Wednesday, May 23, 2018
South Lyon Police say the 20-year-old Detroit man was working as a flagger on a repaving project on Pontiac Trail, north of 11 Mile, when a semi-truck delivering asphalt backed over him at around 10:30am.
Operating Engineers Local 324 was granted site plan approval for a 17,500 foot addition on their 425 acre parcel off of Highland Road.
The program offers waivers of late fees to individuals upon payment of fines and costs in full, for a one-day period only, this Thursday from 8am to 4pm.
Come 2019, non-profits and other entities looking to host events in the City of Howell will need to start sharing in the cost for staff time and city services.
Artist and Fenton native Kevin Burdick has finished transforming the exterior wall of a downtown business with a unique mural.
Challenger Elementary School and St. Mary Catholic School were named Silver Award Winners in the Michigan School Wellness Award program.
Candidates are being encouraged to apply for a vacancy on the Hartland Board of Education following the resignation of longtime member Kevin Kaszyca.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Michigan Supreme Court “of its own volition” ordered that the case be removed from 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan’s docket and assigned to a different judge.
Brighton and Green Oak Township will discuss the future of the water service provider for the homes surrounding Fonda, Island, and Briggs Lake as the current deal is set to expire in 2020.
Tall Cop Says Stop is a program created by 6-foot-9-inch police officer Jermaine Galloway who is regarded as an expert in evolving drug and alcohol trends.
The Livingston County United Way is gearing up for the 17th annual Day of Caring in August.
They are 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.
Fenton Area Public Schools is reminding the community that threats, whether deemed credible or not, will be taken seriously after a weekend incident.
The budget was approved during Monday night’s meeting before a sparse audience and following a public hearing during which no one spoke.
Brighton City Council at its meeting last Thursday voted to release $12,500 in sponsorship funds for this year’s event and $1,648 in leftover funds from last year.
Monday, May 21, 2018
38-year-old Anthony Lollio asked that his father Marco Lollio, who served in the same U.S. Army battalion as his son 40 years prior, be recognized as well.
Emmalyn Wheaton is the Detroit Polo Club’s manager and says when people have an opportunity to actually experience polo, they end up falling in love with the sport.
33-year-old Candace Ann Streng is charged with False Pretenses of $20,000 or More, a 15 year felony, after falsely claiming to have cancer.
The free event will provide information to members of the community seeking relief from hernia-related symptoms and also feature robotically-trained St. Joe’s surgeons demonstrating the da Vinci™ Surgical System.
Cavanaugh was one of two sitting Livingston County judges that were named in the federal lawsuit.
Grant funding will help identify hazardous material sites and enhance response planning within Livingston County.
Dukes was referred to as "the face of Howell football" and a man who believes in community.
A two story mixed use building with office space for 4 and four condominium units was approved by the Planning Commission.
Susan Backhaus claims three City Council members who attended meetings of a private pro-Headlee override group at the Brighton Chamber of Commerce building owe the chamber $450.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Jump Island, a water park, is slated to on open May 25th at the Brighton State Recreation Area.
Board members stated that since district residents' taxes helped pay for the pool as part of the $88.5 million bond issue passed by voters in 2012, they should have the right to use the pool free of charge.
The Brighton City Council – for the second time – has approved a request for downtown redevelopment liquor licenses for two planned restaurants.
8th grader Grace Fyke (4th from left) took home honors for her essay, The Things I Don't Say.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The state suspended the liquor license of the gas station in New Hudson for selling alcohol to minors.
Gretchen Whitmer, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, was the keynote speaker of the Livingston County Democratic Party's 35th annual Winans Dinner.
25-year-old Thomas Blackledge of Green Oak Township will serve ten days in jail and 18 months of probation.
The city of Howell is adding a variation of signage promoting the city’s win as a 2018 Great American Main Street.
Citizens will the chance to share what's on their mind with city leaders.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Those traveling on westbound I-96 in the Brighton area near the Pleasant Valley Road bridge will encounter a freeway closure and detours tonight.
At least nine people were taken to a hospital when a hay wagon tipped and threw many of its passengers to the ground at Camp Dearborn in October of 2013.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is actively recruiting qualified candidates to fill its vacant CEO position after the retirement of Pat Convery.
Key Development Center announced that as of April 30th, Patricia Meyer is its new Executive Director. She replaces long-time Executive Director Anne King-Hudson, who founded the center in Brighton 17 years ago.
The Brighton City Council approved the $2.2 million construction contract for the North Second St. project at its meeting Thursday night.
Chris Smith is one of two Democratic nominees vying for the chance to run against Republican Mike Bishop for 8th Congressional District.
The Planning Commission recommends changes that will allow the township greater control when the Small Cell Tower Wireless Communications Act is passed.
Three local teenagers are facing charges after allegedly trying to rob two girls they had met up with during what police believe was a drug deal.
Andrew Arnett will serve seven to 15 years in prison and must register as a sex offender, as well as electronic monitoring for the rest of his life.
The Huron River in Hamburg Township is cresting and will slowly recede through the weekend.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Kerry Bentivolio is running for the 11th District seat he lost in 2014 and is now suing one of his opponents for allegedly slandering his military record.
Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network stresses the importance of knowing who's funding political candidates and elected officials, and the influence their donations can have.
Legislation sponsored by Hank Vaupel, a longtime veterinarian, that would establish new pet store standards has cleared committee.
A suspicious incident while a student was waiting for the bus turned out to be a false alarm.
Daniel Delavergne turned himself into authorities after an investigation and search of his home in Fowlerville netted multiple electronic devices and evidence.
Village President Linda Lavey told Township Supervisor Dennis Brennan that she was disappointed and that he “screwed up” the process.
Three current and former police officers are facing local charges alleging they falsified state documents for inspections intended to detect stolen vehicles and parts.
The poppy is worn in remembrance of veterans who sacrificed their lives and in support of the future of veterans, active-duty military, and their families.
The bill, called the Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018, was co-sponsored by New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrel.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The deal was announced today by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting victims with his hands under the guise of treatment.
A dry stretch of weather is expected to allow the Huron River in Hamburg Township to slowly recede but continued flooding is occurring.
A number of fire departments will come together for training exercises at the old Highland House restaurant this week and the public is advised to use caution if traveling in the area.
Warren Carah, will tell the amazing story of his father, WWII Airman John Carah. After his B-17 was shot down over France in 1943, he parachuted to safety, was rescued by the French Underground, and made his way to safety in Switzerland, where he worked for the precursor to the CIA.
The event focused on the different types of scams currently circulating, the serious impact they can have on a person’s finances and what seniors can do to protect themselves.
The river,which has been steadily rising since Friday morning, is predicted to reach 7.6 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Flood stage is 6.5 feet, which was reached and exceeded on Sunday.
Major traffic issues could result from the construction project slated to get underway Thursday in Genoa and Oceola Townships.
Brighton High School has the distinction of being in the top 3 per cent of high schools in Michigan and the top 3-and-a-half per cent in the nation, according to a respected publication.
Through partnerships with Livingston County DPW and Genesee County, Hartland Township and Tyrone Township use the LRSS to send their waste north to a station in Linden.
Students in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Howell High School’s FIRST Robotics Team were honored, along with High School Principal Jason Schrock.
Dexter Townhall Road will be closed between North Territorial Road and Cedar Drive in Dexter Township
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
It’s likely that voters will be going to the polls to vote on a bond issue in the Brighton Area School District, possibly as soon as November.
An informational meeting is approaching for residents, businesses and commuters that utilize Baker Road intersections in Dexter.
Craig Mauger, Executive Director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network, will speak at the event, "Following the Money in Michigan Politics"
Livingston County petitioned the rezoning of Fillmore County Park as plans are developing to bring a 5k trail and multi-purpose field to the area.
After a lengthy process to become certified through the statewide program, village officials were presented with the award from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Monday.
Planning is underway for long term capital needs within the Howell Public Schools district and voters could be asked to approve a sinking fund request in November.
A suspicious incident while a student was waiting for the bus prompted Fenton Area Public Schools to send out a communication Monday.
In honor of National Police Week and amid a shortage, a local blood drive is planned Friday.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The candidate appointed to the position will serve a term from the date of appointment through November.
Owners of the Pardiac Shell Station will have to wait longer to hopefully add 600 feet of cooler space.
Under the revised ordinance, small winemakers, distillers and hard cider producers would be allowed in certain districts of the municipality.
Local outpatient physician Michael James will speak on managing work-related stress and reducing the risk of violence in the workplace.
Former Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anuzis issued a release and video clip of comments made by Senator John McCain at a December, 2014 confirmation hearing for Slotkin in which he says she is “totally unqualified.”
Various events and exhibits are planned as the Howell Area Historical Society celebrates its 50th anniversary and works to engage the community.
The presentation will focus on local and national scams/frauds targeting senior citizens and what to look for so you or a loved one doesn't fall victim to fraud.
Two permits are needed in order for Spicer's to move forward with interior work at its farm market building and retroactive approval for its wine tasting room.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Engineering and design work is underway for the City of Howell’s 2018 Road Program.
Parks and Recreation opportunities will be the topic at the County Planning Department's next Brown Bag Lunch.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Four seniors from Livingston County were recipients of the award that recognizes exemplary leadership, citizenship, and academic excellence throughout a student's high school career.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the update comes after a 10-year mineral lease was recently signed with Spring Mill Reclamation LLC.
The case was filed against Patrick Conely on behalf of Superior Sanitation by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for numerous violations.
A new mural at Howell High School will serve as a way to honor the school’s alumni who have served in the armed forces.
Construction continues in the Village of Milford.
Monica Copeland says she has grown concerned over the public’s lack of faith in the legal system.
Friday, May 11, 2018
The Village will be recognized next week as a "Redevelopment Ready Community", having achieved certification under the statewide program.
A Fenton Township man has been bound over for trial on charges he sexually assaulted a child.
The 53rd District Court announced the amnesty program for those who are delinquent on payments to the court. The program offers waivers of late fees to individuals upon payment of fines and costs in full, for a one-day period only.
15 trucks serving a diverse array of food will be serving attendees on May 19th.
Candice Dunn was killed last year in Oceola Township in a car crash while on her way home from a banquet where she received the MDOC’s 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year award.
The Brighton High School Concert Choir is one of just two in the state that will perform at a Gala Concert tonight, which is considered by many to be the state championship of choir.
The recent quarterly report details economic activity, successes and progress in Livingston County.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Students convicted of criminal sexual conduct against other pupils in the same district will face permanent expulsion, regardless of whether the crime took place on school property or not.
Criminal charges are possible against a student who allegedly made a verbal threat against Fenton High School late Wednesday afternoon. The threat was deemed not credible.
Comedian Mark Lundholm will host the 3 Annual Unite to Face Addiction Michigan Rally on Thursday, May 17th.
The Planning Commission reviewed a proposed amendment to the ordinance which would require roads to be built to split properties.
The community is invited to watch artist and Fenton native Kevin Burdick transform the exterior of the restaurant building next week.
State Police made the arrest after being notified of the suspect's vehicle by Lansing Police.
"A Woman's Place is in the (State) House" featured a panel comprised of women running for seats in Michigan's House of Representatives.
For the second time in less than a year, a vegan food truck in South Lyon has been a target for crime.
Livingston County’s event will take place on Monday from 10am to 2pm at the Livingston Service Center on Packard Drive in Howell.
The municipality has adopted changes in order to permit and better regulate campgrounds in Residential-Agricultural zoned districts.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The 8th District Republican this week sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue seeking information about what he called, “secretive and problematic experiments" on cats and kittens being performed at a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory.
Police say 23-year-old Seth Blumberg tried to kill his girlfriend’s infant son so he could spend more time with her.
The Milford Planning Commission listened to residents who largely felt insulted and stigmatized by ordinance language.
Howell Public Schools Fire Academy students participated in a live burn training event in Hamburg Township, Tuesday.
Lawmakers, including Republican State Representative Lana Theis of Brighton Township, raised concerns about statute of limitation bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.
Following Tuesday’s announcement by President Trump that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, it came as no surprise that the two people expected to square off for the 8th District Congressional seat had differing opinions.
Fowlerville Superintendent Wayne Roedel says there was tremendous support from the community and the bond issue passed by a 2-1 margin.
A suspicious package that turned out to be a pressure cooker full of beef stew brought out the bomb squad to Green Oak Township Tuesday.
The Livingston County Health Department is encouraging all women to try and break their habit so that they may live longer, healthier lives.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The concrete base has been poured for a water tower at Nine Mile and Griswold Roads, while construction of the Woodwind Plant is slated to begin soon.
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program will give the Livingston Essential Transportation Service more than $424,000 in federal funds, with a 20% state match for a total of $530,136.
A residential paving program continues this week in the Village of Milford.
The Howell City Council met Monday night and voted against implementing an annual public safety special assessment. A Headlee Override is expected to be pursued instead.
The trailer that was stolen from 6175 Argentine Road has been recovered in Gaines, MI, however over $20,000 worth of equipment inside is still missing.
On Monday, 67th District Court Judge David Guin ruled there was probable cause to send 17-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl to trial in Genesee County Circuit Court on second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
The City of Fenton is considering aiding The City of Escanaba with their legal battle over a big box retailer.
The $17.5 million bond would be used for a variety of infrastructure improvements throughout the district, though voters won’t see an increase in their taxes if it passes.
Monday, May 7, 2018
Dave Domas withdrew his petition seeking to run in the August 7th primary. Domas has served on the county board since 2005. Before that, he held this same position from 1993 - 2002.
If approved by council, the more than $861,000 it would generate annually would then allow funds from the city’s General Fund to be used instead on making what city officials say are necessary infrastructure repairs.
Volunteers are being sought to help finish creating a short new section of the trail at Island Lake State Recreation Area.
Fire hydrant flushing will get underway in the City of Brighton starting Tuesday.
The fair will take place during the Brighton Farmers Market Flower Day Festival this Saturday, May 12th.
"Family Adventures in Entrepreneurship" is the topic of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Good Morning Livingston program.
The accident happened just before 5pm Saturday on M-59 at Byron Road.
Some 30 volunteers used hoes, rakes and other basic garden tools Saturday to remove the dry leaves, branches, twigs, litter and other debris that had accumulated over the winter months.
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution for consulting services for the study, which will ultimately result in a new Transit Master Plan.
The MDNR says the launch ramp will temporarily re-open Wednesday through Sunday.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome at the event, which will be held Saturday from 9am to noon.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
According to Fowlerville Police Chief John Tyler, the incident involved an off-duty Flint officer at about 12:40pm as he stood on the gym floor.
The Brighton City Council has approved a liquor license transfer for the company that plans to convert the vacant Border Cantina restaurant into a contemporary country music venue with live entertainment, a restaurant and lounge.
Brighton's 2018-19 fiscal year general fund budget, which was adopted at Thursday night's City Council meeting, totals slightly over $9 million.
Navigate 14 unique challenges while trekking all over the Mt. Brighton area in the Brighton Rotary Club's Top of the Mountain Dash or Crash.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Howell High School’s Senior Survivor raised $88,127, which will be split between the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and LACASA.
Testimony was heard during a preliminary exam for 23-year-old Seth Blumberg, who is charged with assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse.
A Milford-based non-profit that gives hope to cancer patients facing financial difficulties as a result of their diagnosis is looking for community support in a fundraising campaign.
Bike to School Day is set for Wednesday, May 9th. The annual event, in which more than 150 schools across Michigan participate, is part of a larger national movement for year-round safe routes to school.
Brighton City Manager Nate Geinzer has received high marks in his second annual evaluation.
Friday, May 4, 2018
Charges have been authorized against a Fowlerville man who was shot and wounded by a police officer during an incident last weekend that also injured a state trooper.
High winds caused a tree to fall on a U.S. postal worker in South Lyon today.
Governor Service Award winner Wendy Jo Morrison is the only person in the country certified in Biodynamic Breath and Trauma Release.
Officially striking out language that prohibited growing in detached accessory buildings was the key change.
Army Major Pete Hegseth, co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend, will serve as the keynote speaker during the 2018 Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, May 24th at the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Genoa Township.
Initially, the Headlee override request had no expiration date, meaning if passed, it could continue in perpetuity.
The 16th Annual Livingston County Association of Realtors food drive is set this Saturday.
The two-day event in Howell will bring over 2,600 high school students from across the state to learn about skilled trade opportunities.
Sgt. Jeff Soli's position as liaison officer is funded through a cost-sharing agreement between the district, Handy, Conway and Iosco Township, and the Village of Fowlerville.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
12-year-old Emma Roberts attends Maltby Intermediate School in Brighton. After she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, friends and family mobilized to raise her spirits and raise funds to help her in her battle.
A meeting was held Wednesday in Brighton to explain the Headlee override issue which will be on the August primary election ballot.
A series of events will give residents a chance to dispose of chemicals, electronics, tires, and more.
There’s no surer sign of spring than the opening of area farmers markets.
Plans are afoot to convert a former Southwest style restaurant and bar in Brighton that has been closed for several months into a live country music venue, complete with restaurant and lounge.
Plans are underway to add the track to test driver-less vehicles to the FT Techno of America facility at the Fowlerville Proving Grounds.
Pinckney Village Council President Linda Lavey was named the Trustee/Friend winner for her support of the local library over the years.
Applications are being sought from residents interested in serving on the Pinckney Community Schools Board of Education.
"Bids, Bites, Beats, and Books" is the theme for this year's fundraiser scheduled for May 19th.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Michigan House passed a resolution Tuesday from State Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township.
The five-year plan outlines future objectives and goals for the area.
Patrick Gizinski is said to have thrown furniture at Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies as they tried to enter his home to serve a search warrant.
Huron Valley Schools is seeking community input as it embarks on a search for the district’s next schools chief.
The community is invited out to spend some time getting to know officers over a cup of coffee.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a final appeal filed by the local religious school in its lawsuit against Genoa Township.
Wendy Jo Morrison was named Volunteer Of The Year. She's a survivor who has dedicated her life to helping victims become fellow survivors.
The study will assess the impact of green burials on water and soil conditions for residents neighboring a proposed cemetery in the township.
A complex plan to deal with emergencies and disasters in Livingston County is going through the final approval process.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Brighton Fire Chief Mike O’Brian says the fire began around 9am when the trucks brakes caught fire and spread into the cab.
Officials say conditions over the next few days will actually be right for grass and field fires to spread more quickly and advise residents to check with their local departments if a burn ban is in effect.
The Livingston County Road Commission says that Latson Road between Golf Club Road and McGunn Road will be shut down to through traffic starting at 6am on Saturday, May 5th.
Pooling the position is expected to spread the work over more people, increase efficiency, keep the cost low and provide the service level required to maintain adequate coverage.
The event, which will have speakers from across different agencies, will bring the attention towards the opioid crisis that Livingston County it experiencing.
A joint-discussion was held on Monday night regarding the possible rezoning of South Latson Road in Genoa Township
Democrat Elissa Slotkin led a Small Business Canvass in downtown Brighton, asking community members’ what they feel are the pressing issues facing the region.
Livingston County residents are being urged to restrict outdoor burning due to windy, dry conditions.
Howell High School will hold its second annual Decision Day celebration this morning.