Thursday, July 19, 2018
Motorists are being reminded that they need to obey Michigan’s “Move Over” law designed to protect the lives of emergency responders.
An evidentiary hearing will be continued July 30th for 23-year-old Seth Blumberg, who is charged with assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse.
Raed Sahouri tried cancelling a call to his house, but fire fighters showed up anyway, and discovered he was burning without a permit.
A group of dedicated volunteers have been working bring the piece of history back to life and is ready to show it off this weekend.
Concerned citizens and political activists gathered outside Congressman Mike Bishop's Brighton office for a peaceful protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s summit in Finland.
54-year-old Todd Mara of Hartland drowned Sunday in White Lake and his body recovered by divers on Tuesday.
Officials say the municipality is taking a break from one of its yearly community events, citing construction of the township’s new police station as the major factor.
A second search at the home of Jonathan Wehrle, who is accused of embezzling money from a Roman Catholic Church in Okemos, turned up thousands of dollars in cash.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Congressman Mike Bishop joined with members of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday at the White House for a meeting with the President to discuss the summit with Russian President Putin along with tax reform, trade and tariffs.
The township is looking for the public's help in developing their first parks and recreation master plan, which outlines future goals and objectives for building the system.
It’s expected to add 22,000 square feet for private rooms, bathrooms and common living spaces.
A virtual race is a race that can be run, or walked, from any location. Participants can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track, or even at another race.
On Tuesday, former Michigan Senator Carl Levin and Elissa Slotkin held an open discussion in Detroit on national security topics, including President Trump’s recent press conference with Russian President Putin.
Some residents that had already signed the petition for the Special Assessment District have rescinded their support, citing environmental concerns and lack of information.
The new contracts will hold fees steady for the first year, with 1% increases each of the next 4.
All members of the public are invited to learn more about the proposal, ask questions, and discuss concerns about the plan for fixing roads in Brighton.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The 55-year-old victim, who has not yet been identified, was last seen Sunday swimming in the lake, but did not resurface after swimming underneath a pontoon boat.
Township officials say Ashley Land Development was not permitted to bring concrete onsite to be crushed, even suggesting it was purposefully excluded from project logs.
The “Confront Corruption and Demand Democracy” vigils will begin at sundown, including at the Brighton office of U.S. Congressman Mike Bishop.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy took to Facebook Monday to speak on the issue, saying that while everyone has a right to speak their mind and advocate for their candidate, they don’t have a right to destroy campaign materials for candidates or issues they disagree with.
The Howell Area Historical Society will celebrate the grand opening of its refurbished caboose on Sunday, July 22nd from 10am to 4pm with tours and music.
The former head of the House Intelligence Committe stated that, Russia has "Waged continuous & increasingly aggressive cyberattacks against us", "Interfered in our 2016 elections", "Annexed Crimea" and "Shot down a civilian airliner," among other things.
Authorities say Douglas Sawyer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with a trooper following a traffic stop.
The owner of Mexicali Allies took another step forward in bringing back a Mexican restaurant to downtown Howell.
Divers from the Oakland County Sheriff’s dive team searched most of the day Monday White Lake for the unidentified 55-year-old Hartland man.
Authorities are still looking for the suspect that robbed a Mobil gas station in Highland Township early Monday morning.
Monday, July 16, 2018
As of 2:30pm today, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and the Dive Team was still searching a portion of the lake for the 55-year-old man from Hartland.
On Friday, the Cook Political Report changed the designation of the 8th Congressional District from "leans Republican" to “toss up.”
The Pinckney Police Department is sponsoring the August 8th course, which will cover hunting laws, survival skills and safety measures.
23-year-old Seth Blumberg is charged with assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse.
Hartland SOUP, set for 6:30pm on Thursday, July 19th, is a small-scale crowdfunding initiative that will combine a quick and easy meal with a chance to jump-start some local ideas and turn them into reality.
Construction is expected to begin Monday, July 23rd, and last through August 18th, with a major traffic impact.
Voters Not Politicians will host an event at the Hamburg Township Library Wednesday to discuss gerrymandering and changing the process of redrawing voting district boundaries.
Mott Community College's Livingston Branch Center is offering classes in the professional trades to help fill growing industry demand.
"Partners in Progress" is comprised of officials from the township, Cromaine Library, Hartland School district and Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Agritourism often includes events like barn weddings and farm-to-table dinners, as well as places to pick fresh produce.
Sandra Doud of Brighton Township is an optometrist at Huron Ophthalmology and also a member of the American and Michigan Optometric Associations.
Vaupel says studies show reading over the summer helps students with learning retention and better prepares them the following school year.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Inspectors are being trained on the county's new voting equipment, as well as policies and procedures that will help them avoid issues like voter fraud.
Jeffrey Michael recently pleaded guilty to two added counts of maintaining a drug house in connection with an alleged marijuana growing and distributing scheme uncovered in 2015.
Candace Ann Streng, formerly of Brighton, is accused of falsely claiming to have cancer and collecting donations for medical expenses from a fraudulent GoFundMe account.
In-car camera systems are being upgraded for the Howell Police Department.
Howell Public School's mobile reading program launches with the Highlander Express.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Chris Smith and Elissa Slotkin face off in the August 7th primary for the right to run for 8th Congressional District.
State Representative Lana Theis and Joseph Marinaro took part in a candidate forum held in Hartland Township.
Anne Burns was the Director of Livingston County Animal Control until 2010, when she left the job after being targeted for more than a year by animal activist groups upset by policies on so-called bully breeds and euthanization.
40-year-old Kinley Rae-John Kelm is facing charges in connection with a break-in at the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township.
The workshops will be held Tuesday, August 7th at Cleary’s Genoa Township campus and will be conducted by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist with forty years of clinical practice.
Aircraft wreckage discovered Wednesday in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula may be that of Livingston County couple missing since 1997, and a former principal is recalling the day the beloved art teacher disappeared more than 20 years ago.
The four candidates for the non-partisan 44th Circuit Court Judicial seat met and shared their views with voters from around the county, Thursday night.
LTFD firefighters extinguished a fire at Draught Horse Brewery early Thursday morning.
The deadline for applications is August 31st
Floodplain information is being made available to Hamburg Township residents.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
A drain crossing needing to be replaced will force the road closure Friday.
It was that exact model of aircraft that Mark and Janet Davies of Howell were in when they were last seen alive, departing Drummond Island on September 14th, 1997 to return to Howell.
Volunteers have the option to register individually or in groups, for a half or full work day. However, they must do so by tomorrow, Friday, July 13th.
The work has seen many adaptations through the centuries, but a recent translation by Emily Wilson is the first English rendering of the poem by a woman and its first staging ever is this weekend at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.
Three employees at the Brighton Auto Value Store escaped the Wednesday blaze without injury and no customers were inside the building at the time of the incident.
The Green Oak Township, Howell Area, and Northfield Township Fire Departments received more than a combined $48,000 in CPR and thermal imaging camera units between them.
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.
Vet Fest 2018 is a free, family-oriented event that will take place from noon to 6pm on Saturday, August 11th at Mt. Brighton.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The fire happened at the Auto Value store on Old US-23.
Former Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Burress and Howell attorney Tom Kizer have filed separate appeals of a ruling assigning an out-of-county judge to hear a request for a grand jury to investigate Judge Theresa Brennan.
The Unadilla Township Police Department says 62-year-old Mark Orr of Pinckney was the driver in the June 25th fatal crash on Unadilla Road in Gregory.
Proceeds raised by the dunk tank will benefit the Work Skills Foundation. The nonprofit foundation helps to support Work Skills Corporation in their mission to provide assistance and training for the disabled.
The plan outlines objectives the organization has been and will continue to implement to grow and improve its local services to the aging adult population.
Amid a complaint alleging misconduct and a criminal investigation, 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan has resigned from a state judge’s association she had been tapped to lead next year.
Candidates are being encouraged to apply for the Pinckney Village clerk position following news of Amy Salowitz's bittersweet pending departure.
Motorists on a portion of Rickett Road in the City of Brighton will have to deal with a detour for a little while longer.
The negatives of marijuana legalization in states over the past few years were shared during a community meeting with the Livingston County Community Alliance.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The new moratorium enacted Monday does not exempt the group and leaves their proposal in limbo.
The Hamburg Township Police Department has received several reports from concerned residents regarding phone calls that they have received from a New York phone number, which has a 516 area code.
A 150 foot tower is currently in the works for Conway Township in an effort to bring better cell phone service and data to the township.
The Howell Area Fire Department will receive $20,046 while the Green Oak Fire Department will get $15,026. All of that money will be used for chest compression systems.
City officials said the sewer main where the breach occurred is one of several old sewer lines in the city which date back to 1938.
The Howell City Council met Monday night and reviewed initial draft ballot language for a proposed Headlee Override election.
Officials expect the changeover would lead to greater consistency in assigning addresses in the municipality.
Playground equipment at two local parks is undergoing replacement and repairs.
Monday, July 9, 2018
A reward is being offered in connection with a public search effort to locate a missing Highland Township man who was last seen at the Electric Forest Music Festival.
Signs have been on US-23 and surface streets to prepare motorists for the roundabout reconstruction project that starts today with a complete closure of the westerly circle at Whitmore Lake Road for 15 days.
City council recently approved a traffic control order authorizing the new signs.
Hosted by the Brighton Art Guild, "Michigan Scapes" is a new, competitive exhibition featuring 60 paintings by 48 artists from around the state.
The Milford Memories Summer Festival, which is set to run this year August 10th through the 12th, is put on by the Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce and its volunteer committee.
The superintendent of Fenton Area Public Schools was deemed “highly effective”.
The Board of Trustees agreed the continue the partnership which promotes and helps local businesses to succeed.
The temporary roll-out green space is being billed as the first of its kind to make its debut in the United States.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Brighton officials have responded to a question at Thursday's City Council meeting about who was paying for the over $2 million in improvements to N. Second St.
Brighton officials are hoping voters will pass a Headlee Amendment override proposal next month so they can address vital city infrastructure needs.
Governor Rick Snyder recently signed into law a bill sponsored by a local senator that codifies the Going Pro Talent Program into state law.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The public’s assistance is being sought to locate a Kevin Graves of Highland Township, who was last seen Sunday at the Electric Forest Music Festival.
More than 30 candidates have applied for the South Lyon city manager position.
Amy McMillan’s first day in the new position was April 30th. She served as the parks director for Genesee County for almost 19 years before coming to Huron Clinton Metroparks.
Another Rock the Block Music and Foodie Festival will return to downtown Howell next week.
On Thursday, Lorri White of Pinckney was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Marihuana Advisory Panel. White is the owner and operator of Lakeland Laboratories.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield, who moved to Howell in 2013 and then to the Brighton area two years later, say while they have enjoyed their time in Livingston County, career opportunities are calling them elsewhere.
A sinkhole that developed and a sewer line that ruptured, both on Rickett Road in Brighton, will be repaired as a result of action by the City COuncil.
The section, which was formerly a gravel road, had been closed since early April for the second phase of the Napier Road project, which included the gravel-road paving and drainage improvements.
The 20th year for Paddle to the Symphony is returning to Kenisington Metropark, Saturday July 14th.
A Republican candidate for Livingston County Commissioner says local Democrats are trying to play the race card on him while making false accusations.
Those wishing to partake in the August 7th primaries need to have registered with the Secretary of State, the County Clerk, or their local clerk, by July 9th.
Livingston County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and the county’s planning commission has released the current draft of the master plan.
Township officials say the finances to construct a park and/or splash pad just aren't there, and that they already have resources through two separate recreation authorities.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
18-year-old Tywaun Sims-Scott is charged with a single count of homicide-open murder in the stabbing death last month of 19-year-old Jamie Barsegian, who lived for "many years" in Pinckney.
Nearly 700 miles of hiking, biking, and water trails will be shot that will let residents see what many area parks have to offer in SEMCOGS seven county region.
The Gatsby Gala will help raise funds for the annual Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Three Saint Joseph Mercy Health System hospitals have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Retired Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Burress issued a statement Wednesday taking issue with the Michigan State Police’s handling of the Judge Brennan investigation
Now that the 4th of July holiday has passed, work will be ramping up on the roundabout reconstruction project in Green Oak Township. However, the real traffic impacts will start Monday for motorists.
A beach-goer reportedly pulled the man from the water after he had suffered a heart attack and when troopers arrived they found a civilian performing chest compressions.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of LACASA's Garden Tour Weekend fundraiser.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
The Wall That Heals is a travelling national memorial honoring veterans of the Vietnam War.
Motorists should treat the intersection in Fenton as a four-way stop until a temporary traffic light is installed.
California-based Hydrofarm has opened up a 128,000 square foot distribution center, locally.
The popular Brighton Kiwanis concert series is returning – just in a slightly different location.
The department is reminding the community that it offers free child seat inspections, on an appointment basis.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Attorney General Bill Schuette will review the Michigan State Police investigation into Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan.
The home of the eight-member VanderPlas Family was a total loss, which relative say left them with, “only the clothes on their back.”
60-year-old Viorel Pricop was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Detroit to 26 months in jail and ordered to repay nearly $502,000 in restitution.
A study done on the Silver Lake Corridor in Fenton has shown that several intersections need improvements on traffic signal timing and extending left turn lanes.
The Monday morning crash happened at M-36 and Pingree Road in Putnam Township.
The Lyon Township Board has approved funding toward both continued and new resource officer positions in South Lyon Community Schools.
Celebrations can be expected this 4th of July holiday period but local officials again urge safety when it comes to the discharging of consumer fireworks.
Demolition of a home in the City of Linden will pave the way for a parking lot.
Monday, July 2, 2018
LACASA Center, which currently operates at a facility on W. Grand River in Howell Township, recently bought land off of Tooley Road near the county’s EMS Center that officials say will serve as the location for an expanded facility that will serve their needs far into the future.
The 12,000 square foot facility, expected to cost $6.5 (m) million, will be built directly behind the current building and parking lot, and the old building will be demolished once operations are moved.
23-year-old Seth Blumberg is charged with assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse in the death of his girlfriend's infant child.
In addition to their reading program, the library is holding numerous events for every age throughout the summer.
Lynn Helland, the Judicial Tenure Commission’s Executive Director, tells WHMI that while he was not at liberty to say why the deadline had been extended, there was, “nothing unusual in this.”
The Hartland School district is in good company when it comes to budget woes, though that provides little comfort.
A group of teens are expected to face charges for causing damage to Milford’s Central Park.
That’s the highest Michigan travel volume around Independence Day since AAA began tracking 18 years ago.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Multiple departments assisted on the scene of a Friday morning fire in an industrial complex in Lyon Township.
Per tradition, the community will come together for Brighton’s 4th of July parade and activities.
The American Red Cross is looking for donations to fill their summer shortage.