Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The lawsuit alleges Brennan abused her authority by having employees under her supervision perform personal tasks during working hours that were paid for with taxpayer funds.
The 58th annual Howell Melon Festival will take place Friday through Saturday, with family friendly activities, entertainment, food, and of course, Howell melons.
The creation of a Public Defender Administrator would help comply with new state standards from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.
The Brighton Area Schools Monday night voted unanimously to hire a new assistant for instructional services. Elizabeth Mosher replaces Laura Surrey, who left the district after serving 17 years in various capacities.
Amy Marchant says she received a private Facebook message two months ago from a church leader at The Naz that claimed she was making people feel uncomfortable while she nursed inside.
The action followed a nine-hour closed session of the township board to discuss the ongoing issue, which is the subject of a lawsuit alleging Chief Ryan Volz not only failed to stop the sexual harassment of a female firefighter, but also participated.
An agreement was negotiated this past January, which requires the township to pay $1.5 million from the general fund to a sewer settlement fund for a payout to the plaintiffs.
"Lucky’s Skill Games" will be located on the northwest corner at the intersection of Grand River and North National Street, near Rite Aid, the Mobil gas station and Scratch Sweet Shop.
The Brighton Board of Education is getting ready for the fall school term with the hiring of new teaching staff, giving the district a total of 318 teachers.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Compass Creations provides the brain injured and broad-spectrum disabled community with scholarships for fun outings and needed social interaction.
Creating a Fiscal Services Department, adding an administrative aide, and eliminating the purchasing agent position is expected to save the county $13,400.
Mitchel’s Hope is hosting and sponsoring its 4th annual International Overdose Awareness event and vigil on Friday, August 31st at the Fowlerville UB Church from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
The Board of Trustees expects to have a new director in place around Labor Day.
Karen Lockwood allegedly threatened “shooting up the school" where members of the family were students and burning the family's house down.
Nearly 10,000 high school students from Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw,and Wayne counties are expected to attend.
Registration is still open for the forum that aims to bring awareness to how addiction and overdoses affect the entire community.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
The victim went underwater while swimming with friends and failed to resurface.
Some Brighton residents say the city just needs to "tighten its bootstraps" to come up with the money to fix city streets. But is it that simple?
A major construction project in Brighton is ongoing, with Second St. to be closed to all but local traffic until November.
The grant will be utilized in Oakland and Livingston counties to help low income, elderly, and residents with disabilities in the two counties with becoming more self-sufficient and to improve their quality of life.
"Bowling for Hope" will benefit Five Points of Hope and their mission to offer assistance and hope to cancer patients.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
The 35-year-old Howell man is hospitalized with life threatening injuries.
Laboratory testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the flu viruses found in fair pigs with swine flu and the ill persons are the same strain.
Following various issues and complaints, Genoa Township will be switching refuse providers.
Demolition of an unsafe structure is proceeding in the City of Howell.
Friday, August 10, 2018
The Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke 5.5K and Family Hero 1/4 Mile Fun Run take place Saturday morning at Hartland High School.
A number of measures are being implemented at Livingston County’s recycling facility as the result of larger changes that bring the future of recycling into questioning.
Bishop campaign spokesman Stu Sandler said they “already decided to donate this contribution to a local charity based on the recent circumstances”
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office's Explorer's Program gives interested youths year-round first hand experience and learning.
The Iron Chef Culinary and Mixology Competition support Gleaners Shared Harvest Pantry in Genoa Township and their mission to ensure food security in the community.
The Headlee override issue in the city of Brighton, which only lost by 128 votes in Tuesday's primary, will not be presented to the voters a second time in November.
A judge has granted a request to allow a Linden man a support dog during his upcoming trial on charges connected to allegations that he inappropriately touched children at a daycare operated by his wife.
Two young boys will donate a portion of proceeds from their annual lemonade stand to Proving Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream and firefighters who helped stop the spread of a fire there Monday.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
A Headlee Override ballot proposal will greet voters in the City of Howell this November.
Police are investigating numerous reports of mailboxes being smashed in a Wixom subdivision.
Michigan Works! Southeast is holding a launch event on Tuesday for their Connected and Automated Vehicle Workforce Training Guide.
A well-known member of the Brighton Area Fire Authority who has “seen it all” is retiring.
Permits have been approved for the South Hill well field, and construction on the Woodwind Treatment Plant will begin this week.
17-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
The Milford coffee shop is working to assess damage and get things cleaned up following a small fire.
Local authorities are seeking assistance as part of an ongoing investigation into a series of golf cart thefts.
The event will take place beginning at 10am Saturday, August 18th, on Grand River, in downtown Howell.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Of the county’s 146,507 registered voters, 49,756 cast ballots on Tuesday, equating to a 33.96% turnout.
The judgeship was the largest contested county-wide race, with sitting Judge L. Suzanne Geddis and candidate Dennis Brewer coming out ahead in Tuesday’s primary election for the seat that carries an 8-year term.
21-year old Kamil Gillette of Detroit was charged with carjacking and receiving and concealing stolen goods for the March 14th incident in the parking lot of the Prospect Hill shopping plaza.
19-year-old Kenneth Helbig of River Rouge pleaded guilty Tuesday to 21 felony counts including breaking and entering, malicious destruction of property and obstructing and resisting a police officer.
Vet Fest 2018 is a free, family-oriented event that will take place from noon to 6pm this Saturday, August 11th at Mt. Brighton.
Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer - both veteran officeholders - easily bested their opponents in Tuesday's primary to set up their head-to-head race to succeed term-limited Republican Rick Snyder.
Lucy Diebolt was an active member of the LACASA Board, volunteer, and friend of women and children who were victims of domestic abuse.
A photo of a rattlesnake spotted on a popular trail in the Dexter area is making the rounds on social media.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
A man has been arraigned on charges in connection with a deadly, wrong-way crash.
Officials remind voters that they cannot split their ticket in a primary, and can only vote in the Republican, Democratic or Libertarian sections of the partisan portion of the ballot, otherwise they will invalidate their votes on that section.
Former 44th Circuit Court Judge Daniel Burress contends the decision to send a request for a grand jury to investigate Theresa Brennan to an out-of-county jurist is "judge shopping at the highest level"
Michigan State Police are hosting a collection event to help ensure local students have a successful start to another school year.
A charter amendment and a road millage proposal will be on the ballot for Fenton's elections in November.
The state has identified 83 sites in Livingston County where sampling will occur to detect any contamination by the group of man-made chemicals.
More details about a crash involving a van and a motorcycle in Handy Township that left two people dead are being released.
The board voted to initiate the lawsuit regarding required improvements at the intersection of Lawson Drive and Grand River.
Monday, August 6, 2018
The public is now able to view progress on the Wixom Road bridge replacement project through the new workzone camera, which provides a real-time view of the project.
The search for a new South Lyon city manager has been narrowed down to three finalists.
The Livingston County Health Department supports the benefits that breastfeeding provides mother and child.
Supervisor Bill Bamber suggested the best option for getting all 3 of Pleasant Ridge, Eads, and Gasser fixed might be a special assessment district.
Speed and alcohol use appear to be a factor. The driver was not wearing a seat belt.
A comprehensive planning project is underway to develop the Livingston County Transit Master Plan.
Changes will be made to the bylaws for Green Oak’s Planning Commission, after officials noted their meetings have not been in compliance with the governing procedure of Roberts Rules.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is reminding voters to take time and make their voices heard Tuesday.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
The emergency "Do Not Eat" advisory issued Saturday applies to all fish from the Huron River from Milford in Oakland County to Base Line and Portage Lakes at the Livingston and Washtenaw county border.
The Brighton Police Chief says candidates need to to follow the law when it comes to campaign signs and not to deface or steal them.
Brighton's 150th Anniversary celebration last year proved to be a huge success, with large crowds, and the sponsoring 150th Committee, ending solidly in the black.
“Free Dental Day” will be held Saturday, September 8th, from 8am to 1pm, and offers services including cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
The couple involved in a fatal motorcycle crash Wednesday in Howell Township has been identified.
23-year-old Lamika James fled from police after attempting to steal from the Kohl's store in Brighton, then lied about her age to authorities, claiming she was 16-years-old.
A new closure is planned Monday as part of the Second Street Reconstruction project in the City of Brighton.
Schuette's visit in Brighton Friday came as his main rival, Lt. Governor Brian Calley, alleged Schuette was covering up his improper use of taxpayer resources.
Large apartment complexes could come about on one street in Brighton as a result of action by the City Council Thursday night.
Friday, August 3, 2018
State and local health officials say exposure to swine at the Fowlerville Family Fair has led to two confirmed cases of Influenza A in Michigan residents.
Township officials stated they need more time to investigate the lawsuit.
Lynn Rosen says that the tax burden the override will place on many area residents would be unreasonable and that two of her potential home sales have fallen through when buyers learn about the tax rate they would be paying if the measure passes.
The suspect, who was abrasive with police, claimed to be protecting his wife from another man.
27-year-old Vincent Albert Gentilozzi of Williamston and 34-year-old Jon McClain Martin of Stockbridge entered a no contest plea to a single count of felonious assault.
The Pleasant Valley Road bridge in Brighton Township is back open to the public – well ahead of the anticipated re-opening in November.
Rob Cortis says he wants to make improvements and give the building a facelift so he can re-open as a nice family, community dining restaurant with banquets, special events, dancing and entertainment.
A couple running a fake RV Rental business were arrested near Sugar Island, off of the north eastern coast of the Upper Peninsula.
City Clerk Tara Brown tells WHMI that city hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for the convenience of voters.
Judy Daubenmier, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party, says Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy’s use of a county patrol car in an ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette violates Michigan campaign finance law.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to westbound I-96 and Highland Road at approximately 3:40pm on the report of an accident involving a motorcycle.
A couple has formed a ballot proposal committee to support a Headlee Override request on the ballot in the City of Brighton during Tuesday’s Primary Election.
The search was conducted in mid-July at the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle's luxury home on Noble Road, south of I-96. State police say money was in $2,000 bundles secured with cash bands that said, "For Deposit Only-St. Martha Parish."
Local clerks say a significant number of voters who have requested an absentee ballot have not received them due to mailing problems with the distribution center in Pontiac.
Anne Burns, the former head of Livingston County Animal Control, was suspended from a similar position and has now elected to retire.
Elissa Slotkin and Chris Smith are candidates for the Democratic nomination to run for 8th District U.S. Congress.
The August 28th trial date for the lawsuit filed by Tracey Sahouri against the district has been adjourned.
Robert McKee reportedly came toward police officers responding to a report of a suicidal subject with a knife, prompting one officer to shoot him, which led to the other officer being injured.
This is the eighth year the fundraiser is returning to Livingston County to benefit Love INC.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Library officials say they have already issued three times as many library cards compared to this time last year and have patrons visiting two to three times more often.
They were selected out of 43 people that applied for the position to replace Lynne Ladner, who resigned in March for medical reasons.
Recent estimates say that U.S. retail sales of pot will reach $20 billion by 2022 and with that kind of money on the table, investors are increasingly asking if they should be taking advantage.
An amended complaint has been filed in a lawsuit against General Motors alleging lengthy contamination from the Milford Proving Grounds.
Elissa Slotkin is vying for the Democratic nomination for 8th District Congressional seat that will be decided August 7th. On Tuesday, the Holly native rolled out three ideas for campaign finance reformation.
Among the local properties up for bid is the former Crest Motel on W. Grand River in Howell Township, a two-story house with in-ground pool in Oceola Township and a house on 8 acres in Green Oak Township.
Oxford offers a variety of different therapies and programs around autism, stroke recovery, athletic injuries, and concussion and brain injuries.
Darren McCarty will host the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Foundation 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic at Kensington Metropark, September 14.