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Friday, June 24
M-DOT Announces Weekend Ramp Closures at I-96/US-23

M-DOT Announces Weekend Ramp Closures at I-96/US-23

More weekend ramp closures are planned as part of construction at I-96 and US-23 in Brighton.
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Man & Son Injured at Marion Township Festival Seek Reimbursement

Man & Son Injured at Marion Township Festival Seek Reimbursement

A man and his son are seeking reimbursement for medical treatments after a mishap at a township festival. Read Full Article
 
Portage Lake Yacht Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Weekend Event

Portage Lake Yacht Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Weekend Event

This weekend a nearby yacht club hosts a special event to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Read Full Article
 
Congressman Mike Bishop Hires Local Veteran To Serve As Advocate

Congressman Mike Bishop Hires Local Veteran To Serve As Advocate

Joseph Riker will help veterans and their families navigate through interactions with administrative and government agencies by acting as a facilitator. Read Full Article
 
Stranger Danger Class For Kids Will Teach Awareness, Self-Defense

Stranger Danger Class For Kids Will Teach Awareness, Self-Defense

A stranger danger class in South Lyon next week will teach children to be vigilant and how to defend themselves if necessary. Read Full Article
 
Deadline Approaching To Register To Vote In August Primary

Deadline Approaching To Register To Vote In August Primary

The August 2nd Primary is approaching and local election officials say it won’t be very far away once July arrives.
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Marion Township Changes Parks Ordinance Around Firearms

Marion Township Changes Parks Ordinance Around Firearms

After a recent event in one local township an ordinance chance had to be made regarding carrying weapons. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Home Invasion Mastermind Gets Prison Sentence

Genoa Township Home Invasion Mastermind Gets Prison Sentence

Kennie Whitby of Green Oak Township has been sentenced to 50 to 75 years for 13 counts of armed robbery and 25 to 75 years for one count of home invasion in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Read Full Article
 
Livingston United Way To Continue Collaborations

Livingston United Way To Continue Collaborations

58% of their funds will help collective impact coalitions. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 23
Early Morning Blaze Damages South Lyon Hotel

Early Morning Blaze Damages South Lyon Hotel

A fire that significantly damaged a downtown landmark in South Lyon is being described as a huge loss for the community.
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Pinckney Student Denied Request For Early Release From Jail

Pinckney Student Denied Request For Early Release From Jail

A judge has denied a request for early release from one of the Pinckney High School students serving time for the sexual assault of another student.
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Backpacks For Kids Kicks Off Summer Campaign

Backpacks For Kids Kicks Off Summer Campaign

Donations are being accepted to help families with students in need. Read Full Article
 
3rd Alarm Fire Causes Extensive Damage To South Lyon Hotel

3rd Alarm Fire Causes Extensive Damage To South Lyon Hotel

The cause of the fire remains unknown. Read Full Article
 
3rd Annual "Game Of Thrones" Event Returns Next Week To Pinckney Library

3rd Annual "Game Of Thrones" Event Returns Next Week To Pinckney Library

Though summer has just begun, “winter is coming” to a local library with a “Game of Thrones” inspired event. Read Full Article
 
3rd Alarm Fire Causes Extensive Damage To South Lyon Hotel

3rd Alarm Fire Causes Extensive Damage To South Lyon Hotel

Crews are continuing to battle a fire at a historic building and popular restaurant in downtown South Lyon.
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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash In Unadilla Township

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash In Unadilla Township

A motorcyclist remains hospitalized following a head-on crash Tuesday evening. Read Full Article
 
Grand Opening Saturday At Camp For Children With Serious Health Challenges

Grand Opening Saturday At Camp For Children With Serious Health Challenges

A weekend open house is planned to showcase a special camp for children with serious health challenges.
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2nd Annual Airshow Will Soar To New Heights This Weekend

2nd Annual Airshow Will Soar To New Heights This Weekend

The Livingston County Airshow is returning to the Howell area this weekend with bigger and better aircraft, attractions, and all things aviation. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 22
Police: Death Of Hamburg Man Found In State Rec. Area Suspected Suicide

Police: Death Of Hamburg Man Found In State Rec. Area Suspected Suicide

Authorities say the death of a Hamburg Township man who went missing over the weekend from an area campsite is a suspected suicide.
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Chilson/Coon Lake Road Roundabout Expected To Open Saturday

Chilson/Coon Lake Road Roundabout Expected To Open Saturday

A roundabout project in Genoa Township is nearing completion and the intersecting roads are expected to reopen Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Department Takes Over County Clerk Embezzlement Investigation

Sheriff's Department Takes Over County Clerk Embezzlement Investigation

An investigation is ongoing within the Livingston County Clerk’s Office, regarding alleged embezzlement.
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Trial Of Deerfield Township Couple Charged In Child Abuse Case Underway

Trial Of Deerfield Township Couple Charged In Child Abuse Case Underway

A Deerfield Township couple accused of felony child abuse is on trial.
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Fenton Fire Department Seeking Volunteer Firefighters

Fenton Fire Department Seeking Volunteer Firefighters

Paid on-call volunteer firefighters are needed at an area fire department. Read Full Article
 
Area Republicans Gather To Discuss Trump And Party Platform

Area Republicans Gather To Discuss Trump And Party Platform

Donald Trump's state director Scott Hagerstrom spoke to the crowd along with State Senator Joe Hune and Delegate Meshawn Maddock. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Introduces Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Howell City Council Introduces Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The City of Howell is moving toward adopting an anti-discrimination ordinance.
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Tuesday, June 21
Sewer Users File Lawsuit Against Brighton Township

Sewer Users File Lawsuit Against Brighton Township

Charging that they are paying exorbitant sewer rates, a group of disgruntled Brighton Township residents filed a class action lawsuit Monday in US District Court against the township. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Seeks To Have Federal Suit Filed By Christian School Dismissed

Genoa Township Seeks To Have Federal Suit Filed By Christian School Dismissed

A federal lawsuit filed against Genoa Township by a Christian school continues to play out. Read Full Article
 
Last County Master Plan Session Wraps Up Series Tomorrow

Last County Master Plan Session Wraps Up Series Tomorrow

The final session on building Livingston County’s Master Plan will wrap up the six-part series Wednesday evening. Read Full Article
 
"Multiple Sharp Force Injuries" Caused Death Of Hamburg Twp. Man Found At State Rec Area

"Multiple Sharp Force Injuries" Caused Death Of Hamburg Twp. Man Found At State Rec Area

An autopsy was conducted yesterday on the body of the 43-year-old man, whose name is not being released at this time. Read Full Article
 
Sons Of The American Legion Fly-In Breakfast Held Saturday

Sons Of The American Legion Fly-In Breakfast Held Saturday

The community can enjoy breakfast this weekend with a local veterans’ group while looking to the skies for unique aircraft.


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Local Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming Elderly Couple

Local Man Pleads Guilty To Scamming Elderly Couple

A Howell man who was paid to build a deck for an elderly couple but never delivered has entered a plea.
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LACASA Charity Challenge Ends Wednesday

LACASA Charity Challenge Ends Wednesday

There are only a couple of days left to help raise money in a charity challenge for a local non-profit organization. Read Full Article
 
Whitmore Lake Schools Back in Good Fiscal Shape

Whitmore Lake Schools Back in Good Fiscal Shape

One local school district ended its school year in a better fiscal position after a few years of struggle. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 20
Autopsy Planned For Hamburg Twp. Man Discovered Dead At State Rec Area

Autopsy Planned For Hamburg Twp. Man Discovered Dead At State Rec Area

The investigation into the campsite death of a Hamburg Township man in the Brighton State Recreation Area over this past weekend is ongoing. Read Full Article
 
Local State Rep Still Seeking To Eliminate Judicial Age Restrictions

Local State Rep Still Seeking To Eliminate Judicial Age Restrictions

A local lawmaker has put forth an amendment to legislation regarding age requirements for judges. Read Full Article
 
Motion To Amend Bond Denied For Windsor Man Charged in Rape Case

Motion To Amend Bond Denied For Windsor Man Charged in Rape Case

Local bond conditions will remain in effect for a Canadian man accused of raping an incapacitated woman.
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GOP Activist From Howell Joins Plot To "Dump Trump"

GOP Activist From Howell Joins Plot To "Dump Trump"

A local GOP activist is part of an emerging and growing multi-state network of delegates plotting to “dump Trump”.
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Public Voting For Howell Art Project Ends Friday

Public Voting For Howell Art Project Ends Friday

Residents and visitors in Downtown Howell are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece of art at four locations throughout the City by Friday.
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Pinckney Schools Set to Begin New Training Program

Pinckney Schools Set to Begin New Training Program

Area students will have the opportunity for one of a kind training in one local district after a grant award was announced recently. Read Full Article
 
Online Forum Set Up For Van Curler Property In Downtown Whitmore Lake

Online Forum Set Up For Van Curler Property In Downtown Whitmore Lake

An online public forum has been set up to discuss the future of a prominent piece of land in Whitmore Lake's downtown area.

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Get Tested For National HIV Test Day

Get Tested For National HIV Test Day

The Livingston County Department of Public Health is providing free testing on Wednesday, June 22nd. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 19
Death of Hamburg Twp. Man Found in State Rec. Area Not Accidental

Death of Hamburg Twp. Man Found in State Rec. Area Not Accidental

Police are investigating the apparent murder of a man whose body was found Saturday in the Brighton State Recreation Area. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Arts & Culture Commission Showcases Downtown Chalk Art

Brighton Arts & Culture Commission Showcases Downtown Chalk Art

Shoppers and other visitors to downtown Brighton can enjoy colorful children's characters these days in the chalk art of Ann Arbor's David Zinn. Read Full Article
 
Local Artwork Being Displayed This Summer on Hyne Alley in Brighton

Local Artwork Being Displayed This Summer on Hyne Alley in Brighton

Visitors to downtown Brighton can see colorful, whimsically painted local artwork in the Hyne Alley between West Main and Mill Pond Lane this summer. Read Full Article
 
Trial Date Set For Milford Woman's Murder Trial

Trial Date Set For Milford Woman's Murder Trial

Yvonne Cortis was charged with open murder in December following the death of 68-year-old Greg Cortis. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 18
Artistic Bicycle Rack Installed In Downtown Howell

Artistic Bicycle Rack Installed In Downtown Howell

The installation of an artistic bike rack in Downtown Howell is part of city-wide efforts to become a bicycle friendly community. Read Full Article
 
Howell Public Schools Board Agrees To Budget Amendment

Howell Public Schools Board Agrees To Budget Amendment

Officials in the Howell school district agree to a budget amendment to cover an increased deficit. Read Full Article
 
Chelsea Man Enters Plea In Child Pornography Case

Chelsea Man Enters Plea In Child Pornography Case

George Louis Trevino was arrested by federal agents in February after a search warrant was executed at his home on Old US-12 in Chelsea. Read Full Article
 
Republican National Convention Platform Listening Tour In Howell Tuesday

Republican National Convention Platform Listening Tour In Howell Tuesday

The Republican National Convention Platform Listening Tour will be making a stop in Livingston County next week.
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Rescue 911 Summer Learning Camp Coming To Downtown Fenton

Rescue 911 Summer Learning Camp Coming To Downtown Fenton

An event focused on kids and summer safety will take place Thursday at Bush Park in Downtown Fenton. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 17
Crash Damages Overpass In Fenton Area

Crash Damages Overpass In Fenton Area

Authorities say a backhoe being hauled on a trailer was heading southbound on US-23 when it struck the Lahring Road overpass just before 7am. Read Full Article
 
 "Operation Treasure Hunt" & Art Display Kick Off Saturday in Downtown Brighton

"Operation Treasure Hunt" & Art Display Kick Off Saturday in Downtown Brighton

An Art display kicks off Saturday in Downtown Brighton, along with Operation Treasure Hunt featuring an internationally recognized chalk artist. Read Full Article
 
Pleas Possible In Both State & Federal Cases Against Tyrone Man

Pleas Possible In Both State & Federal Cases Against Tyrone Man

Michael LaJoice of Tyrone Township was already charged with 14 embezzlement counts in Oakland County when federal authorities filed a bank fraud charge June 7th. Read Full Article
 
M-DOT Says Overnight Ramp Closures Will Take Place Friday Night

M-DOT Says Overnight Ramp Closures Will Take Place Friday Night

M-DOT recently announced that the ramp closures on I-96 at US-23 in Brighton will proceed Friday night. Read Full Article
 
Saturday Declared Ozone Action Day

Saturday Declared Ozone Action Day

Livingston County residents are encouraged to do their part to keep help air clean this weekend, with high temps and lots of sun in the forecast.
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Brighton Councilman & City Mgr. Debate Lead Role In Union Talks

Brighton Councilman & City Mgr. Debate Lead Role In Union Talks

The Brighton City Council debated whether the city manager or the city labor attorney should have the lead role in union contract negotiations. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Remove Political Party Vignettes From Ballots

Local Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Remove Political Party Vignettes From Ballots

Hank Vaupel is hoping to eliminate confusion and delays in the voting booth during future elections.
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Howell Kindergartners Create Placemats For Big Boy

Howell Kindergartners Create Placemats For Big Boy

Kindergartners in one local elementary created placemats for a Howell restaurant that promote recycling. Read Full Article
 
Concerts At The Courthouse Returns To Howell This Summer

Concerts At The Courthouse Returns To Howell This Summer

An outdoor music series that draws hundreds to downtown Howell each summer will begin again on July 1st. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 16
Motorist Trapped After Large Tree Branch, Power Line Falls On Vehicle

Motorist Trapped After Large Tree Branch, Power Line Falls On Vehicle

A man escaped injury after a tree branch and power line fell on his vehicle in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Community Comes Together At Brighton Vigil For Orlando Victims

Community Comes Together At Brighton Vigil For Orlando Victims

A vigil Wednesday in Brighton brought the community together to pray and grieve for those killed and injured during a massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff Bezotte & Bicyclist At Crossroads Over Sunday Incident

Sheriff Bezotte & Bicyclist At Crossroads Over Sunday Incident

A bicyclist and Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte appear to be at a crossroads over an incident last weekend. Read Full Article
 
Properties Owned By Accused Embezzler Set To Be Sold

Properties Owned By Accused Embezzler Set To Be Sold

In all, six properties in Fenton will be sold with the proceeds applied toward restitution. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Schools To Expand Recreational Offerings

Brighton Schools To Expand Recreational Offerings

The City is withdrawing from SELCRA on June 30th and will offer new and expanded offerings this fall. Read Full Article
 
New Hiking, Biking Trail Dedicated Near Chelsea

New Hiking, Biking Trail Dedicated Near Chelsea

It's part of a 20-mile trail that will consist of five unique sections over varying terrain. Read Full Article
 
Two Putnam Fire Officers Retire After Combined 73 Years Of Service

Two Putnam Fire Officers Retire After Combined 73 Years Of Service

Deputy Chief Denis Aseltine served 38 years. Assistant Chief Mark Coddington served for 35. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane Closures & Patch Work Planned On Eastbound I-96

Weekend Lane Closures & Patch Work Planned On Eastbound I-96

More weekend lane closures are planned on I-96 near Webberville, along with concrete patch work in the Howell area. Read Full Article
 
Detroit Man Competent To Stand Trial In Deaths Of 4-Year-Old Girl & Mother

Detroit Man Competent To Stand Trial In Deaths Of 4-Year-Old Girl & Mother

A judge has found a Detroit man competent to stand trial in the deaths of a mother and daughter in a case that started locally.
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Wednesday, June 15
Superintendents, Parents & State School Officials Raise Concerns Over Cyber School

Superintendents, Parents & State School Officials Raise Concerns Over Cyber School

The Livingston Classical Cyber Academy is proposed on a site at Old US-23 and Hyne Road in Brighton Township. Read Full Article
 
Two Nursing Care Facilities In Fenton Under Investigation

Two Nursing Care Facilities In Fenton Under Investigation

Federal complaints seeking documents have been filed against two Fenton area nursing facilities being investigated for client abuse.
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Ride For The Cure Kick-Off Celebration Thursday At Lake Trust In Brighton

Ride For The Cure Kick-Off Celebration Thursday At Lake Trust In Brighton

A kick-off celebration and on-site registration for a breast cancer awareness ride will be held in Brighton Thursday. Read Full Article
 
Kroger Pays $82k & Agrees To ADA Training To Settle Howell Lawsuit

Kroger Pays $82k & Agrees To ADA Training To Settle Howell Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged the Howell store failed to make reasonable accommodation for a stock person after she suffered a back injury in June of 2010. Read Full Article
 
New Parking Lot Could Potentially Be Built By Hartland Post Office

New Parking Lot Could Potentially Be Built By Hartland Post Office

The Board of Trustees has yet to make a motion at acquiring the one-acre parcel of land. Read Full Article
 
County Health Department Is Encouraging Dads To Quit Smoking

County Health Department Is Encouraging Dads To Quit Smoking

The LCDPH is hoping families celebrate Father's Day by helping dad become tobacco-free. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, June 14
Highland Township To Make World Record Attempt During Annual Festival

Highland Township To Make World Record Attempt During Annual Festival

The Highland Township community will again make a world record attempt during a festival later this month. Read Full Article
 
Drugs Investigated As Factor In Crash That Caused Hartland Fire

Drugs Investigated As Factor In Crash That Caused Hartland Fire

A car struck a residence on Denver Drive, causing a gas line to rupture, explode and catch on fire. Read Full Article
 
Howell Public Schools Board Hears Comments on Transgender Bathroom Issue

Howell Public Schools Board Hears Comments on Transgender Bathroom Issue

A controversial issue had local residents and trustees speaking up at Monday night’s Howell Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Read Full Article
 
BHS Choral Group Performs at Board Meeting

BHS Choral Group Performs at Board Meeting

The Brighton Board of Education was serenaded at its meeting Monday by the Brighton High School Bel Canto musical ensemble. Read Full Article
 
Woman Pleads Guilty To Charges In Green Oak Township Home Invasion

Woman Pleads Guilty To Charges In Green Oak Township Home Invasion

A Romulus woman has reached a plea deal related to a home invasion in Green Oak Township.

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Unadilla Store Reopens

Unadilla Store Reopens

The Unadilla Township store burned down in January 2015. It reopened Monday in a new building. Read Full Article
 
Project Seeks To Redevelop Old Memories Lounge In Brighton Township

Project Seeks To Redevelop Old Memories Lounge In Brighton Township

Plans for a renovation/redevelopment project were the topic of Monday night’s Brighton Township Planning Commission meeting. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board Trustee Questions Shared Services

Brighton School Board Trustee Questions Shared Services

Brighton Area Schools officials are projecting the formerly deficit district will be in the black again this year and next. Read Full Article
 
Substitute No Longer Focus Of Inappropriate Message Investigation

Substitute No Longer Focus Of Inappropriate Message Investigation

District officials launched an investigation in December after concerns were brought to the attention of Pinckney High School Principal Jim Darga. Read Full Article
 
Motion & Trial Set For Deerfield Couple Charged In Child Abuse Case

Motion & Trial Set For Deerfield Couple Charged In Child Abuse Case

A Deerfield Township couple accused of felony child abuse could go to trial this month.


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Monday, June 13
Prayer Vigil Planned Wednesday In Brighton After Deadly Nightclub Shooting

Prayer Vigil Planned Wednesday In Brighton After Deadly Nightclub Shooting

An event is planned Wednesday for the community to pray and grieve for those killed and injured during a tragic event at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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Federal Bank Fraud Charge Filed Against Tyrone Township Man

Federal Bank Fraud Charge Filed Against Tyrone Township Man

Michael LaJoice could face up to 30 years in federal prison and/or $1 million in fines if convicted on this latest charge. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Woman Hospitalized After Ann Arbor Motorcycle Crash

Brighton Woman Hospitalized After Ann Arbor Motorcycle Crash

The crash happened just before 6pm Saturday on northbound US-23, just north of Washtenaw Avenue. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Trustee Submits Resignation

Lyon Township Trustee Submits Resignation

Citing the faster than anticipated sale of his home, Trustee Steve Adams turned in his resignation, effective July 4th. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Man Decries Suspension From State Party For Striptease

Genoa Man Decries Suspension From State Party For Striptease

James Weeks II says that he was informed Sunday of his suspension from the Libertarian Party of Michigan for a term of two years. Read Full Article
 
Hacker Road Construction Project Starts Today

Hacker Road Construction Project Starts Today

A large construction project gets underway today and the work will last through the summer.
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Marion Township Hosts 9th Annual Heritage Days

Marion Township Hosts 9th Annual Heritage Days

Officials in one nearby township wanted to give people a chance to experience the local heritage over the weekend. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 12
Milford Police To Begin Using Narcan

Milford Police To Begin Using Narcan

A local police department recently started carrying a drug to counter opioid overdoses. Read Full Article
 
Brighton EAA Hosts First Annual Fly-In

Brighton EAA Hosts First Annual Fly-In

An event designed to draw young people into aviation was held yesterday at the Brighton Airport. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Road Repaving Project to Start in Mid-July

Brighton Road Repaving Project to Start in Mid-July

Brighton Road in Genoa Township will be repaved, with other improvements coming, this summer, west of Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Man Heads To Prison For Meth Lab Operation

Man Heads To Prison For Meth Lab Operation

A Lansing man charged in Livingston County for operating a meth lab is headed to prison.
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Howell Students Celebrate Free Library Installation

Howell Students Celebrate Free Library Installation

Five students at Hutchings Elementary in Howell developed and researched an idea to install a Little Free Library on the school playground. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 11
Doctor Charged With Delivering Controlled Substances Wants Case Dismissed

Doctor Charged With Delivering Controlled Substances Wants Case Dismissed

Dr. Michael Holda is charged with seven counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Library's Springfest Will Kick Off Summer Reading Program

Brighton Library's Springfest Will Kick Off Summer Reading Program

The library’s Springfest Celebration on Sunday marks the end of another school year but also officially kicks off the library’s popular Summer Reading Program. Read Full Article
 
No Additional Jail Time For Teen Charged In High School Assault

No Additional Jail Time For Teen Charged In High School Assault

17-year-old Theodore Joseph Kohlman assaulted his girlfriend, rammed her unoccupied car and had to be taken into custody at gunpoint. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 10
Locals Remember & Honor Gordie Howe

Locals Remember & Honor Gordie Howe

Brighton High School coach Paul Moggach, who grew up watching Howe play, remembers both his ability as a player and his reputation as one of the toughest players in the NHL. Read Full Article
 
Road Commission Looking At Reconstructing Lee Road Roundabout

Road Commission Looking At Reconstructing Lee Road Roundabout

If the timing and cost work out, the roundabout at US-23 and Lee Road in Green Oak Township could be reconstructed to help boost safety.
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Judge Reader Accused Of Skipping Work To Attend Golf Outing Fundraiser

Judge Reader Accused Of Skipping Work To Attend Golf Outing Fundraiser

A local judge was caught on camera at her own campaign fundraiser while allegedly out sick. Read Full Article
 
After Meningitis Letter Gets No Response, Bishop Wants Meeting With OMB & DOJ

After Meningitis Letter Gets No Response, Bishop Wants Meeting With OMB & DOJ

Bishop and 17 other lawmakers previously sent a letter asking the administration to issue funds to victims of the 2012 outbreak. Read Full Article
 
Beam Placement Will Force Closure Of US-23

Beam Placement Will Force Closure Of US-23

The closure is needed so crews can set beams as part of the overall US-23/I-96 interchange improvement project. Read Full Article
 
Gas Leak Forces Evacuation In Downtown Howell

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation In Downtown Howell

A contractor working on an alley improvement directly behind BD Electrical struck a two-inch gas service line around 8:30am. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell Hosts 8th Annual Pink Party

Downtown Howell Hosts 8th Annual Pink Party

A few passing sprinkles didn’t dampen the Queen of the Night crowning at Thursday night’s Pink Party in Howell. Read Full Article
 
As Construction Approaches On Brighton Medical Facility, Traffic Concerns Remain

As Construction Approaches On Brighton Medical Facility, Traffic Concerns Remain

Road Commission Managing Director Mike Craine says the greatest impact will be at, and in the vicinity of, the I-96/West Grand River interchange. Read Full Article
 
Gregory Man To Serve Prison Time For Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

Gregory Man To Serve Prison Time For Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

A Gregory man who beat and strangled his pregnant girlfriend will serve prison time.
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Michigan Humane Society To Assist Livingston Animal Control

Michigan Humane Society To Assist Livingston Animal Control

The state’s oldest animal cruelty prevention organization will be adding investigative resources to help out Livingston County Animal Control. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 9
Local Nonprofits Team Up To Open Community Arts & Culinary Training Center

Local Nonprofits Team Up To Open Community Arts & Culinary Training Center

Torch 180 and The Warehouse Rocks are planning to jointly lease and operate a community center in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
District Seeks Parental Input On Transgendered Bathroom Issue

District Seeks Parental Input On Transgendered Bathroom Issue

The online survey asks several questions, including how much importance parents place on the “use of restrooms by students of the opposite biological sex.” Read Full Article
 
Mandatory Life Sentence Handed Down In Shooting Death Of Fenton Man

Mandatory Life Sentence Handed Down In Shooting Death Of Fenton Man

Family and friends of the victim described him as a great father and noted the tragedy that his daughter would have to grow up without her father. Read Full Article
 
Milford Police Seeking Charges Against Mom Who Drove While Super Drunk

Milford Police Seeking Charges Against Mom Who Drove While Super Drunk

The 46-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday, after blowing nearly five times the legal limit in a breathalyzer test. Read Full Article
 
Increased Sewer Rates Expected For Hartland Township

Increased Sewer Rates Expected For Hartland Township

Hartland Township officials are discussing the best way to go about sewer rate increases. Read Full Article
 
Construction Begins On FlexTech Building Addition

Construction Begins On FlexTech Building Addition

A local public charter school will soon be able to accommodate more students as construction begins on an addition that will double the size of its building. Read Full Article
 
St. Joseph Mercy Health System & VINA Team Up To Address Emergency Dental Needs

St. Joseph Mercy Health System & VINA Team Up To Address Emergency Dental Needs

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston is providing a $12,500 grant to VINA and offering an additional $12,500 matching grant. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane & Ramp Closures On Westbound I-96

Weekend Lane & Ramp Closures On Westbound I-96

Ramp and lane closures on westbound I-96 in the Webberville area this weekend could cause significant traffic back-ups. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Takes Next Steps In Smart Zone Program

Genoa Township Takes Next Steps In Smart Zone Program

A program that promotes business growth by attracting high-quality developers to the area is moving forward in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 8
Testing Begins On Former Gas Plant Site For Groundwater Affected By Deadly Chemical

Testing Begins On Former Gas Plant Site For Groundwater Affected By Deadly Chemical

The DEQ is overseeing the project and the state is coordinating with local health officials. Read Full Article
 
Police Chase Ends After Vehicle Crashes In White Lake

Police Chase Ends After Vehicle Crashes In White Lake

A morning police chase ended with a vehicle crashing into a lake in Highland Township.

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Handy Township Sewer Plant Suffers Two Violations, Should Be Compliant Soon

Handy Township Sewer Plant Suffers Two Violations, Should Be Compliant Soon

Suspended solids levels have returned to normal and high phosphorous levels could be under the required threshold as soon as next week. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Officials "Excited" About Proposed Horse Farm Along I-96

Genoa Officials "Excited" About Proposed Horse Farm Along I-96

A proposed agricultural-based development between Herbst Road and I-96 in Genoa Township is receiving support from officials. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Annual Heritage Days Festival

Volunteers Sought For Annual Heritage Days Festival

The 9th Annual Marion Township Heritage Days event will be held Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Marion Township Hall on W. Coon Lake Road. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army's Summer Lunch Bunch Program To Kick Off Next Week

Salvation Army's Summer Lunch Bunch Program To Kick Off Next Week

Activities for the whole family are planned for next Monday in Brighton and next Wednesday in Howell. Read Full Article
 
8 Mile Road Bridge Over Northbound US-23 Re-Opens Today

8 Mile Road Bridge Over Northbound US-23 Re-Opens Today

Local motorists and commuters will have fewer travel woes in the Whitmore Lake area this summer following today’s opening of the 8 Mile Road bridge over northbound US-23. Read Full Article
 
Open House Will Showcase Student-Built Home In Howell Twp. Saturday

Open House Will Showcase Student-Built Home In Howell Twp. Saturday

A home built by Howell students over the course of the school year will be showcased during an open house this weekend.
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Hicks Schoolhouse To Move From Putnam To Brighton Township Today

Hicks Schoolhouse To Move From Putnam To Brighton Township Today

The 1849 Hicks schoolhouse in Putnam Township is expected to be relocated 19 miles away on Wednesday to a historic farmstead. Read Full Article
 
Survivor Of Suicide Group Launches Balloons Into Howell Sky

Survivor Of Suicide Group Launches Balloons Into Howell Sky

The balloon launch symbolizes the journey and grief that families of lost loved ones to suicide endure. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, June 7
Work Underway On Medical Facility At Latson Road Interchange

Work Underway On Medical Facility At Latson Road Interchange

The $13.5 million, 60,000 square foot outpatient facility is being built in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Confirms It Is Leaving KLAA After 2016-17 Season

Pinckney Confirms It Is Leaving KLAA After 2016-17 Season

Pinckney is moving back to the Southeastern Conference, which the Pirates left in 1999. Read Full Article
 
Howell Fire Academy Graduates 15

Howell Fire Academy Graduates 15

Family, friends and uniformed officers turned out for a special graduation ceremony last night in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Two Suspects Plead In Kohl's Theft And Police Chase

Two Suspects Plead In Kohl's Theft And Police Chase

A plea has been entered by two of the individuals facing charges for their involvement in a retail fraud incident at a local store. Read Full Article
 
8 Mile Road Bridge Over Northbound US-23 To Re-Open Wednesday

8 Mile Road Bridge Over Northbound US-23 To Re-Open Wednesday

M-DOT says the 8 Mile Road bridge over US-23 will be re-opening three weeks ahead of schedule. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Parents Unhappy With Proposed Changes To Media Center Staffing

Hartland Parents Unhappy With Proposed Changes To Media Center Staffing

Proposed staffing changes and the reorganization of media centers in Hartland Consolidated Schools brought out a crowd to Monday night’s board of education meeting.

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Fowlerville Man Who Offered Child $20 To Undress Bound Over

Fowlerville Man Who Offered Child $20 To Undress Bound Over

Dandre Fuller, who is originally from Lincoln Park, but has a Fowlerville address according to court records, is charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes Read Full Article
 
Worker Falls Off Roof In Oak Pointe But Escapes Serious Injury

Worker Falls Off Roof In Oak Pointe But Escapes Serious Injury

A man was fortunate following a roofing accident at a job site in Genoa Township Monday. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Farms Students Perform Motown Hits

Hartland Farms Students Perform Motown Hits

A sixth grade class entertained parents and guests with the sounds of Motown and a history lesson last night. Read Full Article
 
Congressman Bishop Hosts Reception for Service Academy Students

Congressman Bishop Hosts Reception for Service Academy Students

Local seniors heading to service academies this summer met with Congressman Mike Bishop Monday night in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 6
Fowlerville Grads Run The Gladiator Gauntlet

Fowlerville Grads Run The Gladiator Gauntlet

Graduates were given the opportunity to express their gratitude to former teachers while also being applauded for their accomplishments. Read Full Article
 
Construction to Start Next Year on New Brighton Holiday Inn

Construction to Start Next Year on New Brighton Holiday Inn

Final approval was given to a new Holiday Inn Express, which will replace the current facility in the Brighton Towne Square development off West Grand River. Read Full Article
 
Event Will Remember & Honor Those Lost To Suicide

Event Will Remember & Honor Those Lost To Suicide

The Livingston County Survivors of Suicide Support Group remembers those who have been taken as a result of suicide with a commemorative balloon launch. Read Full Article
 
Howell Native Named Special Olympics Athlete Of The Year

Howell Native Named Special Olympics Athlete Of The Year

Lane Heximer of Howell was named the “2016 Special Olympics Michigan Inspirational Athlete of the Year” at the closing ceremony for the summer games on Friday. Read Full Article
 
Oceola Township Will Receive Credit For Hacker Road Project

Oceola Township Will Receive Credit For Hacker Road Project

Two municipalities and the Livingston County Road Commission are working together to fund an expensive road project. Read Full Article
 
St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Celebrates Cancer Survivors

St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Celebrates Cancer Survivors

The Warren R. and Lauraine A. Hoensheid Cancer Center at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Brighton celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday. Read Full Article
 
United Way Looking For Volunteers, Work Sites As Day of Caring Celebrates 15th Year

United Way Looking For Volunteers, Work Sites As Day of Caring Celebrates 15th Year

Over the years the community service “blitz” has grown substantially, last year bringing in 1,500 volunteers at 115 different work sites. Read Full Article
 
Arraignment Set Tuesday In Federal Court For Former Howell Teacher

Arraignment Set Tuesday In Federal Court For Former Howell Teacher

59-year-old Duane Millar is facing two counts of possession of child pornography filed last month in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council, Planning Commission to Meet Tonight

Brighton Council, Planning Commission to Meet Tonight

The public will have a chance to weigh in on proposed changes in Brighton's zoning and sign ordinances at a joint meeting tonight of the city Council and City Council. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 5
Brighton City Police Praised by Citizens

Brighton City Police Praised by Citizens

The Brighton Police Dept. is getting high marks from the community these days for providing efficient and courteous response to any situation. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Blood Drive Features Barbeque and Other Incentives

Upcoming Blood Drive Features Barbeque and Other Incentives

A local business hopes to help boost donations of blood at an upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive in Fenton. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 4
4th Annual Rainbow Rally at Brighton Millpond

4th Annual Rainbow Rally at Brighton Millpond

An afternoon rally served to let people know there are safe places for everyone in Livingston County yesterday. Read Full Article
 
Bucket-Fillers Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Bucket-Fillers Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A local organization celebrated its 10th anniversary back in the place it all started yesterday. Read Full Article
 
Redford Woman Arraigned In Gregory Hit & Run

Redford Woman Arraigned In Gregory Hit & Run

23-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Wheeler of Redford was arrested after she fled from the scene of the May 27th crash. Read Full Article
 
Council Approves BAS Scheduling Of Community Center Activities

Council Approves BAS Scheduling Of Community Center Activities

The building and property, which are owned by the city, are used for community events by various local groups, as well as for general city events. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 3
Howell Man Critically Injured After Police Say He Ran Red Light

Howell Man Critically Injured After Police Say He Ran Red Light

50-year-old Barry Taylor's car entered the intersection at Grand River despite a red light. Read Full Article
 
Potentially Deadly Chemical Found At Former Gas Plant Site In Hartland

Potentially Deadly Chemical Found At Former Gas Plant Site In Hartland

Sulfolane has been found in the groundwater at the former location of the Merit Energy gas plant at Lone Tree and Pleasant Valley Road, south of M-59. Read Full Article
 
Oceola Township Approves Millage Rates And Budgets For Upcoming Year

Oceola Township Approves Millage Rates And Budgets For Upcoming Year

Millage rates will not increase and the budgets are holding steady. Read Full Article
 
State Supreme Court May Decide Local Drug-Testing Case

State Supreme Court May Decide Local Drug-Testing Case

The Michigan Supreme Court may take the case of a Livingston County woman who declined to undergo a drug test as part of her son's case in juvenile court. Read Full Article
 
St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center To Celebrate Ten Year Anniversary

St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Cancer Center To Celebrate Ten Year Anniversary

A special event in Brighton this weekend celebrates cancer survivors and the anniversary of a local cancer treatment center. Read Full Article
 
Howell Public Schools "Pauses" Transgender Bathroom Policy

Howell Public Schools "Pauses" Transgender Bathroom Policy

The issue came to the forefront last month when a parent said his son told him that a female classmate at Southwest Elementary School was allowed to use the boy’s bathroom. Read Full Article
 
Emaus Chosen For Vacant Brighton Council Seat

Emaus Chosen For Vacant Brighton Council Seat

Jon Emaus was selected by unanimous vote among four candidates to fill a position left vacant by the resignation of Shanda Willis. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Woman Charged In Three-Car Hit And Run

Pinckney Woman Charged In Three-Car Hit And Run

Charges have been filed against a Pinckney woman who allegedly fled the scene of a three-vehicle hit and run accident. Read Full Article
 
Driving Instructor Charged With Assaulting Student Bound Over

Driving Instructor Charged With Assaulting Student Bound Over

A Canadian man has been bound over for trial in Livingston County on charges that allege he raped an incapacitated woman.
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2017 SAT Dates Conflict With Local District's Spring Break

2017 SAT Dates Conflict With Local District's Spring Break

School districts in Livingston County are going to have to change the dates for their spring break next year. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 2
US-23 Lane Closure Set For 8 Mile Road Bridge Repair

US-23 Lane Closure Set For 8 Mile Road Bridge Repair

The closure is part of the ongoing work on the 8 Mile Road bridge over US-23, which was damaged beyond repair in March. Read Full Article
 
Trial Delayed For South Lyon Woman Charged In Mother's Death

Trial Delayed For South Lyon Woman Charged In Mother's Death

Authorities say 51-year-old Janet McGahey was became distracted while talking on her cell phone and pulled out in front of a delivery truck. Read Full Article
 
Local Author Celebrates 10 Years Of "Bucket-Filling"

Local Author Celebrates 10 Years Of "Bucket-Filling"

Life has come full circle for the Brighton resident who is celebrating a decade of paying it forward. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Reenters Disaster Relief Program

Green Oak Reenters Disaster Relief Program

The MABAS Agreement allows for neighboring communities to help each other in the case of a natural or man-made disaster. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Says Sewage Increase Caused By Groundwater

Brighton Township Says Sewage Increase Caused By Groundwater

The source of an issue with Brighton Township’s sanitary sewer system has been identified and officials are saying it’s legitimate, despite accusations of fraud. Read Full Article
 
Best Selling Author To Visit South Lyon

Best Selling Author To Visit South Lyon

David Maraniss, author of "Once In a Great City: A Detroit Story," will appear for an event at the Lyon Theater on Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township Looking For Election Help

Green Oak Township Looking For Election Help

The township is looking for staffing help with the upcoming elections and is asking absentee ballot-eligible citizens to take advantage of that service. Read Full Article
 
Community Discussion Seeks Citizens' Input On Government

Community Discussion Seeks Citizens' Input On Government

A nonprofit group is asking for local residents’ input on a number of state issues at a public meeting next week. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 1
Annual Pink Party To Again Support Breast Cancer Research & Care

Annual Pink Party To Again Support Breast Cancer Research & Care

The event benefits St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital breast cancer research and supportive care. Read Full Article
 
New Generator Needed To Supply Back-Up Power To Howell City Hall

New Generator Needed To Supply Back-Up Power To Howell City Hall

A new emergency generator to serve Howell City Hall is in the works. Read Full Article
 
Howell Teachers To Get Summer Training

Howell Teachers To Get Summer Training

An early summer training session will help teachers in one local district create healthy bonds with their students. Read Full Article
 
Former Fenton Real Estate Agent Sent To Trial On Fraud Charges

Former Fenton Real Estate Agent Sent To Trial On Fraud Charges

Authorities say the Grand Blanc man took money under the pretense of a real estate transaction, but kept it for himself. Read Full Article
 
Probation & Counseling Ordered For Milford Township Man

Probation & Counseling Ordered For Milford Township Man

27-year-old Kenneth James Kimball pleaded no contest in April to a charge of aggravated indecent exposure. Read Full Article
 
State/Local Agreement To Resurface McPherson Park Drive Finalized

State/Local Agreement To Resurface McPherson Park Drive Finalized

An agreement has been finalized to reconstruct parts of McPherson Park Drive in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Adopts Budget

Howell City Council Adopts Budget

The 2016/2017 budget has been approved by the Howell City Council.
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Suspect In Kohl's Theft & Police Chase Enters Plea

Suspect In Kohl's Theft & Police Chase Enters Plea

21-year-old Angelina Bonasera pleaded guilty to one count each of first degree retail fraud and resisting/obstructing a police officer. Read Full Article
 
4th Annual Rainbow Community Rally Planned In Brighton

4th Annual Rainbow Community Rally Planned In Brighton

A weekend rally will again serve as a community call to action to celebrate diversity and love inclusively in Livingston County.
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Tuesday, May 31
Former Howell Teacher Now Facing Federal Child Porn Charges

Former Howell Teacher Now Facing Federal Child Porn Charges

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Duane Millar had child pornography in an email account and on various computers and media storage devices. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Strips On Live TV During Libertarian Convention

Howell Man Strips On Live TV During Libertarian Convention

James Weeks was at the Libertarian Party’s national convention in Orlando on Sunday when he began taking off his suit, shirt and tie while dancing. Read Full Article
 
Numerous Road Projects Underway Across County

Numerous Road Projects Underway Across County

The Livingston County Road Commission has its hands full with several different projects during their busy construction season. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Man Enters Plea To Break-Ins & Car Theft

Brighton Man Enters Plea To Break-Ins & Car Theft

The charges stem from a November incident when police say he broke into a tattoo studio and then Brighton Chrysler, where he stole a 2015 Dodge Challenger. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Township Facing Deficit In 2016-17

Putnam Township Facing Deficit In 2016-17

The Board of Trustees expected the coming budget to be tight with big bills coming due and a new needed fire millage. Read Full Article
 
Black Hawk Fly-in Highlights Fowlerville Memorial Day Event

Black Hawk Fly-in Highlights Fowlerville Memorial Day Event

The Memorial Day Celebration in Fowlerville was capped off with the landing of a unique aircraft. Read Full Article
 
Fire Destroys Deerfield Township House

Fire Destroys Deerfield Township House

The family that lived there was reportedly able to exit without injury, although their dog perished in the blaze. Read Full Article
 
Rally To Raise Awareness About Addiction Set June 2nd In Lansing

Rally To Raise Awareness About Addiction Set June 2nd In Lansing

Livingston County residents are invited to be the voice of change during an upcoming rally in Lansing focused on issues of addiction. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Board of Education OKs New Laptops For Teachers

Brighton Board of Education OKs New Laptops For Teachers

Some 122 Brighton elementary teachers are in line for new laptop computers with action by the Board of Education. Read Full Article
 
Case Against Howell Doctor Heads Back To Trial Court After Appeal Denial

Case Against Howell Doctor Heads Back To Trial Court After Appeal Denial

Dr. Michael Holda is charged with seven counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana. Read Full Article
 
Howell Students Win Honors At State Industrial And Technology Competition

Howell Students Win Honors At State Industrial And Technology Competition

Four students placed at 88th annual competition by the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society. Read Full Article
 
Monday, May 30
Open House To Celebrate "Wish For Windows" Project In Fowlerville

Open House To Celebrate "Wish For Windows" Project In Fowlerville

An open house is planned to celebrate the completion of a project to improve a local senior center.
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Gray Wins Substance Abuse Awareness Award

Gray Wins Substance Abuse Awareness Award

Greg Gray won an award from the Drug-Free Action Alliance for his leadership role in the “Parents Who Host Lose the Most” program. Read Full Article
 
Local Actor/Director To Teach At Michigan State University

Local Actor/Director To Teach At Michigan State University

An actor and director with dozens of film and television credits to his name has been tapped to teach students at Michigan State University. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board OKs Improvements at BECC, BHS

Brighton School Board OKs Improvements at BECC, BHS

The BECC Building and the Brighton High School media center will get new carpeting as a result of last Monday's Board of Education meeting. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, May 29
County Adopts Guidelines Regarding Donated Property

County Adopts Guidelines Regarding Donated Property

County authorities will now have a list of guidelines to help them decide whether accepting donated land is in their best interest. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Historical Society to Hold Memorial Day Civil War Exhibit

Brighton Area Historical Society to Hold Memorial Day Civil War Exhibit

Civil War-era buffs will have the opportunity to see two museum-quality exhibits on Memorial Day in downtown Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's Jobless Rate Improves In April

Livingston County's Jobless Rate Improves In April

April unemployment rates declined in all of Michigan’s regional labor markets, including Livingston County.

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District Asked To Assume Control Of Community Center Scheduling

District Asked To Assume Control Of Community Center Scheduling

Since the city is severing its ties with SELCRA, it is proposing that the schools take over running the Community Center. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, May 28
Fowlerville Police Officer Stops Heroin Overdose With Narcan

Fowlerville Police Officer Stops Heroin Overdose With Narcan

A local police officer’s training on how to counter an opiate overdose helped save a life in Fowlerville yesterday. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Who Allegedly Filmed Himself Molesting Children Sentenced

Local Man Who Allegedly Filmed Himself Molesting Children Sentenced

A Livingston County man charged in connection to an incident in which he allegedly filmed himself molesting children will serve a lengthy prison sentence. Read Full Article
 
Impact Assessment Approved For Next Phase At Lakeshore Village

Impact Assessment Approved For Next Phase At Lakeshore Village

An expansion project at a Genoa Township apartment complex has been granted final approval. Read Full Article
 
"Howell Story Corps" Shares the Stories of Howell Public Schools

"Howell Story Corps" Shares the Stories of Howell Public Schools

A high school senior is working to share the stories of the people who make up Howell Public Schools. Read Full Article
 
Friday, May 27
Local Lawmakers Urge AG to Join Lawsuit Regarding Transgender Bathrooms

Local Lawmakers Urge AG to Join Lawsuit Regarding Transgender Bathrooms

Three local lawmakers are urging Attorney General Bill Schuette to join a lawsuit against the federal government regarding transgender bathroom policies. Read Full Article
 
Traffic Problems Reported All Day Throughout Livingston County

Traffic Problems Reported All Day Throughout Livingston County

Traffic issues have been reported all over the Livingston County area as the holiday weekend kicks off. Read Full Article
 
Firefighters Battle Thursday Night Blaze At Home On Whitmore Lake Road

Firefighters Battle Thursday Night Blaze At Home On Whitmore Lake Road

A home on Whitmore Lake Road was severely damaged by fire Thursday night in an area lacking fire hydrants.

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State Holds Meetings With Local Auto Repair Shop Owners

State Holds Meetings With Local Auto Repair Shop Owners

The state has held meetings with two local auto repair shops previously served with cease and desist orders.
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Howell Hires New Executive Director for Instruction

Howell Hires New Executive Director for Instruction

A former Howell Public Schools employee has been asked to fill a vacancy in the district’s central office. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell In Top Ten Running For National Main Street Contest

Downtown Howell In Top Ten Running For National Main Street Contest

Downtown Howell is making a name for itself as a “small town community with a big town feel”. Read Full Article
 
Tractor Supply To Fill Vacant Foodtown Store In Hartland

Tractor Supply To Fill Vacant Foodtown Store In Hartland

Tractor Supply Company, a rural lifestyles retailer based out of Brentwood, Tennessee has plans to lease the space formerly occupied by Foodtown. Read Full Article
 
Mom Who Went Missing With Daughter Fights For Custody

Mom Who Went Missing With Daughter Fights For Custody

A local woman is headed to trial in an effort to keep custody of her daughter, after the two went missing earlier this month. Read Full Article
 
Blue Frog Bookstore For Sale, Owners Hoping Business Can Live On

Blue Frog Bookstore For Sale, Owners Hoping Business Can Live On

A local independent bookstore in Genoa Township is looking to sell.
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Man Sentenced For Stalking Former Teacher

Man Sentenced For Stalking Former Teacher

51-year-old Steven Kremski was charged in a case police refer to as an odd case of obsession stretching back 36 years. Read Full Article
 
Memorial Day Car Show To Benefit Disabled Veterans

Memorial Day Car Show To Benefit Disabled Veterans

The 11th Heritage Benefit Car Show will be held Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th from 10am-3pm at the Livingston East Complex. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, May 26
Bishop Takes To House Floor In Effort To Reverse Meningitis Ruling

Bishop Takes To House Floor In Effort To Reverse Meningitis Ruling

Bishop says that as victims continue to suffer, they are also being financially ruined. Read Full Article
 
State Board Of Canvassers Rules On Petitions In Local Races

State Board Of Canvassers Rules On Petitions In Local Races

The election season is getting more interesting following rulings from a state board that will impact two local races. Read Full Article
 
Mason Road Bridge Reopens, Road Commission Says Repairs Are Temporary

Mason Road Bridge Reopens, Road Commission Says Repairs Are Temporary

The Livingston County Road Commission says the completed repairs to a local bridge are just a “Band-Aid” approach until it can be replaced. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Super Says Contract Talks Underway For 2016-17

Brighton Super Says Contract Talks Underway For 2016-17

The first closed session between the board and Superintendent Greg Gray was held on Monday, after the regular school board meeting. Read Full Article
 
Vietnam-Era Veterans Receive Anniversary Pins At South Lyon Ceremony

Vietnam-Era Veterans Receive Anniversary Pins At South Lyon Ceremony

The event was organized by White Lake Republican State Senator Mike Kowall. Read Full Article
 
Red Cross Offers Incentive For Blood Donors Over Memorial Holiday

Red Cross Offers Incentive For Blood Donors Over Memorial Holiday

Blood donations are being sought at nearby locations, with extra incentive for those who give over the Memorial Day weekend. Read Full Article
 
Bathroom Policies Questioned By Angry Howell Public Schools Parent

Bathroom Policies Questioned By Angry Howell Public Schools Parent

An angry Howell parent is sounding off on issues related to bathroom use and changes he feels are impacting students. Read Full Article
 
Oldest Documented Blanding's Turtle Recaptured At Livingston County Reserve

Oldest Documented Blanding's Turtle Recaptured At Livingston County Reserve

The female was first captured and marked in 1954 as part of a long-running turtle study. Read Full Article
 
Local Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Bound Over For Trial

Local Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Bound Over For Trial

A Howell woman facing charges related to a fatal motorcycle crash on D-19 in Marion Township is headed to trial. Read Full Article
 
AAA Michigan Projects Highest Traveler Volume In Nine Years For Holiday Weekend

AAA Michigan Projects Highest Traveler Volume In Nine Years For Holiday Weekend

AAA Michigan expects the roads will be busy this weekend for those traveling to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Students Win United Way Video Competition

Fowlerville Students Win United Way Video Competition

"Grab a Brush" was selected as the winning entry out of forty-seven received. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Considering New Design Options For Parking Lot Project

Howell City Council Considering New Design Options For Parking Lot Project

Alternative design plans are being considered for a parking lot identified for repairs in downtown Howell.

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Wednesday, May 25
Angry Parent Questions School Policy Following Alleged Bathroom Incident

Angry Parent Questions School Policy Following Alleged Bathroom Incident

A local parent is taking issue with an area school district regarding their policy on bathroom use by students as it relates to gender. Read Full Article
 
Doubts Mount As To Validity Of Gilbert's Rationale For Dropping Out

Doubts Mount As To Validity Of Gilbert's Rationale For Dropping Out

Should Melissa Gilbert be allowed to withdraw her name from the ballot after citing health reasons? Read Full Article
 
Down Power Line Shuts Down US-23, Sparks Grass Fire

Down Power Line Shuts Down US-23, Sparks Grass Fire

A downed power line shut down US-23 and caused delays in Green Oak Township this afternoon. Read Full Article
 
Prevent Animal Bites And Rabies This Spring

Prevent Animal Bites And Rabies This Spring

The Livingston County Department of Public Health advises to "love your own animal, but leave others alone." Read Full Article
 
Gregory Man Admits To Beating And Strangling Pregnant Girlfriend

Gregory Man Admits To Beating And Strangling Pregnant Girlfriend

A local man who police say beat and strangled his pregnant girlfriend has entered a plea. Read Full Article
 
LACASA Participating In Online Charity Challenge

LACASA Participating In Online Charity Challenge

The child advocacy organization could win additional funding of up to $100,000 following the five week competition. Read Full Article
 
Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Wins 2016 GRAMMY Signature Schools Grant

Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Wins 2016 GRAMMY Signature Schools Grant

CSPA was one of just eight schools nationwide to win the Grammy Signature School Enterprise Award and $5,5000 grant. Read Full Article
 
Jury Convicts Man On All Counts For Violent Home Invasion

Jury Convicts Man On All Counts For Violent Home Invasion

A local man described as the mastermind behind a violent Genoa Township home invasion has been convicted by jury.
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Pinckney Teen Serving Time For Rape Wants Early Release From Jail

Pinckney Teen Serving Time For Rape Wants Early Release From Jail

A Pinckney High School student who pleaded guilty to charges in a rape case is seeking an early release from jail.
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Local Dems "Tremendously Disappointed" At Gilbert's Withdrawal

Local Dems "Tremendously Disappointed" At Gilbert's Withdrawal

Gilbert cited head and neck injuries from two accidents in 2012 as her reason for dropping out. Read Full Article