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Monday, April 27
Alcohol & Drugs Likely Factors In Injury To Brighton Pedestrian

Alcohol & Drugs Likely Factors In Injury To Brighton Pedestrian

An accident Friday night has left a Brighton man in the hospital after he was hit by a car. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Man Facing Charges After Crashing Vehicle In Ingham County

Fowlerville Man Facing Charges After Crashing Vehicle In Ingham County

An off-duty police officer is being credited with probably saving the life of a Livingston County man who is now facing charges.
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Vandals Damage Closed-Down Skate Park In Brighton

Vandals Damage Closed-Down Skate Park In Brighton

It may have closed down, but a Brighton recreational facility is still a target for vandals.
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Winner Awarded For Art Competition Sponsored By Congressman Bishop

Winner Awarded For Art Competition Sponsored By Congressman Bishop

A local art competition hosted by congressman Mike Bishop announced its winner at Cleary University’s Arthur Secunda Museum on Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Same-Sex Michigan Couples Await Supreme Court Arguments Tuesday

Same-Sex Michigan Couples Await Supreme Court Arguments Tuesday

The answer many Michiganders have waited years for is almost here, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the issue of marriage equality. Read Full Article
 
Hartland's Cromaine Library Piggybacks Bond Onto May 5th Road Election

Hartland's Cromaine Library Piggybacks Bond Onto May 5th Road Election

A $12 (m) million bond to fund renovations at the Cromaine District Library in Hartland is among the proposals that will greet voters on the May 5th ballot. Read Full Article
 
Realtors To Hold Annual Canned Food Drive For Gleaners Food Bank

Realtors To Hold Annual Canned Food Drive For Gleaners Food Bank

The 13th annual Fill the Gazebo event will take place on Saturday, May 2nd. Read Full Article
 
Dexter Man Charged After Being Found In Motel Room With Teen Girl

Dexter Man Charged After Being Found In Motel Room With Teen Girl

A Dexter man has been charged with sexual assault after being arrested at an Ann Arbor hotel with a 14-year-old Monroe County girl. Read Full Article
 
Alleged Illegal Grow Operation Leads To Charges For Three Local Men

Alleged Illegal Grow Operation Leads To Charges For Three Local Men

Jeffrey Mote, Richard Riley, and Anthony Portelli are accused of illegally manufacturing between 5 and 45 kilograms of marijuana. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, April 26
Two Local Finalists in Running for Farmington City Manager Post

Two Local Finalists in Running for Farmington City Manager Post

Six finalists selected for interviews for Farmington city manager job - two with local ties. Read Full Article
 
Slight Decrease In Unemployment Last Month Adds To Yearlong Progress

Slight Decrease In Unemployment Last Month Adds To Yearlong Progress

Local unemployment fell from 6.3% to 6.0% between February and March, adding to significant reductions since last March. Read Full Article
 
Upcoming Fashion Show to Benefit Non-Profit Suits for Soldiers

Upcoming Fashion Show to Benefit Non-Profit Suits for Soldiers

Fashion show to benefit Suits for Soldiers Read Full Article
 
Fundraising Dinner Benefits Local Students And Youth-Based Nonprofit

Fundraising Dinner Benefits Local Students And Youth-Based Nonprofit

The Pinckney Community Youth Development Initiative raised more than $6,000 at the event April 18th. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, April 25
Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board Names George Phifer Director

Huron-Clinton Metroparks Board Names George Phifer Director

George Phifer named director of Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Approves Device To Clean Animal Droppings From Beach

Howell City Approves Device To Clean Animal Droppings From Beach

The device will sift through the beach sand and remove the droppings, which raise E. coli levels in the water. Read Full Article
 
Fenton City Residents Invited To Park Cleanup Day

Fenton City Residents Invited To Park Cleanup Day

The event will clean and beautify the Riverwalk Trail area. Read Full Article
 
Friday, April 24
Parental Rights Hearing For Man Convicted Of Child Abuse Rescheduled

Parental Rights Hearing For Man Convicted Of Child Abuse Rescheduled

A parental rights hearing for a local man convicted of child abuse has been adjourned due to the absence of his attorney. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Examining Employee "Compensation Philosophy"

Hartland Township Examining Employee "Compensation Philosophy"

The township hopes to create guidelines for how much of the budget can be spent on employee salaries and benefits. Read Full Article
 
Five New Trees Planted On Courthouse Lawn In Honor Of Arbor Day

Five New Trees Planted On Courthouse Lawn In Honor Of Arbor Day

Livingston County celebrated Arbor Day by planting several new trees on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Restoration Work Ongoing After Suspicious Bathroom Fire at Brighton Library

Restoration Work Ongoing After Suspicious Bathroom Fire at Brighton Library

Restoration work is proving to be no small feat following a suspicious fire at the Brighton District Library last week.
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New Phone Number For Non-Life-Threatening 911 Emergency Calls

New Phone Number For Non-Life-Threatening 911 Emergency Calls

The public is being encouraged to call a new phone number to report non-life-threatening emergency calls to 911 to boost efficiency within Livingston County Central Dispatch. Read Full Article
 
University Representatives Discuss Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

University Representatives Discuss Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

The panel discussion hosted by LACASA was held as a follow-up to a related documentary screened in Howell last week. Read Full Article
 
Arbor Day Celebration Set in Howell; Tree Expert Praises Local Specimens

Arbor Day Celebration Set in Howell; Tree Expert Praises Local Specimens

Arbor Day celebration planned at 9am on front lawn of historic courthouse in downtown Howell. Read Full Article
 
Howell Opera House To Host The Untold Story Of Haven Hill

Howell Opera House To Host The Untold Story Of Haven Hill

Haven Hill was once the refuge and retreat of the Ford family, and on April 29th, the Howell Opera House is hosting a night on the history of the site. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, April 23
Road Commission Approves Plans For Upcoming Projects

Road Commission Approves Plans For Upcoming Projects

The Livingston County Road Commission is moving forward with their plans for a few upcoming projects in Handy, Green Oak, and Marion Township. Read Full Article
 
High Wind Topples Crane At I-96/US-23 Interchange Construction Site

High Wind Topples Crane At I-96/US-23 Interchange Construction Site

Nobody was hurt when a crane fell over at the I-96 & US-23 construction site late Tuesday afternoon. Read Full Article
 
Williamston Teacher Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Williamston Teacher Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

A Williamston High School teacher will serve further jail time after being sentenced in child pornography case. Read Full Article
 
Construction on New CSX Parking Lot in Downtown Brighton Starts Monday

Construction on New CSX Parking Lot in Downtown Brighton Starts Monday

Work to construct new parking lot in downtown Brighton starts next week. Read Full Article
 
Howell High School Grad Wins $48K on Wheel of Fortune

Howell High School Grad Wins $48K on Wheel of Fortune

A woman with local ties won big on Wheel of Fortune. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Woman Plans 470-mile Run For Breast Cancer Research

Pinckney Woman Plans 470-mile Run For Breast Cancer Research

Davina McNaney beat breast cancer and is now planning a fundraising run to New York State to help others survive. Read Full Article
 
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Names New Senior Project Manager

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Names New Senior Project Manager

A local hospital has appointed a new senior project manager.

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Howell High School Math Students Create New Kids Menus for Local Restaurant

Howell High School Math Students Create New Kids Menus for Local Restaurant

Student-inspired kids menus are hitting the tables at a local restaurant. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, April 22
Community Members Honored For Their Service To Crime Victims

Community Members Honored For Their Service To Crime Victims

“Engaging Communities” and “Empowering Victims” is this year’s theme for National Crime Victim’s Rights week. Read Full Article
 
Contested Brighton & Howell City Council Races This November

Contested Brighton & Howell City Council Races This November

Incumbents are looking to hold onto their Howell and Brighton City Council seats this November. Read Full Article
 
Hamburg Township Woman to Appear on Jeopardy Thursday Night

Hamburg Township Woman to Appear on Jeopardy Thursday Night

Hamburg Township woman to appear on Jeopardy after lengthy process. Read Full Article
 
Howell Township Woman Bound Over For Trial In Fatal Crash Case

Howell Township Woman Bound Over For Trial In Fatal Crash Case

Angela Murphy-Spare is accused of driving while intoxicated, leading to a crash on M-59 last year. Read Full Article
 
Hartland Township Discusses Plans For New Residential Development

Hartland Township Discusses Plans For New Residential Development

Walnut Ridge Estates would be located behind the Venture Church. Read Full Article
 
Tyrone Township Amends Medical Marijuana Growing Ordinance

Tyrone Township Amends Medical Marijuana Growing Ordinance

The Tyrone Township Board of Trustees and Planning Commission voted to amend its medical marijuana growing ordinance to be more compliant with the state. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought for Imagination Station Spring Clean-Up

Volunteers Sought for Imagination Station Spring Clean-Up

Volunteers are needed to assist with a spring cleanup project at a Brighton play structure. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, April 21
Milford Village Council Approves Monument In Veterans Memorial

Milford Village Council Approves Monument In Veterans Memorial

Audience erupts into applause after Milford Village Council unanimously approves proposal to install a “battlefield cross” monument at existing Veterans Memorial in Central Park. Read Full Article
 
Best-Selling Author Brings Tale Of Post-Apocalyptic Michigan To Howell

Best-Selling Author Brings Tale Of Post-Apocalyptic Michigan To Howell

What would life in Michigan be like after the collapse of civilization and the loss of technology? It’s a question at the heart of this year’s selection for The Great Michigan Read. Read Full Article
 
Pharmacist Pleas Guilty To Stealing Adderall For Personal Use

Pharmacist Pleas Guilty To Stealing Adderall For Personal Use

Lauren Strzelecki said she took the pills over time as a way to improve her performance on the job. Read Full Article
 
Howell Considering Self Financing City Hall Repairs

Howell Considering Self Financing City Hall Repairs

Major repairs are needed to stabilize Howell’s City Hall and City Council is keeping their options open. Read Full Article
 
Woman Charged With Premeditated Murder Of Fenton Man

Woman Charged With Premeditated Murder Of Fenton Man

Mary Bigford is accused of shooting Lawrence Howard to death as he sat in his car in Mt. pleasant on Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Extends Medical Marijuana Facility Moratorium Until Next April

Howell City Extends Medical Marijuana Facility Moratorium Until Next April

The City Council feels action at the state level will change the legal landscape of this issue in the coming months. Read Full Article
 
Whitmore Lake Woman's Nursing License Suspended After Fraud Case

Whitmore Lake Woman's Nursing License Suspended After Fraud Case

A nurse who resides in Whitmore Lake has had her license suspended.
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Sheriff's Department To Purchase New Service Weapons

Sheriff's Department To Purchase New Service Weapons

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening approving the purchase of new weapons for the Sheriff’s Department. Read Full Article
 
Monday, April 20
Critics Charge Hune-Sponsored No-Fault Reforms Unfairly Benefit Insurance Companies

Critics Charge Hune-Sponsored No-Fault Reforms Unfairly Benefit Insurance Companies

A divided state Senate approved revisions last week to Michigan's auto insurance law that backers say will curtail costs. Read Full Article
 
Congressman Bishop Gives Address At Good Morning Livingston

Congressman Bishop Gives Address At Good Morning Livingston

A congressional leader who spends most of his time in Washington D.C. made his way to Livingston County this morning. Read Full Article
 
Hand Crafted Military Models Presented to Local Veterans Next Friday

Hand Crafted Military Models Presented to Local Veterans Next Friday

Custom-made models of military subjects to be presented to local veterans. Read Full Article
 
Charity Hockey Game Shoots For Goal Of AED's In Every County Cop Car

Charity Hockey Game Shoots For Goal Of AED's In Every County Cop Car

A charity hockey game will kick off efforts to put an AED in every police car in Livingston County. Read Full Article
 
Fired Superintendent & Howell Public Schools Work To Find Arbitrator

Fired Superintendent & Howell Public Schools Work To Find Arbitrator

Howell Public Schools and former superintendent Ron Wilson are currently working to choose an arbitrator for the claims they have leveled against one another. Read Full Article
 
Horse Rescued From Deerfield Township Swamp

Horse Rescued From Deerfield Township Swamp

An imperiled horse was rescued from a muddy swamp this weekend by the Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority.
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Community Project Culminates with Presentation & AED Demo

Community Project Culminates with Presentation & AED Demo

A project to locate and map live saving devices culminated with a presentation and demonstration last week in Howell. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Streetscape Work To Cause Lane Closures

Fenton Streetscape Work To Cause Lane Closures

Some intermittent lane closures are possible with work as part of Fenton’s streetscape project. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, April 19
South Lyon Named Among Friendliest Michigan Communities For Families

South Lyon Named Among Friendliest Michigan Communities For Families

A personal finance website included South Lyon on a list of the top ten Michigan communities for young families. Read Full Article
 
Pinckney Student Programmer Makes Top 10 In National Competition

Pinckney Student Programmer Makes Top 10 In National Competition

Austin Eckman is currently raising funds to travel to California next month to present his news-reading app to judges. Read Full Article
 
Broken Fire Hydrant Interrupts Water Service In Fenton

Broken Fire Hydrant Interrupts Water Service In Fenton

A traffic incident damaged the hydrant, causing nearby buildings to lose water pressure for more than three hours. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, April 18
Proposed "Battlefield Cross" Cause of Controversy in Milford

Proposed "Battlefield Cross" Cause of Controversy in Milford

Proposed monument honoring fallen soldiers in Central Park expected to draw large crowd to Monday night's Milford Village Council meeting. Read Full Article
 
Woman Pleads No Contest to Charges in Oceola Township Home Invasion

Woman Pleads No Contest to Charges in Oceola Township Home Invasion

A woman charged in connection with an armed home invasion in Oceola Township last year will avoid trial after entering a plea. Read Full Article
 
Housing Counseling Grants to Benefit Local Individuals & Families

Housing Counseling Grants to Benefit Local Individuals & Families

A community action agency that serves Livingston County has again received grant funding to help local families and individuals improve their housing conditions.
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Brighton Township Analyzing Future Water Demand for Larger Planning Study

Brighton Township Analyzing Future Water Demand for Larger Planning Study

Brighton Township projecting water demand and system capacities as part of larger water reliability study. Read Full Article
 
Brighton District Library Back to Business After Fire, Spring Book Sale Set

Brighton District Library Back to Business After Fire, Spring Book Sale Set

Spring book sale will support programs and services at Brighton District Library, which has re-opened after a small fire. Read Full Article
 
Friday, April 17
Weekend Lane & Ramp Closures on I-96 and US-23

Weekend Lane & Ramp Closures on I-96 and US-23

Lane and ramp closures are scheduled on I-96 and US-23 in the Brighton area Friday and Saturday. Read Full Article
 
Motion Seeks Dismissal Of Alleged "Master-Slave" Statement

Motion Seeks Dismissal Of Alleged "Master-Slave" Statement

A June trial date has been set for a local man facing felony charges for alleged online activity involving a minor, although his attorney is seeking to have statements made to police ruled as inadmissible. Read Full Article
 
New Recovery Center Proposed in Green Oak Township

New Recovery Center Proposed in Green Oak Township

Preliminary site plan approval was granted for a proposed medical recovery center in Green Oak Township. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Council Budget Hearing Elicits No Citizen Comments

Brighton Council Budget Hearing Elicits No Citizen Comments

No citizens commented at the Brighton City Council's public hearing on the proposed 2015-16 city budget at its meeting Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Police Trying to Locate Suspect Vehicle in Tire Theft at Livingston Concrete

Police Trying to Locate Suspect Vehicle in Tire Theft at Livingston Concrete

Authorities are seeking public assistance in locating the suspect vehicle involved in a tire theft incident.
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Lowered Bond Allows Couple To Get Out Of Custody In Child Abuse Case

Lowered Bond Allows Couple To Get Out Of Custody In Child Abuse Case

Eric and Angela Corcoran were able to make the 10% deposit on their $50,000 bonds, which had been lowered from $500,000 apiece. Read Full Article
 
Video Released Of Taser Incident Involving Livingston County Jail Inmate

Video Released Of Taser Incident Involving Livingston County Jail Inmate

Video has been released of an incident in which two deputies were accidentally tasered while trying to restrain a belligerent inmate. Read Full Article
 
Adoption Advocate Keynotes Pregnancy Help Clinic Anniversary

Adoption Advocate Keynotes Pregnancy Help Clinic Anniversary

The Brighton Pregnancy Help Clinic held a Celebration of Life yesterday in honor of their 40th anniversary. Read Full Article
 
Brighton City Council OKs New Overflow Parking Lot

Brighton City Council OKs New Overflow Parking Lot

The Brighton City Council gave final approval to a new parking lot to handle overflow parking for civic events at its meeting Thursday night. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, April 16
Arson Likely Cause of Fire at Brighton District Library

Arson Likely Cause of Fire at Brighton District Library

A small fire at the Brighton District Library on Wednesday afternoon is being investigated as an act of arson. Read Full Article
 
76-Year-Old Howell Man Set To Compete In Boston Marathon

76-Year-Old Howell Man Set To Compete In Boston Marathon

Despite enhanced security measures for next Monday's Boston Marathon, a Livingston County man planning to take part says he’s not letting that get in the way of his goal. Read Full Article
 
Tax Exemptions Granted For CNC Tool

Tax Exemptions Granted For CNC Tool

The Green Oak Township Board of Trustees approved of industrial facilities tax exemptions for CNC Tool. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Boy Named Winner in Severe Weather Poster Design Contest

South Lyon Boy Named Winner in Severe Weather Poster Design Contest

A South Lyon boy’s poster design is one of the winners in a state contest that coincides with Severe Weather Awareness Week.
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LACASA Hosting Documentary & Discussion Panels On Campus Rape

LACASA Hosting Documentary & Discussion Panels On Campus Rape

A documentary tomorrow night in Howell will highlight the issue of sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses. Read Full Article
 
Marshmallow Drop & Nighttime Moon Glow Event This Friday

Marshmallow Drop & Nighttime Moon Glow Event This Friday

Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority to host Marshmallow Drop & Moon Glow event Friday. Read Full Article
 
Putnam Seeks Input From Residents Opposed To ET Rover Pipeline

Putnam Seeks Input From Residents Opposed To ET Rover Pipeline

The township is preparing to bring the concerns of residents before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read Full Article
 
Small Fire At Brighton Library Under Investigation

Small Fire At Brighton Library Under Investigation

A fire Wednesday inside the Brighton District Library forced the closure of the building and an investigation into its cause. Read Full Article
 
Man Charged In Tyrone Knife-Point Robbery Enters Plea

Man Charged In Tyrone Knife-Point Robbery Enters Plea

Nicholas Smith has pleaded guilty to armed robbery in exchange for a recommended cap on his minimum sentence. Read Full Article
 
Volunteers Sought for Hamburg Township Huron River Clean-Up Day

Volunteers Sought for Hamburg Township Huron River Clean-Up Day

Planning is underway for an annual event that aims to clean up the Huron River. Read Full Article
 
More Redevelopment Coming to Downtown Fenton

More Redevelopment Coming to Downtown Fenton

More redevelopment projects are said to be on the way in the City of Fenton.
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Wednesday, April 15
Bond Reduction Denied For Suspect In Officer's Death

Bond Reduction Denied For Suspect In Officer's Death

A local man involved in a crash that claimed the life of a Hamburg Township Police sergeant has been denied a reduction in bond. Read Full Article
 
Michigan Municipal League Pushes For Passage Of Proposal 1

Michigan Municipal League Pushes For Passage Of Proposal 1

An organization that represents communities across Michigan is trying to change the public’s mind about Proposal 1. Read Full Article
 
Small Fire Reported at Brighton District Library

Small Fire Reported at Brighton District Library

The Brighton District Library is closed following a small fire. Read Full Article
 
Construction Begins on North Territorial Road in Dexter Township

Construction Begins on North Territorial Road in Dexter Township

Lane restrictions and delays to impact travel on North Territorial Road in Dexter Township this construction season.
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Livingston County Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

Livingston County Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week

The nation-wide observance honors the unsung men and women who take 911 calls and dispatch emergency services. Read Full Article
 
County Board of Commissioners Names New Administrator

County Board of Commissioners Names New Administrator

Wexford County Administrator Ken Hinton was the final selection out of 271 applicants. Read Full Article
 
MDOT Meeting To Offer Insight On Proposed Roundabout In Chelsea

MDOT Meeting To Offer Insight On Proposed Roundabout In Chelsea

A public meeting planned in Chelsea Thursday to discuss safety improvements at M-52 and Werkner Road. Read Full Article
 
Milford Man Wins Big In Mega Millions Drawing

Milford Man Wins Big In Mega Millions Drawing

It’s Tax Day, and while many of us are feeling a pinch on our finances, one Milford man is $5 million richer. Read Full Article
 
State Grant Will Help Highland Township Park Expand

State Grant Will Help Highland Township Park Expand

Hickory Ridge Pines Park in Highland Township will expand after a state grant recently approved by Governor Snyder. Read Full Article
 
Pole Fire Spreads To Field, Causes Traffic Issues

Pole Fire Spreads To Field, Causes Traffic Issues

The South Lyon Fire Department responded on Monday to an electrical pole that broke in half and began starting fires in nearby vegetation. Read Full Article
 
Tuesday, April 14
Deputies Accidentally Tasered While Trying to Restrain Unruly Suspect

Deputies Accidentally Tasered While Trying to Restrain Unruly Suspect

Two deputies accidentally tasered during morning scuffle with man being booked in Livingston County Jail. Read Full Article
 
Longtime Police Sergeant & Former Chief Resigns

Longtime Police Sergeant & Former Chief Resigns

Pinckney Police Sergeant Bill Cook has resigned. Read Full Article
 
Howell Schools Operations Director Departs For Larger District

Howell Schools Operations Director Departs For Larger District

Mike Peterson encouraged the board to look for internal candidates as he moves on to a similar job in Plymouth-Canton. Read Full Article
 
Hearing Set for Student Charged After Threatening to Shoot Up Milford High School

Hearing Set for Student Charged After Threatening to Shoot Up Milford High School

Hearing to determine if 14-year-old Highland Township boy accused of threatening to kill everyone at his high school can go home from juvenile detention.
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Plans For New Panera Bread In Genoa Township Nearing Approval

Plans For New Panera Bread In Genoa Township Nearing Approval

A new Panera Bread in a busy shopping plaza was among the projects discussed during a lengthy meeting of the Genoa Township Planning Commission Monday night. Read Full Article
 
Brighton School Board Looking Into Bond Issue Billing Dispute

Brighton School Board Looking Into Bond Issue Billing Dispute

The Brighton Area Schools is checking into the validity of about $150,000 in additional billing as part of the $89 million, voter-approved bond issue. Read Full Article
 
Man Accused Of Murder Seeks To Have Post-Arrest Confession Suppressed

Man Accused Of Murder Seeks To Have Post-Arrest Confession Suppressed

Nicholas Foerster allegedly confessed to strangling his sister-in-law, but the defense says his rights were violated by police. Read Full Article
 
Howell In Search Of Broker For Howell/Highland Property

Howell In Search Of Broker For Howell/Highland Property

The Howell Highland property is once again on the market and the city is in search of a broker to sell it. Read Full Article
 
Tactical Care Course Registration Ends Tomorrow

Tactical Care Course Registration Ends Tomorrow

The NAEMT's Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course was designed for battlefield medics and used by emergency responders. Read Full Article
 
BHS State Champ Wrestlers Honored at Meeting

BHS State Champ Wrestlers Honored at Meeting

The Brighton High School wrestling team, which recently won the state Division One wrestling championship, was honored at Monday night's Board of Education meeting. Read Full Article
 
Monday, April 13
Livingston County Republican Party Supports "No" Vote on Proposal 1

Livingston County Republican Party Supports "No" Vote on Proposal 1

Livingston County Republican Party passes resolution supporting "no" vote for Proposal 1 in May 5th election. Read Full Article
 
Pipeline Company Suing Landowners For Survey Access

Pipeline Company Suing Landowners For Survey Access

Livingston County landowners are among those being sued by a company wanting to conduct surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline. Read Full Article
 
Spencer Ramp Closure Delayed Until Wednesday

Spencer Ramp Closure Delayed Until Wednesday

The planned closure of a freeway ramp near Brighton has been delayed until mid-week. Read Full Article
 
Concert & Dinner Will Mark Anniversary Of The Civil War's End

Concert & Dinner Will Mark Anniversary Of The Civil War's End

An event next month in Howell will provide not just the sights and sounds of the Civil War-era, but the flavors as well. Read Full Article
 
Developer Drops Lawsuit Seeking Access To Woodland Lake Parcel

Developer Drops Lawsuit Seeking Access To Woodland Lake Parcel

A local developer has dropped his lawsuit against a Brighton Township homeowner’s association. Read Full Article
 
Canine Veterans Day Planned At Lyon Township Memorial

Canine Veterans Day Planned At Lyon Township Memorial

On Saturday, the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon Township will hold a special gathering in honor of Canine Veterans Days. Read Full Article
 
Officials Remind Residents To Be Prepared For Severe Weather

Officials Remind Residents To Be Prepared For Severe Weather

Sunday marked the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Read Full Article
 
Sunday, April 12
Fowlerville Police Department Considering Vehicle Upgrade

Fowlerville Police Department Considering Vehicle Upgrade

The Fowlerville Police Department is weighing the pros and cons of changing models for its next patrol vehicle. Read Full Article
 
Fire Departments Lift Burn Bans As Grass Fires Become Less Likely

Fire Departments Lift Burn Bans As Grass Fires Become Less Likely

Conditions are becoming less dangerous, leading to some local bans on open burning being lifted. Read Full Article
 
Saturday, April 11
LACASA Hosting Documentary & Discussion Panels On Campus Rape

LACASA Hosting Documentary & Discussion Panels On Campus Rape

LACASA Center is presenting “The Hunting Ground” next Friday, April 17th at 7pm as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Read Full Article
 
Howell City Council Approves Utility Rate Studies

Howell City Council Approves Utility Rate Studies

Comprehensive water and sewer rate studies approved by Howell City Council. Read Full Article
 
New US Congressman To Address April Good Morning Livingston

New US Congressman To Address April Good Morning Livingston

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Students From All Districts Invited To Howell Fire Academy Open House

Students From All Districts Invited To Howell Fire Academy Open House

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Job Fair Changes Hours To Increase Accessibility To Livingston Residents

Job Fair Changes Hours To Increase Accessibility To Livingston Residents

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Friday, April 10
Lily Tomlin Concert at BCPA Cancelled

Lily Tomlin Concert at BCPA Cancelled

The scheduled Lily Tomlin performance Saturday at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts has been cancelled, BCPA Director Eric Guerin saying that Tomlin has an upper respiratory infection. Read Full Article
 
Howell Couple Give Back After 1977 Snowstorm Rescue

Howell Couple Give Back After 1977 Snowstorm Rescue

A Livingston County couple who survived a 30-hour ordeal in a stranded car during a blizzard nearly 40 years ago is showing their gratitude to the road crew that rescued them. Read Full Article
 
Fowlerville Event To Highlight Dangers Of Opiate Abuse

Fowlerville Event To Highlight Dangers Of Opiate Abuse

The Fowlerville Police Department has organized a special presentation next week to help educate the community on the dangers and trends of opiate abuse. Read Full Article
 
Local Women Encouraged To Lend A Hand For Habitat For Humanity

Local Women Encouraged To Lend A Hand For Habitat For Humanity

Women in Livingston County are invited to help address the need for affordable housing during Habitat for Humanity’s 8th annual National Women Build Week. Read Full Article
 
South Lyon Firm Granted FAA Approval For Commercial Drone

South Lyon Firm Granted FAA Approval For Commercial Drone

A local company has received Federal Aviation Administration approval for commercial-application drone photography and videography.
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Request Denied To Dismiss Case Against Brighton Mom, But DHS Visits Suspended

Request Denied To Dismiss Case Against Brighton Mom, But DHS Visits Suspended

A local woman’s request to end state supervision of her daughter was denied Thursday, although visits by Child Protective Service workers were temporarily suspended. Read Full Article
 
MDOT Hoping To Lease Idled WALLY Rail Cars

MDOT Hoping To Lease Idled WALLY Rail Cars

MDOT is hoping to sublease rail cars for a proposed commuter project between Ann Arbor and Howell that has yet to come to fruition. Read Full Article
 
Eastbound I-96 On-Ramp At Spencer Road To Close Monday

Eastbound I-96 On-Ramp At Spencer Road To Close Monday

Starting next week, motorists can expect to see even more activity in the area of a large improvement project at I-96 and US-23 in Brighton. Read Full Article
 
Variance Granted for Brighton's Corrigan Oil to Delay Paving

Variance Granted for Brighton's Corrigan Oil to Delay Paving

Corrigan Oil in Brighton will be able to delay paving of an access drive as a result of variances approved Thursday by the Zoning Board of Appeals. Read Full Article
 
Thursday, April 9
Request Denied To Dismiss Case Against Brighton Mom, But DHS Visits Suspended

Request Denied To Dismiss Case Against Brighton Mom, But DHS Visits Suspended

A hearing this morning denied a local woman’s request to end Child Protective Services supervision of her daughter. Read Full Article
 
Lightning Strikes Howell Township Home

Lightning Strikes Howell Township Home

A lightning blast hit the chimney of a Howell Township home Thursday morning. Read Full Article
 
Rigato Named Regional Winner in People's Best New Chef Contest

Rigato Named Regional Winner in People's Best New Chef Contest

Executive chef who hails from Howell named Great Lakes region winner in people's best new chef contest. Read Full Article
 
Fundraiser To Assist Milford-Area Couple With Child's Medical Bills

Fundraiser To Assist Milford-Area Couple With Child's Medical Bills

Residents and business owners in Milford are hoping to give back to a local barista who offers a smile and welcoming words with their daily cup of coffee. Read Full Article
 
Updated Maps For Proposed ET Rover Pipeline Publicly Available

Updated Maps For Proposed ET Rover Pipeline Publicly Available

Rover Pipeline has provided updated maps detailing the proposed route to local libraries and government offices in the counties that will likely be affected. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Police Partner w/ Community Alert & Messaging Service

Brighton Police Partner w/ Community Alert & Messaging Service

The Brighton Police Department has joined a growing list of public safety organizations that utilize a community messaging service. Read Full Article
 
Fenton Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

Fenton Man Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

A Fenton man accused of filing false tax returns has entered a plea in federal court. Read Full Article
 
Wednesday, April 8
Fatal Highland Twp. Fire Appears To Be Accidental

Fatal Highland Twp. Fire Appears To Be Accidental

Funeral services are set later this week for a Highland Township man killed last week in a fire. Read Full Article
 
State Approves Most Of The Plan To Fix Waldenwoods Violations

State Approves Most Of The Plan To Fix Waldenwoods Violations

State officials have mostly agreed to plans that will address environmental violations a Hartland Township resort. Read Full Article
 
Brighton Township Board & SELCRA Discuss Funding Challenges

Brighton Township Board & SELCRA Discuss Funding Challenges

The Brighton Township Board discussed funding challenges facing the Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority during a work session Monday.
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Cromaine Library Selects "Old School" Classic for 2015 Big Read Book

Cromaine Library Selects "Old School" Classic for 2015 Big Read Book

A book with a plot based on the unpredictability of real life is the featured selection for the 2015 Big Read program at Hartland’s Cromaine District Library. Read Full Article
 
Preliminary Site Plan Approved For Condominium Project In Hartland Township

Preliminary Site Plan Approved For Condominium Project In Hartland Township

Developers looking to create a 21 unit condominium project in Hartland Township have received approval of their preliminary site plan Read Full Article
 
Funeral Services Set For Retired Assistant Hartland Fire Chief

Funeral Services Set For Retired Assistant Hartland Fire Chief

A former Hartland assistant fire chief will be laid to rest next weekend. Read Full Article
 
Speed Study To Commence On Portion Of M-59 In Howell

Speed Study To Commence On Portion Of M-59 In Howell

The Howell City Council has agreed to move forward with a speed study on a busy stretch of M-59. Read Full Article
 
Judge: No Bond Reduction For Man Charged In Case Involving Minor

Judge: No Bond Reduction For Man Charged In Case Involving Minor

A local judge denied a request to reduce bond for a man charged after a joint criminal investigation involving an out of state teenager. Read Full Article
 
Brenda Burns to Appear on Dr. Phil Show Next Week

Brenda Burns to Appear on Dr. Phil Show Next Week

A local mother who claims she’s being illegally harassed by the state in their effort to gain control over her daughter will share her family’s story on national TV.
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