Vailliencourt Says He Will Seek Review Of Juvenile Sentence

Vailliencourt Says He Will Seek Review Of Juvenile Sentence

Vailliencourt said he shared the public’s “sense of outrage” over the sentence, but that a prosecutor cannot force a judge to impose a specific sentence. Read Full Article
 
Auto No-Fault Reform Bill Clears House Insurance Committee

Auto No-Fault Reform Bill Clears House Insurance Committee

A bill advancing in Michigan's Legislature would require lower auto insurance premiums for all drivers and eliminate Michigan’s auto no-fault law. Read Full Article
 
Former Sheriff David Clarke Delivers Keynote At Republican Fundraiser

Former Sheriff David Clarke Delivers Keynote At Republican Fundraiser

The controversial former sheriff of Milwaukee County was the guest of honor at the 2017 Reagan Day Dinner fundraiser, which also attracted about a dozen protestors. Read Full Article
 
Chain Of Lakes Workshop Set Tonight In Hamburg Township

Chain Of Lakes Workshop Set Tonight In Hamburg Township

The workshop is designed to help residents understand the plant and weed system within the Chain of Lakes, along with some emerging lake management challenges. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, October 26
Bakery Owner Responds To Questions, Criticisms About Liquor License

Bakery Owner Responds To Questions, Criticisms About Liquor License

M. Street Baking Co. has applied for a liquor license as they plan to sell alcohol at the restaurant and bakery events. Read Full Article
 
Participants Sought For 2017 County Communication Survey

Participants Sought For 2017 County Communication Survey

The survey is a part of the county’s Strategic Plan and efforts to provide increased transparency with citizens and more open lines of communication. Read Full Article
 
Grant Money Coming To Pair Of Livingston County Clinics

Grant Money Coming To Pair Of Livingston County Clinics

VINA Dental Center and the Regents of the U-M Student Run Health Center are receiving funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Read Full Article
 
24th Annual Filling Wishes Booklet Released

24th Annual Filling Wishes Booklet Released

Compiled by the Livingston County United Way, the booklet compiles "wish lists" from from nearly 30 local nonprofit organizations for the holiday season. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Flex Route Project In Home Stretch

US-23 Flex Route Project In Home Stretch

The new Flex Route that runs between M-36 and Ann Arbor should be fully functional and open to traffic by mid-November. CLICK HERE FOR STORY

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Drivers Cautioned As Deer Are On The Move

Drivers Cautioned As Deer Are On The Move

Livingston County Mike Murphy has tips for keeping drivers and their vehicles safe from collisions with deer. Read Full Article
 
Accident On I-96 West Near D-19 Closes Two Lanes Of Traffic

Accident On I-96 West Near D-19 Closes Two Lanes Of Traffic

The driver of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler was transported to Sparrow Hospital as a precaution after he rear ended a semi truck slowing down for traffic. Read Full Article
 
Whitmore Lake Public Schools Have Favorable Fund Balance, Audit

Whitmore Lake Public Schools Have Favorable Fund Balance, Audit

District officials say a recent audit showed three years of proactive and flexible financial planning has officially paid off for Whitmore Lake Public Schools.

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Wednesday, October 25
Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court Hosts Graduation Ceremony

Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court Hosts Graduation Ceremony

The Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court held a graduation ceremony this morning. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures Coming On I-96 At Latson Road For Pavement Patching

Lane Closures Coming On I-96 At Latson Road For Pavement Patching

Motorists can expect some travel delays along I-96 in Howell for pavement patching starting Thursday. Read Full Article
 
Livingston 911 Honored For Work During I-96 Pileup

Livingston 911 Honored For Work During I-96 Pileup

The award was given during the APCO Awards ceremony held in Frankenmuth earlier this month. Read Full Article
 
County Sheriff's Office's Trunk-Or-Treat Event Friday

County Sheriff's Office's Trunk-Or-Treat Event Friday

The 1st annual Public Safety Trunk-or-Treat event is planned Friday, offering local kids a chance to dress up and collect candy in a safe environment. Read Full Article
 
Howell Township Residents Speak Out Against Gun Range

Howell Township Residents Speak Out Against Gun Range

The planning commission recommended denying approval of a text amendment that would make shooting ranges an allowed use in agricultural residential zoning. Read Full Article
 
Road Status Change in Subdivision Project Could Be Incentive For Buyers

Road Status Change in Subdivision Project Could Be Incentive For Buyers

Developers of the Deerfield Preserve project in Brighton Township are switching the roads within the housing sector from private to public. Read Full Article
 
New Hudson Man Convicted In 1991 Murder

New Hudson Man Convicted In 1991 Murder

52-year-old Michael Todd McIntyre of New Hudson was found guilty by a Midland County jury of First Degree Murder. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Office Advises Of Phone Scams In Livingston County

Sheriff's Office Advises Of Phone Scams In Livingston County

Another phone scam is circulating throughout Livingston County that attempts to swindle people out of money. Read Full Article
 
Demonstration Planned Against Speaker At Republican Party Fundraiser

Demonstration Planned Against Speaker At Republican Party Fundraiser

Indivisible Livingston is protesting former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's appearance at the annual Reagan Day Dinner. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 24
CDC Test Confirms Livingston Case Was Not Measles

CDC Test Confirms Livingston Case Was Not Measles

Dianne McCormick, health officer for Livingston County Health Department, said that it was of “an abundance of caution” that local health departments issued the precaution. Read Full Article
 
Hospitals Now Affected By Oakland County Water Main Break

Hospitals Now Affected By Oakland County Water Main Break

The Great Lakes Water Authority says the advisory could be in effect until Thursday or Friday. Read Full Article
 
Local Police Agencies Hosting Drug Take Back Events Saturday

Local Police Agencies Hosting Drug Take Back Events Saturday

The drop off service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Discusses Possibility Of Headlee Override

Brighton Council Discusses Possibility Of Headlee Override

Plante Moran Partner Martin Olejnik says that new revenue sources for the city are pretty much limited to a Headlee override. Read Full Article
 
Infertility Workshop Uses Art As Therapy

Infertility Workshop Uses Art As Therapy

Participants placed items in small glass containers to create air plant terrariums. Read Full Article
 
Crane Falls On Genoa Township House

Crane Falls On Genoa Township House

The 100-foot crane fell and damaged a house in the Sunrise Park neighborhood. There were no injuries reported. Read Full Article
 
Bystanders Pull Driver From Burning Vehicle After Crash

Bystanders Pull Driver From Burning Vehicle After Crash

Bystanders to the crash removed both drivers, a 68-year-old Gregory woman and a 51-year-old White Lake woman. Read Full Article
 
New Howell Bakery & Restaurant Seeks Liquor License

New Howell Bakery & Restaurant Seeks Liquor License

M Street Baking Company is looking to open up on North Michigan Avenue and is seeking a redevelopment liquor license. Read Full Article
 
New Voting Equipment Gets Positive Feedback

New Voting Equipment Gets Positive Feedback

Voters say the new machines are easy to use, while election inspectors appreciate the added safety and security devices. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Bullying to Be Addressed in Brighton Schools' Student Handbook

Cyber Bullying to Be Addressed in Brighton Schools' Student Handbook

The increasing incidence of cyber bullying will be added to the Brighton Area Schools' student handbook this year. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 23
Brighton Area Schools Record Higher Enrollment Figures

Brighton Area Schools Record Higher Enrollment Figures

Enrollment is up in the Brighton Area Schools,and that means a big increase in state per-pupil aid. Read Full Article
 
Crane Falls On Home In Genoa Township

Crane Falls On Home In Genoa Township

Crews are working to upright a 100-foot crane that fell while doing tree removal work, damaging a house in Sunrise Park near Lake Chemung. Read Full Article
 
Design Of Duane Zemper Statue Unveiled

Design Of Duane Zemper Statue Unveiled

When completed, the sculpture will be installed on the lawn of the Howell Carnegie District Library, although the exact location has yet to be determined. Read Full Article
 
Juvenile Sex Offender Sentence Draws Criticism

Juvenile Sex Offender Sentence Draws Criticism

The teen will be allowed to undergo outpatient rehabilitation despite a plea agreement stipulating he be admitted to a residential sex offender facility. Read Full Article
 
DDA Declines Brighton Family's Contribution For Mill Pond Renovation

DDA Declines Brighton Family's Contribution For Mill Pond Renovation

The DDA has told the donor that it might be better to donate toward a different future project in the community. Read Full Article
 
Scary Storytelling At Howell Opera House Saturday

Scary Storytelling At Howell Opera House Saturday

Just in time for Halloween, the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild is returning to the Howell Opera House for an evening of spooky stories. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Property To Be Investigated For Soil Contaminants

Green Oak Twp. Property To Be Investigated For Soil Contaminants

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requested an investigation of the 3.35 acres located on Rushton Road. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney New Tech Students Thrive In Internship Program

Pinckney New Tech Students Thrive In Internship Program

The school has had a successful relationship with Lowry Solutions, having 87 students complete summer internships over recent years. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Arts Council Presents Butterfly Sculpture To DDA

Fenton Arts Council Presents Butterfly Sculpture To DDA

The community-made butterfly took 10 months to create and is designed to sit on top of a flag pole. Read Full Article
 
Project Opiate Team & Judges Attend Specialty Court Breakfast

Project Opiate Team & Judges Attend Specialty Court Breakfast

The Project Opiate team and the Livingston County judicial bench attended the Ingham County Sobriety Court Foundation 6th Annual Breakfast. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 22
City Of Brighton Receives Favorable Audit

City Of Brighton Receives Favorable Audit

The city of Brighton received a clean audit again this year, marking the 30th straight year the city has received an "unmodified" opinion from auditors. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council OKs Project to Repair Cracked Sewer Line on Rickett Road

Brighton Council OKs Project to Repair Cracked Sewer Line on Rickett Road

The Brighton City Council approved an emergency project to line an aging sanitary sewer main at its meeting Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police to Host Open House and Distribute Halloween Treats

Brighton Police to Host Open House and Distribute Halloween Treats

The Brighton City Police Dept. will be passing out candy on Halloween evening and later will host an open house for the first time in department history. Read Full Article
 
Middle School Students Raise $5,400 For Hurricane Relief

Middle School Students Raise $5,400 For Hurricane Relief

The Highlander Way Middle School Hawks Care 5K Run/Walk raised $5,400 for the American Red Cross. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 21
Police Still Looking For Man Considered Violent And Dangerous

Police Still Looking For Man Considered Violent And Dangerous

Edward Franklin Hulbert, who has a lengthy criminal history, has two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. Read Full Article
 
Constituents Call On Congressman Bishop To Pass Dream Act

Constituents Call On Congressman Bishop To Pass Dream Act

A group of 8th District constituents gathered outside of Congressman Mike Bishop’s Brighton office Friday to encourage him to support and pass The Dream Act.

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Local Group Weighs In On Pipeline Response To Environmental Violations

Local Group Weighs In On Pipeline Response To Environmental Violations

Local activists took issue with the company's seemingly flippant response to state violations during construction of the ET Rover Pipeline. Read Full Article
 
Infrastructure Projects To Proceed In City Of Brighton

Infrastructure Projects To Proceed In City Of Brighton

Capital improvement bonds and refunding bonds will be used for the projects. Read Full Article
 
Donation To Benefit Foster Families In Area

Donation To Benefit Foster Families In Area

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians recently donated $4,000 to Livingston County Catholic Charities, which will use the money to grow their Foster Family Care special needs fund. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 20
National Weather Service Predicts Snowy Michigan Winter

National Weather Service Predicts Snowy Michigan Winter

Meteorologists say Old Man Winter is poised to return a bit colder than the last couple of years. Read Full Article
 
Man Caught Watching Porn At Work Headed To Trial

Man Caught Watching Porn At Work Headed To Trial

Surveillance footage from the plant Kenneth Smith works at shows him watching pornography that depicts an underage girl. Read Full Article
 
Center Stage Expo Puts Local Businesses In The Spotlight

Center Stage Expo Puts Local Businesses In The Spotlight

Nearly 60 businesses attended the event held by the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. Read Full Article
 
Entries Sought For Fantasy Of Lights Parade In Downtown Howell

Entries Sought For Fantasy Of Lights Parade In Downtown Howell

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is challenging local businesses, non-profits and others to get merry and bright with lights this fall.
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Brighton Council OKs Plans for Mill Pond Bandshell & Amphitheater

Brighton Council OKs Plans for Mill Pond Bandshell & Amphitheater

The city of Brighton will now go forward with plans for $750,000 in upgrades to the Mill Pond. Read Full Article
 
"Exploring Islam" Series Educates To Develop Understanding

"Exploring Islam" Series Educates To Develop Understanding

Assistant Imam Shayk Hassan says "people fear what they don't know." Read Full Article
 
Settlement Discussed In Sahouri Lawsuit, Trial Delayed Until 2018

Settlement Discussed In Sahouri Lawsuit, Trial Delayed Until 2018

Tracey Sahouri sued the Hartland Consolidated School district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act. Read Full Article
 
Private/Public Venture To Install I-96 Guardrail Completed

Private/Public Venture To Install I-96 Guardrail Completed

1.7 miles of median cable guardrail has been installed near Williamston as part of a partnership between MDOT and the Kiefer Foundation. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, October 19
Third Exam Finds Fenton Twp. Teen Competent For Murder Trial

Third Exam Finds Fenton Twp. Teen Competent For Murder Trial

16-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl was charged as an adult with open murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris. Read Full Article
 
Temporary Light At Griswold & 8 Mile Could Be Made Permanent

Temporary Light At Griswold & 8 Mile Could Be Made Permanent

Some residents say it greatly aided the traffic flow and made left turns onto Eight Mile much easier. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Township To Support Village Of Pinckney With New Pathway

Putnam Township To Support Village Of Pinckney With New Pathway

Both entities believe the stretch of Dexter-Pinckney Road from M-36 to the high school is too dangerous to students and pedestrians. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Facing Charges For Sending Nude Photos To Underage Girl

Local Man Facing Charges For Sending Nude Photos To Underage Girl

Craig Holland of Gregory allegedly sent nude pictures of himself to a 13-year-old he met through Facebook. Read Full Article
 
Federal Charges Filed Against Deadly Drug Trafficking Organization

Federal Charges Filed Against Deadly Drug Trafficking Organization

Federal charges have been filed against a drug gang accused of selling a deadly heroin mix throughout metro Detroit, including Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Local Residents Can Try Out Next Generation Voting Equipment Before Election

Local Residents Can Try Out Next Generation Voting Equipment Before Election

Livingston County residents have a chance to try out new voting equipment before the November 7th election.

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Green Oak Twp. Settles Land Discrepancy For Police Station

Green Oak Twp. Settles Land Discrepancy For Police Station

There is 30 ft. of disputed land between the 13 acres the township intends to purchase and the Legacy Center. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Commissioners Recognize Ruth Munzel

Livingston County Commissioners Recognize Ruth Munzel

A longtime member of the Livingston County Board of Canvassers is stepping down after more than three decades and was recognized for her years of dedicated service. Read Full Article
 
The Haunted SHAC In Milford Canceled Due To Lack Of Volunteers

The Haunted SHAC In Milford Canceled Due To Lack Of Volunteers

The annual Halloween event is held in downtown Milford as part of a fundraiser for local art programs. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, October 18
Semi Driver Falls Asleep, Causes Three Vehicle Crash On I-96

Semi Driver Falls Asleep, Causes Three Vehicle Crash On I-96

A semi-truck driver was cited for an early morning crash in which he fell asleep at the wheel on westbound I-96 in the Howell area.

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Appeals Court Overrules Decision In Case Against Former Howell Employer

Appeals Court Overrules Decision In Case Against Former Howell Employer

The appeals panel said the trial judge did not engage in the proper legal analysis. Read Full Article
 
Services Set For Fenton Man Killed In Boating Accident

Services Set For Fenton Man Killed In Boating Accident

57-year-old Mark Elmer died last week after his leg was severed by a boat propeller while trying to remove the boat from Lake Fenton. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Repeals Outdated Ordinances

Hamburg Township Repeals Outdated Ordinances

Officials say ordinances dating back to the 60s' have been found in the process to codify the set of rules. Read Full Article
 
Price To Lease Artwork Is Rising But Fenton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Will Continue

Price To Lease Artwork Is Rising But Fenton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Will Continue

Increasing artist stipends to remain competitive was the reason given to the Downtown Development Authority. Read Full Article
 
Construction Starts Today On Old US-23 Between Spencer & Hilton Roads

Construction Starts Today On Old US-23 Between Spencer & Hilton Roads

Motorists traveling along a portion of Old US-23 in Brighton Township should expect to encounter delays as a construction project gets underway today. Read Full Article
 
Voyager Educator Surprised With Teacher Of The Year Honors

Voyager Educator Surprised With Teacher Of The Year Honors

Fifth grade teacher Jennifer Hibbard was named the 2017-2018 Howell Public Schools Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Crosswalk Project Complete In Downtown Brighton

Crosswalk Project Complete In Downtown Brighton

New enhanced pedestrian signs have been installed along Main Street in downtown Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Former Restaurant Owner Sentenced In Baseball Bat Attack On Ex-Employee

Former Restaurant Owner Sentenced In Baseball Bat Attack On Ex-Employee

Johnnie Hamilton, owner of the now-closed Bubba Chang's buffet, used a bat to attack a former employee looking to collect back wages. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 17
Howell Man Charged After Home Invasion Incident In Fowlerville

Howell Man Charged After Home Invasion Incident In Fowlerville

The suspect reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and began threatening others inside the home before stabbing himself several times. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Hires New Animal Control Director

Livingston County Hires New Animal Control Director

Aimee Orn has been hired as Livingston County Animal Control's new director.
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Hartland Holds 3rd Annual State of the Township Address

Hartland Holds 3rd Annual State of the Township Address

The community update this year included a celebration of the township's 180th birthday. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Looks To Aid Howell Township's Sewer System

Genoa Township Looks To Aid Howell Township's Sewer System

Genoa Township is looking to provide Utility Department services to Howell Township to assist with engineering and technical expertise regarding the township's sewer system. Read Full Article
 
Residents Crowd County Meeting With Concerns Over ET Rover Pipeline Violations

Residents Crowd County Meeting With Concerns Over ET Rover Pipeline Violations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a violation notice last week against the pipeline company about the spread of contaminated groundwater.
Read Full Article
 
Milford Attorney Charged In Domestic Assault Case

Milford Attorney Charged In Domestic Assault Case

Criminal charges have been filed against Milford Attorney
Jennifer Elowsky-Auger, who allegedly assaulted her husband in a domestic dispute.
Read Full Article
 
"Much Needed" Traffic Signal Approved For Latson Road

"Much Needed" Traffic Signal Approved For Latson Road

The traffic signal was approved for Latson Road and Hampton Ridge Boulevard at the Meijer entrance in Howell Read Full Article
 
Highland Township Man Apprehended For Armed Robbery

Highland Township Man Apprehended For Armed Robbery

Authorities were able to locate a Highland Township man wanted in connected with an armed robbery Sunday.

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Brighton Twp. Teen Charged With 31 Felonies Enters Plea Deal

Brighton Twp. Teen Charged With 31 Felonies Enters Plea Deal

The charges stem from sexual assault allegations and possessing child sexually abusive material, involving 7 victims total. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 16
Monument To Honor Oakland County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

Monument To Honor Oakland County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit will be honored will a large monument at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon Township later this month.

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Bentivolio Considering Another Run For 11th District Seat

Bentivolio Considering Another Run For 11th District Seat

The Milford Republican is an Army veteran and former teacher at Fowlerville High School. Read Full Article
 
Howell Gathering To Focus On Shared Parenting Bill

Howell Gathering To Focus On Shared Parenting Bill

A bill by White Lake Republican State Representative Jim Runestad would make equal parenting time the presumed starting point going into custody cases. Read Full Article
 
County Clerk Pleased With Resolution In Embezzlement Case

County Clerk Pleased With Resolution In Embezzlement Case

Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley, who holds accounting and law degrees, discovered financial irregularities involving the clerk’s office in May of 2016. Read Full Article
 
Driver Crashes Into Howell Store

Driver Crashes Into Howell Store

The driver was cited for Careless Driving and police say there was no sign of any alcohol or drug use. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Headed To Trial On Cocaine Charges

South Lyon Man Headed To Trial On Cocaine Charges

Christopher Dalke is facing a felony cocaine charge that carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Man Caught With Heroin Picking Up Girlfriend From Jail

Man Caught With Heroin Picking Up Girlfriend From Jail

Jeffrey Picklesimer was waiting for his girlfriend to be released from jail when deputies found him passed out in his car. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 15
Birthday Ball Will Celebrate Anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps

Birthday Ball Will Celebrate Anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps

Funds raised at the event will be used to purchase flags to celebrate Flag Day and to support veterans at the VA Hospital. Read Full Article
 
Empty Bowl Project Event To Help Fight Hunger

Empty Bowl Project Event To Help Fight Hunger

The fundraiser will be held at Bakers of Milford on November 5th. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Schools Have Creative Solution To Bus Driver Shortage

Pinckney Schools Have Creative Solution To Bus Driver Shortage

The district purchased a van last year and a second one last week to transport students to after-school athletic events. Read Full Article
 
High Winds Cause Downed Power Lines in Livingston County

High Winds Cause Downed Power Lines in Livingston County

The high winds in the area are creating some problems in Livingston County today. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 14
Pipeline Company Cited For Spilling Gas-Water Mix Into Local Wetland

Pipeline Company Cited For Spilling Gas-Water Mix Into Local Wetland

Contaminated water coming from the ET Rover Pipeline project has been spilling into wetlands that connect to the Portage River. Read Full Article
 
Congressman Bishop Says Fungal Meningitis Victims Will Get Direct Compensation

Congressman Bishop Says Fungal Meningitis Victims Will Get Direct Compensation

A local congressman says victims and families of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak will receive direct compensation. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Has Highest Per-Capita In Region For Gun Ownership

Livingston Has Highest Per-Capita In Region For Gun Ownership

A new study shows Livingston County has the highest per capita of legal handgun ownership in the region.
Read Full Article
 
Venetian Masquerade To Benefit Howell Opera House

Venetian Masquerade To Benefit Howell Opera House

The Livingston Arts Council is holding the fundraiser next Wednesday to help with renovations to the second floor of the historic building. Read Full Article
 
City Of Howell Receives Another “Unqualified” Opinion On Audit

City Of Howell Receives Another “Unqualified” Opinion On Audit

The City of Howell has received another glowing audit report. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 13
Boater Dies After Mishap On Lake Fenton

Boater Dies After Mishap On Lake Fenton

57-year-old Mark Elmer and a friend were working to remove the boat from Lake Fenton on Thursday when the incident occurred. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Health Department Confirms New Measles Case

Livingston Health Department Confirms New Measles Case

Officials say this is the second case of adult-onset measles in Livingston County this year. Read Full Article
 
Hurricane Relief Event For Water Island Saturday In Fenton

Hurricane Relief Event For Water Island Saturday In Fenton

A Hurricane relief effort event is planned Saturday in Fenton to benefit a small, residential U.S. Virgin Island that was hit hard.
Read Full Article
 
Engine Braking Truck Drivers May Soon Be Fined In Marion Township

Engine Braking Truck Drivers May Soon Be Fined In Marion Township

The Board of Trustees is looking to stop the noisy method of braking that they find unnecessary in their township. Read Full Article
 
Anti-Pipeline Group Claims Tainted Water Is Spilling Into Wetland

Anti-Pipeline Group Claims Tainted Water Is Spilling Into Wetland

ET Go Home says that residents noticed an ongoing water spill on the Rover pipeline construction near the border between Livingston and Washtenaw counties. Read Full Article
 
Truck Driver In Fatal US-23 Crash Arraigned

Truck Driver In Fatal US-23 Crash Arraigned

62-year-old Gary Bruce Erard was arraigned Thursday in 53rd District Court on three misdemeanor counts of moving violation causing death. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Howell Library Director Named Fantasy of Lights Grand Marshal

Longtime Howell Library Director Named Fantasy of Lights Grand Marshal

Kathleen Zaenger has been at the library's helm for 38 years and will serve as Grand Marshal of the 34th annual parade. Read Full Article
 
Solutions For Family Caregivers Expo Coming This Saturday

Solutions For Family Caregivers Expo Coming This Saturday

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B holds the event every year to help people caring for aging parents or family members. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Animal Shelter To Hold "Empty The Shelter" Event Saturday

Livingston County Animal Shelter To Hold "Empty The Shelter" Event Saturday

Individuals and families looking to add a forever pet to their home are able to take advantage of a free pet adoption event this weekend.

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Thursday, October 12
Search Continues For Wanted Man Considered Dangerous & Violent

Search Continues For Wanted Man Considered Dangerous & Violent

Public assistance is being sought to locate a man wanted on felony warrants with an extensive, violent criminal history.
Read Full Article
 
Jones Road To Close In Cohoctah Township Next Wednesday

Jones Road To Close In Cohoctah Township Next Wednesday

Rehabilitation work on a railroad bridge is entering the next phase in Cohoctah Township next week. Read Full Article
 
Map Amendment Could Pave Way For New Residential Units In Putnam Township

Map Amendment Could Pave Way For New Residential Units In Putnam Township

The proposed rezoning of 15.5 acres off Patterson Lake Road could allow a developer to construct 10 condominium units. Read Full Article
 
October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

Local officials are reminding residents about the importance of good dental health as October is National Dental Hygiene Month.

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Annual "State Of The Township" Address In Hartland Monday

Annual "State Of The Township" Address In Hartland Monday

Hartland Township is celebrating its 180th birthday at its annual State of the Township address next week.
Read Full Article
 
Man Arrested For Gun After Traffic Stop In Lyon Township

Man Arrested For Gun After Traffic Stop In Lyon Township

A man was jailed for possessing a concealed weapon after a traffic stop in Lyon Township.


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Brighton Officials Seek Input With Biennial Survey

Brighton Officials Seek Input With Biennial Survey

The city has been doing the surveys since 2009, making this year the fifth time. Read Full Article
 
Police & SWAT Search For Wanted Man In Howell

Police & SWAT Search For Wanted Man In Howell

Police were looking for a man with felony warrants out for his arrest, but did not find him at the residence they surrounded last night. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, October 11
Meet The Candidates Forum Held In Fenton

Meet The Candidates Forum Held In Fenton

Two of the three mayoral and all five city council candidates fielded questions from the public and a Political Action Team, Tuesday night. Read Full Article
 
Documentary Film Featuring Local Vets Set For Free Howell Showing

Documentary Film Featuring Local Vets Set For Free Howell Showing

“Our Vietnam Generation” by Michigan filmmaker Keith Famie features several local veterans and extensive footage shot in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Coffee Chats With HPS Superintendent Returning This Month

Coffee Chats With HPS Superintendent Returning This Month

Enjoy a cup of coffee and strike up a conversation with Howell Public Schools Superintendent Erin MacGregor on October 19th at the Highlander Restaurant. Read Full Article
 
Electronic Waste Collection Event Set Later This Month In Howell

Electronic Waste Collection Event Set Later This Month In Howell

It is hosted by the Livingston County Solid Waste Program and made possible with a grant from Chem-Trend. Read Full Article
 
Leaf Vacuuming Underway In Brighton

Leaf Vacuuming Underway In Brighton

Fall leaf vacuuming for the city of Brighton’s 7,500 residents began on Monday of this week and will continue through the end of November. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was presented with a report on Patriot Week, recently observed in the Brighton Area Schools. Read Full Article
 
School's Petition To Relocate To Genoa Township Church Tabled

School's Petition To Relocate To Genoa Township Church Tabled

Genoa Twp officials say Livingston Christian Schools need to address a few items, like obtaining an updated traffic study. Read Full Article
 
Panel Hears Arguments In Case Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

Panel Hears Arguments In Case Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

A ruling to exclude evidence in the sexual assault case against 52-year-old David Price III is being challenged. Read Full Article
 
ART of Infertility Workshop Coming To Brighton District Library

ART of Infertility Workshop Coming To Brighton District Library

The workshop is a place for people who've dealt with infertility to come and a find community and others they can relate to. Read Full Article
 
2017 Fenton Ghost Walk This Weekend

2017 Fenton Ghost Walk This Weekend

Walking ghost tours are being offered around Fenton's historic district this Friday and Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Music Show Benefits Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit

Music Show Benefits Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit

An annual music show benefiting the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit has been deemed a success. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 10
Lane Closures Could Spell Weekend Delays On I-96

Lane Closures Could Spell Weekend Delays On I-96

Weekend lane closures will impact motorists on I-96 in the Howell area.
Read Full Article
 
Officials Look To Extend Sidewalks To Pinckney High School

Officials Look To Extend Sidewalks To Pinckney High School

The Village of Pinckney has approved spending up to $5,000 on preliminary drawings that would provide a walkway along Dexter Pinckney Road between M-36 leading to Pinckney High School Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Still Looking for More Bus Drivers

Brighton Area Schools Still Looking for More Bus Drivers

Finding enough bus drivers seems to be a recurring problem in most school districts these days and that includes the Brighton Area Schools. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning Sought To Allow Microbrewery In Howell Township

Rezoning Sought To Allow Microbrewery In Howell Township

A rezoning is being sought to construct a microbrewery in Howell Township, although the matter was ultimately tabled during Monday night’s board meeting.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was presented with a report on Patriot Week, recently observed in the Brighton Area Schools. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Woman Sentenced For $1.5 Million Embezzlement

Pinckney Woman Sentenced For $1.5 Million Embezzlement

53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney pleaded guilty in August to six felony counts of embezzlement. Read Full Article
 
Audit Confirms Success Of District's "Adaptive" Plan

Audit Confirms Success Of District's "Adaptive" Plan

Superintendent Erin MacGregor credits the district's good financial footing to making decisions that are fiscally responsible and ensure sustainability. Read Full Article
 
Huron River Chain Of Lakes Workshop Planned In Hamburg Township

Huron River Chain Of Lakes Workshop Planned In Hamburg Township

An upcoming workshop aims to help residents better understand the plant and weed system within the Huron River Chain of Lakes and overall lake management. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Howell Township Official Retires

Longtime Howell Township Official Retires

The Howell Township Board will be looking to fill a vacancy following the resignation of Trustee Carolyn Eaton.
Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 9
Local Man Pleads Guilty As Driver In Fatal Hit And Run

Local Man Pleads Guilty As Driver In Fatal Hit And Run

Ambrose Sullivan was walking home from work last September when he was hit and killed by David Vega, who fled the scene. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set Tuesday On Revised School Plans For Genoa Church

Hearing Set Tuesday On Revised School Plans For Genoa Church

Livingston Christian Schools submitted new plans last month to relocate to the Brighton Church of the Nazarene in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Local Organization Assists All Veterans, Not Just Disabled

Local Organization Assists All Veterans, Not Just Disabled

The Michigan Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 covers all of Livingston County and provides a variety of services, specializing in helping with disability claims. Read Full Article
 
Chamber Event To Focus On Supporting Disabilities In Workforce

Chamber Event To Focus On Supporting Disabilities In Workforce

Strategies to support individuals with disabilities in the workplace is the focus of a luncheon program Wednesday. Read Full Article
 
Most Outages From Saturday Storm Should Be Restored Tonight

Most Outages From Saturday Storm Should Be Restored Tonight

The National Weather Service in White Lake Township reported wind gusts as high as 58 mph. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon District Dedicates New School To Former Superintendent

South Lyon District Dedicates New School To Former Superintendent

Dr. William Pearson served as assistant superintendent and superintendent during his 24 years with the district. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Finance Director Elected To Statewide Board

Brighton Finance Director Elected To Statewide Board

Gretchen Gomolka was elected in late September to the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association board of directors for a 2-year term. Read Full Article
 
Public Meeting Tuesday On Regional Trail Connection In Island Lake Rec Area

Public Meeting Tuesday On Regional Trail Connection In Island Lake Rec Area

The trail is designed to provide increased safety for bicyclists who utilize Island Lake. Read Full Article
 
Annual Community Baby Shower To Benefit New And Soon-To-Be Parents

Annual Community Baby Shower To Benefit New And Soon-To-Be Parents

The event will include food, prizes, educational programs, and information about local available resources. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 8
Thousands Without Power as Result of Wind Storm

Thousands Without Power as Result of Wind Storm

DTE reports that about 22,000 customers remained without power as of noon today (Sun.) system-wide as a result of a storm last night that brought high winds. Read Full Article
 
Bishop Lake Road Closed Due to Mountain Bike Racing Event

Bishop Lake Road Closed Due to Mountain Bike Racing Event

A youth mountain bike racing event has resulted in the closure of portions of of Bishop Lake Road until 2 p.m. today. (TT) Read Full Article
 
City Of Brighton Hires Arborist

City Of Brighton Hires Arborist

The Brighton City Council has approved a contract to hire an on-call arborist. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmakers Support Legislation To Ban Local Taxes On Food

Local Lawmakers Support Legislation To Ban Local Taxes On Food

State Representative Hank Vaupel is supporting a bill to prohibit local taxes on food, saying it would hurt families and farmers.
Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 7
Howell High School Student Charged With Sexual Assault Headed To Trial

Howell High School Student Charged With Sexual Assault Headed To Trial

17-year-old Scott Minton is facing nine felony charges that include counts of criminal sexual conduct, extortion, and distributing child sexually abusive material. Read Full Article
 
99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash Identified

99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash Identified

Maurice Coles of Howell was killed in a head-on crash Friday morning on Mason Road.
Read Full Article
 
DNR Says Fabulous Volunteer Response For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

DNR Says Fabulous Volunteer Response For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

There’s been an outpouring of volunteers looking to help out harvesting seeds from about 33 acres of overgrown jack pine trees in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Howell Library to Repave Parking Spaces & Replace Sidewalk

Howell Library to Repave Parking Spaces & Replace Sidewalk

The Howell Carnegie District Library and City staff have been working on a plan to pave the Chestnut Street Parking area.
Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Introduces Resolution Regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Vaupel Introduces Resolution Regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

State Representative Hank Vaupel is seeking increased awareness for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 6
99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash After Trying To Pass Vehicle

99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash After Trying To Pass Vehicle

A Howell man is dead following a morning crash on Mason Road.
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Spartan Fans Win VINA Tailgate Challenge

Spartan Fans Win VINA Tailgate Challenge

Over $46,000 was raised for the dental clinic by both fan bases. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council OKs Contract with "Soft" Recycling Firm

Brighton City Council OKs Contract with "Soft" Recycling Firm

The city of Brighton has approved a contract with an Ohio firm that will pick up recyclable materials not handled by the city’s recycler. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council Adopts New Zoning Ordinance

Brighton City Council Adopts New Zoning Ordinance

The Brighton City Council has approved a new zoning ordinance which the city says will be more user-friendly, while taking advantage of technological advances. Read Full Article
 
Wood Chip Fire Continues To Smolder

Wood Chip Fire Continues To Smolder

Dexter Area Fire Chief Robert Smith says the fire may have started due to spontaneous combustion. Read Full Article
 
Lane & Ramp Closures Scheduled Along US-23, 6 Mile Ramp

Lane & Ramp Closures Scheduled Along US-23, 6 Mile Ramp

More ramp and lane closures on planned on US-23 in the Northfield Township area this week and next. Read Full Article
 
Historic Sculpture Unveiled And Gifted To City Of Fenton

Historic Sculpture Unveiled And Gifted To City Of Fenton

Longtime residents Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman commissioned the piece of art as a way to give back to the community they love. Read Full Article
 
Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Held In Brighton

Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Held In Brighton

Residents gathered at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for a vigil in remembrance of those who suffered in the mass shooting. Read Full Article
 
Trial Set For South Lyon Man In Baseball Bat Attack

Trial Set For South Lyon Man In Baseball Bat Attack

Police say 18-year-old Malachi Collins used a bat to severely beat a man in the South Lyon Woods Mobile Home Park. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, October 5
Cleary Announces New Athletic Facility & Residence Hall Project

Cleary Announces New Athletic Facility & Residence Hall Project

The $12 million project is part of a plan to create a campus atmosphere at a school which catered to commuters for most of its history. Read Full Article
 
Third Democrat Joins Race For Open Congressional Seat

Third Democrat Joins Race For Open Congressional Seat

Dan Haberman joins Haley Stevens and Fayrouz Saad in the Democratic field for the 11th Congressional District, which includes South Lyon, Milford and Highland Township Read Full Article
 
Local Celebrities Waiting Tables For Charity Before Big Game

Local Celebrities Waiting Tables For Charity Before Big Game

Local lawmakers,community leaders, and personalities will be taking orders at the Older Days Cafe in Fowlerville before the Michigan - Michigan State game. Read Full Article
 
Legacy Center Receives Positive Recommendation For Liquor License

Legacy Center Receives Positive Recommendation For Liquor License

The Board of Trustees voiced their concerns and trepidation before voting to approve recommendation to the state. Read Full Article
 
Special Children's Camp Receives Donation From Local "100 Women" Chapter

Special Children's Camp Receives Donation From Local "100 Women" Chapter

North Star Reach is a nonprofit camp in Pinckney that serves children facing chronic and life-threatening health challenges. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp. & Road Commission Discuss Reconstruction of Old US-23

Brighton Twp. & Road Commission Discuss Reconstruction of Old US-23

A proposed project loosely set for 2020 would widen Old US-23 from Grand River to Spencer Road to five lanes. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Security Threats Focus Of Upcoming Good Morning Livingston Program

Cyber Security Threats Focus Of Upcoming Good Morning Livingston Program

Cyber security in business will be discussed during the next Good Morning Livingston Program, featuring the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center. Read Full Article
 
Fall Book Sale Discounts Thousands Of Items At Brighton Library

Fall Book Sale Discounts Thousands Of Items At Brighton Library

The sale begins October 17th for Friends of the Brighton District library members, and the following day for the public. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, October 4
Community Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Thursday

Community Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Thursday

A vigil in Brighton tomorrow night will provide an opportunity for community prayer and reflection following the tragic events in Las Vegas. Read Full Article
 
Howell Teen Remains In Critical Condition After Monday Crash

Howell Teen Remains In Critical Condition After Monday Crash

A local teen remains hospitalized following a crash on Oak Grove Road in Howell Township Monday afternoon.
Read Full Article
 
Candlelight Vigil Shines Light On Domestic Violence

Candlelight Vigil Shines Light On Domestic Violence

The event was part of LACASA's Shine the Light Campaign for National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Read Full Article
 
Deal In Works To Resolve Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

Deal In Works To Resolve Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

Drew Shapiro’s attorney and the Fenton Township attorney asked for an adjournment after indicating a resolution of the case is close to being worked out. Read Full Article
 
Construction Of Hartland Township Trail Set To Begin This Fall

Construction Of Hartland Township Trail Set To Begin This Fall

The mountain bike trail can be used by runners and walkers as well and will hopefully be finished by spring of 2018. Read Full Article
 
Driver In Overpass Crash Cited For Careless Driving

Driver In Overpass Crash Cited For Careless Driving

Speed, alcohol and drugs did not appear to be factors. Read Full Article
 
Theis Testifies On Her Auto Insurance Reform Bill

Theis Testifies On Her Auto Insurance Reform Bill

State Representative Lana Theis testified Tuesday on a proposal to overhaul Michigan’s no fault auto-insurance system. Read Full Article
 
10th Annual Tour De Livingston Coming To Mt. Brighton

10th Annual Tour De Livingston Coming To Mt. Brighton

Cyclists can ride one of 8 routes through scenic portions of Livingston County this Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Prescription Pills Headed To Trial

Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Prescription Pills Headed To Trial

Kelly Leann Hodge is accused of stealing about $107,000 worth of medication from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital over an 18-month period. Read Full Article
 
Highlanders Prepare For Homecoming Festivities Friday

Highlanders Prepare For Homecoming Festivities Friday

A variety of activities are planned, starting with a Pre-Game Food Truck Rally sponsored by the Howell High School Athletic Boosters. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 3
Wood Chip Fire Still Going In Dexter Gravel Pit

Wood Chip Fire Still Going In Dexter Gravel Pit

A wood chip fire in a gravel pit caused widely visible smoke plumes in Dexter Township and surrounding areas.
Read Full Article
 
Toledo Woman Admits To Attempted Theft At Local Store

Toledo Woman Admits To Attempted Theft At Local Store

Malaja Isom allegedly worked with three other individuals to try to steal a number of items from the Victoria's Secret store in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
AED Scavenger Hunt Underway In Livingston County

AED Scavenger Hunt Underway In Livingston County

Cash prize incentives are used to educate the community about where to find the potentially life-saving devices. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers For Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers For Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event that entertains local families and car enthusiasts while raising funds for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.

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Two Teens Hospitalized Following Car Crash On Oak Grove Road

Two Teens Hospitalized Following Car Crash On Oak Grove Road

One teen is listed in critical condition and the other is listed as stable, while a third teen was treated and released at the scene of the crash. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Holds Open House to Get Public Input for New Master Plan

Brighton Holds Open House to Get Public Input for New Master Plan

The City of Brighton is in the process of developing a new comprehensive master plan, and toward that end held an open house Monday at the BECC building. Read Full Article
 
LACASA Candlelight Vigil Tonight In Howell

LACASA Candlelight Vigil Tonight In Howell

The 21st annual vigil is being held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read Full Article
 
Fundraiser Challenges Wolverine & Spartan Fans To Be Most Charitable

Fundraiser Challenges Wolverine & Spartan Fans To Be Most Charitable

Michigan and Michigan State fans will battle for bragging rights in a fundraising event before the teams battle on the gridiron. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 2
Suspicious Incident Reported In Hartland Township Deemed False Alarm

Suspicious Incident Reported In Hartland Township Deemed False Alarm

A suspicious incident reported in Hartland Township turned out to be a false alarm. Read Full Article
 
Sidewalk Repairs Planned Throughout City Of Howell

Sidewalk Repairs Planned Throughout City Of Howell

New sidewalks and other repairs are planned around the City of Howell.
Read Full Article
 
Lansing Debate To Reduce High Auto Insurance Rates Begins Tuesday

Lansing Debate To Reduce High Auto Insurance Rates Begins Tuesday

A first hearing is scheduled Tuesday on a local lawmaker’s bill that seeks to overhaul Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy Completes National Sheriff's Institute

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy Completes National Sheriff's Institute

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy recently completed a unique training and leadership development opportunity. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

Volunteers Sought For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

Jack pines are being harvested locally to provide seeds and regenerate forests.
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Roundabout Construction Progressing At 10 Mile & Napier Road Intersection

Roundabout Construction Progressing At 10 Mile & Napier Road Intersection

A large construction project that will boost safety at an intersection in Lyon Township is on track for completion this fall.
Read Full Article
 
LACASA Center's Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Underway

LACASA Center's Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Underway

A candlelight vigil in Howell tomorrow night is part of the nonprofit's efforts to shed light on an important issue. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set In Lawsuit Filed By Man Attacked With Baseball Bat By Former Employers

Hearing Set In Lawsuit Filed By Man Attacked With Baseball Bat By Former Employers

Changqian Zou is suing the owners and an employee from the now-closed Bubba Chang's restaurant in Genoa Township as a result of the attack. Read Full Article
 
Have A Cup Of Coffee With A Howell Police Officer

Have A Cup Of Coffee With A Howell Police Officer

The Howell City Police Department is celebrating National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday, at Uptown Coffeehouse. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 1
Sheriff Says Hartland Incident Suspicious, But Not Attempted Abduction

Sheriff Says Hartland Incident Suspicious, But Not Attempted Abduction

Sheriff Murphy says that while the Hartland incident is suspicious in nature, they are not classifying it as an attempted abduction. Read Full Article
 
Powers Running as Write-In for Brighton City Council

Powers Running as Write-In for Brighton City Council

A community activist has thrown her hat into the ring as a write-in candidate for Brighton City Council in next month's election. Read Full Article
 
Over 10,000 Meals Packaged At Local Church Event For Puerto Ricans

Over 10,000 Meals Packaged At Local Church Event For Puerto Ricans

Island residents affected by Hurricane Maria will benefit from the event held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fowlerville. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Accepts DDA Offer to Pay for Bonding Projects

Brighton Council Accepts DDA Offer to Pay for Bonding Projects

The city of Brighton will be able to proceed with several mostly infrastructure projects as a result of City Council action at Thursday night’s meeting. Read Full Article
 
Barden Elected To MSAE's Hall Of Fame

Barden Elected To MSAE's Hall Of Fame

The former Executive Director for the Livingston County Convention and Visitor's Bureau became the first woman from from her position in the state to receive that honor. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, September 30
Southbound Michigan Avenue Construction Starts Monday In Howell

Southbound Michigan Avenue Construction Starts Monday In Howell

Construction will shut down part of Michigan Avenue in Howell early Monday morning. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Witches Night Out To Benefit Melanoma Charities

Fowlerville Witches Night Out To Benefit Melanoma Charities

This be-witching event takes place Saturday, October 7th, at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds. Read Full Article
 
Microchip Event For Pet Hurricane Relief

Microchip Event For Pet Hurricane Relief

An upcoming microchip fundraiser is planned for hurricane pet relief.
Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Habitat For Humanity To Celebrate World Habitat Day

Livingston County Habitat For Humanity To Celebrate World Habitat Day

Monday is World Habitat Day and the community is invited to stop by the ReStore on Grand River from 11am to 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Says Task Force Continuing Focus On Mental Health Issues

Vaupel Says Task Force Continuing Focus On Mental Health Issues

The CARES Task Force has been traveling throughout the state to speak with stakeholders about various mental health issues. Read Full Article
 
Friday, September 29
January Trial Set For Milford Man In Death Of Daughter

January Trial Set For Milford Man In Death Of Daughter

Police say 26-year-old Keith Allen Brown appeared highly intoxicated when he told them the baby fell asleep on a mattress on the floor. Read Full Article
 
East Shore Drive In Northfield Township To Close Next Week

East Shore Drive In Northfield Township To Close Next Week

The drive will be be closed from Wednesday, October 4 until the Wednesday, October 11. Read Full Article
 
Torch 180 Seeks Community Support In Unique Fundraising Opportunity

Torch 180 Seeks Community Support In Unique Fundraising Opportunity

A fundraiser next month will benefit a local non-profit that works to help the disabled find meaningful employment.
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Recycling Service To Return To Marion Township

Recycling Service To Return To Marion Township

The motion passed by a 4-3 vote with the service scheduled to resume within a month. Read Full Article
 
EB I-96 Reopens After Crews Demolish Pleasant Valley Road Overpass

EB I-96 Reopens After Crews Demolish Pleasant Valley Road Overpass

After working through the night, MDOT was able to reopen all of the lanes at about 4am, an hour ahead of schedule.
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Duck Hunting Chair Inventor Wins $5,000 At Entrepreneur Competition

Duck Hunting Chair Inventor Wins $5,000 At Entrepreneur Competition

Brighton resident Tom Kinczkowski plans to use the money to market his product, Just Duckin Hunting Chairs. Read Full Article
 
Public Gets Look At Training Facility For First Responders In Howell

Public Gets Look At Training Facility For First Responders In Howell

Operation Engineers and Michigan Urban Search & Rescue prepare first responders in the event of local and national disasters. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell Food Truck Rally Set For Saturday

Downtown Howell Food Truck Rally Set For Saturday

The downtown Howell dining scene will be showcased this weekend during the final food truck rally of the season.

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Brighton High School To Get Luxury Car For Auto Lab Program

Brighton High School To Get Luxury Car For Auto Lab Program

Brighton High School will be getting a new luxury automobile for its automotive technology program. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, September 28
M-DOT Demolishing Pleasant Valley Road Bridge Over Eastbound I-96

M-DOT Demolishing Pleasant Valley Road Bridge Over Eastbound I-96

The demolition of the Pleasant Valley Road bridge over eastbound I-96 in Brighton Township is on the fast track and crews will be working through the night.
Read Full Article
 
Rally To Protest Rover Pipeline Set This Saturday

Rally To Protest Rover Pipeline Set This Saturday

The Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline are gathering at Camp Birkett on Silver Lake from 2pm until 4pm. Read Full Article
 
Overpass Demolition Starting This Afternoon

Overpass Demolition Starting This Afternoon

The bridge was damaged yesterday in a crash involving a flatbed semi hauling several boom lifts. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Revises Ordinance To Allow For Taller Homes & Buildings

Green Oak Twp. Revises Ordinance To Allow For Taller Homes & Buildings

Depending on its zoning, a structure's maximum height can now be 32 or 36 feet respectively, as opposed to the former 28 feet. Read Full Article
 
Neighborhood On Edge Following Incident With Van & Local Student

Neighborhood On Edge Following Incident With Van & Local Student

The incident happened just before 3pm when a person in a 12-year-old girl said she was approached by a white van in the Hidden Creek subdivision in Oceola Township. Read Full Article
 
Substitute Bus Driver Disciplined For Facebook Racial Slur

Substitute Bus Driver Disciplined For Facebook Racial Slur

The investigation into hate speech posted on social media by a local substitute bus driver has concluded and disciplinary actions are being taken.
Read Full Article
 
Howell Main Street Named Top 10 For Second Time In Three Years

Howell Main Street Named Top 10 For Second Time In Three Years

C.O.O. Cathleen Edgerly called it a community achievement. Read Full Article
 
DTE Energy To Trim Trees In City Of Howell

DTE Energy To Trim Trees In City Of Howell

The City advises DTE crews and arborists will be assessing and performing tree trimming work. Read Full Article
 
Overpass Demolition Starts Tonight, Pleasant Valley Road Will Be Closed 6 Months

Overpass Demolition Starts Tonight, Pleasant Valley Road Will Be Closed 6 Months

The bridge was damaged yesterday in a crash involving a flatbed semi hauling several boom lifts. Read Full Article
 
Demolition Planned For Pleasant Valley Bridge After Semi Crash

Demolition Planned For Pleasant Valley Bridge After Semi Crash

All three lanes of I-96 remain closed as of this morning, with traffic only getting by on the shoulder.
Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, September 27
Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

Eastbound I-96 is shut down at Pleasant Valley Road until further notice. Read Full Article
 
Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

All lanes of eastbound I-96 are shut down at Pleasant Valley Road. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Facing Felony Cocaine Delivery Charge

South Lyon Man Facing Felony Cocaine Delivery Charge

A South Lyon man is facing 20 years in prison following his arrest last week on felony cocaine charges. Read Full Article
 
Woman Who Used Tool To Hit Vehicle Driving On "Her" Private Road Heads To Trial

Woman Who Used Tool To Hit Vehicle Driving On "Her" Private Road Heads To Trial

Mary Ann Lamkin claims Island Shore Drive is her private property, but it remains the only access for other residents and a local hardware store. Read Full Article
 
Sales Tax Seminar Answers Questions And Details Audit Process

Sales Tax Seminar Answers Questions And Details Audit Process

The Michigan Department of Treasury's Outreach Team was in Howell to help business owners with all-things sales tax. Read Full Article
 
Village Of Pinckney In Talks Of Gaining Possession Of Dio Theatre Parking Lot

Village Of Pinckney In Talks Of Gaining Possession Of Dio Theatre Parking Lot

The Village of Pinckney is currently in talks with the owner of The Dio Theatre about taking over the parking lot property located behind the theatre. Read Full Article
 
Oakland Exec Charges "Conflict Of Interest" As Local Lawmakers Unveil Plan To Eliminate Auto No-Fault

Oakland Exec Charges "Conflict Of Interest" As Local Lawmakers Unveil Plan To Eliminate Auto No-Fault

L. Brooks Patterson says the plan is a false promise that offers no guarantee of reductions.
Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Community School District Approves Teacher Contract

Fowlerville Community School District Approves Teacher Contract

The one-year contract includes a 2% wage increase and a step for eligible staff members. Read Full Article
 
MSP Director Apologizes For Facebook Post

MSP Director Apologizes For Facebook Post

The message shared by Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue on her Facebook page Sunday called NFL players protesting during the national anthem "degenerates." Read Full Article
 
North Michigan Avenue To Close For Construction In Downtown Howell

North Michigan Avenue To Close For Construction In Downtown Howell

A portion of North Michigan Avenue in Howell will be closed for construction starting tomorrow morning.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp. Teen Charged In Sexual Assaults Due Back In Court

Brighton Twp. Teen Charged In Sexual Assaults Due Back In Court

The 16-year-old is charged as a juvenile for separate incidents involving three female minors, one under the age of 13. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, September 26
Police Say Pair Used Bolt Cutters To Break Into Locker

Police Say Pair Used Bolt Cutters To Break Into Locker

The suspects, both from Dearborn, used bolt cutters to break into a locker at the Planet Fitness on East Grand River August 29th. Read Full Article
 
Jury Finds Corunna Woman Guilty Of Abusing Sister

Jury Finds Corunna Woman Guilty Of Abusing Sister

Prosecutors say Candy Lawson stole disability benefits that were intended for her sister, who is unable to hear or speak. Read Full Article
 
Building Department Proposes Permit Fee Reduction

Building Department Proposes Permit Fee Reduction

If approved by county officials, the multiplier used to calculate permit fees would drop by 25%. Read Full Article
 
LACASA's Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser Saturday

LACASA's Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser Saturday

One of LACASA's largest annual fundraising events with a western-theme is set for this weekend.
Read Full Article
 
Stolen Memorabilia Leads To Tightened Security At Michigan War Dog Memorial

Stolen Memorabilia Leads To Tightened Security At Michigan War Dog Memorial

Veterans’ challenge coins and flags are some of the items that have been taken from the cemetery recently. Read Full Article
 
Abatement Approved For Thai Summit Expansion In Howell

Abatement Approved For Thai Summit Expansion In Howell

A tax break has been granted for Thai Summit, which is company undergoing another expansion in the City of Howell.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board Approves Property Transfer With Hartland

Brighton School Board Approves Property Transfer With Hartland

The property is located in the Deer Creek #2 subdivision off Old US-23, west of Old US-23 and south of Hyne Road in Brighton Township. Read Full Article
 
Street Closures In Effect Friday For Pinckney Homecoming Parade

Street Closures In Effect Friday For Pinckney Homecoming Parade

Some temporary traffic control orders will be in effect this Friday for Pinckney’s homecoming parade and related activities.
Read Full Article
 
Monday, September 25
Pinckney Woman Sentenced In Multimillion Dollar Medicare Fraud

Pinckney Woman Sentenced In Multimillion Dollar Medicare Fraud

58-year-old Michelle Freeman of Pinckney pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in U.S. District Court in Detroit. Read Full Article
 
Input Sought Tuesday On Planned Expansion Of Children's Wing At Local Library

Input Sought Tuesday On Planned Expansion Of Children's Wing At Local Library

Community input is being sought on a planned expansion of the children’s area within the Salem-South Lyon District Library.
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Brighton Council Approves Second Round Of Sidewalk Repairs

Brighton Council Approves Second Round Of Sidewalk Repairs

Earlier this year sidewalks were repaired in the commercial and retail district of the city, but this time the work will be done in residential neighborhoods. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Councilman Helps Lead Regional Task Force

Brighton Councilman Helps Lead Regional Task Force

Brighton City Council member Kris Tobbe has been appointed vice chair of a new SEMCOG parks and recreation committee task force. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Flex Route Project On Schedule, Lane Closures Start On Barker Road

US-23 Flex Route Project On Schedule, Lane Closures Start On Barker Road

The arrival of autumn won’t slow down construction activities on US-23 but officials say the US-23 Flex Route project is on track to wrap up in mid-November.

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Historic Sculpture To Be Gifted To City Of Fenton

Historic Sculpture To Be Gifted To City Of Fenton

A one-of-a-kind historic sculpture will be unveiled in the City of Fenton this October.
Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Local Man Who Assaulted Police Serving Warrant

Competency Exam Ordered For Local Man Who Assaulted Police Serving Warrant

Patrick Gizinski will undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency and criminal responsibility. Read Full Article
 
Prescription Drug & Sharps Collection Event Set In Howell

Prescription Drug & Sharps Collection Event Set In Howell

An event to help Livingston County residents safely dispose of medications and needles will be held September 30th. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, September 24
Local Citizen Organizes Picnic To Show Appreciation To Police

Local Citizen Organizes Picnic To Show Appreciation To Police

COPS 2nd Annual Police Appreciation Picnic was held Saturday afternoon at Wind Walker Farms in Tyrone Township. Read Full Article
 
City of Brighton to Perform Fire Hydrant Flushing

City of Brighton to Perform Fire Hydrant Flushing

Flushing of Brighton's fire hydrants will be done in the city and parts of Genoa Township this week to remove sediments. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Heads To Trial In Baseball Bat Assault

South Lyon Man Heads To Trial In Baseball Bat Assault

18-year-old Malachi Collins was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School To Host College Night

Howell High School To Host College Night

Howell High School’s annual College and Technical Education Night will be held Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, September 23
Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Charged With Beating Son Receives Probation

Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Charged With Beating Son Receives Probation

Ashley Bell was also sentenced to 85 days in jail, which is time she has already served. Read Full Article
 
Fire Department Group Equipment Purchase Gets Last Approval Needed

Fire Department Group Equipment Purchase Gets Last Approval Needed

Green Oak Township has approved their portion of the purchase, allowing the order to be placed this week. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Seminar To Help Small Businesses With Sales Tax

Upcoming Seminar To Help Small Businesses With Sales Tax

The Michigan Department of Treasury will be on hand to answer any questions and assist business owners however they can. Read Full Article
 
Technical Issues Fixed With New Citizens Alerting System

Technical Issues Fixed With New Citizens Alerting System

Some issues have been worked out with a newly installed alert system that aims to help warn Livingston County residents of imminent danger. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Fall Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers Sought For Fall Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers are needed to help with a fall cemetery clean-up event in the Village of Pinckney this November.
Read Full Article
 
Friday, September 22
Blaze At Scorpions Motorcycle Club Deemed Suspicious

Blaze At Scorpions Motorcycle Club Deemed Suspicious

A fire destroyed the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township this morning. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Begins Process To Amend MIP Ordinance

Green Oak Twp. Begins Process To Amend MIP Ordinance

The change is in accordance with the state's new law which will make a first offense a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor. Read Full Article
 
Fire Heavily Damages Lyon Township Motorcycle Club

Fire Heavily Damages Lyon Township Motorcycle Club

The barn belonged to the Scorpions Motorcycle Club. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's August Jobless Rate Again Lowest In State

Livingston County's August Jobless Rate Again Lowest In State

Livingston County held onto the lowest jobless rate in Michigan for the third consecutive month.
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Brighton Police to Hold Another Coffee with a Cop Event

Brighton Police to Hold Another Coffee with a Cop Event

The Brighton Police Dept. will have a Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 4th as part of National Coffee with a Cop Day. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Initiates "Picture This Brighton" Information Tool

Brighton Initiates "Picture This Brighton" Information Tool

The city of Brighton has come up with a new method for residents to weigh in on what they like, or don't like, about a particular part of the city. Read Full Article
 
Driver in Deadly Crash Headed To Trial Following Witness Testimony

Driver in Deadly Crash Headed To Trial Following Witness Testimony

Several individuals testified at a hearing Thursday about their experiences connected to the crash that killed five. Read Full Article
 
"Gold Out" At Hartland Football Game To Benefit Childhood Cancer Awareness

"Gold Out" At Hartland Football Game To Benefit Childhood Cancer Awareness

The district's "Hartland Go Gold For Kids With Cancer" program culminates at tonight's game. Read Full Article
 
Local Volunteers Hold Event For Hurricane Relief

Local Volunteers Hold Event For Hurricane Relief

Lori O'Doherty of Oceola Township organized the drive to collect money and supplies that she will help deliver in Florida next week. Read Full Article
 
Jones Road In Cochoctah Township Closing For Bridge Repairs

Jones Road In Cochoctah Township Closing For Bridge Repairs

The road is scheduled to be closed until October 6th. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, September 21
Fenton Man Charged in Deadly Crash Bound Over For Trial

Fenton Man Charged in Deadly Crash Bound Over For Trial

A hearing today included testimony from several individuals connected to the crash that killed five people in Oceola Township in May. Read Full Article
 
Local Officials Responsible For Bill Removing Confusing Iconography From Ballots

Local Officials Responsible For Bill Removing Confusing Iconography From Ballots

New legislation will eliminate political vignettes from ballots, moving forward. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Twp. Man Under Court Order To Remove Cars

Northfield Twp. Man Under Court Order To Remove Cars

74-year-old Ron Dauzet was ordered by a Washtenaw County judge in June to sell at least 20 vehicles a month from his property on East North Territorial Road. Read Full Article
 
The Daily Show Goes To Hell (These Headlines Just Write Themselves Sometimes)

The Daily Show Goes To Hell (These Headlines Just Write Themselves Sometimes)

A crew from The Daily Show was in the tiny Putnam Township hamlet to film a segment for the Comedy Central program. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing Project

Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing Project

The work is needed as part of the Imagination Station Due Care Plan, which requires all wooden surfaces at the playground to be sealed every two years. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Found Not Guilty In Harley Davidson Dealership Embezzlement Case

Howell Man Found Not Guilty In Harley Davidson Dealership Embezzlement Case

A jury has cleared a Howell man of embezzlement charges after he was accused of selling parts on the side while working at a motorcycle dealership.
Read Full Article
 
Hartland School Board Approves Property Transfer

Hartland School Board Approves Property Transfer

Two local school districts are transferring some parcels of land for basic reasons of convenience.
Read Full Article
 
Howell Family Afftected By Rare Nerve Disorder Holding Benefit

Howell Family Afftected By Rare Nerve Disorder Holding Benefit

Lee and Ruth DeWitt's son Jack suffers from the rare, inherited disease, Freidreich's Ataxia, which has no treatment or known cure. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Community Alliance Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

Livingston County Community Alliance Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

A federal grant will help the Livingston County Community Alliance in the fight to reduce and prevent youth substance use.
Read Full Article
 
Proposed Housing Development In Milford Township Temporarily Stalled

Proposed Housing Development In Milford Township Temporarily Stalled

The developer asked that his rezoning request that was rejected by the Planning Commission be tabled at the Board of Trustees level until October. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, September 20
Hartland Township Receives Unqualified Opinion On Audit

Hartland Township Receives Unqualified Opinion On Audit

An unqualified opinion is the best rating a township can score. Read Full Article
 
Street Closures Released For 2017 South Lyon Pumpkinfest

Street Closures Released For 2017 South Lyon Pumpkinfest

With great fall weather in the forecast, large crowds are anticipated for South Lyon’s Pumpkinfest and street closures will coincide with the festivities.


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Man Who Fled From Police In High Speed I-96 Chase Enters Plea

Man Who Fled From Police In High Speed I-96 Chase Enters Plea

Deron Wilson of Lansing has pleaded guilty as charged to the six counts against him. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Attorney Withdraws From 8th Congressional District Race

Brighton Attorney Withdraws From 8th Congressional District Race

Darlene Domanik has abandoned her Democratic bid for the 8th Congressional District in 2018.
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Vacant Home On Flint Road In City Of Brighton Demolished

Vacant Home On Flint Road In City Of Brighton Demolished

A condemned home on Flint Road in the City of Brighton has been torn down.

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Local Fire Departments To See Big Cost Savings By Buying Equipment Together

Local Fire Departments To See Big Cost Savings By Buying Equipment Together

A mass purchase of self-contained breathing apparatuses for five departments will save them about $2,000 per unit. Read Full Article
 
City of Brighton Holding Master Plan Public Open House

City of Brighton Holding Master Plan Public Open House

City officials are hoping to hear from as many members of the community as possible on where they'd like to see Brighton's future heading. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, September 19
Officials Wait To Approve Plans & Zoning For Proposed Senior Facility

Officials Wait To Approve Plans & Zoning For Proposed Senior Facility

Developers did not have the required paperwork at the Board of Trustees' most recent review, causing some members to hesitate. Read Full Article
 
Group Urges Livingston County Commissioners To Join Effort Against Pipeline

Group Urges Livingston County Commissioners To Join Effort Against Pipeline

17 concerned citizens spoke out against the ET Rover natural gas pipeline, saying it would adversely affect their homes and communities. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Celebrate Pink Week Activities

Brighton Area Schools Celebrate Pink Week Activities

All proceeds will benefit breast cancer treatment efforts at the St. Joe Mercy Brighton Cancer Center. Read Full Article
 
Michigan State Police Host "Coffee With A Cop" Wednesday

Michigan State Police Host "Coffee With A Cop" Wednesday

Coffee and conversation are the focus of an event with members of the Michigan State Police Brighton Post Wednesday in Chelsea.
Read Full Article
 
Students & Hartland District Reach Resolution On 9-11 Observation

Students & Hartland District Reach Resolution On 9-11 Observation

Potential controversy over the lack of a moment of silence on 9-11 in Hartland schools ended up being a great lesson in leadership.
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Revised Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Approved by Planning Commission

Revised Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Approved by Planning Commission

The band shell and amphitheater area at Brighton’s popular Mill Pond are likely in for some major changes next year. Read Full Article
 
Ohio Woman Charged After Attempting To Steal From Local Victoria's Secret Store

Ohio Woman Charged After Attempting To Steal From Local Victoria's Secret Store

Police say the woman and three others appeared to be working together to leave with a variety of unpaid items. Read Full Article
 
New Hudson Man Facing Indecent Exposure Charges

New Hudson Man Facing Indecent Exposure Charges

Authorities are investigating an indecent exposure incident in Lyon Township last week. Read Full Article
 
Monday, September 18
Two Michigan Republicans Announce For 11th District Seat

Two Michigan Republicans Announce For 11th District Seat

Lena Epstein and Rocky Raczkowski say they will run for the GOP nomination to replace Dave Trott in the 11th District Read Full Article
 
Committee Already Gearing Up For Homeless Awareness Week

Committee Already Gearing Up For Homeless Awareness Week

Planning is underway for the annual event set to take place November 11th through the 19th. Read Full Article
 
Local Elementary Selected For Student Health & Fitness Program

Local Elementary Selected For Student Health & Fitness Program

This is the first year that Challenger has been selected to receive the grant and, in fact, it’s the first time a Howell school has been selected for the program. Read Full Article
 
Case Dismissed Against Driving Instructor Accused Of Raping Student

Case Dismissed Against Driving Instructor Accused Of Raping Student

Because the victim, a Canadian citizen, did not yet have a visa to cross the border so she could testify, the case was thrown out. Read Full Article
 
Trial Starts This Week For Tainted Steroid Pharmacist

Trial Starts This Week For Tainted Steroid Pharmacist

The 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak killed 76 people, including 15 people who received tainted steroid injections at a clinic in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
MDOT To Resurface South Michigan Avenue In Howell

MDOT To Resurface South Michigan Avenue In Howell

South Michigan Avenue will undergo resurfacing in the City of Howell. Read Full Article
 
Railroad Crossing Construction Complete in Downtown Brighton

Railroad Crossing Construction Complete in Downtown Brighton

West Main Street reopened over the weekend after five days of repair work. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, September 17
AG Bill Schuette Opens Brighton Office in First Week of Gubernatorial Campaign

AG Bill Schuette Opens Brighton Office in First Week of Gubernatorial Campaign

Schuette says Livingston County is a bedrock of activity, growth, and dynamism. Read Full Article
 
Brighton 150th Anniversary Deemed Huge Success

Brighton 150th Anniversary Deemed Huge Success

The committee that organized the event held a meeting to tally things up and review what went right and what, if anything, went wrong.
Read Full Article
 
Closures Expected For Torrey Road US-23 Ramps Through Thursday

Closures Expected For Torrey Road US-23 Ramps Through Thursday

Northbound ramps will be closed from 8pm to 7am starting Monday. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Sales Tax Seminar For Small Businesses

Upcoming Sales Tax Seminar For Small Businesses

A lawmaker and local chambers of commerce are hosting a sales tax seminar for small businesses September 26th. Read Full Article
 
Enrollment Up in Brighton Area School District

Enrollment Up in Brighton Area School District

It looks like there will be an uptick in Brighton Area Schools enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.
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Saturday, September 16
Fundraiser Planned For Trip To Aid Those Impacted By Hurricane Irma

Fundraiser Planned For Trip To Aid Those Impacted By Hurricane Irma

Supplies are being collected at a fundraising event as a team of volunteers prepare to leave for Florida to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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Livingston County Unveils New Citizens Alerting System

Livingston County Unveils New Citizens Alerting System

A newly installed alert system aims to help warn Livingston County residents of imminent danger.

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Howell Student Named Semifinalist For National Scholarship

Howell Student Named Semifinalist For National Scholarship

Miles Stevenson is in an elite group of students competing for a $2,500 college scholarship. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing

Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing

The biennial resealing of playground equipment will take place Saturday, September 23rd, at 9am. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Online Program Seeing Success & Profits

Brighton School Online Program Seeing Success & Profits

Superintendent Greg Gray says the new program will likely bring in around $373,000 in gross revenue to the district. Read Full Article
 
Friday, September 15
Funeral Services Set For Man Pulled From Crooked Lake

Funeral Services Set For Man Pulled From Crooked Lake

Funeral services are set for a Brighton man who was pulled from a local lake.
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Theis Skeptical Of New House Auto Insurance Reform Plan

Theis Skeptical Of New House Auto Insurance Reform Plan

A new bi-partisan auto insurance reform plan was announced Thursday, although it’s not backed by all - including House Insurance Committee Chair Lana Theis. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township To Draft RFP For North Village Region

Northfield Township To Draft RFP For North Village Region

The Township is hoping to revitalize and rejuvenate 23 acres of property in downtown Whitmore Lake. Read Full Article
 
Free October Classes For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With Dementia

Free October Classes For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With Dementia

Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-week program specifically for family caregivers of persons with dementia or memory loss who are living at home in the community. Read Full Article
 
New Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Up For Review

New Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Up For Review

Updated site plans for the Brighton Millpond Band Shell and Amphitheater are up for approval next week.

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Pinckney Teachers Get Pay Increase As District Moves Out Of Deficit

Pinckney Teachers Get Pay Increase As District Moves Out Of Deficit

This is the first fiscal year the district's fund balance will have a surplus and the second year teachers will receive an increase. Read Full Article
 
New Housing Development Proposed For Bigelow & Eager Roads

New Housing Development Proposed For Bigelow & Eager Roads

The amendment would pave the way for 150 new homes in the Hutchings Elementary area. Read Full Article
 
New Habitat For Humanity Parking Lot Complete

New Habitat For Humanity Parking Lot Complete

Parking lot repairs have been completed in time for World Habitat Day at the local non-profit that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Read Full Article
 
Thursday, September 14
Lyft Comes To Livingston County, But Is It Viable?

Lyft Comes To Livingston County, But Is It Viable?

The ride-sharing company now includes most of Livingston County in its coverage area. Read Full Article
 
12-Week Program Returns To Help Veterans & Others Cope With Trauma

12-Week Program Returns To Help Veterans & Others Cope With Trauma

Participants in the program will work on their personal issues while receiving clinical insight on topics like life, death, meaning, and purpose. Read Full Article
 
Need For Shared Driveway Ordinance Questioned In Putnam Township

Need For Shared Driveway Ordinance Questioned In Putnam Township

The Planning Commission discussed the usefulness of the ordinance which only allows shared driveways to a maximum 600 feet long. Read Full Article
 
New Playground Installed At Kent Lake Beach

New Playground Installed At Kent Lake Beach

A community build project is complete and a new playground was recently installed at the Island Lake State Recreation Area. Read Full Article
 
Former Captain Named Brighton Area Fire Authority Fire Marshal

Former Captain Named Brighton Area Fire Authority Fire Marshal

Rick Boisvert was sworn in earlier this week. Read Full Article
 
Local Transportation Priorities Discussed At SEMCOG Public Meetings

Local Transportation Priorities Discussed At SEMCOG Public Meetings

The Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments wants the community's help in developing a long-term regional transportation plan. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Principal Receives 2017 Education Innovation Award

Howell High School Principal Receives 2017 Education Innovation Award

Jason Schrock was recognized for his work to help build meaningful connections between the student body and the exchange students.
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"Reflections of Autumn" Event To Benefit Disabled Veterans

"Reflections of Autumn" Event To Benefit Disabled Veterans

The weekend-long celebration at Island Lake State Park includes a car show and escort to the Michigan Vietnam Moving Wall. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, September 13
Brighton Girl's Idea Results In $10,000 Donation

Brighton Girl's Idea Results In $10,000 Donation

Called Recess K.L.U.B, or Kindness and Leadership Uniting Buddies, Charlotte Mandziuk had the idea to make sure everyone had someone to play with at recess. Read Full Article
 
Local Nonprofit Staffer Earns National Recognition

Local Nonprofit Staffer Earns National Recognition

Robin O’Grady, communications director for LACASA Center, was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Club Collects Million Dollar Powerball Prize

Livingston County Club Collects Million Dollar Powerball Prize

Members of the “Sweet 16” lottery club visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim their prize. Read Full Article
 
Still Without A Contract, Crowd Voices Support For Fowlerville Teachers

Still Without A Contract, Crowd Voices Support For Fowlerville Teachers

Fowlerville Community Schools' teachers are still without a contract and negotiations are planned to continue this week. Read Full Article
 
Report Says Women, Widows Pay More For Michigan Auto Insurance

Report Says Women, Widows Pay More For Michigan Auto Insurance

A local lawmaker is raising concerns about the report issued by CPAN alleging single women and widows get charged more by some auto insurers than men. Read Full Article
 
Arguments Set In Appeal Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

Arguments Set In Appeal Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

The charges stem from allegations made by two 20-year-old women who were fairly new employees at Hog Wild when each incident occurred. Read Full Article
 
Cinderella's Closet Opens For Homecoming Season Thursday

Cinderella's Closet Opens For Homecoming Season Thursday

The nonprofit boutique offers dresses and gowns to high school students for just $25, with proceeds benefiting LACASA Center. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, September 12
Howell High School Student Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

Howell High School Student Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

Police say the charges are the result of an April 1st incident on property adjacent to Howell High School. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Ceremony Remembers 9/11

Brighton Ceremony Remembers 9/11

A ceremony was held outside of the Brighton Fire Department remembering both the horrific and heroic acts that took place on September 11th, 2001. Read Full Article
 
Contract Approved For New Water Treatment System In Lyon Township

Contract Approved For New Water Treatment System In Lyon Township

Officials say they are hoping to have one water tower and one treatment plant constructed and running by next spring or summer. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County United Way Seeking Donations For Hurricane Recovery

Livingston County United Way Seeking Donations For Hurricane Recovery

Funds raised will be used to support communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Man Discovered Dead In Crooked Lake Near Boat Launch

Brighton Man Discovered Dead In Crooked Lake Near Boat Launch

A Brighton man was found dead and pulled from Crooked Lake Monday morning. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Addresses Bus Driver Shortage

Brighton Area Schools Addresses Bus Driver Shortage

With the new hire, the district has split the bus route in Green Oak that took so long, and that should considerably shorten the ride times for kids. Read Full Article
 
Church & Subdivision Working Out Agreement Over Dead Trees

Church & Subdivision Working Out Agreement Over Dead Trees

The Brighton Church of the Nazarene is requesting some changes to a special land use and site plan conditions regarding landscaping and tree maintenance. Read Full Article
 
Michigan State Police Brighton Post Joins Angel Program

Michigan State Police Brighton Post Joins Angel Program

The Michigan State Police Brighton Post is now part of the Angel Program that aims to help those struggling with drug addiction and further progress in the war on drugs.
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Public Input Sought For Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan

Public Input Sought For Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is looking for feedback to aid in the development of the region’s 2045 transportation plan. Read Full Article
 
Monday, September 11
Howell Man Seriously Injured In Iosco Township Crash

Howell Man Seriously Injured In Iosco Township Crash

The single-vehicle crash happened just before 9am Sunday on Crofoot Road east of Kern Road. Read Full Article
 
Soon-To-Be Demolished Brighton Home Eyed For Redevelopment

Soon-To-Be Demolished Brighton Home Eyed For Redevelopment

The home, at 614 Flint Road, is slated to be demolished in the coming week. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Day To Feature New Restaurant Tasting Event

Green Oak Day To Feature New Restaurant Tasting Event

Green Oak Day is from 10 to 3pm this Saturday. Read Full Article
 
9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Tonight At Brighton Fire Station

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Tonight At Brighton Fire Station

Local first responders and the community at large will gather for a ceremony tonight to commemorate the events of September 11th, 2001. Read Full Article
 
Teal Ribbons Raise Awareness in Livingston County for Ovarian Cancer

Teal Ribbons Raise Awareness in Livingston County for Ovarian Cancer

One local woman is hanging ribbons in the city of Howell and Brighton as part of the "Tie Michigan Teal" Campaign. Read Full Article
 
Man Involved In Baseball Attack On Ex-Employee Last To Enter Plea

Man Involved In Baseball Attack On Ex-Employee Last To Enter Plea

Johnnie Hamilton, the owner of the now-closed Bubba Changs restaurant, has pleaded to charges connected to the incident. Read Full Article
 
Police Identify Suspects In Attack On Pinckney Woman At Walmart

Police Identify Suspects In Attack On Pinckney Woman At Walmart

Police have located the three women involved in a scuffle at a Walmart that left a Livingston County woman injured.
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Sunday, September 10
CSX Railroad Crossing Work in Brighton to Result in Smoother Surface

CSX Railroad Crossing Work in Brighton to Result in Smoother Surface

Work by a CSX Railroad crew on the Main St. crossing in Brighton will result in a smoother surface free of major bumps. Read Full Article
 
Construction On Crane, Gregory Streets Underway In City Of Howell

Construction On Crane, Gregory Streets Underway In City Of Howell

Two substantial street projects are moving along in the City of Howell. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Drum Major To Lead Marching Band In Macy's Parade

Brighton Drum Major To Lead Marching Band In Macy's Parade

Brighton High School Drum Major Jack Newcomb to serve as drum major for Macy’s Great American Marching Band at this year’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
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Saturday, September 9
Grassroots Group Urges Congressman And Community To Support DACA

Grassroots Group Urges Congressman And Community To Support DACA

A peaceful demonstration was held outside of Congressman Mike Bishop's office on Friday by members of Indivisible Livingston and allied groups. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Injured In Crash No Longer Critical

South Lyon Man Injured In Crash No Longer Critical

A South Lyon man seriously injured in a crash involving a pick-up truck and a semi is no longer in critical condition.
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Mountain Bike Path Proposed For Settler's Park

Mountain Bike Path Proposed For Settler's Park

The .64 mile path will mirror the one that was originally approved in 2014. Read Full Article
 
Annual Bells Across America Event To Be Held In Howell

Annual Bells Across America Event To Be Held In Howell

The Livingston County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a bell ringing program on Sunday, September 17th. Read Full Article
 
Friday, September 8
U-M Brighton Health Center South On Track To Open In 2018

U-M Brighton Health Center South On Track To Open In 2018

According to Brighton City Manager Nate Geinzer, the much talked about $175 million University of Michigan medical facility is on track to open in less than a year. Read Full Article
 
Police Seek Suspect In Vehicle Break-Ins

Police Seek Suspect In Vehicle Break-Ins

Assistance from the public is being sought in identifying a man suspected in several vehicle break-ins in Lyon Township. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Events Will Celebrate Hartland Cromaine Library's Anniversary And New Addition

Upcoming Events Will Celebrate Hartland Cromaine Library's Anniversary And New Addition

Three events at the end of the month will be held for the library's 90th anniversary and the opening of a new addition to the building. Read Full Article
 
City Of Howell Moving Through Process To Become "Redevelopment Ready"

City Of Howell Moving Through Process To Become "Redevelopment Ready"

The City of Howell is continuing work to become a fully certified Redevelopment Ready Community. Read Full Article
 
LACASA Collection Resale Store Officially Opens

LACASA Collection Resale Store Officially Opens

Proceeds from the store will be given to LACASA to fund services provided to abuse victims and their families. Read Full Article
 
Grassroots Group To Protest DACA Decision

Grassroots Group To Protest DACA Decision

Indivisible Livingston will be gathering outside Congressman Mike Bishop's Brighton office from 4pm to 6pm today. Read Full Article
 
The Naz Skatepark Named One Of The Best In Michigan

The Naz Skatepark Named One Of The Best In Michigan

The indoor skate park at the Brighton Nazarene Church was named as one of the top 9 by Best Things Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Planning Commission Rejects Proposed Milford Township Subdivision

Planning Commission Rejects Proposed Milford Township Subdivision

The developer of the proposed 157-house Belle Terre subdivision sought to rezone approximately 67 acres west of Milford Road and south of Rowe Road. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, September 7
Pinckney Woman Injured In Fight At Dearborn Walmart

Pinckney Woman Injured In Fight At Dearborn Walmart

The argument reportedly began after one of the suspect’s children nearly ran into the victim. Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Man Who Led Lengthy Police Chase

Competency Exam Ordered For Man Who Led Lengthy Police Chase

Justin Todd Thomas led police on a chase that began in Pinckney and ended in Ann Arbor. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township Receives Top-Rated Audit Review

Green Oak Township Receives Top-Rated Audit Review

An unqualified opinion is the highest rating an auditing firm can issue. Read Full Article
 
Walk Through History At Conway Township Cemetery

Walk Through History At Conway Township Cemetery

Learn about important figures from the township's past during this event that will help restore old headstones. Read Full Article
 
Dems Question Sheriff's Role In GOP Event Featuring David Clarke

Dems Question Sheriff's Role In GOP Event Featuring David Clarke

Democrats are questioning if the Livingston County Sheriff shares the same extreme views as a radical former sheriff set to speak at a local GOP event.
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Police Standoff With Suicidal Subject Ends Peacefully

Police Standoff With Suicidal Subject Ends Peacefully

A police standoff with a suicidal subject ended peacefully in Putnam Township Wednesday. Read Full Article
 
Bumpy Railroad Crossing In Downtown Brighton Slated For Reconstruction

Bumpy Railroad Crossing In Downtown Brighton Slated For Reconstruction

The CSX railroad crossing on Main Street in downtown Brighton will undergo complete reconstruction and be closed to traffic all next week. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Board Approves Changes For Odd Parcel On Chilson Road

Genoa Township Board Approves Changes For Odd Parcel On Chilson Road

A property owner who has been at odds with the Genoa Township board for years could soon have new flexibility with his property.
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Wednesday, September 6
Livingston County Officials Vote To Reallocate Judgeships

Livingston County Officials Vote To Reallocate Judgeships

In 2019, one district court judgeship will be eliminated and a circuit court seat added. Read Full Article
 
Missing Hartland Road Sidewalk Sections To Be Installed

Missing Hartland Road Sidewalk Sections To Be Installed

The Hartland Township Board of Trustees discussed the state of the project with the Director of Public Works. Read Full Article
 
SEMCOG Reps To Discuss 2045 Transportation Plan At Upcoming Lunch Series

SEMCOG Reps To Discuss 2045 Transportation Plan At Upcoming Lunch Series

The quarterly Brown Bag Lunch meeting will provide information about the long-term plan and give residents a chance to offer input. Read Full Article
 
Donation To Benefit Livingston Promise & Preschool Scholarships

Donation To Benefit Livingston Promise & Preschool Scholarships

A Livingston County non-profit organization has received a scholarship that will help provide local families with an educational opportunity. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Man Killed In Grand River Crash

Hartland Man Killed In Grand River Crash

The accident happened on Grand River, east of Burkhart Road in Howell Township around 1:20pm.

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Man Escapes Green Oak Kitchen Fire Through Window

Man Escapes Green Oak Kitchen Fire Through Window

A cooking fire in Green Oak Township spread quickly but was extinguished by units from multiple departments Tuesday afternoon.
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Saturday Inspections By Building Department Shuttered Until 2018

Saturday Inspections By Building Department Shuttered Until 2018

The popular service will start up again with the new construction season. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Looks To Fill Dual Role At Wastewater Facility

South Lyon Looks To Fill Dual Role At Wastewater Facility

Bob Martin recently retired from South Lyon to take the DPW job with Lyon Township. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, September 5
Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Crash In Howell Township

Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Crash In Howell Township

A fatal crash in Howell Township shut down both directions of Grand River this afternoon.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Fire Authority's Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Set For Saturday

Brighton Area Fire Authority's Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Set For Saturday

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund additions to the 9/11 monument that sits in front of Station 31. Read Full Article
 
Report: Unemployment Rate Masks State's Aging, Shrinking Workforce

Report: Unemployment Rate Masks State's Aging, Shrinking Workforce

A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows the state's workforce has shrunk by 326,000 since 2000. Read Full Article
 
Vacant Downtown Fenton Building To Receive Facelift With Grant Funds

Vacant Downtown Fenton Building To Receive Facelift With Grant Funds

The building on First Street has been empty for many years, but plans are underway to fix it up and attract retailers. Read Full Article
 
Trial Set For Man Charged in Brighton Bank Robbery

Trial Set For Man Charged in Brighton Bank Robbery

Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. is also facing federal charges connected to six armed robberies in Oakland and Macomb counties. Read Full Article
 
Religious School Submits Revised Plans To Move Into Church

Religious School Submits Revised Plans To Move Into Church

Despite losing a federal lawsuit, a local religious school is again attempting to re-locate to a Genoa Township church. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County To Add Circuit Court Judgeship, Eliminate District Court Seat

Livingston County To Add Circuit Court Judgeship, Eliminate District Court Seat

Judgeships in Livingston County will be allocated differently following a state recommendation.
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More Discussion To Come For Headlee Override Request In Howell

More Discussion To Come For Headlee Override Request In Howell

City officials say they are evaluating their options in addressing budget deficits which include a Headlee Override, or more cuts. Read Full Article
 
Local Officials Encourage Back To School Safety

Local Officials Encourage Back To School Safety

It’s back to school time again and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to use caution and parents to have those safety talks.
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Monday, September 4
Vaupel-Led Task Force Visits State Psychiatric Hospitals

Vaupel-Led Task Force Visits State Psychiatric Hospitals

The Handy Township Republican, fifth from right, co-chairs the House’s mental health task force. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Presents Anniversary Resolution To Cleary Family

Howell City Council Presents Anniversary Resolution To Cleary Family

A family-owned Irish pub in downtown Howell is celebrating 30 years and the City of Howell recently paid tribute.
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City Of Brighton Collecting Items For Hurricane Harvey Relief

City Of Brighton Collecting Items For Hurricane Harvey Relief

The City of Brighton is collecting items for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and devastating floods along the Texas Gulf Coast. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, September 3
US-23 Flex Route Project Progressing, 6 Mile Road Bridge Re-Opens In Northfield Township

US-23 Flex Route Project Progressing, 6 Mile Road Bridge Re-Opens In Northfield Township

As one freeway ramp closes, another re-opens in Northfield Township – marking a small victory for those who live or travel through the area.
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Grand Opening Set For LACASA Collection Resale Store

Grand Opening Set For LACASA Collection Resale Store

A new upscale resale store to benefit victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault will open to the public and a grand opening celebration is set.
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Leader Of Michigan Democrats To Speak At Local Chapter's Fall Picnic

Leader Of Michigan Democrats To Speak At Local Chapter's Fall Picnic

Brandon Dillon will be at the Livingston County Democrats Fall Picnic with other candidates for office. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, September 2
Howell Police Officer Gary Mitts Retires After 21 Years

Howell Police Officer Gary Mitts Retires After 21 Years

A longtime police officer with the City of Howell is retiring and recently received a proclamation in his honor. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Hopes Picnic Can Show Appreciation For Law Enforcement

Fenton Man Hopes Picnic Can Show Appreciation For Law Enforcement

Herman Ferguson (pictured left), feels at a young age, children should be taught that officers are in the community to protect citizens, not victimize them. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Woman Enters Pleas In Stabbing Incident

Fenton Woman Enters Pleas In Stabbing Incident

32-year-old Kathryn Marie Serra of Fenton entered pleas to reduced charges and agreed to testify truthfully against her co-defendant. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Fire Department Gets Improved ISO Rating

South Lyon Fire Department Gets Improved ISO Rating

Fire protection in the City of South Lyon is in the top 1% in Michigan – which could potentially yield insurance savings for residents. Read Full Article
 
Friday, September 1
Law Enforcement & Advocates Unite For Change At Local Addiction Conference

Law Enforcement & Advocates Unite For Change At Local Addiction Conference

Project Hope's event aimed to bring awareness to drug addiction and overdose, and the impact both are making locally and nationally. Read Full Article
 
Event Will Celebrate Those Who Donate Their Time

Event Will Celebrate Those Who Donate Their Time

The annual Cheers to Volunteers event will take place September 28th at the Howell Opera House. Read Full Article
 
Entrepreneurial Conference Coming To Downtown Howell

Entrepreneurial Conference Coming To Downtown Howell

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing the MSU Extensions' annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference downtown in October. Read Full Article
 
Charges Filed In Death Of Inmate Convicted In Livingston County

Charges Filed In Death Of Inmate Convicted In Livingston County

Rodriguez Montez Burks of Muskegon was killed July 20th at the Alger Maximum Correctional Facility in Munising. Read Full Article
 
Kroger Expansion Project To Start In Brighton Township

Kroger Expansion Project To Start In Brighton Township

Officials say demolition of other stores in the Kroger Complex will get underway first. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Freight Company Accepting Donations For Hurricane Relief

Brighton Freight Company Accepting Donations For Hurricane Relief

Matrix Transportation will be accepting donations all September with trucks leaving for Texas each Friday. Read Full Article
 
Busy Roads & Stepped Up Patrols This Labor Day Weekend

Busy Roads & Stepped Up Patrols This Labor Day Weekend

With a busy holiday travel weekend expected, Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy urges safety and patience. Read Full Article
 
Warrant Requested For Woman Who Made False Report Of Drunk Bartender

Warrant Requested For Woman Who Made False Report Of Drunk Bartender

Lisa Culbertson of Gregory, who falsely reported a bartender was drunk on the job, failed to appear for arraignment last week. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 31
More Ramp Closures Set For US-23

More Ramp Closures Set For US-23

Starting Tuesday, September 5th at 6am, the northbound US-23 entrance ramp from 6 Mile Road will be closed for reconstruction. Read Full Article
 
Gathering Focuses On Effort To End Gerrymandering

Gathering Focuses On Effort To End Gerrymandering

Voters Not Politicians is working to educate the community about an initiative they say will give the power back to the people. Read Full Article
 
Six Mile Re-Opens Between Main Street & Nollar Road In Northfield Township

Six Mile Re-Opens Between Main Street & Nollar Road In Northfield Township

A portion of Six Mile Road has re-opened in Northfield Township.

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Osprey Nest Found On Cell Phone Tower In Genoa Township

Osprey Nest Found On Cell Phone Tower In Genoa Township

Local business owners Don Matskiw and Rick Allard said the nest has been there for two years. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Again Has Lowest Unemployment In Michigan

Livingston County Again Has Lowest Unemployment In Michigan

Livingston County held onto the lowest jobless rate in Michigan during June and July. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Police Station To Be Built, Fire Station And Community Center Postponed

Green Oak Police Station To Be Built, Fire Station And Community Center Postponed

Higher than expected construction costs were to blame. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Friday

Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Friday

Livingston County residents are invited to share what’s on their mind with law enforcement at a community “Coffee With A Cop” event Friday.
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Fundraisers Will Coincide With Local Sporting Events

Fundraisers Will Coincide With Local Sporting Events

Money raised will help victims of Hurricane Harvey as well as area veterans. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 30
South Lyon Mother Pulls Gun During Back To School Brawl

South Lyon Mother Pulls Gun During Back To School Brawl

An argument between school supply shoppers over a single notebook left on a shelf resulted in a fight and a gun being pulled.
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Howell Again Named Semifinalist In Great American Main Street Contest

Howell Again Named Semifinalist In Great American Main Street Contest

The announcement puts Howell in the running among 10 other downtown communities across the United States. Read Full Article
 
Local Organization Collecting Supplies For Hurricane Victims

Local Organization Collecting Supplies For Hurricane Victims

Leadership Livingston plans to take donated items down to Houston, Texas next week for those impacted by the tropical storm. Read Full Article
 
Recycle Livingston & City Of Howell Working Out Lease Agreement

Recycle Livingston & City Of Howell Working Out Lease Agreement

The City of Howell and Recycle Livingston are working out a new lease as the organization looks to improve facilities.

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Local Restaurant Owner Accused Of Choking Employee Headed To Trial

Local Restaurant Owner Accused Of Choking Employee Headed To Trial

Michael Bouffard has been bound over for trial on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
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Funeral Services Set For Man Killed In Suspected Electrical Accident

Funeral Services Set For Man Killed In Suspected Electrical Accident

Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a man killed in a suspected electrical accident while working at a Livingston County church last weekend. Read Full Article
 
Expo Will Help Families Prepare For Emergencies

Expo Will Help Families Prepare For Emergencies

The 3rd Annual Family Readiness Expo will give helpful information on how to survive a crisis. Read Full Article
 
Medical Marijuana Forum Cancelled Due To Zero Attendance

Medical Marijuana Forum Cancelled Due To Zero Attendance

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office may hold another forum in early 2018. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 29
Livingston County Animal Control Looking To Divide Duties

Livingston County Animal Control Looking To Divide Duties

Some changes and a shifting of responsibilities are in the works for Livingston County Animal Control.
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Howell Teachers Receive Increase In 2017/2018 Contract

Howell Teachers Receive Increase In 2017/2018 Contract

The two-year contract was ratified by the Board of Education Monday. Read Full Article
 
Partnership Announced To Install Cable Barrier On Section Of I-96

Partnership Announced To Install Cable Barrier On Section Of I-96

Steve Kiefer, who is the purchasing chief at General Motors, says the cable would have prevented his son’s death. Read Full Article
 
Parents Complain To Brighton School Board Over Kids' Long Bus Rides

Parents Complain To Brighton School Board Over Kids' Long Bus Rides

A group of parents addressed the Brighton Board of Education Monday night, complaining of the long bus rides their children will have to and from school this fall. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Office "Pursuing All Leads" After Reports Of Strangers In Van Approaching Kids

Sheriff's Office "Pursuing All Leads" After Reports Of Strangers In Van Approaching Kids

Authorities say it's still unknown if three suspicious incidents are related. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Board of Education Approves 2% Teacher Salary Hike

Brighton Board of Education Approves 2% Teacher Salary Hike

The Brighton Board of Education ratified a contract wage re-opener with the Brighton Education Association, which represents the district’s 307 teachers. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Airlifted To Hospital After Monday Crash

South Lyon Man Airlifted To Hospital After Monday Crash

Authorities are investigating Monday morning crash involving pick-up truck and a semi that left a South Lyon man hospitalized in critical condition. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney's "New" Water Treatment Plant Named After Longtime Employee

Pinckney's "New" Water Treatment Plant Named After Longtime Employee

The plant was dedicated Monday to former DPW Director Dave Marshall, who worked for the village for 33 years. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Woman Sentenced In Bicyclist's Death

Brighton Woman Sentenced In Bicyclist's Death

Authorities say 37-year-old Bryce Douglas Caudell was hit by a car driven by 56-year-old Darlene Joyce Scheffler. He was declared dead at the scene. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 28
Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Strangers In Van Approaching Kids

Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Strangers In Van Approaching Kids

Incidents in Putnam and Hamburg townships in Livingston County and Dexter Township in Washtenaw County are under investigation. Read Full Article
 
Marion Township Man Charged In Assault On Deputies

Marion Township Man Charged In Assault On Deputies

Police had arrived at the home to serve a search warrant in an investigation of a breaking and entering complaint. Read Full Article
 
A Walk Through History Planned In Conway Township

A Walk Through History Planned In Conway Township

"A Walk Through History" at the Benjamin Cemetery in Conway Township will raise funds to help restore damaged headstones. Read Full Article
 
Marion Twp. Man Charged In Assault On Deputies

Marion Twp. Man Charged In Assault On Deputies

Police had arrived at the home to serve a search warrant in an investigation of a breaking and entering complaint. Read Full Article
 
Grant Enables LCCC To Continue Music Therapy Program

Grant Enables LCCC To Continue Music Therapy Program

Research has shown that long after a person with dementia loses the ability to verbally communicate, music continues to help maintain their cognitive abilities. Read Full Article
 
"Livingston For Love" Rally Draws Crowd Of Over 250

"Livingston For Love" Rally Draws Crowd Of Over 250

The rally was inspired by event organizers who say they felt called to condemn racism, as a result of recent acts. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Fire Department To See Improved Insurance Rating

South Lyon Fire Department To See Improved Insurance Rating

The ratings are determined by factors rated across three components; the fire department, water system and 911 communications. Read Full Article
 
Osprey Monitoring Efforts Increase As Birds Make Return To Region

Osprey Monitoring Efforts Increase As Birds Make Return To Region

The birds of prey had all but disappeared from the area because of pesticide pollution but are coming back. Read Full Article
 
Woman Charged With Hiding Evidence Of Baseball Bat Attack Enters Plea

Woman Charged With Hiding Evidence Of Baseball Bat Attack Enters Plea

Angela Hamilton is said to have hid the bat used by her husband in an attack on one of his ex-employees. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Woman Reports Incident Involving Stranger Approaching Her Kids

Putnam Woman Reports Incident Involving Stranger Approaching Her Kids

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says they were called shortly after 7pm Saturday by a resident who lives at Cedar Lake Road and M-36 about a suspicious vehicle near her house. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 27
Suspect In Foot Chase & Police Search Headed To Trial

Suspect In Foot Chase & Police Search Headed To Trial

Robert Culbertson fled from authorities after asking to be fingerprinted at the Michigan State Police Brighton Post. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Youth Leadership Academy Begins Next Year

Brighton Police Youth Leadership Academy Begins Next Year

Beginning next summer, the Brighton Police Dept. will have a police academy that is geared specifically to Brighton Area School District students. Read Full Article
 
Meeting To Get Local Input On Long-Range Transportation Needs

Meeting To Get Local Input On Long-Range Transportation Needs

Input from the meetings will be used to describe how billions of dollars will be invested in the region’s transportation infrastructure and operations. Read Full Article
 
War Dog Buried in Michigan War Dog Memorial Near South Lyon

War Dog Buried in Michigan War Dog Memorial Near South Lyon

A dog who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan before being stricken with bone cancer was interred at a memorial ceremony Saturday near South Lyon. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 26
Keller Williams Moves Into Former Citizens Insurance Building

Keller Williams Moves Into Former Citizens Insurance Building

The real estate company made the move Friday into the building's second floor. Read Full Article
 
Man Headed To Trial In Two Seperate Child Molestation Cases

Man Headed To Trial In Two Seperate Child Molestation Cases

Andrew Arnett is accused of molesting several young boys at a birthday party in one of the cases. Read Full Article
 
Western-Themed Fundraiser To Benefit LACASA Set Next Month

Western-Themed Fundraiser To Benefit LACASA Set Next Month

The 7th annual Denim & Diamonds event is set for Saturday, September 30th at the Cross W Ranch on D-19 in Marion Township. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 25
"Livingston for Love Rally" Calls On Community To Stand Against Hate

"Livingston for Love Rally" Calls On Community To Stand Against Hate

Several recent community gatherings have centered on a message of promoting love, not hate, and an event in downtown Brighton on Sunday will share that common theme. Read Full Article
 
Local Microbiologist & Nigerian Doctor Partner Up On Infant Mortality Study

Local Microbiologist & Nigerian Doctor Partner Up On Infant Mortality Study

Shannon Manning and a Nigerian counterpart have published a study analyzing GBS and the dangers it poses to pregnant mothers and their babies. Read Full Article
 
Bishop On "Jobs & Economy Tour" Of 8th District

Bishop On "Jobs & Economy Tour" Of 8th District

Congressman Mike Bishop, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, hopes to use the insight from these meetings when the House reconvenes in September. Read Full Article
 
Independent Competency Exam For Teen In Murder Case Granted

Independent Competency Exam For Teen In Murder Case Granted

A 16 year old Fenton Township teen who is accused of shooting his friend has been granted a second mental health exam, following a first which found him competent. Read Full Article
 
Residents Gather To Pray For Racial Harmony

Residents Gather To Pray For Racial Harmony

Pastor Judith McMillan of the First Presbyterian Church in Howell addressed hard truths about the prevalence of racism and the need for individuals to stand against acts of hate. Read Full Article
 
Construction Begins On New Hotel In Brighton

Construction Begins On New Hotel In Brighton

Construction of the Candlewood Suites is just one aspect of what is rapidly becoming a hotel “district” in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Ciesielski Appointed As New Linden Superintendent

Ciesielski Appointed As New Linden Superintendent

Russ Ciesielski is a 1991 Linden High School graduate who came back to the district in 2001 as an educator. Read Full Article
 
Site Plan For Condo, Duplex Community Reccommended For Approval

Site Plan For Condo, Duplex Community Reccommended For Approval

88 units will be built off Eager Road, south of M-59. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 24
Body Of Missing Sailor Identified

Body Of Missing Sailor Identified

Official say that divers found the remains of electronics technician 3rd class Kenneth Aaron Smith, whose mother, April Brandon, lives in Milford. Read Full Article
 
LESA Chooses Former Hartland Board Member To Fill Vacant Seat

LESA Chooses Former Hartland Board Member To Fill Vacant Seat

Eileen Jankowski, who served on Hartland's Board of Education from 2000 to 2009, was selected by LESA board members last night. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Store Sells Million Dollar Powerball Ticket

Fowlerville Store Sells Million Dollar Powerball Ticket

Michigan Lottery officials say one of the million-dollar tickets from Wednesday’s $758.7 million drawing was sold at O’Connor’s Deli on South Grand Street. Read Full Article
 
Revised Band Shell/Amphitheater Plan Reviewed by Brighton Planning Commission

Revised Band Shell/Amphitheater Plan Reviewed by Brighton Planning Commission

The plan was revised after public criticism of the project that centered on the proposed destruction of at least five trees. Read Full Article
 
Gathering Held In Howell In Support Of Unity & Diversity

Gathering Held In Howell In Support Of Unity & Diversity

Members from both sides of the political spectrum gathered for a "non-partisan" show of support for people of different races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation. Read Full Article
 
Judges Recuse Themselves In Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

Judges Recuse Themselves In Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

Commissioner Drew Shapiro is accused of yelling ethnic slurs at an individual from a boat this past Memorial Day weekend. Read Full Article
 
Democrats Target Drug Companies To End Price Gouging

Democrats Target Drug Companies To End Price Gouging

The Michigan Democratic Party says hold the industry accountable, while one Republican lawmaker discusses self-regulation. Read Full Article
 
Final "Story Of Us" Event To Be Held In Downtown Brighton Tonight

Final "Story Of Us" Event To Be Held In Downtown Brighton Tonight

The finale of the summer series will feature two local dance companies, set to perform at 7pm in Hyne Alley. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 23
Preliminary Exam Set For Fenton Man Charged In Deadly Crash

Preliminary Exam Set For Fenton Man Charged In Deadly Crash

Matthew Carrier, who is charged in the May 9th crash that killed five people, is due back in court next month. Read Full Article
 
Tailgate Party Will Raise Money For Local Foundation

Tailgate Party Will Raise Money For Local Foundation

A fundraising tailgate party will be held prior to the Bulldogs game at The Big House in Ann Arbor, with transportation provided to and from the game. Read Full Article
 
Owner of Dogs In Fatal Attack Gets Jail Time

Owner of Dogs In Fatal Attack Gets Jail Time

Zackery Bradley's three dogs attacked two smaller dogs in February, killing one and injuring the other. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Teachers, Community, Frustrated At Lack Of Contract

Fowlerville Teachers, Community, Frustrated At Lack Of Contract

Several spoke up at the Board of Education's meeting speaking of stress and frustration with the new school year just around the corner. Read Full Article
 
December Trial Date Set For Milford Woman Charged With Killing Husband

December Trial Date Set For Milford Woman Charged With Killing Husband

Yvonne Cortis was charged with open murder following the death of 68-year-old Greg Cortis, who died from injuries sustained in the November 2015 crowbar attack. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp.'s Call To The Public Policy Will Remain The Same

Brighton Twp.'s Call To The Public Policy Will Remain The Same

A motion to amend the policy to prohibit sharing minutes between residents failed in a 3-4 vote Monday. Read Full Article
 
Exam Ordered For Man Charged In Fenton Township Stabbing

Exam Ordered For Man Charged In Fenton Township Stabbing

Justin Winslow of Caro is accused of attacking another man that he met at a psychiatric hospital with a box cutter. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 22
Milford Mother Says Son Is One Of Ten Missing Sailors

Milford Mother Says Son Is One Of Ten Missing Sailors

22-year-old Kenneth Smith, may be one of the sailors missing after a collision between a Navy destroyer and an oil tanker near Singapore.. Read Full Article
 
Policy Change Allows Brighton Twp. To Bond Private Road Projects

Policy Change Allows Brighton Twp. To Bond Private Road Projects

Residents can petition the board for private road improvement projects and establish their own SAD to fund them, using bonds backed by the township. Read Full Article
 
Project Hope Event To Inform And Educate On Addiction And Overdose

Project Hope Event To Inform And Educate On Addiction And Overdose

United to Change is a day long event bringing awareness and information to the community on Thursday, August 31st. Read Full Article
 
Candidates For Governor, Congress To Address County Democrats

Candidates For Governor, Congress To Address County Democrats

Abdul El-Sayed is seeking nomination for governor while Elissa Slotkin is running for Congress. Read Full Article
 
Events Set In Howell This Week In Response To Charlottesville Divide

Events Set In Howell This Week In Response To Charlottesville Divide

A community forum Wednesday and a prayer service Thursday seek to unite the community in the aftermath of the deadly Charlottesville protests earlier this month. Read Full Article
 
Judge Orders Hune To Release Tesla Emails

Judge Orders Hune To Release Tesla Emails

Republican State Sen. Joe Hune & Republican State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Lambertville argued their communications with third parties were privileged and should remain private Read Full Article
 
No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal I-96 Pileup

No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal I-96 Pileup

The Prosecutor’s Office says the evidence is “insufficient to justify criminal charges against any of the surviving drivers for causing the deaths of the three victims.” Read Full Article
 
Soundque To Record Future Livingston County Board Meetings

Soundque To Record Future Livingston County Board Meetings

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved the use of Soundque Multimedia to record all future board meetings for the next six months Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 21
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Draws Crowd At Hutchings Elementary

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Draws Crowd At Hutchings Elementary

Around 200 people attended today's event, which teachers coordinated to preview the students' curriculum. Read Full Article
 
Nonresidential Development Slowly Rising In Livingston County

Nonresidential Development Slowly Rising In Livingston County

The rise through the region is trending in the right direction, but not as successfully as it has in decades past. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Health Department Urges Solar Eclipse Safety

Livingston County Health Department Urges Solar Eclipse Safety

Today's solar eclipse has local health officials reminding residents to take care of their eyes if they choose to observe the event.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Chief Says No Problems with Ford Explorer SUVs

Brighton Police Chief Says No Problems with Ford Explorer SUVs

The Brighton Police chief says they have tested the several Ford Explorer SUVs used by the police Dept. and found no elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Read Full Article
 
Local Red Cross Chapter To Hold Special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive

Local Red Cross Chapter To Hold Special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive

The goal for the drive is 100 pints, in celebration of the local chapter’s 100th anniversary in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Community Input Sought For Next Livingston Reads Selection

Community Input Sought For Next Livingston Reads Selection

Livingston County residents are being invited to help decide what’s next for a “one book, one community” program.

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Brighton Board of Education Approves Pay Hike for Hourly Workers

Brighton Board of Education Approves Pay Hike for Hourly Workers

Hourly workers in the Brighton Area Schools will get a pay increase for the coming year. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 20
Man Who Led Police Chase From Pinckney To Ann Arbor Headed To Trial

Man Who Led Police Chase From Pinckney To Ann Arbor Headed To Trial

Justin Thomas of Ypsilanti fled after local police attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. Read Full Article
 
Health Department Shares Success Story From Prescription For Health Program

Health Department Shares Success Story From Prescription For Health Program

The program provides access to fruits and vegetables for patients facing or at risk for a chronic disease. Read Full Article
 
Milwaukee County Sheriff To Keynote County GOP Reagan Day Dinner

Milwaukee County Sheriff To Keynote County GOP Reagan Day Dinner

David A. Clarke Jr. will be keynote speaker at the Livingston County Republican Part’s 2017 Reagan Day Dinner.


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Saturday, August 19
Hudson Mills Golf Course To Remain Open

Hudson Mills Golf Course To Remain Open

Golfers who utilize the Hudson Mills Metropark course have at least another five years to tee off.
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Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Admits To Beating Son With Belt

Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Admits To Beating Son With Belt

Ashley Nicole Bell has pleaded guilty as charged to child abuse and domestic violence. Read Full Article
 
Construction Challenges Continue In Northfield Township

Construction Challenges Continue In Northfield Township

As construction continues on the US-23 Flex Route project, new closures and traffic shifts continue to pose challenges for motorists and first responders. Read Full Article
 
Annual Game of Thrones Program Set To Return To Pinckney Library

Annual Game of Thrones Program Set To Return To Pinckney Library

The evening includes a stunt and fighting style performance, a photo booth, trivia, and a discussion about the series. Read Full Article
 
Senior Appreciation Day Coming To Area Metroparks

Senior Appreciation Day Coming To Area Metroparks

Seniors can enjoy free park admission and more at all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks this Monday. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 18
Hamburg Township Police Department Getting Private Firing Range

Hamburg Township Police Department Getting Private Firing Range

Police Chief Richard Duffany said the range will keep officers closer to home in case they are needed. Read Full Article
 
CSX Railroad Crossing In Howell To Close For Repairs

CSX Railroad Crossing In Howell To Close For Repairs

Repair work will shut down a railroad crossing to traffic later this month in the City of Howell.
Read Full Article
 
Community Leaders Praise Successful Brighton 150th Anniversary Bash

Community Leaders Praise Successful Brighton 150th Anniversary Bash

Brighton’s 150th Anniversary celebration was heaped with praise at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Looking for Reserve Officers

Brighton Police Looking for Reserve Officers

The Brighton City Police Dept. currently has three openings in its cadre of reserve officers and is looking to fill them. Read Full Article
 
Arraignment Held For Howell Pharmacy Technician Charged With Stealing Pills From Hospital

Arraignment Held For Howell Pharmacy Technician Charged With Stealing Pills From Hospital

Kelly Leann Hodge is accused of stealing over 30,000 prescription pills from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital. Read Full Article
 
Backpacks For Kids Event Preps Local Students For School Year

Backpacks For Kids Event Preps Local Students For School Year

Donated backpacks and school supplies were handed out to students at LESA's 16th annual community giveback. Read Full Article
 
Eagle Scout Builds, Delivers Shed To BHS Marching Band

Eagle Scout Builds, Delivers Shed To BHS Marching Band

Raymond York donated an equipment shed he built as a part of his Eagle Scout project to the band he plays trumpet in. Read Full Article
 
Candidate Seeking State Senate Seat Denounces Trump Statements

Candidate Seeking State Senate Seat Denounces Trump Statements

Democrat Adam Dreher is denouncing statements made by President Donald Trump and calling on a local lawmaker and potential challenger to join him.
Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 17
Police Seek Tips After Indecent Exposure Incident At Local Rec Area

Police Seek Tips After Indecent Exposure Incident At Local Rec Area

Police are still searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl at the Island Lake State Recreation Area on Wednesday.
Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Health Department Takes Step Toward National Accreditation

Livingston County Health Department Takes Step Toward National Accreditation

The LCHD has submitted required documentation and now awaits a site visit that precedes the final decision. Read Full Article
 
Brighton DPW to Get New Equipment

Brighton DPW to Get New Equipment

The Brighton Department of Public Works is in in line for some needed new equipment. Read Full Article
 
Grand River To Close For 57th Annual Howell Melon Festival

Grand River To Close For 57th Annual Howell Melon Festival

Street closures will be in effect as part of this weekend’s 57th annual Howell Melon Festival.

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Trump Supporters Rally In Howell

Trump Supporters Rally In Howell

Approximately 200 “Michigan Trump Republicans” gathered at Block Brewing Co. to show their support for the President. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Police Looking For Man Who Exposed Himself To Teen

Green Oak Twp. Police Looking For Man Who Exposed Himself To Teen

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the Island Lake State Recreation Area, east of Brighton. Read Full Article
 
1,400 Volunteers Donate Time To Help Those In Need Across The County

1,400 Volunteers Donate Time To Help Those In Need Across The County

The Livingston County United Way's Day of Caring is the largest single-day volunteer event in the county. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon's New Elementary School Prepares To Open Its Doors

South Lyon's New Elementary School Prepares To Open Its Doors

Over 570 students will attend the new William A. Pearson Elementary School. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 16
Huron-Clinton Metroparks Director George Phifer Resigns Amid Investigation

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Director George Phifer Resigns Amid Investigation

After two months on leave, the director of Huron Clinton Metroparks has resigned.
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Hutchings Elementary To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday

Hutchings Elementary To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday

Some local elementary students and their families are expected to gather for a solar eclipse viewing party next week. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Training Institue Holding Seminar On Career Pathways

Cyber Training Institue Holding Seminar On Career Pathways

Representatives from many major local and national companies will be on hand to discuss the talent shortage in the cyber security job field. Read Full Article
 
Cooley Lake Road To Close For Construction

Cooley Lake Road To Close For Construction

Utility work will shut down a portion of Cooley Lake Road in Highland Township next week. Read Full Article
 
Voters Approve Ballot Proposal For Northfield Township Fire Department

Voters Approve Ballot Proposal For Northfield Township Fire Department

A recently passed millage will support operations for the Northfield Township Fire Department and medical rescue. Read Full Article
 
Condition Of Hartland Man Upgraded After Motorcycle Crash

Condition Of Hartland Man Upgraded After Motorcycle Crash

The condition of a motorcyclist injured in a Sunday night crash that shut down a local roadway for three hours is improving. Read Full Article
 
Baker Road Improvement Project On Display At Community Open House

Baker Road Improvement Project On Display At Community Open House

A meeting in Dexter provided design layouts and information about the 2018 project. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Working Towards Codifying All 95 Township Ordinances

Hamburg Township Working Towards Codifying All 95 Township Ordinances

The Board of Trustees approved the first 17 that will help the police department in their enforcement of them. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Woman To Represent Michigan At 2018 Special Olympics

Brighton Woman To Represent Michigan At 2018 Special Olympics

Elizabeth Procunier will represent Team Michigan in Bocce at the 2018 USA Games. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 15
Brighton Woman To Represent At 2018 Special Olympics

Brighton Woman To Represent At 2018 Special Olympics

Elizabeth Procunier will represent Team Michigan in Bocce at the 2018 USA Games. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Accused In Fatal Crash Says He's Sorry

Fenton Man Accused In Fatal Crash Says He's Sorry

The Fenton man police say was intoxicated when he crashed into another car and killed five people apologized through tears in court recently.
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Airport Seeking Reimbursement Of Funds Spent On Damages Done By Jet Crash

Airport Seeking Reimbursement Of Funds Spent On Damages Done By Jet Crash

The Livingston County Airport has spent over $63,000 on environmental cleanup and repairs to a damaged fence. Read Full Article
 
Conceptual Plans Approved For Proposed Land Swap Between Howell City & MDNR

Conceptual Plans Approved For Proposed Land Swap Between Howell City & MDNR

Conceptual plans have been developed as part of a land swap between the City of Howell and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Read Full Article
 
Letters Of Interest Due Friday For LESA Board Vacancy

Letters Of Interest Due Friday For LESA Board Vacancy

Interested applicants have a few more days to submit formal letters of interest for an open seat on the board after longtime member Julie Hill moved outside of the county.


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Brighton School District and Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Contract Accord

Brighton School District and Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Contract Accord

Pending ratification by both sides, the Brighton Area Schools' 300 teachers will get a 2% pay increase for the 2017-18 year. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Lane Shifts Begin Tonight, Ramp Closures To Follow Wednesday

US-23 Lane Shifts Begin Tonight, Ramp Closures To Follow Wednesday

The Michigan Department of Transportation says shifts and ramp closures are needed for reconstruction. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 14
Brighton Twp. Sewer Users Critical Over Their Interest Rate Vs. Local Church's

Brighton Twp. Sewer Users Critical Over Their Interest Rate Vs. Local Church's

Original users of the sewer system pay at a rate of 5.9%, while a local church will pay 5% on additional REUs. Read Full Article
 
Authorities Identify Spring Mill Pond Drowning Victim

Authorities Identify Spring Mill Pond Drowning Victim

18-year-old Caelond Travis Pearson of Lansing drowned at the Island Lake State Recreation Area Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Motorcyclist Critical Following Sunday Crash On Fenton Road

Motorcyclist Critical Following Sunday Crash On Fenton Road

A motorcyclist is hospitalized in critical condition following a crash Sunday night.
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57th Annual Howell Melon Festival This Weekend

57th Annual Howell Melon Festival This Weekend

The Howell Melon Festival returns to the downtown area this weekend.
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Lansing Man Drowns At Spring Mill Pond Sunday

Lansing Man Drowns At Spring Mill Pond Sunday

A Lansing man drowned at the Island Lake State Recreation Area over the weekend.

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Brighton Celebrates 150th Birthday With Block Party

Brighton Celebrates 150th Birthday With Block Party

The City of Brighton turned 150 this year, and the community celebrated with a block party on Main Street Sunday. Read Full Article
 
United Way's Annual Day of Caring Returns Wednesday

United Way's Annual Day of Caring Returns Wednesday

Livingston County United Way’s 16th annual Day of Caring will include approximately 1,450 volunteers performing over 130 community service projects. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 13
Local Lawmaker Says Mental Health Task Force Already Uncovering Barriers Residents Face

Local Lawmaker Says Mental Health Task Force Already Uncovering Barriers Residents Face

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chairs the task force, is optimistic that their efforts will address the hurdles residents are facing. Read Full Article
 
Grant Will Help Local Nonprofit Assist Senior Caregivers

Grant Will Help Local Nonprofit Assist Senior Caregivers

Livingston County Catholic Charities was recently awarded a 2-year grant of $90,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Read Full Article
 
Passion For Fashion Runway Show Next Weekend

Passion For Fashion Runway Show Next Weekend

Local designers of all ages will be featured as part of a new, fun runway fashion event in which the sky is said to be the limit for outfit creations. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 12
Road Commission Opposes Nexus Pipeline Project, Cites Bullying Tactics

Road Commission Opposes Nexus Pipeline Project, Cites Bullying Tactics

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is among those opposing the route of a yet-to-be approved pipeline.
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City Of Brighton Celebrates 150 Years Sunday With Block Party

City Of Brighton Celebrates 150 Years Sunday With Block Party

A bevy of activities, including a community block party, concert and laser light show are some of the festivities planned in Downtown Brighton Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel's Bill To Remove Vignettes From Ballots Signed Into Law

Vaupel's Bill To Remove Vignettes From Ballots Signed Into Law

A local lawmaker’s legislation to remove outdated political party icons from election ballots has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.
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New Administrative Assistant Needed To Help Hamburg Township Police

New Administrative Assistant Needed To Help Hamburg Township Police

Applications are being accepted and are due by 4pm on Friday, August 25. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 11
Appeals Court Affirms Decision In Local Right-To-Work Complaint

Appeals Court Affirms Decision In Local Right-To-Work Complaint

A state appeals court has affirmed a ruling in the case of a local bus driver who filed a right-to-work complaint.
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New Bicycles Donated To Livingston County Sheriff's Office

New Bicycles Donated To Livingston County Sheriff's Office

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was recently the recipient of two bicycles and says they’ll be put to good use.
Read Full Article
 
Weed Control Assessment Causes Rift On Fenton Township Lake

Weed Control Assessment Causes Rift On Fenton Township Lake

The Fenton Township Board of Trustees has heard from residents on Crane Lake about continuing to pay for weed control in the water. Read Full Article
 
Youth Care Specialist, Author, To Speak To Pinckney Community Schools Staff

Youth Care Specialist, Author, To Speak To Pinckney Community Schools Staff

Charlie Applestein has written three critically acclaimed books, including his latest, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid. Read Full Article
 
Calley Pushes Part-Time Legislature Plan Despite Opposition

Calley Pushes Part-Time Legislature Plan Despite Opposition

Michigan's Lt. Governor believes the change would align the state with 41 others that run state government in the same manner. Read Full Article
 
Charges Authorized In Theft Of More Than 30,000 Pills From Local Hospital

Charges Authorized In Theft Of More Than 30,000 Pills From Local Hospital

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy confirms that a warrant was issued for embezzlement of $100,000 or more against Kelly Leann Hodge. Read Full Article
 
New Iron Chef Champion Craig Myrand Serves Up Winning Dish

New Iron Chef Champion Craig Myrand Serves Up Winning Dish

The annual competition benefits Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Man Charged In Police Chase That Started In Pinckney

Man Charged In Police Chase That Started In Pinckney

24-year-old Justin Todd Thomas of Ypsilanti is charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting police and driving on a suspended license. Read Full Article
 
Milford Memories Summer Festival Starts Today

Milford Memories Summer Festival Starts Today

Milford Memories will take over the community this weekend.
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Thursday, August 10
Milford Man Heads To Trial In Death Of Infant Daughter

Milford Man Heads To Trial In Death Of Infant Daughter

26-year-old Keith Allen Brown was charged with involuntary manslaughter and 2nd degree child abuse following the death of his 6-month-old daughter. Read Full Article
 
Westland Man Facing Additional Charges For Alleged Sexual Assault

Westland Man Facing Additional Charges For Alleged Sexual Assault

Andrew Arnett is accused of molesting several young boys at a birthday party in January. Read Full Article
 
Friends Of 11 Mile Road Park Looking For New Members

Friends Of 11 Mile Road Park Looking For New Members

The group is seeking people to help with the development of a 20.8 acre sports park on 11 Mile at Milford Road. Read Full Article
 
More Closures On US-23 Overnight & This Weekend

More Closures On US-23 Overnight & This Weekend

A total overnight closure is scheduled along southbound US-23 at 6 Mile Road so crews can set beams at the new bridge. Read Full Article
 
Fisherman Drowns In Bruin Lake

Fisherman Drowns In Bruin Lake

Police believe the man fell into the lake after his boat began taking on water. Read Full Article
 
Solar Eclipse Party Being Held At Hartland Cromaine Library

Solar Eclipse Party Being Held At Hartland Cromaine Library

The party begins at 2pm with the eclipse peaking around 2:20pm. Read Full Article
 
Suspect Arraigned After Foot Chase & Police Search Monday

Suspect Arraigned After Foot Chase & Police Search Monday

A suspect who fled from a local police post and led authorities on a chase has turned himself in.


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South Lyon Man Charged In Baseball Bat Attack

South Lyon Man Charged In Baseball Bat Attack

18-year-old Malachi Collins was arraigned Wednesday on one count of assault with intent to murder. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 9
Hune Emails Sought In Tesla Lawsuit

Hune Emails Sought In Tesla Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed by electric car-maker Tesla and challenges the Michigan law requiring new car sales through a franchised dealership. Read Full Article
 
Fire Destroys Lyon Township Home

Fire Destroys Lyon Township Home

Witnesses say the home on Douglas Drive near 10 Mile Road caught fire around 4am. Read Full Article
 
Dexter Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Bond Issue

Dexter Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Bond Issue

The bond proposal passed Tuesday by a more than 2 - 1 margin. Read Full Article
 
Hartland High School Choir To Perform With Foreigner

Hartland High School Choir To Perform With Foreigner

The Hartland High School choir will be making a special guest appearance with Foreigner at DTE Energy Music Theater this Friday. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville School Teachers Still Without Contract

Fowlerville School Teachers Still Without Contract

The start of the school year is just around the corner, yet teachers at Fowlerville Community Schools are still without a contract. Read Full Article
 
Bergin Road Improvements Begin Today In Hartland Township

Bergin Road Improvements Begin Today In Hartland Township

Rehabilitation is expected to continue through next Friday, August 18th. Read Full Article
 
Couple Facing Charges After Stabbing Man With Box Cutter In Fenton Twp.

Couple Facing Charges After Stabbing Man With Box Cutter In Fenton Twp.

A stabbing incident in Fenton Township has led to charges being filed against an area woman and man. Read Full Article
 
New Trial Date Set In Human Trafficking Case

New Trial Date Set In Human Trafficking Case

The charges stem from an investigation by Michigan State Police who say they came across online ads for an escort service, involving Speed and at least three other girls. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 8
Police Search For Fleeing Suspect After He Requested Fingerprints

Police Search For Fleeing Suspect After He Requested Fingerprints

The suspect mentioned he had a suspended license, but fled after police noticed he arrived on a motorcycle. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Woman Enters Plea To Embezzlement Charges

Pinckney Woman Enters Plea To Embezzlement Charges

53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced October 9th. Read Full Article
 
Commissioners Give Green-Light To New Central Dispatch Facility

Commissioners Give Green-Light To New Central Dispatch Facility

The estimated $5.2 million project cost will be fully funded through the Central Dispatch Fund. Read Full Article
 
Chelsea-Area Mom Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Teens

Chelsea-Area Mom Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Teens

38-year-old Brooke Lajiness of Lima Township learned her punishment on Monday in a Washtenaw County courtroom. Read Full Article
 
Northbound US-23 Ramp To 6 Mile Road Closes Today

Northbound US-23 Ramp To 6 Mile Road Closes Today

A freeway ramp closes for construction today in the Northfield Township/Whitmore Lake area.
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Fenton Council Seeks Approval To Amend Charter For Street Millage

Fenton Council Seeks Approval To Amend Charter For Street Millage

Fenton’s City Charter only allows residents to vote on a millage not to exceed three years, and city officials believe a more long-term millage is needed. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Hires New DPW Director From Nearby Community

Lyon Township Hires New DPW Director From Nearby Community

The Lyon Township Board met Monday night and hired Bob Martin to fill a newly created DPW director position.
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2nd Annual Bert Loomis Memorial Ride Set This Weekend

2nd Annual Bert Loomis Memorial Ride Set This Weekend

49-year-old Bert Loomis lost his life in August of 2015 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 7
Report: Hamburg Township & South Lyon Among Safest Cities

Report: Hamburg Township & South Lyon Among Safest Cities

Hamburg Township and South Lyon made the top 20 list of safest cities. Read Full Article
 
Fundraisers Next Week Will Support Arc Of Livingston Mission

Fundraisers Next Week Will Support Arc Of Livingston Mission

The Arc of Livingston’s best known client is Larry Prout Jr. of Marion Township, who stopped by WHMI Monday with his father to promote a pair of fundraisers. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Gears Up For Sesquicentennial Celebration

Brighton Gears Up For Sesquicentennial Celebration

The celebration will run from noon till 10:30pm and is free to the public. Read Full Article
 
Nonprofit Resale Store To Soon Begin Accepting Donations Directly

Nonprofit Resale Store To Soon Begin Accepting Donations Directly

The storefront for the LACASA Collection is located in the Crossroads Town Center on M-59 at Michigan Avenue in Howell Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township May Still Be In The Running For Foxconn Facility

Lyon Township May Still Be In The Running For Foxconn Facility

The news came as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder met Saturday with Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou during his trade mission to China. Read Full Article
 
Groundbreaking Set Tuesday For New Downtown Brighton Development

Groundbreaking Set Tuesday For New Downtown Brighton Development

The two new buildings will include two restaurants, office space and four high-end apartments. Read Full Article
 
New Display Joins Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit

New Display Joins Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit

The newest art piece on display as part of the Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit is Metropolis, created by the Nordin Brothers.
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Sidewalk Trip Hazards Being Removed Around City Of Howell

Sidewalk Trip Hazards Being Removed Around City Of Howell

The city is using a highly specialized method of horizontally saw cutting uneven sidewalk portions to remove trip hazards.
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Sunday, August 6
Runners Raise Funds And Remember Fallen Officer At Memorial 5.5K

Runners Raise Funds And Remember Fallen Officer At Memorial 5.5K

The race and family fun run recognizes first responders and pays tribute to Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. Read Full Article
 
Local Glass Artist Brings Her Craft To Brighton

Local Glass Artist Brings Her Craft To Brighton

Howell's Dawn Ceccacci is hosting a workshop as part of The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission's The Story of Us: Summer Performance Series. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 5
Area Superintendent Appointed To Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Area Superintendent Appointed To Early Childhood Investment Corporation

A longtime educator and administrator with local ties has been appointed to serve on a state board.
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Okemos Priest Accused Of Embezzlement Seeks $800K Seized By Police

Okemos Priest Accused Of Embezzlement Seeks $800K Seized By Police

The attorney for a priest accused of embezzling money from an Okemos church wants $800,000 seized by Michigan State Police released to his client.

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Community Gets Into Character For LibCon 2017

Community Gets Into Character For LibCon 2017

The mini comic-con is a collaborative event between three local libraries working to promote reading. Read Full Article
 
State Concludes Investigation Into Election Complaint By Hartland Activist

State Concludes Investigation Into Election Complaint By Hartland Activist

Hartland resident Wes Nakagiri filed several complaints against the district and board members in connection with the May 2nd Sinking Fund proposal. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber Of Commerce To Host New Business To Business Expo

Howell Chamber Of Commerce To Host New Business To Business Expo

Local businesses are encouraged to take part in a new Business to Business Expo coming to Howell in September. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 4
Republicans & Democrats Dispute Reason For County's Record Low Jobless Rate

Republicans & Democrats Dispute Reason For County's Record Low Jobless Rate

Congressman Mike Bishop credited "efficient, conservative-led government” with the county having the lowest June unemployment rate in Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Five Have Now Filed to Run Write-In Campaign For South Lyon Mayor

Five Have Now Filed to Run Write-In Campaign For South Lyon Mayor

But there may still be others. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate isn’t until October 27th. Read Full Article
 
24-Hour Gym Moving To Oceola Township

24-Hour Gym Moving To Oceola Township

The 24 hour gym will be located next to the dentist office at M-59 and Eager Road. Read Full Article
 
Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

Howell DPS Director Erv Suida tells WHMI that samples taken Thursday morning came back, “well within the acceptable levels” Read Full Article
 
Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

The beach at Howell City Park had to be closed Thursday afternoon due to elevated levels of E.Coli.

Read Full Article
 
Bagger Dave's In Brighton Closes

Bagger Dave's In Brighton Closes

The Bagger Dave's restaurant in downtown Brighton has closed its doors. Read Full Article
 
Crane, Gregory Streets In Howell To Undergo Improvements

Crane, Gregory Streets In Howell To Undergo Improvements

Work will be commencing on the 2017 Street Improvement Project this summer in the City of Howell. Read Full Article
 
Six Mile Road Closed Between Main Street & Nollar Road

Six Mile Road Closed Between Main Street & Nollar Road

A portion of Six Mile Road is closed until further notice in Northfield Township for culvert replacement.


Read Full Article
 
Free Business Advice Workshops Coming To Area Libraries

Free Business Advice Workshops Coming To Area Libraries

SCORE helps and mentors small business owners during the critical first few months of operations. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 3
Pinckney Woman Running Ultra-Marathon For Mexican Orphanage

Pinckney Woman Running Ultra-Marathon For Mexican Orphanage

Children's book author and illustrator Jane Monroe Donovan will run the 'Big Foot 200' in order to raise money for the Talita Cumi Children's Home. Read Full Article
 
Pipeline Opponents Share Stories Of Worker Misconduct & Construction Concerns

Pipeline Opponents Share Stories Of Worker Misconduct & Construction Concerns

Some homeowners say they've witnessed several violations during the project's construction and "crude" behavior by workers. Read Full Article
 
Public Meeting Set For Baker Road Improvement Project In Dexter

Public Meeting Set For Baker Road Improvement Project In Dexter

A public meeting is planned later this month in regard to two roundabouts that will be installed in the Dexter community.
Read Full Article
 
LESA Seeks School Supply Donations At "Stuff the Bus" Event

LESA Seeks School Supply Donations At "Stuff the Bus" Event

Community members can help fill an LESA bus with school supplies at the Howell Wal-Mart this Friday. Read Full Article
 
Restaurant Owner Arraigned For Alleged Assault; Past Employee Speaks Out

Restaurant Owner Arraigned For Alleged Assault; Past Employee Speaks Out

Restaurant owner Mike Bouffard is accused of physically assaulting an employee and has been arraigned on charges, prompting others to speak out. Read Full Article
 
Gleaners Gearing Up For 13th Annual Iron Chef Fundraiser

Gleaners Gearing Up For 13th Annual Iron Chef Fundraiser

Last year’s challenge set a record with 655 guests in attendance, but more importantly raised approximately $95,000, which equates to more than 280,000 meals. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township To Conduct Regional Traffic Study

Green Oak Township To Conduct Regional Traffic Study

The Board of Trustees is preparing for the traffic impact a proposed 916 new housing units will cause over the next several years. Read Full Article
 
5.5K Run Returns To Remember Fallen Officer And Celebrate First Responders

5.5K Run Returns To Remember Fallen Officer And Celebrate First Responders

The event at Hartland High School is held in memory of West Bloomfield Police Sergeant Patrick O'Rourke, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. Read Full Article
 
Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast In Brighton Saturday

Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast In Brighton Saturday

The Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast is among festivities planned for Brighton’s 150th Anniversary and the Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 2
Beam Placement Will Force US-23 Closure This Weekend

Beam Placement Will Force US-23 Closure This Weekend

There will be a total overnight closure along northbound US-23 at 6 Mile Road so crews can set beams at the new bridge. Read Full Article
 
LibCon 2017 Brings Pop Culture Fandom To Livingston County

LibCon 2017 Brings Pop Culture Fandom To Livingston County

See presentations and participate in activities surrounding popular themes from comic books, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and more from 4-8pm, Thursday. Read Full Article
 
School Undecided On Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court In Lawsuit

School Undecided On Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court In Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is the final appeal option for a local religious school in its lawsuit against Genoa Township, although no decision has been made yet. Read Full Article
 
Picnic Gathering Will Honor & Thank Local Veterans

Picnic Gathering Will Honor & Thank Local Veterans

The Livingston County Veterans Appreciation Picnic will be held Saturday at the Brighton Recreation Area. Read Full Article
 
Organizer: Relay For Life Is Powerful Event, Important Mission

Organizer: Relay For Life Is Powerful Event, Important Mission

Funds from Relay for Life support the American Cancer Society’s mission of reducing the pain and suffering from cancer. Read Full Article
 
Testing Underway For County's New Voting Equipment

Testing Underway For County's New Voting Equipment

The equipment arrived Monday, will be tested throughout the week, and ready for pickup August 7th. Read Full Article
 
Concrete Patching Starts Today On Eastbound I-96 Near Latson Road

Concrete Patching Starts Today On Eastbound I-96 Near Latson Road

Concrete pavement patching begins today on I-96 in the Howell area and delays are likely the rest of the week. Read Full Article
 
Final Night For Rock The Block

Final Night For Rock The Block

Tonight is last opportunity to experience the live music and food samples from local restaurants for this year's event. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 1
South Lyon Man Facing Charges For Obstructing Police

South Lyon Man Facing Charges For Obstructing Police

A South Lyon teen was jailed following an assault and scuffle with law enforcement. Read Full Article
 
Final Informational Meeting Held Prior To Dexter Bond Proposal

Final Informational Meeting Held Prior To Dexter Bond Proposal

Monday night was the final chance for voters to address questions or concerns towards an upcoming $72 million bond proposal for Dexter Community Schools. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Quidditch Team Prepares For Magical Match

Hartland Quidditch Team Prepares For Magical Match

The Hartland Hippogriffs’ had their second practice Monday night and spent the time working on getting to know the game originated from the "Harry Potter" books. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Remains Incompetent To Stand Trial On Arson Charges

Milford Man Remains Incompetent To Stand Trial On Arson Charges

23-year-old Giovanni May told Milford officers he tried to set a postal truck on fire using a lighter fluid-soaked sock. Read Full Article
 
Consumer Protection Seminars Planned In August

Consumer Protection Seminars Planned In August

The seminars include six topics - Identity Theft; Phone, Mail & e-Scams; Online Safety; Investment Fraud; Home Repair and In-Home Care & Senior Residences. Read Full Article
 
Emagine Theater Officially Coming To Hartland Township

Emagine Theater Officially Coming To Hartland Township

Officials say a movie theatre project that involved a maze of plot twists has a successful ending in Hartland Township after all.
Read Full Article
 
Restaurant Owner Charged With Choking Employee

Restaurant Owner Charged With Choking Employee

42-year-old Mike Bouffard is charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for an incident on July 10th. Read Full Article
 
Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash Involving Semi At I-96 & Kensington Road

Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash Involving Semi At I-96 & Kensington Road

A crash in Brighton Township sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries Monday. Read Full Article
 
As Relay For Life Approaches, Cancer Caregiver Shares Her Story

As Relay For Life Approaches, Cancer Caregiver Shares Her Story

Michelle Rainbolt of Byron has been a caregiver and cheerleader to her husband after it was discovered he had a brain tumor. Read Full Article
 
House Mental Health Task Force Holds First Meeting In Howell

House Mental Health Task Force Holds First Meeting In Howell

The task force, co-chaired by Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township, gathered information from public safety and mental health outreach professionals. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 31
DPW Removing Old Pedestrian Crosswalks In Downtown Brighton

DPW Removing Old Pedestrian Crosswalks In Downtown Brighton

The in-ground pedestrian crossing lights on Main Street in downtown Brighton are coming out and work gets underway today. Read Full Article
 
Incumbents, Newcomers File For Fenton City Council

Incumbents, Newcomers File For Fenton City Council

Familiar candidates and some newcomers have emerged in the Fenton City Council race. Read Full Article
 
MSP Brighton Post Latest To Join Angel Program

MSP Brighton Post Latest To Join Angel Program

The Michigan State Police has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program. Read Full Article
 
Green Financing Helps Solar Shine in Michigan

Green Financing Helps Solar Shine in Michigan

Michigan Saves, the state's green bank that helps connect interested customers with lenders and contractors, hit a major milestone this summer. Read Full Article
 
U.S. Supreme Court Final Option For School In Fight Against Genoa Township

U.S. Supreme Court Final Option For School In Fight Against Genoa Township

A petition for a rehearing was circulated to the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but no judge requested a vote to do so. Read Full Article
 
Cancer Survivor Shares Story Ahead Of Livingston County Relay For Life

Cancer Survivor Shares Story Ahead Of Livingston County Relay For Life

Cancer survivor Rick Wischer shares his battle and triumph over bladder cancer in the first of a three-part series. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Bridge Improvement Project Progressing

US-23 Bridge Improvement Project Progressing

Construction continues on a large bridge improvement project along US-23 in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Final Public Meeting Tonight On Dexter Bond Proposal

Final Public Meeting Tonight On Dexter Bond Proposal

The proposal, which seeks to raise funds to support renovation of district facilities, will come before voters next Tuesday, August 8th. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 30
Livingston County's June Jobless Rate 2.7% Lowest In State

Livingston County's June Jobless Rate 2.7% Lowest In State

Livingston County had the lowest June jobless rate in the state.
Read Full Article
 
Narcotics Stolen in Burglary at Brighton Walgreen Pharmacy

Narcotics Stolen in Burglary at Brighton Walgreen Pharmacy

Brighton Police are looking for three hooded suspects who broke into the Walgreen Pharmacy at 8720 W. Grand River early Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Awarded Federal Funds For Emergency Programs

Livingston County Awarded Federal Funds For Emergency Programs

Local agencies can submit requests for the funds through August 14th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 29
Local Organization Looks To Address Substance Use Stigmas

Local Organization Looks To Address Substance Use Stigmas

A training event and campaign from the Human Services Collaborative Body of Livingston County aims to change how disorders are viewed and discussed. Read Full Article
 
City Of Brighton & SEMCOG Promote "Walk.Bike.Drive.Safe" Campaign

City Of Brighton & SEMCOG Promote "Walk.Bike.Drive.Safe" Campaign

As the amount of people utilizing alternative modes of transportation continues to increase, the City of Brighton is partnering up on a safety campaign.
Read Full Article
 
Hearing Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Hearing Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Authorities allege Andrew Arnett of Westland had inappropriate contact with several boys under the age of 13 at a birthday party in January. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff Murphy To Be Locked Up For Charity

Sheriff Murphy To Be Locked Up For Charity

Sheriff Mike Murphy needs "bond" money to help out the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 28
State Dismisses Activist's Complaints Against Local School District

State Dismisses Activist's Complaints Against Local School District

Hartland resident Wes Nakagiri filed the complaints in connection with a Sinking Fund proposal in the Hartland Consolidated School district. Read Full Article
 
Financing Approved On Possible New Water Treatment Plants

Financing Approved On Possible New Water Treatment Plants

While the township sits over a major aquifer, treatment would be needed to remove iron, manganese, and other minerals from the water supply. Read Full Article
 
New Retail Center In Fenton Gets Early Approval

New Retail Center In Fenton Gets Early Approval

The nearly 20,000 square foot parcel off of Owen Road received a recommendation of preliminary site plan approval by the Planning Commission. Read Full Article
 
First House Mental Health Task Force Public Meeting To Be Held In Howell

First House Mental Health Task Force Public Meeting To Be Held In Howell

State Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will co-chair the meeting Monday morning at 10:30am at the Livingston County EMS Building. Read Full Article
 
Two File To Run As Write-In Candidates For South Lyon Mayor

Two File To Run As Write-In Candidates For South Lyon Mayor

Dan Pelchat (right) and Bill Powell (left) are each 34 years old, graduates of South Lyon High School and new to politics. Read Full Article
 
Former Auto Shop Employee Gets Jail For Secretly Photographing Women

Former Auto Shop Employee Gets Jail For Secretly Photographing Women

Authorities say Joshua David Porter hid a camera in the women's bathroom at Brighton Auto One, where he worked. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane Closures On US-23 Between M-14 and North Territorial Road

Weekend Lane Closures On US-23 Between M-14 and North Territorial Road

Area motorists should plan extra time if traveling on US-23 in Washtenaw County this weekend. Read Full Article
 
Investigation Underway In Death Of Prison Inmate

Investigation Underway In Death Of Prison Inmate

Rodriguez Montez Burks of Muskegon was serving a two to ten year sentence for fleeing and eluding officers in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
B-25 Bomber To Be Highlighted At Yankee Air Museum "Hangar Chat"

B-25 Bomber To Be Highlighted At Yankee Air Museum "Hangar Chat"

The community can watch flight operations from the Willow Run Hangar, discuss the historic aircraft with an expert historian, and even purchase a ride. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, July 27
Nobody Files To Run For South Lyon Mayor

Nobody Files To Run For South Lyon Mayor

Current Mayor John Galeas decided against running for a second two-year term, saying certain council members aren’t representing South Lyon in a responsible way. Read Full Article
 
Michigan Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal In Local Home Invasion Case

Michigan Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal In Local Home Invasion Case

Toursean Pressley is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence for his role in the 2015 Genoa Township home invasion. Read Full Article
 
Design Plans Coming In For Improvements To Howell Facades

Design Plans Coming In For Improvements To Howell Facades

Thanks to a state grant, First National Bank, Cobb-Hall Insurance, and the Uptown Coffeehouse building will all receive outside renovations. Read Full Article
 
Pitch Livingston To Offer Shark Tank-like Opportunity

Pitch Livingston To Offer Shark Tank-like Opportunity

Livingston County residents and business owners will have a chance to pitch their ideas to local experts and possibly win $5,000. Read Full Article
 
Committee Moving Forward With Resolution To Broadcast County Meetings

Committee Moving Forward With Resolution To Broadcast County Meetings

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners could start broadcasting meetings later this summer.
Read Full Article
 
Bubba Chang's Owner Gets Probation For Role In Baseball Bat Attack

Bubba Chang's Owner Gets Probation For Role In Baseball Bat Attack

47-year-old Jeremy Hamilton of Howell was sentenced for his role in an argument that escalated to an attack with a baseball bat. Read Full Article
 
Progress On Construction At 10 Mile & Napier

Progress On Construction At 10 Mile & Napier

Construction of a new roundabout in Lyon Township is being caught on camera. Read Full Article
 
Commemorate Local Soldiers Of The Past Going To War This Sunday

Commemorate Local Soldiers Of The Past Going To War This Sunday

The Howell Area Historical Society's Howell Goes to War event covers the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. Read Full Article
 
Local First Responders And Vehicles Blessed At Fenton Parish

Local First Responders And Vehicles Blessed At Fenton Parish

The benediction was given Sunday at the St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church by Father Gabriel Bilas. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 26
70-Home Hamburg Twp. Development Receives Preliminary Approval

70-Home Hamburg Twp. Development Receives Preliminary Approval

Regency Hills is proposed to offer many styles of affordable homes that will attract all kinds of buyers. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Adjourned For Man Charged In Fatal Oceola Crash

Hearing Adjourned For Man Charged In Fatal Oceola Crash

21-year-old Mathew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including 5 counts of second degree murder. Read Full Article
 
West Virginia Orders Partial Halt To Rover Pipeline Construction

West Virginia Orders Partial Halt To Rover Pipeline Construction

The state's Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to "immediately cease and desist any further land development activity." Read Full Article
 
Read Aloud Campaign Comes To Fowlerville Fair

Read Aloud Campaign Comes To Fowlerville Fair

Read Aloud, hosted by Great Start Livingston, was held today inside the Fowlerville Fair’s commercial building. Read Full Article
 
Donors Show Support At Fundraiser For Fallen Officers Memorial

Donors Show Support At Fundraiser For Fallen Officers Memorial

A fundraising campaign is underway for a proposed monument to honor Michigan's law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Reviewing Recycle Livingston Lease

Howell City Council Reviewing Recycle Livingston Lease

The Howell City Council is examining a long standing lease agreement with Recycle Livingston after learning of possible plans to build on site. Read Full Article
 
Public Input Sought For MDOT's Five-Year Transportation Program

Public Input Sought For MDOT's Five-Year Transportation Program

Community members can offer their thoughts on the plan through August 25th via an online form. Read Full Article
 
Court Hearing Set This Morning For Fenton Man Charged In Fatal Crash

Court Hearing Set This Morning For Fenton Man Charged In Fatal Crash

21-year-old Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, July 25
Brighton Mill Pond Upgrades Will Be Delayed Until Next Year

Brighton Mill Pond Upgrades Will Be Delayed Until Next Year

The Mill Pond improvement project in Brighton - which will likely involve removal of five healthy shade trees - will proceed, but will be delayed until next year. Read Full Article
 
County Expects Hefty Increase In Cost For Medical Examiner Services

County Expects Hefty Increase In Cost For Medical Examiner Services

Although the cost of ME services will be $120,000 more than the last contract, it is still less than what the county might have paid. Read Full Article
 
New Signs Next Phase of Milford Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

New Signs Next Phase of Milford Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

Milford Police have launched the next phase of a neighborhood traffic safety program in hopes of slowing speeds in residential areas. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Central Dispatch Seeks New Facility

Livingston County Central Dispatch Seeks New Facility

The new facility would be built on the same property where the current Central Dispatch building is located, with an estimated $5.1 million dollar project cost. Read Full Article
 
Trial Date Set In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Chase

Trial Date Set In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Chase

Former Fowlerville Officer Frederick Miller is being sued by the estate of a man who died after his motorcycle crashed into his vehicle during a high speed chase. Read Full Article
 
Trauma Support Group Graduates First Class In Brighton

Trauma Support Group Graduates First Class In Brighton

The first REBOOT Combat Recovery course in Michigan proved to be a successful effort as 22 graduates were recognized at 2/42 Community Church in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Community Sharing Pantry Re-Opens In New Duck Lake Center

Community Sharing Pantry Re-Opens In New Duck Lake Center

A busy food pantry and outreach center that serves the Milford and Highland Township communities has a new home.
Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 24
Trans Man From Howell Shares Story To Inspire Others

Trans Man From Howell Shares Story To Inspire Others

The path to be an openly trans male has been anything but easy for 21-year-old Jaimie Wilson, who grew up near Howell. Read Full Article
 
Iraq War Veteran Announces Run For 22nd State Senate Seat

Iraq War Veteran Announces Run For 22nd State Senate Seat

Howell-area attorney and Iraq War veteran Adam Dreher announced today that he plans to run for the Democratic nomination for the 22nd State Senate seat. Read Full Article
 
One Local Nonprofit Provides Major Financial Boost To Another

One Local Nonprofit Provides Major Financial Boost To Another

Special Ministries of Livingston County received a check Friday for $11,000 from the Livingston County chapter of 100 Women Who Care. Read Full Article
 
Federal Funding For County Drug Court Receives Three-Year Renewal

Federal Funding For County Drug Court Receives Three-Year Renewal

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration grant will provide almost a million dollars over the next three years. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Man Killed In Crash With Livonia Police Vehicle

Hartland Man Killed In Crash With Livonia Police Vehicle

Friends of the victim have identified him as Mike Gregory, who worked as a dock supervisor with the Salvation Army and also played drums with several groups. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Adopts Capital Improvement Plan

Brighton Township Adopts Capital Improvement Plan

The CIP serves as a planning tool and is used to earmark funds in order to address expenditures during the budget process. Read Full Article
 
Flex Route Project Along US-23 Corridor Halfway Done

Flex Route Project Along US-23 Corridor Halfway Done

Michigan’s first Flex Route construction project on US-23 is at the halfway mark.
Read Full Article
 
Local Women Sought To Help Set New Rosie The Riveter World Record

Local Women Sought To Help Set New Rosie The Riveter World Record

The Yankee Air Museum set the Guinness World Record in 2014 and 2015, and is looking to reclaim it with an event at Eastern Michigan University this year. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 23
Power Restored to Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee, Genesee Counties

Power Restored to Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee, Genesee Counties

The electricity is back on at 2,300 homes in portions of three counties where power went out overnight. Read Full Article
 
Traffic and Environmental Concerns Aired at Brighton City Council Meeting

Traffic and Environmental Concerns Aired at Brighton City Council Meeting

Concerns about traffic and the environment were aired at a recent Brighton City Council meeting regarding a planned assisted living facility. Read Full Article
 
Outage Affects Homes in Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee Counties

Outage Affects Homes in Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee Counties

Residents in parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee counties were cast into darkness overnight when a flock of birds hit substation equipment in the Byron area. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Hall To Undergo HVAC Balancing

Howell City Hall To Undergo HVAC Balancing

Work is underway to address heating and cooling issues at Howell City Hall.
Read Full Article
 
Anti-Drug Coalition Raises Funds To Support Local Youth Initiatives

Anti-Drug Coalition Raises Funds To Support Local Youth Initiatives

The Livingston County Community Alliance will award mini-grants to youth-designed and implemented substance abuse prevention programs. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 22
Detroit Rock Radio Personality Bob Bauer Passes Away At 63

Detroit Rock Radio Personality Bob Bauer Passes Away At 63

A Livingston County man who rocked the Detroit airwaves for decades has passed away. Read Full Article
 
Driver Crashes Into Pond, Witnesses Pull Him Free

Driver Crashes Into Pond, Witnesses Pull Him Free

The driver suffered a medical event that caused him to lose control and leave the roadway, crashing his vehicle into a pond in Hartland Township Friday. Read Full Article
 
Completion Of West Grand River Project In Brighton Moved Back

Completion Of West Grand River Project In Brighton Moved Back

MDOT has extended the completion date of the Grand River Ave. project in Brighton to July 28th. Read Full Article
 
Township Working To Clarify Soliciting Ordinance

Township Working To Clarify Soliciting Ordinance

Their revised ordinance will define each, and clarify the process and permits required. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 21
New Speed Limits In Effect On Grand River In Howell

New Speed Limits In Effect On Grand River In Howell

New speed limits are in effect on portions of Grand River in the Howell area.
Read Full Article
 
Donation Error May Delay Mill Pond Project In Brighton

Donation Error May Delay Mill Pond Project In Brighton

A smaller-than-expected donation to the Mill Pond bandshell and amphitheater project may set the project timetable back. Read Full Article
 
OLHSA Hosting Deliverable Fuel Assistance Day July 26th

OLHSA Hosting Deliverable Fuel Assistance Day July 26th

The Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency or OHLSA is hosting a deliverable fuel assistance day July 26th for those in need who qualify.

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Brighton Township Pledges State-Guided Principles of Governance

Brighton Township Pledges State-Guided Principles of Governance

Officials say a list of ethics from the state’s Townships Association will continue to lay the framework for Brighton Township. Read Full Article
 
Gravestone Discovery In Briggs Lake Prompts Questions

Gravestone Discovery In Briggs Lake Prompts Questions

A man has reported that one of the stones is his father's and has been missing from a Detroit cemetery since 1981- a year after his father was laid to rest. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Community Schools VP Expresses Loss Of Confidence In Colleagues

Pinckney Community Schools VP Expresses Loss Of Confidence In Colleagues

Vice President Robert Guilloz expressed his feelings regarding the discussion of possible action against Trustee Paul Samways. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel-Led Mental Health Panel To Host First Meeting In Livingston County

Vaupel-Led Mental Health Panel To Host First Meeting In Livingston County

The House of Representatives' Task Force is seeking public input on how mental health services can improve to better help lawmakers develop related reforms. Read Full Article
 
Health Department Reminds Residents About Dangers Of West Nile Virus

Health Department Reminds Residents About Dangers Of West Nile Virus

The Health Department suggests that the best way to protect against the disease is to prevent mosquito bites from happening. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, July 20
Summer Program Helps Maintain Student Reading Skills

Summer Program Helps Maintain Student Reading Skills

The Challenger Elementary School Summer Reading Program aims to maintain kids’ reading skills over the summer with nine weekly get-togethers. Read Full Article
 
Hacker Road Construction Begins Monday

Hacker Road Construction Begins Monday

Long delays are expected while milling and resurfacing take place between Grand River and Clark Lake Road. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township Agrees To Revised SELCRA Articles, Including Funding Change

Green Oak Township Agrees To Revised SELCRA Articles, Including Funding Change

Instead of a per-participant fee, Green Oak and Brighton Township will now help fund the recreation authority with a set amount. Read Full Article
 
Search For Fowlerville Couple's Missing Daughter Comes Up Empty

Search For Fowlerville Couple's Missing Daughter Comes Up Empty

A Livingston County mother and father whose daughter has been missing since December took part in another search effort, although nothing was found. Read Full Article
 
Howell Fire Marshal Receives High Distinction

Howell Fire Marshal Receives High Distinction

Jamil Czubenko is only the 4th officer in Livingston County to complete the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program. Read Full Article
 
Lucy Road Construction This Summer Should Alleviate Flooding In Howell

Lucy Road Construction This Summer Should Alleviate Flooding In Howell

A project at an intersection that periodically floods in the City of Howell is nearing the construction phase.




Read Full Article
 
Local Girl Wins Prestigious 4-H Award

Local Girl Wins Prestigious 4-H Award

Jaycie Brown of Pinckney won the State Award in Beef Science, junior division. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 19
Fowlerville Man Under Investigation After Crashing Into Church

Fowlerville Man Under Investigation After Crashing Into Church

The 2015 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck driven by a 46-year-old Fowlerville man crashed into the Christadelphian Church in Lyon Township last Friday morning. Read Full Article
 
LESA To Promote Reading Campaign At Fowlerville Fair

LESA To Promote Reading Campaign At Fowlerville Fair

The event is part of the organizations Read Aloud campaign, which aims to make reading aloud for 15 minutes a day the new parenting standard. Read Full Article
 
County Master Plan Update Given In Tyrone Township

County Master Plan Update Given In Tyrone Township

The new plan will be tailored to allow better referencing for the local governments within Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Hopes To Blanket Kids Entering Treatment With Kindness

Howell Man Hopes To Blanket Kids Entering Treatment With Kindness

Fleece & Thank You is holding an event on August 5th to make 5,000 blankets for children in pediatric wards across Michigan and northern Ohio. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Headed To Trial

Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Headed To Trial

The driver who hit Ambrose Sullivan while he was walking home from his job fled the scene without reporting the incident. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Approves Change In Funding SELCRA

Brighton Township Approves Change In Funding SELCRA

The municipality used to pay on a per-participant basis, but will now pay a flat annual fee of $150,000. Read Full Article
 
Coyote Reported In Hamburg Township

Coyote Reported In Hamburg Township

Local authorities are advising of a potential coyote sighting in Hamburg Township. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, July 18
Vietnam Veterans To Be Honored At Upcoming Ceremony in Fowlerville

Vietnam Veterans To Be Honored At Upcoming Ceremony in Fowlerville

Event organizers say the goal is to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War-era veterans and their families. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Paint Out Set This Weekend

Livingston Paint Out Set This Weekend

Artists will sign in from 8am-1pm on Saturday at the Howell Opera House and given a list of places they can create their art in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Agreement Secures Funding For "Prescription For Health" Program

Agreement Secures Funding For "Prescription For Health" Program

The program aims to decrease chronic disease by providing access to fruits and vegetables, along with education from health professionals. Read Full Article
 
Controversial Site Plan for Brighton Mill Pond Tabled by Planning Commission

Controversial Site Plan for Brighton Mill Pond Tabled by Planning Commission

Revisions will be considered for the plan which could have resulted in the destruction of four mature shade trees at Brighton's popular Mill Pond. Read Full Article
 
Teen Avoids Prison Time In Plot To Shoot Up Linden High School

Teen Avoids Prison Time In Plot To Shoot Up Linden High School

17-year-old Kody Brewer of Wolverine Lake was ordered Monday to a year in the county jail, but given credit for 340 days already served. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Fire Authority Needs Firefighters & Fire Marshal

Brighton Area Fire Authority Needs Firefighters & Fire Marshal

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is looking for individuals willing to serve their community as paid on call firefighters, with training provided. Read Full Article
 
Volunteer Registration Deadline Approaching For United Way Day of Caring

Volunteer Registration Deadline Approaching For United Way Day of Caring

The deadline to register as a volunteer for Livingston County's largest single day of community service is this Friday, July 21st. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 17
Lane Restrictions Start This Week On Clyde Road Overpass

Lane Restrictions Start This Week On Clyde Road Overpass

The Michigan Department of Transportation says repairs to the bridge over US-23 have required more work than was originally anticipated. Read Full Article
 
Former Owosso Priest Reaches Plea Agreement

Former Owosso Priest Reaches Plea Agreement

The Rev. David Ernest Fisher pleaded guilty last week to embezzlement. Read Full Article
 
Twilight In The Garden To Benefit LACASA Center Saturday

Twilight In The Garden To Benefit LACASA Center Saturday

A midsummer garden party this weekend will raise funds to benefit vulnerable children and adults from Livingston County.
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Peanut Row Alley And More Bike Racks Coming To Downton Howell

Peanut Row Alley And More Bike Racks Coming To Downton Howell

Improvements will ready for public consumption in late summer/early fall. Read Full Article
 
Report: Contamination Confined To Site Of Former Gas Plant

Report: Contamination Confined To Site Of Former Gas Plant

Contaminated groundwater was discovered at the site in Hartland Township two years ago, though latest reports indicate it has remain localized to the parcel. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Needed For Huron River Clean Up Day

Volunteers Needed For Huron River Clean Up Day

The yearly event helps prevent and control the flooding of Ore Lake by clearing areas where the water gets backed up. Read Full Article
 
Forums Set To Inform Community About Dexter Schools $72M Bond Proposal

Forums Set To Inform Community About Dexter Schools $72M Bond Proposal

The proposal seeks to maintain the current school debt millage rate of 8.5 mills by extending the rate five or so years before it begins to drop and taper off. Read Full Article
 
EMS To Partner Again With Local Hospital To Offer Student Clinical Experience

EMS To Partner Again With Local Hospital To Offer Student Clinical Experience

A contract between the entities ensures students taking EMT courses will be able to receive required experience in a hospital setting. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 16
Brighton Area Schools Improves Bond Rating

Brighton Area Schools Improves Bond Rating

Assistant Superintendent of Finance Maria Gistinger says the district’s bond rating is now just six steps from the top, Triple-A, called the “prime rate”. Read Full Article
 
State Rep. Lana Theis Officially Announces Senate Bid

State Rep. Lana Theis Officially Announces Senate Bid

Two-term Republican State Representative Lana Theis is looking to advance to the Senate in the 2018 election. Read Full Article
 
High School Students To Participate In Moot Court Program

High School Students To Participate In Moot Court Program

Local high school students will take place in a statewide judiciary event next week at the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Saturday, July 15
Fire Damages Grand View Inn Friday Night

Fire Damages Grand View Inn Friday Night

A fire resulted in significant damage to the Grand View Inn in Genoa Township Friday night.
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Construction of New South Lyon Hotel Nears Completion

Construction of New South Lyon Hotel Nears Completion

Hotel owners are hoping to reopen the historic building that burned down last summer by the end of August. Read Full Article
 
Group Protests Tree Removal For Brighton Millpond Renovation

Group Protests Tree Removal For Brighton Millpond Renovation

The group says the project would destroy several “heritage” trees. City officials say "misinformation" about the plans are being passed on. Read Full Article
 
Local Couple Wins $3K Scholarship For Duct Tape Prom Attire

Local Couple Wins $3K Scholarship For Duct Tape Prom Attire

Rozlin Opolka and Conner Hawry of Fowlerville took 3rd place in the national contest by creating a steampunk-themed dress and tuxedo out of duct tape. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Twp. Man Charged For Unlawfully Keeping Chickens On His Property

Fenton Twp. Man Charged For Unlawfully Keeping Chickens On His Property

An attorney for the township says the man's property is not zoned to allow for farm animals, therefore violating the zoning ordinance. Read Full Article
 
Dexter Doctor Appointed To Advisory Council

Dexter Doctor Appointed To Advisory Council

Governor Snyder recently announced the appointment of Dr. Michael McKee to the advisory council this week. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 14
Pinckney Woman Granted Release From Jail For Infant Son's Funeral

Pinckney Woman Granted Release From Jail For Infant Son's Funeral

A Pinckney woman facing child abuse charges was granted release from jail today to attend the funeral of her infant son.
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Fallen WWI Soldiers Honored at Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Howell

Fallen WWI Soldiers Honored at Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Howell

The event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Dairy Queen To Be Razed, Rebuilt

Hartland Township Dairy Queen To Be Razed, Rebuilt

The new building will be located in the same spot, and consist of an 11,200 square foot multi-tenant building. Read Full Article
 
"Passion For Fashion" New Summer Runway Event

"Passion For Fashion" New Summer Runway Event

Local designers of all ages are sought for a new fun runway fashion event in which the sky is said to be the limit for outfit creations.
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Event Seeks To Raise Funds For Construction Of Fallen Officers Memorial

Event Seeks To Raise Funds For Construction Of Fallen Officers Memorial

Efforts are underway to help fund the monument, which would list the names of every law enforcement official in the state that lost their lives in the line of duty. Read Full Article
 
Flint Congressman To Speak At Pair Of Weekend Events in 8th District

Flint Congressman To Speak At Pair Of Weekend Events in 8th District

Democrat Dan Kildee will speak about health care reform in Howell on Saturday and at a town hall session in Orion Township Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Blessing Of The Ground For New Habitat For Humanity House In Howell

Blessing Of The Ground For New Habitat For Humanity House In Howell

Officials and community members held a groundbreaking and blessing of the lot where Becky Gremore's new home will be constructed. Read Full Article
 
Credit Card Skimmer Found At Local Gas Station

Credit Card Skimmer Found At Local Gas Station

The skimmer was found Thursday morning at the BP gas station on East Main Street in Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Milford Woman Enters Plea In Credit Card Theft

Milford Woman Enters Plea In Credit Card Theft

20-year-old Avery Snyder was arrested May 18th after police found receipts in her car from purchases made with a stolen credit card at Meijer in Hartland. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, July 13
Lightning Strikes Lyon Township Home, No Injuries Reported

Lightning Strikes Lyon Township Home, No Injuries Reported

A reported structure fire in Lyon Township was caused by a lightning strike this morning.
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Putnam Township Looks To Establish "Green Infrastructure"

Putnam Township Looks To Establish "Green Infrastructure"

Community members and township officials collaborated at a workshop Wednesday to create a map that will help preserve natural spaces and resources. Read Full Article
 
Preliminary Site Plan For 70 Homes In Hamburg Township Reccommended For Approval

Preliminary Site Plan For 70 Homes In Hamburg Township Reccommended For Approval

Regency Village is proposed to be built on a 52 acre parcel off of M-36. Read Full Article
 
Big Brother/Big Sisters Online & Text Fundraiser Underway

Big Brother/Big Sisters Online & Text Fundraiser Underway

Officials say the goal is reachable if everyone donates just $5 Read Full Article
 
Work Begins On Hamburg Road, With Several Other Roads To Follow

Work Begins On Hamburg Road, With Several Other Roads To Follow

Road improvements to Hamburg Road will continue through July, with work expected for Cordley and Rush Lake and Kress Road later this year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Board of Education OKs Contract for Police Liaison Officer

Brighton Board of Education OKs Contract for Police Liaison Officer

The Brighton Board of Education has approved a 3-year contract with the Brighton Police Dept. to provide police liaison services for the school district. Read Full Article
 
Mixed Use Development With Parking Gains Rezoning Recommendation In Milford

Mixed Use Development With Parking Gains Rezoning Recommendation In Milford

The development will add 103 new public parking spaces, 16 condos and additional commercial space to downtown Milford. Read Full Article
 
Michigan Philharmonic To Perfrom At Kensington Metropark Saturday

Michigan Philharmonic To Perfrom At Kensington Metropark Saturday

A symphony for the senses is planned this weekend at Kensington Metropark. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 12
Fenton Man Held Without Bond In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

Fenton Man Held Without Bond In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton openly cried as he was arraigned this morning on 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder. Read Full Article
 
Authorities Locate Missing Cohoctah Woman

Authorities Locate Missing Cohoctah Woman

53-year-old Julia Bolter of Cohoctah Township was found safe out of state and is said to have left voluntarily. Read Full Article
 
Lucy Road Parkland Exchange With DNR Looks Favorable For Howell City

Lucy Road Parkland Exchange With DNR Looks Favorable For Howell City

A long standing grant issue between the City of Howell and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources appears close to a resolution.
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Brighton Township To Host Large Item Disposal Saturday

Brighton Township To Host Large Item Disposal Saturday

“Large Item Drop-Off Day” will take place at the Brighton Township Fire Hall on Old US 23 at Hyne Road between 8:30am and 12:30pm. Read Full Article
 
Closures On US-23 At Silver Lake Road This Week

Closures On US-23 At Silver Lake Road This Week

Lane and ramp closures will greet motorists on US-23 in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning of Former Softball Complex Site Opens Door For New Opportunities

Rezoning of Former Softball Complex Site Opens Door For New Opportunities

75 acres of the parcel have been rezoned to Light Industrial, and a potential buyer plans to meet with Hartland Township staff next week. Read Full Article
 
Health Department Reports STD's On The Rise In Livingston County

Health Department Reports STD's On The Rise In Livingston County

This is the second straight year Livingston County has seen a rise in all three nationally reported STD's. Read Full Article
 
Charges Filed In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

Charges Filed In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

The charges arise out of a traffic crash at M-59 and Argentine Road on May 9th that resulted in the deaths of five individuals and serious injury to two others. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, July 11
Police Seek Whereabouts Of Cohoctah Woman Missing Since Last Week

Police Seek Whereabouts Of Cohoctah Woman Missing Since Last Week

53-year-old Julia Bolter was last seen on Friday at about noon as she left for work at Tribar Manufacturing in Howell. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Council Votes Against Kivell Suspension

South Lyon Council Votes Against Kivell Suspension

Council members traded personal jabs and insults leading up to a vote on suspending Councilman Glenn Kivell for his involvement in a conflict of interest case. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools & BAS Hourly Workers Reach Agreement

Brighton Area Schools & BAS Hourly Workers Reach Agreement

Brighton Area Schools' hourly employees will receive a 2% wage hike if a contract re-opener is ratified. Read Full Article
 
Case Dismissed Against Ohio Woman Charged in Local Credit Card Thefts

Case Dismissed Against Ohio Woman Charged in Local Credit Card Thefts

Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says the case has been dismissed without prejudice to allow for some additional investigation by police. Read Full Article
 
Attorney Calls On Prosecutor To Speak Out Or Act On Brennan Investigation

Attorney Calls On Prosecutor To Speak Out Or Act On Brennan Investigation

Tom Kizer points to what he called “criminal behavior and ethical breaches” by Judge Theresa Brennan during her divorce proceedings in February. Read Full Article
 
Paving On D-19, Brighton & Spencer Roads Progressing

Paving On D-19, Brighton & Spencer Roads Progressing

Construction projects are progressing in the Brighton and Howell areas.

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Grant Agreement to Develop Fillmore County Park Making Its Way To Final Approval

Grant Agreement to Develop Fillmore County Park Making Its Way To Final Approval

A Livingston County subcommittee has approved the agreement and the project's budget, sending it forward to the county's Finance Committee. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 10
National Security Expert Joins Race To Unseat Bishop

National Security Expert Joins Race To Unseat Bishop

Elissa Slotkin of Holly is a former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense who worked for both the Bush and Obama administrations. Read Full Article
 
Proposed Project Calls For Retail, Condos & Parking Deck In Downtown Milford

Proposed Project Calls For Retail, Condos & Parking Deck In Downtown Milford

A new development is in the works in downtown Milford and a public hearing on a proposed rezoning is planned this week.
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Milford Woman Charged In Livonia Store Robbery

Milford Woman Charged In Livonia Store Robbery

35 year old Molly Tourangeau of Milford was arrested July 5th after an incident at a Hallmark store in Livonia. Read Full Article
 
Saturday Event To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

Saturday Event To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

The event, hosted by The Key Project, will be held at the Proper Cup in Genoa Township this Saturday, July 15th, from 6 to 9pm. Read Full Article
 
Ceremony To Honor Livingston County World War I Vets

Ceremony To Honor Livingston County World War I Vets

The event will take place at the WWI Honor Roll plaque located at the northwest corner of the county courthouse on July 14th. Read Full Article
 
Anniversary & Groundbreaking Set This Week For Habitat For Humanity

Anniversary & Groundbreaking Set This Week For Habitat For Humanity

As Habitat for Humanity marks 25 years in the community, it’s also celebrating the start of a new Habitat house. Read Full Article
 
Potential Lake Contamination In Fenton Township

Potential Lake Contamination In Fenton Township

A letter from the DEQ notes that discolored water from the farm has discharged over a curb onto Lakeview Park Drive and then into Byram Lake. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 9
Paid Parking in Downtown Brighton Discussed at Council Meeting

Paid Parking in Downtown Brighton Discussed at Council Meeting

Should the public be required to pay to park in downtown Brighton? That issue was discussed at the July 6 City Council meeting. Read Full Article
 
Three Fenton Township Teens Charged In Home Invasions, Vehicle Larcenies

Three Fenton Township Teens Charged In Home Invasions, Vehicle Larcenies

Charges have been authorized against three teens in connection with home invasions and vehicle thefts in Fenton Township.
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Brighton City Police To Host "Coffee With A Cop"

Brighton City Police To Host "Coffee With A Cop"

The public is invited to attend a Coffee with a Cop event by the Brighton City Police Department. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 8
Rogers To Retire As Howell Area Park & Rec Authority Director

Rogers To Retire As Howell Area Park & Rec Authority Director

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Director Paul Rogers is retiring.


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Fenton Man Arrested For 10th Drunk Driving After Crash

Fenton Man Arrested For 10th Drunk Driving After Crash

A Fenton man has been arrested for the tenth time for drunk driving.

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Michigan High School Robotics Team Takes 8th Place at International Competition

Michigan High School Robotics Team Takes 8th Place at International Competition

The Stockbridge High School students beat out 32 other teams at the June competition in Long Beach, California. Read Full Article
 
New Tornado Sirens To Be Installed In City Of Howell

New Tornado Sirens To Be Installed In City Of Howell

Two tornado sirens are being replaced that were installed decades ago in the City of Howell.

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City Of Brighton Evaluating Summer Turf Maintenance & Snow Removal

City Of Brighton Evaluating Summer Turf Maintenance & Snow Removal

Brighton City Council and staff are exploring ways to save time and money while increasing efficiencies when it comes to turf maintenance and snow removal. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 7
Improved Traffic Safety and Flow from Brighton Grand River Project

Improved Traffic Safety and Flow from Brighton Grand River Project

Elimination of the traffic islands on Grand River at Cross Street has improved traffic flow and safety for motorists. Read Full Article
 
County Commissioner From Fenton Arraigned On Misdemeanor Charges

County Commissioner From Fenton Arraigned On Misdemeanor Charges

The charges were filed after an incident in which Drew Shapiro is accused of yelling ethnic slurs from his pontoon boat on Silver Lake to an unidentified individual on shore. Read Full Article
 
Chemung Hills Golf Course To See Improvements To Landscaping, Parking

Chemung Hills Golf Course To See Improvements To Landscaping, Parking

The Oceola Board of Trustees committed to giving the golf course some quality-of-life improvements. Read Full Article
 
MDOT Announces Closures Associated With Bridge Repairs Along US-23

MDOT Announces Closures Associated With Bridge Repairs Along US-23

Work is progressing on a bridge improvement project along US-23 in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Roundabout Installation Project Underway

Roundabout Installation Project Underway

The Road Commission for Oakland County is installing a roundabout at the intersection while also reconstructing about 2,500 feet of 10 Mile Road. Read Full Article
 
"Ribs On The River" To Honor The Late Ron Savage In Milford Saturday

"Ribs On The River" To Honor The Late Ron Savage In Milford Saturday

A new competitive barbecue event in Milford’s Central Park this weekend will honor the late Ron Savage. Read Full Article
 
New Assisted Living Facility Approved in Brighton

New Assisted Living Facility Approved in Brighton

The facility will be constructed on the northwest corner of the intersection of Rickett Road and Oak Ridge Drive, on the city’s far south side. Read Full Article
 
State Representative Jim Runestad Seeks State Senate Seat

State Representative Jim Runestad Seeks State Senate Seat

State Representative Jim Runestad of Milford has announced his bid for higher office.

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Thursday, July 6
Protest Rally Planned As Pipeline Construction Continues

Protest Rally Planned As Pipeline Construction Continues

Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline is organizing the rally, which is specifically protesting a change in the pipeline route. Read Full Article
 
County's Chief Information Officer Leads Efforts To Fight Ransomware

County's Chief Information Officer Leads Efforts To Fight Ransomware

Livingston County Chief Information Officer Rich Malewicz was recently featured in an article on the website CIO Insight. Read Full Article
 
Construction Starts Today On Island Lake Road Between Dexter-Pinckney & Wylie Roads

Construction Starts Today On Island Lake Road Between Dexter-Pinckney & Wylie Roads

A two-day improvement project on Island Lake Road kicks off today in Dexter Township.
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US-23 To Close In Both Directions At North Territorial This Weekend

US-23 To Close In Both Directions At North Territorial This Weekend

Traffic delays are anticipated with weekend bridge demolition that will shut down both directions of US-23 at North Territorial Road. Read Full Article
 
County Settles Federal Suit Over Inmate Mail At Jail

County Settles Federal Suit Over Inmate Mail At Jail

The suit was filed over the jail's refusal to distribute a journal titled Prison Legal News. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township To Issue Bonds For New Police, Fire, Community Buildings

Green Oak Township To Issue Bonds For New Police, Fire, Community Buildings

The Board of Trustees is hopeful to break ground on the $13-15 million project this fall. Read Full Article
 
Homeowner At Odds With City Of Brighton Passes Away At 91

Homeowner At Odds With City Of Brighton Passes Away At 91

An elderly Northville man locked in legal battles with the City of Brighton for years has passed away. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 5
ATV Crash Injures Three In Handy Township

ATV Crash Injures Three In Handy Township

Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nicholson Road south of Van Buren Road at about 6:30 Tuesday evening. Read Full Article
 
Golfers Gave Feedback, Ideas, To Help Save Local Course

Golfers Gave Feedback, Ideas, To Help Save Local Course

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority held a public meeting to gather ideas regarding the Hudson Mills Metropark golf course. Read Full Article
 
Southeast Elementary Third Grade Students Help Keep Howell City Park Clean

Southeast Elementary Third Grade Students Help Keep Howell City Park Clean

Visitors will receive an informational brochure while at Howell City Park this summer, thanks to some local students.

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5th Annual Taste of Brighton Festival Approaching

5th Annual Taste of Brighton Festival Approaching

A Taste of Brighton highlights what downtown Brighton has to offer and will take place on Main Street July 14th and 15th. Read Full Article
 
Committee Reviews Options To Broadcast County Commission Meetings

Committee Reviews Options To Broadcast County Commission Meetings

A committee continues to review options to possibly broadcast meetings of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
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Trial Date Set Five Years After Lawsuit Filed Against Local District

Trial Date Set Five Years After Lawsuit Filed Against Local District

Tracey Sahouri sued the Hartland Consolidated School district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act. Read Full Article
 
Final Day Of Online Voting For Fowlerville Couple In Tape Costume Contest

Final Day Of Online Voting For Fowlerville Couple In Tape Costume Contest

The couple is in a contest giving away $10,000 in cash scholarships to those who make the best prom wear out of duct tape. Read Full Article