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Monday, August 31
Monday Marks 30 Years Since Abduction & Murder of 13-Year-Old Green Oak Boy

Monday Marks 30 Years Since Abduction & Murder of 13-Year-Old Green Oak Boy

Today marks the anniversary of a disturbing case that shook the community to its core but also marked the end of the age of innocence for Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Sought by Livingston Christian Schools

Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Sought by Livingston Christian Schools

The legal battle between Livingston Christian Schools and Genoa Township will continue following hearing in federal court. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Students Create Award Winning United Way Video

Fowlerville Students Create Award Winning United Way Video

Three Fowlerville students take top honors for "Grow Your Community" in United Way video competition. Read Full Article
 
Services Tuesday in Fenton for MSP Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Services Tuesday in Fenton for MSP Trooper Killed in Motorcycle Crash

The Fenton High School gym will be the setting for funeral services scheduled for a State Police Trooper killed Friday after his motorcycle was struck while he was on patrol. Read Full Article
 
Howell Public Schools Kick Off Technology Bond Campaign

Howell Public Schools Kick Off Technology Bond Campaign

A new technology bond and the amenities it would provide is creating a lot of buzz within the Howell Public School district. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Today in Federal Suit Filed by Livingston Christian Schools Against Genoa Twp.

Hearing Today in Federal Suit Filed by Livingston Christian Schools Against Genoa Twp.

An emergency motion will be heard in the federal lawsuit filed by Livingston Christian Schools against Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closure Planned on Grand River in Brighton Monday

Lane Closure Planned on Grand River in Brighton Monday

A lane closure is scheduled on Grand River in the City of Brighton Monday. Read Full Article
 
St. Joe's Says Obesity, Mental Health & Drug Problems Up

St. Joe's Says Obesity, Mental Health & Drug Problems Up

Obesity, substance abuse and mental health issues are on the increase in Livingston County and Southeastern Michigan, according to a study just released. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 30
Howell Schools May Reactivate Resource Officer Position Through Grant

Howell Schools May Reactivate Resource Officer Position Through Grant

Howell Public Schools may be reintroducing a position within the district by working with the Howell Police Department. Read Full Article
 
State Lawmakers Take Bus Tour of Livingston County

State Lawmakers Take Bus Tour of Livingston County

State Representative Hank Vaupel hosted a tour of Livingston County for the Michigan House Talent and Place Caucus. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 29
Whitmore Lake Man Admits Strangling Sister-In-Law

Whitmore Lake Man Admits Strangling Sister-In-Law

A Whitmore Lake man has entered a guilty plea in the strangulation death of his sister-in-law. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's July Jobless Rate Unchanged

Livingston County's July Jobless Rate Unchanged

Livingston County's jobless rate held steady from June to July, despite rates edging up elsewhere. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Man Gets 9 Months in Jail for Possessing Child Pornography

Handy Township Man Gets 9 Months in Jail for Possessing Child Pornography

A Handy Township man busted for possessing child porn has been sentenced. Read Full Article
 
St. Joe Livingston Surgeon Performs 1st Outpatient Hip Replacement Surgery

St. Joe Livingston Surgeon Performs 1st Outpatient Hip Replacement Surgery

A doctor completed a local hospital’s first total hip replacement surgery that gives patients the benefit of going home the same day.
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Sidewalk Pouring & Underground Work Continue Next Week in Fenton

Sidewalk Pouring & Underground Work Continue Next Week in Fenton

Crews will continue pouring new sidewalk and performing underground utility work in downtown Fenton during the coming week. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 28
Whitmore Lake Man Pleads Guilty in Strangulation Death of Sister-in-Law

Whitmore Lake Man Pleads Guilty in Strangulation Death of Sister-in-Law

A Whitmore Lake man who choked his sister-in-law to death faces sentencing after pleading guilty to second-degree murder on Friday. Read Full Article
 
Howell Rec Authority Board Has Full Faith in Director

Howell Rec Authority Board Has Full Faith in Director

The Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority board is expressing "complete confidence" in Director Paul Rogers. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Ranks Among Top Ten In Property Tax Study

Livingston County Ranks Among Top Ten In Property Tax Study

A study says Livingston County is among the top ten places where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively.

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Ice Cream Social Tonight Focuses on Couple's Fight to Reunite Family

Ice Cream Social Tonight Focuses on Couple's Fight to Reunite Family

Torn Family Trust is hosting a free ice cream social at the Brighton Mill Pond Gazebo to foster discussion about the Joshua and Brenda Burns case. Read Full Article
 
LACASA Center Set To Roll Out New "Call Us First" Campaign

LACASA Center Set To Roll Out New "Call Us First" Campaign

A new campaign being launched next week aims to help lift the shame and self-blame off the shoulders of local victims of sexual assault. Read Full Article
 
Fast-Pitch Softball Facility Passes Hartland Planning

Fast-Pitch Softball Facility Passes Hartland Planning

Revised site plans for a private softball complex were sent on to the Hartland Township Board for approval. Read Full Article
 
County Veterans Service Office Handing Out School Supplies Friday

County Veterans Service Office Handing Out School Supplies Friday

School-age children of Veterans are able to pick up supplies from 1-4 Friday afternoon. Read Full Article
 
Howell Teachers Reach Accord with School District on New Contract

Howell Teachers Reach Accord with School District on New Contract

After almost five months of negotiations, the Howell Board of Education and Howell Education Association have reached tentative agreement on a new contract. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 27
Howell Parks & Rec Authority Director Disciplined

Howell Parks & Rec Authority Director Disciplined

Disciplinary action was taken against the director of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority during a special meeting last night. Read Full Article
 
Doubts Raised in Case of Man Who Robbed Bank to Pay For Daughter's Chemo

Doubts Raised in Case of Man Who Robbed Bank to Pay For Daughter's Chemo

A man who says he robbed a South Lyon bank to pay for his daughter’s chemotherapy treatments remains jailed and some doubts are being raised about those claims.
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Road Projects Headed For Completion As Construction Season Nears End

Road Projects Headed For Completion As Construction Season Nears End

Several road projects throughout Livingston County will be beginning and wrapping up this week. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Elementary Sale Falls Through, Pinckney Schools Adjust

Hamburg Elementary Sale Falls Through, Pinckney Schools Adjust

Pinckney Community Schools have had to adjust their budget for the upcoming year as a result of failure to sell one of their elementary schools. Read Full Article
 
Candlelight Vigil in Fowlerville Monday to Mark International Overdose Day

Candlelight Vigil in Fowlerville Monday to Mark International Overdose Day

A candlelight vigil is planned Monday in Fowlerville to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 26
New Softball And Baseball Complex Possibly Expanding in Hartland

New Softball And Baseball Complex Possibly Expanding in Hartland

Revised plans for the expansion of a baseball and softball complex in Hartland Township will be reviewed tonight. Read Full Article
 
Panel Fields Questions On Controversial Pipeline Projects

Panel Fields Questions On Controversial Pipeline Projects

A community panel offered answers to concerns about ET Rover and Nexus Pipelines in Pittsfield Township Tuesday night. Read Full Article
 
Man Sentenced in Severe Beating of Elderly Highland Township Man

Man Sentenced in Severe Beating of Elderly Highland Township Man

The suspect charged in the severe beating of an elderly Highland Township man is headed to prison. Read Full Article
 
Golf Outing Monday to Benefit CASA Program That Helps Local Kids

Golf Outing Monday to Benefit CASA Program That Helps Local Kids

Registration is still open for a golf outing next week benefiting a local program in which volunteer advocates are appointed to represent abused and neglected children in the family court system. Read Full Article
 
Complaints Down on Thompson Lake in Howell

Complaints Down on Thompson Lake in Howell

Things are apparently starting to calm down on Thompson Lake in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Upgrades At Miller Intergenerational Center & BHS Nearing Completion

Upgrades At Miller Intergenerational Center & BHS Nearing Completion

At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was given an update on the renovation and improvement projects at Brighton High School and Miller Intergenerational Center. Read Full Article
 
Family: Man Robbed South Lyon Credit Union to Pay for Daughter's Chemo

Family: Man Robbed South Lyon Credit Union to Pay for Daughter's Chemo

The actions of a man who robbed a South Lyon credit union were apparently those of a father driven by desperation. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 25
Brighton Township Board & County Officials Keep Lines of Communication Open

Brighton Township Board & County Officials Keep Lines of Communication Open

Local governments are working with the County to improve mutual communication. Read Full Article
 
Construction Starts on Golf Club Road; D-19 Project Nearly Done

Construction Starts on Golf Club Road; D-19 Project Nearly Done

More road work started today in the Howell area.
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Howell Schools' Superintendent Plans For District Success

Howell Schools' Superintendent Plans For District Success

The new superintendent for Howell Public Schools is using his leadership to strengthen the district. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board OKs Police Liaison Contract, Conely Opposed

Brighton School Board OKs Police Liaison Contract, Conely Opposed

The Brighton Police Department will again provide police services to the Brighton Area Schools this year as a result of action taken Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Stockbridge Man Enters Plea in Golf Course Vandalism/Assault Case

Stockbridge Man Enters Plea in Golf Course Vandalism/Assault Case

One of two men charged with vandalizing a local golf course and brutally attacking a Putnam Township man who lived nearby and caught the pair in the act has entered a plea. Read Full Article
 
Legislators Talk Roads with County Commissioners

Legislators Talk Roads with County Commissioners

Lawmakers talked to the county's legislative committee about road funding last night. Read Full Article
 
Television Program Highlights Historic Howell Opera House Tonight

Television Program Highlights Historic Howell Opera House Tonight

A local historic landmark will be the focus of a television segment tonight. Read Full Article
 
Job Fair Set Wednesday at Livingston County Michigan Works

Job Fair Set Wednesday at Livingston County Michigan Works

For those out of work and looking for employment, a job fair will be held Wednesday at the Livingston County Michigan Works office in Howell Township.
Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 24
New Government Regulations Increase School Meal Prices

New Government Regulations Increase School Meal Prices

The cost of meals at school will increase this year as government requirements have changed.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Thai Summit Expansion in Howell

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Thai Summit Expansion in Howell

Thai Summit America Corporation celebrated its latest expansion with a groundbreaking and tree planting ceremony in Howell.
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I-75 Re-Opens Following Tanker Crash Involving Corrigan Oil Employee

I-75 Re-Opens Following Tanker Crash Involving Corrigan Oil Employee

A stretch of Detroit-area freeway re-opened Monday following a deadly tanker crash. Read Full Article
 
2nd Annual Austin J. Nichols Memorial Golf Outing Planned Friday

2nd Annual Austin J. Nichols Memorial Golf Outing Planned Friday

An upcoming golf outing will honor the memory of a Pinckney couple's son who lost his battle to brain cancer and raise funds for critical research. Read Full Article
 
Old Topps Building Demolished in Downtown Fenton

Old Topps Building Demolished in Downtown Fenton

An old building in downtown Fenton has been demolished and the property will have new life in the coming years.
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Road Upgrades Allow Brighton Company to Expand

Road Upgrades Allow Brighton Company to Expand

The upgrades are in conjunction with the expansion of TG Fluid Systems and its relocation from Advance St. in Brighton into the building formerly occupied by Magna Atoma. Read Full Article
 
Eagle Scout Project Helps Preserve War Dog Memorial

Eagle Scout Project Helps Preserve War Dog Memorial

A South Lyon teen set up a community service project to help bring back the War Dog Memorial in his home town. Read Full Article
 
Local Health Department Offering Vaccines For Pregnant Women

Local Health Department Offering Vaccines For Pregnant Women

Two vaccines specifically recommended for pregnant women are being offered during walk-in clinics at the local health department. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 23
Protesters Rally Outside Brighton Planned Parenthood Office

Protesters Rally Outside Brighton Planned Parenthood Office

The more than 300 protesters demonstrated against what they say is the immoral selling of fetal tissue obtained from abortions. Read Full Article
 
Applicants Sought For Leadership Livingston Program

Applicants Sought For Leadership Livingston Program

Livingston County residents wishing to hone their leadership skills will have that opportunity thanks to a local program.
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Wlliamston Resident Recognized For Service To MDOT

Wlliamston Resident Recognized For Service To MDOT

Deb Wedley of Williamston recently received the 2015 Michigan Department of Transportation Director's Award. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 22
Former Lion Lineman From Hartland Charged In Washtenaw County

Former Lion Lineman From Hartland Charged In Washtenaw County

Mark Joseph Grabowski, a former Lions defensive lineman, was charged by Washtenaw County authorities with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery. Read Full Article
 
Milford & Hamburg Township Listed Among Safest Communities In Michigan

Milford & Hamburg Township Listed Among Safest Communities In Michigan

Milford was ranked 5th, while Hamburg Township came in 10th. Read Full Article
 
Traffic Patterns Change As Part Of Fenton Streetscape Project

Traffic Patterns Change As Part Of Fenton Streetscape Project

LeRoy and Ellen Streets have re-opened to two-way traffic. Read Full Article
 
Howell Historic Landmark To Be Featured On Public TV Program

Howell Historic Landmark To Be Featured On Public TV Program

'Taking the Stage: The Historic Howell Opera House' is hosted by Detroit Performs, a weekly arts program of Detroit Public Television. Read Full Article
 
Local Democrats to Host Pig Roast Benefiting Veterans' Groups

Local Democrats to Host Pig Roast Benefiting Veterans' Groups

Two local groups that support Veterans will benefit from an upcoming fundraiser hosted by local Democrats. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 21
Corrigan Oil President Saddened by Loss of Longtime Employee in "Freak Accident"

Corrigan Oil President Saddened by Loss of Longtime Employee in "Freak Accident"

Company President Mike Corrigan spoke with WHMI about Thursday's tragic tanker accident but also addressed what he feels is some public misinformation. Read Full Article
 
Driver Dies After Fiery Tanker Crash

Driver Dies After Fiery Tanker Crash

A man who had bern in critical condition following yesterday’s fiery tanker crash near Detroit has died. Read Full Article
 
Howell Parents Ready To Turn Over Annual Swim Meet Held In Daughter's Memory

Howell Parents Ready To Turn Over Annual Swim Meet Held In Daughter's Memory

The 10th annual Kenzie Klassic will be held Saturday in Howell. Its named in honor of Mackenzie Watts, who was just 15 when she passed away in 2005. Read Full Article
 
Judge Orders McLain & Attorney To Pay $7,000 In Fees

Judge Orders McLain & Attorney To Pay $7,000 In Fees

A Livingston County judge has ordered about $7,000 in legal fees from a breach-of-contract case to be paid by former Tigers pitcher Denny McLain and his attorney. Read Full Article
 
Yearly Backpacks For Kids Project Serves Over 1,000 In Need

Yearly Backpacks For Kids Project Serves Over 1,000 In Need

Children throughout the community received brand new back to school supplies at a yearly event that helps families in need. Read Full Article
 
Foster To Leave Brighton City Manager's Post

Foster To Leave Brighton City Manager's Post

Brighton City Manager Dana Foster, who has been at the job for over 24 years, announced he will be leaving the post in four months. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Man Critically Burned In Tanker Crash Near Detroit

Brighton Man Critically Burned In Tanker Crash Near Detroit

The driver suffered serious burns over 90% of his body. He was rushed to a hospital in Detroit where he remains in critical condition. Read Full Article
 
Donation Made To Pinckney Schools On Behalf Of Beloved Restaraunt Owner

Donation Made To Pinckney Schools On Behalf Of Beloved Restaraunt Owner

A local woman’s desire to feed others will continue on even after she has passed. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Road Re-Opens to Traffic Thursday

Hamburg Road Re-Opens to Traffic Thursday

The first phase of a bridge construction project in Hamburg Township is complete.
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Preservation Work Day Planned At Michigan War Dog Memorial

Preservation Work Day Planned At Michigan War Dog Memorial

Volunteers will once again roll up their sleeves to preserve hallowed ground in Lyon Township this weekend.

Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 20
Local District Provides Temporary Resolution To School Dilemma

Local District Provides Temporary Resolution To School Dilemma

A deal has been reached with Whitmore Lake Public Schools to allow Livingston Christian Schools to use that district’s mothballed middle school on a temporary basis. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Files Response To Livingston Christian Schools Lawsuit

Genoa Township Files Response To Livingston Christian Schools Lawsuit

Genoa Twp. cited a lengthy history of the Brighton Nazarene Church not complying with township ordinances. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Lake Road Closed Friday Morning

Brighton Lake Road Closed Friday Morning

A portion of Brighton Lake Road will be closed Friday morning.
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Green Oak Passes Cost Recovery Ordinance

Green Oak Passes Cost Recovery Ordinance

Green Oak Township Officials will start collecting the cost of emergency services from non-residents. Read Full Article
 
Day Of Caring Again Brings Out Community Volunteers

Day Of Caring Again Brings Out Community Volunteers

The 2015 United Way Day of Caring was a huge success in Livingston County, thanks to the contributions of volunteers filling over 1,700 shifts at more than 115 work sites. Read Full Article
 
Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down NB US-23; Sends Two to Hospital

Multi-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down NB US-23; Sends Two to Hospital

An accident involving as many as seven vehicles caused problems on northbound US-23 yesterday, along with nearby freeways and local roads.
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Town Hall Meeting Scheduled To Discuss ET Rover Pipeline

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled To Discuss ET Rover Pipeline

State Representative Lana Theis, State Senator Joe Hune, and U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop to hold a special meeting about the ET Rover pipeline on September 14th. Read Full Article
 
LESA's Backpacks for Kids Distribution From 4 to 8pm Today

LESA's Backpacks for Kids Distribution From 4 to 8pm Today

Backpacks and basic school supplies will be handed out later today to help Livingston County students whose families may be experiencing financial difficulties.
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Local Realtors Honored During Annual Awards Ceremony

Local Realtors Honored During Annual Awards Ceremony

The Livingston County Association of Realtors recently held its annual awards ceremony.
Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 19
Police Identify Howell Motorcyclist Killed in D-19 Crash

Police Identify Howell Motorcyclist Killed in D-19 Crash

Policy identify Howell man killed in motorcycle crash on D-19 near Keddle Road. Read Full Article
 
Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound US-23

Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound US-23

Northbound US-23 was shut down near Hyne Road due to an accident involving as many as seven vehicles that followed afternoon storms. Read Full Article
 
Storms Cause Local Power Outages

Storms Cause Local Power Outages

Afternoon storms leave scattered power outages. Read Full Article
 
Over 1,000 Volunteers Participate In 14th Annual United Way Day Of Caring

Over 1,000 Volunteers Participate In 14th Annual United Way Day Of Caring

Acts of community service will be taking place all over Livingston County today for United Way’s Day of Caring. Read Full Article
 
Local Legislator Says Progress Being Made On New Road Funding Plan

Local Legislator Says Progress Being Made On New Road Funding Plan

Although no new plan has been agreed upon, one State Rep says work is being done and all hands are on deck. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Charged In Federal Child Porn Case Also Suspect In Molestation Of Local Boy

Howell Man Charged In Federal Child Porn Case Also Suspect In Molestation Of Local Boy

32-year-old Erik Lopez-Ferreyra of Howell was arraigned August 6th in U.S. District Court in Detroit on three counts of child pornography. Read Full Article
 
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to Headline Brighton Chamber Power Lunch

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to Headline Brighton Chamber Power Lunch

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will offer the latest leadership insight during an upcoming power lunch program.
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Alleged Blackmailer In Lansing Sex Scandal Dislikes Local Legislator

Alleged Blackmailer In Lansing Sex Scandal Dislikes Local Legislator

The supposed blackmailer voiced opinions about veterinarians, including Representative Hank Vaupel. Read Full Article
 
State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash on D-19

State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash on D-19

A fatal motorcycle crash shut down D-19 in Marion Township for roughly three hours Tuesday evening.
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Howell Township Parks & Rec Proposal Turned Down

Howell Township Parks & Rec Proposal Turned Down

A proposal for additional recreation options for residents of a local municipality has been rejected. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Looks to Consultant for ADA Compliance

Hamburg Looks to Consultant for ADA Compliance

A subcommittee in Hamburg Township will look at ADA Compliance Consultants over the next few months. Read Full Article
 
Big Goal Set To Be Met For Big Red Barrel Program

Big Goal Set To Be Met For Big Red Barrel Program

The Big Red Barrel will reach a milestone next month, with a permanent fixture in every single Michigan State Police post. Read Full Article
 
Local Officials Not Anticipating Problems With Utility Tree Cutting Efforts

Local Officials Not Anticipating Problems With Utility Tree Cutting Efforts

DTE Energy will be headed to Howell Township and the City of Howell this fall to trim and remove trees that interfere with overhead power lines. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 18
Fatal Accident Shuts Down D-19 at Keddle Road

Fatal Accident Shuts Down D-19 at Keddle Road

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident on D-19 near Keddle Road in Marion Township. Read Full Article
 
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Fatal Accident Shuts Down D-19 at Keddle Road

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Fatal Accident Shuts Down D-19 at Keddle Road

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident on D-19 near Keddle Road in Marion Township. Read Full Article
 
Prison Time Ordered For Highland Man On Child Porn Charges

Prison Time Ordered For Highland Man On Child Porn Charges

Prison time was ordered for a Highland Township man police say made films of himself having sex with underage girls. Read Full Article
 
Superintendent Ready To Kick Off Outreach Tour For Howell Schools

Superintendent Ready To Kick Off Outreach Tour For Howell Schools

Local officials are looking for community suggestions to build up the Howell Public School district with an outreach tour. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Department Investigating Trailer Theft in Brighton

Sheriff's Department Investigating Trailer Theft in Brighton

Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating a trailer stolen from Brighton Township. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Animal Control Reminding Pet Owners to License Dogs

Livingston County Animal Control Reminding Pet Owners to License Dogs

Dog licenses are mandatory so if it's been a few years, officials say it’s probably time for local pet owners to re-up Fido’s credentials. Read Full Article
 
Free Movie Friday For Families w/ Special Needs Children

Free Movie Friday For Families w/ Special Needs Children

A free movie night Friday will cater to local families that have children with special needs.
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Church Still Fully Supports LCS Relocation Despite Application Withdrawal

Church Still Fully Supports LCS Relocation Despite Application Withdrawal

Monday night’s meeting of the Genoa Township Board was standing room only as members voted to retain a law firm in an ongoing church permit fight. Read Full Article
 
Church Still Fully Supports LCS Relocation Despite Application Withdrawal

Church Still Fully Supports LCS Relocation Despite Application Withdrawal

Monday night’s meeting of the Genoa Township Board was standing room only as members voted to retain a law firm in an ongoing church permit fight. Read Full Article
 
Plea Entered In New Year's Day Choking Incident

Plea Entered In New Year's Day Choking Incident

A plea has been entered by a Florida man charged with trying to strangle a woman on New Year’s Day in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
County Board Officially Opposes Bill To Restrict Restaurant Licensing Fees

County Board Officially Opposes Bill To Restrict Restaurant Licensing Fees

If passed, the bill would place restrictions on the kinds of licensing fees that can be charged to restaurants after January 1st of 2018. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Talks About Gravel Pit in Closed Session

Brighton Township Talks About Gravel Pit in Closed Session

A former gravel pit that was supposed to have been turned into condominiums and a park is still in dispute. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 17
As Services Set For Motorcyclist, Police Identify Turn-Around Driver

As Services Set For Motorcyclist, Police Identify Turn-Around Driver

Police have identified the person thought to be responsible the crash last week that claimed the life of a Genesee County motorcyclist. Read Full Article
 
The Torch Event To Help Familes In Need Get Ready For Back To School

The Torch Event To Help Familes In Need Get Ready For Back To School

The Torch mobile food truck will be hosting a three-day event in three different in Livingston County communities. Read Full Article
 
New Law Encourages Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere

New Law Encourages Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere

One of the most intensely debated topics among women is getting some attention this month. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Credit Union Robbery Suspect Caught & Charged

South Lyon Credit Union Robbery Suspect Caught & Charged

The search is over for the suspect in a South Lyon credit union robbery that took place last week. Read Full Article
 
Spencer Road Closure Set To Begin This Week

Spencer Road Closure Set To Begin This Week

The Spencer Road Bridge in Brighton Township will close for repair and should reopen before Labor Day. Read Full Article
 
Why Is The Howell Melon Not Just a Canteloupe?

Why Is The Howell Melon Not Just a Canteloupe?

The Howell Melon is not a run of the mill cantaloupe, but a specific variety of melon only grown for Howell. Read Full Article
 
Township Supervisor Says Resident's Land Donation Was Gracious Gift

Township Supervisor Says Resident's Land Donation Was Gracious Gift

The undisclosed donor inherited three lots of high density residential land on Garden Lane 11 years ago and is now donating it to help her community. Read Full Article
 
Deadline Approaching For School Board Vacancy

Deadline Approaching For School Board Vacancy

There are just a few days left to apply as a local school district looks for qualified applicants to fill a vacancy. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 16
Motorcyclist Passes As Family Says Police Identify Suspect

Motorcyclist Passes As Family Says Police Identify Suspect

The wife of a Genesee County motorcyclist who died after a crash last week on US-23 says police have identified the person thought to be responsible. Read Full Article
 
District Creates Director Of Accounting Position & Makes Hire

District Creates Director Of Accounting Position & Makes Hire

The new position was created with the retirement of accountant Cheryl Quinn. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Stabbing Suspect Enters Plea

Brighton Stabbing Suspect Enters Plea

The man charged in the stabbing incident in Downtown Brighton earlier this month has entered a plea in the case. Read Full Article
 
Repaving Of Center Road Approved

Repaving Of Center Road Approved

Road resurfacing on a two mile portion of Center Road received approval by the Road Commission. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 15
Local Groups Looking For Land To Host Display Highlighting Veteran Suicides

Local Groups Looking For Land To Host Display Highlighting Veteran Suicides

It’s a national tragedy that two local groups are hoping to raise awareness of; veteran suicide. Read Full Article
 
Iron Chef Serves Up Record Crowd & Fundraising Dollars

Iron Chef Serves Up Record Crowd & Fundraising Dollars

Last week’s Iron Chef event will create more than 315,000 meals for Livingston County residents in need. Read Full Article
 
Presentation Will Relay History Of Gatling Gun

Presentation Will Relay History Of Gatling Gun

A free event in Brighton this weekend will include a presentation on the history of one of the most feared and iconic weapons of the modern age. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 14
Boater's Ex-Girlfriend Leads Police On Two Chases Through Howell Area

Boater's Ex-Girlfriend Leads Police On Two Chases Through Howell Area

Howell Police Chief George Basar says the 24-year-old woman is the ex-girlfriend of a man who was boating on Thompson Lake. Read Full Article
 
Reality Show Featuring Brighton Car Customizers Set For Sunday Debut

Reality Show Featuring Brighton Car Customizers Set For Sunday Debut

An eight-episode series about Mobsteel of Brighton will premiere this Sunday at 6pm. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon City Council Rejects Chicken-Keeping Ordinance

South Lyon City Council Rejects Chicken-Keeping Ordinance

The council was divided on the decision, which went through on a single vote. Read Full Article
 
Motorcyclist Near Death As Police Search For Car's Driver

Motorcyclist Near Death As Police Search For Car's Driver

The motorcyclist involved in the crash Wednesday afternoon that shut down US-23 is near death according to family members. Read Full Article
 
Boaters Say Thompson Lake Residents Harassing Them

Boaters Say Thompson Lake Residents Harassing Them

The residents say the boaters are going dangerously fast and generating excessive noise. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set For Lawsuit Over Denial Of Permit For Religious School

Hearing Set For Lawsuit Over Denial Of Permit For Religious School

The lawsuit was filed in U.S District Court in Detroit alleging the school’s rights were violated under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. Read Full Article
 
Howell Schools Vote To Place Technology Bond Proposal On November Ballot

Howell Schools Vote To Place Technology Bond Proposal On November Ballot

A technology bond proposal will be put to a vote by taxpayers within the Howell Public Schools District this fall. Read Full Article
 
Weed Cleanup Effort Lowers Huron River By Nearly 10%

Weed Cleanup Effort Lowers Huron River By Nearly 10%

Volunteers in Hamburg Township spent several days removing debris and weeds from the river to help prevent floods. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 13
MDOT Announces Another Overnight Closure Of US-23

MDOT Announces Another Overnight Closure Of US-23

For the second time this week, southbound US-23 at I-96 will be closed for beam setting. Read Full Article
 
D-19 Construction To Stop For The Weekend

D-19 Construction To Stop For The Weekend

Construction on D-19 will stop for the weekend but resume after the Howell Melon Fest on Monday, August 17th. Read Full Article
 
Golfers Needed For Inaugural Memorial Scholarship Outing

Golfers Needed For Inaugural Memorial Scholarship Outing

The Patrick O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold its first annual golf outing on September 18th at The Golf Club at Mt. Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Planning Director Leaving

Brighton City Planning Director Leaving

Amy Cyphert announced her resignation at the City Council meeting last week. Read Full Article
 
Public Invited to Help Stuff A Bus For Annual Backpack Drive

Public Invited to Help Stuff A Bus For Annual Backpack Drive

A school supply donation drive is set for Friday in Howell to assist the Livingston Educational Service Agency with its annual Backpacks for Kids campaign. Read Full Article
 
Gas Prices Jump After Unplanned Refinery Repair Issue

Gas Prices Jump After Unplanned Refinery Repair Issue

AAA Michigan said Wednesday the statewide average is about $2.58 a gallon, about 10 cents more than Tuesday's average. Read Full Article
 
Police Looking For South Lyon Bank Robbery Suspect

Police Looking For South Lyon Bank Robbery Suspect

The search is on for the suspect in a South Lyon bank robbery that took place Wednesday morning. Read Full Article
 
Planning Commission Puts Brakes On Putnam Therapy Camp

Planning Commission Puts Brakes On Putnam Therapy Camp

The commission tabled approval for the property's rezoning last night, citing several concerns. Read Full Article
 
Authorities Look For Driver Involved In Motorcycle Crash

Authorities Look For Driver Involved In Motorcycle Crash

Police shut down northbound US-23 yesterday afternoon after a crash critically injured a motorcyclist. Read Full Article
 
Art Works Displayed Throughout Downtown Howell

Art Works Displayed Throughout Downtown Howell

The Howell Main Street and Downtown Development Authority held an Art Walk and Auction in Downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Prosecutor To Review Report After Cats Seized From Marion Township Home

Prosecutor To Review Report After Cats Seized From Marion Township Home

Charges are under consideration after more than 100 cats were seized by Livingston County Animal Control officers from a Marion Township home last month. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 12
Court Upholds Order Allowing ACLU Mailings To Livingston County Jail

Court Upholds Order Allowing ACLU Mailings To Livingston County Jail

The Livingston County Jail must continue to allow inmates to get mail from the American Civil Liberties Union. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Crash Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital In Critical Condition

US-23 Crash Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital In Critical Condition

Authorities say a sedan used the emergency-only turnaround lane, and the biker had to swerve to avoid it. Read Full Article
 
Tyrone Gravel Pit Road Will Be Sold To Church

Tyrone Gravel Pit Road Will Be Sold To Church

After months of work and planning a recreational path in Tyrone Township will be sold to a Genesee County Church. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Plans Public Meeting To Discuss DTE Tree Removal

South Lyon Plans Public Meeting To Discuss DTE Tree Removal

The power company is planning to trim or remove trees in several areas of the city to protect its power lines. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Seminary Building Will Be Demolished Within 30 Days

Fenton Seminary Building Will Be Demolished Within 30 Days

The city council approved the lowest bid for demolition at its meeting Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Structure Fire Destroys Conway Township Home, Kills Dog

Structure Fire Destroys Conway Township Home, Kills Dog

Crews from Fowlerville, Howell, Leroy Township, and Williamston fought the blaze for hours. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Board Approves Median Beautification Project

Hartland Township Board Approves Median Beautification Project

A maintenance project for a median located on M-59 in Hartland Township has been approved in hopes of creating a more scenic gateway to the community. Read Full Article
 
Unadilla Township Police Investigating Vehicle Fire In Gregory

Unadilla Township Police Investigating Vehicle Fire In Gregory

Unadilla Township Police are investigating a suspected vehicle arson that occurred around 6:45am on Sunday. Read Full Article
 
City Of Howell Asked To Address Loud & Fast Boating On Thompson Lake

City Of Howell Asked To Address Loud & Fast Boating On Thompson Lake

Residents say a group of boaters has been drinking, making noise, and racing on the lake, while threatening residents. Read Full Article
 
District Approves Stipend For Support Personnel

District Approves Stipend For Support Personnel

In what may be a first involving a Brighton Area School District union, a bargaining unit has ratified new provisions of a contract without a single dissenting vote. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 11
Police Searching For Teen Who Brandished Gun In Milford

Police Searching For Teen Who Brandished Gun In Milford

Four West Bloomfield teenagers reported that they had been threatened with a gun Sunday night. Read Full Article
 
Howell Schools Expand Shared Services Program And Income

Howell Schools Expand Shared Services Program And Income

Howell Public Schools has renewed a Shared Services Agreement with a local Catholic school and added another to their program to generate revenue. Read Full Article
 
Howell Township Votes To Join Parks & Rec Authority

Howell Township Votes To Join Parks & Rec Authority

A local municipality is hoping to provide its residents with discounts towards local recreation options. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Village Discusses Fireworks Ordinance

Pinckney Village Discusses Fireworks Ordinance

After an incident involving injury over the July 4th holiday, the Village of Pinckney is discussing an ordinance to tighten controls on fireworks. Read Full Article
 
Gilbert Announces For Congress, Attacked On Tax Issue

Gilbert Announces For Congress, Attacked On Tax Issue

Gilbert announced on Monday that she plans to run for the 8th Congressional District seat in 2016 as a Democrat. Read Full Article
 
Pool Access Issues Discussed At Brighton School Board Meeting

Pool Access Issues Discussed At Brighton School Board Meeting

Parents have expressed concerns about an Ann Arbor-based group which has an exclusive contract with the district for use of the pool. Read Full Article
 
Woman Enters Plea To Assault At LACASA Shelter

Woman Enters Plea To Assault At LACASA Shelter

The 58-year-old woman pleaded to a charge of assault with intent to commit penetration in Livingston County Circuit Court on Monday. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Swears in New Officers

Pinckney Swears in New Officers

Two new officers receive their badges at the Pinckney Village Council meeting Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Stockbridge Man Bound Over On Perjury Charge Related To Deputy's Death

Stockbridge Man Bound Over On Perjury Charge Related To Deputy's Death

Police say Tony Hildabridle falsely claimed he could not provide answers to questions in the trial of his friend. Read Full Article
 
Old Dilapidated Building in Genoa Township To Be Demolished

Old Dilapidated Building in Genoa Township To Be Demolished

A dangerous building is coming down after being given the go-ahead by the Genoa Township Board. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 10
Gilbert Announces Candidacy For Congress

Gilbert Announces Candidacy For Congress

Actress, author and Livingston County resident Melissa Gilbert announced her candidacy today to represent Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. Read Full Article
 
Interchange Closures Delayed By MDOT

Interchange Closures Delayed By MDOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation now says the work will be delayed by 24 hours and instead begin Tuesday at 11pm. Read Full Article
 
More Sidewalk Being Constructed in Genoa Township

More Sidewalk Being Constructed in Genoa Township

Another section of sidewalk is being installed in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Howell Art Walk Will Display Artwork Throughout Downtown.

Howell Art Walk Will Display Artwork Throughout Downtown.

Those looking to experience a fun evening and view artwork will have a chance to do so during the Howell Art Walk later this week. Read Full Article
 
Huron River Flow Improvement Noted As Harvesting Continues

Huron River Flow Improvement Noted As Harvesting Continues

Water flow is already increasing along the Huron River through Hamburg Township due to weed harvesting efforts. Read Full Article
 
Brighton's Biennial Survey Underway

Brighton's Biennial Survey Underway

Those eligible to take the survey include home and condominium owners and those who own property in the city, whether residential or commercial. Read Full Article
 
Road Projects Start Today in Hamburg, Green Oak & Fowlerville

Road Projects Start Today in Hamburg, Green Oak & Fowlerville

The Livingston County Road Commission is rolling out three construction projects today. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Schools Look to Demolish Vacant Elementaries

Pinckney Schools Look to Demolish Vacant Elementaries

Two vacant elementary schools in the Pinckney District may soon be razed to make the property saleable. Read Full Article
 
Whitmore Lake Road Rage Suspect Arraigned

Whitmore Lake Road Rage Suspect Arraigned

A Whitmore Lake man will be back in court next week after police say he fired a handgun during an alleged road rage incident. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Purchases Blighted Building Near Downtown

South Lyon Purchases Blighted Building Near Downtown

The building is near the city’s downtown and will likely be razed to the ground. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 9
Bond Funding Approved For Milford DDA Land Acquisition

Bond Funding Approved For Milford DDA Land Acquisition

The $475,000 bond issue will allow the downtown development authority to purchase a property at the corner of Main and Commerce. Read Full Article
 
War Dog Memorial Seeking Volunteers For Headstone Repairs

War Dog Memorial Seeking Volunteers For Headstone Repairs

The pet cemetery founded in 2012 has a 79-year history, and some older fixtures are failing. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 8
Vape Shop Offers Reward For Information On Early-Morning Break-In

Vape Shop Offers Reward For Information On Early-Morning Break-In

The suspects appeared to be spooked by the shop's alarm and fled without taking anything. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Gets Good Review In Annual Audit

Hartland Township Gets Good Review In Annual Audit

The audit firm gave the municipality an "unqualified" rating, the highest available, this past week. Read Full Article
 
New Culver's Restaurant Coming to Genoa Township

New Culver's Restaurant Coming to Genoa Township

The Genoa Township Board has approved final site plans for a new Culver's restaurant. Read Full Article