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Sunday, January 21
Brighton C of C Gives Michael Monroe Distinguished Citizen Award

Brighton C of C Gives Michael Monroe Distinguished Citizen Award

The Brighton wildlife artist and children's book illustrator was given the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award by the Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Admits To Charges Tied To Restaurant Break-Ins

Local Man Admits To Charges Tied To Restaurant Break-Ins

Wyatt Marshall of Marion Township recently pleaded to charges connected to the November 27th break-ins at Pizza's Champ and Arby's in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Brighton DPW Using More Salt on City Streets This Winter

Brighton DPW Using More Salt on City Streets This Winter

The Brighton DPW is using more road salt this winter than in recent years, due to a winter season with above average snowfall. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Seeking New Treasurer's Assistant, Zoning Coordinator

Hamburg Township Seeking New Treasurer's Assistant, Zoning Coordinator

Zoning Coordinator pays full-time salary, while the Treasurer's Assistant is part-time hourly. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, January 20
Brighton Area Schools Receives Grant For STEM Programs

Brighton Area Schools Receives Grant For STEM Programs

Brighton Area Schools has been awarded a grant that state officials say will help propel STEM education down a new and exciting path. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Tables Request To Rezone Property For Adult Foster Care Home

Green Oak Tables Request To Rezone Property For Adult Foster Care Home

The owner of the foster care home is looking to rezone to property in order to permit 12 residents, instead of the current six. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County EMS To Purchase Four New Ambulances

Livingston County EMS To Purchase Four New Ambulances

EMS had originally planned to purchase three, but recently lost one in an accident involving a low-hanging tree branch. Read Full Article
 
Friday, January 19
Bid Package Moves Construction Of New Green Oak Police Station Forward

Bid Package Moves Construction Of New Green Oak Police Station Forward

The estimated $6 million police station will be located behind the township’s existing fire station off of Whitmore Lake Road, adjacent to the Legacy Center. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmakers Support Override Of Governor's Veto On Sales Tax Relief Bill

Local Lawmakers Support Override Of Governor's Veto On Sales Tax Relief Bill

The House recently voted to override the veto, making it the fourth override in 67 years performed by Michigan's legislature. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Extends Trash Contract At Increased Rate

South Lyon Extends Trash Contract At Increased Rate

City Council approved a 4 year extension with GFL USA with a 3.5% rate increase to residents. Read Full Article
 
Students & Community Raise $28,000 For Breast Cancer Cause

Students & Community Raise $28,000 For Breast Cancer Cause

A check passing ceremony culminated the fundraising that resulted in $28,000 for the St. Joe Mercy Brighton Cancer Center.

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Professional Meteorite Hunter Has Luck In Hamburg Township

Professional Meteorite Hunter Has Luck In Hamburg Township

Seek and you shall find. That’s what one professional meteorite hunter and some others did following news of chunks landing in Hamburg Township. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Approves Headlee Override Request

Brighton Council Approves Headlee Override Request

Brighton voters will be asked to approve a proposal which would increase their city taxes but result in much-needed improvements to deteriorating city streets. Read Full Article
 
Comic & Game Chain Consolidating To Genoa Township Location

Comic & Game Chain Consolidating To Genoa Township Location

The owners of BC Comix hope the new location will become a home for comic book and tabletop gaming enthusiasts. Read Full Article
 
Former President Of Howell Chamber Passes Away

Former President Of Howell Chamber Passes Away

Douglas Hawes played a pivotal role in making events like Balloonfest and Melonfest more fun for the whole family. Read Full Article
 
Land Use Permit For Coffee House-Theater Approved In Brighton

Land Use Permit For Coffee House-Theater Approved In Brighton

What is now a women’s apparel shop in downtown Brighton could become a combined coffee house and small performing arts theater. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, January 18
Local Bank Robber "Lost His Marbles"

Local Bank Robber "Lost His Marbles"

A Howell man is facing federal charges in connection with three bank robberies.
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Vaupel & CARES Task Force Unveil Report To Reform Mental Health Services

Vaupel & CARES Task Force Unveil Report To Reform Mental Health Services

A local lawmaker who chairs a bi-partisan task force says a new report serves as a strong foundation to help improve mental health services and access to care.
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Congressman Bishop Introduces Great Lakes Oil Spill Prevention Act

Congressman Bishop Introduces Great Lakes Oil Spill Prevention Act

Congressman Mike Bishop has introduced legislation to impose additional reporting and safety standards for pipelines that cross the waters of the Great Lakes. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Discusses Planning, Labor Wages For New Budget

Brighton Township Discusses Planning, Labor Wages For New Budget

The Board of Trustees held their third budget workshop session in preparation for their 2018-19 budget. Read Full Article
 
Democratic Hopeful For Congress Not Accepting PAC Money

Democratic Hopeful For Congress Not Accepting PAC Money

Elissa Slotkin said Wednesday she will not accept corporate donations in her bid to unseat Republican incumbent Mike Bishop for the 8th District. Read Full Article
 
Funding And More Approved For Pavilion On Shooting Range Grounds

Funding And More Approved For Pavilion On Shooting Range Grounds

The structure will provide classroom and storage space for officers training at the Hamburg Township range. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Gets Probation For Domestic Abuse Incident

Fowlerville Man Gets Probation For Domestic Abuse Incident

A charge of domestic violence will be dismissed if Michael Fielding successfully completes his one year of probation. Read Full Article
 
Report Says State's Unemployment Insurance Worst In Midwest

Report Says State's Unemployment Insurance Worst In Midwest

The report from the Michigan League for Public Policy says Michigan's jobless can collect benefits for 20 weeks, compared with 26 weeks in all seven nearby states. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, January 17
Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last week in Genoa Township.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Teen Convicted In Sex Assaults Released From Youth Center

Brighton Township Teen Convicted In Sex Assaults Released From Youth Center

An order allowing a Brighton Township teen convicted of sexually assaulting several girls to return home has been finalized.
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NASA Expert Says Meteorites Likely Landed In Hamburg Township

NASA Expert Says Meteorites Likely Landed In Hamburg Township

Experts say parts of last night’s meteor that didn’t burn up in the atmosphere may have ended up in Hamburg Township based on its trajectory.
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Players and Volunteers Sought For Charity Pond Hockey Tournament

Players and Volunteers Sought For Charity Pond Hockey Tournament

The annual event held on Whitmore Lake benefits local families who need help affording their child's participation in youth athletic programs. Read Full Article
 
Thousands See & Hear Meteor Streak Across Michigan Sky

Thousands See & Hear Meteor Streak Across Michigan Sky

NASA officials say it appears to have been about one or two yards across, weighed more than a metric ton and traveled 40,000 to 50,000 miles to Earth. Read Full Article
 
County Contracts Collections Firm To Recover $30 Million In Overdue Court Fees

County Contracts Collections Firm To Recover $30 Million In Overdue Court Fees

Of that $30 million, $20 million accounts for restitution owed to crime victims. Read Full Article
 
Arrest Of Stockbridge Man Helps Police Bust Illegal Drug Manufacturing Facility

Arrest Of Stockbridge Man Helps Police Bust Illegal Drug Manufacturing Facility

Police say the arrest of a Stockbridge man ultimately led to the dismantling of an illegal, large scale commercial drug manufacturing facility. Read Full Article
 
Pair Accused Of Stealing Snow Plows Headed To Trial

Pair Accused Of Stealing Snow Plows Headed To Trial

Joshua Couden of Wixom and Albert Cook III of Webberville are accused of stealing eight plows from Beauchamp’s Landscaping on Old US-23. Read Full Article
 
Brighton District Library Announces 2018 Board Officers

Brighton District Library Announces 2018 Board Officers

Local attorney and deacon at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Patrick McDonald, will serve as board president. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, January 16
Settlement Officially Ends Police Chase Lawsuit

Settlement Officially Ends Police Chase Lawsuit

Former Fowlerville Officer Frederick Miller was being sued by Mary Stamm on behalf of the estate of her son who died after his motorcycle crashed into Miller’s vehicle Read Full Article
 
Coon Lake Road Closed Between Bull Run & Rafferty Roads

Coon Lake Road Closed Between Bull Run & Rafferty Roads

A road closure in Iosco Township could impact traffic for a couple of weeks.
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South Lyon City Council Exploring Options To Get Budget Done

South Lyon City Council Exploring Options To Get Budget Done

With the South Lyon city manager on leave, council is looking to hire some outside help in preparing the municipality’s budget.
Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For 10th Annual Pink Party

Volunteers Sought For 10th Annual Pink Party

An organizational meeting is set for this Thursday, January 18th at The Frontal Lobe in Howell at 6pm. Read Full Article
 
Teams & Individuals Still Being Sought For 2018 Polar Plunge

Teams & Individuals Still Being Sought For 2018 Polar Plunge

Participants of the Livingston County Polar Plunge will jump into Leith Lake, located behind Brighton High School. Read Full Article
 
Crashes Lead To Roundabout Reconstruction

Crashes Lead To Roundabout Reconstruction

An increasing number of crashes are spurring reconstruction of a roundabout in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Crash Closes Portion Of Southbound US-23 In Fenton Monday

Crash Closes Portion Of Southbound US-23 In Fenton Monday

A crash shut down a portion of southbound US-23 in Fenton Monday, causing significant travel delays.

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FIRST Robotics Clubs Expand To All Howell Public Schools

FIRST Robotics Clubs Expand To All Howell Public Schools

The Howell Board of Education has approved FIRST Robotics Clubs in all elementary and secondary schools. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon City Council To Consider Applicants For Open Seat

South Lyon City Council To Consider Applicants For Open Seat

Mayor Dan Pelchat has said Council may also choose someone to fill the vacancy at Thursday's meeting. Read Full Article
 
Monday, January 15
Panel Weighs In On Mass Incarceration At Cleary's MLK Day Event

Panel Weighs In On Mass Incarceration At Cleary's MLK Day Event

The panel discussed factors affecting mass incarceration and potential solutions, offering a variety of ideas and possibilities. Read Full Article
 
Woman Found Passed Out In Car During Snow Storm

Woman Found Passed Out In Car During Snow Storm

The driver passed out behind the wheel while a large amount of snow had accumulated inside the car from the windows being down. Read Full Article
 
Grant Funds To Support Local Homeless Housing & Service Programs

Grant Funds To Support Local Homeless Housing & Service Programs

A local agency is receiving federal funding to help address issue of homelessness in Livingston County.
Read Full Article
 
Volunteer Advocate Training Program Accepting Applications

Volunteer Advocate Training Program Accepting Applications

CASA volunteers are specially trained to serve as advocates for children from Livingston County who are in the foster care system or the family court system. Read Full Article
 
Marchers Brave The Cold Sunday In Milford To Honor Dr. King

Marchers Brave The Cold Sunday In Milford To Honor Dr. King

The Huron Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee once again put on a successful march held in Martin Luther King's honor in downtown Milford on Sunday afternoon Read Full Article
 
Brighton & Pinckney To Battle At LCA This Afternoon

Brighton & Pinckney To Battle At LCA This Afternoon

The Brighton Bulldogs and Pinckney Pirates boys’ basketball teams will be playing each other at the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Sees Huge Reduction In Debt, Gets Highest Audit Rating

Handy Township Sees Huge Reduction In Debt, Gets Highest Audit Rating

The township owed over $2 million dollars in chargebacks from a delinquent property at one point, but now owes about $200,000 or less. Read Full Article
 
Highland Township Board Approves Industrial Development District

Highland Township Board Approves Industrial Development District

New or expanding manufacturing businesses are now eligible to apply for tax breaks in Highland Township. Read Full Article
 
Millpond Restoration Squad Seeking Volunteers

Millpond Restoration Squad Seeking Volunteers

The group helps support the city's Millpond Restoration Plan by cleaning up natural and man-made messes while encouraging positive environmental stewardship. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, January 14
$50,000 Grant Awarded to The Bridge High School in Brighton

$50,000 Grant Awarded to The Bridge High School in Brighton

The Bridge High School in Brighton has been awarded a $50,000 grant to bring a STEM curriculum into the alternative school. Read Full Article
 
Additions Coming To Hartland Township Retirement Facility

Additions Coming To Hartland Township Retirement Facility

Plans for a phase two for Village Manor Retirement were approved over ten years ago and will now finally come to fruition. Read Full Article
 
Williamston Man Re-Appointed To State Boundary Commission

Williamston Man Re-Appointed To State Boundary Commission

Governor Rick Snyder re-appointed Michael Rice to the State Boundary Commission. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, January 13
Police Nab Serial Burglar From South Lyon

Police Nab Serial Burglar From South Lyon

Police believe the South Lyon man was committing the crimes to feed a drug habit. Read Full Article
 
Man Sentenced In Indecent Exposure Case In New Hudson

Man Sentenced In Indecent Exposure Case In New Hudson

A man will avoid jail time in connection with an indecent exposure in New Hudson near a school bus stop. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Schools Expect $5 Million Fund Balance by End of Fiscal Year

Brighton Schools Expect $5 Million Fund Balance by End of Fiscal Year

The financial picture of the Brighton Area Schools, once a deficit district, has been a pleasant surprise to even its most ardent supporters. Read Full Article
 
Site Plan For Putnam Landscaping Company Recommended For Approval

Site Plan For Putnam Landscaping Company Recommended For Approval

The Planning Commission sent the site plan for Metro West Outdoor Services to the Township Board of Trustees for final approval next week. Read Full Article
 
Celebrity Dance Competition Coming To Benefit Local Seniors

Celebrity Dance Competition Coming To Benefit Local Seniors

Livingston County Catholic Charities' Salute to the Stars & Celebrity Dance Competition returns on March 3rd. Read Full Article
 
Friday, January 12
Sen. Debbie Stabenow Visits Downtown Howell During Small Business Tour

Sen. Debbie Stabenow Visits Downtown Howell During Small Business Tour

Stabenow met with business owners and weighed in on building the workforce, fighting for the middle class, and bringing jobs back to Michigan. Read Full Article
 
More Surveillance Photos Of Bank Robber Released

More Surveillance Photos Of Bank Robber Released

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has released more surveillance photos of Thursday's armed robbery at Bank of America in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Alverson Appointed To Economic Development Council Committee

Alverson Appointed To Economic Development Council Committee

Handy Township's Supervisor says he's looking forward to working with the EDCLC and Ann Arbor Spark on property development in the municipality. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Family Winterfest Coming To Heritage Park

Hartland Family Winterfest Coming To Heritage Park

Ice-less ice skating, winter-themed activities and sports, and much more for the whole family take place on Saturday, January 27th. Read Full Article
 
Suspect Sought In Armed Bank Robbery

Suspect Sought In Armed Bank Robbery

Public assistance is being sought to identify a suspect wanted in an armed robbery at Bank of America in Genoa Township Thursday afternoon.
Read Full Article
 
Marion Township Tells State That Action Plan Is Not Necessary

Marion Township Tells State That Action Plan Is Not Necessary

Officials were surprised that they received a letter by being $48 over budget on one amendable line item in their million dollar budget. Read Full Article
 
Man Caught With Heroin In Sheriff's Office Parking Lot Gets Jail Time

Man Caught With Heroin In Sheriff's Office Parking Lot Gets Jail Time

Jeffrey Picklesimer was reportedly waiting to pick his girlfriend up from jail when Sheriff's deputies found him passed out in his vehicle. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Township Looking To Establish Ordinance Permitting Campgrounds

Lyon Township Looking To Establish Ordinance Permitting Campgrounds

The discussion began following a request from Wildlife LLC, who reportedly is interested in developing a campground on property near Haas Lake Park. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Consolidated Schools Looking To Hire Bus Drivers

Hartland Consolidated Schools Looking To Hire Bus Drivers

All training is provided, which is also paid. The starting wage is $16 an hour and a signing bonus is available. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, January 11
Armed Robbery At Bank Of America In Genoa Twp.

Armed Robbery At Bank Of America In Genoa Twp.

Authorities are on scene and investigating. Read Full Article
 
Police Arrest South Lyon Man For Huffing Air Duster While Driving

Police Arrest South Lyon Man For Huffing Air Duster While Driving

A South Lyon man was arrested after being found passed out in a vehicle in the middle of a road and admitted to huffing air duster. Read Full Article
 
Districts Will Need To Track Down Recipients For Returned Payments

Districts Will Need To Track Down Recipients For Returned Payments

School districts such as Brighton will receive a refund of the money owed employees and former employees with their Jan. 22nd state aid payment. Read Full Article
 
Brighton District Library To Host 10th Annual Preschool Open House

Brighton District Library To Host 10th Annual Preschool Open House

Choosing the right preschool for families is a big decision and organizers say a weekend event aims to help. Read Full Article
 
PSD Proposal To Double Assessment Draws Fire

PSD Proposal To Double Assessment Draws Fire

The current multi-year assessment is set to expire in April and at this time nothing has been decided upon to replace it. Read Full Article
 
Person Extricated After Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-96

Person Extricated After Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-96

A person had to be extricated following a multi-vehicle crash on I-96 near Kensington Road in Brighton Township yesterday.
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Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee Meeting Tonight

Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee Meeting Tonight

The committee aims to preserve the important rural characteristics of Northfield Township. Read Full Article
 
3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser To Benefit BAS Families In Crisis

3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser To Benefit BAS Families In Crisis

The I Will Right Now Foundation helps students, employees, and families in Brighton Area Schools who are facing life threatening medical emergencies. Read Full Article
 
Trio Charged In Local Restaurant Break-Ins Headed To Trial

Trio Charged In Local Restaurant Break-Ins Headed To Trial

The three Howell-area residents are facing charges connected to break-ins at the Pizza's Champ and Arby's in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, January 10
Prosecutor Files Appeal In Dismissed Rape Case

Prosecutor Files Appeal In Dismissed Rape Case

The case against 63-year-old Ningan Hu was dismissed in September by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty. Read Full Article
 
Second Highland Township Dog Determined To Be Wolf-Dog Hybrid

Second Highland Township Dog Determined To Be Wolf-Dog Hybrid

The dog has been in the custody of Oakland County Animal Control after being surrendered voluntarily following the late November attack. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Road Sidewalk Project Out To Bid

Hartland Road Sidewalk Project Out To Bid

A stretch of sidewalk from Meijer to Dunham Road will help connect the village to the commercial area. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning Approved For Barn Property Adjacent To Mueller's Orchard

Rezoning Approved For Barn Property Adjacent To Mueller's Orchard

Improvements and expansion are planned for a Fenton Township orchard now that a rezoning request has been approved.
Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Property Being Considered As New Power Plant Location

Handy Township Property Being Considered As New Power Plant Location

Competitive Power Ventures has a two-year due diligence period to decide whether they'll construct a plant on the property at Mason and Truhn Roads. Read Full Article
 
Three Officers Promoted Within Milford Police Department

Three Officers Promoted Within Milford Police Department

Two were promoted into leadership positions while a third was elevated to full-time officer. Read Full Article
 
MDOT & State Police Work To Reduce Wrong-Way Freeway Drivers

MDOT & State Police Work To Reduce Wrong-Way Freeway Drivers

Michigan State Police say crashes involving a wrong-way driver are usually fatal because of the speed, and there have been eight fatalities in the last five years.
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Traffic Light Still Slated For Installation On Latson Road At Meijer Store

Traffic Light Still Slated For Installation On Latson Road At Meijer Store

The much needed traffic light should be up and running in March. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, January 9
Sheriff's Office Recognized On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Sheriff's Office Recognized On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Law enforcement officers are being recognized both locally and nationwide for their service. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Officials Plan For New Police Station, Rec Trails

Green Oak Twp. Officials Plan For New Police Station, Rec Trails

The Board of Trustees has started working on the township's budget for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. Read Full Article
 
Grant To Help Fund New Autism Services Program In Howell

Grant To Help Fund New Autism Services Program In Howell

Excel Employment Options announced that they recently received a $60,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Aviation Museum Again Offering Free Youth CAD Courses

Aviation Museum Again Offering Free Youth CAD Courses

Participants will be trained so they are able to examine a B-25 Mitchell Bomber factory drawing and design the same part in CAD. Read Full Article
 
Stacy Pasini Named New Howell Board Of Education President

Stacy Pasini Named New Howell Board Of Education President

Former Vice President Stacy Pasini moved up to the president role, while former Secretary Brent Earl will now serve as vice president.
Read Full Article
 
Duane Zemper Legacy Project Receives $15,000 Grant For Bronze Sculpture

Duane Zemper Legacy Project Receives $15,000 Grant For Bronze Sculpture

The sculpture will be placed at the Howell Carnegie District Library in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Supt. Greg Gray Receives Outstanding Evaluation

Brighton Supt. Greg Gray Receives Outstanding Evaluation

Board President Andy Burchfield says Gray scored highest in the category of Community Relations, while excelling in “working with staff, students, and the board of education." Read Full Article
 
Brighton Board of Education Elects Officers for 2018

Brighton Board of Education Elects Officers for 2018

Andy Burchfield was again elected to serve as president. Read Full Article
 
Community Scholarship Program Open To High School Seniors

Community Scholarship Program Open To High School Seniors

Local high school senior students have until March to apply for a community scholarship program.
Read Full Article
 
Monday, January 8
Gas Main Break Prompts Road Closures In Brighton

Gas Main Break Prompts Road Closures In Brighton

The break shut down Oakridge Drive near Rickett Road and Woodlake Drive. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set For Appeal On Evidence In Local Rape Case

Hearing Set For Appeal On Evidence In Local Rape Case

The Michigan Court Appeals has set arguments next month on the appeal of a ruling by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty. Read Full Article
 
11th Annual Community Connect At Parker Middle School February 3rd

11th Annual Community Connect At Parker Middle School February 3rd

Area residents can connect with an array of free services, resources and needed information during the 11th annual event. Read Full Article
 
Future Or Folly? Breaking Down Bitcoin

Future Or Folly? Breaking Down Bitcoin

They may only exist as lines of computer code, but Bitcoin have become a much-discussed topic with the value of a single unit averaging about $15,000 as of late. Read Full Article
 
Nominations Sought For Volunteer Awards

Nominations Sought For Volunteer Awards

The Livingston County United Way is asking the public to nominate people and organizations whose efforts have made a major impact over the past year. Read Full Article
 
Severe Weather Network Offers Shelter To Homeless In Livingston County

Severe Weather Network Offers Shelter To Homeless In Livingston County

The program is a collaborative effort that utilizes local churches as overnight warming centers, January through March. Read Full Article
 
Eager Road & Bridge Work Slated For 2018 Construction

Eager Road & Bridge Work Slated For 2018 Construction

Much anticipated work to repair the bridge and road structure in Oceola Township is finally in sight.
Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Approves Security Camera Purchase

Brighton Council Approves Security Camera Purchase

Purchase of the video cameras will come out of the police dept’s. 2017-18 Capital Improvement Project police millage budget. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Office Working To Locate Stolen Trailer

Sheriff's Office Working To Locate Stolen Trailer

The trailer was stolen from the 7400 block of Denton Hill Road in Tyrone Township sometime between 10:30pm on December 7th and 10am December 8th.
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Sunday, January 7
Brighton OKs Contract for New Website Design, Maintenance

Brighton OKs Contract for New Website Design, Maintenance

The Brighton City Council believes the city's website needs some updating and has approved a 5-year contract with a firm to perform the re-design work. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council Chooses Planning Firm

Brighton City Council Chooses Planning Firm

Council voted unanimously to approve hiring Giffels Webster of Detroit for auxiliary planning services. Read Full Article
 
Two Local Women Appointed To State Boards

Two Local Women Appointed To State Boards

Diane Bockhausen of Howell will serve on the Michigan State Police Retirement Board while Jordan Kennedy of Fowlerville will serve on the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army Still Working On Christmas Campaign Goal

Salvation Army Still Working On Christmas Campaign Goal

The Christmas Campaign funds and supports several year-round programs like shelter and utility assistance for those in-need. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, January 6
Woman Convicted On Single Count in Sex Trafficking Case

Woman Convicted On Single Count in Sex Trafficking Case

A former Livingston County woman accused of sex trafficking has been convicted of running a criminal enterprise. Read Full Article
 
Gregory Man Admits To Sending Nude Photos To 13-Year-Old Girl

Gregory Man Admits To Sending Nude Photos To 13-Year-Old Girl

18-year-old Craig Holland reportedly connected with the victim via social media. Read Full Article
 
January Is National Radon Action Month

January Is National Radon Action Month

MDEQ studies suggest 40% of Livingston County homes are at elevated levels of the invisible, odorless, radioactive gas. Read Full Article
 
Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party Found Competent

Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party Found Competent

38-year-old Andrew Arnett is facing charges in two separate cases, both of which relate to inappropriate contact with underage males. Read Full Article
 
Great Lakes Program Coming To Brighton District Library

Great Lakes Program Coming To Brighton District Library

“Using Technology to Probe the Great Lakes” is the next program in a two-part series. Read Full Article
 
Friday, January 5
Brighton Police Looking For Church Vandals

Brighton Police Looking For Church Vandals

The northeast corner of the St. Patrick Catholic School building was spray painted with red and black paint. Read Full Article
 
County Board Halfway Through Broadcasting Trial Run

County Board Halfway Through Broadcasting Trial Run

Commissioner Gary Childs said they are getting around 600 views per meeting. Read Full Article
 
Church Asks to Withdraw from City of Brighton Water Agreement

Church Asks to Withdraw from City of Brighton Water Agreement

A church in Brighton Township which has a water service contract with the city of Brighton is asking to be excluded from the agreement. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney School Board Looks To Fill Vacancy

Pinckney School Board Looks To Fill Vacancy

Trustee Paul Samways turned in his letter of resignation December 21st, making it effective December 31st. Read Full Article
 
Two Major Projects To Impact Brighton-Area Motorists This Spring

Two Major Projects To Impact Brighton-Area Motorists This Spring

The biggest two projects are on Challis Road in the City of Brighton and at the Lee Road/US-23 roundabout. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's November Jobless Rate Again Best In State

Livingston County's November Jobless Rate Again Best In State

Livingston County continues to hold onto the lowest jobless rate of all Michigan counties.
Read Full Article
 
Mass Incarceration Will Be Focus Of Cleary University MLK Day Event

Mass Incarceration Will Be Focus Of Cleary University MLK Day Event

Organizers say it's "one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time..." that affects all Americans. Read Full Article
 
City Of Fenton May Be Next To Join Shiawassee River Coalition

City Of Fenton May Be Next To Join Shiawassee River Coalition

They are the missing piece in the Shiawassee River Water Trail Conservation's coverage of the river. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, January 4
Equipment Fire Prompts Partial Evacuation Of Hatch Stamping Company In Howell

Equipment Fire Prompts Partial Evacuation Of Hatch Stamping Company In Howell

A machine inside of the Hatch Robotic Welding Plant caught fire this afternoon. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Police Fitting Patrol Officers With Body Cameras

Hamburg Police Fitting Patrol Officers With Body Cameras

The new cameras are expected to be delivered to the department this month. Read Full Article
 
State Police Thank Community For Generous Support Of Holiday Charities

State Police Thank Community For Generous Support Of Holiday Charities

Troopers were able to collect 622 toys for Toys for Tots and 1,432 non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber Hosting Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

Howell Chamber Hosting Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

Dr. Robert A. Dye, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Comerica Bank, will present his forecast for the coming year, including state and national economic trends. Read Full Article
 
Scofield Remembered As “Pillar Of The Howell Community”

Scofield Remembered As “Pillar Of The Howell Community”

Bill Scofield passed away on New Year’s Day and is being remembered for his many contributions to the Howell community. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Selects New Fire Chief

South Lyon Selects New Fire Chief

Robert Vogel has taken the reins from former Chief Mike Kennedy, who left for a new job as assistant chief with the Ann Arbor Fire Department. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Cromaine Library Announces Book For UN-Big Read Event

Hartland Cromaine Library Announces Book For UN-Big Read Event

The True Grit UN-Big Read kickoff event will take place at the library on January 13th. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Library Upgrading Computers

Pinckney Library Upgrading Computers

The Pinckney Community Public Library is in the midst of some technology upgrades this week.
Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, January 3
Milford Woman Receives Lengthy Prison Term In Husband's Beating Death

Milford Woman Receives Lengthy Prison Term In Husband's Beating Death

A Milford woman charged in the beating death of her husband will spend at least the next 22 years behind bars. Read Full Article
 
City Of Fenton Looking To Ease Congestion On Silver Lake Road

City Of Fenton Looking To Ease Congestion On Silver Lake Road

City Council discussed a proposed traffic study on the busy stretch of road during Tuesday's work session. Read Full Article
 
Trial Begins For Woman Charged With Human Trafficking

Trial Begins For Woman Charged With Human Trafficking

41-year-old Amber Speed, a former Unadilla Township resident, is facing a variety of charges, including minor sex trafficking. Read Full Article
 
Financial Resource Fairs Coming to Michigan

Financial Resource Fairs Coming to Michigan

The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan is organizing 39 different "Show Me the Money Day" events around the state in January and February. Read Full Article
 
Parents Of Victims Not Confident In Plan For Teen Convicted of Sexual Assault

Parents Of Victims Not Confident In Plan For Teen Convicted of Sexual Assault

Parents of sexual assault victims say they’re somewhat happy with the outcome of a court hearing but not really confident all the recommendations will be adopted. Read Full Article
 
Commissioners Parker, Dolan Named Chair & Vice Chair Of County Board

Commissioners Parker, Dolan Named Chair & Vice Chair Of County Board

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night and elected new leadership for the coming year.
Read Full Article
 
Dog From Pack That Attacked Young Girl Returned To Previous Owners

Dog From Pack That Attacked Young Girl Returned To Previous Owners

"Riley" was not involved in an attack that hospitalized a 7-year-old Highland Township girl and is back with its old family in Ohio. Read Full Article
 
Howell Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces Award Recipients

Howell Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces Award Recipients

Community leaders and their 2017 Citizen of the Year will be recognized at their annual dinner January 25. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, January 2
Teen Convicted In Sex Assaults To Undergo Another Psych Assessment

Teen Convicted In Sex Assaults To Undergo Another Psych Assessment

A safety and supervision plan has been finalized for the teen to return home, although he will need to undergo another psychological evaluation. Read Full Article
 
Applications Being Accepted For Open South Lyon City Council Seat

Applications Being Accepted For Open South Lyon City Council Seat

Applications are due back by 5pm on Wednesday, January 10th. Read Full Article
 
Nominations Being Accepted For Brighton Women's Roll Of Honor

Nominations Being Accepted For Brighton Women's Roll Of Honor

The Roll of Honor serves to bring awareness to the general public about the contributions women have made over the years to society. Read Full Article
 
Registration Open For Runway Repurposed

Registration Open For Runway Repurposed

The 10th Annual Runway Repurposed fashion show is seeking out prospective designers. Read Full Article
 
Investigation Related To Seizure Of Animals From Pet Rescue Complete

Investigation Related To Seizure Of Animals From Pet Rescue Complete

The investigation related to animals allegedly found in unsanitary conditions and seized from a local non-profit rescue organization is complete. Read Full Article
 
Health Officials Say Residents Should Consider Flu Shot

Health Officials Say Residents Should Consider Flu Shot

Flu season is here and multiple cases of influenza have already been reported in Livingston County.
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Flint Man Arrested After Fleeing Police In Highland Township

Flint Man Arrested After Fleeing Police In Highland Township

Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Mobil gas station on M-59, west of Milford Road, on the report of an attempted car theft early Friday morning. Read Full Article
 
Sentencing Set Wednesday For Milford Woman Charged In Husband's Murder

Sentencing Set Wednesday For Milford Woman Charged In Husband's Murder

60-year-old Yvonne Cortis pleaded guilty to charges filed in the death of 68-year-old Greg Cortis, who died from injuries sustained in the November 2015 crowbar attack. Read Full Article
 
Monday, January 1
Fowlerville Schools Planning To Bring $15.3M Bond Proposal Before Voters

Fowlerville Schools Planning To Bring $15.3M Bond Proposal Before Voters

If approved, the money would be used for repairs, replacements, and upgrades to every building in the district. Read Full Article
 
Fundraising Underway For OLHSA's Yearly Walk For Warmth

Fundraising Underway For OLHSA's Yearly Walk For Warmth

Registration is also open for the 24th annual event. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmaker's Bill Aids In Unemployment Insurance Agency System Reform

Local Lawmaker's Bill Aids In Unemployment Insurance Agency System Reform

State Representative Joe Graves of Argentine Township says the new laws provide clarity, restore integrity, and improve accountability. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, December 31
Upcoming Dinner Will Name Howell Chamber's Citizen of the Year

Upcoming Dinner Will Name Howell Chamber's Citizen of the Year

2016's Citizen of the Year, Patti Griffith, will present the award to her successor at the 61st annual event. Read Full Article
 
American Red Cross In Need Of Blood And Platelet Donations

American Red Cross In Need Of Blood And Platelet Donations

Several opportunities to donate will be held in Livingston County through January 12th. Read Full Article
 
Improvements Coming To Unadilla Trail System

Improvements Coming To Unadilla Trail System

Six miles of trails that are part of the Lakeland Trails System will be reconstructed for better pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, December 30
Stepped Up Drunk Driving Patrols Throughout Livingston County

Stepped Up Drunk Driving Patrols Throughout Livingston County

As 2017 comes to a close, many will be out celebrating the start of a new year this weekend and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is offering a sobering message. Read Full Article
 
Crowd Funding Campaign Extended For Howell Pop Up Park Project

Crowd Funding Campaign Extended For Howell Pop Up Park Project

A crowd funding campaign is continuing into the new year to help bring a unique green space to Downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Appeal Denied For Man Convicted In Genoa Twp. Home Invasion

Appeal Denied For Man Convicted In Genoa Twp. Home Invasion

46-year-old Kennie Whitby of Green Oak Township is serving 25 to 75 years in prison for 13 counts of armed robbery and one count of home invasion. Read Full Article
 
Friday, December 29
Suspected Dog-Wolf Hybrids' DNA Results Pending

Suspected Dog-Wolf Hybrids' DNA Results Pending

The two dogs suspected of being hybrids attacked a Highland Township girl last month. Read Full Article
 
Plow Crews Busy, Rash of Spinouts & Accidents Due to Slippery Highways

Plow Crews Busy, Rash of Spinouts & Accidents Due to Slippery Highways

Slippery roads and interstates in the area caused a rash of mishaps this morning, although no serious accidents have been reported. Read Full Article
 
Gas Prices Predicted To Rise In 2018

Gas Prices Predicted To Rise In 2018

Motorists are having to pay more at the pump these days, and gas prices are predicted to continue a gradual climb during 2018. Read Full Article
 
Make A New Year's Resolution To Explore Outdoor Michigan This Winter

Make A New Year's Resolution To Explore Outdoor Michigan This Winter

A guided snow shoe hike through Island Lake Recreation Area is scheduled for January 1st. Read Full Article
 
Oakland County Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Rash of Robberies

Oakland County Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Rash of Robberies

Authorities are looking for a "serial robber" in a rash of armed robberies of businesses in Oakland, Livingston and St. Clair counties. Read Full Article
 
AAA Urging Safety Ahead Of News Year's Eve Holiday

AAA Urging Safety Ahead Of News Year's Eve Holiday

As Livingston County residents usher in a New Year and celebrate what’s to come in 2018, AAA Michigan is urging them to do so safely. Read Full Article
 
Stay Safe When Using Generators This Winter

Stay Safe When Using Generators This Winter

The Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority has tips to keep residents and homes safe from the hazards portable generators can produce. Read Full Article
 
Charyl Stockwell Middle School Robotics Team Advances To Super Regionals

Charyl Stockwell Middle School Robotics Team Advances To Super Regionals

The Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Miners will take part in the FIRST Tech Super Regionals in Big Rapids, Iowa, in March. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, December 28
Two Local Officials Have Resigned Their Posts

Two Local Officials Have Resigned Their Posts

The City of Brighton and Livingston County are looking to fill election-related positions following two resignations.
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Linden Man Accused Of Touching Children At Daycare Headed To Trial

Linden Man Accused Of Touching Children At Daycare Headed To Trial

Douglas Walsh is facing charges connected to incidents that allegedly occurred at the in-home daycare center operated by his wife. Read Full Article
 
Addiction Assistance Program Expands To Police Posts Statewide

Addiction Assistance Program Expands To Police Posts Statewide

The Michigan State Police "Angel Program" is now active and operational in all 30 MSP posts. Read Full Article
 
Local Salvation Army Continues Toward 2017 Red Kettle Goal

Local Salvation Army Continues Toward 2017 Red Kettle Goal

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is closing in on its 2017 Red Kettle campaign goal. Read Full Article
 
Warden House To Potentially Become Historic District

Warden House To Potentially Become Historic District

The stick frame farm house goes back to the time offounders and early settlers in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Applauds New Laws Combating Opioid Epidemic

Vaupel Applauds New Laws Combating Opioid Epidemic

The bi-partisan package of House bills was enacted Wednesday by Lt. Governor Brian Calley. Read Full Article
 
Linden Business Owner Wants To Develop Union Block Property

Linden Business Owner Wants To Develop Union Block Property

A plan to build a three story, multi use building will require financing help from the city. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning Would Allow Mueller's Orchard Expansion

Rezoning Would Allow Mueller's Orchard Expansion

The parcel adjacent to the orchard contains a barn that could be restored and serve as both a museum and petting zoo. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, December 27
Appeal Denied For Local Man Convicted Of Assaulting Roommate

Appeal Denied For Local Man Convicted Of Assaulting Roommate

A local man who sought to overturn his sentence in connection with an assault on his then roommate has had his appeal denied. Read Full Article
 
Food Assistance Work Requirements Reinstated January 1st

Food Assistance Work Requirements Reinstated January 1st

The federal requirements are being enforced for more than 1,000 Livingston County residents to continue receiving food assistance benefits. Read Full Article
 
Pet Safety Urged During Extreme Cold

Pet Safety Urged During Extreme Cold

With arctic temperatures impacting the entire state, Livingston County residents are urged to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold. Exposure can also cause frostbite and hypothermia for pets. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, December 26
Lyon Township Named Five-Star Community

Lyon Township Named Five-Star Community

Lyon Township was listed as a 2017 five-star community by eCities, which collected data on 277 communities across Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Local Nonprofit's Upcoming Gala Aims To Unveil Prominence Of Human Trafficking

Local Nonprofit's Upcoming Gala Aims To Unveil Prominence Of Human Trafficking

Organizers of the Key Project's "Unmasked Gala" are hoping to inspire the community to join their mission of reducing human captivity. Read Full Article
 
USDA Designates Livingston County As Primary Natural Disaster Area

USDA Designates Livingston County As Primary Natural Disaster Area

Farmers and ranchers in Livingston County may qualify for federal assistance if they encountered agricultural damage caused by a frost in May. Read Full Article
 
Workshop To Aid Business Owners With "Presence And Bearing"

Workshop To Aid Business Owners With "Presence And Bearing"

The next SCORE Workshop will help entrepreneurs with the importance of brand, passion, body language, and more. Read Full Article
 
Police Say 18-Year-Old Fowlerville Man Dead From Self Inflicted Gunshot

Police Say 18-Year-Old Fowlerville Man Dead From Self Inflicted Gunshot

A local man is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following an incident on Christmas Day.
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Driver Ticketed After Crashing Minivan Into Diamonds Restaurant In Howell

Driver Ticketed After Crashing Minivan Into Diamonds Restaurant In Howell

Diamonds Steak & Seafood in downtown Howell has re-opened after a vehicle crashed through the front window. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Firefighters Fight Blaze In Zero Degree Temperatures

Hartland Firefighters Fight Blaze In Zero Degree Temperatures

Local firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze in extremely cold temperatures early this morning.
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Brighton Plaza To Undergo Facade Facelift

Brighton Plaza To Undergo Facade Facelift

The Brighton City Planning Commission recently reviewed plans for a façade improvement project.
Read Full Article
 
Man Who Struck Public Safety Workers And Fled From Police Headed To Trial

Man Who Struck Public Safety Workers And Fled From Police Headed To Trial

Brian Cremeans was found passed out in his vehicle at a local gas station, reversed his car and struck two public safety workers, then led a police chase. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board Approves Building Policy Amendment For Elections

Brighton School Board Approves Building Policy Amendment For Elections

The district has allowed the use of its facilities as election sites in the past but recently formalized it in writing. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Issues Winter Safety Reminders

Northfield Township Issues Winter Safety Reminders

As motorists deal with a messy morning commute, Northfield Township is offering some winter reminders for residents.

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Help Is Available For Winter Weather Bills

Help Is Available For Winter Weather Bills

Consumer's Energy is offering assistance for those in need and tips for all to help keep winter energy costs down. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, December 23
Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues Across Southeast Michigan

Hepatitis A Outbreak Continues Across Southeast Michigan

With the holidays here, there’s a chance to spread more than just cheer.

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Family Working To Locate Missing Fowlerville Teen

Family Working To Locate Missing Fowlerville Teen

Family members say they're concerned for 14-year-old Kailyn Perry-Hertzler, who has been missing for almost a month. Read Full Article
 
Intoxicated Driver Who Drove Car Into Ditch Headed To Trial

Intoxicated Driver Who Drove Car Into Ditch Headed To Trial

Thomas Blackledge reportedly lied about the details of the car crash, then became belligerent at the hospital. Read Full Article
 
Man Who Drove To Police Station On A Suspended License Gets Jail Time

Man Who Drove To Police Station On A Suspended License Gets Jail Time

Robert Culbertson went to the station to be fingerprinted as a result of his license status, then fled when police realized he had driven there. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff's Office Encourages Holiday Safety

Livingston County Sheriff's Office Encourages Holiday Safety

The holidays spell cheer for most, but also crimes of opportunity for crooks. Read Full Article
 
Friday, December 22
Plea Entered By Owner of Property Where Dead Cows Found

Plea Entered By Owner of Property Where Dead Cows Found

About 70 dead cows were found on property owned by Keith Edwin Huck Jr. of Cohoctah Township. Read Full Article
 
Howell Township Family Looking For Help After Suffering Multiple Tragedies

Howell Township Family Looking For Help After Suffering Multiple Tragedies

The Pattersons lost a family and their house in separate incidents earlier this month. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Twp. Downsizing Parks And Rec Committee

Hamburg Twp. Downsizing Parks And Rec Committee

The committee will be reduced from seven members to five at the start of the new year. Read Full Article
 
New Assistant Superintendent For Administrative Services Hired In South Lyon Schools

New Assistant Superintendent For Administrative Services Hired In South Lyon Schools

Ben Kirby comes from Ionia Public Schools and will move into the new role in February. Read Full Article
 
New Howell Nature Center CEO Hired

New Howell Nature Center CEO Hired

John "JC" Carlson will start in the new role January 1st.
Read Full Article
 
Anonymous Donor To Match Donations To Salvation Army Of Livingston County

Anonymous Donor To Match Donations To Salvation Army Of Livingston County

A generous donor has stepped up in hopes of helping the Salvation Army of Livingston County achieve its Christmas fundraising goal by the end of the year.
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Vaupel In Support Of Bills To Help Students Interested In Skilled Trades

Vaupel In Support Of Bills To Help Students Interested In Skilled Trades

State Representative Hank Vaupel recently supported 5 bills that will help students, educators, and craftsman within the skilled trades. Read Full Article
 
Man Caught With Heroin In Sheriff's Office Parking Lot Enters Plea

Man Caught With Heroin In Sheriff's Office Parking Lot Enters Plea

Jeffrey Pickelsimer pleaded guilty as charged to possession of heroin in Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, December 21
Mother & Son Charged With Embezzlement From Dexter-Area Company

Mother & Son Charged With Embezzlement From Dexter-Area Company

64-year-old Colleen Walters and her 31-year-old son Leon, both from the Chelsea-area, are each charged with a single count of embezzlement over $100,000. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township To Purchase New Amenities For Parks

Hartland Township To Purchase New Amenities For Parks

$38,400 worth of picnic tables, benches, and garbage cans will be one of the final purchases as they near completion of their 2017 Parks Improvement Plan. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Charged In Restaurant Break-Ins Headed To Trial

Local Man Charged In Restaurant Break-Ins Headed To Trial

Arby's and Pizza's Champ in Genoa Township were targeted by Wyatt Marshall and two other individuals who are also facing charges. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Township Looks To Finish 2018-19 Budget Early As Possible

Green Oak Township Looks To Finish 2018-19 Budget Early As Possible

Inexact numbers of future developments provide to biggest hurdle for the Board of Trustees. Read Full Article
 
Crowded Airports & Roads Expected During Busy Holiday Travel Period

Crowded Airports & Roads Expected During Busy Holiday Travel Period

Livingston County residents and families will be joining around 3.5 million people across Michigan for a year-end holiday getaway.
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Local Businesses And Residents Report Receiving Counterfeit Money

Local Businesses And Residents Report Receiving Counterfeit Money

$20 counterfeit bills were recently used at two Genoa Township businesses, as well as given to a private resident selling an item on Craigslist. Read Full Article
 
Trauma Healing Class For Police, Fire, First Responders Coming

Trauma Healing Class For Police, Fire, First Responders Coming

Firstline aims to help police officers, fire fighters, and first responders as Reboot Recovery helps combat veterans. Read Full Article
 
Milford Twp. Zoning Board Rejects Planned Housing Development

Milford Twp. Zoning Board Rejects Planned Housing Development

Developer Ray LeDuc wants to build a 157 house subdivision on approximately 67 acres west of Milford Road and south of Rowe Road. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, December 20
Former County Commissioner Condemns Response To Meme Controversy

Former County Commissioner Condemns Response To Meme Controversy

Steve Williams called Commissioner Bob Bezotte a "skunk" and suggested he and Commissioner Dave Domas should resign. Read Full Article
 
911 Phone Lines Operational Again

911 Phone Lines Operational Again

Emergency and non-emergency phone lines were down fort a short time. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Man's Marijuana Conviction Upheld

Genoa Man's Marijuana Conviction Upheld

Dennis Keith Towne was sentenced in January 2014 to two days in jail and one year of probation for manufacturing marijuana. Read Full Article
 
Proposed Encore Village Gains Preliminary Site Plan Approval

Proposed Encore Village Gains Preliminary Site Plan Approval

The multi-unit rental and senior citizen development is slated to be built near Pickerel and Woodruff Lake in Brighton Township. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Seeks ZBA Members In New Year

Northfield Township Seeks ZBA Members In New Year

Northfield Township is in need of members for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Read Full Article
 
Suspect Wanted In Armed Robbery At Hartland Arby's

Suspect Wanted In Armed Robbery At Hartland Arby's

Assistance from the public is being sought to help identify a man wanted for robbing the Hartland Township Arby’s restaurant.
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Fatal Fire In Hartland Township Under Investigation

Fatal Fire In Hartland Township Under Investigation

Crews battled a house fire that turned fatal for roughly six hours early Tuesday morning.
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New Hearing Set To Determine Status Of Teen Rapist

New Hearing Set To Determine Status Of Teen Rapist

Community outrage has centered on the teen’s sentencing to outpatient therapy and not the intensive inpatient rehabilitation called for in his plea agreement. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Competent To Stand Trial In Assault On Police

Howell Man Competent To Stand Trial In Assault On Police

Police were attempting to serve a search warrant at Patrick Gizinski's home when the incident occurred. Read Full Article
 
Howell Public Schools' Food Drive Collects Over 25,000 Canned Goods

Howell Public Schools' Food Drive Collects Over 25,000 Canned Goods

25,769 food items and $1,679 will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, December 19
Man Critical After Jumping Off I-96 Overpass At Fowlerville Road

Man Critical After Jumping Off I-96 Overpass At Fowlerville Road

A Fowlerville man is in critical condition after jumping off a freeway overpass in what authorities believe was a suicide attempt.
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Democrats Present Petition To Bishop On Grad Student Tax Vote

Democrats Present Petition To Bishop On Grad Student Tax Vote

The petition was signed by 290 residents of the 8th District and protested the Rochester Hills Republican's vote concerning a now-removed provision.

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Township Celebrates Barbara Figurski's 48 Years Of Service

Township Celebrates Barbara Figurski's 48 Years Of Service

After serving for 48 years on Genoa Township’s Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, Figurski received a retirement party in her honor after several years of service Read Full Article
 
Brighton & Green Oak Fire Departments Ring Bells For Salvation Army

Brighton & Green Oak Fire Departments Ring Bells For Salvation Army

Two local fire departments dedicated their time to help those in need by ringing bells for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.
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Committee Formed In Aftermath Of Student Rapist Case

Committee Formed In Aftermath Of Student Rapist Case

A new Brighton Area Schools committee has been formed to ensure students' "social and emotional" well-being. Read Full Article
 
Permit Granted For New Coffeehouse & Theater Despite Landlord Tenant Issues

Permit Granted For New Coffeehouse & Theater Despite Landlord Tenant Issues

A special land use permit has been granted for a proposed coffee café and theater in a downtown Brighton building that’s already occupied by Beverly Rae's.
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Fowlerville Man Enters Plea To Assault

Fowlerville Man Enters Plea To Assault

24-year-old Michael Glenn Fielding recently pleaded guilty to one count each of domestic abuse and attempting to interrupt electronic communications. Read Full Article
 
Township Rejects Contract With Economic Development Council

Township Rejects Contract With Economic Development Council

The local organization works with Ann Arbor SPARK to provide business attraction and retention services. Read Full Article
 
Monday, December 18
Lawsuit Against Brighton-Based Franchisor Not Set For Trial Until 2019

Lawsuit Against Brighton-Based Franchisor Not Set For Trial Until 2019

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges various minimum wage and overtime violations by Sundance Incorporated. Read Full Article
 
Preparations Underway For Milford's Annual MLK Day Celebration

Preparations Underway For Milford's Annual MLK Day Celebration

The deadline for submissions to the art, writing, and multimedia contest is approaching, as well as the beginning of a community food drive. Read Full Article
 
Local Charges Dropped Against Man Caught Viewing Porn At Work

Local Charges Dropped Against Man Caught Viewing Porn At Work

39-year-old Kenneth James Smith is now being charged in federal court. Read Full Article
 
Howell American Legion To Host 36th Annual Christmas Day Dinner

Howell American Legion To Host 36th Annual Christmas Day Dinner

This year’s dinner will be held from noon until 4pm on Christmas Day at Post 141 on Grand River. It is open to the general public, not just veterans. Read Full Article
 
Local Robotics Team On Winning Alliance At State Championship

Local Robotics Team On Winning Alliance At State Championship

Team KAOS, one of Howell’s FIRST Tech Challenge teams returned from the FTC State Championship with some new hardware for the trophy case; a State Championship trophy. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Sentenced To Prison For Daughter's Death

Milford Man Sentenced To Prison For Daughter's Death

26-year-old Keith Allen Brown pleaded no contest last month to a count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 6-month-old daughter. Read Full Article
 
MDOT To Construct New Park & Ride Lot At US-23 & 8 Mile

MDOT To Construct New Park & Ride Lot At US-23 & 8 Mile

A new park and ride lot is part of a pilot public transportation project to help mitigate congestion and make commutes more bearable.
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Oakland Road Commission: Don't Plow Or Shovel Snow Onto Roads

Oakland Road Commission: Don't Plow Or Shovel Snow Onto Roads

With the recent winter weather, residents and business owners are being reminded to avoid shoveling or plowing snow onto roadways.
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Arraignment Held For Woman Charged In Fatal Crash

Arraignment Held For Woman Charged In Fatal Crash

Sarah Fluegel of Fowlerville is facing charges connected to the September crash that claimed the life of Hartland resident Alan Zielinski. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, December 17
Body Of Missing Detroit Man Found In Hartland Township

Body Of Missing Detroit Man Found In Hartland Township

33-year-old Ryoji Aoki of Detroit had been missing since December 6th when he was last seen leaving his workplace in Livonia. Read Full Article
 
Gold Bar & Coins Discovered In Salvation Army Red Kettles

Gold Bar & Coins Discovered In Salvation Army Red Kettles

The first significant snowfall brought a pleasant surprise to the Salvation Army of Livingston County - four gold coins and one gold bar.
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Escaped Chelsea Area Boot Camp Prisoner Located, Hospitalized

Escaped Chelsea Area Boot Camp Prisoner Located, Hospitalized

An escaped prisoner from a Chelsea area boot camp was later found with injuries that appear to have been self-inflicted. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Seeking New Director Of Accounting

Hamburg Township Seeking New Director Of Accounting

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to the Township Clerk. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, December 16
Judicial Tenure Commission Investigating Allegations Against Local Judge

Judicial Tenure Commission Investigating Allegations Against Local Judge

The Judicial Tenure Commission has confirmed that it is investigating allegations concerning 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan.
Read Full Article
 
Missing Man's Body Found In Hartland Township

Missing Man's Body Found In Hartland Township

Ryoji Aoki's car was discovered near Clyde and Bullard Road on Wednesday, December 6th, the same day he was last seen. Read Full Article
 
SEMCOG 2045 Forecast Details Expected Development For Livingston County

SEMCOG 2045 Forecast Details Expected Development For Livingston County

In the coming years, SEMCOG foresees an increase in population and the number of households in the area, but a decrease in household size. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Livingston County Road Commission Employee Retiring

Longtime Livingston County Road Commission Employee Retiring

Rick Little is being recognized for his years of dedicated service to the department and the community. Read Full Article
 
Friday, December 15
Operation C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend Underway

Operation C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend Underway

During this last full weekend before Christmas, the Michigan State Police Brighton Post will join with others across the United States in an effort to make travel safer. Read Full Article
 
Memorial To Honor Crime Victim Advocate & Daughter Who Vanished

Memorial To Honor Crime Victim Advocate & Daughter Who Vanished

A dual memorial is planned for a woman who vanished in 1990 and her mother, who became an advocate for victims' families.

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New Hudson Man Sentenced In 1991 Murder Case

New Hudson Man Sentenced In 1991 Murder Case

52-year-old Michael Todd McIntyre of New Hudson was convicted by a jury in the deadly 1991 attack of his ex-girlfriend’s mother. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Again To Honor Veterans With Memorial Wreaths

Pinckney Again To Honor Veterans With Memorial Wreaths

Saturday is National Wreaths Across America Day and in Pinckney, officials will hold a ceremony beginning at noon at the historical cemetery on Main Street. Read Full Article
 
Reboot Celebrates Third Graduating Class For Trauma Survivors

Reboot Celebrates Third Graduating Class For Trauma Survivors

12 people graduated from the Reboot Recovery class that helps those who have experienced trauma get their life back. Read Full Article
 
Motion To Recuse Judge From Hamburg Twp. Road Dispute Case Denied

Motion To Recuse Judge From Hamburg Twp. Road Dispute Case Denied

The defendant's attorney plans to appeal Judge Michael P. Hatty's decision to deny the motion to have the court disqualify itself. Read Full Article
 
Attorney Frustrated By Lack of Action Against Embattled Judge

Attorney Frustrated By Lack of Action Against Embattled Judge

Tom Kizer questions why Judge Theresa Brennan remains on the bench after what he called “criminal behavior” was revealed during her divorce proceedings.
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Howell Carnegie District Library Board Names New Director

Howell Carnegie District Library Board Names New Director

Holly Ward Lamb, current Head of the Youth Services Department, will take over on January 1st. Read Full Article
 
Christmas Blessings Delivered To Area Seniors

Christmas Blessings Delivered To Area Seniors

Livingston County Catholic Charities delivered 91 boxes that will benefit 112 seniors. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Who Fled From Police Headed To Trial

Milford Man Who Fled From Police Headed To Trial

Jonathon Liddy led a police chase in Howell, crashed his vehicle, and then attempted to run from officers. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, December 14
Star Wars Fan Collecting Donations For Nonprofit While Awaiting Movie Release

Star Wars Fan Collecting Donations For Nonprofit While Awaiting Movie Release

May the force be with you, Bryan Howes. Read Full Article
 
Wanted Man Arraigned On Stalking Charge

Wanted Man Arraigned On Stalking Charge

Edward Hulbert, who was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants, was captured by Howell Police earlier this week. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Couple Avoids Injury After Car Is Hit By Train

Fenton Couple Avoids Injury After Car Is Hit By Train

The 2008 four-door Saturn driven by a 78-year-old man had struck a curb and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle on the tracks. Read Full Article
 
New Boiler Installed At Livingston County Courthouse

New Boiler Installed At Livingston County Courthouse

Emergency installation of a new boiler at the historic Livingston County Courthouse was able to occur before the cold snap.
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Dedicated Crime Victim Advocate Passes Away

Dedicated Crime Victim Advocate Passes Away

Ardis Renkoski, whose daughter Paige was last seen on the side of the road in Fowlerville in 1990, has died at the age of 84. Read Full Article
 
Wanted Felon Arrested In Howell

Wanted Felon Arrested In Howell

Edward Hulbert was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants; one for a probation violation on a felony assault charge and another for aggravated stalking. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Cyber Institute Plans To Offer Training To All Michigan School Districts

Pinckney Cyber Institute Plans To Offer Training To All Michigan School Districts

Institute Director Jim says the goal is to have the Regional Cyber Security Education Collaborative in place within the year. Read Full Article
 
Toys For Tots Donations, Volunteers Still Needed

Toys For Tots Donations, Volunteers Still Needed

Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army of Livingston County's Community Center in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, December 13
South Lyon, Howell, Brighton, Fowlerville & Pinckney Declare Snow Emergencies

South Lyon, Howell, Brighton, Fowlerville & Pinckney Declare Snow Emergencies

All vehicles parked along the designated snow emergency routes in the municipalities will be either ticketed or towed. Read Full Article
 
Appeal Rejected For Oceola Man Convicted In Officer's Death

Appeal Rejected For Oceola Man Convicted In Officer's Death

56-year-old Steven Kelty's vehicle rammed into a motorcycle driven by Hamburg Police Sergeant Jim Sanderson in Genoa Township in September of 2014. Read Full Article
 
Bell Ringers Still Needed For Salvation Army Kettles

Bell Ringers Still Needed For Salvation Army Kettles

An insufficient number of volunteers means danger for reaching their holiday campaign goal. Read Full Article
 
Howell & South Lyon Students Present During Technology Showcase

Howell & South Lyon Students Present During Technology Showcase

Livingston County students presented to state lawmakers during a recent technology showcase. Read Full Article
 
Economist Says GOP Tax Plan Will Reduce Home-Buying Incentive

Economist Says GOP Tax Plan Will Reduce Home-Buying Incentive

Dr. Lawrence Yun says the home-buying incentive lessens under the reform as more people would take the standard deduction. Read Full Article
 
LCCA Announces New Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

LCCA Announces New Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Megan Palmer returns to the Executive Board and takes over her new role after spending 5 years in a similar role in Barry County. Read Full Article
 
Parker Middle School Band Plays Commissioned Song

Parker Middle School Band Plays Commissioned Song

"Gradients" was written by Grammy nominated composer, Andrew Perkins. Read Full Article
 
Howell Manufacturing Company Recognized As Veteran Friendly

Howell Manufacturing Company Recognized As Veteran Friendly

The veteran friendly hiring practices of Tribar Manufacturing in Howell are being recognized. Read Full Article
 
SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

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Tuesday, December 12
Three Suspects Charged In Genoa Township Restaurant Break-Ins

Three Suspects Charged In Genoa Township Restaurant Break-Ins

The trio each face two felony counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, a count of possession of burglar’s tools and a misdemeanor count of retail fraud. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Approves Contract With Economic Development Council

Handy Township Approves Contract With Economic Development Council

The township will pay the EDC $3,525 annually for the next three years for its services. Read Full Article
 
Lingenfelter Collection Hosts Toys For Tots Event This Friday

Lingenfelter Collection Hosts Toys For Tots Event This Friday

The 40,000 sq. ft. showroom on Lochlin Drive contains 150 unique cars including Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics. Read Full Article
 
National Guard Colonel From Milford Appointed To Michigan Community Service Commission

National Guard Colonel From Milford Appointed To Michigan Community Service Commission

Scott Hiipakka is the program management director for the Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder. Read Full Article
 
Health Officials Urge Hepatitis A Vaccination Amid Outbreak

Health Officials Urge Hepatitis A Vaccination Amid Outbreak

As a Hepatitis A outbreak continues across Southeast Michigan, local health officials say the best protection is to get vaccinated.
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Man Charged After Striking Public Safety Workers With Car, Leading Police On Chase

Man Charged After Striking Public Safety Workers With Car, Leading Police On Chase

Brian Cremeans is facing multiple charges including OWI after the incident early Saturday morning that began at a Mobil Gas Station in Handy Township. Read Full Article
 
Inert Grenade Found In Abandoned Trailer In Haas Lake RV Park

Inert Grenade Found In Abandoned Trailer In Haas Lake RV Park

An employee discovered the hand grenade while cleaning out a trailer that had been left on the property by a customer. Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Man Charged In Domestic Violence Incident

Competency Exam Ordered For Man Charged In Domestic Violence Incident

51-year-old Thomas Webber is facing 13 felony charges connected to the November 15th incident. Read Full Article
 
Monday, December 11
Caution Tape Means Vehicle Checked For Emergencies

Caution Tape Means Vehicle Checked For Emergencies

Community members are being reminded of public safety protocols for abandoned vehicles or others involved in accidents this winter.

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Brighton City Council Discusses Possible Headlee Override Next Year

Brighton City Council Discusses Possible Headlee Override Next Year

Brighton City Council concluded its annual 2-day retreat with the possibility that it may ask the voters for a Headlee override in next August’s primary election. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Council Holds Off On Deed Provision For Contaminated Site

South Lyon Council Holds Off On Deed Provision For Contaminated Site

The municipal parking lot at 128 S. Lafayette Street is owned by the city, but was contaminated over a five-year period in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Read Full Article
 
Charges Filed In Death Of Hartland Man

Charges Filed In Death Of Hartland Man

72-year-old Alan Zielinski was killed September 5th when his 2001 Jeep Cherokee was hit on Grand River Avenue east of Burkhart Road. Read Full Article
 
Flashing Green Lights Being Installed On MDOT Snow Plows

Flashing Green Lights Being Installed On MDOT Snow Plows

Motorists will soon be sharing roads and freeways with snow plows and salt trucks and a new feature on some aims to boost safety.
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Lyon Township Gets New Fire Engine

Lyon Township Gets New Fire Engine

The engine carries 1,000 gallons of water with an additional 40 gallons of foam to help make rural operations more functional.


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Bench Memorializes Former Brighton DDA Director

Bench Memorializes Former Brighton DDA Director

The bench, commemorating Matt Modrack, overlooks the Mill Pond in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, December 10
Brighton Police Extend "Pigs for Wigs" Program Another Month

Brighton Police Extend "Pigs for Wigs" Program Another Month

The Brighton Police Dept. has extended a fundraising effort another month to raise more funds for a group that provides wigs for kids with cancer and other diseases. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, December 9
FERC Affirms Denial of Blanket Construction Certificate For Rover Pipeline

FERC Affirms Denial of Blanket Construction Certificate For Rover Pipeline

15 miles of Energy Transfer's Rover Pipeline will run through Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Caught With Cocaine Gets Jail

South Lyon Man Caught With Cocaine Gets Jail

20-year-old Elijah Dalke was caught with 5.5 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop by Green Oak Township Police. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council OKs Street Utility Projects

Brighton Council OKs Street Utility Projects

The city of Brighton will be installing new sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water lines on Second Street next year. Read Full Article
 
American Legion Post 141 To Host 36th Annual Christmas Day Dinner

American Legion Post 141 To Host 36th Annual Christmas Day Dinner

Food and fellowship will be available to all at a yearly Christmas Day dinner for the community.
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Northfield Township To Update Master Plan In 2018

Northfield Township To Update Master Plan In 2018

The USQ-23 corridor, North Territorial area, and North Village District are areas of special interest to the Planning Commission. Read Full Article
 
Friday, December 8
Lyon Township Accepting Letters To Santa

Lyon Township Accepting Letters To Santa

Per tradition, Lyon Township is serving as a drop off point for letters to Santa Claus. Read Full Article
 
Attorney Questions County Seizure Of Animals From Last Chance Rescue

Attorney Questions County Seizure Of Animals From Last Chance Rescue

Howell Attorney Tom Kizer is raising questions about the recent search and seizure of over 120 animals at the non-profit rescue organization. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Burn Ban Lifted

Livingston County Burn Ban Lifted

An open burning ban has been lifted for Livingston County.
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Hartland High School Receives Grant To Fund College-Prep Programs

Hartland High School Receives Grant To Fund College-Prep Programs

The $25,000 grant from the Michigan College Access Network is used to make changes in high schools that promote the exploration of post-secondary education. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Councilman Serving On New Parks & Recreation Task Force

Brighton City Councilman Serving On New Parks & Recreation Task Force

A newly formed task force meets next week and Brighton City Councilman Kristopher Tobbe is among the appointees. Read Full Article
 
Oceola Couple Faces Frustrations With Restrictions On Family Barn

Oceola Couple Faces Frustrations With Restrictions On Family Barn

A court order prevents the Wines' family from holding commercial and social gatherings of any type on their property. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Bond Rating Will Aid In Construction Of New Police Station

Green Oak Bond Rating Will Aid In Construction Of New Police Station

The township received a Aa2 bond rating, which is one of the highest a township can receive and indicates a very low credit risk. Read Full Article
 
Brighton DPW Busy Salting, Plowing & Concluding Leaf Pickup Program

Brighton DPW Busy Salting, Plowing & Concluding Leaf Pickup Program

The Brighton DPW was out salting the streets Thursday night and will be busy next week with its final leaf pickup week. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, December 7
Animals Seized From Pet Rescue Being Evaluated For Health & Temperament

Animals Seized From Pet Rescue Being Evaluated For Health & Temperament

More than 120 animals were seized from Last Chance Rescue in Howell Township as well as a secondary location in Livingston County.
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Probation Violation Has Teen In Shooting Plot Facing Prison Time

Probation Violation Has Teen In Shooting Plot Facing Prison Time

17-year-old Kody Brewer of White Lake Township also violated terms of his probation earlier this year while he was out on bond and awaiting sentencing. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Vigil Will Mark Sandy Hook Anniversary

Brighton Vigil Will Mark Sandy Hook Anniversary

As the fifth anniversary approaches of the massacre of 20 children and six adults, groups are coming together Sunday for a candlelight vigil. Read Full Article
 
Pop Up Park Would Bring Mobile Greenspace To Downtown Howell

Pop Up Park Would Bring Mobile Greenspace To Downtown Howell

Howell Main Street has launched a crowd sourcing campaign to bring the transportable park downtown. Read Full Article
 
Pet Rescue Says False Accusations Led To Animals Being Seized

Pet Rescue Says False Accusations Led To Animals Being Seized

Animal Control officers were at Last Chance Rescue in Howell Township on Monday, and then returned Wednesday to seize all of the animals from the shelter. Read Full Article
 
Overnight Closures Planned This Week On US-23

Overnight Closures Planned This Week On US-23

A full overnight closure is scheduled along US-23 so crews can set the bridge beam at Joy Road. Read Full Article
 
Termination Of Local Addiction Treatment Contract Met With Anger, Concern

Termination Of Local Addiction Treatment Contract Met With Anger, Concern

A pending contract cancellation has some individuals in recovery wondering how they’re going to get treatment with no other local options. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Parks Projects Coming In Under Budget

Hartland Township Parks Projects Coming In Under Budget

Expected final costs are estimated to be roughly $100,000 lower than originally allocated. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, December 6
Tyrone Twp. Won't Renew Contract For Economic Development Services

Tyrone Twp. Won't Renew Contract For Economic Development Services

Officials say after investing $50,000, they don't have a measure of what they've received from the EDC of Livingston County and Ann Arbor SPARK. Read Full Article
 
Appeal In Lawsuit Over Dead Cows To Be Heard Next Month

Appeal In Lawsuit Over Dead Cows To Be Heard Next Month

The lawsuit alleges hydrogen sulfide from the plant on Lone Tree Road killed two cows immediately and forced her to euthanize three others. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Boy Scout Troop Receives 2017 Peace Light

Pinckney Boy Scout Troop Receives 2017 Peace Light

The light traveled from the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem, across Europe, then to the Untied States before the Scouts received it in a special ceremony in Ann Arbor. Read Full Article
 
Former Sheriff Accepts Responsibility For Posting Controversial Facebook Meme

Former Sheriff Accepts Responsibility For Posting Controversial Facebook Meme

After initially saying his account was hacked, County Commissioner Bob Bezotte says he now realizes he was the one who shared a controversial meme on his Facebook page. Read Full Article
 
Burn Ban Issued For All of Livingston County

Burn Ban Issued For All of Livingston County

Officials say the recent dry and windy weather increases the risk of fires becoming out of control. Read Full Article
 
Two Suspects Arraigned In Snow Plow Thefts

Two Suspects Arraigned In Snow Plow Thefts

28-year-old Albert Cook III of Webberville and 26-year-old Joshua Couden of Wixom were taken into custody last weekend. Read Full Article
 
Holiday Hope For Kids To Bring Festive Party To Special Needs Children

Holiday Hope For Kids To Bring Festive Party To Special Needs Children

Students from Lakeland High School raised money for the annual event that brings an afternoon of holiday fun to disabled children. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers This Saturday

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers This Saturday

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is challenging the community meet an ambitious goal this weekend.

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Tuesday, December 5
Lansing Man Killed In Fatal Crash On I-96 Identified

Lansing Man Killed In Fatal Crash On I-96 Identified

A man killed in a crash in Howell Township last week has been identified. Read Full Article
 
Genesee County Commissioner Enters Plea

Genesee County Commissioner Enters Plea

Drew Shapiro entered a guilty plea to a single count of indecent language. In exchange, two other counts were dropped. Read Full Article
 
Shepherd Of The Lakes Hopes To Join MHOG

Shepherd Of The Lakes Hopes To Join MHOG

Brighton Township's Board of Trustees discussed on Monday night's meeting the possibility of Shepherd of the Lakes Church and School obtaining the water services of MHOG Read Full Article
 
Public Interest Research Group Releases "Trouble in Toyland" Report

Public Interest Research Group Releases "Trouble in Toyland" Report

The list of toy-safety hazards includes some of the usual concerns over small parts and lead content, but today's high-tech toys raise new issues. Read Full Article
 
Protest Supports Assault Victims Prior To Hearing For Teen Rapist

Protest Supports Assault Victims Prior To Hearing For Teen Rapist

Over 100 people gathered in a show of solidarity prior to a hearing for a teen accused of sexually assaulting three young girls. Read Full Article
 
Former Sheriff Targeted For Allegedly Posting Hateful Facebook Meme

Former Sheriff Targeted For Allegedly Posting Hateful Facebook Meme

Bob Bezotte was called out for perceived racism and hatred in a meme calling two Democratic congresswomen “despicable hags” who should be thrown out of office. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Sentenced To Prison For Baseball Bat Attack

South Lyon Man Sentenced To Prison For Baseball Bat Attack

18-year-old Malachi Collins entered a guilty plea last month to a reduced charge of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder. Read Full Article
 
“The Wall That Heals”  Mobile Exhibit Coming To Howell Next August

“The Wall That Heals” Mobile Exhibit Coming To Howell Next August

A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Livingston County.
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Monday, December 4
Detention Continued For Teen At Center of Sex Assault Case

Detention Continued For Teen At Center of Sex Assault Case

The Brighton Twp. teen will remain in the Monroe County Youth Center until a psych evaluation and safety plan has been completed. Read Full Article
 
Ore Creek Middle School Wins National Photo Contest

Ore Creek Middle School Wins National Photo Contest

Students, faculty and staff, led by STAND Advisor Denise Terry, decorated the campus with this year’s theme, “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free®" Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Fenton Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

41-year-old Edmond Nicaj, a father of six from Fenton, purchased the million dollar ticket at the Great Lakes Family Restaurant in Fowlerville. Read Full Article
 
Simple Recycling To Debut In City Of Brighton

Simple Recycling To Debut In City Of Brighton

Residents in the City of Brighton have a new option to recycle clothing and other home goods starting this week. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Progressing Toward Being A Redevelopment Ready Community

Brighton Progressing Toward Being A Redevelopment Ready Community

Community Development staff provided an update on RRC certification at the Brighton City Council Study Session November 16th. Read Full Article
 
BAS Board Approves New Cyberbullying Standards In Wake Of Sexual Assaults

BAS Board Approves New Cyberbullying Standards In Wake Of Sexual Assaults

Trustee Alicia Reid said the board needs to start discussing “more serious violations,” an apparent reference to the sexual assaults of three girls. Read Full Article
 
Ten Livingston County Companies Receive Funds To Train & Retain Employees

Ten Livingston County Companies Receive Funds To Train & Retain Employees

Michigan Works! Southeast will receive more than $2.6 (m) million from the Michigan Talent Investment Agency to train workers at ten local companies. Read Full Article
 
More Mammoth Bones Discovered During Second Dig At Chelsea Farm

More Mammoth Bones Discovered During Second Dig At Chelsea Farm

Paleontologists have uncovered more mammoth bones at a site in Chelsea.


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Conference Brings Together Early Childhood Education Proponents

Conference Brings Together Early Childhood Education Proponents

A large group of people committed to early childhood education came together for an inspiring conference Read Full Article
 
Sunday, December 3
Brighton Area Schools Gets Grant For STEAM Centers

Brighton Area Schools Gets Grant For STEAM Centers

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Read Full Article
 
LCCA "Meet and Greet" Heralds $125,000 Drug Prevention Grant

LCCA "Meet and Greet" Heralds $125,000 Drug Prevention Grant

A Livingston County drug prevention coalition has hit a major milestone and is continuing to make strides.
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Saturday, December 2
7-Year-Old Highland Township Girl Critically Injured In Dog Attack

7-Year-Old Highland Township Girl Critically Injured In Dog Attack

A young Highland Township girl was hospitalized after being severely attacked by two dogs. Read Full Article
 
Protest To Precede Monday Hearing For Teen Convicted of Sexual Assault

Protest To Precede Monday Hearing For Teen Convicted of Sexual Assault

Protest organizers say they want to show support for the victims by gathering outside of the Judicial Center in Howell Monday at 12pm. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Lane Closures Along US-23 Flex Route Could Be The Last

Weekend Lane Closures Along US-23 Flex Route Could Be The Last

Motorists can expect to encounter more lane closures and potential travel delays along the US-23 Flex Route this weekend but they might be the last.
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Man Caught With Heroin In Sheriff's Office Parking Lot Heads To Trial

Man Caught With Heroin In Sheriff's Office Parking Lot Heads To Trial

Jeffrey Picklesimer was reportedly waiting to pick his girlfriend up from jail when Sheriff's deputies found him passed out in his car. Read Full Article
 
Brighton's Spencer Elementary Students Get to "Slime" Principal

Brighton's Spencer Elementary Students Get to "Slime" Principal

Kindergarten students at Spencer Elementary in Brighton got to "slime" their principal Friday. Read Full Article
 
Friday, December 1
Milford Woman Pleads Guilty To 2nd Degree Murder In Husband's Beating Death

Milford Woman Pleads Guilty To 2nd Degree Murder In Husband's Beating Death

More than two years after the fatal beating death of her husband, a Milford woman has entered a plea.

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Green Oak Plans Federal Lawsuit Against South Lyon Schools

Green Oak Plans Federal Lawsuit Against South Lyon Schools

Green Oak Township Clerk Michael Sedlak says the district's refusal to allow Brummer Elementary to be used as a polling location has effectively disenfranchised voters. Read Full Article
 
Lansing Man Killed In Howell Township Crash

Lansing Man Killed In Howell Township Crash

A preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 Infiniti G37 and a 2015 Motor coach were traveling westbound on I-96 when the vehicles collided, sideswiping each other. Read Full Article
 
Democratic Hopeful For Governor Speaks In Genoa Township

Democratic Hopeful For Governor Speaks In Genoa Township

Shri Thandedar wants to bring scientific, progressive ideas to Lansing. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp. Residents File Suit Over Proving Grounds Contamination

Brighton Twp. Residents File Suit Over Proving Grounds Contamination

The suit asks the court to award each affected resident an amount exceeding $25,000 and to force GM to no longer pollute their neighborhood and pay for cleanup and repair costs. Read Full Article
 
Truck Tips Over In Green Oak Roundabout

Truck Tips Over In Green Oak Roundabout

It’s believed that the truck, which was carrying a load of diesel engines, tipped when the load shifted. Read Full Article
 
Services Held For Howell Boy Who Suffered With Two Rare Diseases

Services Held For Howell Boy Who Suffered With Two Rare Diseases

Eight year old Cole Davis was described as a spunky, energetic, good kid who was full of energy. Read Full Article
 
Pharmacy Tech Who Stole Over 30,000 Pills Gets Jail Time

Pharmacy Tech Who Stole Over 30,000 Pills Gets Jail Time

35-year-old Kelly Hodge admitted to stealing over $107,000 worth of prescription medications from a local hospital in an 18-month period. Read Full Article
 
Fenton's Water Plant To Receive New Maintenance Program

Fenton's Water Plant To Receive New Maintenance Program

Fenton City Council approved a program that will have the city's water plant receive quarterly inspections and maintenance to preserve the quality of the HVAC units Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 30
Battery Solutions To Move Out of Green Oak And Howell, Relocating In Milford Township

Battery Solutions To Move Out of Green Oak And Howell, Relocating In Milford Township

The Milford Township Board of Trustees approved a 10 year IFT that will allow the nation's largest battery recycling business to move in. Read Full Article
 
World AIDS Day Is Friday - Local Health Officials Say Get Tested

World AIDS Day Is Friday - Local Health Officials Say Get Tested

This Friday marks World AIDS Day and Livingston County residents are being encouraged to get tested.
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Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers & Donors

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers & Donors

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is seeking donors and bell ringers during two upcoming giving opportunities.
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Tree Trimming Program In City Of Brighton To Continue Through Winter, Spring

Tree Trimming Program In City Of Brighton To Continue Through Winter, Spring

A right-of-way tree trimming program in the City of Brighton is getting underway.

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Naming Rights Secured For Planned Athletic Complex

Naming Rights Secured For Planned Athletic Complex

Cleary University announced that Lake Trust Credit Union has secured the naming rights to the new athletic facility on its Livingston campus through 2028. Read Full Article
 
Last Chance To Donate A Wreath For A Veteran's Grave

Last Chance To Donate A Wreath For A Veteran's Grave

Midnight tonight is the last chance to donate for this year's Wreaths Across America. 110 wreaths are still needed in Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Has Lowest October Jobless Rate In State

Livingston County Has Lowest October Jobless Rate In State

Livingston County’s jobless rate ranking has improved to number one again. Read Full Article
 
Economist: Middle Class Will Benefit Under GOP Tax Plan

Economist: Middle Class Will Benefit Under GOP Tax Plan

Michael LaFaive with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy says the bill will provide a benefit for middle-income earners and serve as a catalyst for economic growth. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp. Man Facing 13 Felonies From Domestic Violence Incident

Brighton Twp. Man Facing 13 Felonies From Domestic Violence Incident

51-year-old Thomas Webber allegedly strangled his wife, assaulted her and his teenage son with a firearm, and injured another with a meat cleaver. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Community Chorus Continues Tradition With 85th Annual Performance

Hartland Community Chorus Continues Tradition With 85th Annual Performance

The lengthy oratorio "Messiah" has been performed annually since 1932, when the tradition was started by J. Robert Crouse. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, November 29
Christmas In The Ville To Mark 10th Year Lighting Up Fowlerville

Christmas In The Ville To Mark 10th Year Lighting Up Fowlerville

Last year 12,000 people descended on Fowlerville for the event and organizers are planning for even more this year with the addition of a shuttle service. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Couple Ordered To Remove Goats From Their Property

Fenton Couple Ordered To Remove Goats From Their Property

A couple in the City of Fenton has been fined for keeping goats as pets.
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Shop With A Cop Comedy Fundraiser Coming December 15th

Shop With A Cop Comedy Fundraiser Coming December 15th

The program pairs up police officers from around the county with less fortunate kids to take them on a holiday shopping spree. Read Full Article
 
HPS Names Service Person and Support Person of the Year

HPS Names Service Person and Support Person of the Year

Three Fires Elementary paraprofessional Karen Helsper and HPS financial assistant Karen Doran will be honored by the Board of Education in February. Read Full Article
 
Federal Work Requirements Being Reinstated To Receive Food Assistance

Federal Work Requirements Being Reinstated To Receive Food Assistance

1,190 people in Livingston County will need to find work, volunteer or attend training to continue receiving federal food assistance benefits. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Who Led Police Chase In Howell Facing Charges

Milford Man Who Led Police Chase In Howell Facing Charges

28-year-old Jonathon Liddy led a police chase on McPherson Park Drive, crashed his vehicle, and then attempted to run from officers. Read Full Article
 
DAV Seeks Community's Help In Granting Veteran Families' Wishes

DAV Seeks Community's Help In Granting Veteran Families' Wishes

Community members can help the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 in Howell provide assistance to local families this Christmas. Read Full Article
 
Three Area Schools Chosen For Statewide Health And Wellness Program

Three Area Schools Chosen For Statewide Health And Wellness Program

Hutchings and Southwest Elementary Schools in Howell and Williamston's Discovery Elementary School will participate in the "Step Up for School Wellness" program. Read Full Article
 
Santa Coming To Downtown Milford For Annual Christmas Open House

Santa Coming To Downtown Milford For Annual Christmas Open House

The holiday season will kick off in downtown Milford Thursday night with the village's yearly community Christmas event. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, November 28
Inkster Man Sentenced In Fatal Crash That Killed Local Man, Injured Others

Inkster Man Sentenced In Fatal Crash That Killed Local Man, Injured Others

A man is heading to prison following a deadly crash in Detroit that claimed the life of a South Lyon man and injured two pedestrians from Milford. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Twp. Officials Discuss Amending Zoning Ordinance to Deal With Density

Lyon Twp. Officials Discuss Amending Zoning Ordinance to Deal With Density

Officials says revisions to the ordinance could make it a good tool for negotiating with developers. Read Full Article
 
United Way Sets Date For Annual Donation Matching Event

United Way Sets Date For Annual Donation Matching Event

The Livingston County United Way’s Matching Money Monday is set for Monday, December 11th to help the organization that helps strengthen the community. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Free Methodist Church Holding A Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Fenton Free Methodist Church Holding A Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

The church is looking to put the donations towards building a new kitchen for the many community events they hope to continue to provide. Read Full Article
 
Sex Assault Incident Again Aired Before Brighton School Board

Sex Assault Incident Again Aired Before Brighton School Board

A large group of supporters of three girls who were sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old Brighton Twp. youth showed up at the Brighton Board of Education meeting Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Analysis: GOP Tax Bill Would Hurt Most Michiganders

Analysis: GOP Tax Bill Would Hurt Most Michiganders

According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, the Senate plan up for a vote this week would result in nearly 400,000 people statewide losing their health care. Read Full Article
 
Donations More Than Quadruple Annual Fundraiser Goal

Donations More Than Quadruple Annual Fundraiser Goal

A total of $94,126 was raised for the project to provide every family in need with a full holiday meal. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Fire Chief Mike Kennedy Accepts New Position

South Lyon Fire Chief Mike Kennedy Accepts New Position

South Lyon Fire Chief Mike Kennedy has accepted a new position in Ann Arbor.
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Sheriff's Office Investigating Breaking & Entering Incidents

Sheriff's Office Investigating Breaking & Entering Incidents

Two businesses reported break-ins on Monday in Genoa Township.
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Monday, November 27
Public Reception Sunday Will Honor Longtime Howell Library Director

Public Reception Sunday Will Honor Longtime Howell Library Director

Kathleen Zaenger is retiring at the end of the ear after 38 years as library director and an event Sunday at the library will send her off in style. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures Along US-23 Flex Route For Pavement Repairs & Markings

Lane Closures Along US-23 Flex Route For Pavement Repairs & Markings

Motorists traveling along the US-23 Flex Route in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties can expect more lane closures this week. Read Full Article
 
Bob Hope Tribute Show To Benefit Area Veterans

Bob Hope Tribute Show To Benefit Area Veterans

Comedian Lynn Roberts will play Bob Hope, along with other classic comedians like Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante and Jack Benny. Read Full Article
 
Students' Handmade Gifts To Be Sold At Pathway Craft Show

Students' Handmade Gifts To Be Sold At Pathway Craft Show

The annual event allows LESA students to practice money and social skills, while displaying and selling their handiwork. Read Full Article
 
Howell Council Concerned County Reducing Economic Development Services

Howell Council Concerned County Reducing Economic Development Services

The Howell City Council is expressing disappointment in the way economic development services are headed at the county level.
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Hundreds Turn Out For Slain Deputy's Vigil

Hundreds Turn Out For Slain Deputy's Vigil

Deputy Eric Overall was trying to disable a motorist being pursued by deputies when he was struck and killed Thanksgiving morning. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Enters Plea In Death Of Infant Daughter

Milford Man Enters Plea In Death Of Infant Daughter

26-year-old Keith Allen Brown entered a no contest plea last week. Read Full Article
 
Probate Judge Ready For Challenge Of Chief Judge

Probate Judge Ready For Challenge Of Chief Judge

Judge Miriam Cavanaugh says that although the prospect of being in charge of all the county’s courts is formidable, she’s ready to step up. Read Full Article
 
Plaque at Sheriff's Office Recognizes Employees Who Served in the Military

Plaque at Sheriff's Office Recognizes Employees Who Served in the Military

The plaque will hang in the lobby as a way to honor veterans who are now employed by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, November 26
Dexter Farm Verified Under Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

Dexter Farm Verified Under Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program

Shurmur Farms of Dexter have been recognized under a state program. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell Challenging Residents On Giving Tuesday

Downtown Howell Challenging Residents On Giving Tuesday

Funds donated on Tuesday will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Accepting Applications For Various Boards

Northfield Township Accepting Applications For Various Boards

Applications are due by Wednesday, December 6th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 25
Black Friday Vs. Buy Nothing Day

Black Friday Vs. Buy Nothing Day

Bruce McClary with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling says consumers shouldn’t necessarily plan to do all of their holiday bargain hunting on Black Friday. Read Full Article
 
LESA Snack Pack Food Drive Begins Monday

LESA Snack Pack Food Drive Begins Monday

Snacks collected through the drive are given to homeless students as a way to supplement meals during their winter break from school. Read Full Article
 
Howell Twp. Fills Empty Trustee & Planning Commission Seats

Howell Twp. Fills Empty Trustee & Planning Commission Seats

At a recent meeting, trustees voted to appoint Sally Newstead to their board and Martha Haglund to the planning commission. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 24
Charges Authorized Against Fleeing Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash In Chelsea

Charges Authorized Against Fleeing Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash In Chelsea

34-year-old Jason Baase is facing charges, including 2nd degree murder, connected to the crash that claimed the life of 52-year-old Dawn Anderson. Read Full Article
 
Former Law School Dean Seeks Second Run At Sec. Of State

Former Law School Dean Seeks Second Run At Sec. Of State

If elected, Jocelyn Benson wants to work to get citizens in and out of polling stations and branch offices in 30 minutes or less. Read Full Article
 
Bob Press Appointed To Putnam Township Board

Bob Press Appointed To Putnam Township Board

A familiar face has been appointed to serve on the Putnam Township board.
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Thompson Road Project Wraps Up In Fenton Township

Thompson Road Project Wraps Up In Fenton Township

Construction is finally complete on the Thompson Road widening project.
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Brighton District Library Holiday Open House Coming December 9th

Brighton District Library Holiday Open House Coming December 9th

Meet Santa, hear holiday music, and create themed crafts at the annual event from 11am to 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 23
Weekend Survival Kit Program Coming To HPS

Weekend Survival Kit Program Coming To HPS

The program will help kids in need with a meal and snacks to help them get through the weekends. Read Full Article
 
Candidates For Governor & Attorney General To Speak At Event

Candidates For Governor & Attorney General To Speak At Event

Shri Thanedar is seeking the nomination for governor, while Dana Nessel is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Read Full Article
 
Local Residents Encouraged To Opt Outside On Black Friday

Local Residents Encouraged To Opt Outside On Black Friday

Livingston County residents are being encouraged put away the leftovers and spend the day after Thanksgiving at Michigan state parks.
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Wednesday, November 22
Green Oak Man Charged After Run-In With Police, Hospital Staff

Green Oak Man Charged After Run-In With Police, Hospital Staff

24-year-old Thomas Dean Blackledge is charged with a felony count of resisting/obstructing or assaulting a police officer. Read Full Article
 
Fatal Crash Near Dexter Under Investigation

Fatal Crash Near Dexter Under Investigation

An initial investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree, coming to rest on its side. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Officials Upset After Wet Concrete Ends Up In Storm Drain

Hamburg Officials Upset After Wet Concrete Ends Up In Storm Drain

The municipality is sending an invoice to Hornet Concrete Co. Inc. to recover costs associated in cleaning up the mess. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Completes Pilot Water Study

Hartland Township Completes Pilot Water Study

The township's system can support 300-400 new hookups before improvements become a necessity. Read Full Article
 
Milford Researcher Says Recently Released JFK Files Add Nothing New

Milford Researcher Says Recently Released JFK Files Add Nothing New

Dale Myers of Milford is a nationally recognized author and animator of Zapruder film footage. Read Full Article
 
Local Habitat For Humanity Completes Home Repairs For Three Local Families

Local Habitat For Humanity Completes Home Repairs For Three Local Families

The home repairs were completed for families in need just in time for the holidays. Read Full Article
 
Beauchamp Offers Reward In Theft Of Snow Plows

Beauchamp Offers Reward In Theft Of Snow Plows

Eight plows were stolen from their water treatment and supply location on Old US-23 in Hartland Township sometime between 3:30 and 6am Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Recently Elected Howell City Council Members Sworn In

Recently Elected Howell City Council Members Sworn In

Howell City Council met Monday and the first order of business was swearing in ceremonies. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, November 21
Four Families Celebrate Michigan Adoption Day

Four Families Celebrate Michigan Adoption Day

Five children were adopted into four families today in Livingston County on Michigan's 15th annual Adoption Day. Read Full Article
 
Man Sought after Fleeing Police, Leaving Scene Of Accident

Man Sought after Fleeing Police, Leaving Scene Of Accident

James William Sebastianelli remains wanted by authorities after leading police on a chase Friday afternoon. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Drum Major Prepares To Lead Marching Band In Macy's Day Parade

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

17-year-old Jack Newcomb says rehearsals began Monday for the Macy's Great American Marching Band, which will lead the 91st annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read Full Article
 
Nollar Road To Close Wednesday For Culvert Replacement

Nollar Road To Close Wednesday For Culvert Replacement

Culvert replacement will necessitate a road closure in Northfield Township tomorrow. Read Full Article
 
Fleeing Suspect In Stolen Car Causes Fatal Crash In Chelsea

Fleeing Suspect In Stolen Car Causes Fatal Crash In Chelsea

A woman is dead and the suspect in custody after a fatal crash in Chelsea. Read Full Article
 
County Approves One-Year Contract With Economic Development Council

County Approves One-Year Contract With Economic Development Council

The Board of Commissioners approved the $175,000 one-year contract, despite a proposed agreement from the EDC for $200,000 annually for three years. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Office Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Crash

Sheriff's Office Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Crash

67-year-old Michael Joseph Martus of South Lyon was driving the semi and died as a result of the accident. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Approves Recycle Livingston Lease

Howell City Council Approves Recycle Livingston Lease

Recycle Livingston is looking to upgrade facilities and a large donor will be assisting with roughly $200,000 in improvements that will be made to the property. Read Full Article
 
Monday, November 20
Pinckney Woman Crashes Into Power Pole On Grand River

Pinckney Woman Crashes Into Power Pole On Grand River

Grand River was shut down for hours this morning after a woman crashed a vehicle into a power pole in Genoa Township.


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John Rogers Passes Away

John Rogers Passes Away

Rogers served twice as Brighton Township supervisor, but his involvement in local politics started decades before and sparked a political dynasty. Read Full Article
 
Kensington Woods Closed Tuesday

Kensington Woods Closed Tuesday

The closure is related to building issues. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Pleads To Lesser Charge In Baseball Bat Attack

South Lyon Man Pleads To Lesser Charge In Baseball Bat Attack

18-year-old Malachi Collins had been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Commended During Annual Audit

Brighton Area Schools Commended During Annual Audit

Auditors from the firm Maner Costerisan and Ellis told the board that Brighton is unique in coming back from an $8.5 (m) million deficit. Read Full Article
 
Cleary University's Multi-Use Athletic Complex Up For Approval

Cleary University's Multi-Use Athletic Complex Up For Approval

Plans for a multi-use athletic complex will be before the Genoa Township Board for final approvals tonight.
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Protest Planned At Hearing For Teen Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Protest Planned At Hearing For Teen Convicted Of Sexual Assault

The event will be held prior to a status conference for a Brighton Township teen that was accused of sexually assaulting three girls over the past two and a half years. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Flex Route To Be Discussed At Community Lunch Series

US-23 Flex Route To Be Discussed At Community Lunch Series

An MDOT representative will speak about the project at the Livingston County Planning Department's quarterly Brown Bag Lunch Series. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell Storefront Decorating Contest Returns

Downtown Howell Storefront Decorating Contest Returns

Public voting begins this week in Downtown Howell’s annual holiday storefront decorating contest. Read Full Article
 
Online Registration Open For 10th Annual Runway Repurposed

Online Registration Open For 10th Annual Runway Repurposed

The fundraiser for the Howell Opera House combines the art of fashion design with the use of recycled clothing and materials. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, November 19
Brighton Police Dept. Gets Delivery of New SUVs

Brighton Police Dept. Gets Delivery of New SUVs

The Brighton City Council was informed at its meeting Thursday that the department now has two new Ford Explorers to replace high-mileage, older vehicles. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Wins Top Design Award

Brighton Area Schools Wins Top Design Award

Brighton Area Schools’ officials were presented the trophy in late October at the University of Michigan Art Museum in Ann Arbor. Read Full Article
 
Local Nutcracker Performance Will Assist Local Groups

Local Nutcracker Performance Will Assist Local Groups

The 13th annual presentation of The Nutcracker ballet is set for Saturday, December 2nd, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts. Read Full Article
 
Brighton to Embark on 2-3-Year Project to Install Sewer Lining

Brighton to Embark on 2-3-Year Project to Install Sewer Lining

Sewer line on Rickett Road in Brighton will get new lining to act as a hedge against a possible break. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 18
Lane Closures Planned On US-23 Monday & Tuesday

Lane Closures Planned On US-23 Monday & Tuesday

Motorists are being reminded of upcoming closures along the US-23/Flex Route.
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Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is in need of volunteer bell ringers as the holiday season gets underway.
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Woman Who Threw Tool At Car On "Her" Road Wants Judge Removed From Case

Woman Who Threw Tool At Car On "Her" Road Wants Judge Removed From Case

A motion to have Judge Michael P. Hatty recused was filed Friday by representation for Mary Ann Lamkin of Hamburg Twp. Read Full Article
 
Handy Township Board Approves Installation Of 300 New Water Meters

Handy Township Board Approves Installation Of 300 New Water Meters

New meters will allow residents to monitor their usage at any time, online. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 17
Plan Will Try & Reverse Math Trend At Country Elementary

Plan Will Try & Reverse Math Trend At Country Elementary

First and second graders at the Pinckney elementary school are showing accelerated growth in math, yet the numbers are reversing when students reach third grade. Read Full Article
 
Adoption Day Ceremony Set Next Week In Howell

Adoption Day Ceremony Set Next Week In Howell

Families will be celebrating, along with judges, court staff, and social workers as adoptions are finalized for several local children. Read Full Article
 
New Services Coming For Veterans In Livingston County

New Services Coming For Veterans In Livingston County

A mobile office and programs helping with child care highlight the ideas moving forward. Read Full Article
 
Early Registration Ends Soon For Howell Fantasy 5K

Early Registration Ends Soon For Howell Fantasy 5K

Early registration ends Monday for the festive, nighttime run in downtown Howell.
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Celebrities & Arc Members Strut Their Stuff At 24th Annual Fashion Show

Celebrities & Arc Members Strut Their Stuff At 24th Annual Fashion Show

The event raised funds to help The Arc Livingston in their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Enters Plea In Fatal Crash

Fowlerville Man Enters Plea In Fatal Crash

50-year-old Robert Earl Wilson pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death in the crash that killed a 10-year-old Fowlerville Community School student. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Initiate Program to Reduce Distracted Driving

Brighton Police Initiate Program to Reduce Distracted Driving

The Brighton City Police Department has just embarked on a new program to cut down on the incidence of distracted driving. Read Full Article
 
Road Construction Continues In Northfield Township

Road Construction Continues In Northfield Township

Northfield Township is advising of some road projects throughout the community.

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LESA Recognized As Talent Partner Of The Year

LESA Recognized As Talent Partner Of The Year

The Economic Development Council recognized their efforts towards developing the Livingston County Early College program. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 16
Personal Experiences & Artwork Highlight Message Of Homeless Awareness Week

Personal Experiences & Artwork Highlight Message Of Homeless Awareness Week

Community members and students artists made powerful statements at the campaign's main event in Howell. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Mayor Sworn In

South Lyon Mayor Sworn In

Daniel Pelchat was sworn in as the City of South Lyon’s new mayor this week.
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Hunters Gather Around The Buck Pole On First Day Of Firearms Season

Hunters Gather Around The Buck Pole On First Day Of Firearms Season

The 10th Annual Buck Pole was held by the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority in Marion Township, Wednesday night. Read Full Article
 
Toledo Woman Sentenced To Jail For Attempted Theft

Toledo Woman Sentenced To Jail For Attempted Theft

Malaja Isom reportedly worked with three other women to try to steal a variety of merchandise from the Victoria's Secret Store in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Recess KLUB Spreading Kindness At Playgrounds In Brighton Schools

Recess KLUB Spreading Kindness At Playgrounds In Brighton Schools

Three separate celebrations were held Wednesday to mark the spread kindness across all playgrounds in Brighton schools.

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Tyrone Twp. Man Accused Of Stealing Thousands In Mortgage Foreclosure Scam

Tyrone Twp. Man Accused Of Stealing Thousands In Mortgage Foreclosure Scam

Lawrence Sefa is facing 30 charges connected to a scam he allegedly operated through his company, LAS Loan Assistance Centers. Read Full Article
 
Local Robotics Teams Headed To State Championships

Local Robotics Teams Headed To State Championships

Various Livingston County teams are advancing to the state tournament from Hartland, Howell and Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning Approved For Howell Twp. Microbrewery In Vacant Complex

Rezoning Approved For Howell Twp. Microbrewery In Vacant Complex

Plans are moving forward for the proposed establishment on Mason Road, next to American Concrete Products. Read Full Article
 
Local Law Enforcement To Host "Cram The Cruiser" Food Drive Saturday

Local Law Enforcement To Host "Cram The Cruiser" Food Drive Saturday

Livingston County law enforcement will be out this weekend seeking items on their “most wanted” list to help support local shelters and food banks.
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Wednesday, November 15
St. Joe Mercy Livingston Hospital Included In System Merger

St. Joe Mercy Livingston Hospital Included In System Merger

The merger will create a single statewide health system with 10 hospitals, including St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell, providing more than 2,300 licensed beds. Read Full Article
 
Search For Gunman Forces Four Oakland Districts To Close

Search For Gunman Forces Four Oakland Districts To Close

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Michael Quigley is suspected in the shooting at an apartment complex near Ortonville. Read Full Article
 
Group Seeks Local, Deserving Veteran Families For Christmas

Group Seeks Local, Deserving Veteran Families For Christmas

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 is looking to adopt four families this holiday season and accepting nominations.
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Simple Recycling Coming To City Of Brighton In December

Simple Recycling Coming To City Of Brighton In December

Residents in the City of Brighton have a new option to recycle clothing and other home goods starting the week of December 4th.
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US-23 Flex Route To Operate At Peak Times Today

US-23 Flex Route To Operate At Peak Times Today

Part of the new US-23 Flex Route system is going into operation for peak use today.
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Bill To Allow Better Restraint Options For Vets Performing Euthanasia

Bill To Allow Better Restraint Options For Vets Performing Euthanasia

State Representative Hank Vaupel's bill would allow for additional training and use of tranquilizers with better immobilizing agents. Read Full Article
 
Man Who Ran From Police After Fingerprint Request Enters Plea

Man Who Ran From Police After Fingerprint Request Enters Plea

Robert Culbertson fled from a sergeant who confronted him about his suspended driver's license. Read Full Article
 
Unwrap Secrets During Milford's Big Reveal

Unwrap Secrets During Milford's Big Reveal

Families and children are invited to take part and tear the wrapping paper off of downtown businesses Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, November 14
South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On US-23 Identified

South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On US-23 Identified

Michael Martus of South Lyon was killed in the Monday morning crash on northbound US-23 in Tyrone Township. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Christian School Could Finally Locate In The Naz Church

Livingston Christian School Could Finally Locate In The Naz Church

The Genoa Township Planning Commission met Monday night and reviewed plans for a proposed private Christian school to locate on the site of a church.
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MacGregor Surprised With Communication Award

MacGregor Surprised With Communication Award

The Howell superintendent was named the 2017-18 Michigan School Public Relations Association Outstanding Superintendent Communicator of the Year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Re-Elects Mayor And Mayor Pro-Tem

Brighton Re-Elects Mayor And Mayor Pro-Tem

Monday night, Brighton's biennial meeting saw the re-election of Mayor Jim Muzzin and Mayor Pro-Tem Shawn Pipoly following a unanimous decision. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Admits To Cocaine Charge, Faces Lengthy Sentence

South Lyon Man Admits To Cocaine Charge, Faces Lengthy Sentence

20-year-old Elijah Dalke recently pleaded guilty as charged to a felony that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Parents of Teenage Sexual Assault Victims Ask Brighton School Board to Expel Offender

Parents of Teenage Sexual Assault Victims Ask Brighton School Board to Expel Offender

The parents of three girls who were sexually assaulted by a Brighton High School student say they want the student permanently expelled. Read Full Article
 
Amendment Denied To Permit Shooting Range In Howell Twp.

Amendment Denied To Permit Shooting Range In Howell Twp.

The request to change the zoning ordinance came from a business owner interested in opening a gun range/training facility. Read Full Article
 
MSP Brighton Post Again Accepting Toys For Tots

MSP Brighton Post Again Accepting Toys For Tots

The Michigan State Police are hoping to spread some Christmas cheer to less fortunate children around Livingston County with the Toys for Tots program. Read Full Article
 
Monday, November 13
South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On Northbound US-23

South Lyon Man Killed In Crash On Northbound US-23

A South Lyon man was killed in a crash this morning in Tyrone Township.
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Local Performances Will Benefit Hurricane-Damaged Ballet Studio

Local Performances Will Benefit Hurricane-Damaged Ballet Studio

Donations at upcoming performances by the Brighton School of Ballet will help Puerto Rico’s Mauro Youth Ballet, which was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Arraigned On Charges Connected To Dead Cow Discovery

Local Man Arraigned On Charges Connected To Dead Cow Discovery

Approximately 70 dead cows were found on property belonging to Keith Huck Jr. of Cohoctah Township. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School TED Talk Gives Students A Platform To Share

Howell High School TED Talk Gives Students A Platform To Share

10 students and one alumnus gave their opinions on a wide range of subjects. Read Full Article
 
Car Flees Police Crash, Slams Into Mobile Home

Car Flees Police Crash, Slams Into Mobile Home

The 37-year-old driver was taken into custody and gave off "a strong smell of alcohol" and had "bloodshot eyes," according to authorities. Read Full Article
 
Driver In Fatal Hit And Run Sentenced To Jail Time

Driver In Fatal Hit And Run Sentenced To Jail Time

David Vega of Fowlerville was recently sentenced to seven months in jail, despite facing up to five years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Moms Step Up To Direct Brighton High School's Fall Play

Moms Step Up To Direct Brighton High School's Fall Play

Betsy Allardice and Amy Goller offered to help after finding out the play did not have a director and would therefore be cancelled. Read Full Article
 
Napier Road To Close Tuesday Between 9 Mile & Ten Mile

Napier Road To Close Tuesday Between 9 Mile & Ten Mile

Commuters using a popular road on the Lyon Township – Novi border will need to find an alternate route beginning Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Hunters Invited To Bring Deer To 10th Annual Marion Buck Pole

Hunters Invited To Bring Deer To 10th Annual Marion Buck Pole

This coming Wednesday's event celebrates the opening day of firearms season. Read Full Article
 
New Display Signs, Benches Along Hickory Ridge Hiking Trail

New Display Signs, Benches Along Hickory Ridge Hiking Trail

Creative materials were used for new benches and display centers along a hiking trail in a local rec area.
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Sunday, November 12
Assault Incidents Down at Brighton Pub

Assault Incidents Down at Brighton Pub

Incidents that require a police response are down this year at a popular pub in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Organized Retail Fraud Happening More Often in Brighton

Organized Retail Fraud Happening More Often in Brighton

Brighton Police Chief Rob Bradford gave an overview of city policing efforts before the City Council at a recent study session. Read Full Article
 
Suspects Busted By Off-Duty FBI Agent & Deputies Arraigned

Suspects Busted By Off-Duty FBI Agent & Deputies Arraigned

Two suspects have been arraigned in connection with vehicle break-ins in Lyon Township and nearby communities. Read Full Article
 
St. Joe Mercy Livingston Marks 100 Successful Robotic Surgeries

St. Joe Mercy Livingston Marks 100 Successful Robotic Surgeries

The hospital successfully completed its first da Vinci robotic surgery on May 8th and achieved the 100th on October 27th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 11
12 Days Of Gleaners Is Underway

12 Days Of Gleaners Is Underway

Every dollar donated between now and November 22nd is being matched by Ford Motor Company. Read Full Article
 
Senate Candidate Calls On Local Lawmaker To Hold Hearings On New Auto Reform Bills

Senate Candidate Calls On Local Lawmaker To Hold Hearings On New Auto Reform Bills

Democrat Adam Dreher is calling on Republican State Representative Lane Theis to hold hearings on a new set of bills to lower auto insurance rates for Michigan residents. Read Full Article
 
Man Who Sent Nude Photos To Underage Girl Headed To Trial

Man Who Sent Nude Photos To Underage Girl Headed To Trial

18-year-old Craig Holland of Gregory reportedly sent the pictures to a 13-year-old and convinced her to do the same. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County To Submit Indigent Defense Compliance Plan

Livingston County To Submit Indigent Defense Compliance Plan

The county is required to file a plan detailing how it intends to comply with new standards being implemented by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Township Fire Department Gets New CPR Device, AED's

Northfield Township Fire Department Gets New CPR Device, AED's

A grant has funded new lifesaving equipment for the department. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 10
Protests Planned At Bishop's Brighton Office Over GOP Tax Plan

Protests Planned At Bishop's Brighton Office Over GOP Tax Plan

Two consecutive Sunday protests are planned at 8th District Congressman Mike Bishop’s Brighton office to oppose a proposal to change the U.S. tax code.
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St. Joe Mercy Livingston Receives Top Grade In Recent Assessment

St. Joe Mercy Livingston Receives Top Grade In Recent Assessment

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades. Read Full Article
 
Commissioners Discuss Economic Development Services Contract

Commissioners Discuss Economic Development Services Contract

Commissioner Dave Domas raised concerns about the cost of Livingston County's contract with Ann Arbor Spark and questioned the benefits. Read Full Article
 
Tyrone Township Renews Contract With PEG Coordinator

Tyrone Township Renews Contract With PEG Coordinator

The coordinator handles many of the technical aspects of putting public, educational, and local governmental programming on television and the internet. Read Full Article
 
Cavanaugh Appointed New Chief Judge For Livingston County

Cavanaugh Appointed New Chief Judge For Livingston County

Probate Court Judge Miriam Cavanaugh has been appointed the new chief judge of all Livingston County courts. Read Full Article
 
Regency Village Final Site Plan Approved In Hamburg Township

Regency Village Final Site Plan Approved In Hamburg Township

The 70 unit development will feature a variety of housing designs and bridge generational gaps. Read Full Article
 
Off-Duty FBI Agent, Deputies Apprehend Suspects In Area Vehicle Thefts

Off-Duty FBI Agent, Deputies Apprehend Suspects In Area Vehicle Thefts

A group of teens were busted by an off-duty FBI agent while trying to break in to vehicles in Lyon Township.
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Local Veterans Recognized In Documentary Shown At Howell Theater

Local Veterans Recognized In Documentary Shown At Howell Theater

"Our Vietnam Generation", by Michigan filmmaker Keith Famie, features interviews from several area veterans and footage shot in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, November 9
False Rumor Leads To Concerns Over Shooter At High School

False Rumor Leads To Concerns Over Shooter At High School

A call to 911 was the product of untrue information being texted to a parent from their student at the high school. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures To Continue On US-23 Into Next Week

Lane Closures To Continue On US-23 Into Next Week

Paving work will continue to close down a single lane in each direction on US-23 through Friday, November 17th. Read Full Article
 
Ford To Match Every Dollar Donated During 12 Days Of Gleaners

Ford To Match Every Dollar Donated During 12 Days Of Gleaners

Gleaners estimates there are 1,000 area families who will need assistance to put a holiday meal on the table. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army to Begin Annual Bell Ringing Program on Friday

Salvation Army to Begin Annual Bell Ringing Program on Friday

The Livingston County Salvation Army held its annual Kettle Kickoff Thursday, with the fundraising goal for this year set at $385,000. Read Full Article
 
Weekend Volunteers Sought For Canoe Camp Roofing & Painting Project

Weekend Volunteers Sought For Canoe Camp Roofing & Painting Project

Volunteers are being sought this weekend to help improve the canoe campground at Island lake Recreation Area. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Family Hoping For Cards, Letters To Lift Daughter Spirits

Fowlerville Family Hoping For Cards, Letters To Lift Daughter Spirits

Destiny Coselman is fighting a grade 4 glioblastoma tumor. Read Full Article
 
Construction On Eager, Faussett Roads Starts Today

Construction On Eager, Faussett Roads Starts Today

Two last minute road construction projects start today in Tyrone and Oceola Townships.
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Lansing Man Who Led I-96 Police Chase Gets Prison

Lansing Man Who Led I-96 Police Chase Gets Prison

36-year-old Deron Wilson will serve a minimum of four years in the Michigan Department of Corrections before he is eligible for parole. Read Full Article
 
Request Denied To Revise Ordinance To Allow Campgrounds In Lyon Twp.

Request Denied To Revise Ordinance To Allow Campgrounds In Lyon Twp.

Wildlife LLC was reportedly contemplating seeking approval for a campground on their property, prompting the request. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, November 8
Remediation To Begin Soon For Contaminated Site Of Former Gas Plant

Remediation To Begin Soon For Contaminated Site Of Former Gas Plant

Soil and groundwater contaminated by the chemical sulfolane was discovered at the Hartland Twp. Merit Energy gas plant in 2015. Read Full Article
 
Gender Identity & Facility Policies Adopted By Williamston School Board

Gender Identity & Facility Policies Adopted By Williamston School Board

Many in the audience were against the policies and threatened recalls against board members. Read Full Article
 
Tyrone Township Extending Allowed Leaf Burning Time

Tyrone Township Extending Allowed Leaf Burning Time

Due to warm weather keeping leaves on trees, leaf burning will be allowed until December 3rd this year. Read Full Article
 
Howell Student's Design Selected For Fantasy 5K Race Shirt

Howell Student's Design Selected For Fantasy 5K Race Shirt

Howell High School senior Adrea Eskola's design is based on winter and holiday season inspirations. Read Full Article
 
Yost Upsets Hansen To Win Howell Council Seat

Yost Upsets Hansen To Win Howell Council Seat

There will be a change on the Howell City Council following Tuesday’s general election and only one of three local ballot proposals managed to pass.

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Washtenaw ISD Renewal Passes, Linden & Fenton Proposals Fail

Washtenaw ISD Renewal Passes, Linden & Fenton Proposals Fail

The millage renewal, which goes through 2025, will generate around $15 (m) million a year in revenue to support students with individualized education plans. Read Full Article
 
Clerk Says Low Voter Turnout Tuesday, But Minimal Equipment Problems

Clerk Says Low Voter Turnout Tuesday, But Minimal Equipment Problems

Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley says there really weren’t any issues with new voting equipment being used for the very first time.
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Tuesday, November 7
Council Seats Up For Grabs In Howell & Brighton

Council Seats Up For Grabs In Howell & Brighton

In Howell, three seats are up for grabs, while voters in Brighton will elect four council members. Read Full Article
 
Competency Exam Ordered For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Competency Exam Ordered For Man Accused Of Molesting Boys At Birthday Party

Andrew Joseph Arnett of Westland is facing charges connected to two separate incidents in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Lyon Twp Looking To Connect Sidewalks And Bike Paths

Lyon Twp Looking To Connect Sidewalks And Bike Paths

A committee has been established to explore funding options to fill in the gaps between paved segments. Read Full Article
 
Plan Ahead To Keep Heat, Lights On This Winter

Plan Ahead To Keep Heat, Lights On This Winter

Officials say prevention is the best strategy and strongly recommend families in need look at their budgets and apply for assistance early. Read Full Article
 
Gathering To Focus On Hope & Healing In The Aftermath Of Suicide

Gathering To Focus On Hope & Healing In The Aftermath Of Suicide

The event will take place on Saturday, November 18th at the CMH Miller Building, 622 East Grand River in Howell from 9am to 12pm. Read Full Article
 
State Says Action Being Taken To Address High Lead Levels In Apartment

State Says Action Being Taken To Address High Lead Levels In Apartment

A single unit at the Island Lake Apartments on Grand River in Green Oak Township had the highest lead levels in the state at 155 parts-per-billion. Read Full Article
 
Dogs, Puppies Removed From Fowlerville Home With Unsanitary Conditions

Dogs, Puppies Removed From Fowlerville Home With Unsanitary Conditions

An animal neglect case is being investigated in Fowlerville.
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Livingston County Commissioners Adopt 2018 Budget

Livingston County Commissioners Adopt 2018 Budget

The budget aligns with the county’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and does not include any tax increase or reduction in service levels. Read Full Article
 
Zoning Issues Delay Proposed Recreational Facility In Pinckney

Zoning Issues Delay Proposed Recreational Facility In Pinckney

A new recreation center geared towards kids is being held up due to a zoning conflict in Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Monday, November 6
Veterans Day Events Planned In Howell & Brighton Saturday

Veterans Day Events Planned In Howell & Brighton Saturday

Both communities will come together on Veterans Day to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families to keep the nation safe. Read Full Article
 
Grants Fund Improvements & Projects At The Hive Youth Services Center In Howell

Grants Fund Improvements & Projects At The Hive Youth Services Center In Howell

Various grants are helping propel projects at Howell’s teen center.
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Charter Amendment & City Council Races On Fenton Ballot Tuesday

Charter Amendment & City Council Races On Fenton Ballot Tuesday

Voters in the City of Fenton will have a ballot proposal to decide tomorrow.
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Salvation Army To Host "Blessing Of The Bells" Thursday Morning

Salvation Army To Host "Blessing Of The Bells" Thursday Morning

The Salvation Army of Livingston County will kick off the holiday season with its annual Blessing of the Bells tradition.
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Bishop PAC Finally Files Overdue Disclosure Reports

Bishop PAC Finally Files Overdue Disclosure Reports

The Federal Elections Committee has sent three letters to the treasurer of Bishop’s political action committee, noting various reporting deadlines had been missed. Read Full Article
 
Oceola Township Crash Sends Four To The Hospital

Oceola Township Crash Sends Four To The Hospital

The crash happened when a black Ford sedan southbound on Eagar Road pulled out in front of a pick-up truck heading eastbound on M-59. Read Full Article
 
Plans For Skate Park In Milford Nearly Complete

Plans For Skate Park In Milford Nearly Complete

The Parks and Recreation board laid out the best case scenario for breaking ground as being this coming spring. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Tuesday

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

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is holding another Coffee with a Cop event to better relationships and understanding with the community.
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Sunday, November 5
Project Planned to Slow Down Erosion Near Brighton City Hall and Tridge

Project Planned to Slow Down Erosion Near Brighton City Hall and Tridge

A project is planned on the banks of the Mill Pond in Brighton to mitigate an erosion problem using natural materials. Read Full Article
 
Cohoctah Township Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

Cohoctah Township Man Charged In Animal Cruelty Case

Dozens of dead cows have led to animal cruelty charges being filed against a Cohoctah Township man.

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Abberant Ales To Open In Downtown Howell

Abberant Ales To Open In Downtown Howell

A new brewery that’s been years in the making is finally set to open in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Milford's Big Reveal To Kick Off Holiday Season

Milford's Big Reveal To Kick Off Holiday Season

Milford’s Big Reveal is November 16th, to be followed by the annual Christmas open house November 30th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, November 4
Highland Township Company To Depart For Trade Mission In South America

Highland Township Company To Depart For Trade Mission In South America

Magnetic Products Incorporated is among seven Michigan firms embarking on a trade mission to South America.

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Court Dates Postponed For Truck Driver Charged In Triple-Fatal Crash

Court Dates Postponed For Truck Driver Charged In Triple-Fatal Crash

New court dates have been set for the driver of a semi-tractor trailer whose vehicle crashed and killed three people last April on US-23. Read Full Article
 
New Fundraising Sign Installed At 11 Mile Road Park In Lyon Township

New Fundraising Sign Installed At 11 Mile Road Park In Lyon Township

A sign has been has been installed at the location of a future Lyon Township park and fundraising is underway to make it happen.
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Brighton Police Dept. Open House Deemed Highly Successful

Brighton Police Dept. Open House Deemed Highly Successful

The Brighton Police Department's open house held Thursday evening has been termed a spectacular success. Read Full Article
 
Annual "Pigs 4 Wigs" Fundraiser Underway

Annual "Pigs 4 Wigs" Fundraiser Underway

November will be a hairy situation for several local police departments raising funds for Wigs 4 Kids. Read Full Article
 
Friday, November 3
Judge Upholds Controversial Sentence Of Teen Sex Offender

Judge Upholds Controversial Sentence Of Teen Sex Offender

Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says while he is “disheartened by the result,” the decision cannot be overturned on appeal. Read Full Article
 
Bishop Touts Tax Reform Plan As Realtors, Others Line Up In Opposition

Bishop Touts Tax Reform Plan As Realtors, Others Line Up In Opposition

The National Association of Realtors says the plan would essentially take, “homeownership off the table for millions of middle-class families.” Read Full Article
 
Wreaths Across America Returning To Pinckney

Wreaths Across America Returning To Pinckney

Wreaths of remembrance will placed on the headstones of known veterans in the Village's two cemeteries. Read Full Article
 
Theis' No Fault Reform Bill Fails To Pass State House

Theis' No Fault Reform Bill Fails To Pass State House

The GOP-controlled House voted 45-63 against the legislation, ten votes short. Read Full Article
 
Shared Parenting Bill Gets Majority Support At Townhall Hearing

Shared Parenting Bill Gets Majority Support At Townhall Hearing

The gathering offered information and collected input on proposed legislation that aims to make equal parenting time a presumed starting point in custody cases. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Police Crack Down On Truck Traffic At Downtown Intersection

South Lyon Police Crack Down On Truck Traffic At Downtown Intersection

The days of warnings are over for truck drivers who ignore signs at a narrow intersection in downtown South Lyon. Read Full Article
 
Survey Seeks Input On Possible Airport Express Bus Service In Livingston County

Survey Seeks Input On Possible Airport Express Bus Service In Livingston County

Michigan Flyer is looking into offering express bus service between Livingston County and Detroit Metro Airport.

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Thursday, November 2
State Supreme Court Orders Lower Court To Rule On Local Rape Case

State Supreme Court Orders Lower Court To Rule On Local Rape Case

The Michigan Supreme Court recently remanded the case back to the court of appeals, essentially ordering it to make a decision. Read Full Article
 
Free Veterans Concert Sunday, November 12th

Free Veterans Concert Sunday, November 12th

An evening of music and memories is planned during an upcoming Veterans concert.
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24th Annual ARC Fashion Show Coming Up

24th Annual ARC Fashion Show Coming Up

All of the proceeds will remain in Livingston County helping The Arc with their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities. Read Full Article
 
Preliminary Work For Additions To Dexter School District Moves Forward

Preliminary Work For Additions To Dexter School District Moves Forward

Ground and design work will soon begin for a new elementary building and an alternative education space, respectively. Read Full Article
 
Napier Road Closing Between 9 & 10 Mile Next Week

Napier Road Closing Between 9 & 10 Mile Next Week

Excavation and drainage work will begin next Friday and is expected to keep the stretch of road closed until early January. Read Full Article
 
Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Consumers Energy has tips and advice to keep residents safe from the poisonous and deadly gas. Read Full Article
 
Men Charged In Alleged Marijuana Growing Operation Headed To Trial

Men Charged In Alleged Marijuana Growing Operation Headed To Trial

An attorney for one of the men has said his client is a caregiver and was growing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Amending Soliciting Ordinance To Match State Law

Green Oak Twp. Amending Soliciting Ordinance To Match State Law

The legislature has recently changed regulations regarding soliciting and canvassing in public streets. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Students Organizing Canned Food Drive

Howell High School Students Organizing Canned Food Drive

Some student leaders at Howell High School have launched a district-wide canned food drive to help those in need.


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Wednesday, November 1
Nursing Student Offers Golf Cart To Marion Township Teen

Nursing Student Offers Golf Cart To Marion Township Teen

Larry Prout Jr's courage and perseverance have inspired students at Pinckney High School and the University of Michigan football team. Read Full Article
 
Local Cancer Center To Benefit From Deputies' "No Shave November"

Local Cancer Center To Benefit From Deputies' "No Shave November"

Philanthropy and beards are growing on Livingston County Sheriff's deputies. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber Seeks Nominations For Citizen Of The Year

Howell Chamber Seeks Nominations For Citizen Of The Year

Nominations for Howell’s next Citizen of the Year and other ideas are again being sought from the community.
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"Baby Doe" Law Protects Anonymity Of Mothers Surrendering Newborns

"Baby Doe" Law Protects Anonymity Of Mothers Surrendering Newborns

Representative Hank Vaupel has successfully created legislation helping mothers who wish to remain anonymous on a child's birth certificate. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Department To Host 1st Annual Open House Thursday

Brighton Police Department To Host 1st Annual Open House Thursday

The community is invited to get to know the Brighton City Police Department during an open house Thursday.

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Island Lake Apartments Water System Has State's Highest Lead Levels

Island Lake Apartments Water System Has State's Highest Lead Levels

A Livingston County water system is registered as highest in the state for lead levels.
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LACASA CEO Expresses Concern Over Shared Parenting Bill

LACASA CEO Expresses Concern Over Shared Parenting Bill

Bobette Schrandt is President and CEO of LACASA Center, the county’s anti-domestic violence agency, and says the bill redefines the best interest of the child. Read Full Article
 
Man Facing Marijuana Charges After Lyon Twp. Traffic Stop

Man Facing Marijuana Charges After Lyon Twp. Traffic Stop

An Ypsilanti man had his car impounded after a traffic stop turned up marijuana in Lyon Township.

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Tuesday, October 31
Highland Township Man Killed When He Walks Into Traffic

Highland Township Man Killed When He Walks Into Traffic

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened at about 8:50pm Monday on M-59, west of Milford Road. Read Full Article
 
Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Names New Executive Director

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority Names New Executive Director

Tim Church, the current youth services manager of The Hive, has been hired for the executive director position. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Sentenced For Genesee Sexual Assaults

Fenton Man Sentenced For Genesee Sexual Assaults

42-year-old Robert Lee Dennis is likely to serve the remainder of his life behind bars. Read Full Article
 
Oakland County K9's Honored With Memorial

Oakland County K9's Honored With Memorial

21 of the sheriff’s K9's are now memorialized on the monument. Read Full Article
 
MSP Detective Retires Amid Investigation Of Affair With Judge

MSP Detective Retires Amid Investigation Of Affair With Judge

The investigation stems from allegations that the two engaged in a sexual affair during a 2013 murder trial. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Candidates Respond To Laundry List Of Questions At Forum

Brighton Council Candidates Respond To Laundry List Of Questions At Forum

The six candidates for the Brighton City Council fielded a wide variety of questions at a candidates’ forum Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Howell Chamber President Awarded Chamber Professional Of The Year

Howell Chamber President Awarded Chamber Professional Of The Year

Pat Convery is the first chamber professional to receive the designation twice since its inception in 2014. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers Sought For Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers are needed to help with a fall cemetery clean-up event in the Village of Pinckney. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 30
Tentative Settlement Reached In Police Chase Lawsuit

Tentative Settlement Reached In Police Chase Lawsuit

A former Fowlerville officer was being sued by the estate of a man who died after his motorcycle crashed into a patrol vehicle during a high speed chase. Read Full Article
 
Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation Project Delayed Two Days

Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation Project Delayed Two Days

Work on the Jones Road railroad bridge is scheduled to be complete November 1st. Read Full Article
 
Expert: Too Much Sugar At Halloween Is No Treat

Expert: Too Much Sugar At Halloween Is No Treat

Added sugar is hiding in many processed foods with Americans taking in an estimated 20 teaspoons of it per day - more than five times the recommended amount. Read Full Article
 
Financially-Strapped Cancer Patients To Benefit From "A Night To Remember"

Financially-Strapped Cancer Patients To Benefit From "A Night To Remember"

Five Points of Hope, a Milford-based nonprofit, will raise funds to help cover patients' bills at its annual fundraiser Friday.
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BAS Adds Third Therapy Dog, With Plans For Two More

BAS Adds Third Therapy Dog, With Plans For Two More

Brighton Area Schools will soon have a total of five therapy dogs, with two of them now in training. Read Full Article
 
Howell Pharmacy Technician Admits To Stealing Pills From Hospital

Howell Pharmacy Technician Admits To Stealing Pills From Hospital

Authorities say Hodge stole nearly 32,000 doses of prescription medication from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital over the course of 18 months. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's Jobless Rate Up Slightly In September

Livingston County's Jobless Rate Up Slightly In September

Livingston County’s unemployment ranking dropped in September after months in the number one spot. Read Full Article
 
Howell DPW Complex To Undergo Renovations

Howell DPW Complex To Undergo Renovations

The Howell DPW complex will be undergoing some renovations and several upgrades to the electrical system to address various deficiencies. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 29
 Student Angry Over Homework Makes False Threat Against School

Student Angry Over Homework Makes False Threat Against School

Police say a student threatened to bring a gun to South Lyon West High School and shoot his fellow students. Read Full Article
 
Brighton High School Choral Groups to Receive Steinway Grand Piano

Brighton High School Choral Groups to Receive Steinway Grand Piano

The various Brighton high School choir groups will soon get a rebuilt Steinway grand piano as a practice instrument for the choir room. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Approves Upfitting Of Police Vehicles

Howell City Council Approves Upfitting Of Police Vehicles

Two Ford Interceptor SUV's will be upfitted, completing conversion of the police department's entire fleet. Read Full Article
 
Local Author Fair Coming To Hamburg Township

Local Author Fair Coming To Hamburg Township

More than 20 authors will gather at the library on Saturday, November 4th, from 11am until 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 28
Bond Reduced For Howell Teen Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

Bond Reduced For Howell Teen Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

17-year-old Scott Minton was released from jail Friday after his bond was reduced from $1 million dollars to $100,000. Read Full Article
 
Coats For Kids Collection Underway

Coats For Kids Collection Underway

An annual community effort to help keeps kids warm this fall and winter is underway in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Window Replacement Project To Close Northbound Michigan Avenue

Window Replacement Project To Close Northbound Michigan Avenue

A detour will direct motorists to Mason Road, McPherson Park Drive and then back to Grand River Avenue. Read Full Article
 
Father & 4-Year-Old Daughter Injured In Highland Township House Fire

Father & 4-Year-Old Daughter Injured In Highland Township House Fire

A residential structure fire sent a father and daughter to the hospital early Friday morning. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmaker's Bill Calls For More Humane Animal Euthanasia Options

Local Lawmaker's Bill Calls For More Humane Animal Euthanasia Options

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, a long-time veterinarian, says the legislation expands tranquilizer options used early in the euthanasia process. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 27
Crash Causes Double Rollover In Hartland Township

Crash Causes Double Rollover In Hartland Township

Two people were hospitalized following a double rollover crash in Hartland Township this morning. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Housing Fair Saturday In Brighton

Livingston County Housing Fair Saturday In Brighton

Housing resources and information is available to anyone who resides in Livingston County during a weekend event.
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Hartland Township Looks At Goals For 2018

Hartland Township Looks At Goals For 2018

Officials met Tuesday to review the township's five-year strategic plan and prioritize objectives for the coming year. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Chamber To Host Candidate Forum

Brighton Chamber To Host Candidate Forum

Six candidates are vying for four positions on Brighton City Council in the November 7th General Election. Read Full Article
 
Vailliencourt Says He Will Seek Review Of Juvenile Sentence

Vailliencourt Says He Will Seek Review Of Juvenile Sentence

Vailliencourt said he shared the public’s “sense of outrage” over the sentence, but that a prosecutor cannot force a judge to impose a specific sentence. Read Full Article
 
Auto No-Fault Reform Bill Clears House Insurance Committee

Auto No-Fault Reform Bill Clears House Insurance Committee

A bill advancing in Michigan's Legislature would require lower auto insurance premiums for all drivers and eliminate Michigan’s auto no-fault law. Read Full Article
 
Former Sheriff David Clarke Delivers Keynote At Republican Fundraiser

Former Sheriff David Clarke Delivers Keynote At Republican Fundraiser

The controversial former sheriff of Milwaukee County was the guest of honor at the 2017 Reagan Day Dinner fundraiser, which also attracted about a dozen protestors. Read Full Article
 
Chain Of Lakes Workshop Set Tonight In Hamburg Township

Chain Of Lakes Workshop Set Tonight In Hamburg Township

The workshop is designed to help residents understand the plant and weed system within the Chain of Lakes, along with some emerging lake management challenges. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, October 26
Bakery Owner Responds To Questions, Criticisms About Liquor License

Bakery Owner Responds To Questions, Criticisms About Liquor License

M. Street Baking Co. has applied for a liquor license as they plan to sell alcohol at the restaurant and bakery events. Read Full Article
 
Participants Sought For 2017 County Communication Survey

Participants Sought For 2017 County Communication Survey

The survey is a part of the county’s Strategic Plan and efforts to provide increased transparency with citizens and more open lines of communication. Read Full Article
 
Grant Money Coming To Pair Of Livingston County Clinics

Grant Money Coming To Pair Of Livingston County Clinics

VINA Dental Center and the Regents of the U-M Student Run Health Center are receiving funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Read Full Article
 
24th Annual Filling Wishes Booklet Released

24th Annual Filling Wishes Booklet Released

Compiled by the Livingston County United Way, the booklet compiles "wish lists" from from nearly 30 local nonprofit organizations for the holiday season. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Flex Route Project In Home Stretch

US-23 Flex Route Project In Home Stretch

The new Flex Route that runs between M-36 and Ann Arbor should be fully functional and open to traffic by mid-November. CLICK HERE FOR STORY

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Drivers Cautioned As Deer Are On The Move

Drivers Cautioned As Deer Are On The Move

Livingston County Mike Murphy has tips for keeping drivers and their vehicles safe from collisions with deer. Read Full Article
 
Accident On I-96 West Near D-19 Closes Two Lanes Of Traffic

Accident On I-96 West Near D-19 Closes Two Lanes Of Traffic

The driver of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler was transported to Sparrow Hospital as a precaution after he rear ended a semi truck slowing down for traffic. Read Full Article
 
Whitmore Lake Public Schools Have Favorable Fund Balance, Audit

Whitmore Lake Public Schools Have Favorable Fund Balance, Audit

District officials say a recent audit showed three years of proactive and flexible financial planning has officially paid off for Whitmore Lake Public Schools.

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Wednesday, October 25
Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court Hosts Graduation Ceremony

Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court Hosts Graduation Ceremony

The Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court held a graduation ceremony this morning. Read Full Article
 
Lane Closures Coming On I-96 At Latson Road For Pavement Patching

Lane Closures Coming On I-96 At Latson Road For Pavement Patching

Motorists can expect some travel delays along I-96 in Howell for pavement patching starting Thursday. Read Full Article
 
County Sheriff's Office's Trunk-Or-Treat Event Friday

County Sheriff's Office's Trunk-Or-Treat Event Friday

The 1st annual Public Safety Trunk-or-Treat event is planned Friday, offering local kids a chance to dress up and collect candy in a safe environment. Read Full Article
 
Howell Township Residents Speak Out Against Gun Range

Howell Township Residents Speak Out Against Gun Range

The planning commission recommended denying approval of a text amendment that would make shooting ranges an allowed use in agricultural residential zoning. Read Full Article
 
Road Status Change in Subdivision Project Could Be Incentive For Buyers

Road Status Change in Subdivision Project Could Be Incentive For Buyers

Developers of the Deerfield Preserve project in Brighton Township are switching the roads within the housing sector from private to public. Read Full Article
 
New Hudson Man Convicted In 1991 Murder

New Hudson Man Convicted In 1991 Murder

52-year-old Michael Todd McIntyre of New Hudson was found guilty by a Midland County jury of First Degree Murder. Read Full Article
 
Sheriff's Office Advises Of Phone Scams In Livingston County

Sheriff's Office Advises Of Phone Scams In Livingston County

Another phone scam is circulating throughout Livingston County that attempts to swindle people out of money. Read Full Article
 
Demonstration Planned Against Speaker At Republican Party Fundraiser

Demonstration Planned Against Speaker At Republican Party Fundraiser

Indivisible Livingston is protesting former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's appearance at the annual Reagan Day Dinner. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 24
CDC Test Confirms Livingston Case Was Not Measles

CDC Test Confirms Livingston Case Was Not Measles

Dianne McCormick, health officer for Livingston County Health Department, said that it was of “an abundance of caution” that local health departments issued the precaution. Read Full Article
 
Hospitals Now Affected By Oakland County Water Main Break

Hospitals Now Affected By Oakland County Water Main Break

The Great Lakes Water Authority says the advisory could be in effect until Thursday or Friday. Read Full Article
 
Local Police Agencies Hosting Drug Take Back Events Saturday

Local Police Agencies Hosting Drug Take Back Events Saturday

The drop off service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Discusses Possibility Of Headlee Override

Brighton Council Discusses Possibility Of Headlee Override

Plante Moran Partner Martin Olejnik says that new revenue sources for the city are pretty much limited to a Headlee override. Read Full Article
 
Infertility Workshop Uses Art As Therapy

Infertility Workshop Uses Art As Therapy

Participants placed items in small glass containers to create air plant terrariums. Read Full Article
 
Crane Falls On Genoa Township House

Crane Falls On Genoa Township House

The 100-foot crane fell and damaged a house in the Sunrise Park neighborhood. There were no injuries reported. Read Full Article
 
Bystanders Pull Driver From Burning Vehicle After Crash

Bystanders Pull Driver From Burning Vehicle After Crash

Bystanders to the crash removed both drivers, a 68-year-old Gregory woman and a 51-year-old White Lake woman. Read Full Article
 
New Voting Equipment Gets Positive Feedback

New Voting Equipment Gets Positive Feedback

Voters say the new machines are easy to use, while election inspectors appreciate the added safety and security devices. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Bullying to Be Addressed in Brighton Schools' Student Handbook

Cyber Bullying to Be Addressed in Brighton Schools' Student Handbook

The increasing incidence of cyber bullying will be added to the Brighton Area Schools' student handbook this year. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 23
Brighton Area Schools Record Higher Enrollment Figures

Brighton Area Schools Record Higher Enrollment Figures

Enrollment is up in the Brighton Area Schools,and that means a big increase in state per-pupil aid. Read Full Article
 
Crane Falls On Home In Genoa Township

Crane Falls On Home In Genoa Township

Crews are working to upright a 100-foot crane that fell while doing tree removal work, damaging a house in Sunrise Park near Lake Chemung. Read Full Article
 
Design Of Duane Zemper Statue Unveiled

Design Of Duane Zemper Statue Unveiled

When completed, the sculpture will be installed on the lawn of the Howell Carnegie District Library, although the exact location has yet to be determined. Read Full Article
 
Juvenile Sex Offender Sentence Draws Criticism

Juvenile Sex Offender Sentence Draws Criticism

The teen will be allowed to undergo outpatient rehabilitation despite a plea agreement stipulating he be admitted to a residential sex offender facility. Read Full Article
 
DDA Declines Brighton Family's Contribution For Mill Pond Renovation

DDA Declines Brighton Family's Contribution For Mill Pond Renovation

The DDA has told the donor that it might be better to donate toward a different future project in the community. Read Full Article
 
Scary Storytelling At Howell Opera House Saturday

Scary Storytelling At Howell Opera House Saturday

Just in time for Halloween, the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild is returning to the Howell Opera House for an evening of spooky stories. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Property To Be Investigated For Soil Contaminants

Green Oak Twp. Property To Be Investigated For Soil Contaminants

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requested an investigation of the 3.35 acres located on Rushton Road. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney New Tech Students Thrive In Internship Program

Pinckney New Tech Students Thrive In Internship Program

The school has had a successful relationship with Lowry Solutions, having 87 students complete summer internships over recent years. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Arts Council Presents Butterfly Sculpture To DDA

Fenton Arts Council Presents Butterfly Sculpture To DDA

The community-made butterfly took 10 months to create and is designed to sit on top of a flag pole. Read Full Article
 
Project Opiate Team & Judges Attend Specialty Court Breakfast

Project Opiate Team & Judges Attend Specialty Court Breakfast

The Project Opiate team and the Livingston County judicial bench attended the Ingham County Sobriety Court Foundation 6th Annual Breakfast. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 22
City Of Brighton Receives Favorable Audit

City Of Brighton Receives Favorable Audit

The city of Brighton received a clean audit again this year, marking the 30th straight year the city has received an "unmodified" opinion from auditors. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council OKs Project to Repair Cracked Sewer Line on Rickett Road

Brighton Council OKs Project to Repair Cracked Sewer Line on Rickett Road

The Brighton City Council approved an emergency project to line an aging sanitary sewer main at its meeting Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police to Host Open House and Distribute Halloween Treats

Brighton Police to Host Open House and Distribute Halloween Treats

The Brighton City Police Dept. will be passing out candy on Halloween evening and later will host an open house for the first time in department history. Read Full Article
 
Middle School Students Raise $5,400 For Hurricane Relief

Middle School Students Raise $5,400 For Hurricane Relief

The Highlander Way Middle School Hawks Care 5K Run/Walk raised $5,400 for the American Red Cross. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 21
Police Still Looking For Man Considered Violent And Dangerous

Police Still Looking For Man Considered Violent And Dangerous

Edward Franklin Hulbert, who has a lengthy criminal history, has two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. Read Full Article
 
Constituents Call On Congressman Bishop To Pass Dream Act

Constituents Call On Congressman Bishop To Pass Dream Act

A group of 8th District constituents gathered outside of Congressman Mike Bishop’s Brighton office Friday to encourage him to support and pass The Dream Act.

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Local Group Weighs In On Pipeline Response To Environmental Violations

Local Group Weighs In On Pipeline Response To Environmental Violations

Local activists took issue with the company's seemingly flippant response to state violations during construction of the ET Rover Pipeline. Read Full Article
 
Infrastructure Projects To Proceed In City Of Brighton

Infrastructure Projects To Proceed In City Of Brighton

Capital improvement bonds and refunding bonds will be used for the projects. Read Full Article
 
Donation To Benefit Foster Families In Area

Donation To Benefit Foster Families In Area

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians recently donated $4,000 to Livingston County Catholic Charities, which will use the money to grow their Foster Family Care special needs fund. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 20
National Weather Service Predicts Snowy Michigan Winter

National Weather Service Predicts Snowy Michigan Winter

Meteorologists say Old Man Winter is poised to return a bit colder than the last couple of years. Read Full Article
 
Man Caught Watching Porn At Work Headed To Trial

Man Caught Watching Porn At Work Headed To Trial

Surveillance footage from the plant Kenneth Smith works at shows him watching pornography that depicts an underage girl. Read Full Article
 
Center Stage Expo Puts Local Businesses In The Spotlight

Center Stage Expo Puts Local Businesses In The Spotlight

Nearly 60 businesses attended the event held by the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce. Read Full Article
 
Entries Sought For Fantasy Of Lights Parade In Downtown Howell

Entries Sought For Fantasy Of Lights Parade In Downtown Howell

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is challenging local businesses, non-profits and others to get merry and bright with lights this fall.
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Brighton Council OKs Plans for Mill Pond Bandshell & Amphitheater

Brighton Council OKs Plans for Mill Pond Bandshell & Amphitheater

The city of Brighton will now go forward with plans for $750,000 in upgrades to the Mill Pond. Read Full Article
 
"Exploring Islam" Series Educates To Develop Understanding

"Exploring Islam" Series Educates To Develop Understanding

Assistant Imam Shayk Hassan says "people fear what they don't know." Read Full Article
 
Settlement Discussed In Sahouri Lawsuit, Trial Delayed Until 2018

Settlement Discussed In Sahouri Lawsuit, Trial Delayed Until 2018

Tracey Sahouri sued the Hartland Consolidated School district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act. Read Full Article
 
Private/Public Venture To Install I-96 Guardrail Completed

Private/Public Venture To Install I-96 Guardrail Completed

1.7 miles of median cable guardrail has been installed near Williamston as part of a partnership between MDOT and the Kiefer Foundation. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, October 19
Third Exam Finds Fenton Twp. Teen Competent For Murder Trial

Third Exam Finds Fenton Twp. Teen Competent For Murder Trial

16-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl was charged as an adult with open murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris. Read Full Article
 
Temporary Light At Griswold & 8 Mile Could Be Made Permanent

Temporary Light At Griswold & 8 Mile Could Be Made Permanent

Some residents say it greatly aided the traffic flow and made left turns onto Eight Mile much easier. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Township To Support Village Of Pinckney With New Pathway

Putnam Township To Support Village Of Pinckney With New Pathway

Both entities believe the stretch of Dexter-Pinckney Road from M-36 to the high school is too dangerous to students and pedestrians. Read Full Article
 
Local Man Facing Charges For Sending Nude Photos To Underage Girl

Local Man Facing Charges For Sending Nude Photos To Underage Girl

Craig Holland of Gregory allegedly sent nude pictures of himself to a 13-year-old he met through Facebook. Read Full Article
 
Federal Charges Filed Against Deadly Drug Trafficking Organization

Federal Charges Filed Against Deadly Drug Trafficking Organization

Federal charges have been filed against a drug gang accused of selling a deadly heroin mix throughout metro Detroit, including Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Local Residents Can Try Out Next Generation Voting Equipment Before Election

Local Residents Can Try Out Next Generation Voting Equipment Before Election

Livingston County residents have a chance to try out new voting equipment before the November 7th election.

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Green Oak Twp. Settles Land Discrepancy For Police Station

Green Oak Twp. Settles Land Discrepancy For Police Station

There is 30 ft. of disputed land between the 13 acres the township intends to purchase and the Legacy Center. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Commissioners Recognize Ruth Munzel

Livingston County Commissioners Recognize Ruth Munzel

A longtime member of the Livingston County Board of Canvassers is stepping down after more than three decades and was recognized for her years of dedicated service. Read Full Article
 
The Haunted SHAC In Milford Canceled Due To Lack Of Volunteers

The Haunted SHAC In Milford Canceled Due To Lack Of Volunteers

The annual Halloween event is held in downtown Milford as part of a fundraiser for local art programs. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, October 18
Semi Driver Falls Asleep, Causes Three Vehicle Crash On I-96

Semi Driver Falls Asleep, Causes Three Vehicle Crash On I-96

A semi-truck driver was cited for an early morning crash in which he fell asleep at the wheel on westbound I-96 in the Howell area.

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Appeals Court Overrules Decision In Case Against Former Howell Employer

Appeals Court Overrules Decision In Case Against Former Howell Employer

The appeals panel said the trial judge did not engage in the proper legal analysis. Read Full Article
 
Services Set For Fenton Man Killed In Boating Accident

Services Set For Fenton Man Killed In Boating Accident

57-year-old Mark Elmer died last week after his leg was severed by a boat propeller while trying to remove the boat from Lake Fenton. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Repeals Outdated Ordinances

Hamburg Township Repeals Outdated Ordinances

Officials say ordinances dating back to the 60s' have been found in the process to codify the set of rules. Read Full Article
 
Price To Lease Artwork Is Rising But Fenton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Will Continue

Price To Lease Artwork Is Rising But Fenton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Will Continue

Increasing artist stipends to remain competitive was the reason given to the Downtown Development Authority. Read Full Article
 
Construction Starts Today On Old US-23 Between Spencer & Hilton Roads

Construction Starts Today On Old US-23 Between Spencer & Hilton Roads

Motorists traveling along a portion of Old US-23 in Brighton Township should expect to encounter delays as a construction project gets underway today. Read Full Article
 
Voyager Educator Surprised With Teacher Of The Year Honors

Voyager Educator Surprised With Teacher Of The Year Honors

Fifth grade teacher Jennifer Hibbard was named the 2017-2018 Howell Public Schools Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Crosswalk Project Complete In Downtown Brighton

Crosswalk Project Complete In Downtown Brighton

New enhanced pedestrian signs have been installed along Main Street in downtown Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Former Restaurant Owner Sentenced In Baseball Bat Attack On Ex-Employee

Former Restaurant Owner Sentenced In Baseball Bat Attack On Ex-Employee

Johnnie Hamilton, owner of the now-closed Bubba Chang's buffet, used a bat to attack a former employee looking to collect back wages. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 17
Howell Man Charged After Home Invasion Incident In Fowlerville

Howell Man Charged After Home Invasion Incident In Fowlerville

The suspect reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and began threatening others inside the home before stabbing himself several times. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Hires New Animal Control Director

Livingston County Hires New Animal Control Director

Aimee Orn has been hired as Livingston County Animal Control's new director.
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Hartland Holds 3rd Annual State of the Township Address

Hartland Holds 3rd Annual State of the Township Address

The community update this year included a celebration of the township's 180th birthday. Read Full Article
 
Genoa Township Looks To Aid Howell Township's Sewer System

Genoa Township Looks To Aid Howell Township's Sewer System

Genoa Township is looking to provide Utility Department services to Howell Township to assist with engineering and technical expertise regarding the township's sewer system. Read Full Article
 
Residents Crowd County Meeting With Concerns Over ET Rover Pipeline Violations

Residents Crowd County Meeting With Concerns Over ET Rover Pipeline Violations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a violation notice last week against the pipeline company about the spread of contaminated groundwater.
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Milford Attorney Charged In Domestic Assault Case

Milford Attorney Charged In Domestic Assault Case

Criminal charges have been filed against Milford Attorney
Jennifer Elowsky-Auger, who allegedly assaulted her husband in a domestic dispute.
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"Much Needed" Traffic Signal Approved For Latson Road

"Much Needed" Traffic Signal Approved For Latson Road

The traffic signal was approved for Latson Road and Hampton Ridge Boulevard at the Meijer entrance in Howell Read Full Article
 
Highland Township Man Apprehended For Armed Robbery

Highland Township Man Apprehended For Armed Robbery

Authorities were able to locate a Highland Township man wanted in connected with an armed robbery Sunday.

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Brighton Twp. Teen Charged With 31 Felonies Enters Plea Deal

Brighton Twp. Teen Charged With 31 Felonies Enters Plea Deal

The charges stem from sexual assault allegations and possessing child sexually abusive material, involving 7 victims total. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 16
Monument To Honor Oakland County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

Monument To Honor Oakland County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit will be honored will a large monument at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon Township later this month.

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Bentivolio Considering Another Run For 11th District Seat

Bentivolio Considering Another Run For 11th District Seat

The Milford Republican is an Army veteran and former teacher at Fowlerville High School. Read Full Article
 
Howell Gathering To Focus On Shared Parenting Bill

Howell Gathering To Focus On Shared Parenting Bill

A bill by White Lake Republican State Representative Jim Runestad would make equal parenting time the presumed starting point going into custody cases. Read Full Article
 
County Clerk Pleased With Resolution In Embezzlement Case

County Clerk Pleased With Resolution In Embezzlement Case

Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley, who holds accounting and law degrees, discovered financial irregularities involving the clerk’s office in May of 2016. Read Full Article
 
Driver Crashes Into Howell Store

Driver Crashes Into Howell Store

The driver was cited for Careless Driving and police say there was no sign of any alcohol or drug use. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Headed To Trial On Cocaine Charges

South Lyon Man Headed To Trial On Cocaine Charges

Christopher Dalke is facing a felony cocaine charge that carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Read Full Article
 
Man Caught With Heroin Picking Up Girlfriend From Jail

Man Caught With Heroin Picking Up Girlfriend From Jail

Jeffrey Picklesimer was waiting for his girlfriend to be released from jail when deputies found him passed out in his car. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 15
Birthday Ball Will Celebrate Anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps

Birthday Ball Will Celebrate Anniversary of U.S. Marine Corps

Funds raised at the event will be used to purchase flags to celebrate Flag Day and to support veterans at the VA Hospital. Read Full Article
 
Empty Bowl Project Event To Help Fight Hunger

Empty Bowl Project Event To Help Fight Hunger

The fundraiser will be held at Bakers of Milford on November 5th. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Schools Have Creative Solution To Bus Driver Shortage

Pinckney Schools Have Creative Solution To Bus Driver Shortage

The district purchased a van last year and a second one last week to transport students to after-school athletic events. Read Full Article
 
High Winds Cause Downed Power Lines in Livingston County

High Winds Cause Downed Power Lines in Livingston County

The high winds in the area are creating some problems in Livingston County today. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 14
Pipeline Company Cited For Spilling Gas-Water Mix Into Local Wetland

Pipeline Company Cited For Spilling Gas-Water Mix Into Local Wetland

Contaminated water coming from the ET Rover Pipeline project has been spilling into wetlands that connect to the Portage River. Read Full Article
 
Congressman Bishop Says Fungal Meningitis Victims Will Get Direct Compensation

Congressman Bishop Says Fungal Meningitis Victims Will Get Direct Compensation

A local congressman says victims and families of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak will receive direct compensation. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Has Highest Per-Capita In Region For Gun Ownership

Livingston Has Highest Per-Capita In Region For Gun Ownership

A new study shows Livingston County has the highest per capita of legal handgun ownership in the region.
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Venetian Masquerade To Benefit Howell Opera House

Venetian Masquerade To Benefit Howell Opera House

The Livingston Arts Council is holding the fundraiser next Wednesday to help with renovations to the second floor of the historic building. Read Full Article
 
City Of Howell Receives Another “Unqualified” Opinion On Audit

City Of Howell Receives Another “Unqualified” Opinion On Audit

The City of Howell has received another glowing audit report. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 13
Boater Dies After Mishap On Lake Fenton

Boater Dies After Mishap On Lake Fenton

57-year-old Mark Elmer and a friend were working to remove the boat from Lake Fenton on Thursday when the incident occurred. Read Full Article
 
Livingston Health Department Confirms New Measles Case

Livingston Health Department Confirms New Measles Case

Officials say this is the second case of adult-onset measles in Livingston County this year. Read Full Article
 
Hurricane Relief Event For Water Island Saturday In Fenton

Hurricane Relief Event For Water Island Saturday In Fenton

A Hurricane relief effort event is planned Saturday in Fenton to benefit a small, residential U.S. Virgin Island that was hit hard.
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Engine Braking Truck Drivers May Soon Be Fined In Marion Township

Engine Braking Truck Drivers May Soon Be Fined In Marion Township

The Board of Trustees is looking to stop the noisy method of braking that they find unnecessary in their township. Read Full Article
 
Anti-Pipeline Group Claims Tainted Water Is Spilling Into Wetland

Anti-Pipeline Group Claims Tainted Water Is Spilling Into Wetland

ET Go Home says that residents noticed an ongoing water spill on the Rover pipeline construction near the border between Livingston and Washtenaw counties. Read Full Article
 
Truck Driver In Fatal US-23 Crash Arraigned

Truck Driver In Fatal US-23 Crash Arraigned

62-year-old Gary Bruce Erard was arraigned Thursday in 53rd District Court on three misdemeanor counts of moving violation causing death. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Howell Library Director Named Fantasy of Lights Grand Marshal

Longtime Howell Library Director Named Fantasy of Lights Grand Marshal

Kathleen Zaenger has been at the library's helm for 38 years and will serve as Grand Marshal of the 34th annual parade. Read Full Article
 
Solutions For Family Caregivers Expo Coming This Saturday

Solutions For Family Caregivers Expo Coming This Saturday

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B holds the event every year to help people caring for aging parents or family members. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Animal Shelter To Hold "Empty The Shelter" Event Saturday

Livingston County Animal Shelter To Hold "Empty The Shelter" Event Saturday

Individuals and families looking to add a forever pet to their home are able to take advantage of a free pet adoption event this weekend.

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Thursday, October 12
Search Continues For Wanted Man Considered Dangerous & Violent

Search Continues For Wanted Man Considered Dangerous & Violent

Public assistance is being sought to locate a man wanted on felony warrants with an extensive, violent criminal history.
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Jones Road To Close In Cohoctah Township Next Wednesday

Jones Road To Close In Cohoctah Township Next Wednesday

Rehabilitation work on a railroad bridge is entering the next phase in Cohoctah Township next week. Read Full Article
 
Map Amendment Could Pave Way For New Residential Units In Putnam Township

Map Amendment Could Pave Way For New Residential Units In Putnam Township

The proposed rezoning of 15.5 acres off Patterson Lake Road could allow a developer to construct 10 condominium units. Read Full Article
 
October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

Local officials are reminding residents about the importance of good dental health as October is National Dental Hygiene Month.

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Annual "State Of The Township" Address In Hartland Monday

Annual "State Of The Township" Address In Hartland Monday

Hartland Township is celebrating its 180th birthday at its annual State of the Township address next week.
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Man Arrested For Gun After Traffic Stop In Lyon Township

Man Arrested For Gun After Traffic Stop In Lyon Township

A man was jailed for possessing a concealed weapon after a traffic stop in Lyon Township.


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Brighton Officials Seek Input With Biennial Survey

Brighton Officials Seek Input With Biennial Survey

The city has been doing the surveys since 2009, making this year the fifth time. Read Full Article
 
Police & SWAT Search For Wanted Man In Howell

Police & SWAT Search For Wanted Man In Howell

Police were looking for a man with felony warrants out for his arrest, but did not find him at the residence they surrounded last night. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, October 11
Meet The Candidates Forum Held In Fenton

Meet The Candidates Forum Held In Fenton

Two of the three mayoral and all five city council candidates fielded questions from the public and a Political Action Team, Tuesday night. Read Full Article
 
Documentary Film Featuring Local Vets Set For Free Howell Showing

Documentary Film Featuring Local Vets Set For Free Howell Showing

“Our Vietnam Generation” by Michigan filmmaker Keith Famie features several local veterans and extensive footage shot in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Coffee Chats With HPS Superintendent Returning This Month

Coffee Chats With HPS Superintendent Returning This Month

Enjoy a cup of coffee and strike up a conversation with Howell Public Schools Superintendent Erin MacGregor on October 19th at the Highlander Restaurant. Read Full Article
 
Electronic Waste Collection Event Set Later This Month In Howell

Electronic Waste Collection Event Set Later This Month In Howell

It is hosted by the Livingston County Solid Waste Program and made possible with a grant from Chem-Trend. Read Full Article
 
Leaf Vacuuming Underway In Brighton

Leaf Vacuuming Underway In Brighton

Fall leaf vacuuming for the city of Brighton’s 7,500 residents began on Monday of this week and will continue through the end of November. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was presented with a report on Patriot Week, recently observed in the Brighton Area Schools. Read Full Article
 
School's Petition To Relocate To Genoa Township Church Tabled

School's Petition To Relocate To Genoa Township Church Tabled

Genoa Twp officials say Livingston Christian Schools need to address a few items, like obtaining an updated traffic study. Read Full Article
 
Panel Hears Arguments In Case Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

Panel Hears Arguments In Case Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

A ruling to exclude evidence in the sexual assault case against 52-year-old David Price III is being challenged. Read Full Article
 
ART of Infertility Workshop Coming To Brighton District Library

ART of Infertility Workshop Coming To Brighton District Library

The workshop is a place for people who've dealt with infertility to come and a find community and others they can relate to. Read Full Article
 
2017 Fenton Ghost Walk This Weekend

2017 Fenton Ghost Walk This Weekend

Walking ghost tours are being offered around Fenton's historic district this Friday and Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Music Show Benefits Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit

Music Show Benefits Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit

An annual music show benefiting the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit has been deemed a success. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 10
Lane Closures Could Spell Weekend Delays On I-96

Lane Closures Could Spell Weekend Delays On I-96

Weekend lane closures will impact motorists on I-96 in the Howell area.
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Officials Look To Extend Sidewalks To Pinckney High School

Officials Look To Extend Sidewalks To Pinckney High School

The Village of Pinckney has approved spending up to $5,000 on preliminary drawings that would provide a walkway along Dexter Pinckney Road between M-36 leading to Pinckney High School Read Full Article
 
Brighton Area Schools Still Looking for More Bus Drivers

Brighton Area Schools Still Looking for More Bus Drivers

Finding enough bus drivers seems to be a recurring problem in most school districts these days and that includes the Brighton Area Schools. Read Full Article
 
Rezoning Sought To Allow Microbrewery In Howell Township

Rezoning Sought To Allow Microbrewery In Howell Township

A rezoning is being sought to construct a microbrewery in Howell Township, although the matter was ultimately tabled during Monday night’s board meeting.
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Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report On Patriot Week

At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was presented with a report on Patriot Week, recently observed in the Brighton Area Schools. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Woman Sentenced For $1.5 Million Embezzlement

Pinckney Woman Sentenced For $1.5 Million Embezzlement

53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney pleaded guilty in August to six felony counts of embezzlement. Read Full Article
 
Audit Confirms Success Of District's "Adaptive" Plan

Audit Confirms Success Of District's "Adaptive" Plan

Superintendent Erin MacGregor credits the district's good financial footing to making decisions that are fiscally responsible and ensure sustainability. Read Full Article
 
Huron River Chain Of Lakes Workshop Planned In Hamburg Township

Huron River Chain Of Lakes Workshop Planned In Hamburg Township

An upcoming workshop aims to help residents better understand the plant and weed system within the Huron River Chain of Lakes and overall lake management. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Howell Township Official Retires

Longtime Howell Township Official Retires

The Howell Township Board will be looking to fill a vacancy following the resignation of Trustee Carolyn Eaton.
Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 9
Local Man Pleads Guilty As Driver In Fatal Hit And Run

Local Man Pleads Guilty As Driver In Fatal Hit And Run

Ambrose Sullivan was walking home from work last September when he was hit and killed by David Vega, who fled the scene. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set Tuesday On Revised School Plans For Genoa Church

Hearing Set Tuesday On Revised School Plans For Genoa Church

Livingston Christian Schools submitted new plans last month to relocate to the Brighton Church of the Nazarene in Genoa Township. Read Full Article
 
Local Organization Assists All Veterans, Not Just Disabled

Local Organization Assists All Veterans, Not Just Disabled

The Michigan Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 covers all of Livingston County and provides a variety of services, specializing in helping with disability claims. Read Full Article
 
Chamber Event To Focus On Supporting Disabilities In Workforce

Chamber Event To Focus On Supporting Disabilities In Workforce

Strategies to support individuals with disabilities in the workplace is the focus of a luncheon program Wednesday. Read Full Article
 
Most Outages From Saturday Storm Should Be Restored Tonight

Most Outages From Saturday Storm Should Be Restored Tonight

The National Weather Service in White Lake Township reported wind gusts as high as 58 mph. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon District Dedicates New School To Former Superintendent

South Lyon District Dedicates New School To Former Superintendent

Dr. William Pearson served as assistant superintendent and superintendent during his 24 years with the district. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Finance Director Elected To Statewide Board

Brighton Finance Director Elected To Statewide Board

Gretchen Gomolka was elected in late September to the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association board of directors for a 2-year term. Read Full Article
 
Public Meeting Tuesday On Regional Trail Connection In Island Lake Rec Area

Public Meeting Tuesday On Regional Trail Connection In Island Lake Rec Area

The trail is designed to provide increased safety for bicyclists who utilize Island Lake. Read Full Article
 
Annual Community Baby Shower To Benefit New And Soon-To-Be Parents

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

The event will include food, prizes, educational programs, and information about local available resources. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 8
Thousands Without Power as Result of Wind Storm

Thousands Without Power as Result of Wind Storm

DTE reports that about 22,000 customers remained without power as of noon today (Sun.) system-wide as a result of a storm last night that brought high winds. Read Full Article
 
Bishop Lake Road Closed Due to Mountain Bike Racing Event

Bishop Lake Road Closed Due to Mountain Bike Racing Event

A youth mountain bike racing event has resulted in the closure of portions of of Bishop Lake Road until 2 p.m. today. (TT) Read Full Article
 
City Of Brighton Hires Arborist

City Of Brighton Hires Arborist

The Brighton City Council has approved a contract to hire an on-call arborist. Read Full Article
 
Local Lawmakers Support Legislation To Ban Local Taxes On Food

Local Lawmakers Support Legislation To Ban Local Taxes On Food

State Representative Hank Vaupel is supporting a bill to prohibit local taxes on food, saying it would hurt families and farmers.
Read Full Article
 
Saturday, October 7
Howell High School Student Charged With Sexual Assault Headed To Trial

Howell High School Student Charged With Sexual Assault Headed To Trial

17-year-old Scott Minton is facing nine felony charges that include counts of criminal sexual conduct, extortion, and distributing child sexually abusive material. Read Full Article
 
99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash Identified

99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash Identified

Maurice Coles of Howell was killed in a head-on crash Friday morning on Mason Road.
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DNR Says Fabulous Volunteer Response For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

DNR Says Fabulous Volunteer Response For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

There’s been an outpouring of volunteers looking to help out harvesting seeds from about 33 acres of overgrown jack pine trees in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Howell Library to Repave Parking Spaces & Replace Sidewalk

Howell Library to Repave Parking Spaces & Replace Sidewalk

The Howell Carnegie District Library and City staff have been working on a plan to pave the Chestnut Street Parking area.
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Vaupel Introduces Resolution Regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Vaupel Introduces Resolution Regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

State Representative Hank Vaupel is seeking increased awareness for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Read Full Article
 
Friday, October 6
99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash After Trying To Pass Vehicle

99-Year-Old Howell Man Killed In Head-On Crash After Trying To Pass Vehicle

A Howell man is dead following a morning crash on Mason Road.
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Spartan Fans Win VINA Tailgate Challenge

Spartan Fans Win VINA Tailgate Challenge

Over $46,000 was raised for the dental clinic by both fan bases. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council OKs Contract with "Soft" Recycling Firm

Brighton City Council OKs Contract with "Soft" Recycling Firm

The city of Brighton has approved a contract with an Ohio firm that will pick up recyclable materials not handled by the city’s recycler. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council Adopts New Zoning Ordinance

Brighton City Council Adopts New Zoning Ordinance

The Brighton City Council has approved a new zoning ordinance which the city says will be more user-friendly, while taking advantage of technological advances. Read Full Article
 
Wood Chip Fire Continues To Smolder

Wood Chip Fire Continues To Smolder

Dexter Area Fire Chief Robert Smith says the fire may have started due to spontaneous combustion. Read Full Article
 
Lane & Ramp Closures Scheduled Along US-23, 6 Mile Ramp

Lane & Ramp Closures Scheduled Along US-23, 6 Mile Ramp

More ramp and lane closures on planned on US-23 in the Northfield Township area this week and next. Read Full Article
 
Historic Sculpture Unveiled And Gifted To City Of Fenton

Historic Sculpture Unveiled And Gifted To City Of Fenton

Longtime residents Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman commissioned the piece of art as a way to give back to the community they love. Read Full Article
 
Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Held In Brighton

Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Victims Held In Brighton

Residents gathered at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for a vigil in remembrance of those who suffered in the mass shooting. Read Full Article
 
Trial Set For South Lyon Man In Baseball Bat Attack

Trial Set For South Lyon Man In Baseball Bat Attack

Police say 18-year-old Malachi Collins used a bat to severely beat a man in the South Lyon Woods Mobile Home Park. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, October 5
Cleary Announces New Athletic Facility & Residence Hall Project

Cleary Announces New Athletic Facility & Residence Hall Project

The $12 million project is part of a plan to create a campus atmosphere at a school which catered to commuters for most of its history. Read Full Article
 
Third Democrat Joins Race For Open Congressional Seat

Third Democrat Joins Race For Open Congressional Seat

Dan Haberman joins Haley Stevens and Fayrouz Saad in the Democratic field for the 11th Congressional District, which includes South Lyon, Milford and Highland Township Read Full Article
 
Local Celebrities Waiting Tables For Charity Before Big Game

Local Celebrities Waiting Tables For Charity Before Big Game

Local lawmakers,community leaders, and personalities will be taking orders at the Older Days Cafe in Fowlerville before the Michigan - Michigan State game. Read Full Article
 
Legacy Center Receives Positive Recommendation For Liquor License

Legacy Center Receives Positive Recommendation For Liquor License

The Board of Trustees voiced their concerns and trepidation before voting to approve recommendation to the state. Read Full Article
 
Special Children's Camp Receives Donation From Local "100 Women" Chapter

Special Children's Camp Receives Donation From Local "100 Women" Chapter

North Star Reach is a nonprofit camp in Pinckney that serves children facing chronic and life-threatening health challenges. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Twp. & Road Commission Discuss Reconstruction of Old US-23

Brighton Twp. & Road Commission Discuss Reconstruction of Old US-23

A proposed project loosely set for 2020 would widen Old US-23 from Grand River to Spencer Road to five lanes. Read Full Article
 
Cyber Security Threats Focus Of Upcoming Good Morning Livingston Program

Cyber Security Threats Focus Of Upcoming Good Morning Livingston Program

Cyber security in business will be discussed during the next Good Morning Livingston Program, featuring the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center. Read Full Article
 
Fall Book Sale Discounts Thousands Of Items At Brighton Library

Fall Book Sale Discounts Thousands Of Items At Brighton Library

The sale begins October 17th for Friends of the Brighton District library members, and the following day for the public. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, October 4
Community Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Thursday

Community Prayer Vigil For Las Vegas Thursday

A vigil in Brighton tomorrow night will provide an opportunity for community prayer and reflection following the tragic events in Las Vegas. Read Full Article
 
Howell Teen Remains In Critical Condition After Monday Crash

Howell Teen Remains In Critical Condition After Monday Crash

A local teen remains hospitalized following a crash on Oak Grove Road in Howell Township Monday afternoon.
Read Full Article
 
Candlelight Vigil Shines Light On Domestic Violence

Candlelight Vigil Shines Light On Domestic Violence

The event was part of LACASA's Shine the Light Campaign for National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Read Full Article
 
Deal In Works To Resolve Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

Deal In Works To Resolve Case Against Genesee County Commissioner

Drew Shapiro’s attorney and the Fenton Township attorney asked for an adjournment after indicating a resolution of the case is close to being worked out. Read Full Article
 
Construction Of Hartland Township Trail Set To Begin This Fall

Construction Of Hartland Township Trail Set To Begin This Fall

The mountain bike trail can be used by runners and walkers as well and will hopefully be finished by spring of 2018. Read Full Article
 
Driver In Overpass Crash Cited For Careless Driving

Driver In Overpass Crash Cited For Careless Driving

Speed, alcohol and drugs did not appear to be factors. Read Full Article
 
Theis Testifies On Her Auto Insurance Reform Bill

Theis Testifies On Her Auto Insurance Reform Bill

State Representative Lana Theis testified Tuesday on a proposal to overhaul Michigan’s no fault auto-insurance system. Read Full Article
 
10th Annual Tour De Livingston Coming To Mt. Brighton

10th Annual Tour De Livingston Coming To Mt. Brighton

Cyclists can ride one of 8 routes through scenic portions of Livingston County this Sunday. Read Full Article
 
Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Prescription Pills Headed To Trial

Pharmacy Tech Charged With Stealing Prescription Pills Headed To Trial

Kelly Leann Hodge is accused of stealing about $107,000 worth of medication from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital over an 18-month period. Read Full Article
 
Highlanders Prepare For Homecoming Festivities Friday

Highlanders Prepare For Homecoming Festivities Friday

A variety of activities are planned, starting with a Pre-Game Food Truck Rally sponsored by the Howell High School Athletic Boosters. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, October 3
Wood Chip Fire Still Going In Dexter Gravel Pit

Wood Chip Fire Still Going In Dexter Gravel Pit

A wood chip fire in a gravel pit caused widely visible smoke plumes in Dexter Township and surrounding areas.
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Toledo Woman Admits To Attempted Theft At Local Store

Toledo Woman Admits To Attempted Theft At Local Store

Malaja Isom allegedly worked with three other individuals to try to steal a number of items from the Victoria's Secret store in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
AED Scavenger Hunt Underway In Livingston County

AED Scavenger Hunt Underway In Livingston County

Cash prize incentives are used to educate the community about where to find the potentially life-saving devices. Read Full Article
 
Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers For Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show

Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers For Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event that entertains local families and car enthusiasts while raising funds for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.

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Two Teens Hospitalized Following Car Crash On Oak Grove Road

Two Teens Hospitalized Following Car Crash On Oak Grove Road

One teen is listed in critical condition and the other is listed as stable, while a third teen was treated and released at the scene of the crash. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Holds Open House to Get Public Input for New Master Plan

Brighton Holds Open House to Get Public Input for New Master Plan

The City of Brighton is in the process of developing a new comprehensive master plan, and toward that end held an open house Monday at the BECC building. Read Full Article
 
LACASA Candlelight Vigil Tonight In Howell

LACASA Candlelight Vigil Tonight In Howell

The 21st annual vigil is being held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read Full Article
 
Fundraiser Challenges Wolverine & Spartan Fans To Be Most Charitable

Fundraiser Challenges Wolverine & Spartan Fans To Be Most Charitable

Michigan and Michigan State fans will battle for bragging rights in a fundraising event before the teams battle on the gridiron. Read Full Article
 
Monday, October 2
Suspicious Incident Reported In Hartland Township Deemed False Alarm

Suspicious Incident Reported In Hartland Township Deemed False Alarm

A suspicious incident reported in Hartland Township turned out to be a false alarm. Read Full Article
 
Sidewalk Repairs Planned Throughout City Of Howell

Sidewalk Repairs Planned Throughout City Of Howell

New sidewalks and other repairs are planned around the City of Howell.
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Lansing Debate To Reduce High Auto Insurance Rates Begins Tuesday

Lansing Debate To Reduce High Auto Insurance Rates Begins Tuesday

A first hearing is scheduled Tuesday on a local lawmaker’s bill that seeks to overhaul Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy Completes National Sheriff's Institute

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy Completes National Sheriff's Institute

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy recently completed a unique training and leadership development opportunity. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

Volunteers Sought For Jack Pine Seed Harvest In Brighton

Jack pines are being harvested locally to provide seeds and regenerate forests.
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Roundabout Construction Progressing At 10 Mile & Napier Road Intersection

Roundabout Construction Progressing At 10 Mile & Napier Road Intersection

A large construction project that will boost safety at an intersection in Lyon Township is on track for completion this fall.
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LACASA Center's Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Underway

LACASA Center's Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Underway

A candlelight vigil in Howell tomorrow night is part of the nonprofit's efforts to shed light on an important issue. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set In Lawsuit Filed By Man Attacked With Baseball Bat By Former Employers

Hearing Set In Lawsuit Filed By Man Attacked With Baseball Bat By Former Employers

Changqian Zou is suing the owners and an employee from the now-closed Bubba Chang's restaurant in Genoa Township as a result of the attack. Read Full Article
 
Have A Cup Of Coffee With A Howell Police Officer

Have A Cup Of Coffee With A Howell Police Officer

The Howell City Police Department is celebrating National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday, at Uptown Coffeehouse. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, October 1
Sheriff Says Hartland Incident Suspicious, But Not Attempted Abduction

Sheriff Says Hartland Incident Suspicious, But Not Attempted Abduction

Sheriff Murphy says that while the Hartland incident is suspicious in nature, they are not classifying it as an attempted abduction. Read Full Article
 
Powers Running as Write-In for Brighton City Council

Powers Running as Write-In for Brighton City Council

A community activist has thrown her hat into the ring as a write-in candidate for Brighton City Council in next month's election. Read Full Article
 
Over 10,000 Meals Packaged At Local Church Event For Puerto Ricans

Over 10,000 Meals Packaged At Local Church Event For Puerto Ricans

Island residents affected by Hurricane Maria will benefit from the event held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fowlerville. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Accepts DDA Offer to Pay for Bonding Projects

Brighton Council Accepts DDA Offer to Pay for Bonding Projects

The city of Brighton will be able to proceed with several mostly infrastructure projects as a result of City Council action at Thursday night’s meeting. Read Full Article
 
Barden Elected To MSAE's Hall Of Fame

Barden Elected To MSAE's Hall Of Fame

The former Executive Director for the Livingston County Convention and Visitor's Bureau became the first woman from from her position in the state to receive that honor. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, September 30
Southbound Michigan Avenue Construction Starts Monday In Howell

Southbound Michigan Avenue Construction Starts Monday In Howell

Construction will shut down part of Michigan Avenue in Howell early Monday morning. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Witches Night Out To Benefit Melanoma Charities

Fowlerville Witches Night Out To Benefit Melanoma Charities

This be-witching event takes place Saturday, October 7th, at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds. Read Full Article
 
Microchip Event For Pet Hurricane Relief

Microchip Event For Pet Hurricane Relief

An upcoming microchip fundraiser is planned for hurricane pet relief.
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Livingston County Habitat For Humanity To Celebrate World Habitat Day

Livingston County Habitat For Humanity To Celebrate World Habitat Day

Monday is World Habitat Day and the community is invited to stop by the ReStore on Grand River from 11am to 2pm. Read Full Article
 
Vaupel Says Task Force Continuing Focus On Mental Health Issues

Vaupel Says Task Force Continuing Focus On Mental Health Issues

The CARES Task Force has been traveling throughout the state to speak with stakeholders about various mental health issues. Read Full Article
 
Friday, September 29
January Trial Set For Milford Man In Death Of Daughter

January Trial Set For Milford Man In Death Of Daughter

Police say 26-year-old Keith Allen Brown appeared highly intoxicated when he told them the baby fell asleep on a mattress on the floor. Read Full Article
 
East Shore Drive In Northfield Township To Close Next Week

East Shore Drive In Northfield Township To Close Next Week

The drive will be be closed from Wednesday, October 4 until the Wednesday, October 11. Read Full Article
 
Torch 180 Seeks Community Support In Unique Fundraising Opportunity

Torch 180 Seeks Community Support In Unique Fundraising Opportunity

A fundraiser next month will benefit a local non-profit that works to help the disabled find meaningful employment.
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Recycling Service To Return To Marion Township

Recycling Service To Return To Marion Township

The motion passed by a 4-3 vote with the service scheduled to resume within a month. Read Full Article
 
EB I-96 Reopens After Crews Demolish Pleasant Valley Road Overpass

EB I-96 Reopens After Crews Demolish Pleasant Valley Road Overpass

After working through the night, MDOT was able to reopen all of the lanes at about 4am, an hour ahead of schedule.
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Duck Hunting Chair Inventor Wins $5,000 At Entrepreneur Competition

Duck Hunting Chair Inventor Wins $5,000 At Entrepreneur Competition

Brighton resident Tom Kinczkowski plans to use the money to market his product, Just Duckin Hunting Chairs. Read Full Article
 
Public Gets Look At Training Facility For First Responders In Howell

Public Gets Look At Training Facility For First Responders In Howell

Operation Engineers and Michigan Urban Search & Rescue prepare first responders in the event of local and national disasters. Read Full Article
 
Downtown Howell Food Truck Rally Set For Saturday

Downtown Howell Food Truck Rally Set For Saturday

The downtown Howell dining scene will be showcased this weekend during the final food truck rally of the season.

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Brighton High School To Get Luxury Car For Auto Lab Program

Brighton High School To Get Luxury Car For Auto Lab Program

Brighton High School will be getting a new luxury automobile for its automotive technology program. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, September 28
M-DOT Demolishing Pleasant Valley Road Bridge Over Eastbound I-96

M-DOT Demolishing Pleasant Valley Road Bridge Over Eastbound I-96

The demolition of the Pleasant Valley Road bridge over eastbound I-96 in Brighton Township is on the fast track and crews will be working through the night.
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Rally To Protest Rover Pipeline Set This Saturday

Rally To Protest Rover Pipeline Set This Saturday

The Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline are gathering at Camp Birkett on Silver Lake from 2pm until 4pm. Read Full Article
 
Overpass Demolition Starting This Afternoon

Overpass Demolition Starting This Afternoon

The bridge was damaged yesterday in a crash involving a flatbed semi hauling several boom lifts. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Revises Ordinance To Allow For Taller Homes & Buildings

Green Oak Twp. Revises Ordinance To Allow For Taller Homes & Buildings

Depending on its zoning, a structure's maximum height can now be 32 or 36 feet respectively, as opposed to the former 28 feet. Read Full Article
 
Neighborhood On Edge Following Incident With Van & Local Student

Neighborhood On Edge Following Incident With Van & Local Student

The incident happened just before 3pm when a person in a 12-year-old girl said she was approached by a white van in the Hidden Creek subdivision in Oceola Township. Read Full Article
 
Substitute Bus Driver Disciplined For Facebook Racial Slur

Substitute Bus Driver Disciplined For Facebook Racial Slur

The investigation into hate speech posted on social media by a local substitute bus driver has concluded and disciplinary actions are being taken.
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Howell Main Street Named Top 10 For Second Time In Three Years

Howell Main Street Named Top 10 For Second Time In Three Years

C.O.O. Cathleen Edgerly called it a community achievement. Read Full Article
 
DTE Energy To Trim Trees In City Of Howell

DTE Energy To Trim Trees In City Of Howell

The City advises DTE crews and arborists will be assessing and performing tree trimming work. Read Full Article
 
Overpass Demolition Starts Tonight, Pleasant Valley Road Will Be Closed 6 Months

Overpass Demolition Starts Tonight, Pleasant Valley Road Will Be Closed 6 Months

The bridge was damaged yesterday in a crash involving a flatbed semi hauling several boom lifts. Read Full Article
 
Demolition Planned For Pleasant Valley Bridge After Semi Crash

Demolition Planned For Pleasant Valley Bridge After Semi Crash

All three lanes of I-96 remain closed as of this morning, with traffic only getting by on the shoulder.
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Wednesday, September 27
Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

Eastbound I-96 is shut down at Pleasant Valley Road until further notice. Read Full Article
 
Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

Semi Hits Pleasant Valley Road Overpass On Eastbound I-96

All lanes of eastbound I-96 are shut down at Pleasant Valley Road. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Facing Felony Cocaine Delivery Charge

South Lyon Man Facing Felony Cocaine Delivery Charge

A South Lyon man is facing 20 years in prison following his arrest last week on felony cocaine charges. Read Full Article
 
Woman Who Used Tool To Hit Vehicle Driving On "Her" Private Road Heads To Trial

Woman Who Used Tool To Hit Vehicle Driving On "Her" Private Road Heads To Trial

Mary Ann Lamkin claims Island Shore Drive is her private property, but it remains the only access for other residents and a local hardware store. Read Full Article
 
Sales Tax Seminar Answers Questions And Details Audit Process

Sales Tax Seminar Answers Questions And Details Audit Process

The Michigan Department of Treasury's Outreach Team was in Howell to help business owners with all-things sales tax. Read Full Article
 
Village Of Pinckney In Talks Of Gaining Possession Of Dio Theatre Parking Lot

Village Of Pinckney In Talks Of Gaining Possession Of Dio Theatre Parking Lot

The Village of Pinckney is currently in talks with the owner of The Dio Theatre about taking over the parking lot property located behind the theatre. Read Full Article
 
Oakland Exec Charges "Conflict Of Interest" As Local Lawmakers Unveil Plan To Eliminate Auto No-Fault

Oakland Exec Charges "Conflict Of Interest" As Local Lawmakers Unveil Plan To Eliminate Auto No-Fault

L. Brooks Patterson says the plan is a false promise that offers no guarantee of reductions.
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Fowlerville Community School District Approves Teacher Contract

Fowlerville Community School District Approves Teacher Contract

The one-year contract includes a 2% wage increase and a step for eligible staff members. Read Full Article
 
MSP Director Apologizes For Facebook Post

MSP Director Apologizes For Facebook Post

The message shared by Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue on her Facebook page Sunday called NFL players protesting during the national anthem "degenerates." Read Full Article
 
North Michigan Avenue To Close For Construction In Downtown Howell

North Michigan Avenue To Close For Construction In Downtown Howell

A portion of North Michigan Avenue in Howell will be closed for construction starting tomorrow morning.
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Brighton Twp. Teen Charged In Sexual Assaults Due Back In Court

Brighton Twp. Teen Charged In Sexual Assaults Due Back In Court

The 16-year-old is charged as a juvenile for separate incidents involving three female minors, one under the age of 13. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, September 26
Police Say Pair Used Bolt Cutters To Break Into Locker

Police Say Pair Used Bolt Cutters To Break Into Locker

The suspects, both from Dearborn, used bolt cutters to break into a locker at the Planet Fitness on East Grand River August 29th. Read Full Article
 
Jury Finds Corunna Woman Guilty Of Abusing Sister

Jury Finds Corunna Woman Guilty Of Abusing Sister

Prosecutors say Candy Lawson stole disability benefits that were intended for her sister, who is unable to hear or speak. Read Full Article
 
Building Department Proposes Permit Fee Reduction

Building Department Proposes Permit Fee Reduction

If approved by county officials, the multiplier used to calculate permit fees would drop by 25%. Read Full Article
 
LACASA's Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser Saturday

LACASA's Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser Saturday

One of LACASA's largest annual fundraising events with a western-theme is set for this weekend.
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Stolen Memorabilia Leads To Tightened Security At Michigan War Dog Memorial

Stolen Memorabilia Leads To Tightened Security At Michigan War Dog Memorial

Veterans’ challenge coins and flags are some of the items that have been taken from the cemetery recently. Read Full Article
 
Abatement Approved For Thai Summit Expansion In Howell

Abatement Approved For Thai Summit Expansion In Howell

A tax break has been granted for Thai Summit, which is company undergoing another expansion in the City of Howell.
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Brighton School Board Approves Property Transfer With Hartland

Brighton School Board Approves Property Transfer With Hartland

The property is located in the Deer Creek #2 subdivision off Old US-23, west of Old US-23 and south of Hyne Road in Brighton Township. Read Full Article
 
Street Closures In Effect Friday For Pinckney Homecoming Parade

Street Closures In Effect Friday For Pinckney Homecoming Parade

Some temporary traffic control orders will be in effect this Friday for Pinckney’s homecoming parade and related activities.
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Monday, September 25
Pinckney Woman Sentenced In Multimillion Dollar Medicare Fraud

Pinckney Woman Sentenced In Multimillion Dollar Medicare Fraud

58-year-old Michelle Freeman of Pinckney pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in U.S. District Court in Detroit. Read Full Article
 
Input Sought Tuesday On Planned Expansion Of Children's Wing At Local Library

Input Sought Tuesday On Planned Expansion Of Children's Wing At Local Library

Community input is being sought on a planned expansion of the children’s area within the Salem-South Lyon District Library.
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Brighton Council Approves Second Round Of Sidewalk Repairs

Brighton Council Approves Second Round Of Sidewalk Repairs

Earlier this year sidewalks were repaired in the commercial and retail district of the city, but this time the work will be done in residential neighborhoods. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Councilman Helps Lead Regional Task Force

Brighton Councilman Helps Lead Regional Task Force

Brighton City Council member Kris Tobbe has been appointed vice chair of a new SEMCOG parks and recreation committee task force. Read Full Article
 
US-23 Flex Route Project On Schedule, Lane Closures Start On Barker Road

US-23 Flex Route Project On Schedule, Lane Closures Start On Barker Road

The arrival of autumn won’t slow down construction activities on US-23 but officials say the US-23 Flex Route project is on track to wrap up in mid-November.

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Historic Sculpture To Be Gifted To City Of Fenton

Historic Sculpture To Be Gifted To City Of Fenton

A one-of-a-kind historic sculpture will be unveiled in the City of Fenton this October.
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Competency Exam Ordered For Local Man Who Assaulted Police Serving Warrant

Competency Exam Ordered For Local Man Who Assaulted Police Serving Warrant

Patrick Gizinski will undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency and criminal responsibility. Read Full Article
 
Prescription Drug & Sharps Collection Event Set In Howell

Prescription Drug & Sharps Collection Event Set In Howell

An event to help Livingston County residents safely dispose of medications and needles will be held September 30th. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, September 24
Local Citizen Organizes Picnic To Show Appreciation To Police

Local Citizen Organizes Picnic To Show Appreciation To Police

COPS 2nd Annual Police Appreciation Picnic was held Saturday afternoon at Wind Walker Farms in Tyrone Township. Read Full Article
 
City of Brighton to Perform Fire Hydrant Flushing

City of Brighton to Perform Fire Hydrant Flushing

Flushing of Brighton's fire hydrants will be done in the city and parts of Genoa Township this week to remove sediments. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Man Heads To Trial In Baseball Bat Assault

South Lyon Man Heads To Trial In Baseball Bat Assault

18-year-old Malachi Collins was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School To Host College Night

Howell High School To Host College Night

Howell High School’s annual College and Technical Education Night will be held Tuesday. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, September 23
Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Charged With Beating Son Receives Probation

Domestic Violence Shelter Employee Charged With Beating Son Receives Probation

Ashley Bell was also sentenced to 85 days in jail, which is time she has already served. Read Full Article
 
Fire Department Group Equipment Purchase Gets Last Approval Needed

Fire Department Group Equipment Purchase Gets Last Approval Needed

Green Oak Township has approved their portion of the purchase, allowing the order to be placed this week. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Seminar To Help Small Businesses With Sales Tax

Upcoming Seminar To Help Small Businesses With Sales Tax

The Michigan Department of Treasury will be on hand to answer any questions and assist business owners however they can. Read Full Article
 
Technical Issues Fixed With New Citizens Alerting System

Technical Issues Fixed With New Citizens Alerting System

Some issues have been worked out with a newly installed alert system that aims to help warn Livingston County residents of imminent danger. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Fall Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers Sought For Fall Cemetery Clean-Up In Pinckney

Volunteers are needed to help with a fall cemetery clean-up event in the Village of Pinckney this November.
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Friday, September 22
Blaze At Scorpions Motorcycle Club Deemed Suspicious

Blaze At Scorpions Motorcycle Club Deemed Suspicious

A fire destroyed the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township this morning. Read Full Article
 
Green Oak Twp. Begins Process To Amend MIP Ordinance

Green Oak Twp. Begins Process To Amend MIP Ordinance

The change is in accordance with the state's new law which will make a first offense a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor. Read Full Article
 
Fire Heavily Damages Lyon Township Motorcycle Club

Fire Heavily Damages Lyon Township Motorcycle Club

The barn belonged to the Scorpions Motorcycle Club. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County's August Jobless Rate Again Lowest In State

Livingston County's August Jobless Rate Again Lowest In State

Livingston County held onto the lowest jobless rate in Michigan for the third consecutive month.
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Brighton Police to Hold Another Coffee with a Cop Event

Brighton Police to Hold Another Coffee with a Cop Event

The Brighton Police Dept. will have a Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 4th as part of National Coffee with a Cop Day. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Initiates "Picture This Brighton" Information Tool

Brighton Initiates "Picture This Brighton" Information Tool

The city of Brighton has come up with a new method for residents to weigh in on what they like, or don't like, about a particular part of the city. Read Full Article
 
Driver in Deadly Crash Headed To Trial Following Witness Testimony

Driver in Deadly Crash Headed To Trial Following Witness Testimony

Several individuals testified at a hearing Thursday about their experiences connected to the crash that killed five. Read Full Article
 
"Gold Out" At Hartland Football Game To Benefit Childhood Cancer Awareness

"Gold Out" At Hartland Football Game To Benefit Childhood Cancer Awareness

The district's "Hartland Go Gold For Kids With Cancer" program culminates at tonight's game. Read Full Article
 
Local Volunteers Hold Event For Hurricane Relief

Local Volunteers Hold Event For Hurricane Relief

Lori O'Doherty of Oceola Township organized the drive to collect money and supplies that she will help deliver in Florida next week. Read Full Article
 
Jones Road In Cochoctah Township Closing For Bridge Repairs

Jones Road In Cochoctah Township Closing For Bridge Repairs

The road is scheduled to be closed until October 6th. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, September 21
Fenton Man Charged in Deadly Crash Bound Over For Trial

Fenton Man Charged in Deadly Crash Bound Over For Trial

A hearing today included testimony from several individuals connected to the crash that killed five people in Oceola Township in May. Read Full Article
 
Local Officials Responsible For Bill Removing Confusing Iconography From Ballots

Local Officials Responsible For Bill Removing Confusing Iconography From Ballots

New legislation will eliminate political vignettes from ballots, moving forward. Read Full Article
 
Northfield Twp. Man Under Court Order To Remove Cars

Northfield Twp. Man Under Court Order To Remove Cars

74-year-old Ron Dauzet was ordered by a Washtenaw County judge in June to sell at least 20 vehicles a month from his property on East North Territorial Road. Read Full Article
 
The Daily Show Goes To Hell (These Headlines Just Write Themselves Sometimes)

The Daily Show Goes To Hell (These Headlines Just Write Themselves Sometimes)

A crew from The Daily Show was in the tiny Putnam Township hamlet to film a segment for the Comedy Central program. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing Project

Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing Project

The work is needed as part of the Imagination Station Due Care Plan, which requires all wooden surfaces at the playground to be sealed every two years. Read Full Article
 
Howell Man Found Not Guilty In Harley Davidson Dealership Embezzlement Case

Howell Man Found Not Guilty In Harley Davidson Dealership Embezzlement Case

A jury has cleared a Howell man of embezzlement charges after he was accused of selling parts on the side while working at a motorcycle dealership.
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Hartland School Board Approves Property Transfer

Hartland School Board Approves Property Transfer

Two local school districts are transferring some parcels of land for basic reasons of convenience.
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Howell Family Afftected By Rare Nerve Disorder Holding Benefit

Howell Family Afftected By Rare Nerve Disorder Holding Benefit

Lee and Ruth DeWitt's son Jack suffers from the rare, inherited disease, Freidreich's Ataxia, which has no treatment or known cure. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Community Alliance Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

Livingston County Community Alliance Receives Drug Free Communities Grant

A federal grant will help the Livingston County Community Alliance in the fight to reduce and prevent youth substance use.
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Proposed Housing Development In Milford Township Temporarily Stalled

Proposed Housing Development In Milford Township Temporarily Stalled

The developer asked that his rezoning request that was rejected by the Planning Commission be tabled at the Board of Trustees level until October. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, September 20
Hartland Township Receives Unqualified Opinion On Audit

Hartland Township Receives Unqualified Opinion On Audit

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

Street Closures Released For 2017 South Lyon Pumpkinfest

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


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

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

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

Brighton Attorney Withdraws From 8th Congressional District Race

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

Vacant Home On Flint Road In City Of Brighton Demolished

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

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

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

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

City of Brighton Holding Master Plan Public Open House

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

Officials Wait To Approve Plans & Zoning For Proposed Senior Facility

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

Group Urges Livingston County Commissioners To Join Effort Against Pipeline

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

Brighton Area Schools Celebrate Pink Week Activities

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

Michigan State Police Host "Coffee With A Cop" Wednesday

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

Students & Hartland District Reach Resolution On 9-11 Observation

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

Revised Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Approved by Planning Commission

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

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

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

New Hudson Man Facing Indecent Exposure Charges

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

Two Michigan Republicans Announce For 11th District Seat

Lena Epstein and Rocky Raczkowski say they will run for the GOP nomination to replace Dave Trott in the 11th District Read Full Article
 
Committee Already Gearing Up For Homeless Awareness Week

Committee Already Gearing Up For Homeless Awareness Week

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

Local Elementary Selected For Student Health & Fitness Program

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

Case Dismissed Against Driving Instructor Accused Of Raping Student

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

Trial Starts This Week For Tainted Steroid Pharmacist

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

MDOT To Resurface South Michigan Avenue In Howell

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

Railroad Crossing Construction Complete in Downtown Brighton

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

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

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

Brighton 150th Anniversary Deemed Huge Success

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

Closures Expected For Torrey Road US-23 Ramps Through Thursday

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

Upcoming Sales Tax Seminar For Small Businesses

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

Enrollment Up in Brighton Area School District

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

Fundraiser Planned For Trip To Aid Those Impacted By Hurricane Irma

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

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Livingston County Unveils New Citizens Alerting System

Livingston County Unveils New Citizens Alerting System

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

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Howell Student Named Semifinalist For National Scholarship

Howell Student Named Semifinalist For National Scholarship

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

Volunteers Sought For Imagination Station Resealing

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

Brighton School Online Program Seeing Success & Profits

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

Funeral Services Set For Man Pulled From Crooked Lake

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

Theis Skeptical Of New House Auto Insurance Reform Plan

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

Northfield Township To Draft RFP For North Village Region

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

Free October Classes For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With Dementia

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

New Brighton Mill Pond Site Plan Up For Review

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

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Pinckney Teachers Get Pay Increase As District Moves Out Of Deficit

Pinckney Teachers Get Pay Increase As District Moves Out Of Deficit

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

New Housing Development Proposed For Bigelow & Eager Roads

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

New Habitat For Humanity Parking Lot Complete

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

Lyft Comes To Livingston County, But Is It Viable?

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

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

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

Need For Shared Driveway Ordinance Questioned In Putnam Township

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

New Playground Installed At Kent Lake Beach

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

Former Captain Named Brighton Area Fire Authority Fire Marshal

Rick Boisvert was sworn in earlier this week. Read Full Article
 
Local Transportation Priorities Discussed At SEMCOG Public Meetings

Local Transportation Priorities Discussed At SEMCOG Public Meetings

The Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments wants the community's help in developing a long-term regional transportation plan. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Principal Receives 2017 Education Innovation Award

Howell High School Principal Receives 2017 Education Innovation Award

Jason Schrock was recognized for his work to help build meaningful connections between the student body and the exchange students.
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"Reflections of Autumn" Event To Benefit Disabled Veterans

"Reflections of Autumn" Event To Benefit Disabled Veterans

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

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

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

Local Nonprofit Staffer Earns National Recognition

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

Livingston County Club Collects Million Dollar Powerball Prize

Members of the “Sweet 16” lottery club visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim their prize. Read Full Article
 
Still Without A Contract, Crowd Voices Support For Fowlerville Teachers

Still Without A Contract, Crowd Voices Support For Fowlerville Teachers

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

Report Says Women, Widows Pay More For Michigan Auto Insurance

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

Arguments Set In Appeal Against Former Howell Restaurant Owner

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

Cinderella's Closet Opens For Homecoming Season Thursday

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

Howell High School Student Charged With Sex Assault & Extortion

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

Brighton Ceremony Remembers 9/11

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

Contract Approved For New Water Treatment System In Lyon Township

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

Livingston County United Way Seeking Donations For Hurricane Recovery

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

Brighton Man Discovered Dead In Crooked Lake Near Boat Launch

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

Brighton Area Schools Addresses Bus Driver Shortage

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

Church & Subdivision Working Out Agreement Over Dead Trees

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

Michigan State Police Brighton Post Joins Angel Program

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

Public Input Sought For Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan

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

Howell Man Seriously Injured In Iosco Township Crash

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

Soon-To-Be Demolished Brighton Home Eyed For Redevelopment

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

Green Oak Day To Feature New Restaurant Tasting Event

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

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Tonight At Brighton Fire Station

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

Teal Ribbons Raise Awareness in Livingston County for Ovarian Cancer

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

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

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

Police Identify Suspects In Attack On Pinckney Woman At Walmart

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

CSX Railroad Crossing Work in Brighton to Result in Smoother Surface

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

Construction On Crane, Gregory Streets Underway In City Of Howell

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

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

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

Grassroots Group Urges Congressman And Community To Support DACA

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

South Lyon Man Injured In Crash No Longer Critical

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

Mountain Bike Path Proposed For Settler's Park

The .64 mile path will mirror the one that was originally approved in 2014. Read Full Article
 
Annual Bells Across America Event To Be Held In Howell

Annual Bells Across America Event To Be Held In Howell

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

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

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

Police Seek Suspect In Vehicle Break-Ins

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

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

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

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

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

LACASA Collection Resale Store Officially Opens

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

Grassroots Group To Protest DACA Decision

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

The Naz Skatepark Named One Of The Best In Michigan

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

Planning Commission Rejects Proposed Milford Township Subdivision

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

Pinckney Woman Injured In Fight At Dearborn Walmart

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

Competency Exam Ordered For Man Who Led Lengthy Police Chase

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

Green Oak Township Receives Top-Rated Audit Review

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

Walk Through History At Conway Township Cemetery

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

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

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

Police Standoff With Suicidal Subject Ends Peacefully

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

Bumpy Railroad Crossing In Downtown Brighton Slated For Reconstruction

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

Genoa Township Board Approves Changes For Odd Parcel On Chilson Road

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

Livingston County Officials Vote To Reallocate Judgeships

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

Missing Hartland Road Sidewalk Sections To Be Installed

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

SEMCOG Reps To Discuss 2045 Transportation Plan At Upcoming Lunch Series

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

Donation To Benefit Livingston Promise & Preschool Scholarships

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

Hartland Man Killed In Grand River Crash

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

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Man Escapes Green Oak Kitchen Fire Through Window

Man Escapes Green Oak Kitchen Fire Through Window

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

Saturday Inspections By Building Department Shuttered Until 2018

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

South Lyon Looks To Fill Dual Role At Wastewater Facility

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

Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Crash In Howell Township

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

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

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

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

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

Vacant Downtown Fenton Building To Receive Facelift With Grant Funds

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

Trial Set For Man Charged in Brighton Bank Robbery

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

Religious School Submits Revised Plans To Move Into Church

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

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

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

More Discussion To Come For Headlee Override Request In Howell

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

Local Officials Encourage Back To School Safety

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

Vaupel-Led Task Force Visits State Psychiatric Hospitals

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

Howell City Council Presents Anniversary Resolution To Cleary Family

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

City Of Brighton Collecting Items For Hurricane Harvey Relief

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

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

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

Grand Opening Set For LACASA Collection Resale Store

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

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

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

Howell Police Officer Gary Mitts Retires After 21 Years

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

Fenton Man Hopes Picnic Can Show Appreciation For Law Enforcement

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

Fenton Woman Enters Pleas In Stabbing Incident

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

South Lyon Fire Department Gets Improved ISO Rating

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

Law Enforcement & Advocates Unite For Change At Local Addiction Conference

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

Event Will Celebrate Those Who Donate Their Time

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

Entrepreneurial Conference Coming To Downtown Howell

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

Charges Filed In Death Of Inmate Convicted In Livingston County

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

Kroger Expansion Project To Start In Brighton Township

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

Brighton Freight Company Accepting Donations For Hurricane Relief

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

Busy Roads & Stepped Up Patrols This Labor Day Weekend

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

Warrant Requested For Woman Who Made False Report Of Drunk Bartender

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

More Ramp Closures Set For US-23

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

Gathering Focuses On Effort To End Gerrymandering

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

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

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

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Osprey Nest Found On Cell Phone Tower In Genoa Township

Osprey Nest Found On Cell Phone Tower In Genoa Township

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

Livingston County Again Has Lowest Unemployment In Michigan

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

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

Higher than expected construction costs were to blame. Read Full Article
 
Livingston County Sheriff's Office To Host "Coffee With A Cop" Friday

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

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

Fundraisers Will Coincide With Local Sporting Events

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

South Lyon Mother Pulls Gun During Back To School Brawl

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

Howell Again Named Semifinalist In Great American Main Street Contest

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

Local Organization Collecting Supplies For Hurricane Victims

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

Recycle Livingston & City Of Howell Working Out Lease Agreement

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

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Local Restaurant Owner Accused Of Choking Employee Headed To Trial

Local Restaurant Owner Accused Of Choking Employee Headed To Trial

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

Funeral Services Set For Man Killed In Suspected Electrical Accident

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

Expo Will Help Families Prepare For Emergencies

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

Medical Marijuana Forum Cancelled Due To Zero Attendance

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

Livingston County Animal Control Looking To Divide Duties

Some changes and a shifting of responsibilities are in the works for Livingston County Animal Control.
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