Monday, October 22, 2018
On October 12th, WHMI was told by a State Police spokesperson that their investigators “continue to work with the Attorney General’s office on this investigation.” But State Police Detective 1st Lt. Tom DeClercq now tells WHMI that was an error, and the AG’s office is not involved.
A recent candidates forum in Hartland featured those running for the 42nd and 47th State House seats - Mona Shand and Ann Bollin, and Hank Vaupel and Colleen Turk.
Area high school students were able to learn about the many career paths and jobs available within the energy industry during the event at Hartland High School.
Rhythm and Rhyme Tuesdays engages parents and children while helping develop literacy skills in young learners.
In an opinion issued October 12th, the Michigan Court of Appeals denied Retired Judge Daniel Burress' motion to appeal, “for lack of merit in the grounds presented.”
Emagine Hartland will be the first theatre in Michigan to offer all heated reclining chairs.
City Manager Nate Geinzer tells WHMI the $850,000 project, paid for by the Brighton Downtown Development Authority, is finished except for some “punch list” items.
This marks the fourth year that Portal Paranormal Society and the Historic Howell Theater will lead guests on tours into the unknown this Halloween season.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Brighton's city manager is taking on an additional responsibility - that of the city's Downtown Development Authority director.
The power remains out today in some areas of Southeastern Michigan, where high winds buffeted a wide area yesterday afternoon.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Curbside leaf pickup with the city of Brighton's two leaf vacuum units will begin on Monday.
More than 65 names were read aloud of individuals who have been lost to the epidemic, as community members gathered to honor their memory and support one another.
A large piece of property owned by the city of Brighton will go out for bids again - albeit at a lower minimum bid price - after receiving no bids the first time around.
The Wixom Road bridge has re-opened to traffic, and it’s likely welcome news to both motorists and kayakers.
The City of South Lyon will close Lake Street/10 Mile Road at 9am Monday.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Matthew Carrier of Fenton was sentenced Friday to 32 to 60 years in prison for his role in the crash that occurred at M-59 and Argentine Road in Oceola Township last May.
A banner from ESPN and the Special Olympics was unveiled in the BHS Field House for their efforts at helping special education students feel included.
Country Elementary in Pinckney and Light of the World Montessori Preschool had low levels of a PFAS chemical that currently does not have any regulatory health standards.
After K-9 Niko retired in June, Fowlerville Community School District officials saw the importance of using the K-9 Program to keep drugs out of schools, and donated $4,500 toward the purchase and training of a new dog, Hank, about a third of the $14,000 cost.
The 8th Annual Psychic Fair takes place this Sunday, from 4pm until 9pm.
Congressional candidates at a General Election forum in Hartland were faced with questions about several hot topics, leading to some passionate responses and trading of barbs.
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity held their first Arise and Shine Women's Luncheon, honoring local women who've overcome adversity to make a difference in themselves and the community.
The Livingston County Republican Party announced Wednesday that Lisa Posthumus Lyons, candidate for Lt. Governor, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies at their annual fall Reagan Day Dinner later this month.
The Michigan War Dog Memorial honors fallen military and service dogs.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
35-year-old Kenneth Kniivila was sentenced in two cases recently in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Today, representatives from ESPN and Special Olympics of Michigan are at the high school filming background footage and then conducting focus group interviews with six students who participate in the program.
The ARC of Livingston and Special Ministries of Livingston County will benefit from a golf outing held in August by Corrigan Oil, Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy and First National Bank.
Though the final numbers are still being tallied, Wolverines raised more money by "quite a lot" at the 10th annual fundraiser benefitting VINA Dental Clinic.
The Friends of the Brighton District Library is hosting their bi-annual book sale through Sunday, October 21st.
An investigation by the MSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led to a search at a residence in Fowlerville, where multiple internet capable devices and evidence was discovered.
The Brighton Board of Education, meeting in workshop session Wednesday night, discussed what items should be placed on the ballot in a 2019 bond issue.
Brad Williams, vice president of Government Relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber, said Bishop’s, “service in Congress has been exemplary" and they encouraged voters to return him to Washington.
The County Planning Department approved the new master plan which focuses on sharing "best practices."
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Arc of Livingston is holding their 25th annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show on November 15th at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Genoa Township.
A foreclosure sale was scheduled to take place today on a condo owned by Brighton-based attorney Dennis Brewer and his wife, but has been removed from the docket.
Libertarian Brian Ellison was charged earlier this month with one count of domestic violence, assault & battery after police say he assaulted his wife in Madison Heights.
The Hartland Township park will see it's mountain biking trail system expanded from 2 miles to 6.
Hartland Township officials reflected on what they say has been a year of developing valuable partnerships and assets at the municipality’s 4th annual State of the Township address.
32-year-old Michael Phinn of Fowlerville, who worked as a medical resident in the MSU Neurology Clinic, faces charges including first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault and aggravated indecent exposure.
Parking restrictions are being implemented as a result of the Second Street reconstruction project.
The Community Theatre of Howell has been awarded a grant of $7,462 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In a filing on Monday, the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission amended their ongoing complaint against Brennan to include allegations of persistent failure to treat persons fairly or courteously, conduct clearly prejudicial to the administration of justice and making false statements.
The township’s contract with GFL will end the week of October 22nd, while Advanced Disposal will begin refuse collection services the week of October 29th and recycling services the week of November 5th.
The Secretary of State Mobile Office will pay a visit to the Brighton District Library on Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30.
The event is being organized to allow the community to come together and remember those lost to addiction, those still battling it and those in recovery.
The Livingston County Veterans Services Committee delivered a report to the Board of Commissioners Monday night that was related to finances but failed to address accusations of mismanagement and improper handling of donations.
The Brighton City Planning Commission has given preliminary approval to the Planned Unit Development known as the Bluffs at Spring Hill.
Burkhart Road between Allen & Chase Lake Roads in Cohoctah Township will be closed starting at 8am Wednesday.
The session will be held Friday, October 19th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church from 6:30 to 8pm.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Documents appear to confirm that the chair of the Livingston County Veterans Services Committee improperly, and potentially illegally, cashed a donor's check followed by an effort to conceal it, which may have been the motivation to fire the department's director.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy is voicing opposition to Proposal 1, a ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for people age 21 and older.
The Howell City Council recently adopted an ordinance amending city code to include alternative nicotine products.
Pinckney High School students raised approximately $1,000 during Homecoming Spirit Week for the Sarcoma Foundation.
Five Points of Hope, a Milford-based nonprofit, will raise funds to help cover patients' bills at the 18th annual fundraiser next month.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is offering free, unbiased assistance for adults on Medicare throughout the enrollment season, which starts today and runs through December 7.
The board discussed the pending policy at its meeting last Monday, with Trustee John Conely the lone member steadfastly against it.
Superintendent Erin MacGregor will host his first Coffee Chat of the school year later this week.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Colleen Fortier was sentenced to three days in jail, two years of probation and previously was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,905.
Youths in the city of Howell who engage in "vaping" now face the risk of a misdemeanor criminal charge.
Brighton High School will play host to the ESPN network Friday, with ESPN representatives presenting a banner to the school for being chosen a National Unified Champion.
Celebrity Server Day is back and fans are invited to wear their team colors to the Olden Days Cafe for the event benefiting the Genesis House next Saturday, October 20th.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Council appointed Randy Greene to a three-year term.
The luncheon will feature three area women and highlight their accomplishments, including Olivia Venuto, a Michigan State University Larry Nassar survivor who will share her experience and how she overcame tremendous obstacles.
Recycling containers will be placed throughout the Mill Pond area thanks to a grant.
The new master plan will be an online and interactive guide for land use development throughout the county.
Democratic candidate for 47th District State House, Colleen Turk, held an immigration forum with four leading experts in the field.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Numerous businesses in the Village of Fowlerville and Handy Township are participating in the friendly competition; using scarecrows to spread community spirit.
It is being sponsored in part by Voter’s Voice, the League of Women Voters Brighton/Howell area unit and the Howell, Brighton and Hartland chambers of commerce along with The Livingston Post and WHMI.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County will again ease worries by providing Christmas and Thanksgiving assistance in the form of food, gifts and toys to families who sign up.
The event will be held at Hartland Township Hall on Clark Rd. at 4pm and is open to the public.
A hypothetical discourse between famed American humorists Mark Twain and Will Rogers is the subject of the production "Politics As Usual", which opens this weekend in Brighton.
The 2018 statewide proposals are the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Initiative, and the Promote the Vote Initiative.
Rural King employees told Livingston County Sheriff's deputies they observed Sean Thompson attempting to conceal an unknown item in his coat and tried to restrain him when he fled.
The Second Street Reconstruction project is moving along and water service connections are scheduled to begin next week.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
A student is facing charges for allegedly formulating a plan to shoot up South Lyon High School.
A group of 25 veterans from Livingston, Ingham, and North Oakland counties are endorsing Elissa Slotkin. Among them is Matt McKenna, a Brighton-area Army veteran who served as an Infantry Army Captain in Iraq.
The academy will meet on Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm and is open to anyone 21 years of age and older who is able to pass a preliminary background check.
The event aims to entertain local families and car enthusiasts while raising funds for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.
The Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission's complaint hearing concluded Wednesday, with Executive Director Lynn Helland saying he may amend the complaint to include new findings.
Proponents say a legislative reform is needed to ensure fit, willing and able parents are awarded equal time in child custody cases following a divorce or separation.
Three local communities have received national fluoridation quality awards for their water systems that officials say demonstrate continued commitment to quality.
Feedback from residents and businesses resulted in DTE Energy issuing a letter outlining steps to improve infrastructure.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Linden Superintendent Russ Ciesielski sent a letter home to parents outlining the incident that took place at Linden High School on Monday at the end of the day.
The work is being done to replace a drain crossing under Van Amberg Road.
The 10th annual VINA Dental Tailgate is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at Crystal Gardens in Genoa Township, three days before the teams meet in East Lansing.
Colleen Turk, the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 47th State House seat, says the forum will give attendees a chance to learn how immigration works by hearing directly from people who work in immigration and from people whose families recently immigrated to the U.S.
53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan, Shari Pollesch, and Francine Zysk testified on the penultimate day of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission's complaint hearing on Brennan.
Bountiful Harvest’s new building will be located behind the First Presbyterian Church at 300 E. Grand River in Brighton on land that was donated by the church.
26-year-old Paige Nicole VanCamp of Brighton is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Lenawee County Circuit Court, where a trial date is set for December 11th.
The incident was said to be caught on surveillance camera.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The event was moderated by Chamber President Rick Beaudin, who made a point to note the chamber was proud to have invited candidates from all parties for contested races at the local, state and federal level.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy is announcing support for a bill that would require opioids to be dispensed in locking prescription vials to reduce teen opioid pilfering and abuse.
It was presented through a partnership between Howell Public Schools and LOC Federal Credit Union.
The Livingston Educational Service Agency last week announced Sara Leggett has joined the Agency as Supervisor of Special Education serving both Brighton Area and Howell Public Schools.
53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan took the stand and presented her defense during day six of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission’s court hearing.
The donkey, which was named Eeyore by Argentine Township police, was found wandering down Rolston Road near McCaslin Lake Road Monday.
Every year, the Pink Party takes over Howell’s downtown area for one night in June, all with the goal of increasing funding for breast cancer treatment and research.
Young men and women in the Brighton Area School District could be trained for potential future military careers if a proposed new program is approved.
The event is being organized by the Village of Milford Parks & Recreation Commission,
Monday, October 8, 2018
53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan took the stand and presented her defense.
The statue will be unveiled on Sunday, November 4th at 1pm on the lawn of the Howell Carnegie District Library. Following the statue unveiling there will be a gathering at the Howell Opera House to celebrate Duane Zemper’s 99th Birthday.
35-year-old Robert McKee pleaded not guilty by reason insanity in Livingston County Circuit Court last week. He will now be evaluated at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline for at least 60 days.
Howell Public Schools will host its second community meeting Tuesday to share information about the Securing Our Future Sinking Fund Millage that will appear in the November 6th ballot.
Trustee Rebecca Walsh recently resigned from the board as her family is moving out of the district.
Appearing Sunday on WDIV-TV’s “Flashpoint,” Bishop declared he wasn’t “going to be chased out of this district by Nancy Pelosi" to which Slotkin responded by saying Pelosi didn’t recruit her for the race, but instead, “Mike Bishop recruited me into this race the minute he voted to completely obliterate protections for people with pre-existing conditions."
It’s flu season again and local health officials are strongly encouraging community members to get vaccinated before activity really starts to pick up.
The city of Brighton is joining to fight a tax marketing valuation strategy that big-box retailers are using for huge reductions in their property taxes.
More than $6,000 in items were stolen from the Willoway Day Camp on Old Plank Road.
Debbie Mikula of Howell and Tyler Rossmaessler of Fenton will serve on the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Sokol Camp in Green Oak Township will host its annual Haunted Trick-or-Treating Walk and Haunted Hayride this Saturday, October 13th.
Fantasy of Lights Director Michelle Tokan says because the parade is a downtown event, it’s only fitting to recognize Howell Main Street, the winner of the 2018 Great American Main Street Award, in the parade.
The Brighton City Council may be looking for a way to license and regulate marijuana in the near future.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
A statewide labor dispute involving a construction engineers union and a group of construction contractors could delay paving in a major street project in Brighton'
Friday's testimony focused on nondisclosure of friendships and Judge Theresa Brennan's courtroom behavior.
The Americans for Equal Shared Parentings’ Capitols for Kids Tour will come to the Howell Opera House on Wednesday, October 10th from 6-9pm.
Howell High School teacher Mary Villarreal was selected as the 2018-2019 Howell Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
The event will feature Catherine P. Kaufman, an attorney whose practice includes all aspects of municipal law with a focus on land use, planning and zoning issues.
Friday, October 5, 2018
The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce will host Center Stage: The Business Expo on Thursday from 4 to 7pm at Crystal Gardens Banquet and Conference Center in Genoa Township.
Three attorneys testified Friday.
83-year-old Anthony Jacob Krawczyk from Howell was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Grand River.
Downtown Brighton will get a new restaurant and pub, if a site plan is approved for Jameson's Irish Pub & Grill.
A delegation of IBM executives and a number of high level state officials will be in Pinckney next week for a tour showcasing the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute.
The meeting will take place Tuesday, October 9th from 6 to 8pm at the Howell Carnegie District Library in the Meabon Room.
The meeting was led by the Huron River Watershed Council, along with Milford, Milford Township and Wixom officials, and representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The Michigan Judicial Tenure continued their complaint hearing Thursday against 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan.
The New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll has the Republican incumbent ahead of Democrat Elissa Slotkin 47% to 44%. Bishop won the district by 17 points in 2016.
At issue was a complaint that wording Geddis used on campaign signs and materials used the term "judge,” implying she was an incumbent for the circuit court.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Following allegations of questionable spending, improper handling of donations and conflicts of interest, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners is requesting a formal financial report from the Veterans Services Committee.
Candace Streng has been sentenced to at least two years in prison after receiving more than $30,000 through an online fundraising campaign after falsely claiming she had breast cancer.
The Village of Milford is advising of the lane closure scheduled to begin Friday, after the morning rush hour.
The township was recently contacted by a resident who suggested a township-wide burn ban; however officials think that would be "hard fought", and that a compromise or other options could be considered.
Three speakers will share insight on manufacturing projects and responsibilities at this monthly breakfast event.
The Michigan JTC heard testimony from 6 individuals regarding 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan's behavior in and out of court.
Local Democrats have released a plan they feel would solve the Livingston County Veterans Services scandal, saying the “good-old-boy network needs to be busted up and replaced with accountability”.
Tribar Manufacturing has been given until October 19th to come up with a detailed plan on how the contamination occurred and how it plans to prevent further discharges from its Wixom location. But Hamburg officials say the delay is unacceptable.
Andrew Yost was charged with domestic violence and attempting to interfere with electronic communications as a result of the incident involving his father.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Treatment of court employees and attorneys, as well as past behavior, were the focus of testimony Tuesday in the evidentiary hearing that is continuing for 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan.
This City is asking residents to restore the roughly 4.5 mills lost to the Headlee Amendment to help maintain levels of service and maintain roads.
The plan would make it a felony to assault health care professionals while they are trying to provide service.
Candidates have been invited from all parties for contested races at the local, state and federal level.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says all of the services of a traditional office will be brought right into the community, where residents can have their transactions handled quickly and easily.
While the annual event is typically more solemn, this year's ceremony cast a bright, purple glow over the community's efforts to create change and the hope that remains for survivors.
Narrated and executive produced by Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, it is described as pointing “to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.”
Residents and small businesses can properly dispose of electronic waste this Saturday, at the Livingston County Offices, East Complex, in Howell.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Documents point to Hansel Keene as the target of a State Police investigation into a missing donation, while a look at committee records has turned up nearly $5,000 in payments from the county's veterans relief fund to a committee member.
The hearing continued today with more testimony centered on how Brennan treats employees and others in court.
The Livingston Essential Transportation Service or LETS has named Greg Kellogg the new director.
The 74-year-old man was killed in a crash in Highland Township Saturday.
53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan attempted to answer charges of misconduct levied against her in a complaint filed by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission at a hearing Monday.
A 83-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and killed in Genoa Township.
12 Livingston County manufacturing companies will open their doors to more than 300 students from Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, FlexTech, Innovation Academy, and Kensington Woods high schools.
Interested applicants are being sought for a Citizen’s Academy program through the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Monday, October 1, 2018
The MDEQ confirmed that a single industrial wastewater customer in Wixom, identified as Tribar Manufacturing, is the only identified “enforceable” source of the contamination. The company, which is based in Howell, now has until October 19th to inform the City of Wixom how the contamination occurred and a detailed work plan on how it will be prevented.
The Tour de Livingston celebrates 11 years of helping those in need when it kicks off from Mt. Brighton this Sunday.
The Howell City Council approved some additional crack sealing work for road surfaces that will be done this fall.
Coffee with a Cop will take place from 9am to 11am Wednesday at the Biggby Coffee location on North Michigan Avenue, just south of M-59.
The hearing, which is being held in front of a retired judge serving as a Special Master in the case, will start this morning at 9:30 in 16th District Court in Livonia.
On Saturday, October 13th, from 5:30pm until 10 at night, their popular western-themed Denim & Diamonds fundraiser is returning to the Cross W Ranch in Howell.
The new building will be located behind the First Presbyterian Church at 300 E. Grand River in Brighton.
Voters in the Village of Milford will be voting on two proposed charter amendments this November.