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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.
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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.




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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
 
Howell Public Schools Hires New School Resource Officer

Howell Public Schools Hires New School Resource Officer

As Howell Public Schools students return to classes this fall, so too will a familiar face as the new resource officer.

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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
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
 
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
 
Howell Public Schools Restructures Positions

Howell Public Schools Restructures Positions

In an attempt to save money in their General Fund, Howell Public Schools approved the restructuring of two positions within the district. 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
 
Putnam Twp. Modifies Ordinance To Allow Businesses To Hold Outdoor Events

Putnam Twp. Modifies Ordinance To Allow Businesses To Hold Outdoor Events

The ordinance change applies to smaller, temporary outdoor events held by restaurants, taverns, and bars. 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
 
New Fenton Police Chief Sworn In

New Fenton Police Chief Sworn In

Jason Slater was named the new police chief during Monday night’s Fenton City Council meeting and officially sworn in. 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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Resident Appeals Unsafe Building & Demolition Ruling From Howell City Council

Resident Appeals Unsafe Building & Demolition Ruling From Howell City Council

The City of Howell is proceeding with demolition of an unsafe structure, a case that will now move forward in the court system. Read Full Article
 
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
 
Fenton's City Council Discusses Residential Street Millage

Fenton's City Council Discusses Residential Street Millage

The possibility of a street millage for Fenton was discussed during Wednesday's city council meeting 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
 
City Of Howell Pursues Litigation To Demolish Unsafe Structure

City Of Howell Pursues Litigation To Demolish Unsafe Structure

The Howell City Council has authorized the action against the owner of structure deemed unsafe at 816 McPherson Street.
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Tuesday, July 4
Public Input Sought As To Proposed Closure Of Hudson Mills Golf Course

Public Input Sought As To Proposed Closure Of Hudson Mills Golf Course

A July 5th meeting is scheduled to gather more public input on the proposed closure and future of the Hudson Mills golf course. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Approves Hiring Of Orchestra Instructor

Brighton Approves Hiring Of Orchestra Instructor

Among the programs where Brighton has been lacking is that it has never had an orchestra program — at least, until now. Read Full Article
 
Women Suffer Burns When Boat Explodes on Highland Twp. Lake

Women Suffer Burns When Boat Explodes on Highland Twp. Lake

Two women were treated and released at an area hospital for burns sustained in a boat explosion on a Highland Township lake. Read Full Article
 
Police Officer Stabbed at Bishop Airport Honored at Fenton Parade

Police Officer Stabbed at Bishop Airport Honored at Fenton Parade

The police officer wounded in an attack at Bishop Airport in Flint thanked the public for its support at a parade held today in Fenton. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Fire Department Plans Spray Park Event

South Lyon Fire Department Plans Spray Park Event

Kids in the South Lyon community have a unique opportunity to splash around later this summer.
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Pics Of The Parks Photo Contest Underway

Pics Of The Parks Photo Contest Underway

Entries are being accepted for an annual photo contest. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 3
Brighton's 4th Of July Parade & Hungry Duck Run Tuesday

Brighton's 4th Of July Parade & Hungry Duck Run Tuesday

Both the community and organizers are gearing up for Brighton’s Independence Day Parade.
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Rosie The Riveter Selected for Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Rosie The Riveter Selected for Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Rosie the Riveter has been selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Michigan Women’s Studies Association. Read Full Article
 
Howell City & Fire Authority In Talks Over Proposed Station Expansion

Howell City & Fire Authority In Talks Over Proposed Station Expansion

Talks are underway between Howell City staff and the Fire Authority about an agreement related to a proposed expansion of the main station on Grand River. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Community Schools Board Of Education Fill Vacancy

Pinckney Community Schools Board Of Education Fill Vacancy

The Pinckney Community Schools Board of Education has appointed Melissa Mueller as its newest member. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Habitat For Humanity Hosting 25th Anniversary Event

Livingston County Habitat For Humanity Hosting 25th Anniversary Event

Livingston County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating 25 years of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 2
Appeal In Local Rape Case To Go To State Supreme Court

Appeal In Local Rape Case To Go To State Supreme Court

If the court decides to hear arguments in the case, the earliest that would happen is this fall when the 2017-18 term begins. Read Full Article
 
Local Artists To Take Part in Summer Performance Series

Local Artists To Take Part in Summer Performance Series

The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission has a 3 local musicians lined up play on July 6th, and a unique caricature artist will be performing her craft on July 13th. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Rotary Announces Scholarship Winners

Brighton Rotary Announces Scholarship Winners

The Brighton Rotary “Anderson – McGregor Memorial Scholarship” was established in memory of veterinarian Thomas Anderson and dentist Donald McGregor. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 1
Judge Allows Lawuit Against Brighton-Based Franchisee To Seek New Plaintiffs

Judge Allows Lawuit Against Brighton-Based Franchisee To Seek New Plaintiffs

The defendant, Sundance Incorporated, is headquartered in Brighton and owns over 150 Taco Bell franchises throughout the United States. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Parks And Recreation Committee Finalizes Master Plan

Hamburg Parks And Recreation Committee Finalizes Master Plan

The document will guide the the township over how they use their parks, trails, and recreation systems through 2022. Read Full Article
 
Lake Orion Girl Wins 8th District Art Competition

Lake Orion Girl Wins 8th District Art Competition

The winning piece and five honorable mentions were selected by Brighton artist John Suave and Congressman Bishop in early May. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 30
Local Tattoo Shop Offers "Restoration Ink" For Breast Cancer Survivors

Local Tattoo Shop Offers "Restoration Ink" For Breast Cancer Survivors

3D nipple and areola tattoos are just some of the custom work done by artists at the Lovely Monkey Tattoo in Whitmore Lake. Read Full Article
 
Fireworks Safety Promoted During 4th Of July Holiday Weekend

Fireworks Safety Promoted During 4th Of July Holiday Weekend

The 4th of July Holiday weekend is upon us and the Brighton Area Fire Authority is encouraging fun but safety first.
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Highland Man Can Avoid More Jail Time In Church Break-In

Highland Man Can Avoid More Jail Time In Church Break-In

22-year-old Calvin Vallette was arrested May 25th after the incident at the Highland Hills Baptist Church. Read Full Article
 
Electronic Waste Collection Event July 15th

Electronic Waste Collection Event July 15th

A TV, computer and electronics collection event is planned for Livingston County residents. Read Full Article
 
Renovations Happening To Brighton Veterans Memorial

Renovations Happening To Brighton Veterans Memorial

New sidewalk pavers and flags will honor even more veterans. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Linden Superintendent Steps Down

Longtime Linden Superintendent Steps Down

Linden High School Principal Russ Ciesielski was chosen following former Superintendent Ed Koledo's resigning. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Man Wins Governor's Service Award

Hamburg Man Wins Governor's Service Award

James Bennett has been recognized by Governor Rick Snyder as one of the state's Senior Volunteers of the Year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Rec Area Among Those Going Fireworks Free

Brighton Rec Area Among Those Going Fireworks Free

Those looking to enjoy a quieter 4th of July have one local opportunity.
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Thursday, June 29
AAA Michigan Projects Record 4th Of July Travel

AAA Michigan Projects Record 4th Of July Travel

More Michiganders will travel this 4th of July holiday weekend than ever before. Read Full Article
 
Washtenaw Commissioners Vote To Oppose New Pipeline Route

Washtenaw Commissioners Vote To Oppose New Pipeline Route

By a 7-0 vote Wednesday night the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution reiterating opposition to construction of the ET Rover natural gas pipeline. Read Full Article
 
22 Cadets Graduate From Fowlerville Police Department's Youth Academy

22 Cadets Graduate From Fowlerville Police Department's Youth Academy

Two dozen youth graduated from the Fowlerville Police Department Youth Academy Thursday.

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Brighton Teen Among A Dozen Competing For College Scholarship Cash

Brighton Teen Among A Dozen Competing For College Scholarship Cash

Sarah-Grace Hampton of Brighton is taking part in the Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program. Read Full Article
 
Council Plans Worksessions Related To Headlee Override Request

Council Plans Worksessions Related To Headlee Override Request

The Howell City Council is moving ahead with planning efforts related to a Headlee Override request that will appear before voters next May. Read Full Article
 
Senate Approves Vaupel's Bills To Remove Political Party Vignettes From Ballot

Senate Approves Vaupel's Bills To Remove Political Party Vignettes From Ballot

Bills sponsored by a local lawmaker to remove small pictures representing political parties from ballots have won final approval in Michigan's Legislature.
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Trial Set For Pinckney Woman Facing Embezzlement Charges

Trial Set For Pinckney Woman Facing Embezzlement Charges

53-year-old Debbie Broich is charged with five felony counts of embezzlement over $100,000 and one count of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Students Pitching In For 150th Anniversary Celebration

Brighton Students Pitching In For 150th Anniversary Celebration

Mary Beane, a Brighton 3rd grade teacher who is on the 150th Anniversary Committee, got students involved in developing a 14-poster pictorial timeline of Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Friday Is Deadline To Meet Peanut Row Crowdfunding Goal

Friday Is Deadline To Meet Peanut Row Crowdfunding Goal

The Howell DDA has raised just over $9,000 of the $12,000 needed to receive matching funds from the state for the project. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 28
Assault Suspect Named As Person Of Interest In Stislicki Disappearance

Assault Suspect Named As Person Of Interest In Stislicki Disappearance

A man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of Danielle Stislicki has been charged in connection with an unrelated 2016 assault. Read Full Article
 
YMCA Urging ET Rover To Put Children's Safety First

YMCA Urging ET Rover To Put Children's Safety First

The Ann Arbor YMCA is concerned about the pipeline's current route cutting off all access points to Silver Lake, which could entrap Camp Birkett in case of a disaster. Read Full Article
 
Seminar Will Detail Barn Fire Safety & Prevention

Seminar Will Detail Barn Fire Safety & Prevention

Speakers will include Highland Township Fire Chief Ken Chapman. Read Full Article
 
“Speakers at the Mill Pond” Event Thursday in Brighton

“Speakers at the Mill Pond” Event Thursday in Brighton

Indivisible Livingston will host “Speakers at the Mill Pond” Thursday night.
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Howell's "Larger Than Life" Donald Burgett Interred With Military Honors

Howell's "Larger Than Life" Donald Burgett Interred With Military Honors

Around 200 people gathered at the Great Lakes National Cemetery for the internment of the WWII combat veteran and Howell resident. Read Full Article
 
Sentencing Delayed For Man Charged In Dog Attack

Sentencing Delayed For Man Charged In Dog Attack

Zackery Bradley's sentencing has been postponed until August in order to allow for input from Veronica Evans, whose dog was killed by one of Bradley's dogs. Read Full Article
 
Missouri Man Convicted of Robbing Local Hotel Clerk Receives Prison Sentence

Missouri Man Convicted of Robbing Local Hotel Clerk Receives Prison Sentence

Broderick Seawright will serve a minimum of 22 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Read Full Article
 
Cereal Drive To Help Feed Local Kids This Summer

Cereal Drive To Help Feed Local Kids This Summer

Many kids in Livingston County who normally go without will enjoy a healthy breakfast every day this summer thanks to a cereal drive. Read Full Article
 
Fireworks Tonight At Hudson Mills Metropark

Fireworks Tonight At Hudson Mills Metropark

The community is invited to enjoy fireworks in the natural beauty of Hudson Mills Metropark tonight.

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Tuesday, June 27
Fire Destroys Mobile Home, Pets In South Lyon

Fire Destroys Mobile Home, Pets In South Lyon

An extension cord running power to a mobile home in South Lyon is likely the cause of an early morning fire. Read Full Article
 
$70 Million Budget for 2017-18 Approved By Brighton Board of Education

$70 Million Budget for 2017-18 Approved By Brighton Board of Education

The Brighton Board of Education approved a projected budget of $70.3 million for the coming year at its meeting Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Removal of Managerial Position Would Add $65,000 To Central Dispatch Budget

Removal of Managerial Position Would Add $65,000 To Central Dispatch Budget

Director Chad Chewning says the Operations Manager position is vacant and no longer needed. Read Full Article
 
Effort To Transform Howell Alleyway Two-Thirds To Crowdfunding Goal

Effort To Transform Howell Alleyway Two-Thirds To Crowdfunding Goal

Currently they are about two-thirds of the way to the $12,000 goal. If it can be reached by Friday, June 30th, matching funds would be delivered within 30 days. Read Full Article
 
Fungal Meningitis Victims Say Sentence for Head Pharmacist "Is Not Justice"

Fungal Meningitis Victims Say Sentence for Head Pharmacist "Is Not Justice"

Evelyn Bates-March became bedridden after receiving tainted injections. She passed away in February. Read Full Article
 
Teen Charged In School Shooting Plot Ordered To Jail

Teen Charged In School Shooting Plot Ordered To Jail

17-year-old Kody Brewer of Wolverine Lake was suspended five times from school since November while also accruing more than 70 tardies and absences. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board Discusses Police Liaison Officer

Brighton School Board Discusses Police Liaison Officer

At least one Brighton school board member is urging the board to consider going with a county-wide agency for police liaison officer services. Read Full Article
 
Fundraiser For Injured Fowlerville Teen To Be Held On August 6th

Fundraiser For Injured Fowlerville Teen To Be Held On August 6th

After suffering from a severe vehicle accident June 14, a fundraiser for Jade Cheeseman is being formed to help raise money for medical expenses. Read Full Article
 
Deadline Approaching To Register For Yearly Howell Independence Aquathlon

Deadline Approaching To Register For Yearly Howell Independence Aquathlon

The 15th annual event includes a run through the Howell City Park and Lakeview Cemetery, a swim in Thompson Lake, and a one-mile open water swim. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 26
Pharmacy Head Sentenced In Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Pharmacy Head Sentenced In Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Barry Cadden was sentenced to nine years in prison after victims offered impact statements and stories. Read Full Article
 
Howell Woman Improves After Weekend Crash

Howell Woman Improves After Weekend Crash

18-year-old Stacey Anne Raby has been upgraded to fair condition after the crash early Saturday morning. Read Full Article
 
 More Public Input Sought On Proposed Closure Of Hudson Mills Golf Course

More Public Input Sought On Proposed Closure Of Hudson Mills Golf Course

The golf course at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter could be closing and another meeting is scheduled to explore the issue in depth.
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Wednesday Deadline To Submit For Pinckney School Board Vacancy

Wednesday Deadline To Submit For Pinckney School Board Vacancy

The Pinckney school board has another vacancy and the deadline to submit letters of interest is just a couple days away.
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Despite Weather Woes, Crowds Still Enjoy Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Despite Weather Woes, Crowds Still Enjoy Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

Only one of the five balloon launches took place due to weather related issues. Read Full Article
 
Pharmacy Head To Be Sentenced In Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Pharmacy Head To Be Sentenced In Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Of the 778 people who became sick, 76 died – including 15 people who received the NECC’s tainted steroid injections at a clinic in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Earl Farm Dinner Will Raise Funds To Purchase Cattle For Local Charities

Earl Farm Dinner Will Raise Funds To Purchase Cattle For Local Charities

The steers purchased from funds raised at the benefit dinner will supply beef to five local charities. Read Full Article
 
Crash Leaves Howell Woman In Critical Condition

Crash Leaves Howell Woman In Critical Condition

An 18-year-old Howell resident was operating a 1997 Plymouth Neon southbound on Oak Grove Road when she lost control crossing the center line and left the roadway. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 25
LACASA's Garden Tour Weekend Returns In July

LACASA's Garden Tour Weekend Returns In July

A summertime tour of gardens is again planned throughout Livingston County.
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Fenton Student & High School Take Top Honors At Sport Shooting Competition

Fenton Student & High School Take Top Honors At Sport Shooting Competition

Parker Bundy took home the High Overall award at the 2017 State Tournament while Fenton High School took home the award for top team.
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Scrap Tire Collection In July For Livingston County Residents

Scrap Tire Collection In July For Livingston County Residents

A scrap tire collection event is set July 8th for car and light truck tires. Read Full Article
 
Portions of Brighton Experience Power Outage

Portions of Brighton Experience Power Outage

Parts of Brighton were affected by a power outage Saturday due to what DTE calls a "cable failure". Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 24
Former Auto Shop Worker Admits To Secretly Photographing Women in Bathroom

Former Auto Shop Worker Admits To Secretly Photographing Women in Bathroom

Joshua Porter pleaded guilty to charges connected to an incident in which he installed a camera in the women's bathroom at Brighton Auto One where he worked. Read Full Article
 
Public Encouraged To Cast Final Votes In Howell Art Project

Public Encouraged To Cast Final Votes In Howell Art Project

Voting for artwork around town as part of the Howell Art Project is coming to a close. Read Full Article
 
Turnin 2 Property Rezoned, Deadline Set To Clear Remaining Materials

Turnin 2 Property Rezoned, Deadline Set To Clear Remaining Materials

Hartland Twp. officials have approved the rezoning of the parcel and required the property's owners clean the site up or come up with a plan of action by July 11th. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Camp CEO Named "Entrepreneur of the Year"

Pinckney Camp CEO Named "Entrepreneur of the Year"

Doug Armstrong is the founder of North Star Reach, a non-profit camp for children with serious medical conditions. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Realtor Reappointed To State Board

Brighton Realtor Reappointed To State Board

Ronald Zupko of Brighton and Patrick Dean of DeWitt were reappointed to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 23
Trucks Crash Head-On Thursday, Drivers Hospitalized

Trucks Crash Head-On Thursday, Drivers Hospitalized

One man had to be extricated from his vehicle following a head-on crash in Highland Township Thursday.

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Report: Lyon Township Out Of Running For Foxconn Facility

Report: Lyon Township Out Of Running For Foxconn Facility

The company has been searching for a U.S. site to build an assembly plant for liquid crystal display screens for the automotive, aviation & defenses industries. Read Full Article
 
Charges Dropped Against One Accused Credit Card Thief As Other Heads To Trial

Charges Dropped Against One Accused Credit Card Thief As Other Heads To Trial

20-year-old Avery Snyder and 21-year-old Tyler Graves were each charged last month with three counts each of stealing and retaining credit cards. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Bill Provides Support In Spina Bifida Cases

Vaupel Bill Provides Support In Spina Bifida Cases

The legislation calls on doctors and medical providers to provide parents with information and recommend additional testing to confirm the diagnosis. Read Full Article
 
While Proposed Theater's Future Unclear, Modified Layout Approved

While Proposed Theater's Future Unclear, Modified Layout Approved

The amended site plans reduce the building's square footage and number of theaters, though company officials have not confirmed whether or not the project will move forward. Read Full Article
 
Huron Clinton Metroparks Director On Paid Leave

Huron Clinton Metroparks Director On Paid Leave

The director of Huron Clinton Metroparks is on leave but it’s unclear why.
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Marion Township Officials To Receive Salary Increase

Marion Township Officials To Receive Salary Increase

The Board was split on the requested 17% pay increase for the Supervisor, Clerk, and Treasurer. Read Full Article
 
Sign Repairs & Construction To Bring Lane Closures On Grand River

Sign Repairs & Construction To Bring Lane Closures On Grand River

Sign repairs will result in a lane closure on Grand River in the City of Brighton next week.
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Thursday, June 22
Good News & Bad News For US-23 Commuters

Good News & Bad News For US-23 Commuters

The North Territorial Road interchange will reopen this Sunday, while 6 Mile Road over US-23 will completely close in both directions beginning Monday. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Township Board Of Trustees Approves 2017-18 Budget

Putnam Township Board Of Trustees Approves 2017-18 Budget

Approximately half of the township's budget is tied in to the fire department. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Family On Back Half Of Fundraising Bike Trip Across Michigan

Brighton Family On Back Half Of Fundraising Bike Trip Across Michigan

The Helminen's are on a six week adventure to raise money for children's cancer research. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Video Shut Down Party Before It Even Started

Sheriff's Video Shut Down Party Before It Even Started

Social media recently proved to be a helpful deterrent and tool for local law enforcement. Read Full Article
 
Credit Card Skimming Device Found On Diesel Pump At Howell Gas Station

Credit Card Skimming Device Found On Diesel Pump At Howell Gas Station

A credit card skimming device has turned up again at the Howell Mugg & Bopps gas station.

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Vehicle Benefit To Help Hamburg Historical Museum

Vehicle Benefit To Help Hamburg Historical Museum

The Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show will take place at Golden Septic and Landscape Supplies this Saturday, from noon til 4:00 pm. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 21
Fatal Crash Kills Ypsilanti Man, Injures South Lyon Teen

Fatal Crash Kills Ypsilanti Man, Injures South Lyon Teen

An Ypsilanti man is dead and a South Lyon teen injured following an early morning crash.
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Citizen's Group Discusses ET Rover, Entrapment Zones, And Pipeline Violations

Citizen's Group Discusses ET Rover, Entrapment Zones, And Pipeline Violations

Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline continue to discuss methods of stopping pipeline progress into Livingston and surrounding counties. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Charged in Fatal Hit And Run Arraigned

Fowlerville Man Charged in Fatal Hit And Run Arraigned

20-year-old David Michael Vega is charged in connection to the September 1st incident that claimed the life of 19-year-old Ambrose Ian Sullivan. Read Full Article
 
Long Time Fenton Civil Servant Passes Away

Long Time Fenton Civil Servant Passes Away

Leslie P. Bland of Fenton passed away unexpectedly Sunday after years of service to the city. Read Full Article
 
Resale Store With A Mission Celebrates Grand Opening

Resale Store With A Mission Celebrates Grand Opening

The Love INC resale shop in The Promenade Plaza at Grand River and National Street is only the second of its kind in Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Board of Education Looks To Fill Vacancy, Letters Of Interest Sought

Pinckney Board of Education Looks To Fill Vacancy, Letters Of Interest Sought

The board has another vacancy approaching as Trustee Richard Gilligan will be stepping down after six years, effective June 30th.
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Highland Fire Chief Says Recent Fires Not Due To Serial Arsonist

Highland Fire Chief Says Recent Fires Not Due To Serial Arsonist

Fire Chief Ken Chapman said the spreading of misinformation on social media sites has caused some residents to worry. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane Closure On Southbound US-23, Delays Likely

Weekend Lane Closure On Southbound US-23, Delays Likely

Weekend travel delays can be expected on southbound US-23 in Washtenaw County. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Man Who Drove Drunk To Pick Up Kids Sentenced

Pinckney Man Who Drove Drunk To Pick Up Kids Sentenced

Matthew Egnot was called to pick up his children after his wife was found to be driving drunk, but arrived intoxicated himself. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, June 20
U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Fowlerville Lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Fowlerville Lawsuit

The nation’s highest court on Monday formally rejected a motion to hear arguments in an appeal by former Fowlerville Police Officer Frederick Miller. Read Full Article
 
Project Moving Forward To Improve Downtown Brighton Pedestrian Safety

Project Moving Forward To Improve Downtown Brighton Pedestrian Safety

The new signs will flash when the pedestrian hits the “walk” button and alert traffic to slow down and yield. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Board Votes Down Petition For Sewer Lead To Thomas Property

Genoa Township Board Votes Down Petition For Sewer Lead To Thomas Property

A petition from seeking to tap into the Genoa Township sewer system was denied by the board on Monday night that would have serviced a triangle-type piece of property at Chilson & Brighton Roads.
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School Resource Officer Returns To Howell Schools

School Resource Officer Returns To Howell Schools

This was a position the district had in the past, but officials say they were forced to drop the role due to budgetary issues. Read Full Article
 
County Rejects Hartland Tax District, Emagine Movie Theater Plans In Doubt

County Rejects Hartland Tax District, Emagine Movie Theater Plans In Doubt

Emagine officials have previously said without the district and subsequent tax abatement, the estimated $15 million project was not justifiable based on projected patronage. Read Full Article
 
All-Day Closure Planned For Chilson Road At Railroad Crossing Wednesday

All-Day Closure Planned For Chilson Road At Railroad Crossing Wednesday

The closure is needed to make emergency railroad and highway grade crossing repairs. Read Full Article
 
School Officials Say Three Fires Transition Plan Moving Forward Smoothly

School Officials Say Three Fires Transition Plan Moving Forward Smoothly

The ongoing projects to integrate Three Fires Elementary were discussed during Monday's Board of Education meeting. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Board Questions Participation In SPARK

Genoa Township Board Questions Participation In SPARK

A local municipality is apparently no longer interested in participating in a contract for economic development services in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Howell's Weatherly Named Mr. Baseball

Howell's Weatherly Named Mr. Baseball

Sam Weatherly is the first Howell player, and fourth from the county overall, to earn the honor, which was voted on by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 19
Fowlerville Couple In Online Duct Tape Contest For Prom Creations

Fowlerville Couple In Online Duct Tape Contest For Prom Creations

A Fowlerville couple is in the running for some scholarship money for their hand-crafted prom attire as part of a national contest.

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Shiawassee Man Charged After Assaulting Conservation Officers

Shiawassee Man Charged After Assaulting Conservation Officers

Authorities say 73-year-old William Fisher of Owosso threatened and obstructed the officers by lifting the patrol car with his tractor. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Prepares New Budget For Approval

Northfield Township Prepares New Budget For Approval

The new board discussed and debated the needs of the community for the next fiscal year. Read Full Article
 
Submissions Sought For Photography Exhibit In Hyne Alley This Summer

Submissions Sought For Photography Exhibit In Hyne Alley This Summer

Submissions are still being sought from local artists for an exhibit that aims to tell the stories of the people who make the Brighton community what it is today.

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Grand Opening Of Love Inc. Resale Store Wednesday

Grand Opening Of Love Inc. Resale Store Wednesday

Love Inc.’s new resale store in the Promenade Plaza off Grand River in Howell will officially open for business on Wednesday.
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Fenton Twp. Boating Accident Could Lead To Charges

Fenton Twp. Boating Accident Could Lead To Charges

The speedboat that struck 12-year-old Cora Rae Thomas in Lake Ponemah did not stop, according to witnesses. Read Full Article
 
Howell Art Project Returns, Public Voting Underway

Howell Art Project Returns, Public Voting Underway

Artwork is back on display around downtown Howell and public voting is underway all week long to determine favorites. Read Full Article
 
Highland Man Pleads To Church Break-In

Highland Man Pleads To Church Break-In

The incident happened at the Highland Hills Baptist Church on Woodruff Lake Road near Milford Road just before 7:30 on the morning of May 25th. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 18
Brighton School Board Expected to Approve Top Candidate for Orchestra Program

Brighton School Board Expected to Approve Top Candidate for Orchestra Program

Pending approval by the Board of Education next week, the Brighton Area School District will have its first-ever orchestra teacher. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Police to Get New Video Surveillance System

Brighton City Police to Get New Video Surveillance System

The Brighton Police Dept. will soon have a new, state-of-the-art video surveillance system. Read Full Article
 
Grand River Construction Mostly Complete, Signage Going Up Along Corridor

Grand River Construction Mostly Complete, Signage Going Up Along Corridor

The Grand River improvement project in the City of Brighton is mostly done.
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Graves Among Legislators Investigating Lax Child Abuse Monitoring

Graves Among Legislators Investigating Lax Child Abuse Monitoring

51st District State Representative Joe Graves, a Republican and chair of the House Oversight Committee, has said the allegations are “very concerning.” Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 17
Warrant Issued For Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run

Warrant Issued For Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run

20-year-old David Michael Vega of Fowlerville is wanted by authorities for his role in the crash that killed Ambrose Ian Sullivan in September. Read Full Article
 
D-19 Construction Ready To Roll Monday

D-19 Construction Ready To Roll Monday

The next section of the D-19 improvement project in Marion Township gets underway Monday. Read Full Article
 
Services Set For Howell Woman Killed In Crash

Services Set For Howell Woman Killed In Crash

21-year-old Mackenzie Gibbons died early Thursday morning north of Standish when her car went off I-75. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Township Planning Commission Finishes Master Plan Review

Putnam Township Planning Commission Finishes Master Plan Review

Commissioners believe the current plan is still working within the intent of which it was drafted and does not need to be opened up. Read Full Article
 
Local Middle School Student Wins National Rubber Band Contest

Local Middle School Student Wins National Rubber Band Contest

13 year old Parker Frye of South Lyon Millennium Middle School won the competition with his invention, Liberty: The Sum of Our Parts. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 16
Howell Woman Killed In Northern Michigan Crash

Howell Woman Killed In Northern Michigan Crash

Officials say 21-year-old McKenzie Gibbon either fell asleep or lost consciousness before leaving the roadway and crashing into a large tree in the median. Read Full Article
 
More Construction To Impact Motorists In Brighton Area

More Construction To Impact Motorists In Brighton Area

Two major roads will be rehabbed in Brighton, including one that is pothole laden and in obvious need of repair. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Community Schools To Layoff Three Teachers

Pinckney Community Schools To Layoff Three Teachers

Superintendent Rick Todd said that declining enrollment numbers were largely to blame. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmaker Endorses Lena Epstein For U.S. Senate Seat

Local Lawmaker Endorses Lena Epstein For U.S. Senate Seat

Senator Joe Hune is supporting automotive-industry businesswoman Lena Epstein in her bid for the U.S. Senate.

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Plans Approved for Construction of Two New Downtown Brighton Buildings

Plans Approved for Construction of Two New Downtown Brighton Buildings

Downtown Brighton will soon see construction of two new, adjacent commercial buildings local officials say will set a new standard for commercial developments in the city. Read Full Article
 
No Charges To Be Filed Against South Lyon Councilman

No Charges To Be Filed Against South Lyon Councilman

Councilman Greg Kivell was being investigated by the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office regarding a conflict-of-interest case that began last August. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Woman In Court Over Island Shore Drive Again

Hamburg Township Woman In Court Over Island Shore Drive Again

A Hamburg Township woman involved in a long legal battle over the use of Island Shore Drive is in trouble with the law again, for the same reason.
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Brighton to End 16-17 Fiscal Year with Healthy Fund Balance

Brighton to End 16-17 Fiscal Year with Healthy Fund Balance

Brighton will still have a healthy fund balance at the end of its fiscal year despite a $300,000 expenditure as the city's match for the Grand River project. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 15
Brighton Man Wins Fantasy 5 Lottery Jackpot

Brighton Man Wins Fantasy 5 Lottery Jackpot

David Fisher of Brighton man won the Fantasy 5 jackpot Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Bishop Says "Our Democracy Won't Survive" If Political Incivility Continues

Bishop Says "Our Democracy Won't Survive" If Political Incivility Continues

The 8th District Republican says, “people have to be able to disagree with each other without being angry and violent" or "our Democracy won't survive." Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Fun Fest To Honor Ron Savage While Raising Funds For CPR Device

Hamburg Fun Fest To Honor Ron Savage While Raising Funds For CPR Device

Savage was a news anchor at WJBK in Detroit and a volunteer firefighter who died in February, following a training exercise with the Milford Fire Department. Read Full Article
 
Lucy Road Improvements To Address Viaduct Flooding

Lucy Road Improvements To Address Viaduct Flooding

Improvements are coming to help a troubled road that causes flooding in the City of Howell.
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Credit Card Skimmers Found At Howell Mugg & Bopps

Credit Card Skimmers Found At Howell Mugg & Bopps

Credit card skimmers are again showing up at local gas stations.

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Fowlerville Teens Hospitalized After Wednesday Morning Crash

Fowlerville Teens Hospitalized After Wednesday Morning Crash

Two teens were hospitalized after a two vehicle injury crash that shut down Fowlerville Road for three hours Wednesday morning.
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Wednesday, June 14
Bishop Among Those At Congressional Practice When Gunman Opens Fire

Bishop Among Those At Congressional Practice When Gunman Opens Fire

8th District Republican Congressman Mike Bishop said he and a member of his staff who were at the practice were safe, but asked the public to pray for the wounded. Read Full Article
 
County Finance Committee Recommends Denial Of Theater Tax District

County Finance Committee Recommends Denial Of Theater Tax District

If commissioners vote on Monday at their regular meeting to accept the recommendation, it would stop the effort in its tracks. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Heading To Trial In Fatal Crash

Fowlerville Man Heading To Trial In Fatal Crash

A 10-year-old Fowlerville Community School student was killed in the crash. Read Full Article
 
Head Of Michigan Health Department & 4 Others Charged In Flint Lead Crisis

Head Of Michigan Health Department & 4 Others Charged In Flint Lead Crisis

Nick Lyon was among five people charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's water crisis. Read Full Article
 
Dance Project and Community Alliance Partner To Prevent Substance Abuse

Dance Project and Community Alliance Partner To Prevent Substance Abuse

A Livingston County-based dance program dedicated to promoting modest and positive dancing among students is working with a local anti-drug organization. Read Full Article
 
New Roundabouts & Ramps Re-Open On US-23; Work Extended At North Territorial

New Roundabouts & Ramps Re-Open On US-23; Work Extended At North Territorial

New roundabouts at 8 Mile Road and US-23 re-open but construction has been extended at North Territorial Road. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Honda Warns Community About Panhandling Scam

Brighton Honda Warns Community About Panhandling Scam

A Brighton car dealership took action after being fed up with panhandlers taking advantage of the community’s generosity.
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County Vote Doesn't Kill Proposed Tax District For Hartland Movie Theater

County Vote Doesn't Kill Proposed Tax District For Hartland Movie Theater

Hartland Township recently established a district that would make a proposed Emagine movie theater eligible for tax abatement. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Selects New Township Manager

Northfield Township Selects New Township Manager

The township will extend an offer to Steven Aynes to fill the position that has been vacant since early January. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, June 13
Investigation Continues Into Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Investigation Continues Into Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A 69-year-old Commerce Township motorcyclist was killed Saturday in Tyrone Township. Read Full Article
 
Water & Sewer Rates Going Up In City of Howell

Water & Sewer Rates Going Up In City of Howell

The Howell City Council met Monday night and approved utility rate increases, although not as much as originally projected. Read Full Article
 
Hutchings Elementary Hosts School Garden Dedication Ceremony

Hutchings Elementary Hosts School Garden Dedication Ceremony

Students at Hutchings Elementary have been busy over the past few months creating a garden at the school, which doubles as an outdoor education space.
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Services Set For Man Killed After Being Struck By Pickup Truck In Detroit's Midtown

Services Set For Man Killed After Being Struck By Pickup Truck In Detroit's Midtown

A South Lyon man killed in a tragic pedestrian crash in Detroit will be laid to rest this week.
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Fire Destroys Large Putnam Township Home

Fire Destroys Large Putnam Township Home

The fire was reported around 5pm at a home on Beardsley Road by someone who saw the smoke while driving in the area. Picture courtesy of ClickOnDetroit.com Read Full Article
 
County Committee Fails To Recommend Tax Break For Hartland Movie Theater

County Committee Fails To Recommend Tax Break For Hartland Movie Theater

A tie vote was the result following a discussion of whether to support establishing a district that would make a proposed movie theater eligible for tax abatement. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Schools Works On Employee Contracts As Fund Balance Increases

Brighton Schools Works On Employee Contracts As Fund Balance Increases

At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was told that the district should see healthy increases in its fund equity both this year and next. Read Full Article