Monday, March 19, 2018
A preliminary investigation determined a group of three motorcyclists were traveling westbound on Nine Mile Road when two of them collided with a Jeep Cherokee exiting a residential driveway.
The 2018 County Health Rankings rank Livingston 3 out Michigan's 83 counties for the third straight year.
The announcement was made during last Thursday night’s Brighton City Council meeting.
The SPARKY Bears were donated by Sparky Defibrillator, a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise funds to purchase and distribute automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs.
Two new courses - forensic science and aquatic basics - have been approved for the fall term at Brighton High School.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
The Village of Pinckney was filled with green as nearly 3,000 people attended the 14th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Derek Watson, who was recently found competent to stand trial, returns to 67th District Court Thursday for a preliminary exam.
A 3-team alliance that included Brighton, Hartland and Walled Lake has won the District Robotics title at Milford High School.
Learn more about filling out your family tree with an expert from the genealogy field.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Richmond woman is facing multiple charges for allegedly threatening acts of violence against a local family.
The fast-food restaurant would be located on the west side of Whitmore Lake Road, between Olive Garden and TGI-Fridays.
The ticket, purchased at the Marathon gas station on Main Street, matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday: 03-14-29-34-40-47.
State Representative Hank Vaupel has testified on legislation that would reveal the true cost of manufacturing and bringing prescription drugs to market.
Township officials want to bring the ordinance up to date to keep up with changing laws and advancements in sign technology.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Two suspects have been charged in connection with what was deemed a credible shooting threat at a Whitmore Lake school.
A Hamburg Township resident is dead following the crash late Thursday night.
13-year-old Aiden Saunders of Tyrone Township underwent a heart transplant Thursday night at the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Residents and homeowners on Northfield Church Street have already been landlocked once by a failing culvert and are in fear of it happening again.
Bountiful Harvest faced having to disband if it couldn’t find a facility by the end of the month.
Senior Lauren Pytlak and sophomore April Muench have qualified for the International Career Development Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia next month.
21-year old Kamil Gillette of Detroit was taken into custody after attempting to carjack 2 vehicles and later asking police officers to shoot him.
Felony charges were filed against 57-year-old Stephen Anthony Challis, who is alleged to have made threats via email to shoot and kill employees at Nexteer Automotive in Auburn Hills.
As of June 30th, the Brighton Principal Shopping District will no longer have funding through an assessment of downtown building owners.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Members of the Victim Services Unit will assist first responders by comforting victims, survivors and their loved ones at the scene of a traumatic, often death-related incident.
Two Howell Public School buildings went into shelter in place mode today but officials say there was never any cause for alarm.
Firefighter Jeff Robson was named as the 2017 Howell Area Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year.
The Board of Trustees highlighted 7 points they would like the Planning Commission to discuss.
A bridge that sees a lot of traffic is closed indefinitely and motorists left to find alternate routes.
Superintendent Rick Todd says, "...their behavior could be used as an example for many adults in this country who struggle to conduct themselves in this type of manner."
Shand, of Brighton, is a mother of three and former teacher who made a career move to journalism in 2003, working at various television and radio stations, including WHMI.
A site plan and special use permit have been approved that will allow Tim Horton's and USA 2 Go to relocate next to the New Hudson Cemetery.
If approved, the U.S. Small Business Administration would provide financial assistance to eligible residents and businesses in the affected counties and neighboring counties like Livingston.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Police say four current or past students were arrested and a weapon was seized.
Students at school across Livingston County marked the one month anniversary since 17 people were murdered in Parkland, Florida.
Genoa Township residents are being advised of tree trimming efforts and residents and businesses will likely notice work crews around the community.
The 2018 Parade Grand Marshal is Pinckney Police Chief Jeff Newton.
Submissions for a T-Shirt design contest in support of National Crime Victims' Rights Week are being accepted through this Monday, March 19th.
Kailyn Perry-Hertzler of Fowlerville, who was reported as a runaway, has been located by authorities.
A gala will emphasize the importance of a campaign launched at Howell High School to remind each student of their importance and celebrate each student’s uniqueness.
Officials are looking to adopt an ordinance that better reflects recent legal developments and technological advancement.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Aldi Food Market on Grand River in Genoa Township is poised to be remodeled and expanded.
Lanes were closed for about an hour while tow trucks removed the vehicles from the roadway. Authorities say alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash and everyone was wearing seatbelts.
Taylor Schulte and Michael Tournier have been sentenced on charges connected to the November 27th break-ins at Pizza's Champ and Arby's in Genoa Township.
The Brighton Board of Education has voted to have an unlimited Schools of Choice program for the fall term this year.
The free course is open to the public and will educate and train participants about the steps to take in disaster situations and everyday emergencies.
A clearer tobacco policy for students is being discussed to address the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping.
Plans for the 35-bed memory care facility must now receive final approval from the township's Planning Commission and Board of Trustees.
The student art exhibit opens to the public today in downtown Howell.
Voters will be asked to renew a .9345 mill millage rate in August to continue the additional funding for road maintenance and improvement.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Crews battled the blaze at a home on Byron Road.
As development continues along Latson Road near I-96, Genoa Township is looking to extend water and sewer services.
More than $15,000 was raised to support programs that serve home bound and low-income county seniors.
Fowlerville Community Schools, Livingston Educational Service Agency, Holt and Owosso Public Schools will each receive $2,500 for educational programs.
Construction of the approximately $5 million dollar project is expected to begin in May at the Fowlerville Proving Grounds.
Joshua Couden and Albert Taze Cook III are charged with stealing eight snow plows from Beauchamp's Landscaping in Hartland Township.
The Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy High School Gems Robotics team is headed to the world championships.
Maison Wilkinson was an 8-year old boy who was accidentally run over and killed by a garbage truck while playing soccer outside his house back in 2006.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Livingston County officials have approved a three-year extension of the employment agreement with County Administrator Ken Hinton.
The Brighton High School Robotics team has received two donations from area companies while waiting for district competition next weekend.
Brighton wins its second Division 1 title in a row and fifth overall; Hartland wins its first Division 2 title.
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township aims to boost transparency with prescription drug pricing.
The annual charity ball with a festive theme aims to enhance surgical services in Livingston County.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
In planning for the new facility, the city and Livingston County will make improvements to Challis Road, particularly at and near the intersection of Karl Greimel Drive where the medical center is rising.
Green Oak Township Supervisor Mark St. Charles said the 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget was difficult to work on with land purchasing, last minute grants, and the decision of when to pay for the police station changing.
It feels like a never-ending winter but the start of Daylight Saving Time this weekend is one sure sign that spring will arrive eventually. The spring forward switch provides an extra hour of daylight in the evening as the sun will set later in the day.
Danielle Anderson was arrested after trying to cash a fraudulent check at a First National Bank branch in Genoa Township bank and had successfully done so at the Fowlerville branch earlier that day.
A guest speaker from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation will share progress being made in Detroit and the impact it has on Livingston County.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Brian Cremeans of Leslie struck a member of the Fowlerville Fire Department and a Livingston County EMS worker before fleeing from authorities.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the grand opening of the center, which offers 3-D Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Breast Ultrasound and various biopsy options.
The annual award recognizes a community member that has made a significant and positive impact on the lives of children. The deadline to nominate an individual is Friday, March 23rd.
Four students from Three Fires Elementary in Howell submitted award winning projects based on the theme "Conflict and Compromise in History."
The Michigan DNR is working with the Michigan Horse Council on the potential of turning the Girl Scout camp into a premier horse camping facility.
The development would be called “Vista of Brighton,” a 4-story apartment complex constructed as ultra-luxury housing.
Bills sponsored by Representative Lana Theis to protect underage victims of sex crimes have cleared the state House.
Jolyn McAllister of Lansing allegedly signed documents and checks in the victim's name over a one-year period for more than $50,000.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The 9th annual Hockey Night in Brighton is set for 12:30 Saturday afternoon at the Kensington Valley Ice House, featuring former players including Darren McCarty, Joe Kocur and Mickey Redmond.
The City of South Lyon has apparently been dropping the ball when it comes to collecting various review fees.
The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area’s Brighton-Howell Unit will be holding an educational event on Monday, March 12th entitled “Redistricting in Michigan: Should Politicians Choose Their Voters?”
Students in the Fowlerville Online Learning Academy are looking to raise $4,000 to make the front doors of the senior center on North Collins Street handicap accessible.
Colin and Kristine Poole are a nationally renowned sculpting team out of Sante Fe, New Mexico who have been commissioned to complete a bronze statue of Duane Zemper that will be set on the lawn of the library in Howell.
Excel Employment Options has received an $11,100 grant to fund the Kellogg Independent Living Center, a mock apartment designed to provide independent living skills instruction to those on the Autism spectrum.
A Hartland middle school student will be competing as a semi-finalist in the National Geographic State Bee.
David Kalinowski has plans to build a vineyard, winery, and tasting house over 9.5 acres in Milford Township.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Fenton will be only the second Michigan city to host the annual event, set for Saturday, October 6th, as the previous races have taken place in Ann Arbor.
The sidewalk will fill in the missing gap on Highland Road down to Dunham Road.
Vaupel participated in all 511 roll call votes during 2017 and returned an unused $8,976.20 of his budget to the state.
"Las Vegas Casino Night" is this year's theme for the annual benefit, happening April 14th.
A four-hour event at Maltby Intermediate School in Brighton role-played how officials would handle the aftermath of a school shooting scenario.
The 7-0 vote will pay 50% of the cost for the deputy for the remainder of the school year.
An upcoming meeting aims to educate some property owners in the City of Brighton and Genoa Township about potential vapor intrusion from a contaminated site.
Fighting elder abuse will be the focus of the upcoming conference featuring various speakers.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
The City of Fenton has been chosen as a participating city for The DIA's 9th Annual Inside/Out Program.
Howell resident and Livingston business owner Joe Parker has been elected the new chair of the Cleary University Board of Trustees.
In conjunction with Women’s History Month during March, the Brighton Area Women’s History Roll of Honor Advisory Council is pleased to announce the 2018 Honorees: Ann M. Bollin, Julie Fielek, Nancy J. Fritch, and Mandana “Mondi” Miller.
Don Parker, Chairman of Livingston County's Board of Commissioners, says the state of the county is "strong".
The Kellogg Family Foundation has signed on as LACASA’s first ever Philanthropy Partner, with a $20,000 grant to support critical programs and services at the agency that are not funded by other local, state or federal grants.
While not any major health concern, Genoa Township is working with the state to address elevated copper levels in two homes and adjust corrosion control chemicals.
Monday, March 5, 2018
The exercise will take place tomorrow at Maltby Intermediate School on Bauer Road between 10am and 2pm.
50-year-old Robert Earl Wilson was ordered to serve concurrent sentences last week of 10 to 15 years in prison for reckless driving causing death and 24 months to 5 years in prison for reckless driving causing serious injury.
The grassroots environmental organization says midterm scorecard results show local legislators continue to neglect Michigan’s environment and public health.
The LACASA Collection, an upscale resale boutique that benefits victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault, has been invited to host a pop-up awareness event for the Tanger Cares Suite program.
Artists from The Shop in Fowlerville and Lovely Monkey Tattoo and Piercing in Whitmore Lake will be among those offering the design on Saturday to benefit the Joyful Heart Foundation.
The Livingston County Veterans’ Council gathered recently at the American Legion Post 141 in Howell and named Charlie Brock as the 2018 Veteran of the Year and June Holley as 2018 Auxiliary of the Year.
The state’s appeals court has reversed a decision regarding DNA evidence pertaining to a local rape case and remanded it back to the local courts.
Nearly 5,000 vehicles travel the dirt road, many as an alternative to Main Street.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Due to an oversight, a public hearing on cemetery rules in Brighton will be rescheduled.
The Brighton City Council has rescheduled a public hearing on a proposed condominium development in downtown Brighton.
Insurance related measures sponsored by State Representative Hank Vaupel have been signed into law by Governor Snyder.
Scranton Middle School student Abby Smith has won a $250 award from the Brighton Rotary Foundation.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
A student charged with writing a threat on a bathroom wall at Milford High School has been arraigned.
Jonathon Liddy of Milford was sentenced Thursday to one year in the Livingston County Jail and four years of probation.
By removing the church property from the city’s water service area, Shepherd of the Lakes will be able to start a process church officials hope will lead to an agreement with MHOG.
Consumers Energy is reminding customers about a credit they may be eligible to file for, which will help them save on energy costs and can used for all types of primary heating fuels.
Friday, March 2, 2018
A local woman had to be rescued after her vehicle went into a river in Marion Township during Thursday’s snowstorm.
Snowfall totals in Livingston County from Thursday's snowstorm range from just a couple of inches to eight inches or more, depending on the location.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging community members start thinking about summer and volunteer at this year's Balloonfest June 22-24th.
It may feel like winter but Hartland Township is planning for spring.
The commission recommends striking one item based on case law from the state and continuing to opt out on allowing large operations in the township.
County Road Commission crews are working overtime to ensure that roadways in Livingston County are clear of snow and ice.
Family Fun Day: Celebrate Reading will take place on March 10th at Parker Middle School in Howell.
Representatives will be in Atlanta to share to others in the health and health care industries on what makes their partnership successful.
Kim Esper has been named interim director of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
The winter weather has resulted in crashes on roads and snow piled streets.
A woman sustained what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries in the crash on M-59, near Cullen Road.
Ryan Debruyne of Green Oak Township allegedly sent a friend a message on social media, asking if he'd like to re-enact the Florida shooting at South Lyon High School.
The Howell Township Planning Commission is recommending approval of the site plan and special use permit request that will allow for a new memory-care add-on to the facility.
A local lawmaker has been named "Legislator of the Year by a statewide pharmaceutical group.
If something seems too good to be true, it usually is and Fowlerville Police advise that a new scam is circulating throughout the community.
South Lyon's City Council will be discussing ways to improve the public comment portion of their meetings during their next council meeting.
It was good news for travelers of Coon Lake Road, but less than good for those living off of Cedar Lake.
A Snow Emergency has been declared in the villages of Pinckney and Fowlerville in Livingston County.