Wednesday, December 12, 2018
On Tuesday, the State Senate Agriculture Committee approved a pair of House bills proposed by Handy Township Republican Hank Vaupel that critics contend would diminish local control over pet shops and ultimately be harmful to puppies.
Former 44th Circuit Court Judge Daniel Burress has filed a motion for reconsideration, stating that the court's response in denying the original motion is "factually incorrect"
Organizers of the popular pond hockey tournament have pulled their application following a dispute with officials over safety measures that have left the upcoming event in jeopardy.
The package was stolen around 1pm on Monday from a home on Maple Street near Jewett.
A South Lyon teacher is putting a positive spin on the start of each school day by greeting her students with personalized handshakes.
Council met Monday night and members Carl Richards and Mary Parisien were sitting less than 20 feet from each other. That's despite a PPO against Richards that Parisien said was granted November 26th.
The Brighton Township Planning Commission voted 4-2 to deny two special land use requests made by Verizon which would have put new cell phone towers at the General Motors Proving Grounds.
19-year-old Bradley Nowak of Gregory is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl while they were both visiting the residence of a mutual friend.
The township's Planning Commission intends to discuss how opting out will affect the Zoning Ordinance and whether facilities should be permitted in one zoning district or fully excluded.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Heavenly Acres pet cemetery in Genoa Township closed after its lease expired Sept. 30. A township official has said there could be up to 74,000 animal remains buried there.
The approximately $50,000 grant must be used for medical marijuana education, communication and outreach programs, though further specifics have not yet been determined by department heads.
There are two more weeks of opportunities to ring bells through 4pm on Christmas Eve at locations across Livingston County.
Cindy Blackmar has been selected as the 2018-2019 Service Person of the Year, while Laura Williams has been named the 2018-2019 Support Person of the Year.
The Board of Commissioners' Personnel Committee interviewed five candidates Monday for two opening on the veterans committee, which had been the subject of a criminal investigation which concluded with no charges being filed.
The credit union located at 8661 W. Grand River Ave was robbed around 2pm Monday. The suspect remains at large.
On a split vote, the Brighton Board of Education Monday night approved what items are to go on next year’s $53 million school bond issue.
The county has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for their 2018 Operating Budget Document.
Monday, December 10, 2018
The Planning Commission has been asked by the Board of Trustees to make a recommendation on opting in or out of recreational marijuana facilities.
With walking and biking on the rise, SEMCOG seeks survey input on traffic safety from residents.
In November, LOC Federal Credit Union was named the 2nd place winner of the Desjardins Award by the Credit Union National Association for its asset category.
Erika Farley of Fowlerville is the former treasurer for State Sen. Dave Robertson, the lead sponsor of bills the Senate passed last week that strip responsibility for campaign finance enforcement from incoming Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.
All donations made to the Livingston County United Way today will be matched up to the total funds available, thanks to generous local sponsors.
However, state officials say at just 0.16 acres in size, the lot likely is not large enough to meet building regulations.
The three member board will determine if Council Member Carl Richards is in violation of the city's ethics ordinance in regards to conduct against fellow Council Member Mary Parisien.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
The district's goal was to collect 30,000 cans to support Gleaners Food Bank and Hutchings Elementary School alone had collected over 10,000 food items going into the last day of the drive.
New holiday lights now adorn the trees an d shrubbery at Brighton's Mill Pond Park..
North Second St. in Brighton is now open to traffic, although the paving portion of the reconstruction project won't be completed until next spring.
42nd District State Representative-elect Ann Bollin has been tapped by GOP House Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield to serve on the Policy Action Plan Committee.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
The Brighton City Council Thursday night unanimously approved the site plan for a $40 million, 199-unit luxury apartment complex on the banks of the Mill Pond.
Money raised for supporting Livingston County United Way programs will be matched by generous donors and sponsors on Matching Money Monday.
The customer walk-in office located at 7936 East M-36 will close effective December 28th.
A 19 year old is facing a vandalism charge after driving around a group of boys who were destroying mailboxes.
Lake Trust Credit Union donated $2,500 worth of pajamas to Jamar’s Jammies.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Because Judge Geddis' resignation is effective Dec. 15th, Gov. Snyder will choose her replacement instead of Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer doing so.
The family is asking for the community's help by voting for their invention once a day until online voting ends January 6th.
Meghan Reckling was elected as the party’s new chairperson, while Joseph Riker was elected Vice Chair, Daniel Schifko was elected treasurer and Kathy Jacksey will serve as secretary.
Donations made to the Salvation Army of Livingston County’s red kettles will be doubled this Saturday, thanks to two generous donors.
The program will deliver 20,000 presents to nearly 6,800 foster kids across the state.
Randy Longthorne of Handy Twp. was charged under Michigan's "super drunk law" after he allegedly crashed into a utility pole at an intersection on Grand River near Owosso Road, causing power outages.
Brighton officials have postponed action on a proposed civic events and facilities fee schedule for 2019 in light of objections from local civic and business leaders.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
No criminal charges are being pursued against the head of the Livingston County Veterans Services Committee following an investigation into a disputed donation.
Hamburg Township singer-songwriter Angela Predhomme sings “Christmas Time with You,” featured in the opening scenes of the film, “Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane” which is airing this month on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.
27-year-old Allyson Moran was sentenced Wednesday in Ingham County District Court to 25 months to 15 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Roy and Linda Seifried of DART have been recognized by the Michigan Emergency Management Association for their efforts in supporting first responders.
Nationally renowned comedian Mark Lundholm will perform Saturday, December 8th at Shalom Lutheran Church in Pinckney to help raise funds for various recovery based initiatives in the area.
The township joins several other communities in Livingston County that have done the same, including the City of Howell, Putnam Township, and the Village of Pinckney.
20-year-old Zachary Lally is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl who worked at a concession stand at the Oak Pointe Country Club Golf Course in Genoa Township.
Christmases of the past will make their way to the present during an old-fashioned holiday event this weekend hosted by the Brighton Area Historical Society.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Joe Hune of Fowlerville, Lana Theis of Brighton Township and Hank Vaupel of Handy Township joined fellow Republicans to push through the unprecedented lame-duck legislation that was fast-tracked and drew protesters to the Capitol.
Though heavy metals and traces of ammonia were detected in samples taken from the property owned by Green Oak Township, Supervisor Mark St. Charles says there's "no green, glowing frogs".
Huron Valley Schools is inviting manufacturers and business owners to a Friday meeting to learn about the new initiative aimed at closing the skills gap and providing career opportunities.
29-year-old Sasha Ross (left), a 2007 Fenton High School graduate, was critically injured November 20th when she was shot by her estranged husband, Donavan Gibson, after he forced his way into the home she shared with her boyfriend, Devan Bouge (left), who was fatally shot.
More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents was held by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Tuesday night, in Howell.
Officials at the local Corps say they never had 100% volunteers and have paid bell ringers to fill in those open shifts but this year was different.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
City Council met Monday night and approved an ordinance to prohibit all marijuana related businesses. However, it can be repealed at any time and the City could embrace marijuana businesses if the state establishes implementation rules.
A man found dead near an elementary school in the Village of Milford is suspected to have died from a drug overdose.
Ann Bollin officially turned in her resignation Monday night as Brighton Township Clerk, following her election in November as a Representative for the 42nd State House District.
To help Michiganders avoid becoming a scam victim this holiday season, AARP Michigan is offering some tips to keep in mind whether you are shopping online or in person.
Among some of the concerning GOP-sponsored legislation is a bill that would limit local tree-cutting regulations.
A vacant gas station that has become an eyesore in the City of Howell could be demolished if the owner doesn’t start taking some action.
Emma Roberts, a Maltby Intermediate School student, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in April and has been undergoing treatment since at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
The network works to provide emergency, overnight refuge during the winter months for individuals affected by homelessness.
The Livingston Educational Service Agency's annual Education Project Snack Pack Drive runs through this Friday, December 7.
Monday, December 3, 2018
An investigation is underway after a body was found near a Milford elementary school Sunday morning.
Stephanie Harris of Howell is involved with the program and has a very personal connection to the topic. She and her husband lost their son Ethan to suicide last year. Speaking Sunday on WHMI's Viewpoint, Harris said it threw them into “a pit of heart-hurt like no other.”
Participants in the Consumers Energy program will also qualify for energy-saving tools, including free in-home energy efficiency upgrades.
18-year-old Kody Brewer was ordered last week to wear an electronic tether for 90 days after again violating the terms of his probation.
The survey comes in response to an effort by Board Trustee John Conely to initiate a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program for high school students interested in a possible military career.
It can be difficult to bring up the subject of driving with an older loved one but officials say it’s an important topic that needs to be addressed and resources are being made available for older drivers, aging drivers and their families.
18-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
Livingston County Catholic Charities received second-year grant funding to help with their Be Our Guest Adult Day, Volunteer Caregiver, and Resource Advocacy programs.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
The open house and blessing ceremony will be held Monday from 10am to 12pm at 909 North Street in Howell as a way to celebrate the new home for Becky Gremore.
The GoFundMe campaign aims to grant the Christmas wishes of young students at a school in Washtenaw County that has a student base where at least 40% come from low-income families.
The Bulldog Chamber Orchestra - an after-school program for budding Brighton Area Schools student musicians - is now starting to perform at various locations.
Some Hilton School parents in Brighton say a kindergarten student displays frequent violent behavior and needs help.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
A local man who crashed into a utility pole at an intersection causing power outages has been charged under Michigan’s “super drunk” law.
The annual event will again give area residents a chance to maximize their holiday giving.
Full freeways ramp closures are scheduled this weekend in Genoa Township at the I-96/Latson Road interchange.
Country Elementary Principal Les Sharon called K-3 the "linchpin" of education.
The care packages include toiletries like deodorants, toothbrushes, and razors.