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Tuesday, June 30
Hartland Supports Proposed LESA Millage For Special Education

Hartland Supports Proposed LESA Millage For Special Education

The proposed millage, if approved by voters, would help cover funding lost to the Headlee Amendment. Read Full Article
 
Information & Driver Still Being Sought in Pedestrian Hit & Run Crash

Information & Driver Still Being Sought in Pedestrian Hit & Run Crash

Local authorities are still working to identify the driver involved in a hit and run pedestrian crash last week in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Chamber Carnival Again Featuring "Special Needs Day" July 10th

Hartland Chamber Carnival Again Featuring "Special Needs Day" July 10th

Time is again being set aside during an annual carnival so that a special population can enjoy a safe experience and the same fun thrills as everyone else. Read Full Article
 
Murder Charges Filed Against Husband Of Former Linden Woman

Murder Charges Filed Against Husband Of Former Linden Woman

Erich Wilfinger is being charged with open murder after his wife Marsha's body was found in a burning car east of Gaylord. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 29
Despite Cancelled Competition, Balloons Finally Fly At Balloonfest

Despite Cancelled Competition, Balloons Finally Fly At Balloonfest

Despite deluge of rain and a cancelled competition, Balloonfest organizers call this year's event a success. Read Full Article
 
Howell Doctor Charged w/ Delivery of Controlled Substances Rejects Plea

Howell Doctor Charged w/ Delivery of Controlled Substances Rejects Plea

A Howell-based orthopedic surgeon found guilty of writing prescriptions for controlled substances without a license will head to trial in July in a different case. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Rec Area Honoring Veterans w/ Fireworks-Free 4th of July

Brighton Rec Area Honoring Veterans w/ Fireworks-Free 4th of July

Brighton Recreation Area among state parks offering Fireworks-Free Fourth of July celebrations as a quieter way for veterans to enjoy the Independence Day holiday. Read Full Article
 
Amateur Radio Club Participates in Nationwide Event

Amateur Radio Club Participates in Nationwide Event

The Livingston Amateur Radio Klub uses a nationwide event to test their skills for emergency preparedness. Read Full Article
 
Local Students Unveil Mini-Library For Brighton Playground

Local Students Unveil Mini-Library For Brighton Playground

Kids will now be able to mix reading with playing at a local playground. Read Full Article
 
Hearing on Alleged Statements in Green Oak Township Murder Begins

Hearing on Alleged Statements in Green Oak Township Murder Begins

A hearing to consider suppressing statements made by a Whitmore Lake man accused of killing his sister-in-law is expected to continue later this summer.
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Investigation Continues Into Incident That Injured Green Oak Fire Chief

Investigation Continues Into Incident That Injured Green Oak Fire Chief

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate an incident in which a local fire chief was struck by a passing vehicle. Read Full Article
 
Annual 4th of July Celebration Saturday In Downtown Brighton

Annual 4th of July Celebration Saturday In Downtown Brighton

Another Independence Day celebration is planned in downtown Brighton Saturday.
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Sunday, June 28
First Annual Airshow Draws Crowd Despite Rainy Weather

First Annual Airshow Draws Crowd Despite Rainy Weather

A new and free aviation event had community members “flying high” Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Amends Budget, Creates Social Media Policy

Pinckney Amends Budget, Creates Social Media Policy

The Village of Pinckney has approved budget amendments and a new social media policy. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 27
City Says Fenton Streetscape Project Starting to Take Shape

City Says Fenton Streetscape Project Starting to Take Shape

Concrete and sidewalk pouring to continue this coming week during Fenton Streetscape project. Read Full Article
 
Trial Date Set For Deerfield Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Son

Trial Date Set For Deerfield Couple Charged With Abusing Adopted Son

A Deerfield Township couple is heading to trial later this summer on felony child abuse charges. Read Full Article
 
Students to Bring Interactive Street Art to Downtown Howell

Students to Bring Interactive Street Art to Downtown Howell

A new interactive student street art project is coming to Downtown Howell Monday. Read Full Article
 
DPH Reminds Residents Not To Leave Children In Vehicles

DPH Reminds Residents Not To Leave Children In Vehicles

The warm weather can quickly heat up a car's interior to create dangerous conditions. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board OKs Two New Principals

Brighton School Board OKs Two New Principals

The Brighton Area Schools will have two new principals as a result of action taken Monday night by the Board of Education. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 26
Fowlerville Couple Issued First Same-Sex Marriage License in Livingston County

Fowlerville Couple Issued First Same-Sex Marriage License in Livingston County

Livingston County Clerk's Office issues first same-sex marriage license to Fowlerville women. Read Full Article
 

Traffic Advisory: Chain Reaction Crash Reported on NB US-23 at M-36

Multiple vehicle crash reported on northbound US-23 at M-36. Read Full Article
 
Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Bans; Affirms The Right In All 50 States

Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Bans; Affirms The Right In All 50 States

The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, including Michigan, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage. Read Full Article
 
Driver Involved in Hit &Run Pedestrian Crash Sought By Police

Driver Involved in Hit &Run Pedestrian Crash Sought By Police

Local authorities are asking for the public's assistance in locating the driver who struck a pedestrian on Brighton Road and left the scene late Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Major Cuts Result In A Balanced And Approved Budget For Howell Schools

Major Cuts Result In A Balanced And Approved Budget For Howell Schools

The Howell Public Schools’ Board of Education has unanimously approved and adopted the district’s proposed budget for the upcoming year. Read Full Article
 
U of M Law Clinic To Defend Joshua Burns During Appeal

U of M Law Clinic To Defend Joshua Burns During Appeal

The Michigan Innocence Clinic is convinced that medical experts in the Burns case based their testimony on outdated methods of identifying child abuse. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Church Holds Benefit Service For Charleston Victims' Families

Brighton Church Holds Benefit Service For Charleston Victims' Families

The recent massacre in Charleston has led local residents to take action. Read Full Article
 
Cleary University Announces New President

Cleary University Announces New President

43-year-old Jayson M. Boyers will succeed Thomas Sullivan, who is retiring as president of Cleary University in October after 26 years at the helm. Read Full Article
 
Howell High Robotics Students Plan Unique Fundraiser

Howell High Robotics Students Plan Unique Fundraiser

The SCOTS BOTS are planning a Quartermania-style auction next month at the Howell American Legion Post. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 25
Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

The Supreme Court today upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Read Full Article
 
Prison Ordered For Whitmore Lake Man In Arson Case

Prison Ordered For Whitmore Lake Man In Arson Case

David Luark will serve between 9 and 30 years behind bars for burning down a friend's house. Read Full Article
 
Health Assessment Will Help County Officials Plan Future Action

Health Assessment Will Help County Officials Plan Future Action

The 2014 Community Health Assessment showed Livingston is a healthy place, but some problems persist. Read Full Article
 
Civil War Soldier From Brighton Gets New Headstone

Civil War Soldier From Brighton Gets New Headstone

Brighton Civil War veteran, John Sylvan Prosser, received a new headstone in his memory at the Old Village Cemetery. Read Full Article
 
First Aid, CPR & AED Training Event Planned For Next Month

First Aid, CPR & AED Training Event Planned For Next Month

Child Connect for Family Success will offer the training on July 14th at its Howell headquarters. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Finance Committee Approves Sewer Bond

Livingston County Finance Committee Approves Sewer Bond

Despite complaints from residents along Woodland Lake, the county's Finance Committee approved a resolution pledging its full faith and credit for refunding bonds. Read Full Article
 
LESA Weighing Special Education Millage In November

LESA Weighing Special Education Millage In November

A millage to support special education could appear on the November ballot. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Free Clinic Celebrates Verizon Grant

Pinckney Free Clinic Celebrates Verizon Grant

A student-led clinic in Pinckney is bringing health education to the public through technology, as part of a grant they received from the Verizon Foundation. Read Full Article
 
Howell Board of Education Accepting Applications For Vacant Board Seat

Howell Board of Education Accepting Applications For Vacant Board Seat

The Howell Public Schools Board of Education is accepting applications from candidates for the vacant seat on the Board. Read Full Article
 
Water Service Repairs Could Cause Traffic Issues In Brighton Saturday

Water Service Repairs Could Cause Traffic Issues In Brighton Saturday

Water service repairs are scheduled early Saturday in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, June 24
D-19 Fully Re-Opens to Traffic at I-96 in Howell

D-19 Fully Re-Opens to Traffic at I-96 in Howell

D-19 re-opened right on time in Howell and the construction project is now entering the next phase. Read Full Article
 
Tragic Events at South Carolina Church Spur Benefit Concert in Brighton

Tragic Events at South Carolina Church Spur Benefit Concert in Brighton

A prayer service and gospel song benefit concert is planned in Brighton tomorrow night for the families of those slain at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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United Way Announces Community Investments For Coming Fiscal Year

United Way Announces Community Investments For Coming Fiscal Year

The organization will be investing in organizations focused on homelessness, youth services, substance abuse, and more. Read Full Article
 
Tim Jalkanen Announces Resignation As Fenton Superintendent

Tim Jalkanen Announces Resignation As Fenton Superintendent

He plans to stay with the district for a few months as a consultant before moving on to new opportunities. Read Full Article
 
D-19 Re-Opens to Traffic in Howell

D-19 Re-Opens to Traffic in Howell

After lengthy detours, D-19 at I-96 is open to traffic again in the Howell area. Read Full Article
 
Moloney Says Resignation Unrelated To Recall Attempt

Moloney Says Resignation Unrelated To Recall Attempt

A former Howell school board member says he served in the best way he knew how.
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Trial Date Set In Crash That Killed Hamburg Police Sergeant

Trial Date Set In Crash That Killed Hamburg Police Sergeant

A local man charged in a crash that claimed the life of a Hamburg Township Police sergeant will go to trial later this year. Read Full Article
 
Pipeline Company Doubles Offer For Pinckney Easements

Pipeline Company Doubles Offer For Pinckney Easements

Pinckney officials received an update on a proposed natural gas pipeline project. Read Full Article
 
Mini-Library To Open At Imagination Station

Mini-Library To Open At Imagination Station

A mini-library will be opening at the Imagination Station on Saturday, where visitors will be able to take a book or leave a book as they please. Read Full Article
 
3rd Annual Sparky Defibrillator Challenge Golf Scramble Set Saturday

3rd Annual Sparky Defibrillator Challenge Golf Scramble Set Saturday

95% of cardiac arrest victims die before they reach the hospital but the local efforts of a non-profit hope to change that staggering statistic.
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Tuesday, June 23
Howell School Board Member Resigns

Howell School Board Member Resigns

Michael Moloney announced his resignation from the Howell Public Schools Board of Education – stating he’s pressed for time with increasing work commitments.
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Moloney Resigns From Howell School Board

Moloney Resigns From Howell School Board

Michael Moloney has announced his resignation from the Howell Public Schools Board of Education. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Renews Deal With Sheriff For Dedicated Deputy Patrols

Putnam Renews Deal With Sheriff For Dedicated Deputy Patrols

The township contracts for regular patrols in lieu of creating its own police department. Read Full Article
 
Hune & Wife Welcome New Baby Born Monday In Lansing

Hune & Wife Welcome New Baby Born Monday In Lansing

A new future constituent has been added to the district of a local lawmaker. Read Full Article
 
Drum Event Planned For Central Park In Milford Next Month

Drum Event Planned For Central Park In Milford Next Month

Novices and experts alike are invited to join the free musical event. Read Full Article
 
Overnight Storms Include Possible Tornado Touchdown In Southern Washtenaw County

Overnight Storms Include Possible Tornado Touchdown In Southern Washtenaw County

Severe weather overnight included a possible tornado touchdown near Manchester in Washtenaw County. Read Full Article
 
Howell Schools' Board Of Education Recognizes Heroic Student

Howell Schools' Board Of Education Recognizes Heroic Student

A graduate from Howell High School’s Fire Academy is being honored for an act of heroism. Read Full Article
 
Resolution To Allow Swale Modifications Rejected By Howell City Council

Resolution To Allow Swale Modifications Rejected By Howell City Council

It’s been six years since the first phase of Howell’s Street Improvement Program yet parking problems continue to dominate city council meetings.

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Marion Man Pleads In Two Cases, Bound Over On Two Others

Marion Man Pleads In Two Cases, Bound Over On Two Others

Brandon Gale faces charges including armed robbery, fleeing police, and driving an unregistered vehicle. Read Full Article
 
Gistinger Gets Pay Hike From BAS Board For Shared Services Work

Gistinger Gets Pay Hike From BAS Board For Shared Services Work

Assistant Superintendent of Finance Maria Gistinger gets stipend based on revenue from the Shared Services program. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Schools Takes Annual Summer Loan

Brighton Schools Takes Annual Summer Loan

It’s almost an annual rite of summer - the borrowing of millions of dollars from the state school aid fund by public school districts in Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 22
Thunderstorms in the Forecast Monday; Severe Weather Possible

Thunderstorms in the Forecast Monday; Severe Weather Possible

Strong storms are in the forecast Monday for the Livingston County area. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Approves Three Transitional Parking Lots

Brighton Council Approves Three Transitional Parking Lots

Approval of three "transitional" parking lots will allow them to be used for parking for up to three years and yet preserve them for possible future development. Read Full Article
 
Local Health Department Sets Up Free HIV Testing

Local Health Department Sets Up Free HIV Testing

HIV Test Day will be observed nation-wide this week, and the Livingston County Department of Public Health will once again be offering free screenings for residents. Read Full Article
 
Purple Rose Summer Tour Kicks Off This Week

Purple Rose Summer Tour Kicks Off This Week

A stop is planned in Livingston County next week as the Purple Rose Theatre Company kicks of an anniversary tour. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Backing Term Limit Reform Legislation

Vaupel Backing Term Limit Reform Legislation

Under the new proposals, current limitations would be eliminated to allow an individual to serve a total of 16 calendar years in either house of the legislature. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Fire Authority Will Seek Millage Renewal

Brighton Area Fire Authority Will Seek Millage Renewal

The Brighton Area Fire Authority will be going to the voters either this fall or next spring with a millage request. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Introduce Newest Member Of The Force

Brighton Police Introduce Newest Member Of The Force

The latest addition to the Brighton City Police Department is sporting a different kind of collar. Read Full Article
 
Sentencing Delayed For Brighton Township Man Charged With 3rd Degree CSC

Sentencing Delayed For Brighton Township Man Charged With 3rd Degree CSC

An objection over a pre-sentencing report has led to the delay in the sentencing of a Brighton Township man charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Approves Next Fiscal Year's Budget

Hamburg Township Approves Next Fiscal Year's Budget

The Hamburg Township Board of Trustees approved of their budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 21
Unlicensed Milford Teen Crashes Truck With Two Boys Inside

Unlicensed Milford Teen Crashes Truck With Two Boys Inside

The boys, aged 6 and 11, were hospitalized for their injuries. Read Full Article
 
Hune Introduces Bill Protecting Owners Of Land Used For Motorcycle Class

Hune Introduces Bill Protecting Owners Of Land Used For Motorcycle Class

The bill would remove liability for landowners from accidents on their property due to motorcycle training. Read Full Article
 
Summer Reading Programs at Local Libraries Focus on Heroes

Summer Reading Programs at Local Libraries Focus on Heroes

Summer reading programs are all about action at local libraries. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 20
Green Oak Fire Chief Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle on US-23

Green Oak Fire Chief Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle on US-23

Green Oak Township Fire Chief Kevin Gentry remains hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle while responding to an accident on US-23. Read Full Article
 
Prior Convictions May Be Recounted In Howell Doctor Trial

Prior Convictions May Be Recounted In Howell Doctor Trial

Michael Holda was previously found guilty of manufacturing prescription forms. Read Full Article
 
Unadilla Police Warn Of Potential Increase In Scams And Robberies

Unadilla Police Warn Of Potential Increase In Scams And Robberies

Unadilla Township Police Chief David Russell says the warm weather often signals an increase in certain crimes. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmaker Backs Bill Eliminating Mandatory Weapons Sentencing

Local Lawmaker Backs Bill Eliminating Mandatory Weapons Sentencing

The bill backed by Representative Hank Vaupel would make sentencing for felony firearms charges optional. Read Full Article
 
GM To Repurpose Electric Car Batteries To Power Milford IT Center

GM To Repurpose Electric Car Batteries To Power Milford IT Center

The batteries will help provide power to the data center at the Milford Proving Grounds. Read Full Article
 
Friday, June 19
Accident Involving Green Oak Fire Chief Forces Closure Of Northbound US-23

Accident Involving Green Oak Fire Chief Forces Closure Of Northbound US-23

Green Oak Fire Chief Kevin Gentry was hit by a vehicle this afternoon on Northbound US-23 as he was assisting at the scene of a previous accident. Read Full Article
 
Suspects Charged After Alleged Joyride on Golf Course & Brutal Attack

Suspects Charged After Alleged Joyride on Golf Course & Brutal Attack

Two men have been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a Putnam Township man who allegedly caught them vandalizing a local golf course and neighborhood. Read Full Article
 
Brighton District Library Planning To Put Millage On November Ballot

Brighton District Library Planning To Put Millage On November Ballot

The proposal asks district residents to replace operating revenue lost since 2008 in a way officials say will not cause an increase in the overall level of taxation. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Donut Line Surveyed At 2.146 Miles

Hamburg Township Donut Line Surveyed At 2.146 Miles

For the 10th anniversary of the Hamburg Family Fun Fest, organizers placed 24,000 donuts stretching over two miles. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Board Approves Moving Forward With Tower Agreement

Hartland Board Approves Moving Forward With Tower Agreement

A 175-foot wireless tower in Heritage Park would generate revenue for the upkeep of the facility. Read Full Article
 
"Instrument Petting Zoo" Coming To Pinckney Farmers' Market

"Instrument Petting Zoo" Coming To Pinckney Farmers' Market

Musicians from Ann Arbor will show off their violins, trumpets, cellos, and clarinets. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council OKs 1st Reading Of New Parking Rules

Brighton Council OKs 1st Reading Of New Parking Rules

Brighton City Council began the process to set parking enforcement rules for downtown parking spaces and impose fines for violations. Read Full Article
 
Busfield Greets Fans, Discusses Classic Film

Busfield Greets Fans, Discusses Classic Film

Dozens of people attended a special screening of Field of Dreams Thursday and enjoyed a half-hour Q&A with one of the film’s stars. Read Full Article
 
Brighton & Howell Farmers Markets Accepting Bridge Cards

Brighton & Howell Farmers Markets Accepting Bridge Cards

Just in time to enjoy summer’s bounty, a new program will help expand access to fresh, healthy food.
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Old Property In Downtown Fenton Gets New Life Following Recent Sale

Old Property In Downtown Fenton Gets New Life Following Recent Sale

An old property has been sold in downtown Fenton and will aid in the relocation of a growing business. Read Full Article
 
Howell DDA Exceeds Expectations, Sees Budget Growth

Howell DDA Exceeds Expectations, Sees Budget Growth

Howell’s downtown development agency reports it turned tough budgetary times and a year of re-structuring into a positive fund balance. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, June 18
Procession Leads 9/11 Exhibit Through Howell & Brighton

Procession Leads 9/11 Exhibit Through Howell & Brighton

Two mobile exhibits memorializing 9-11 and the Iraq War were escorted by motorcycle clubs and police and emergency groups this morning. Read Full Article
 
New Legislation Would Regulate & License Midwives

New Legislation Would Regulate & License Midwives

Midwives would be regulated and licensed in the State of Michigan under legislation being backed by a local representative. Read Full Article
 
Bridge Projects Could Bring Lengthy Delays For Local Commuters

Bridge Projects Could Bring Lengthy Delays For Local Commuters

Bridge repair projects in the Dexter and Ann Arbor areas next week are expected to result in lengthy delays that could impact travel for local commuters. Read Full Article
 
New President Announced For St. Joe Livington & Ann Arbor Hospitals

New President Announced For St. Joe Livington & Ann Arbor Hospitals

A new leader has been named to run Howell’s only hospital. Read Full Article
 
Peaceful Protest For Jailed Brighton Father Held In Ann Arbor

Peaceful Protest For Jailed Brighton Father Held In Ann Arbor

Protestors in front of the University of Michigan Hospital demonstrated support for Joshua Burns and his family. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Officials Answer Questions About Proposed Pipeline Project

Putnam Officials Answer Questions About Proposed Pipeline Project

Almost 50 residents of Putnam Township attended a meeting last night wherein the township’s legal counsel answered their questions about the planned ET Rover pipeline. Read Full Article
 
Rain Keeps Most Pilots Grounded For Balloonfest Media Night

Rain Keeps Most Pilots Grounded For Balloonfest Media Night

Rain may have kept the crowd light, but around 75 sponsors, pilots and media showed up at Howell City Park for Media Night to kick off the 31st annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. Read Full Article
 
Hune-Backed Legislation Seeks To End Paid Release Time

Hune-Backed Legislation Seeks To End Paid Release Time

The legislation would prevent union officers from getting paid release time for union business. Read Full Article
 
New Rules Regarding Alcohol Consumption in Milford's Central Park

New Rules Regarding Alcohol Consumption in Milford's Central Park

Rumors of kegs and some people pushing their luck have led to changes regarding the consumption of alcohol in Milford’s Central Park during the Summer Concert Series.
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Wednesday, June 17
Livingston Amateur Radio Klub & EMS Practice for Disaster

Livingston Amateur Radio Klub & EMS Practice for Disaster

The Livingston Amateur Radio Klub participated with EMS in a hazardous materials exercise Tuesday to check equipment and hone skills. Read Full Article
 
No Name Change Planned For Kent Lake Elementary

No Name Change Planned For Kent Lake Elementary

The proposal to change the school's name in honor of a former superintendent was rejected by the Board of Education. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Family Fun Fest Underway; Township Cautions of Traffic Issues

Hamburg Family Fun Fest Underway; Township Cautions of Traffic Issues

With the Hamburg Family Fun Fest going on this week, the township is reminding residents and visitors of potential hazards and traffic slowdowns. Read Full Article
 
HPS Fire Academy Student Puts Skills To Use After Witnessing Accident

HPS Fire Academy Student Puts Skills To Use After Witnessing Accident

A Howell High School junior administered first aid to a driver who went off the road. Read Full Article
 
Sewer Rates to Increase $4 Per Quarter in Hamburg Township

Sewer Rates to Increase $4 Per Quarter in Hamburg Township

The Hamburg Township Board of Trustees approved a 2.7% increase in sewer rates, bringing it to $155.50 quarterly. Read Full Article
 
Street Closures in Effect Through Friday in Downtown Fenton

Street Closures in Effect Through Friday in Downtown Fenton

For those coming through downtown Fenton until Friday, Shiawassee and LeRoy Streets will be closed. Read Full Article
 
No Momentum For Hune's Bill To Cut Tobacco Taxes

No Momentum For Hune's Bill To Cut Tobacco Taxes

The senator was the only sponsor for the bill that would cut cigarette taxes in half. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, June 16
Dexter Students Receive Scholarships

Dexter Students Receive Scholarships

Seven Dexter High School students received $1000 scholarships from the Dexter Lions Club, and one student received a $500 scholarship for pursuing a career in a skilled trade. Read Full Article
 
Worn Tires Caused Crash That Killed South Lyon Man & Son

Worn Tires Caused Crash That Killed South Lyon Man & Son

Investigators say worn tires, not potholes, caused fatal crash in Lyon Township. Read Full Article
 
No Contest Plea Entered By South Lyon Man In Child Pornography Case

No Contest Plea Entered By South Lyon Man In Child Pornography Case

Michael Hockenberg could be sentenced to up to four years in prison when he is sentenced next month. Read Full Article
 
County Updates FOIA Regulations To Follow New State Guidelines

County Updates FOIA Regulations To Follow New State Guidelines

The state recently standardized Freedom of Information Act regulations. Read Full Article
 
Fireworks Displays Approved on Lake Chemung & Crooked Lake

Fireworks Displays Approved on Lake Chemung & Crooked Lake

Two popular fireworks displays have been given the go-ahead by the Genoa Township board.

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Drain Commission Warns Of Possible Flooding In Coming Days

Drain Commission Warns Of Possible Flooding In Coming Days

With the ground saturated from Monday's storm, new rainfall will likely flow directly into drains and waterways. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Board Approves Capital Improvement Plan

Genoa Township Board Approves Capital Improvement Plan

The Genoa Township board approved a list of capital improvement projects for the next six years Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Actor Timothy Busfield to Talk "Field of Dreams" During Upcoming Events

Actor Timothy Busfield to Talk "Field of Dreams" During Upcoming Events

Locals have a chance to go behind the scenes with a Howell actor who starred in a film that captured the hearts of many with a mix of baseball, family and magic. Read Full Article
 
Finalists Announced For Livingston Sensation Competition

Finalists Announced For Livingston Sensation Competition

The nine local singers will face off in a final performance at Michigan Challenge Balloonfest this month. Read Full Article
 
Red, White, & Blues Festival And BBQ Competition Returns This Month

Red, White, & Blues Festival And BBQ Competition Returns This Month

The 2nd annual event will take place in Highland Township in lieu of the Sparks in the Park event. Read Full Article
 
Monday, June 15
Spencer Road Bridge Over I-96 Closed

Spencer Road Bridge Over I-96 Closed

The Spencer Road bridge over I-96 in Brighton is closed for the next 40 days. Read Full Article
 
Artwork From Finalists in Howell Art Project on Display Downtown

Artwork From Finalists in Howell Art Project on Display Downtown

Artwork from finalists in the Howell Main Street Downtown Development Authority’s Art Competition is now on display and the public is invited to cast votes for their favorites.
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Supporters of Local Family Organize Peaceful Protest in Ann Arbor

Supporters of Local Family Organize Peaceful Protest in Ann Arbor

A peaceful protest in Ann Arbor this week is meant to serve as a show of support a local family but also to raise awareness about child abuse related issues.
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Fenton Streetscape Project Brings More Road Closures

Fenton Streetscape Project Brings More Road Closures

More road closures are planned in downtown Fenton this week as part of ongoing construction. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Board Weighing Cell Tower at Heritage Park

Hartland Township Board Weighing Cell Tower at Heritage Park

The Hartland Township board is considering a proposed wireless tower for Heritage Park to help pay for the facility’s maintenance. Read Full Article
 
Renovations Underway at Miller Intergenerational Center in Brighton

Renovations Underway at Miller Intergenerational Center in Brighton

Some groups and programs will be relocating for the summer as renovations begin at the Miller Intergenerational Center. Read Full Article
 
U of M Quidditch Team to Visit Brighton Library Tuesday

U of M Quidditch Team to Visit Brighton Library Tuesday

What began as a fantasy sport in a popular book has become a serious game for students worldwide and local muggles are able to learn about it tomorrow.
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Avain Flu Prevents Relocation of Nuisance Canada Geese in Milford

Avain Flu Prevents Relocation of Nuisance Canada Geese in Milford

Precautions against spreading avian flu, which was recently found in Michigan, mean the nuisance Canada geese in Milford will not be relocated. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, June 14
Genoa Township Partially Approves New Capital Improvement Plan

Genoa Township Partially Approves New Capital Improvement Plan

A Capital Improvement Program for Genoa Township is in the process of being approved, using suggestions from the community. Read Full Article
 
Two Locally-Backed, Veteran-Focused Bills Signed Into Law

Two Locally-Backed, Veteran-Focused Bills Signed Into Law

Local legislators backed bills to help veterans with child custody and college credit. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, June 13
Competency Exam Ordered For Woman Charged In Fenton Man's Death

Competency Exam Ordered For Woman Charged In Fenton Man's Death

A competency exam has been ordered for the woman charged with shooting a Fenton man to death in Isabella County. Read Full Article
 
High School Students & Teachers Receive Scholarships & Grants From Local Bank

High School Students & Teachers Receive Scholarships & Grants From Local Bank

Ten Livingston County high school seniors have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from a local bank. Read Full Article
 
New Sewer And Water Lines In Lyon Township

New Sewer And Water Lines In Lyon Township

Four residential developers are paying the bill upfront for new sewer and water lines in southeast Lyon Township. Read Full Article