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Wednesday, September 20
Howell Man Found Not Guilty In Harley Davidson Dealership Embezzlement Case

Howell Man Found Not Guilty In Harley Davidson Dealership Embezzlement Case

A jury has cleared a Howell man of embezzlement charges after he was accused of selling parts on the side while working at a motorcycle dealership.
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Hartland Township Receives Unqualified Opinion On Audit

Hartland Township Receives Unqualified Opinion On Audit

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

Street Closures Released For 2017 South Lyon Pumpkinfest

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


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

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

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

Brighton Attorney Withdraws From 8th Congressional District Race

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

Vacant Home On Flint Road In City Of Brighton Demolished

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

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Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing Project

Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing Project

The work is needed as part of the Imagination Station Due Care Plan, which requires all wooden surfaces at the playground to be sealed every two years. Read Full Article
 
Local Fire Departments To See Big Cost Savings By Buying Equipment Together

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

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

City of Brighton Holding Master Plan Public Open House

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

Officials Wait To Approve Plans & Zoning For Proposed Senior Facility

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

Group Urges Livingston County Commissioners To Join Effort Against Pipeline

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

Brighton Area Schools Celebrate Pink Week Activities

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

Michigan State Police Host "Coffee With A Cop" Wednesday

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

Students & Hartland District Reach Resolution On 9-11 Observation

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

Revised Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Approved by Planning Commission

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

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

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

New Hudson Man Facing Indecent Exposure Charges

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

Two Michigan Republicans Announce For 11th District Seat

Lena Epstein and Rocky Raczkowski say they will run for the GOP nomination to replace Dave Trott in the 11th District Read Full Article
 
VINA Dental Tailgate Challenges Wolverine And Spartan Fans To Be Most Charitable

VINA Dental Tailgate Challenges Wolverine And Spartan Fans To Be Most Charitable

Michigan and Michigan State fans will battle for bragging rights in a fundraising event before the teams battle on the gridiron. Read Full Article
 
Committee Already Gearing Up For Homeless Awareness Week

Committee Already Gearing Up For Homeless Awareness Week

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

Local Elementary Selected For Student Health & Fitness Program

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

Case Dismissed Against Driving Instructor Accused Of Raping Student

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

Trial Starts This Week For Tainted Steroid Pharmacist

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

MDOT To Resurface South Michigan Avenue In Howell

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

Railroad Crossing Construction Complete in Downtown Brighton

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

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

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

Brighton 150th Anniversary Deemed Huge Success

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

Closures Expected For Torrey Road US-23 Ramps Through Thursday

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

Upcoming Sales Tax Seminar For Small Businesses

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

Enrollment Up in Brighton Area School District

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

Fundraiser Planned For Trip To Aid Those Impacted By Hurricane Irma

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

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Livingston County Unveils New Citizens Alerting System

Livingston County Unveils New Citizens Alerting System

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

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Howell Student Named Semifinalist For National Scholarship

Howell Student Named Semifinalist For National Scholarship

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

Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing

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

Brighton School Online Program Seeing Success & Profits

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

Funeral Services Set For Man Pulled From Crooked Lake

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

Theis Skeptical Of New House Auto Insurance Reform Plan

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

Northfield Township To Draft RFP For North Village Region

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

Free October Classes For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With Dementia

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

New Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Up For Review

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

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Pinckney Teachers Get Pay Increase As District Moves Out Of Deficit

Pinckney Teachers Get Pay Increase As District Moves Out Of Deficit

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

New Housing Development Proposed For Bigelow & Eager Roads

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

New Habitat For Humanity Parking Lot Complete

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

Lyft Comes To Livingston County, But Is It Viable?

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

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

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

Need For Shared Driveway Ordinance Questioned In Putnam Township

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

New Playground Installed At Kent Lake Beach

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

Former Captain Named Brighton Area Fire Authority Fire Marshal

Rick Boisvert was sworn in earlier this week. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Principal Receives 2017 Education Innovation Award

Howell High School Principal Receives 2017 Education Innovation Award

Jason Schrock was recognized for his work to help build meaningful connections between the student body and the exchange students.
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Local Transportation Priorities Discussed At SEMCOG Public Meetings

Local Transportation Priorities Discussed At SEMCOG Public Meetings

The Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments wants the community's help in developing a long-term regional transportation plan. Read Full Article
 
"Reflections of Autumn" Event To Benefit Disabled Veterans

"Reflections of Autumn" Event To Benefit Disabled Veterans

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

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

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

Local Nonprofit Staffer Earns National Recognition

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

Livingston County Club Collects Million Dollar Powerball Prize

Members of the “Sweet 16” lottery club visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim their prize. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Schools Collecting Donations For District Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Pinckney Schools Collecting Donations For District Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Friday is the deadline to accept donations that will benefit the small community located in Deweyville, Texas. Read Full Article
 
Still Without A Contract, Crowd Voices Support For Fowlerville Teachers

Still Without A Contract, Crowd Voices Support For Fowlerville Teachers

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

Report Says Women, Widows Pay More For Michigan Auto Insurance

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

Arguments Set In Appeal Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

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

Cinderella's Closet Opens For Homecoming Season Thursday

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

Howell High School Student Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

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

Brighton Ceremony Remembers 9/11

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

Contract Approved For New Water Treatment System In Lyon Township

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

Livingston County United Way Seeking Donations For Hurricane Recovery

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

Brighton Man Discovered Dead In Crooked Lake Near Boat Launch

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

Brighton Area Schools Addresses Bus Driver Shortage

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

Church & Subdivision Working Out Agreement Over Dead Trees

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

Michigan State Police Brighton Post Joins Angel Program

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

Public Input Sought For Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan

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

Howell Man Seriously Injured In Iosco Township Crash

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

Soon-To-Be Demolished Brighton Home Eyed For Redevelopment

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

Green Oak Day To Feature New Restaurant Tasting Event

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

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Tonight At Brighton Fire Station

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

Teal Ribbons Raise Awareness in Livingston County for Ovarian Cancer

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

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

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

Police Identify Suspects In Attack On Pinckney Woman At Walmart

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

CSX Railroad Crossing Work in Brighton to Result in Smoother Surface

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

Construction On Crane, Gregory Streets Underway In City Of Howell

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

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

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

Grassroots Group Urges Congressman And Community To Support DACA

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

South Lyon Man Injured In Crash No Longer Critical

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

Mountain Bike Path Proposed For Settler's Park

The .64 mile path will mirror the one that was originally approved in 2014. Read Full Article
 
Annual Community Baby Shower To Benefit New And Soon-To-Be Parents

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

The event will include food, prizes, educational programs, and information about local available resources. Read Full Article
 
Annual Bells Across America Event To Be Held In Howell

Annual Bells Across America Event To Be Held In Howell

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

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

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

Police Seek Suspect In Vehicle Break-Ins

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

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

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

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

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

LACASA Collection Resale Store Officially Opens

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

Grassroots Group To Protest DACA Decision

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

The Naz Skatepark Named One Of The Best In Michigan

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

Planning Commission Rejects Proposed Milford Township Subdivision

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

Pinckney Woman Injured In Fight At Dearborn Walmart

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

Competency Exam Ordered For Man Who Led Lengthy Police Chase

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

Green Oak Township Receives Top-Rated Audit Review

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

Walk Through History At Conway Township Cemetery

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

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

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

Police Standoff With Suicidal Subject Ends Peacefully

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

Bumpy Railroad Crossing In Downtown Brighton Slated For Reconstruction

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

Genoa Township Board Approves Changes For Odd Parcel On Chilson Road

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

Livingston County Officials Vote To Reallocate Judgeships

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

Missing Hartland Road Sidewalk Sections To Be Installed

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

SEMCOG Reps To Discuss 2045 Transportation Plan At Upcoming Lunch Series

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

Donation To Benefit Livingston Promise & Preschool Scholarships

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

Hartland Man Killed In Grand River Crash

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

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Man Escapes Green Oak Kitchen Fire Through Window

Man Escapes Green Oak Kitchen Fire Through Window

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

Saturday Inspections By Building Department Shuttered Until 2018

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

South Lyon Looks To Fill Dual Role At Wastewater Facility

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

Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Crash In Howell Township

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

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

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

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

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

Vacant Downtown Fenton Building To Receive Facelift With Grant Funds

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

Trial Set For Man Charged in Brighton Bank Robbery

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

Religious School Submits Revised Plans To Move Into Church

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

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

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

More Discussion To Come For Headlee Override Request In Howell

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

Local Officials Encourage Back To School Safety

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

Vaupel-Led Task Force Visits State Psychiatric Hospitals

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

Howell City Council Presents Anniversary Resolution To Cleary Family

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

City Of Brighton Collecting Items For Hurricane Harvey Relief

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

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

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

Grand Opening Set For LACASA Collection Resale Store

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

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

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

Howell Police Officer Gary Mitts Retires After 21 Years

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

Fenton Man Hopes Picnic Can Show Appreciation For Law Enforcement

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

Fenton Woman Enters Pleas In Stabbing Incident

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

South Lyon Fire Department Gets Improved ISO Rating

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

Law Enforcement & Advocates Unite For Change At Local Addiction Conference

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

Event Will Celebrate Those Who Donate Their Time

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

Entrepreneurial Conference Coming To Downtown Howell

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

Charges Filed In Death Of Inmate Convicted In Livingston County

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

Kroger Expansion Project To Start In Brighton Township

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

Brighton Freight Company Accepting Donations For Hurricane Relief

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

Busy Roads & Stepped Up Patrols This Labor Day Weekend

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

Warrant Requested For Woman Who Made False Report Of Drunk Bartender

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

More Ramp Closures Set For US-23

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

Gathering Focuses On Effort To End Gerrymandering

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

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

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

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Osprey Nest Found On Cell Phone Tower In Genoa Township

Osprey Nest Found On Cell Phone Tower In Genoa Township

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

Livingston County Again Has Lowest Unemployment In Michigan

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

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

Higher than expected construction costs were to blame. Read Full Article
 
New Judge To Hear Case Against County Commissioner From Fenton

New Judge To Hear Case Against County Commissioner From Fenton

Shapiro’s pre-trial hearing had been delayed after three district court judges recused themselves from hearing the case, citing compromised objectivity. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Friday

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

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

Fundraisers Will Coincide With Local Sporting Events

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

South Lyon Mother Pulls Gun During Back To School Brawl

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

Howell Again Named Semifinalist In Great American Main Street Contest

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

Local Organization Collecting Supplies For Hurricane Victims

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

Recycle Livingston & City Of Howell Working Out Lease Agreement

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

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Local Restaurant Owner Accused Of Choking Employee Headed To Trial

Local Restaurant Owner Accused Of Choking Employee Headed To Trial

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

Funeral Services Set For Man Killed In Suspected Electrical Accident

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

Expo Will Help Families Prepare For Emergencies

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

Medical Marijuana Forum Cancelled Due To Zero Attendance

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

Livingston County Animal Control Looking To Divide Duties

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

Howell Teachers Receive Increase In 2017/2018 Contract

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brighton Board of Education Approves 2% Teacher Salary Hike

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

South Lyon Man Airlifted To Hospital After Monday Crash

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

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

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

Brighton Woman Sentenced In Bicyclist's Death

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

Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Strangers In Van Approaching Kids

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

Marion Township Man Charged In Assault On Deputies

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

A Walk Through History Planned In Conway Township

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

Marion Twp. Man Charged In Assault On Deputies

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

Grant Enables LCCC To Continue Music Therapy Program

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

"Livingston For Love" Rally Draws Crowd Of Over 250

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

South Lyon Fire Department To See Improved Insurance Rating

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

Osprey Monitoring Efforts Increase As Birds Make Return To Region

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

Woman Charged With Hiding Evidence Of Baseball Bat Attack Enters Plea

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

Putnam Woman Reports Incident Involving Stranger Approaching Her Kids

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

Suspect In Foot Chase & Police Search Headed To Trial

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

Brighton Police Youth Leadership Academy Begins Next Year

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

Meeting To Get Local Input On Long-Range Transportation Needs

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

War Dog Buried in Michigan War Dog Memorial Near South Lyon

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

Keller Williams Moves Into Former Citizens Insurance Building

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

Man Headed To Trial In Two Seperate Child Molestation Cases

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

Western-Themed Fundraiser To Benefit LACASA Set Next Month

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

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

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

Local Microbiologist & Nigerian Doctor Partner Up On Infant Mortality Study

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

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

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

Independent Competency Exam For Teen In Murder Case Granted

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

Residents Gather To Pray For Racial Harmony

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

Construction Begins On New Hotel In Brighton

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

Ciesielski Appointed As New Linden Superintendent

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

Site Plan For Condo, Duplex Community Reccommended For Approval

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

Body Of Missing Sailor Identified

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

LESA Chooses Former Hartland Board Member To Fill Vacant Seat

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

Fowlerville Store Sells Million Dollar Powerball Ticket

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

Revised Band Shell/Amphitheater Plan Reviewed by Brighton Planning Commission

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

Gathering Held In Howell In Support Of Unity & Diversity

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

Judges Recuse Themselves In Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

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

Democrats Target Drug Companies To End Price Gouging

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

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

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

Preliminary Exam Set For Fenton Man Charged In Deadly Crash

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

Tailgate Party Will Raise Money For Local Foundation

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

Owner of Dogs In Fatal Attack Gets Jail Time

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

Fowlerville Teachers, Community, Frustrated At Lack Of Contract

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

December Trial Date Set For Milford Woman Charged With Killing Husband

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

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

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

Exam Ordered For Man Charged In Fenton Township Stabbing

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

Milford Mother Says Son Is One Of Ten Missing Sailors

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

Policy Change Allows Brighton Twp. To Bond Private Road Projects

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

Project Hope Event To Inform And Educate On Addiction And Overdose

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

Candidates For Governor, Congress To Address County Democrats

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

Events Set In Howell This Week In Response To Charlottesville Divide

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

Judge Orders Hune To Release Tesla Emails

Republican State Sen. Joe Hune & Republican State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Lambertville argued their communications with third parties were privileged and should remain private Read Full Article
 
No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal I-96 Pileup

No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal I-96 Pileup

The Prosecutor’s Office says the evidence is “insufficient to justify criminal charges against any of the surviving drivers for causing the deaths of the three victims.” Read Full Article
 
Soundque To Record Future Livingston County Board Meetings

Soundque To Record Future Livingston County Board Meetings

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved the use of Soundque Multimedia to record all future board meetings for the next six months Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 21
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Draws Crowd At Hutchings Elementary

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Draws Crowd At Hutchings Elementary

Around 200 people attended today's event, which teachers coordinated to preview the students' curriculum. Read Full Article
 
Nonresidential Development Slowly Rising In Livingston County

Nonresidential Development Slowly Rising In Livingston County

The rise through the region is trending in the right direction, but not as successfully as it has in decades past. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Health Department Urges Solar Eclipse Safety

Livingston County Health Department Urges Solar Eclipse Safety

Today's solar eclipse has local health officials reminding residents to take care of their eyes if they choose to observe the event.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Chief Says No Problems with Ford Explorer SUVs

Brighton Police Chief Says No Problems with Ford Explorer SUVs

The Brighton Police chief says they have tested the several Ford Explorer SUVs used by the police Dept. and found no elevated levels of carbon monoxide. Read Full Article
 
Local Red Cross Chapter To Hold Special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive

Local Red Cross Chapter To Hold Special 100th Anniversary Blood Drive

The goal for the drive is 100 pints, in celebration of the local chapter’s 100th anniversary in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Community Input Sought For Next Livingston Reads Selection

Community Input Sought For Next Livingston Reads Selection

Livingston County residents are being invited to help decide what’s next for a “one book, one community” program.

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Brighton Board of Education Approves Pay Hike for Hourly Workers

Brighton Board of Education Approves Pay Hike for Hourly Workers

Hourly workers in the Brighton Area Schools will get a pay increase for the coming year. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 20
Man Who Led Police Chase From Pinckney To Ann Arbor Headed To Trial

Man Who Led Police Chase From Pinckney To Ann Arbor Headed To Trial

Justin Thomas of Ypsilanti fled after local police attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. Read Full Article
 
Health Department Shares Success Story From Prescription For Health Program

Health Department Shares Success Story From Prescription For Health Program

The program provides access to fruits and vegetables for patients facing or at risk for a chronic disease. Read Full Article
 
Milwaukee County Sheriff To Keynote County GOP Reagan Day Dinner

Milwaukee County Sheriff To Keynote County GOP Reagan Day Dinner

David A. Clarke Jr. will be keynote speaker at the Livingston County Republican Part’s 2017 Reagan Day Dinner.


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Saturday, August 19
Hudson Mills Golf Course To Remain Open

Hudson Mills Golf Course To Remain Open

Golfers who utilize the Hudson Mills Metropark course have at least another five years to tee off.
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Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Admits To Beating Son With Belt

Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Admits To Beating Son With Belt

Ashley Nicole Bell has pleaded guilty as charged to child abuse and domestic violence. Read Full Article
 
Construction Challenges Continue In Northfield Township

Construction Challenges Continue In Northfield Township

As construction continues on the US-23 Flex Route project, new closures and traffic shifts continue to pose challenges for motorists and first responders. Read Full Article
 
Annual Game of Thrones Program Set To Return To Pinckney Library

Annual Game of Thrones Program Set To Return To Pinckney Library

The evening includes a stunt and fighting style performance, a photo booth, trivia, and a discussion about the series. Read Full Article
 
Senior Appreciation Day Coming To Area Metroparks

Senior Appreciation Day Coming To Area Metroparks

Seniors can enjoy free park admission and more at all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks this Monday. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 18
Hamburg Township Police Department Getting Private Firing Range

Hamburg Township Police Department Getting Private Firing Range

Police Chief Richard Duffany said the range will keep officers closer to home in case they are needed. Read Full Article
 
CSX Railroad Crossing In Howell To Close For Repairs

CSX Railroad Crossing In Howell To Close For Repairs

Repair work will shut down a railroad crossing to traffic later this month in the City of Howell.
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Community Leaders Praise Successful Brighton 150th Anniversary Bash

Community Leaders Praise Successful Brighton 150th Anniversary Bash

Brighton’s 150th Anniversary celebration was heaped with praise at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Looking for Reserve Officers

Brighton Police Looking for Reserve Officers

The Brighton City Police Dept. currently has three openings in its cadre of reserve officers and is looking to fill them. Read Full Article
 
Arraignment Held For Howell Pharmacy Technician Charged With Stealing Pills From Hospital

Arraignment Held For Howell Pharmacy Technician Charged With Stealing Pills From Hospital

Kelly Leann Hodge is accused of stealing over 30,000 prescription pills from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital. Read Full Article
 
Backpacks For Kids Event Preps Local Students For School Year

Backpacks For Kids Event Preps Local Students For School Year

Donated backpacks and school supplies were handed out to students at LESA's 16th annual community giveback. Read Full Article
 
Eagle Scout Builds, Delivers Shed To BHS Marching Band

Eagle Scout Builds, Delivers Shed To BHS Marching Band

Raymond York donated an equipment shed he built as a part of his Eagle Scout project to the band he plays trumpet in. Read Full Article
 
Candidate Seeking State Senate Seat Denounces Trump Statements

Candidate Seeking State Senate Seat Denounces Trump Statements

Democrat Adam Dreher is denouncing statements made by President Donald Trump and calling on a local lawmaker and potential challenger to join him.
Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 17
Police Seek Tips After Indecent Exposure Incident At Local Rec Area

Police Seek Tips After Indecent Exposure Incident At Local Rec Area

Police are still searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl at the Island Lake State Recreation Area on Wednesday.
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Livingston County Health Department Takes Step Toward National Accreditation

Livingston County Health Department Takes Step Toward National Accreditation

The LCHD has submitted required documentation and now awaits a site visit that precedes the final decision. Read Full Article
 
Brighton DPW to Get New Equipment

Brighton DPW to Get New Equipment

The Brighton Department of Public Works is in in line for some needed new equipment. Read Full Article
 
Grand River To Close For 57th Annual Howell Melon Festival

Grand River To Close For 57th Annual Howell Melon Festival

Street closures will be in effect as part of this weekend’s 57th annual Howell Melon Festival.

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Trump Supporters Rally In Howell

Trump Supporters Rally In Howell

Approximately 200 “Michigan Trump Republicans” gathered at Block Brewing Co. to show their support for the President. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Police Looking For Man Who Exposed Himself To Teen

Green Oak Twp. Police Looking For Man Who Exposed Himself To Teen

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the Island Lake State Recreation Area, east of Brighton. Read Full Article
 
1,400 Volunteers Donate Time To Help Those In Need Across The County

1,400 Volunteers Donate Time To Help Those In Need Across The County

The Livingston County United Way's Day of Caring is the largest single-day volunteer event in the county. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon's New Elementary School Prepares To Open Its Doors

South Lyon's New Elementary School Prepares To Open Its Doors

Over 570 students will attend the new William A. Pearson Elementary School. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 16
Huron-Clinton Metroparks Director George Phifer Resigns Amid Investigation

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Director George Phifer Resigns Amid Investigation

After two months on leave, the director of Huron Clinton Metroparks has resigned.
Read Full Article
 
Hutchings Elementary To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday

Hutchings Elementary To Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday

Some local elementary students and their families are expected to gather for a solar eclipse viewing party next week. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Training Institue Holding Seminar On Career Pathways

Cyber Training Institue Holding Seminar On Career Pathways

Representatives from many major local and national companies will be on hand to discuss the talent shortage in the cyber security job field. Read Full Article
 
Cooley Lake Road To Close For Construction

Cooley Lake Road To Close For Construction

Utility work will shut down a portion of Cooley Lake Road in Highland Township next week. Read Full Article
 
Voters Approve Ballot Proposal For Northfield Township Fire Department

Voters Approve Ballot Proposal For Northfield Township Fire Department

A recently passed millage will support operations for the Northfield Township Fire Department and medical rescue. Read Full Article
 
Condition Of Hartland Man Upgraded After Motorcycle Crash

Condition Of Hartland Man Upgraded After Motorcycle Crash

The condition of a motorcyclist injured in a Sunday night crash that shut down a local roadway for three hours is improving. Read Full Article
 
Baker Road Improvement Project On Display At Community Open House

Baker Road Improvement Project On Display At Community Open House

A meeting in Dexter provided design layouts and information about the 2018 project. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Working Towards Codifying All 95 Township Ordinances

Hamburg Township Working Towards Codifying All 95 Township Ordinances

The Board of Trustees approved the first 17 that will help the police department in their enforcement of them. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Woman To Represent Michigan At 2018 Special Olympics

Brighton Woman To Represent Michigan At 2018 Special Olympics

Elizabeth Procunier will represent Team Michigan in Bocce at the 2018 USA Games. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 15
Brighton Woman To Represent At 2018 Special Olympics

Brighton Woman To Represent At 2018 Special Olympics

Elizabeth Procunier will represent Team Michigan in Bocce at the 2018 USA Games. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Accused In Fatal Crash Says He's Sorry

Fenton Man Accused In Fatal Crash Says He's Sorry

The Fenton man police say was intoxicated when he crashed into another car and killed five people apologized through tears in court recently.
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Airport Seeking Reimbursement Of Funds Spent On Damages Done By Jet Crash

Airport Seeking Reimbursement Of Funds Spent On Damages Done By Jet Crash

The Livingston County Airport has spent over $63,000 on environmental cleanup and repairs to a damaged fence. Read Full Article
 
Conceptual Plans Approved For Proposed Land Swap Between Howell City & MDNR

Conceptual Plans Approved For Proposed Land Swap Between Howell City & MDNR

Conceptual plans have been developed as part of a land swap between the City of Howell and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Read Full Article
 
Letters Of Interest Due Friday For LESA Board Vacancy

Letters Of Interest Due Friday For LESA Board Vacancy

Interested applicants have a few more days to submit formal letters of interest for an open seat on the board after longtime member Julie Hill moved outside of the county.


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Brighton School District and Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Contract Accord

Brighton School District and Teachers' Union Reach Tentative Contract Accord

Pending ratification by both sides, the Brighton Area Schools' 300 teachers will get a 2% pay increase for the 2017-18 year. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Lane Shifts Begin Tonight, Ramp Closures To Follow Wednesday

US-23 Lane Shifts Begin Tonight, Ramp Closures To Follow Wednesday

The Michigan Department of Transportation says shifts and ramp closures are needed for reconstruction. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 14
Brighton Twp. Sewer Users Critical Over Their Interest Rate Vs. Local Church's

Brighton Twp. Sewer Users Critical Over Their Interest Rate Vs. Local Church's

Original users of the sewer system pay at a rate of 5.9%, while a local church will pay 5% on additional REUs. Read Full Article
 
Authorities Identify Spring Mill Pond Drowning Victim

Authorities Identify Spring Mill Pond Drowning Victim

18-year-old Caelond Travis Pearson of Lansing drowned at the Island Lake State Recreation Area Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Motorcyclist Critical Following Sunday Crash On Fenton Road

Motorcyclist Critical Following Sunday Crash On Fenton Road

A motorcyclist is hospitalized in critical condition following a crash Sunday night.
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57th Annual Howell Melon Festival This Weekend

57th Annual Howell Melon Festival This Weekend

The Howell Melon Festival returns to the downtown area this weekend.
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Lansing Man Drowns At Spring Mill Pond Sunday

Lansing Man Drowns At Spring Mill Pond Sunday

A Lansing man drowned at the Island Lake State Recreation Area over the weekend.

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Brighton Celebrates 150th Birthday With Block Party

Brighton Celebrates 150th Birthday With Block Party

The City of Brighton turned 150 this year, and the community celebrated with a block party on Main Street Sunday. Read Full Article
 
United Way's Annual Day of Caring Returns Wednesday

United Way's Annual Day of Caring Returns Wednesday

Livingston County United Way’s 16th annual Day of Caring will include approximately 1,450 volunteers performing over 130 community service projects. Read Full Article
 
Man Who Led High-Speed Chase On I-96 Rejects Plea Offer

Man Who Led High-Speed Chase On I-96 Rejects Plea Offer

Deron Wilson of Lansing refused to pull over for Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies before leading the chase east on I-96 to D-19. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, August 13
Local Lawmaker Says Mental Health Task Force Already Uncovering Barriers Residents Face

Local Lawmaker Says Mental Health Task Force Already Uncovering Barriers Residents Face

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chairs the task force, is optimistic that their efforts will address the hurdles residents are facing. Read Full Article
 
Grant Will Help Local Nonprofit Assist Senior Caregivers

Grant Will Help Local Nonprofit Assist Senior Caregivers

Livingston County Catholic Charities was recently awarded a 2-year grant of $90,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Read Full Article
 
Passion For Fashion Runway Show Next Weekend

Passion For Fashion Runway Show Next Weekend

Local designers of all ages will be featured as part of a new, fun runway fashion event in which the sky is said to be the limit for outfit creations. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 12
Road Commission Opposes Nexus Pipeline Project, Cites Bullying Tactics

Road Commission Opposes Nexus Pipeline Project, Cites Bullying Tactics

The Washtenaw County Road Commission is among those opposing the route of a yet-to-be approved pipeline.
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City Of Brighton Celebrates 150 Years Sunday With Block Party

City Of Brighton Celebrates 150 Years Sunday With Block Party

A bevy of activities, including a community block party, concert and laser light show are some of the festivities planned in Downtown Brighton Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel's Bill To Remove Vignettes From Ballots Signed Into Law

Vaupel's Bill To Remove Vignettes From Ballots Signed Into Law

A local lawmaker’s legislation to remove outdated political party icons from election ballots has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.
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New Administrative Assistant Needed To Help Hamburg Township Police

New Administrative Assistant Needed To Help Hamburg Township Police

Applications are being accepted and are due by 4pm on Friday, August 25. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 11
Appeals Court Affirms Decision In Local Right-To-Work Complaint

Appeals Court Affirms Decision In Local Right-To-Work Complaint

A state appeals court has affirmed a ruling in the case of a local bus driver who filed a right-to-work complaint.
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New Bicycles Donated To Livingston County Sheriff's Office

New Bicycles Donated To Livingston County Sheriff's Office

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was recently the recipient of two bicycles and says they’ll be put to good use.
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Weed Control Assessment Causes Rift On Fenton Township Lake

Weed Control Assessment Causes Rift On Fenton Township Lake

The Fenton Township Board of Trustees has heard from residents on Crane Lake about continuing to pay for weed control in the water. Read Full Article
 
Youth Care Specialist, Author, To Speak To Pinckney Community Schools Staff

Youth Care Specialist, Author, To Speak To Pinckney Community Schools Staff

Charlie Applestein has written three critically acclaimed books, including his latest, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid. Read Full Article
 
Calley Pushes Part-Time Legislature Plan Despite Opposition

Calley Pushes Part-Time Legislature Plan Despite Opposition

Michigan's Lt. Governor believes the change would align the state with 41 others that run state government in the same manner. Read Full Article
 
Charges Authorized In Theft Of More Than 30,000 Pills From Local Hospital

Charges Authorized In Theft Of More Than 30,000 Pills From Local Hospital

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy confirms that a warrant was issued for embezzlement of $100,000 or more against Kelly Leann Hodge. Read Full Article
 
New Iron Chef Champion Craig Myrand Serves Up Winning Dish

New Iron Chef Champion Craig Myrand Serves Up Winning Dish

The annual competition benefits Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Man Charged In Police Chase That Started In Pinckney

Man Charged In Police Chase That Started In Pinckney

24-year-old Justin Todd Thomas of Ypsilanti is charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting police and driving on a suspended license. Read Full Article
 
Milford Memories Summer Festival Starts Today

Milford Memories Summer Festival Starts Today

Milford Memories will take over the community this weekend.
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Thursday, August 10
Milford Man Heads To Trial In Death Of Infant Daughter

Milford Man Heads To Trial In Death Of Infant Daughter

26-year-old Keith Allen Brown was charged with involuntary manslaughter and 2nd degree child abuse following the death of his 6-month-old daughter. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Relay For Life Friday & Saturday

Livingston County Relay For Life Friday & Saturday

Livingston County's Relay for Life will feature special ceremonies, activities, education and a new vendor show this weekend. Read Full Article
 
Advanced Teen Driver Safety Training Course Offered

Advanced Teen Driver Safety Training Course Offered

A free course is being offered to local teens in an effort to teach young drivers advanced scenarios on the FT Techno test track in Fowlerville. Read Full Article
 
Westland Man Facing Additional Charges For Alleged Sexual Assault

Westland Man Facing Additional Charges For Alleged Sexual Assault

Andrew Arnett is accused of molesting several young boys at a birthday party in January. Read Full Article
 
Friends Of 11 Mile Road Park Looking For New Members

Friends Of 11 Mile Road Park Looking For New Members

The group is seeking people to help with the development of a 20.8 acre sports park on 11 Mile at Milford Road. Read Full Article
 
More Closures On US-23 Overnight & This Weekend

More Closures On US-23 Overnight & This Weekend

A total overnight closure is scheduled along southbound US-23 at 6 Mile Road so crews can set beams at the new bridge. Read Full Article
 
Fisherman Drowns In Bruin Lake

Fisherman Drowns In Bruin Lake

Police believe the man fell into the lake after his boat began taking on water. Read Full Article
 
Solar Eclipse Party Being Held At Hartland Cromaine Library

Solar Eclipse Party Being Held At Hartland Cromaine Library

The party begins at 2pm with the eclipse peaking around 2:20pm. Read Full Article
 
Suspect Arraigned After Foot Chase & Police Search Monday

Suspect Arraigned After Foot Chase & Police Search Monday

A suspect who fled from a local police post and led authorities on a chase has turned himself in.


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South Lyon Man Charged In Baseball Bat Attack

South Lyon Man Charged In Baseball Bat Attack

18-year-old Malachi Collins was arraigned Wednesday on one count of assault with intent to murder. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 9
Hune Emails Sought In Tesla Lawsuit

Hune Emails Sought In Tesla Lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed by electric car-maker Tesla and challenges the Michigan law requiring new car sales through a franchised dealership. Read Full Article
 
Fire Destroys Lyon Township Home

Fire Destroys Lyon Township Home

Witnesses say the home on Douglas Drive near 10 Mile Road caught fire around 4am. Read Full Article
 
Dexter Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Bond Issue

Dexter Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Bond Issue

The bond proposal passed Tuesday by a more than 2 - 1 margin. Read Full Article
 
Hartland High School Choir To Perform With Foreigner

Hartland High School Choir To Perform With Foreigner

The Hartland High School choir will be making a special guest appearance with Foreigner at DTE Energy Music Theater this Friday. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville School Teachers Still Without Contract

Fowlerville School Teachers Still Without Contract

The start of the school year is just around the corner, yet teachers at Fowlerville Community Schools are still without a contract. Read Full Article
 
Bergin Road Improvements Begin Today In Hartland Township

Bergin Road Improvements Begin Today In Hartland Township

Rehabilitation is expected to continue through next Friday, August 18th. Read Full Article
 
Couple Facing Charges After Stabbing Man With Box Cutter In Fenton Twp.

Couple Facing Charges After Stabbing Man With Box Cutter In Fenton Twp.

A stabbing incident in Fenton Township has led to charges being filed against an area woman and man. Read Full Article
 
New Trial Date Set In Human Trafficking Case

New Trial Date Set In Human Trafficking Case

The charges stem from an investigation by Michigan State Police who say they came across online ads for an escort service, involving Speed and at least three other girls. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 8
Police Search For Fleeing Suspect After He Requested Fingerprints

Police Search For Fleeing Suspect After He Requested Fingerprints

The suspect mentioned he had a suspended license, but fled after police noticed he arrived on a motorcycle. Read Full Article
 
Groundbreaking Held for New Downtown Development in Brighton

Groundbreaking Held for New Downtown Development in Brighton

A new development in Brighton - for which groundbreaking ceremonies were held today - will include two restaurants, offices and upscale apartments. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Woman Enters Plea To Embezzlement Charges

Pinckney Woman Enters Plea To Embezzlement Charges

53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced October 9th. Read Full Article
 
Commissioners Give Green-Light To New Central Dispatch Facility

Commissioners Give Green-Light To New Central Dispatch Facility

The estimated $5.2 million project cost will be fully funded through the Central Dispatch Fund. Read Full Article
 
Chelsea-Area Mom Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Teens

Chelsea-Area Mom Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Teens

38-year-old Brooke Lajiness of Lima Township learned her punishment on Monday in a Washtenaw County courtroom. Read Full Article
 
Northbound US-23 Ramp To 6 Mile Road Closes Today

Northbound US-23 Ramp To 6 Mile Road Closes Today

A freeway ramp closes for construction today in the Northfield Township/Whitmore Lake area.
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Fenton Council Seeks Approval To Amend Charter For Street Millage

Fenton Council Seeks Approval To Amend Charter For Street Millage

Fenton’s City Charter only allows residents to vote on a millage not to exceed three years, and city officials believe a more long-term millage is needed. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Hires New DPW Director From Nearby Community

Lyon Township Hires New DPW Director From Nearby Community

The Lyon Township Board met Monday night and hired Bob Martin to fill a newly created DPW director position.
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2nd Annual Bert Loomis Memorial Ride Set This Weekend

2nd Annual Bert Loomis Memorial Ride Set This Weekend

49-year-old Bert Loomis lost his life in August of 2015 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash. Read Full Article
 
Monday, August 7
Report: Hamburg Township & South Lyon Among Safest Cities

Report: Hamburg Township & South Lyon Among Safest Cities

Hamburg Township and South Lyon made the top 20 list of safest cities. Read Full Article
 
Fundraisers Next Week Will Support Arc Of Livingston Mission

Fundraisers Next Week Will Support Arc Of Livingston Mission

The Arc of Livingston’s best known client is Larry Prout Jr. of Marion Township, who stopped by WHMI Monday with his father to promote a pair of fundraisers. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Gears Up For Sesquicentennial Celebration

Brighton Gears Up For Sesquicentennial Celebration

The celebration will run from noon till 10:30pm and is free to the public. Read Full Article
 
Nonprofit Resale Store To Soon Begin Accepting Donations Directly

Nonprofit Resale Store To Soon Begin Accepting Donations Directly

The storefront for the LACASA Collection is located in the Crossroads Town Center on M-59 at Michigan Avenue in Howell Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township May Still Be In The Running For Foxconn Facility

Lyon Township May Still Be In The Running For Foxconn Facility

The news came as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder met Saturday with Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou during his trade mission to China. Read Full Article
 
Groundbreaking Set Tuesday For New Downtown Brighton Development

Groundbreaking Set Tuesday For New Downtown Brighton Development

The two new buildings will include two restaurants, office space and four high-end apartments. Read Full Article
 
New Display Joins Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit

New Display Joins Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit

The newest art piece on display as part of the Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit is Metropolis, created by the Nordin Brothers.
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Sidewalk Trip Hazards Being Removed Around City Of Howell

Sidewalk Trip Hazards Being Removed Around City Of Howell

The city is using a highly specialized method of horizontally saw cutting uneven sidewalk portions to remove trip hazards.
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Sunday, August 6
Runners Raise Funds And Remember Fallen Officer At Memorial 5.5K

Runners Raise Funds And Remember Fallen Officer At Memorial 5.5K

The race and family fun run recognizes first responders and pays tribute to Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. Read Full Article
 
Local Glass Artist Brings Her Craft To Brighton

Local Glass Artist Brings Her Craft To Brighton

Howell's Dawn Ceccacci is hosting a workshop as part of The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission's The Story of Us: Summer Performance Series. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, August 5
Area Superintendent Appointed To Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Area Superintendent Appointed To Early Childhood Investment Corporation

A longtime educator and administrator with local ties has been appointed to serve on a state board.
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Okemos Priest Accused Of Embezzlement Seeks $800K Seized By Police

Okemos Priest Accused Of Embezzlement Seeks $800K Seized By Police

The attorney for a priest accused of embezzling money from an Okemos church wants $800,000 seized by Michigan State Police released to his client.

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Community Gets Into Character For LibCon 2017

Community Gets Into Character For LibCon 2017

The mini comic-con is a collaborative event between three local libraries working to promote reading. Read Full Article
 
State Concludes Investigation Into Election Complaint By Hartland Activist

State Concludes Investigation Into Election Complaint By Hartland Activist

Hartland resident Wes Nakagiri filed several complaints against the district and board members in connection with the May 2nd Sinking Fund proposal. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber Of Commerce To Host New Business To Business Expo

Howell Chamber Of Commerce To Host New Business To Business Expo

Local businesses are encouraged to take part in a new Business to Business Expo coming to Howell in September. Read Full Article
 
Friday, August 4
Republicans & Democrats Dispute Reason For County's Record Low Jobless Rate

Republicans & Democrats Dispute Reason For County's Record Low Jobless Rate

Congressman Mike Bishop credited "efficient, conservative-led government” with the county having the lowest June unemployment rate in Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Five Have Now Filed to Run Write-In Campaign For South Lyon Mayor

Five Have Now Filed to Run Write-In Campaign For South Lyon Mayor

But there may still be others. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate isn’t until October 27th. Read Full Article
 
24-Hour Gym Moving To Oceola Township

24-Hour Gym Moving To Oceola Township

The 24 hour gym will be located next to the dentist office at M-59 and Eager Road. Read Full Article
 
Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

Howell DPS Director Erv Suida tells WHMI that samples taken Thursday morning came back, “well within the acceptable levels” Read Full Article
 
Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

Thompson Lake Beach Reopened

The beach at Howell City Park had to be closed Thursday afternoon due to elevated levels of E.Coli.

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Bagger Dave's In Brighton Closes

Bagger Dave's In Brighton Closes

The Bagger Dave's restaurant in downtown Brighton has closed its doors. Read Full Article
 
Crane, Gregory Streets In Howell To Undergo Improvements

Crane, Gregory Streets In Howell To Undergo Improvements

Work will be commencing on the 2017 Street Improvement Project this summer in the City of Howell. Read Full Article
 
Six Mile Road Closed Between Main Street & Nollar Road

Six Mile Road Closed Between Main Street & Nollar Road

A portion of Six Mile Road is closed until further notice in Northfield Township for culvert replacement.


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Free Business Advice Workshops Coming To Area Libraries

Free Business Advice Workshops Coming To Area Libraries

SCORE helps and mentors small business owners during the critical first few months of operations. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, August 3
Pinckney Woman Running Ultra-Marathon For Mexican Orphanage

Pinckney Woman Running Ultra-Marathon For Mexican Orphanage

Children's book author and illustrator Jane Monroe Donovan will run the 'Big Foot 200' in order to raise money for the Talita Cumi Children's Home. Read Full Article
 
Pipeline Opponents Share Stories Of Worker Misconduct & Construction Concerns

Pipeline Opponents Share Stories Of Worker Misconduct & Construction Concerns

Some homeowners say they've witnessed several violations during the project's construction and "crude" behavior by workers. Read Full Article
 
Public Meeting Set For Baker Road Improvement Project In Dexter

Public Meeting Set For Baker Road Improvement Project In Dexter

A public meeting is planned later this month in regard to two roundabouts that will be installed in the Dexter community.
Read Full Article
 
LESA Seeks School Supply Donations At "Stuff the Bus" Event

LESA Seeks School Supply Donations At "Stuff the Bus" Event

Community members can help fill an LESA bus with school supplies at the Howell Wal-Mart this Friday. Read Full Article
 
Restaurant Owner Arraigned For Alleged Assault; Past Employee Speaks Out

Restaurant Owner Arraigned For Alleged Assault; Past Employee Speaks Out

Restaurant owner Mike Bouffard is accused of physically assaulting an employee and has been arraigned on charges, prompting others to speak out. Read Full Article
 
Gleaners Gearing Up For 13th Annual Iron Chef Fundraiser

Gleaners Gearing Up For 13th Annual Iron Chef Fundraiser

Last year’s challenge set a record with 655 guests in attendance, but more importantly raised approximately $95,000, which equates to more than 280,000 meals. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township To Conduct Regional Traffic Study

Green Oak Township To Conduct Regional Traffic Study

The Board of Trustees is preparing for the traffic impact a proposed 916 new housing units will cause over the next several years. Read Full Article
 
5.5K Run Returns To Remember Fallen Officer And Celebrate First Responders

5.5K Run Returns To Remember Fallen Officer And Celebrate First Responders

The event at Hartland High School is held in memory of West Bloomfield Police Sergeant Patrick O'Rourke, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. Read Full Article
 
Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast In Brighton Saturday

Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast In Brighton Saturday

The Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast is among festivities planned for Brighton’s 150th Anniversary and the Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, August 2
Beam Placement Will Force US-23 Closure This Weekend

Beam Placement Will Force US-23 Closure This Weekend

There will be a total overnight closure along northbound US-23 at 6 Mile Road so crews can set beams at the new bridge. Read Full Article
 
LibCon 2017 Brings Pop Culture Fandom To Livingston County

LibCon 2017 Brings Pop Culture Fandom To Livingston County

See presentations and participate in activities surrounding popular themes from comic books, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and more from 4-8pm, Thursday. Read Full Article
 
School Undecided On Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court In Lawsuit

School Undecided On Appeal To U.S. Supreme Court In Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court is the final appeal option for a local religious school in its lawsuit against Genoa Township, although no decision has been made yet. Read Full Article
 
Picnic Gathering Will Honor & Thank Local Veterans

Picnic Gathering Will Honor & Thank Local Veterans

The Livingston County Veterans Appreciation Picnic will be held Saturday at the Brighton Recreation Area. Read Full Article
 
Organizer: Relay For Life Is Powerful Event, Important Mission

Organizer: Relay For Life Is Powerful Event, Important Mission

Funds from Relay for Life support the American Cancer Society’s mission of reducing the pain and suffering from cancer. Read Full Article
 
Testing Underway For County's New Voting Equipment

Testing Underway For County's New Voting Equipment

The equipment arrived Monday, will be tested throughout the week, and ready for pickup August 7th. Read Full Article
 
Concrete Patching Starts Today On Eastbound I-96 Near Latson Road

Concrete Patching Starts Today On Eastbound I-96 Near Latson Road

Concrete pavement patching begins today on I-96 in the Howell area and delays are likely the rest of the week. Read Full Article
 
Final Night For Rock The Block

Final Night For Rock The Block

Tonight is last opportunity to experience the live music and food samples from local restaurants for this year's event. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, August 1
South Lyon Man Facing Charges For Obstructing Police

South Lyon Man Facing Charges For Obstructing Police

A South Lyon teen was jailed following an assault and scuffle with law enforcement. Read Full Article
 
Final Informational Meeting Held Prior To Dexter Bond Proposal

Final Informational Meeting Held Prior To Dexter Bond Proposal

Monday night was the final chance for voters to address questions or concerns towards an upcoming $72 million bond proposal for Dexter Community Schools. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Quidditch Team Prepares For Magical Match

Hartland Quidditch Team Prepares For Magical Match

The Hartland Hippogriffs’ had their second practice Monday night and spent the time working on getting to know the game originated from the "Harry Potter" books. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Remains Incompetent To Stand Trial On Arson Charges

Milford Man Remains Incompetent To Stand Trial On Arson Charges

23-year-old Giovanni May told Milford officers he tried to set a postal truck on fire using a lighter fluid-soaked sock. Read Full Article
 
Consumer Protection Seminars Planned In August

Consumer Protection Seminars Planned In August

The seminars include six topics - Identity Theft; Phone, Mail & e-Scams; Online Safety; Investment Fraud; Home Repair and In-Home Care & Senior Residences. Read Full Article
 
Emagine Theater Officially Coming To Hartland Township

Emagine Theater Officially Coming To Hartland Township

Officials say a movie theatre project that involved a maze of plot twists has a successful ending in Hartland Township after all.
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Restaurant Owner Charged With Choking Employee

Restaurant Owner Charged With Choking Employee

42-year-old Mike Bouffard is charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for an incident on July 10th. Read Full Article
 
Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash Involving Semi At I-96 & Kensington Road

Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash Involving Semi At I-96 & Kensington Road

A crash in Brighton Township sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries Monday. Read Full Article
 
As Relay For Life Approaches, Cancer Caregiver Shares Her Story

As Relay For Life Approaches, Cancer Caregiver Shares Her Story

Michelle Rainbolt of Byron has been a caregiver and cheerleader to her husband after it was discovered he had a brain tumor. Read Full Article
 
House Mental Health Task Force Holds First Meeting In Howell

House Mental Health Task Force Holds First Meeting In Howell

The task force, co-chaired by Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township, gathered information from public safety and mental health outreach professionals. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 31
DPW Removing Old Pedestrian Crosswalks In Downtown Brighton

DPW Removing Old Pedestrian Crosswalks In Downtown Brighton

The in-ground pedestrian crossing lights on Main Street in downtown Brighton are coming out and work gets underway today. Read Full Article
 
Incumbents, Newcomers File For Fenton City Council

Incumbents, Newcomers File For Fenton City Council

Familiar candidates and some newcomers have emerged in the Fenton City Council race. Read Full Article
 
MSP Brighton Post Latest To Join Angel Program

MSP Brighton Post Latest To Join Angel Program

The Michigan State Police has joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program. Read Full Article
 
Green Financing Helps Solar Shine in Michigan

Green Financing Helps Solar Shine in Michigan

Michigan Saves, the state's green bank that helps connect interested customers with lenders and contractors, hit a major milestone this summer. Read Full Article
 
U.S. Supreme Court Final Option For School In Fight Against Genoa Township

U.S. Supreme Court Final Option For School In Fight Against Genoa Township

A petition for a rehearing was circulated to the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but no judge requested a vote to do so. Read Full Article
 
Cancer Survivor Shares Story Ahead Of Livingston County Relay For Life

Cancer Survivor Shares Story Ahead Of Livingston County Relay For Life

Cancer survivor Rick Wischer shares his battle and triumph over bladder cancer in the first of a three-part series. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Bridge Improvement Project Progressing

US-23 Bridge Improvement Project Progressing

Construction continues on a large bridge improvement project along US-23 in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Final Public Meeting Tonight On Dexter Bond Proposal

Final Public Meeting Tonight On Dexter Bond Proposal

The proposal, which seeks to raise funds to support renovation of district facilities, will come before voters next Tuesday, August 8th. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 30
Livingston County's June Jobless Rate 2.7% Lowest In State

Livingston County's June Jobless Rate 2.7% Lowest In State

Livingston County had the lowest June jobless rate in the state.
Read Full Article
 
Narcotics Stolen in Burglary at Brighton Walgreen Pharmacy

Narcotics Stolen in Burglary at Brighton Walgreen Pharmacy

Brighton Police are looking for three hooded suspects who broke into the Walgreen Pharmacy at 8720 W. Grand River early Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Awarded Federal Funds For Emergency Programs

Livingston County Awarded Federal Funds For Emergency Programs

Local agencies can submit requests for the funds through August 14th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 29
Local Organization Looks To Address Substance Use Stigmas

Local Organization Looks To Address Substance Use Stigmas

A training event and campaign from the Human Services Collaborative Body of Livingston County aims to change how disorders are viewed and discussed. Read Full Article
 
City Of Brighton & SEMCOG Promote "Walk.Bike.Drive.Safe" Campaign

City Of Brighton & SEMCOG Promote "Walk.Bike.Drive.Safe" Campaign

As the amount of people utilizing alternative modes of transportation continues to increase, the City of Brighton is partnering up on a safety campaign.
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Hearing Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Hearing Pushed Back For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Authorities allege Andrew Arnett of Westland had inappropriate contact with several boys under the age of 13 at a birthday party in January. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff Murphy To Be Locked Up For Charity

Sheriff Murphy To Be Locked Up For Charity

Sheriff Mike Murphy needs "bond" money to help out the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 28
State Dismisses Activist's Complaints Against Local School District

State Dismisses Activist's Complaints Against Local School District

Hartland resident Wes Nakagiri filed the complaints in connection with a Sinking Fund proposal in the Hartland Consolidated School district. Read Full Article
 
Financing Approved On Possible New Water Treatment Plants

Financing Approved On Possible New Water Treatment Plants

While the township sits over a major aquifer, treatment would be needed to remove iron, manganese, and other minerals from the water supply. Read Full Article
 
New Retail Center In Fenton Gets Early Approval

New Retail Center In Fenton Gets Early Approval

The nearly 20,000 square foot parcel off of Owen Road received a recommendation of preliminary site plan approval by the Planning Commission. Read Full Article
 
First House Mental Health Task Force Public Meeting To Be Held In Howell

First House Mental Health Task Force Public Meeting To Be Held In Howell

State Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will co-chair the meeting Monday morning at 10:30am at the Livingston County EMS Building. Read Full Article
 
Two File To Run As Write-In Candidates For South Lyon Mayor

Two File To Run As Write-In Candidates For South Lyon Mayor

Dan Pelchat (right) and Bill Powell (left) are each 34 years old, graduates of South Lyon High School and new to politics. Read Full Article
 
Former Auto Shop Employee Gets Jail For Secretly Photographing Women

Former Auto Shop Employee Gets Jail For Secretly Photographing Women

Authorities say Joshua David Porter hid a camera in the women's bathroom at Brighton Auto One, where he worked. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane Closures On US-23 Between M-14 and North Territorial Road

Weekend Lane Closures On US-23 Between M-14 and North Territorial Road

Area motorists should plan extra time if traveling on US-23 in Washtenaw County this weekend. Read Full Article
 
Investigation Underway In Death Of Prison Inmate

Investigation Underway In Death Of Prison Inmate

Rodriguez Montez Burks of Muskegon was serving a two to ten year sentence for fleeing and eluding officers in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
B-25 Bomber To Be Highlighted At Yankee Air Museum "Hangar Chat"

B-25 Bomber To Be Highlighted At Yankee Air Museum "Hangar Chat"

The community can watch flight operations from the Willow Run Hangar, discuss the historic aircraft with an expert historian, and even purchase a ride. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, July 27
Nobody Files To Run For South Lyon Mayor

Nobody Files To Run For South Lyon Mayor

Current Mayor John Galeas decided against running for a second two-year term, saying certain council members aren’t representing South Lyon in a responsible way. Read Full Article
 
Michigan Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal In Local Home Invasion Case

Michigan Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal In Local Home Invasion Case

Toursean Pressley is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence for his role in the 2015 Genoa Township home invasion. Read Full Article
 
Design Plans Coming In For Improvements To Howell Facades

Design Plans Coming In For Improvements To Howell Facades

Thanks to a state grant, First National Bank, Cobb-Hall Insurance, and the Uptown Coffeehouse building will all receive outside renovations. Read Full Article
 
Pitch Livingston To Offer Shark Tank-like Opportunity

Pitch Livingston To Offer Shark Tank-like Opportunity

Livingston County residents and business owners will have a chance to pitch their ideas to local experts and possibly win $5,000. Read Full Article
 
Committee Moving Forward With Resolution To Broadcast County Meetings

Committee Moving Forward With Resolution To Broadcast County Meetings

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners could start broadcasting meetings later this summer.
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Bubba Chang's Owner Gets Probation For Role In Baseball Bat Attack

Bubba Chang's Owner Gets Probation For Role In Baseball Bat Attack

47-year-old Jeremy Hamilton of Howell was sentenced for his role in an argument that escalated to an attack with a baseball bat. Read Full Article
 
Progress On Construction At 10 Mile & Napier

Progress On Construction At 10 Mile & Napier

Construction of a new roundabout in Lyon Township is being caught on camera. Read Full Article
 
Commemorate Local Soldiers Of The Past Going To War This Sunday

Commemorate Local Soldiers Of The Past Going To War This Sunday

The Howell Area Historical Society's Howell Goes to War event covers the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. Read Full Article
 
Local First Responders And Vehicles Blessed At Fenton Parish

Local First Responders And Vehicles Blessed At Fenton Parish

The benediction was given Sunday at the St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church by Father Gabriel Bilas. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 26
70-Home Hamburg Twp. Development Receives Preliminary Approval

70-Home Hamburg Twp. Development Receives Preliminary Approval

Regency Hills is proposed to offer many styles of affordable homes that will attract all kinds of buyers. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Adjourned For Man Charged In Fatal Oceola Crash

Hearing Adjourned For Man Charged In Fatal Oceola Crash

21-year-old Mathew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including 5 counts of second degree murder. Read Full Article
 
West Virginia Orders Partial Halt To Rover Pipeline Construction

West Virginia Orders Partial Halt To Rover Pipeline Construction

The state's Department of Environmental Protection ordered Rover Pipeline LLC to "immediately cease and desist any further land development activity." Read Full Article
 
Read Aloud Campaign Comes To Fowlerville Fair

Read Aloud Campaign Comes To Fowlerville Fair

Read Aloud, hosted by Great Start Livingston, was held today inside the Fowlerville Fair’s commercial building. Read Full Article
 
Donors Show Support At Fundraiser For Fallen Officers Memorial

Donors Show Support At Fundraiser For Fallen Officers Memorial

A fundraising campaign is underway for a proposed monument to honor Michigan's law enforcement officials killed in the line of duty. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Reviewing Recycle Livingston Lease

Howell City Council Reviewing Recycle Livingston Lease

The Howell City Council is examining a long standing lease agreement with Recycle Livingston after learning of possible plans to build on site. Read Full Article
 
Public Input Sought For MDOT's Five-Year Transportation Program

Public Input Sought For MDOT's Five-Year Transportation Program

Community members can offer their thoughts on the plan through August 25th via an online form. Read Full Article
 
Court Hearing Set This Morning For Fenton Man Charged In Fatal Crash

Court Hearing Set This Morning For Fenton Man Charged In Fatal Crash

21-year-old Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton is charged with 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, July 25
Brighton Mill Pond Upgrades Will Be Delayed Until Next Year

Brighton Mill Pond Upgrades Will Be Delayed Until Next Year

The Mill Pond improvement project in Brighton - which will likely involve removal of five healthy shade trees - will proceed, but will be delayed until next year. Read Full Article
 
County Expects Hefty Increase In Cost For Medical Examiner Services

County Expects Hefty Increase In Cost For Medical Examiner Services

Although the cost of ME services will be $120,000 more than the last contract, it is still less than what the county might have paid. Read Full Article
 
New Signs Next Phase of Milford Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

New Signs Next Phase of Milford Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

Milford Police have launched the next phase of a neighborhood traffic safety program in hopes of slowing speeds in residential areas. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Central Dispatch Seeks New Facility

Livingston County Central Dispatch Seeks New Facility

The new facility would be built on the same property where the current Central Dispatch building is located, with an estimated $5.1 million dollar project cost. Read Full Article
 
Trial Date Set In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Chase

Trial Date Set In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Chase

Former Fowlerville Officer Frederick Miller is being sued by the estate of a man who died after his motorcycle crashed into his vehicle during a high speed chase. Read Full Article
 
Trauma Support Group Graduates First Class In Brighton

Trauma Support Group Graduates First Class In Brighton

The first REBOOT Combat Recovery course in Michigan proved to be a successful effort as 22 graduates were recognized at 2/42 Community Church in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Community Sharing Pantry Re-Opens In New Duck Lake Center

Community Sharing Pantry Re-Opens In New Duck Lake Center

A busy food pantry and outreach center that serves the Milford and Highland Township communities has a new home.
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Monday, July 24
Trans Man From Howell Shares Story To Inspire Others

Trans Man From Howell Shares Story To Inspire Others

The path to be an openly trans male has been anything but easy for 21-year-old Jaimie Wilson, who grew up near Howell. Read Full Article
 
Iraq War Veteran Announces Run For 22nd State Senate Seat

Iraq War Veteran Announces Run For 22nd State Senate Seat

Howell-area attorney and Iraq War veteran Adam Dreher announced today that he plans to run for the Democratic nomination for the 22nd State Senate seat. Read Full Article
 
One Local Nonprofit Provides Major Financial Boost To Another

One Local Nonprofit Provides Major Financial Boost To Another

Special Ministries of Livingston County received a check Friday for $11,000 from the Livingston County chapter of 100 Women Who Care. Read Full Article
 
Federal Funding For County Drug Court Receives Three-Year Renewal

Federal Funding For County Drug Court Receives Three-Year Renewal

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration grant will provide almost a million dollars over the next three years. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Man Killed In Crash With Livonia Police Vehicle

Hartland Man Killed In Crash With Livonia Police Vehicle

Friends of the victim have identified him as Mike Gregory, who worked as a dock supervisor with the Salvation Army and also played drums with several groups. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Adopts Capital Improvement Plan

Brighton Township Adopts Capital Improvement Plan

The CIP serves as a planning tool and is used to earmark funds in order to address expenditures during the budget process. Read Full Article
 
Flex Route Project Along US-23 Corridor Halfway Done

Flex Route Project Along US-23 Corridor Halfway Done

Michigan’s first Flex Route construction project on US-23 is at the halfway mark.
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Local Women Sought To Help Set New Rosie The Riveter World Record

Local Women Sought To Help Set New Rosie The Riveter World Record

The Yankee Air Museum set the Guinness World Record in 2014 and 2015, and is looking to reclaim it with an event at Eastern Michigan University this year. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 23
Power Restored to Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee, Genesee Counties

Power Restored to Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee, Genesee Counties

The electricity is back on at 2,300 homes in portions of three counties where power went out overnight. Read Full Article
 
Traffic and Environmental Concerns Aired at Brighton City Council Meeting

Traffic and Environmental Concerns Aired at Brighton City Council Meeting

Concerns about traffic and the environment were aired at a recent Brighton City Council meeting regarding a planned assisted living facility. Read Full Article
 
Outage Affects Homes in Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee Counties

Outage Affects Homes in Parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee Counties

Residents in parts of Livingston, Shiawassee and Genesee counties were cast into darkness overnight when a flock of birds hit substation equipment in the Byron area. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Hall To Undergo HVAC Balancing

Howell City Hall To Undergo HVAC Balancing

Work is underway to address heating and cooling issues at Howell City Hall.
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Anti-Drug Coalition Raises Funds To Support Local Youth Initiatives

Anti-Drug Coalition Raises Funds To Support Local Youth Initiatives

The Livingston County Community Alliance will award mini-grants to youth-designed and implemented substance abuse prevention programs. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 22
Detroit Rock Radio Personality Bob Bauer Passes Away At 63

Detroit Rock Radio Personality Bob Bauer Passes Away At 63

A Livingston County man who rocked the Detroit airwaves for decades has passed away. Read Full Article
 
Driver Crashes Into Pond, Witnesses Pull Him Free

Driver Crashes Into Pond, Witnesses Pull Him Free

The driver suffered a medical event that caused him to lose control and leave the roadway, crashing his vehicle into a pond in Hartland Township Friday. Read Full Article
 
Completion Of West Grand River Project In Brighton Moved Back

Completion Of West Grand River Project In Brighton Moved Back

MDOT has extended the completion date of the Grand River Ave. project in Brighton to July 28th. Read Full Article
 
Township Working To Clarify Soliciting Ordinance

Township Working To Clarify Soliciting Ordinance

Their revised ordinance will define each, and clarify the process and permits required. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 21
New Speed Limits In Effect On Grand River In Howell

New Speed Limits In Effect On Grand River In Howell

New speed limits are in effect on portions of Grand River in the Howell area.
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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
 
LESA To Promote Reading Campaign At Fowlerville Fair

LESA To Promote Reading Campaign At Fowlerville Fair

The event is part of the organizations Read Aloud campaign, which aims to make reading aloud for 15 minutes a day the new parenting standard. Read Full Article
 
County Master Plan Update Given In Tyrone Township

County Master Plan Update Given In Tyrone Township

The new plan will be tailored to allow better referencing for the local governments within Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Hopes To Blanket Kids Entering Treatment With Kindness

Howell Man Hopes To Blanket Kids Entering Treatment With Kindness

Fleece & Thank You is holding an event on August 5th to make 5,000 blankets for children in pediatric wards across Michigan and northern Ohio. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Headed To Trial

Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Headed To Trial

The driver who hit Ambrose Sullivan while he was walking home from his job fled the scene without reporting the incident. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Approves Change In Funding SELCRA

Brighton Township Approves Change In Funding SELCRA

The municipality used to pay on a per-participant basis, but will now pay a flat annual fee of $150,000. Read Full Article
 
Coyote Reported In Hamburg Township

Coyote Reported In Hamburg Township

Local authorities are advising of a potential coyote sighting in Hamburg Township. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, July 18
Vietnam Veterans To Be Honored At Upcoming Ceremony in Fowlerville

Vietnam Veterans To Be Honored At Upcoming Ceremony in Fowlerville

Event organizers say the goal is to give long-overdue recognition to Vietnam War-era veterans and their families. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Paint Out Set This Weekend

Livingston Paint Out Set This Weekend

Artists will sign in from 8am-1pm on Saturday at the Howell Opera House and given a list of places they can create their art in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Agreement Secures Funding For "Prescription For Health" Program

Agreement Secures Funding For "Prescription For Health" Program

The program aims to decrease chronic disease by providing access to fruits and vegetables, along with education from health professionals. Read Full Article
 
Controversial Site Plan for Brighton Mill Pond Tabled by Planning Commission

Controversial Site Plan for Brighton Mill Pond Tabled by Planning Commission

Revisions will be considered for the plan which could have resulted in the destruction of four mature shade trees at Brighton's popular Mill Pond. Read Full Article
 
Teen Avoids Prison Time In Plot To Shoot Up Linden High School

Teen Avoids Prison Time In Plot To Shoot Up Linden High School

17-year-old Kody Brewer of Wolverine Lake was ordered Monday to a year in the county jail, but given credit for 340 days already served. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Fire Authority Needs Firefighters & Fire Marshal

Brighton Area Fire Authority Needs Firefighters & Fire Marshal

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is looking for individuals willing to serve their community as paid on call firefighters, with training provided. Read Full Article
 
Volunteer Registration Deadline Approaching For United Way Day of Caring

Volunteer Registration Deadline Approaching For United Way Day of Caring

The deadline to register as a volunteer for Livingston County's largest single day of community service is this Friday, July 21st. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 17
Lane Restrictions Start This Week On Clyde Road Overpass

Lane Restrictions Start This Week On Clyde Road Overpass

The Michigan Department of Transportation says repairs to the bridge over US-23 have required more work than was originally anticipated. Read Full Article
 
Former Owosso Priest Reaches Plea Agreement

Former Owosso Priest Reaches Plea Agreement

The Rev. David Ernest Fisher pleaded guilty last week to embezzlement. Read Full Article
 
Twilight In The Garden To Benefit LACASA Center Saturday

Twilight In The Garden To Benefit LACASA Center Saturday

A midsummer garden party this weekend will raise funds to benefit vulnerable children and adults from Livingston County.
Read Full Article
 
Peanut Row Alley And More Bike Racks Coming To Downton Howell

Peanut Row Alley And More Bike Racks Coming To Downton Howell

Improvements will ready for public consumption in late summer/early fall. Read Full Article
 
Report: Contamination Confined To Site Of Former Gas Plant

Report: Contamination Confined To Site Of Former Gas Plant

Contaminated groundwater was discovered at the site in Hartland Township two years ago, though latest reports indicate it has remain localized to the parcel. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Needed For Huron River Clean Up Day

Volunteers Needed For Huron River Clean Up Day

The yearly event helps prevent and control the flooding of Ore Lake by clearing areas where the water gets backed up. Read Full Article
 
Forums Set To Inform Community About Dexter Schools $72M Bond Proposal

Forums Set To Inform Community About Dexter Schools $72M Bond Proposal

The proposal seeks to maintain the current school debt millage rate of 8.5 mills by extending the rate five or so years before it begins to drop and taper off. Read Full Article
 
EMS To Partner Again With Local Hospital To Offer Student Clinical Experience

EMS To Partner Again With Local Hospital To Offer Student Clinical Experience

A contract between the entities ensures students taking EMT courses will be able to receive required experience in a hospital setting. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 16
Brighton Area Schools Improves Bond Rating

Brighton Area Schools Improves Bond Rating

Assistant Superintendent of Finance Maria Gistinger says the district’s bond rating is now just six steps from the top, Triple-A, called the “prime rate”. Read Full Article
 
State Rep. Lana Theis Officially Announces Senate Bid

State Rep. Lana Theis Officially Announces Senate Bid

Two-term Republican State Representative Lana Theis is looking to advance to the Senate in the 2018 election. Read Full Article
 
High School Students To Participate In Moot Court Program

High School Students To Participate In Moot Court Program

Local high school students will take place in a statewide judiciary event next week at the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Saturday, July 15
Fire Damages Grand View Inn Friday Night

Fire Damages Grand View Inn Friday Night

A fire resulted in significant damage to the Grand View Inn in Genoa Township Friday night.
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Construction of New South Lyon Hotel Nears Completion

Construction of New South Lyon Hotel Nears Completion

Hotel owners are hoping to reopen the historic building that burned down last summer by the end of August. Read Full Article
 
Group Protests Tree Removal For Brighton Millpond Renovation

Group Protests Tree Removal For Brighton Millpond Renovation

The group says the project would destroy several “heritage” trees. City officials say "misinformation" about the plans are being passed on. Read Full Article
 
Local Couple Wins $3K Scholarship For Duct Tape Prom Attire

Local Couple Wins $3K Scholarship For Duct Tape Prom Attire

Rozlin Opolka and Conner Hawry of Fowlerville took 3rd place in the national contest by creating a steampunk-themed dress and tuxedo out of duct tape. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Twp. Man Charged For Unlawfully Keeping Chickens On His Property

Fenton Twp. Man Charged For Unlawfully Keeping Chickens On His Property

An attorney for the township says the man's property is not zoned to allow for farm animals, therefore violating the zoning ordinance. Read Full Article
 
Dexter Doctor Appointed To Advisory Council

Dexter Doctor Appointed To Advisory Council

Governor Snyder recently announced the appointment of Dr. Michael McKee to the advisory council this week. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 14
Pinckney Woman Granted Release From Jail For Infant Son's Funeral

Pinckney Woman Granted Release From Jail For Infant Son's Funeral

A Pinckney woman facing child abuse charges was granted release from jail today to attend the funeral of her infant son.
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Fallen WWI Soldiers Honored at Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Howell

Fallen WWI Soldiers Honored at Wreath-Laying Ceremony in Howell

The event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Dairy Queen To Be Razed, Rebuilt

Hartland Township Dairy Queen To Be Razed, Rebuilt

The new building will be located in the same spot, and consist of an 11,200 square foot multi-tenant building. Read Full Article
 
"Passion For Fashion" New Summer Runway Event

"Passion For Fashion" New Summer Runway Event

Local designers of all ages are sought for a new fun runway fashion event in which the sky is said to be the limit for outfit creations.
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Event Seeks To Raise Funds For Construction Of Fallen Officers Memorial

Event Seeks To Raise Funds For Construction Of Fallen Officers Memorial

Efforts are underway to help fund the monument, which would list the names of every law enforcement official in the state that lost their lives in the line of duty. Read Full Article
 
Flint Congressman To Speak At Pair Of Weekend Events in 8th District

Flint Congressman To Speak At Pair Of Weekend Events in 8th District

Democrat Dan Kildee will speak about health care reform in Howell on Saturday and at a town hall session in Orion Township Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Blessing Of The Ground For New Habitat For Humanity House In Howell

Blessing Of The Ground For New Habitat For Humanity House In Howell

Officials and community members held a groundbreaking and blessing of the lot where Becky Gremore's new home will be constructed. Read Full Article
 
Credit Card Skimmer Found At Local Gas Station

Credit Card Skimmer Found At Local Gas Station

The skimmer was found Thursday morning at the BP gas station on East Main Street in Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Milford Woman Enters Plea In Credit Card Theft

Milford Woman Enters Plea In Credit Card Theft

20-year-old Avery Snyder was arrested May 18th after police found receipts in her car from purchases made with a stolen credit card at Meijer in Hartland. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, July 13
Lightning Strikes Lyon Township Home, No Injuries Reported

Lightning Strikes Lyon Township Home, No Injuries Reported

A reported structure fire in Lyon Township was caused by a lightning strike this morning.
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Putnam Township Looks To Establish "Green Infrastructure"

Putnam Township Looks To Establish "Green Infrastructure"

Community members and township officials collaborated at a workshop Wednesday to create a map that will help preserve natural spaces and resources. Read Full Article
 
Preliminary Site Plan For 70 Homes In Hamburg Township Reccommended For Approval

Preliminary Site Plan For 70 Homes In Hamburg Township Reccommended For Approval

Regency Village is proposed to be built on a 52 acre parcel off of M-36. Read Full Article
 
Big Brother/Big Sisters Online & Text Fundraiser Underway

Big Brother/Big Sisters Online & Text Fundraiser Underway

Officials say the goal is reachable if everyone donates just $5 Read Full Article
 
Work Begins On Hamburg Road, With Several Other Roads To Follow

Work Begins On Hamburg Road, With Several Other Roads To Follow

Road improvements to Hamburg Road will continue through July, with work expected for Cordley and Rush Lake and Kress Road later this year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Board of Education OKs Contract for Police Liaison Officer

Brighton Board of Education OKs Contract for Police Liaison Officer

The Brighton Board of Education has approved a 3-year contract with the Brighton Police Dept. to provide police liaison services for the school district. Read Full Article
 
Mixed Use Development With Parking Gains Rezoning Recommendation In Milford

Mixed Use Development With Parking Gains Rezoning Recommendation In Milford

The development will add 103 new public parking spaces, 16 condos and additional commercial space to downtown Milford. Read Full Article
 
Michigan Philharmonic To Perfrom At Kensington Metropark Saturday

Michigan Philharmonic To Perfrom At Kensington Metropark Saturday

A symphony for the senses is planned this weekend at Kensington Metropark. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 12
Fenton Man Held Without Bond In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

Fenton Man Held Without Bond In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

Matthew Jordan Carrier of Fenton openly cried as he was arraigned this morning on 19 counts, including five counts each of second-degree murder. Read Full Article
 
Authorities Locate Missing Cohoctah Woman

Authorities Locate Missing Cohoctah Woman

53-year-old Julia Bolter of Cohoctah Township was found safe out of state and is said to have left voluntarily. Read Full Article
 
Lucy Road Parkland Exchange With DNR Looks Favorable For Howell City

Lucy Road Parkland Exchange With DNR Looks Favorable For Howell City

A long standing grant issue between the City of Howell and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources appears close to a resolution.
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Brighton Township To Host Large Item Disposal Saturday

Brighton Township To Host Large Item Disposal Saturday

“Large Item Drop-Off Day” will take place at the Brighton Township Fire Hall on Old US 23 at Hyne Road between 8:30am and 12:30pm. Read Full Article
 
Closures On US-23 At Silver Lake Road This Week

Closures On US-23 At Silver Lake Road This Week

Lane and ramp closures will greet motorists on US-23 in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning of Former Softball Complex Site Opens Door For New Opportunities

Rezoning of Former Softball Complex Site Opens Door For New Opportunities

75 acres of the parcel have been rezoned to Light Industrial, and a potential buyer plans to meet with Hartland Township staff next week. Read Full Article
 
Health Department Reports STD's On The Rise In Livingston County

Health Department Reports STD's On The Rise In Livingston County

This is the second straight year Livingston County has seen a rise in all three nationally reported STD's. Read Full Article
 
Charges Filed In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

Charges Filed In Fatal Oceola Township Crash

The charges arise out of a traffic crash at M-59 and Argentine Road on May 9th that resulted in the deaths of five individuals and serious injury to two others. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, July 11
Police Seek Whereabouts Of Cohoctah Woman Missing Since Last Week

Police Seek Whereabouts Of Cohoctah Woman Missing Since Last Week

53-year-old Julia Bolter was last seen on Friday at about noon as she left for work at Tribar Manufacturing in Howell. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Council Votes Against Kivell Suspension

South Lyon Council Votes Against Kivell Suspension

Council members traded personal jabs and insults leading up to a vote on suspending Councilman Glenn Kivell for his involvement in a conflict of interest case. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools & BAS Hourly Workers Reach Agreement

Brighton Area Schools & BAS Hourly Workers Reach Agreement

Brighton Area Schools' hourly employees will receive a 2% wage hike if a contract re-opener is ratified. Read Full Article
 
Case Dismissed Against Ohio Woman Charged in Local Credit Card Thefts

Case Dismissed Against Ohio Woman Charged in Local Credit Card Thefts

Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says the case has been dismissed without prejudice to allow for some additional investigation by police. Read Full Article
 
Attorney Calls On Prosecutor To Speak Out Or Act On Brennan Investigation

Attorney Calls On Prosecutor To Speak Out Or Act On Brennan Investigation

Tom Kizer points to what he called “criminal behavior and ethical breaches” by Judge Theresa Brennan during her divorce proceedings in February. Read Full Article
 
Paving On D-19, Brighton & Spencer Roads Progressing

Paving On D-19, Brighton & Spencer Roads Progressing

Construction projects are progressing in the Brighton and Howell areas.

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Grant Agreement to Develop Fillmore County Park Making Its Way To Final Approval

Grant Agreement to Develop Fillmore County Park Making Its Way To Final Approval

A Livingston County subcommittee has approved the agreement and the project's budget, sending it forward to the county's Finance Committee. Read Full Article
 
Monday, July 10
National Security Expert Joins Race To Unseat Bishop

National Security Expert Joins Race To Unseat Bishop

Elissa Slotkin of Holly is a former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense who worked for both the Bush and Obama administrations. Read Full Article
 
Proposed Project Calls For Retail, Condos & Parking Deck In Downtown Milford

Proposed Project Calls For Retail, Condos & Parking Deck In Downtown Milford

A new development is in the works in downtown Milford and a public hearing on a proposed rezoning is planned this week.
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Milford Woman Charged In Livonia Store Robbery

Milford Woman Charged In Livonia Store Robbery

35 year old Molly Tourangeau of Milford was arrested July 5th after an incident at a Hallmark store in Livonia. Read Full Article
 
Saturday Event To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

Saturday Event To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

The event, hosted by The Key Project, will be held at the Proper Cup in Genoa Township this Saturday, July 15th, from 6 to 9pm. Read Full Article
 
Ceremony To Honor Livingston County World War I Vets

Ceremony To Honor Livingston County World War I Vets

The event will take place at the WWI Honor Roll plaque located at the northwest corner of the county courthouse on July 14th. Read Full Article
 
Anniversary & Groundbreaking Set This Week For Habitat For Humanity

Anniversary & Groundbreaking Set This Week For Habitat For Humanity

As Habitat for Humanity marks 25 years in the community, it’s also celebrating the start of a new Habitat house. Read Full Article
 
Potential Lake Contamination In Fenton Township

Potential Lake Contamination In Fenton Township

A letter from the DEQ notes that discolored water from the farm has discharged over a curb onto Lakeview Park Drive and then into Byram Lake. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, July 9
Paid Parking in Downtown Brighton Discussed at Council Meeting

Paid Parking in Downtown Brighton Discussed at Council Meeting

Should the public be required to pay to park in downtown Brighton? That issue was discussed at the July 6 City Council meeting. Read Full Article
 
Three Fenton Township Teens Charged In Home Invasions, Vehicle Larcenies

Three Fenton Township Teens Charged In Home Invasions, Vehicle Larcenies

Charges have been authorized against three teens in connection with home invasions and vehicle thefts in Fenton Township.
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Brighton City Police To Host "Coffee With A Cop"

Brighton City Police To Host "Coffee With A Cop"

The public is invited to attend a Coffee with a Cop event by the Brighton City Police Department. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, July 8
Rogers To Retire As Howell Area Park & Rec Authority Director

Rogers To Retire As Howell Area Park & Rec Authority Director

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Director Paul Rogers is retiring.


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Fenton Man Arrested For 10th Drunk Driving After Crash

Fenton Man Arrested For 10th Drunk Driving After Crash

A Fenton man has been arrested for the tenth time for drunk driving.

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Michigan High School Robotics Team Takes 8th Place at International Competition

Michigan High School Robotics Team Takes 8th Place at International Competition

The Stockbridge High School students beat out 32 other teams at the June competition in Long Beach, California. Read Full Article
 
New Tornado Sirens To Be Installed In City Of Howell

New Tornado Sirens To Be Installed In City Of Howell

Two tornado sirens are being replaced that were installed decades ago in the City of Howell.

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City Of Brighton Evaluating Summer Turf Maintenance & Snow Removal

City Of Brighton Evaluating Summer Turf Maintenance & Snow Removal

Brighton City Council and staff are exploring ways to save time and money while increasing efficiencies when it comes to turf maintenance and snow removal. Read Full Article
 
Friday, July 7
Improved Traffic Safety and Flow from Brighton Grand River Project

Improved Traffic Safety and Flow from Brighton Grand River Project

Elimination of the traffic islands on Grand River at Cross Street has improved traffic flow and safety for motorists. Read Full Article
 
County Commissioner From Fenton Arraigned On Misdemeanor Charges

County Commissioner From Fenton Arraigned On Misdemeanor Charges

The charges were filed after an incident in which Drew Shapiro is accused of yelling ethnic slurs from his pontoon boat on Silver Lake to an unidentified individual on shore. Read Full Article
 
Chemung Hills Golf Course To See Improvements To Landscaping, Parking

Chemung Hills Golf Course To See Improvements To Landscaping, Parking

The Oceola Board of Trustees committed to giving the golf course some quality-of-life improvements. Read Full Article
 
MDOT Announces Closures Associated With Bridge Repairs Along US-23

MDOT Announces Closures Associated With Bridge Repairs Along US-23

Work is progressing on a bridge improvement project along US-23 in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Roundabout Installation Project Underway

Roundabout Installation Project Underway

The Road Commission for Oakland County is installing a roundabout at the intersection while also reconstructing about 2,500 feet of 10 Mile Road. Read Full Article
 
"Ribs On The River" To Honor The Late Ron Savage In Milford Saturday

"Ribs On The River" To Honor The Late Ron Savage In Milford Saturday

A new competitive barbecue event in Milford’s Central Park this weekend will honor the late Ron Savage. Read Full Article
 
New Assisted Living Facility Approved in Brighton

New Assisted Living Facility Approved in Brighton

The facility will be constructed on the northwest corner of the intersection of Rickett Road and Oak Ridge Drive, on the city’s far south side. Read Full Article
 
State Representative Jim Runestad Seeks State Senate Seat

State Representative Jim Runestad Seeks State Senate Seat

State Representative Jim Runestad of Milford has announced his bid for higher office.

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Thursday, July 6
Protest Rally Planned As Pipeline Construction Continues

Protest Rally Planned As Pipeline Construction Continues

Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline is organizing the rally, which is specifically protesting a change in the pipeline route. Read Full Article
 
County's Chief Information Officer Leads Efforts To Fight Ransomware

County's Chief Information Officer Leads Efforts To Fight Ransomware

Livingston County Chief Information Officer Rich Malewicz was recently featured in an article on the website CIO Insight. Read Full Article
 
Construction Starts Today On Island Lake Road Between Dexter-Pinckney & Wylie Roads

Construction Starts Today On Island Lake Road Between Dexter-Pinckney & Wylie Roads

A two-day improvement project on Island Lake Road kicks off today in Dexter Township.
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US-23 To Close In Both Directions At North Territorial This Weekend

US-23 To Close In Both Directions At North Territorial This Weekend

Traffic delays are anticipated with weekend bridge demolition that will shut down both directions of US-23 at North Territorial Road. Read Full Article
 
County Settles Federal Suit Over Inmate Mail At Jail

County Settles Federal Suit Over Inmate Mail At Jail

The suit was filed over the jail's refusal to distribute a journal titled Prison Legal News. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township To Issue Bonds For New Police, Fire, Community Buildings

Green Oak Township To Issue Bonds For New Police, Fire, Community Buildings

The Board of Trustees is hopeful to break ground on the $13-15 million project this fall. Read Full Article
 
Homeowner At Odds With City Of Brighton Passes Away At 91

Homeowner At Odds With City Of Brighton Passes Away At 91

An elderly Northville man locked in legal battles with the City of Brighton for years has passed away. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, July 5
ATV Crash Injures Three In Handy Township

ATV Crash Injures Three In Handy Township

Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nicholson Road south of Van Buren Road at about 6:30 Tuesday evening. Read Full Article
 
Golfers Gave Feedback, Ideas, To Help Save Local Course

Golfers Gave Feedback, Ideas, To Help Save Local Course

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority held a public meeting to gather ideas regarding the Hudson Mills Metropark golf course. Read Full Article
 
Southeast Elementary Third Grade Students Help Keep Howell City Park Clean

Southeast Elementary Third Grade Students Help Keep Howell City Park Clean

Visitors will receive an informational brochure while at Howell City Park this summer, thanks to some local students.

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5th Annual Taste of Brighton Festival Approaching

5th Annual Taste of Brighton Festival Approaching

A Taste of Brighton highlights what downtown Brighton has to offer and will take place on Main Street July 14th and 15th. Read Full Article
 
Committee Reviews Options To Broadcast County Commission Meetings

Committee Reviews Options To Broadcast County Commission Meetings

A committee continues to review options to possibly broadcast meetings of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
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Trial Date Set Five Years After Lawsuit Filed Against Local District

Trial Date Set Five Years After Lawsuit Filed Against Local District

Tracey Sahouri sued the Hartland Consolidated School district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act. Read Full Article
 
Final Day Of Online Voting For Fowlerville Couple In Tape Costume Contest

Final Day Of Online Voting For Fowlerville Couple In Tape Costume Contest

The couple is in a contest giving away $10,000 in cash scholarships to those who make the best prom wear out of duct tape. Read Full Article
 
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.
Read Full Article
 
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.
Read Full Article
 
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.
Read Full Article
 
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.
Read Full Article
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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.
Read Full Article
 
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
 
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
 
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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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
 
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