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Sunday, June 25
LACASA's Garden Tour Weekend Returns In July

LACASA's Garden Tour Weekend Returns In July

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

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

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

Scrap Tire Collection In July For Livingston County Residents

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

Portions of Brighton Experience Power Outage

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

Former Auto Shop Worker Admits To Secretly Photographing Women in Bathroom

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

Public Encouraged To Cast Final Votes In Howell Art Project

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

Turnin 2 Property Rezoned, Deadline Set To Clear Remaining Materials

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

Pinckney Camp CEO Named "Entrepreneur of the Year"

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

Brighton Realtor Reappointed To State Board

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

Trucks Crash Head-On Thursday, Drivers Hospitalized

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

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Report: Lyon Township Out Of Running For Foxconn Facility

Report: Lyon Township Out Of Running For Foxconn Facility

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

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

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

Vaupel Bill Provides Support In Spina Bifida Cases

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

While Proposed Theater's Future Unclear, Modified Layout Approved

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

Huron Clinton Metroparks Director On Paid Leave

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

Marion Township Officials To Receive Salary Increase

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

Sign Repairs & Construction To Bring Lane Closures On Grand River

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

Good News & Bad News For US-23 Commuters

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

Putnam Township Board Of Trustees Approves 2017-18 Budget

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

Brighton Family On Back Half Of Fundraising Bike Trip Across Michigan

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

Sheriff's Video Shut Down Party Before It Even Started

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

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

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

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Vehicle Benefit To Help Hamburg Historical Museum

Vehicle Benefit To Help Hamburg Historical Museum

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

Fatal Crash Kills Ypsilanti Man, Injures South Lyon Teen

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

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

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

Fowlerville Man Charged in Fatal Hit And Run Arraigned

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

Long Time Fenton Civil Servant Passes Away

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

Resale Store With A Mission Celebrates Grand Opening

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

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

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

Highland Fire Chief Says Recent Fires Not Due To Serial Arsonist

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

Weekend Lane Closure On Southbound US-23, Delays Likely

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

Pinckney Man Who Drove Drunk To Pick Up Kids Sentenced

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

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

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

Project Moving Forward To Improve Downtown Brighton Pedestrian Safety

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

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

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

School Resource Officer Returns To Howell Schools

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

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

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

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

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

School Officials Say Three Fires Transition Plan Moving Forward Smoothly

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

Genoa Township Board Questions Participation In SPARK

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

Howell's Weatherly Named Mr. Baseball

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

Fowlerville Couple In Online Duct Tape Contest For Prom Creations

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

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Shiawassee Man Charged After Assaulting Conservation Officers

Shiawassee Man Charged After Assaulting Conservation Officers

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

Northfield Township Prepares New Budget For Approval

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

Submissions Sought For Photography Exhibit In Hyne Alley This Summer

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

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Grand Opening Of Love Inc. Resale Store Wednesday

Grand Opening Of Love Inc. Resale Store Wednesday

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

Fenton Twp. Boating Accident Could Lead To Charges

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

Howell Art Project Returns, Public Voting Underway

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

Highland Man Pleads To Church Break-In

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

Brighton School Board Expected to Approve Top Candidate for Orchestra Program

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

Brighton City Police to Get New Video Surveillance System

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

Grand River Construction Mostly Complete, Signage Going Up Along Corridor

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

Graves Among Legislators Investigating Lax Child Abuse Monitoring

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

Warrant Issued For Local Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run

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

D-19 Construction Ready To Roll Monday

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

Services Set For Howell Woman Killed In Crash

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

Putnam Township Planning Commission Finishes Master Plan Review

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

Local Middle School Student Wins National Rubber Band Contest

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

Howell Woman Killed In Northern Michigan Crash

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

More Construction To Impact Motorists In Brighton Area

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

Pinckney Community Schools To Layoff Three Teachers

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

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

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

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Plans Approved for Construction of Two New Downtown Brighton Buildings

Plans Approved for Construction of Two New Downtown Brighton Buildings

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

No Charges To Be Filed Against South Lyon Councilman

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

Hamburg Township Woman In Court Over Island Shore Drive Again

A Hamburg Township woman involved in a long legal battle over the use of Island Shore Drive is in trouble with the law again, for the same reason.
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Howell Historical Society To Host Open House At Train Depot Museum

Howell Historical Society To Host Open House At Train Depot Museum

Saturday's event will include new WWI exhibits and a presentation from author and former "Trains" editor Kevin Keefe. Read Full Article
 
Brighton to End 16-17 Fiscal Year with Healthy Fund Balance

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

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

Brighton Man Wins Fantasy 5 Lottery Jackpot

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

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

The 8th District Republican says, “people have to be able to disagree with each other without being angry and violent" or "our Democracy won't survive." Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Event Seeks To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

Upcoming Event Seeks To Educate Community About Human Trafficking

The event, hosted by The Key Project, will be held at the Proper Cup in Brighton on Saturday, July 15th, from 6 to 9pm. 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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July Forums Set To Inform Community About Dexter Schools $72M Bond Proposal

July 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
 
Wednesday, June 14
Bishop Among Those At Congressional Practice When Gunman Opens Fire

Bishop Among Those At Congressional Practice When Gunman Opens Fire

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

County Finance Committee Recommends Denial Of Theater Tax District

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

Fowlerville Man Heading To Trial In Fatal Crash

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

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

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

Dance Project and Community Alliance Partner To Prevent Substance Abuse

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

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

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

Brighton Honda Warns Community About Panhandling Scam

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

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

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

Northfield Township Selects New Township Manager

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

Investigation Continues Into Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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

Water & Sewer Rates Going Up In City of Howell

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

Hutchings Elementary Hosts School Garden Dedication Ceremony

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

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

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

Fire Destroys Large Putnam Township Home

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

County Committee Fails To Recommend Tax Break For Hartland Movie Theater

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

Brighton Schools Works On Employee Contracts As Fund Balance Increases

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

Tips Offered At Arts Alliance Grant Writing Workshop

The free class, held at the Howell Opera House Wednesday, will answer questions on the grant writing process and basics. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 12
Highland Officials Tamp Down Arson Theories Surrounding Recent Fires

Highland Officials Tamp Down Arson Theories Surrounding Recent Fires

Online theories about a serial arsonist in Highland Township are being debunked by local officials. Read Full Article
 
Former Unadilla Woman's Trial Set In Alleged Underage Prostitution Ring

Former Unadilla Woman's Trial Set In Alleged Underage Prostitution Ring

41-year-old Amber Speed, a former Unadilla Township resident, is facing a variety of charges, including minor sex trafficking, prostitution/pandering. Read Full Article
 
Campaign Continues To Transform Peanut Row Alley Into Outdoor Art Gallery, Pedestrian Plaza

Campaign Continues To Transform Peanut Row Alley Into Outdoor Art Gallery, Pedestrian Plaza

A crowdfunding campaign continues to help turn one Howell alley into a relaxing, improved destination.

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Golfers Plan Marathon Outing In Fight Against Childhood Brain Cancer

Golfers Plan Marathon Outing In Fight Against Childhood Brain Cancer

The Rush Lake Hills golf course is hosting the fundraiser in honor of the Chad Tough Foundation. Read Full Article
 
D-19 Construction Starts Next Monday

D-19 Construction Starts Next Monday

The next leg of a road improvement project on D-19 in Marion Township will be starting up as soon as school lets out.
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Lights Intentionally Blind Pilot, Sheriff's Office Seeking Information

Lights Intentionally Blind Pilot, Sheriff's Office Seeking Information

Local authorities have reason to believe someone intentionally shined a light at an aircraft, blinding the pilot.
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Hartland Chamber Hosts First Annual Polo Classic

Hartland Chamber Hosts First Annual Polo Classic

Polo players from across the area gathered in Hartland Saturday to take part in a fundraising match at the Detroit Polo Club. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Woman Sentenced For Escape Attempt Into Brighton Mill Pond

South Lyon Woman Sentenced For Escape Attempt Into Brighton Mill Pond

Lisa Finlayson, already serving time, received a consecutive sentence for attempting to escape police custody by jumping into the Brighton Mill Pond. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 11
Boil Water Advisory Removed on M-36 in Hamburg Twp.

Boil Water Advisory Removed on M-36 in Hamburg Twp.

The boil water advisory issued to Livingston Community Water Authority users along M-36 in Hamburg Twp. has been lifted. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Optimist Club Holds Successful Fishing Derby for Kids

Brighton Optimist Club Holds Successful Fishing Derby for Kids

Kids of all ages had fun Saturday at the 31st annual Brighton Optimist Club Fishing Derby for Kids. Read Full Article
 
Oak Grove Road To Close At Railroad Crossing For Repairs Next Week

Oak Grove Road To Close At Railroad Crossing For Repairs Next Week

Repairs to a railroad crossing will result in a closure on Oak Grove Road in Cohoctah Township next week.

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One Suspect In Local Credit Card Thefts Arraigned, Other Remains At Large

One Suspect In Local Credit Card Thefts Arraigned, Other Remains At Large

Arraignment has been held for one of two Ohio women charged with stealing credit cards from several Livingston County healthcare facilities. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 10
South Lyon Man Killed, Milford Residents Injured After Being Struck By Truck In Detroit

South Lyon Man Killed, Milford Residents Injured After Being Struck By Truck In Detroit

An Inkster man is facing multiple charges after a deadly crash in Detroit that left a South Lyon man dead and two Milford residents injured. Read Full Article
 
Investigation, Due Diligence Continues On Lyon Township Water Project

Investigation, Due Diligence Continues On Lyon Township Water Project

The investigation phase is moving along with a project to construct a new water treatment system in Lyon Township. Read Full Article
 
DIA Art Talk Coming To Downtown Brighton

DIA Art Talk Coming To Downtown Brighton

A representative from the museum will discuss a portrait by Amadeo Modigliano. An open-mic opportunity will follow. Read Full Article
 
Public Hearing Set for Northfield Township Budget

Public Hearing Set for Northfield Township Budget

The hearing will take place at 7pm next Tuesday at the township hall, in Whitmore Lake. Read Full Article
 
Howell Middle School Students Complete Salmon In The Classroom Project

Howell Middle School Students Complete Salmon In The Classroom Project

Kristie Hannon's 8th Grade science students celebrated the completion of the program by releasing the young salmon into a tributary of the Great Lakes. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 9
Brighton Mother Leading Effort To Create Down Syndrome Resource Center

Brighton Mother Leading Effort To Create Down Syndrome Resource Center

Lisa Kocab is a mother of five boys, including 6-year-old P.J., who has Down syndrome. Read Full Article
 
Howell Fire Academy Celebrates 13 Graduates

Howell Fire Academy Celebrates 13 Graduates

The 4th graduating class had students from four different school districts participating in the program. Read Full Article
 
Grand River Paving Almost Done In Brighton

Grand River Paving Almost Done In Brighton

Paving on Grand River in the City of Brighton is nearing completion. Read Full Article
 
K9 Heroes To Be Laid To Rest In Michigan War Dog Memorial

K9 Heroes To Be Laid To Rest In Michigan War Dog Memorial

Two K9 heroes will be laid to rest with full military honors this weekend and next at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon Township.
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Pink Partiers Raise Funds & Celebrate Hope At Annual Soiree

Pink Partiers Raise Funds & Celebrate Hope At Annual Soiree

Community members gathered in Downtown Howell Thursday night to "fight fear with fun" at the 9th annual Pink Party to benefit breast cancer research. Read Full Article
 
Lee Road Roundabout & Fieldcrest Repairs Start Sunday Night

Lee Road Roundabout & Fieldcrest Repairs Start Sunday Night

A much needed construction project is planned at the roundabouts in Green Oak Township starting Sunday night.
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Drivers Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash On Grand River

Drivers Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash On Grand River

Drugs and speed are believed to be factors in a crash that happened Thursday morning in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Stolen Motorcycles Recovered, Detectives Identify Persons Of Interest

Stolen Motorcycles Recovered, Detectives Identify Persons Of Interest

Three motorcycles stolen from a local business have been recovered and persons of interest identified.


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Appeal To Be Heard In Case Against Former Howell Business Owner

Appeal To Be Heard In Case Against Former Howell Business Owner

52-year-old David Price III, owner of the now-closed Hog Wild BBQ in Howell, was charged in two separate cases last year with various counts of criminal sexual conduct. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 8
New Leak In Hamburg Water Main Forces Shutoff

New Leak In Hamburg Water Main Forces Shutoff

Because the water has again been shut off, officials have had to extend the precautionary boil water advisory by an additional 24 hours. Read Full Article
 
Two Rough Green Oak Roads To Receive Graveling, Improvements

Two Rough Green Oak Roads To Receive Graveling, Improvements

The Board of Trustees voted to enter an agreement with the Livingston County Road Commission to make the improvements on 12-Mile Road and Peer Road. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Breaks Ground On Improvements For Two Parks

Hartland Township Breaks Ground On Improvements For Two Parks

New pavilions, restrooms, and playscapes will be built at Heritage Park and Settler's Park. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane Closure On Northbound US-23 To Bring Delays

Weekend Lane Closure On Northbound US-23 To Bring Delays

Motorists traveling northbound US-23 near Whitmore Lake this weekend should prepare for delays. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Mom Bound Over For Trial On Child Abuse Charges

Pinckney Mom Bound Over For Trial On Child Abuse Charges

Ashley Bell, who said she works at a domestic violence shelter in Washtenaw County, is facing charges alleging she beat her son with a belt until it broke. Read Full Article
 
Student Success and Transformation Found Through Fowlerville Schools' Peer Support Program

Student Success and Transformation Found Through Fowlerville Schools' Peer Support Program

The district's Peer to Peer Support program, or Links, pairs general education students with students with disabilities to encourage social opportunities and build independence. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel: Budget Will Be Done This Month Despite Teacher Pension Impasse

Vaupel: Budget Will Be Done This Month Despite Teacher Pension Impasse

State Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township believes something needs to be done to the current system which he says is underfunded and growing debt. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 7
Longtime Director Of Howell Nature Center Announces Retirement

Longtime Director Of Howell Nature Center Announces Retirement

Dick Grant marked his 39th year with the organization last week, but says he will officially retire December 31st Read Full Article
 
Scam Call Leads To Emergency Police Response

Scam Call Leads To Emergency Police Response

The scammer told the couple there was a warrant out for the husbands arrest and needed a sum of $1,500 dollars. Read Full Article
 
Brighton, Howell & Hartland Meijer Stores To Offer Grocery Delivery Services

Brighton, Howell & Hartland Meijer Stores To Offer Grocery Delivery Services

Home delivery grocery service is being expanded to three Livingston County stores as consumer demand increases. Read Full Article
 
Advisory Issued After Water Main Break In Hamburg Township

Advisory Issued After Water Main Break In Hamburg Township

Livingston County Water Authority officials say the break was along M-36, west of Spicer Road, in front of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Read Full Article
 
Free Fishing Weekend This Weekend

Free Fishing Weekend This Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is waiving the license requirement to help try and get more people involved in enjoying a leisurely weekend on the water. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Injured In Macomb County Trench Collapse

Howell Man Injured In Macomb County Trench Collapse

The man, who worked for Howell-based Jay's Excavating, was reportedly in the process of connecting a sewer drain to a city drain at the time of the collapse. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Board Reacts To County Hesitancy On Movie Theater Abatement

Hartland Board Reacts To County Hesitancy On Movie Theater Abatement

The Board of Trustees still believes that a proposed Emagine Theater would spark commercial activity and development in the township. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Among Sites Being Explored By Foxconn For New Factory

Lyon Township Among Sites Being Explored By Foxconn For New Factory

A 515-acre site in Lyon Township is reportedly being considered for Foxconn's U.S. manufacturing plant. Read Full Article
 
Rock The Block Returns To Downtown Howell Tonight

Rock The Block Returns To Downtown Howell Tonight

Downtown Howell will be alive with food and music tonight during the kickoff of the popular summer series. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, June 6
Final Two Survivors Of Fatal Crash Released From Hospital

Final Two Survivors Of Fatal Crash Released From Hospital

Charges have yet to be filed in the crash, which police say involved alcohol. Read Full Article
 
Brighton To Get New Comprehensive Master Plan

Brighton To Get New Comprehensive Master Plan

Last adopted in 2012, Brighton’s Master Plan badly needs updating, and city officials were told about the process at a joint meeting Monday night. Read Full Article
 
FBI Agent From South Lyon Finalist For “Oscars” Of Government Service

FBI Agent From South Lyon Finalist For “Oscars” Of Government Service

Bryan Drake is an FBI special agent who headed up a team, known as the Detroit Medicare Fraud Strike Force, that investigated and prosecuted Dr. Farid Fata. Read Full Article
 
Date Set For Annual School Supply Drive

Date Set For Annual School Supply Drive

Individuals, local businesses, and community groups came together last year to provide over 1,000 backpacks full of various school supplies. Read Full Article
 
Howell School Board Honors Art Students For Shoe Contest Success

Howell School Board Honors Art Students For Shoe Contest Success

Howell High School's Advanced Digital Imaging Class was recognized for their success in the 2017 Vans Custom Culture Art Competition by the Board of Education Read Full Article
 
Fenton Township Girl Recovering After Being Struck By Boat

Fenton Township Girl Recovering After Being Struck By Boat

Witnesses say that the speedboat which hit Cora Rae Thomas while she swam in Lake Ponemah Sunday night did not stop. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp. Officials Review Updates To Capital Improvement Plan

Brighton Twp. Officials Review Updates To Capital Improvement Plan

The additions being made to the plan have been in the works for about two years. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Getting Two New Ballfields In Atchison Park

Lyon Township Getting Two New Ballfields In Atchison Park

A project to construct two ball fields in Lyon Township’s James F. Atchison Memorial Park is moving forward. Read Full Article
 
New Blood Donors For Summer Months

New Blood Donors For Summer Months

The American Red Cross is in need of blood and platelet donations to help prevent a summer shortage. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 5
Popular Highland Township Market Open After Early Morning Fire

Popular Highland Township Market Open After Early Morning Fire

There were no injuries reported from the fire, which took about three hours to get under control. Read Full Article
 
Reward Offered After Thefts At Brighton Area Motorsports Retailer

Reward Offered After Thefts At Brighton Area Motorsports Retailer

The theft happened just after 3am on Sunday at C&C Sports on Grand River in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
9th Annual Pink Party Set To Take Over Howell Thursday

9th Annual Pink Party Set To Take Over Howell Thursday

Organizers say the event is about supporting and celebrating breast cancer survivors while also providing exclusive giveaways and access to local retailers. Read Full Article
 
Former Church Youth Group Volunteer Sentenced To Jail

Former Church Youth Group Volunteer Sentenced To Jail

36-year-old Kendra Marie Brown worked with a youth group at the Centerpointe Nazarene Church in Howell, where she met the then-15-year-old victim in 2015. Read Full Article
 
Fire Damages Colasanti's Market In Highland Township

Fire Damages Colasanti's Market In Highland Township

It’s believed the fire started in the store’s gift shop and then moved to the greenhouse, which appears to be destroyed. Read Full Article
 
Grand River Improvement Project Nearing Completion

Grand River Improvement Project Nearing Completion

Visible progress is being made on the Grand River construction project in the City of Brighton.
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Group Reconditions Used Laptops For Students In Need

Group Reconditions Used Laptops For Students In Need

IT professional Jeff Hauk wants to help kids who don't have access to a computer when they are not at school. Read Full Article
 
Ceremony Set To Recognize Child Development Graduates

Ceremony Set To Recognize Child Development Graduates

Child Connect for Family Success provided 120 hours of training and onsite observation for the graduates. Read Full Article
 
Arraignment Set For Suspect Charged In Local Credit Card Thefts

Arraignment Set For Suspect Charged In Local Credit Card Thefts

Ieasha Williams of Toledo, Ohio, is scheduled to be arraigned next week on charges connected to credit cards thefts that occurred at several local healthcare facilities. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 4
Police Stepping Up Foot Patrols In Brighton This Summer

Police Stepping Up Foot Patrols In Brighton This Summer

Brighton City Police officers will be patrolling streets on foot this summer. Read Full Article
 
2017 Comprehensive Master Plan Focus Of Joint Meeting

2017 Comprehensive Master Plan Focus Of Joint Meeting

The Brighton City Council, Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority have set a special meeting to discuss the 2017 master plan. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Workshop Will Help With Arts And Culture Grant Writing

Upcoming Workshop Will Help With Arts And Culture Grant Writing

The Arts Alliance is holding the free event to guide people through the process of applying for a mini-grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Read Full Article
 
Highland Man Arraigned On B&E Charge For Incident At Local Church

Highland Man Arraigned On B&E Charge For Incident At Local Church

A Highland Township man who was caught breaking into the Highland Hills Baptist Church has been arraigned in 52-1 District Court in Novi.

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Saturday, June 3
Religious School Loses Appeal In Lawsuit Against Genoa Township

Religious School Loses Appeal In Lawsuit Against Genoa Township

A local religious school has lost its latest appeal in a lawsuit against Genoa Township.
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Pinckney Woman Receives Probation For Driving Drunk With Kids

Pinckney Woman Receives Probation For Driving Drunk With Kids

Siobhan Egnot was arrested for operating while intoxicated with her kids in the car,however when her husband came to pick the children up, he was found to be intoxicated as well. Read Full Article
 
Neighbors Start Go Fund Me Account For Man Who Lost Everything In Fire

Neighbors Start Go Fund Me Account For Man Who Lost Everything In Fire

Neighbors are coming together to help a man following a Monday fire that destroyed a structure he was living in.
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Rock The Block Returns To Downtown Howell Wednesday Night

Rock The Block Returns To Downtown Howell Wednesday Night

Free live music, fun and food are planned throughout downtown Howell Wednesday for the kick-off of Rock the Block. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 2
Groups File Second Request To Pull Rover Pipeline Permit

Groups File Second Request To Pull Rover Pipeline Permit

The groups say they fear horizontal directional drilling at Rover’s planned crossing of Portage Creek, which empties into Portage Lake and then into the Huron River. Read Full Article
 
Howell American Legion Asks Public To Help Recover Stolen Flags

Howell American Legion Asks Public To Help Recover Stolen Flags

A similar theft of flags also occurred last November when the flags were put up for Veterans Day. Read Full Article
 
Howell Student Who Made School Shooting Threat Receives Probation Sentence

Howell Student Who Made School Shooting Threat Receives Probation Sentence

Sarah Hiler posted the threat on Twitter in March under a fake name, though authorities deemed the threat was not credible. Read Full Article
 
Brighton OKs New Joint IT Data Center with Howell

Brighton OKs New Joint IT Data Center with Howell

To keep up with changing technology and its demands, the city of Brighton has approved a new joint IT Data Center with the city of Howell. Read Full Article
 
Annual Springfest Will Kick Off Summer Reading At Brighton District Library

Annual Springfest Will Kick Off Summer Reading At Brighton District Library

This year's event will feature a petting zoo, bubble station, robot shop, juggler, balloon art, man on stilts, and a surprise princess. Read Full Article
 
Monthly Meeting Helps Women And Female Veterans Living With Brain Injury

Monthly Meeting Helps Women And Female Veterans Living With Brain Injury

The group wants women who are survivors of brain injury to know that they are not alone and that this is an opportunity to help each other move forward in life. Read Full Article
 
Roundabout Construction Starts In Whitmore Lake Area Next Week

Roundabout Construction Starts In Whitmore Lake Area Next Week

On Wednesday, Whitmore Lake Road will close at 8 Mile Road for roundabout construction. A detour will be posted.
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Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Facing Child Abuse Charges For Beating Son

Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Facing Child Abuse Charges For Beating Son

A Pinckney woman said to work and volunteer at a domestic violence shelter is facing charges for allegedly beating her 9-year-old son with a belt until it broke. Read Full Article
 
Reward Offered After Thefts At Highland Twp. Auto Dealership

Reward Offered After Thefts At Highland Twp. Auto Dealership

Authorities are searching for suspects in a large-scale theft at the Szott M-59 Dodge dealership in Highland Township over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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Brighton Twp. Clerk Elected To Michigan Townships Association Board

Brighton Twp. Clerk Elected To Michigan Townships Association Board

Ann Bollin says she plans to spend her term influencing policy positions to strengthen township government and encouraging open communication. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 1
Distracted Driving Likely To Blame For Fatal Crash Near Webberville

Distracted Driving Likely To Blame For Fatal Crash Near Webberville

Distracted driving is suspected in a fatal crash near Webberville. Read Full Article
 
Fatal Crash Forces Closure Of Westbound I-96 Near Webberville

Fatal Crash Forces Closure Of Westbound I-96 Near Webberville

The crash happened just after 11am on westbound I-96 near M-52 and forced the closure of the westbound lanes. Read Full Article
 
Kellogg Layoffs To Affect Lyon Township Distribution Center

Kellogg Layoffs To Affect Lyon Township Distribution Center

According to Kellogg, those workers will be permanently laid off, with their last day between July 29th and August 11th. Read Full Article
 
Family Witnesses Birds Being Mistreated At Howell Kroger

Family Witnesses Birds Being Mistreated At Howell Kroger

The installation of spike strips on the sign led to a scene where nests, chicks, and a bird were discarded while possibly still alive. Read Full Article
 
Local Car Enthusiasts Invited To Weekend Charity Gathering

Local Car Enthusiasts Invited To Weekend Charity Gathering

Ken Lingenfelter of Brighton, whose car collection is known worldwide, says in the past they've had several hundred participants bringing all types of cars to be seen. Read Full Article
 
Complaint Claims Lt. Governor Is Violating Campaign Finance Laws

Complaint Claims Lt. Governor Is Violating Campaign Finance Laws

The Chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party says Brian Calley has been teasing a gubernatorial run, though no campaign finance committee has been formed. Read Full Article
 
Neighbors Seek To Help Couple That Lost Home and Dog in Fire

Neighbors Seek To Help Couple That Lost Home and Dog in Fire

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to aid the young couple with necessities and veterinary expenses. Read Full Article
 
Man Gets Jail, Probation For Role in Fatal Hartland Twp. Crash

Man Gets Jail, Probation For Role in Fatal Hartland Twp. Crash

Joshua Smith of Burton was held responsible for the crash that claimed the life of Todd Smith, a veteran from Fenton. Read Full Article
 
Author Discusses Dangers Non-Native Species Pose To The Great Lakes

Author Discusses Dangers Non-Native Species Pose To The Great Lakes

William Rapai held a presentation based off his book, Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes at the Brighton District Library. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, May 31
Linden Man Identified As Lake Fenton Drowning Victim

Linden Man Identified As Lake Fenton Drowning Victim

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell says 73-year-old Elmer David Metras may have suffered a medical event when he reportedly fell into the water. Read Full Article
 
Pastor Detains Man Accused of Breaking Into His Church Until Police Arrive

Pastor Detains Man Accused of Breaking Into His Church Until Police Arrive

A 22-year-old Highland Township Man was found by the pastor inside the Highland Hills Baptist Church on Monday morning. Read Full Article
 
New Name For Annual Painting Event

New Name For Annual Painting Event

No longer called the Brighton Paint Out, the Livingston Paint Out will include more expanded territory in the surrounding area. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township To Connect Pathways To Nearby Communties

Green Oak Township To Connect Pathways To Nearby Communties

The project will create a non-motorized path connecting to other pathways in Hamburg Township, Washtenaw County, and Oakland County. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville District Library Finds New Home in Former Curtis Grocery Building

Fowlerville District Library Finds New Home in Former Curtis Grocery Building

The Fowlerville District Library purchased the building that was once Curtis Grocery earlier this month with plans to complete the renovations and transition by next April. Read Full Article
 
Body Pulled From Lake Fenton

Body Pulled From Lake Fenton

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office and Michigan Department of Natural Resources investigated the circumstances of the death, which have not been released to the public. Read Full Article
 
Family Pet Killed & Home Destroyed In Hamburg Township Fire

Family Pet Killed & Home Destroyed In Hamburg Township Fire

A house fire in Hamburg Township Monday afternoon claimed the life of a family pet and destroyed the home. Read Full Article
 
16th Annual Day Of Caring Coming In August

16th Annual Day Of Caring Coming In August

This Livingston County United Event is the largest volunteer, community service day of the year in the county. Read Full Article