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Tuesday, March 28
Former Tyrone Twp. Man Pleads To State Embezzlement Charges

Former Tyrone Twp. Man Pleads To State Embezzlement Charges

38-year-old Michael LaJoice will serve a minimum seven years when he is sentenced May 1st, which he will serve concurrently with a federal bank fraud sentence of 11 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Charged In October Crash That Killed Young Boy

Fowlerville Man Charged In October Crash That Killed Young Boy

Robert Earl Wilson is charged with operating a vehicle under the influence causing death for his role in the crash that killed 10-year-old Brody Rocco of Byron. Read Full Article
 
Howell Main Street Working To Reduce Reliance On DDA and City Funds

Howell Main Street Working To Reduce Reliance On DDA and City Funds

A transition agreement will phase out Main Street’s financial reliance on the DDA and the City of Howell funds over the course of five years. Read Full Article
 
Books & Teddy Bears Presented To Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Books & Teddy Bears Presented To Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Teddy bears and educational books to help children in crisis situations were presented to three local law enforcement agencies on Monday afternoon.
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Monday, March 27
Town Hall Organizers Decry Congressman's Fundraising Meeting

Town Hall Organizers Decry Congressman's Fundraising Meeting

The March 13th meeting in Rochester Hills was part of a series of Business Roundtable meetings with those who paid $1,000 each to attend. Read Full Article
 
Closures & Traffic Shifts Scheduled On US-23 In Livingston, Washtenaw Counties

Closures & Traffic Shifts Scheduled On US-23 In Livingston, Washtenaw Counties

Ongoing construction will bring lane closures and traffic shifts along US-23 in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties both this week and next.
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Former Unadilla Twp. Woman Charged In Sex Trafficking Case

Former Unadilla Twp. Woman Charged In Sex Trafficking Case

A former Livingston County woman accused of sex trafficking will appear in court this week. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Security Event In Pinckey To Simulate Hacking

Cyber Security Event In Pinckey To Simulate Hacking

The event will teach cyber defense skills by working with network infrastructure similar to that found in the real world. Read Full Article
 
Spring Book Sale Set Next Month At Brighton District Library

Spring Book Sale Set Next Month At Brighton District Library

Bargain merchandise providing hours of entertainment will be available at an upcoming book sale.
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Howell Student Fire Cadets Utilize Training In Building Destruction

Howell Student Fire Cadets Utilize Training In Building Destruction

Students in the Howell High School Firefighter Academy got to put the books and standard learning aside last week and destroy buildings instead. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Putting Parks Improvement Project Out To Bid

Hartland Township Putting Parks Improvement Project Out To Bid

Pavilions and restrooms are the highlights hoping to be added to Heritage Park and Settler's Park. Read Full Article
 
Robots Return To Howell This Weekend

Robots Return To Howell This Weekend

40 FIRST Robotics teams will take over Parker Middle School in Howell for a competition this weekend. Read Full Article
 
Michigan State Police Sgt. Chris Pascoe To Retire

Michigan State Police Sgt. Chris Pascoe To Retire

A retiring Michigan State Police sergeant with a welcoming smile and relentless positive attitude is being recognized for his service and dedication to the state.
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Sunday, March 26
Five Women Inducted into Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor

Five Women Inducted into Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor

Five people were inducted into the Brighton Area Women’s History Roll of Honor at induction ceremonies Saturday at the Brighton District Library. Read Full Article
 
K9 Outfitted With Donated Protective Vest

K9 Outfitted With Donated Protective Vest

The vest for K9 Flex was sponsored by an anonymous donor Read Full Article
 
New Code Enforcement Officer In Northfield Township

New Code Enforcement Officer In Northfield Township

A new code enforcement officer has been hired by Northfield Township.
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Saturday, March 25
Services Announced For War Hero & Author Don Burgett

Services Announced For War Hero & Author Don Burgett

A celebration of his life will be held on April 5th, which would have been his 92nd birthday, from 2-8pm at the Howell Legion Hall. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Encouraging Particpation In Statewide Tornado Drill April 19th

Livingston County Encouraging Particpation In Statewide Tornado Drill April 19th

With dangerous weather events becoming more common, local participation in a statewide tornado drill is being encouraged in April.
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Florida Man Ordered Resentenced For 2015 Choking Incident

Florida Man Ordered Resentenced For 2015 Choking Incident

Tobler successfully argued that his sentencing score was calculated incorrectly. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon City Council Approves Rezoning For Possible Self-Storage Facility

South Lyon City Council Approves Rezoning For Possible Self-Storage Facility

A rezoning request has been approved in the City of South Lyon to allow for development of a self-storage facility.
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Vaupel Bill Would Help Mothers Surrendering Newborns Remain Anonymous

Vaupel Bill Would Help Mothers Surrendering Newborns Remain Anonymous

The bill will allow mothers to be listed as "unknown" on birth certificates with baby's named "Baby Doe." Read Full Article
 
Friday, March 24
Another Howell High School Student Arrested After Threat

Another Howell High School Student Arrested After Threat

This latest arrest comes three weeks after another Howell High school student, 17-year-old Sarah Hiler, made a threat on Twitter to “shoot up the school.” Read Full Article
 
Howell's Don Burgett Passes Away At 91

Howell's Don Burgett Passes Away At 91

Donald R. Burgett of Howell died just after 6pm Thursday surrounded by his family. Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Fenton Teen Charged With Friend's Murder

Competency Exam Ordered For Fenton Teen Charged With Friend's Murder

A Fenton teenager accused of fatally shooting his friend inside his home has been ordered to undergo forensic testing. Read Full Article
 
Amended Resolution Submitted To State For Brew Pub In Howell

Amended Resolution Submitted To State For Brew Pub In Howell

An amended tax abatement resolution was approved for a brew pub in the works in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Judge Denies Local Woman's Attempt To Withdraw Plea In Fatal Crash

Judge Denies Local Woman's Attempt To Withdraw Plea In Fatal Crash

A Howell woman that was already sentenced for her role in a fatal motorcycle crash and looking to withdraw her plea has been denied. Read Full Article
 
Love Inc. Celebrates 10 Years and Community's Support

Love Inc. Celebrates 10 Years and Community's Support

An open house in Howell Thursday recognized the community’s helping hands and the 10th anniversary for the local nonprofit. Read Full Article
 
US-23 To Close At Six Mile Road Early Sunday Morning For 15 Minutes

US-23 To Close At Six Mile Road Early Sunday Morning For 15 Minutes

Both directions of US-23 will be shut down at Six Mile Road early Sunday morning.
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Thursday, March 23
Judge Orders 11-Year Prison Term For Fenton Businessman In Embezzlement Case

Judge Orders 11-Year Prison Term For Fenton Businessman In Embezzlement Case

A former Fenton businessman who embezzled nearly $19 (m) million from a suburban Detroit credit union has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Motion: Judge & Detective Had Extensive Phone Contacts During Murder Trial

Motion: Judge & Detective Had Extensive Phone Contacts During Murder Trial

The estranged husband of Judge Theresa Brennan claims she made 37 calls to State Police Detective Sean Furlong during the murder trial of Jerome Kowalski. Read Full Article
 
Howell Teen Charged With School Threat Heads To Trial

Howell Teen Charged With School Threat Heads To Trial

17-year-old Sarah Hiler was arrested and charged earlier this month after anonymously posting a threat on social media that referenced "shooting up the school". Read Full Article
 
Local Celebrity Dance Competition Helps Local Senior Services

Local Celebrity Dance Competition Helps Local Senior Services

Renee & Ed Chodkowski were the overall winners for the event, which raised over $17,000 to help serve home-bound and low income county seniors. Read Full Article
 
Twp. Officials Approve Rezoning For Portion Of Hartland Glen Golf Course

Twp. Officials Approve Rezoning For Portion Of Hartland Glen Golf Course

Housing development within a Hartland Township golf course is a possibility as a result of a recent zoning change. Read Full Article
 
Special Event Honors Two Military War Dogs

Special Event Honors Two Military War Dogs

MWD Chyan and MWD Beyco will be honored with portraits this Saturday at the VFW Post in Highland, beginning at noon. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Anxiously Awaiting Outcome Of Vote On GOP Health Bill In Washington

Vaupel Anxiously Awaiting Outcome Of Vote On GOP Health Bill In Washington

Local lawmakers are awaiting action from House Republicans considering health care legislation in Washington.
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No Injuries Reported After Separate House Fires In Green Oak & Lyon Townships

No Injuries Reported After Separate House Fires In Green Oak & Lyon Townships

Crews responded to a pair of structure fires this week in Green Oak and Lyon Townships. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Twp. To Move Farmer's Market To Newly Opened Store

Hartland Twp. To Move Farmer's Market To Newly Opened Store

Township Supervisor Bill Fountain said the organizers of the Farmer's Market will be able to use the parking lot as well as some of the sheltered area. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, March 22
Appeals Court Denies Appeal In Fatal Genoa Twp. Road Rage

Appeals Court Denies Appeal In Fatal Genoa Twp. Road Rage

The three-judge panel agreed that the second-degree murder conviction of 71-year-old Martin Zale of Marion Township should stand. Read Full Article
 
Amber Alert Canceled After Two Kids Are Found Safe

Amber Alert Canceled After Two Kids Are Found Safe

Police at a news conference say the children and car were found a few hours later in Flint and the children were reunited with their mother. Read Full Article
 
Pharmacy Owner Acquitted On Murder Charges For Meningitis Outbreak

Pharmacy Owner Acquitted On Murder Charges For Meningitis Outbreak

The outbreak killed 76 people nationwide, with at least 15 of those deaths related to tainted steroid injections received in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County United Way Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Livingston County United Way Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Livingston County United Way honored contributors and volunteers during its 40th anniversary breakfast at Crystal Gardens today. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Elections Coordinator Plans To Retire

Longtime Elections Coordinator Plans To Retire

Livingston County Clerk Betsy Hundley says Elections Coordinator Joan Runyan recently tendered her letter of intent to retire this September, and the Clerk’s Office is planning to begin training her successor soon. Read Full Article
 
Opiate Awareness Presentation In Fowlerville Thursday

Opiate Awareness Presentation In Fowlerville Thursday

A presentation to educate the community about opiate awareness is tomorrow night in Fowlerville.

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Hamburg Township Holds Strategic Planning Meeting For New Budget

Hamburg Township Holds Strategic Planning Meeting For New Budget

Supervisor Pat Hohl said this meeting has traditionally made budget planning easier and easier. Read Full Article
 
Snyder Warns State GOP About Impact Of Obamacare Overhaul

Snyder Warns State GOP About Impact Of Obamacare Overhaul

Despite the warnings, most of the state's Republican House members remain fully behind the plan. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures Announced For US-23 This Week

Lane Closures Announced For US-23 This Week

Motorists in Livingston and Washtenaw counties can expect continuing lane closures on US-23 this week and next. Read Full Article
 
Time And Money Run Out On Saving Historic Depot

Time And Money Run Out On Saving Historic Depot

A group's efforts on raising the $180,000 needed to relocate and preserve the historic Milford Depot have been called off. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Students Art Selected for Lansing Gallery Exhibit

Howell High School Students Art Selected for Lansing Gallery Exhibit

Nine Howell High School students have been selected to have their artwork displayed during an exhibit in Lansing next month.
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Tuesday, March 21
Man Arraigned In Home Depot Incident That Led To Police Chase & Lockdowns

Man Arraigned In Home Depot Incident That Led To Police Chase & Lockdowns

A suspect has been arraigned in connection with a retail fraud incident that forced several schools to go on lockdown in Brighton while police searched the area.
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Proposed Brighton Twp. Budget Draws Criticism At Public Hearing

Proposed Brighton Twp. Budget Draws Criticism At Public Hearing

Several residents took issue with the municipality’s drafted budget for the coming fiscal year, along with the timeliness in which it was released. Read Full Article
 
Final Forum Held on Proposed WALLY Commuter Rail Service

Final Forum Held on Proposed WALLY Commuter Rail Service

Reaction was mixed at a forum Monday night on a proposed commuter rail service connecting Howell and Ann Arbor, with stops in between. Read Full Article
 
County Approves Airport Lease Agreement With Hawk Hollow Farms

County Approves Airport Lease Agreement With Hawk Hollow Farms

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved an airport lease agreement during Monday night’s meeting.
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Commissioners Name New Livingston County 911 Director

Commissioners Name New Livingston County 911 Director

Chad Chewing was promoted to the new position during Monday night’s meeting of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. Read Full Article
 
Family Escapes House Fire Near Mt. Brighton Monday

Family Escapes House Fire Near Mt. Brighton Monday

The Brighton and Green Oak Township Fire Departments battled a house fire in Genoa Township on Monday afternoon that displaced a family. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Take Oath & Join Local Childrens' Advocacy Program

Volunteers Take Oath & Join Local Childrens' Advocacy Program

A ceremony in Howell yesterday morning welcomed a group of new Court Appointed Special Advocates to the LACASA Center’s program. Read Full Article
 
UM & St. Joe's Seek Joint Venture For Chelsea Hospital

UM & St. Joe's Seek Joint Venture For Chelsea Hospital

UM would take a minority position with a 49% stake while St. Joe's would still manage operations and Chelsea remaining a Roman Catholic hospital. Read Full Article
 
Monday, March 20
Home Depot Incident Prompts Police Chase & School Lockdowns In Brighton

Home Depot Incident Prompts Police Chase & School Lockdowns In Brighton

Two suspects entered the Home Depot this morning and loaded up a cart with items valued at over $2,000, and then attempted to leave the store without paying. Read Full Article
 
New Simple Recycling Program Offered In City Of Howell

New Simple Recycling Program Offered In City Of Howell

The City of Howell is participating in a new, free recycling program for residents. Read Full Article
 
Love Inc. 10-Year Anniversary Open House In Howell Thursday

Love Inc. 10-Year Anniversary Open House In Howell Thursday

Love Inc. is celebrating ten years serving Livingston County and an open house is planned later this week. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber Accepting Nominations For Margaret Starkey Scholarship

Howell Chamber Accepting Nominations For Margaret Starkey Scholarship

The award is named in honor of the chamber’s executive assistant for more than 30 years, who passed away in 2002. Read Full Article
 
Grand River Road Work Starts In Brighton This Week

Grand River Road Work Starts In Brighton This Week

There will be one lane closed on eastbound Grand River and one lane closed on the westbound side through Friday. Read Full Article
 
Program To Celebrate Inductees On Brighton Women’s History Roll of Honor

Program To Celebrate Inductees On Brighton Women’s History Roll of Honor

Women who have demonstrated distinctive accomplishments in the Brighton area will be recognized during a celebration event Saturday.

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Brighton's Crespi Wins Mr. Hockey Award

Brighton's Crespi Wins Mr. Hockey Award

Crespi is the first area player to win Mr. Hockey since Brighton’s Zach Hitch did it in 2006. Read Full Article
 
Competency Review Ordered For Milford Man In Attempted Arson

Competency Review Ordered For Milford Man In Attempted Arson

Police say 23-year-old Giovanni May admitted stuffing the sock into the opening of the truck's gas tank and lighting it just minutes before he turned himself in. Read Full Article
 
Free Tax Help Available For Michiganders

Free Tax Help Available For Michiganders

Every year, hundreds of IRS certified, trained volunteers across Michigan devote their time to processing and filing more than 100,000 tax returns at no charge. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, March 19
Health Department In Accreditation Process For State And National Program

Health Department In Accreditation Process For State And National Program

The Livingston County Health Department is currently undergoing two separate processes for different levels of accreditation. Read Full Article
 
Two Presentations Aim To Help Keep Kids Off Drugs

Two Presentations Aim To Help Keep Kids Off Drugs

A documentary and a live presentation are scheduled to take place at the historic Howell Theater in May. Read Full Article
 
"Furstock Music Fest" To Raise Funds For Humane Society

"Furstock Music Fest" To Raise Funds For Humane Society

Tickets are now on sale for the far-out upcoming event that will benefit the Humane Society of Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, March 18
Meetings Seek Public Input On Commuter Rail Project

Meetings Seek Public Input On Commuter Rail Project

The North-South Commuter Rail project has been a 10-year initiative working to create a public transit option in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Local Hospital Welcomes New Surgical Suite To Facility

Local Hospital Welcomes New Surgical Suite To Facility

An addition to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston's infrastructure will provide new services and advanced care to the community. Read Full Article
 
Brighton To Get Master Plan Overhaul

Brighton To Get Master Plan Overhaul

The five-year maximum allowed for updating a city's Master Plan is almost up for Brighton, where City Council will have the planning document overhauled. Read Full Article
 
Friday, March 17
Court: No Liability For Shop In Synthetic Marijuana Case

Court: No Liability For Shop In Synthetic Marijuana Case

The Michigan Court of Appeals has determined there will be no liability for a Wixom business in synthetic marijuana case.
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Bradford Sworn in As New Brighton Police Chief

Bradford Sworn in As New Brighton Police Chief

The city of Brighton has a new police chief in the form of former acting police chief Rob Bradford. Read Full Article
 
Community Garage Sale To Honor Student's Memory & Aid Scholarship Fund

Community Garage Sale To Honor Student's Memory & Aid Scholarship Fund

The garage sale will run Saturday from 9am to 3pm at the junior high school. Read Full Article
 
Bradford Sworn in As Brighton Police Chief

Bradford Sworn in As Brighton Police Chief

The city of Brighton has a new police chief in the form of former acting police chief Rob Bradford.
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Brighton Council OKs Expansion at TG Fluid Systems

Brighton Council OKs Expansion at TG Fluid Systems

TG Fluid Systems plans on spending over $12 million to expand and consolidate its current facility on Brighton Interior Drive. Read Full Article
 
Panel Talks Self-Driving Cars During Recent Event In Howell

Panel Talks Self-Driving Cars During Recent Event In Howell

Autonomous vehicle technology and what the future of mobility holds was the focus of a recent breakfast series. Read Full Article
 
January Jobless Rate Up Seasonally In Livingston County

January Jobless Rate Up Seasonally In Livingston County

Unemployment rates rose seasonally in local labor market areas, including Livingston County.
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Local Leaders See Outcome of Three-Year Effort at Dental Center's Grand Opening

Local Leaders See Outcome of Three-Year Effort at Dental Center's Grand Opening

The Livingston County Dental Center began accepting under-served residents January 30th and has already reached a number of people. Read Full Article
 
Judge Allows Pipeline Company To Seize Land As Tree Clearing Continues

Judge Allows Pipeline Company To Seize Land As Tree Clearing Continues

The decision allows ET Rover to access adjacent properties during construction, whether or not the property owners want them to or not. Read Full Article
 
Extra Patrols Planned Locally For St. Patrick's Day Festivities

Extra Patrols Planned Locally For St. Patrick's Day Festivities

Many restaurants and pubs will be a sea of green today, but local fun seekers are reminded not to push their luck. Read Full Article
 
Opiate Awareness Presentation March 23rd In Fowlerville

Opiate Awareness Presentation March 23rd In Fowlerville

An opiate awareness presentation is planned for the community.
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Thursday, March 16
Arguments Set In Lawsuit Filed By Religious School

Arguments Set In Lawsuit Filed By Religious School

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has finally scheduled oral arguments in the case for April 26th. Read Full Article
 
Waterford Man Sentenced For Traffic Stop That Turned Up Gun

Waterford Man Sentenced For Traffic Stop That Turned Up Gun

A search of the vehicle revealed an unregistered handgun under the driver’s seat. Read Full Article
 
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital Recognized In Top 100 Study

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital Recognized In Top 100 Study

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals is a comprehensive study that evaluates clinical and operational performance in 11 key areas. Read Full Article
 
Documentary & Panel Draw Attention Concussion Facts & Fallacies

Documentary & Panel Draw Attention Concussion Facts & Fallacies

Brain Injury Awareness Month was marked in Howell with a documentary screening and a panel of professionals focused on the issue of concussions. Read Full Article
 
Crowd Packs First Public Hearing For Chain Of Lakes Project

Crowd Packs First Public Hearing For Chain Of Lakes Project

The proposed project would clean up intrusive plant life on a series of lakes between Hamburg, Putnam, Dexter, and Webster Townships. Read Full Article
 
Howell Staff Commended For Efforts After Massive Wind Storms, Power Outages

Howell Staff Commended For Efforts After Massive Wind Storms, Power Outages

The majority of the city lost power during last week’s historic windstorms, which led the Howell City Council to brainstorm a bit during Monday night’s meeting. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Delayed For Howell Teen Charged With School Threat

Hearing Delayed For Howell Teen Charged With School Threat

17-year-old Sarah Hiler was charged earlier this month with Making a Threat of Terrorism and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime. Read Full Article
 
New Hudson Man Enters Plea To New Car Break-In Charges

New Hudson Man Enters Plea To New Car Break-In Charges

25-year-old John Garcia-Stowe is one of the suspects convicted in what police say was a rash of car break-ins last August. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, March 15
Son Of Man Convicted In 2008 Oceola Homicides Says Judicial Rule Change Would Deny Justice

Son Of Man Convicted In 2008 Oceola Homicides Says Judicial Rule Change Would Deny Justice

The proposal would effectively bar the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission from investigating judicial complaints more than three years old. Read Full Article
 
Two-Way Traffic Option Eliminated From State Street Proposal

Two-Way Traffic Option Eliminated From State Street Proposal

Officials say the benefits of two-way traffic did not appear to outweigh the impacts on the adjacent county property, including the veterans monument. Read Full Article
 
County To Participate In Statewide Tornado Drill Day

County To Participate In Statewide Tornado Drill Day

Local officials feel residents should be aware of proper safety and emergency procedures. Read Full Article
 
"Champion For Children" Nomination Deadline Friday, Entries Sought

"Champion For Children" Nomination Deadline Friday, Entries Sought

Nominations are still being sought for local individuals that go above and beyond to positively impact children’s lives in Livingston County.
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Local Man Who Drove Drunk To Police Station Receives Jail Time

Local Man Who Drove Drunk To Police Station Receives Jail Time

The Hamburg Township man reportedly followed two newspaper carriers to the township's police department while intoxicated. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Supports Concept Of Better Broadband For Residents

Handy Township Supports Concept Of Better Broadband For Residents

The Board of Trustees passed a resolution in support of the Rural Broadband Initiative for bringing better internet to western Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Free Distracted Driving Course Offered To Local Teens

Free Distracted Driving Course Offered To Local Teens

Area high school students have an opportunity to take part in a free hands-on distracted driving course.
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Livingston County Central Dispatch Receives High Distinction

Livingston County Central Dispatch Receives High Distinction

Livingston County 911 Central Dispatch became the first central dispatch in Michigan to receive an international accreditation. Read Full Article
 
Bottle And Can Drive To Support High School Democrats

Bottle And Can Drive To Support High School Democrats

The drive will take place at the Livingston County Democratic Party Headquarters on Saturday from noon to 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, March 14
Go Fund Me Account Set Up For Homeless Family Of Six After Fire

Go Fund Me Account Set Up For Homeless Family Of Six After Fire

Downed wires sparked at least two fires in the Fowlerville area last week, including one that destroyed the home of a family of six. Read Full Article
 
Sentencing Postponed For Local Man In Credit Union Embezzlement Case

Sentencing Postponed For Local Man In Credit Union Embezzlement Case

A former Fenton businessman charged with embezzlement and bank fraud has had his sentencing delayed.
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Insurance Officials Warn Residents To Beware Of Storm Repair Scams

Insurance Officials Warn Residents To Beware Of Storm Repair Scams

Now that the more than one million state residents who lost power from last week's storm are back on the grid, officials warn that now is the time con artists will move in. Read Full Article
 
Brighton 5th & 6th Grade Students to Tour GM Proving Grounds

Brighton 5th & 6th Grade Students to Tour GM Proving Grounds

A group of girls from Maltby Intermediate School will be going to the GM Proving Grounds Wednesday as industry leaders look to attract more female students toward careers in engineering. Read Full Article
 
Local Dental and Health Clinic Each Receive $10,000 Grant

Local Dental and Health Clinic Each Receive $10,000 Grant

VINA Community Dental Center in Brighton and the University of Michigan Student Run Clinic in Pinckney were presented the grants Monday by local lawmakers. Read Full Article
 
Bishop: CBO Report Shows GOP Delivering On Promises

Bishop: CBO Report Shows GOP Delivering On Promises

The 8th District Republican Congressman said the report by the Congressional Budget Office shows that the GOP plan provides “major tax relief and reduce(s) the deficit” Read Full Article
 
New Genoa Township Hotel Plans On Hold

New Genoa Township Hotel Plans On Hold

Plans to build a new 101 room Hampton Inns and Suites at the I-96 Latson Interchange were put on hold temporarily by the Genoa Township Planning Commission. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board Discusses Contract Negotiations

Brighton School Board Discusses Contract Negotiations

Two Brighton Area Schools' employee groups will have wage and benefit reopeners this year, while the contract of another bargaining unit is set to expire. Read Full Article
 
County In Complete Compliance For Annual Water Supply Review

County In Complete Compliance For Annual Water Supply Review

Livingston County has received a favorable report from an annual review of the area’s non-community water supply. Read Full Article
 
Self Defense Class Benefits Family Of Good Samaritan

Self Defense Class Benefits Family Of Good Samaritan

Participation fees from the class will be donated to Chris Alvarado, a Howell man who lost both of his legs in November while helping a stranded motorist. Read Full Article
 
Monday, March 13
Partial Bridge Demolition At Barker Road & US-23 This Week

Partial Bridge Demolition At Barker Road & US-23 This Week

A number of closures are planned this week for bridge deck and beam removal at Barker Road and US-23.
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Police Identify Man Killed Saturday On US-23 In Green Oak Township

Police Identify Man Killed Saturday On US-23 In Green Oak Township

63-year-old Bruce Harold Nyeholt of Marshall was struck by a southbound US-23 vehicle after his pickup truck had become disabled Read Full Article
 
Federal Sentencing Set Tuesday For Admitted Livingston County Embezzler

Federal Sentencing Set Tuesday For Admitted Livingston County Embezzler

A memorandum from federal prosecutors recommends a sentence of 11 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Online Voting Through Friday For Salute To The Stars Dance Competition

Online Voting Through Friday For Salute To The Stars Dance Competition

Each vote cast is $5, and supports Livingston County Catholic Charities outreach services to local seniors. Read Full Article
 
Emergency Response Team To Hold Free Training This Weekend

Emergency Response Team To Hold Free Training This Weekend

A training course offered in Howell this weekend will teach community members how to be prepared in emergency and disaster situations. Read Full Article
 
Public Hearing Wednesday On Chain Of Lakes Improvement Project

Public Hearing Wednesday On Chain Of Lakes Improvement Project

A public hearing will be held in Hamburg Township this week in regard to the Chain of Lakes improvement project.

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Seminar To Highlight Science & Social Issues Of Gender & Attraction

Seminar To Highlight Science & Social Issues Of Gender & Attraction

A weekend seminar in Brighton will explain science, social issues of gender and attraction.
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Sunday, March 12
Brighton Wins State Hockey Crown 5-2 Over Detroit Catholic Central

Brighton Wins State Hockey Crown 5-2 Over Detroit Catholic Central

The Brighton Bulldogs won the state Division 1 hockey championship Saturday night, beating Detroit Catholic Central 5-2 at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. Read Full Article
 
Four Charities Benefit from Annual Hockey Night

Four Charities Benefit from Annual Hockey Night

Four charities benefitted from the 9th annual Hockey Night held Saturday at the Kensington Valley Ice House near Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Man Injured Retrieving Item from Truck on US-23

Man Injured Retrieving Item from Truck on US-23

A man walking in the southbound lanes of US-23 in Green Oak Township was struck by a mini van while trying to recover an item from his truck. Read Full Article
 
Plans Being Revised For Newberry Mixed-Use Project In Hartland Township

Plans Being Revised For Newberry Mixed-Use Project In Hartland Township

Plans for a mixed-use project being proposed in Hartland Township are being revised. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, March 11
Fenton Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Attempted Child Abduction

Fenton Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Attempted Child Abduction

Authorities are hoping the release of a composite sketch will help apprehend the suspect wanted for an attempted abduction. Read Full Article
 
Former State Party Chair To Discuss Gerrymandering In Brighton

Former State Party Chair To Discuss Gerrymandering In Brighton

Democratic Attorney Mark Brewer, former chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, is planning to sue state officials over gerrymandering. Read Full Article
 
Circus Soiree Gala To Benefit ER Services At St. Joe's Livingston Locations

Circus Soiree Gala To Benefit ER Services At St. Joe's Livingston Locations

A circus-themed evening will raise funds for emergency room services at a local hospital system.
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New Dock Going In At Thompson Lake Boat Launch In City Of Howell

New Dock Going In At Thompson Lake Boat Launch In City Of Howell

The city-owned dock is being replaced at the Thompson Lake boat launch in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Friday, March 10
Howell Art Project Seeking Submissions

Howell Art Project Seeking Submissions

Artists from all over are encouraged to submit their work for an art competition in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Lansing Man Charged In Brighton Bank Robbery

Competency Exam Ordered For Lansing Man Charged In Brighton Bank Robbery

Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. is facing 14 charges connected to the April 2016 armed robbery of the Genoa Township PNC Bank. Read Full Article
 
Crews Continue Power Restoration Efforts In Livingston County

Crews Continue Power Restoration Efforts In Livingston County

Utilities say power should be restored to nearly all customers by Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Memorial Held For Fenton Township Teen, Friend Charged With Open Murder

Memorial Held For Fenton Township Teen, Friend Charged With Open Murder

Charges have been filed against a Fenton teenager accused of shooting and killing his friend.
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Marion Trustees Reject Proposal To Establish Unique Zoning District On D-19

Marion Trustees Reject Proposal To Establish Unique Zoning District On D-19

A proposal to create a zoning district in Marion Township that would allow for a multitude of uses has been shut down. Read Full Article
 
Grant Will Help Student-Run Dog Biscuit Company

Grant Will Help Student-Run Dog Biscuit Company

Lacey’s Love Dog Biscuit Company was created to provide real work experience to LESA students. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Community Garage Sale To Honor Student's Memory And Aid Scholarship Fund

Fowlerville Community Garage Sale To Honor Student's Memory And Aid Scholarship Fund

Maison Wilkinson was a 3rd grade soccer fanatic who lost his life in a tragic accident back in 2006. Read Full Article
 
Crews Work Through Night To Restore Power

Crews Work Through Night To Restore Power

DTE Energy is aiming for 90 percent power restoration by Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Biological Treatment Plan Could Quadruple Hartland's Water Filtration

Biological Treatment Plan Could Quadruple Hartland's Water Filtration

The Board of Trustees believes this is a more effective and cost-saving solution than adding a third filter to their water treatment plant. Read Full Article
 
Controlled Burn Planned This Morning At Whitmore Lake Preserve

Controlled Burn Planned This Morning At Whitmore Lake Preserve

A nature preserve in Northfield Township will be on fire today but as planned.
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LACASA Teen Council Launches Annual Dating Abuse Awareness Campaign

LACASA Teen Council Launches Annual Dating Abuse Awareness Campaign

The social media-themed campaign “Update Your Apps and Set Your Boundaries” will be promoted at every high school in Livingston County during the month of March. Read Full Article
 
Howell Awarded State Grant Funds For Downtown Building Improvements

Howell Awarded State Grant Funds For Downtown Building Improvements

Howell was awarded $275,703 in Community Development Block Grant funds to rehabilitate the exterior of three buildings in its downtown.
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Thursday, March 9
Firefighters Still Busy After Wednesday's Wind Storm

Firefighters Still Busy After Wednesday's Wind Storm

Work continues to restore power and take care of downed trees and power lines following Wednesday’s wind storm.

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School Closings For Friday, March 10th

School Closings For Friday, March 10th

Some school closings are being reported due to continuing power outages. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Police Say Teen Thwarted Kidnapping Attempt On Younger Sister

Fenton Police Say Teen Thwarted Kidnapping Attempt On Younger Sister

A 15-year-old sister reportedly confronted the man after he grabbed her 4-year-old sister, prompting him to flee the home. Read Full Article
 
Wind Storm Largest Outage In DTE History; Restoration Estimates Still Not Ready

Wind Storm Largest Outage In DTE History; Restoration Estimates Still Not Ready

The high winds resulted in more than 3,000 downed power lines as gusts exceeded 60 mph. Read Full Article
 
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reported At City Of Brighton's Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reported At City Of Brighton's Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Brighton is notifying the public of a sanitary sewer overflow. Read Full Article
 
Bullard Road Getting New Round Of Improvements

Bullard Road Getting New Round Of Improvements

Additional tree clearing, drainage improvements, and more gravel will be added to the Hartland Township road. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Township Reviewing Master Plan

Putnam Township Reviewing Master Plan

One of the biggest challenges the Planning Commission faces is that of a large number of non-conforming lots. Read Full Article
 
Crews Called In From Multiple States To Help Restore Power After High Winds

Crews Called In From Multiple States To Help Restore Power After High Winds

DTE Energy says that approximately 700,000 of their customers lost power due to the storms, making it the second largest weather-related event in the utility's history. Read Full Article
 
Fenton To Receive Refund From Utility For Lighting Overcharges

Fenton To Receive Refund From Utility For Lighting Overcharges

Officials say Consumers Energy overcharged the city by 49 lights, which along with 7% interest added up to $25,800. Read Full Article
 
Local Flight Training School To Partner With College For Summer Courses

Local Flight Training School To Partner With College For Summer Courses

An open house event this evening will have information about collegiate aviation classes that will be offered this summer in Howell. Read Full Article
 
13th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade In Downtown Pinckney This Saturday

13th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade In Downtown Pinckney This Saturday

A parade and traditional Irish festivities will take over downtown Pinckney this weekend.
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Wednesday, March 8
Local School Closings Reported

Local School Closings Reported

A number of schools in Livingston County will be closed Thursday, March 9th. Read Full Article
 
High Winds Prompt Road Closures & Traffic Issues

High Winds Prompt Road Closures & Traffic Issues

Police and fire crews are busy dealing with road closures and traffic issues from today's high winds that toppled power lines and trees. Read Full Article
 
Power Outages Result From High Winds Downing Trees & Power Lines

Power Outages Result From High Winds Downing Trees & Power Lines

Calls began pouring in to local fire departments not only about the downed lines, but also several small grass fires that resulted. Read Full Article
 
March Is National Nutrition Month - Residents Should "Put Best Fork Forward"

March Is National Nutrition Month - Residents Should "Put Best Fork Forward"

Livingston County residents are being encouraged to put their best fork forward during National Nutrition Month. Read Full Article
 
Amid Criticism From Both Sides, Bishop Stands Behind ACA Replacement

Amid Criticism From Both Sides, Bishop Stands Behind ACA Replacement

Bishop promised a full vetting process for the new legislation with “open dialogue and debate throughout the process” Read Full Article
 
Putnam Twp. Supervisor Addresses Rover Pipeline Concerns

Putnam Twp. Supervisor Addresses Rover Pipeline Concerns

Supervisor Dennis Brennan says he dislikes the "gloom and doom" talk surrounding the project and feels there are some benefits that could come from the situation. Read Full Article
 
Howell & Flint Choir Students Come Together For Performance

Howell & Flint Choir Students Come Together For Performance

Howell’s Parker Middle School choirs performed in a joint concert with students from Flint and sang a song centered on the continuing water crisis.
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Brighton Library Board Seeks To Fill Vacant Trustee Spot

Brighton Library Board Seeks To Fill Vacant Trustee Spot

The Brighton District Library Board is looking to fill an open trustee position. Read Full Article
 
Past & Present Brighton Women Named To Honor Roll

Past & Present Brighton Women Named To Honor Roll

The honorees will be celebrated March 25th at the Brighton District Library. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, March 7
Murder Trial Delayed Again For Milford Woman

Murder Trial Delayed Again For Milford Woman

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
 
Fenton Looks To Add Cameras At Millpond Gazebo

Fenton Looks To Add Cameras At Millpond Gazebo

The cameras could cost as much as $6,000, but will have the ability to enlarge the image of the those causing damage. Read Full Article
 
Utility Reminds Taxpayers Of Available Heating Credit

Utility Reminds Taxpayers Of Available Heating Credit

Local homeowners and renters are being made aware of a tax credit that could help cover some of their heating expenses. Read Full Article
 
Springtime Seasonal Load Restrictions Modified In Livingston County

Springtime Seasonal Load Restrictions Modified In Livingston County

Seasonal load restrictions are being modified for trucks and semis. Read Full Article
 
Medical Marijuana Patients Speak Out About County Grant Program

Medical Marijuana Patients Speak Out About County Grant Program

Card-carrying patients voiced concerns with a medical marijuana operation and oversight program to the Livingston County Board of Commissioners Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Final Series Of Meetings Set For Public Input On Commuter Rail Project

Final Series Of Meetings Set For Public Input On Commuter Rail Project

The North-South Commuter Rail project has been a 10-year initiative working to create a public transit option in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
CASA Trainees See Their Soon-To-Be Role At Work

CASA Trainees See Their Soon-To-Be Role At Work

Local volunteers who want to take a stand for abused and neglected children in the court system got a little closer to what will be their platform in their efforts of advocacy. Read Full Article
 
Brighton & Highland Twp. To Host Inside/Out Exhibits

Brighton & Highland Twp. To Host Inside/Out Exhibits

The DIA says they are expanding the number of installation sites from approximately 80 to 120 per three-month season. Read Full Article
 
Monday, March 6
Fire Destroys Auto Parts Store In Highland Township

Fire Destroys Auto Parts Store In Highland Township

The fire in the NAPA Auto Parts store on North Milford Road forced officials to closed M-59 in both directions at North Milford Road until about 8:30am. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Teen Killed In Weekend Shooting

Fenton Teen Killed In Weekend Shooting

18-year old Brady Morris of Fenton died from a gunshot wound to the head. Read Full Article
 
Alert System Seeking Cell Phone Users To "Opt-In" For Notifications

Alert System Seeking Cell Phone Users To "Opt-In" For Notifications

Residents who don't have land lines will need to “opt-in” to sign-up and register to receive cell phone, text, or email alerts. Read Full Article
 
Red Wing Alumni Will Hit The Ice In Brighton

Red Wing Alumni Will Hit The Ice In Brighton

The 8th annual Hockey Night in Brighton will take place Saturday at 1:30pm at the Kensington Valley Ice House. Read Full Article
 
Reunification Workshop Teaches Response and Recovery in School Crisis

Reunification Workshop Teaches Response and Recovery in School Crisis

The workshop served as an introduction to local and national resources, as plans to develop a reunification team for the Livingston County area are underway. Read Full Article
 
Oceola Agrees To Help Fund Road Projects

Oceola Agrees To Help Fund Road Projects

Oceola Township hopes to split the cost of building up two stretches of roadway this year. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures On US-23 This Week

Lane Closures On US-23 This Week

More lane closures on US-23 this week could cause travel delays for area commuters.
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Oak Park Man Sentenced In Local Store Break-Ins

Oak Park Man Sentenced In Local Store Break-Ins

33-year-old Arthur Williams was charged in connection to the October 31st break-ins at the Sprint store in Brighton and Target store in Hartland Township. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, March 5
Brighton Township Looks At SELCRA For Upcoming Budget

Brighton Township Looks At SELCRA For Upcoming Budget

One of two local townships is discussing funding for the Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority for the coming year. Read Full Article
 
Mt. Brighton Ski Area Doing Well Despite Mild Winter

Mt. Brighton Ski Area Doing Well Despite Mild Winter

Despite up-and-down temperatures in February and so far this month, the Mount Brighton Ski Area is expecting a reasonably good season for the 2016-17 year. Read Full Article
 
Voting Open For Salute to the Stars Dance Competition

Voting Open For Salute to the Stars Dance Competition

Voting is open for a local celebrity dance competition that supports outreach services to senior citizens. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, March 4
Authorities Say "Death List" By Parker Middle School Student Not Credible

Authorities Say "Death List" By Parker Middle School Student Not Credible

A Parker Middle School student could face discipline after someone discovered a death list of students and staff targeted for harm.
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Man Arraigned In Connection With Crash That Severed Howell Man's Legs

Man Arraigned In Connection With Crash That Severed Howell Man's Legs

The man charged with crashing into a Howell man and severing his legs as he helped a stranded motorist has been arraigned. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council Confirms Hiring of New DPW Director

Brighton City Council Confirms Hiring of New DPW Director

The city of Brighton has hired current Howell Superintendent Marcel Goch as its new Department of Public Works director, replacing Dave Blackar, who retired. Read Full Article
 
Hunger Council Calls for Volunteers and Exhibitors

Hunger Council Calls for Volunteers and Exhibitors

The Livingston County Hunger Council is looking for exhibitors and volunteers to help kick off its summer programs. Read Full Article