Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A loaded gun was found in a portable bathroom at a soccer field this past weekend.
The public is being advised about training exercises taking place in Brighton tonight.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel's bill expands the criteria for individuals needing assisted outpatient treatment if they pose a significant threat of physical harm to themselves or others.
Members of a county-led opioid abuse advisory committee recently weighed in on the status and focus of their efforts, as well as their position related to a federal lawsuit.
By placing first, the team earned the opportunity to compete for Team Michigan at the 2018 Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee May 23rd through the 26th.
Council is considering implementing a public safety special assessment that would be district wide and encompass all real property in the City.
The state is continuing testing for elevated levels of Trichloroethylene, or TCE, that were identified years ago in the groundwater.
Brighton Area School District voters may go to the polls to cast their ballots on a bond issue this November.
Democrat Kristina Drake says she is running for the District 8 seat on the board a second time because she still believes it deserves a more active and progressive representation on the county board.
Gus Ventrone was honored for his kindness to and support of the children and staff of Navigator Upper Elementary School, as well as families in the community.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Leaders from the Livingston County area manufacturing community were in Howell today for a Business Influencers Roundtable on the impact of recent tax reform legislation.
The city of Brighton will embark on a project this year to stabilize the shoreline of the Mill Pond in front of city hall.
Funds raised at the sold-out event will benefit the enhancement of surgical services at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell and the St. Joe Mercy Brighton Health Center.
Grants to the community arts groups in support of the New Leaders Retention and Engagement program were approved at Friday’s Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs meeting, held at the Flint Institute of Music
A petition drive to make voting more fair and accessible will be discussed during the Livingston County Democratic Party’s next meeting.
Livingston County has a vibrant robotics culture and the number of local teams headed to the world championships this week in Detroit demonstrates that talent.
The projected cost of the project is $2.2 million to reconstruct the street and make other infrastructure improvements.
The Huron River Revivalists are an after-school group from Pinckney Community High School that specializes in playing music from Celtic, Canadian, and American Bluegrass traditions.
The Home is the Key is one of the bigger events Habitat for Humanity hosts. The organization helps build affordable housing in Livingston County, and says 100% of the donations from Saturday’s event at Cleary University will go towards their building fund.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
A local lawmaker is among award winners for providing opportunities for Michigan residents to have healthier lives and communities.
The township is among five partnering municipalities that provide financial assistance to the Senior Center to support its various services, activities and programs.
The Brighton City Police Department is taking part in a cool program for kids this summer.
The Brighton Area Historical Society is holding a fundraiser next weekend at the City of Brighton Arts, Culture and History Center – better known as the CoBACH Center, at West Main and St. Paul streets
Saturday, April 21, 2018
A local judge has ordered an elderly woman’s pet returned, which has been held as evidence in connection with an alleged animal cruelty case against her daughter.
The township contracts with Michigan State Police at the Brighton Post to provide enhanced alcohol enforcement services on target holidays and weekends.
Due to the late arrival of warm weather, Brighton has rescheduled the date for fire hydrant flushing.
The Whitmore Lake boating access site will be temporarily closed for construction.
Brighton’s Sue Johnston is the co-author of “Detours: Unexpected Journeys of Hope” which detailed and her several other people’s struggle with infertility.
According to Police Chief Rob Bradford, residents are invited to come and talk about anything that’s on their mind, but particularly if they have any questions about the city police dept., traffic rules and regulations, enforcement of the law, and other issues.
Friday, April 20, 2018
A bankruptcy court approved the sale and liquidation details after a hearing Wednesday.
18-year-old Ryan DeBruyne of Green Oak Township is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism after allegedly threatening to re-enact the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
Tom Kinczkowski is competing in an upcoming contest with his invention, Just Duckin' Hunting Chairs, but needs votes to secure a spot as a finalist.
Justin Thomas fled from police after being pulled over for a traffic violation, leading them on a chase that began in Pinckney and ended in Ann Arbor.
Police say alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed two people on US-23 caused by a wrong-way driver.
The developer wants to construct a multi-story, mixed use project in downtown Howell geared toward Cleary University students.
Club members have been challenged to plant 1.2 million trees worldwide.
Livingston County is trying to expand the candidate pool for the specialized position.
Brighton City Council Members got an update Thursday night on the city hall roof replacement project which will be performed this spring.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
In addition to the statewide honor, Schrock was chosen as Michigan's nominee for the National Principal of the Year competition.
The event, which will be held Monday in Pinckney, is hoping to bring awareness to the aging 65 year old Line 5 pipeline that carries 22-and a half million gallons of oil underneath the Straits of Mackinac daily.
Township officials are generally in support of the property owners' desire to rezone part of the land in order to permit the construction of single-story, residential units.
Two events in the City of Brighton aim to get the community into the spring spirit this weekend.
The Tall Cop Says Stop program will explore trends in the ever-evolving drug culture.
April marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Livingston County’s domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault prevention agency is working to educate the community.
Candace Streng is accused of lying about having stage four breast cancer and collecting donations for medical expenses through a fraudulent GoFundMe account.
The Board of Trustees is giving the Pinckney Police Department an opportunity to bid on the contract currently being served by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.
Ashley Moritz of Royal Oak and her partner Christopher Rodgers found the meteorite on Zukey Lake in Hamburg Township four days after the January 16th incident.
Congressman Mike Bishop escorted Xavier DeGroat to a White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence. DeGroat is the founder and CEO of the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation, a 501c3 organization established to support individuals living with autism.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The bill would require certain conditions to be met before minors could undergo invasive medical procedures.
Court records indicate two new charges were filed April 11th against 53-year-old Michael Sackrider for a felony count of third-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and fourth-degree CSC.
The Village's Parks and Recreation Commission want pedestrian walk-ways, canoe and kayak access, and reconfiguration of parking and the park’s entrance included in the final design.
Enrollees in the Nicotine Replacement Therapy program can receive a 2 week supply of nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges through May 31.
Representatives from the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan recognized Stiggy’s Dogs with a ceremony held Tuesday at their training facility in Hamburg Township.
A raise in the estimated millage to cover bonding is the chief source of the delay.
Applications are again being accepted from residents interested in serving on the Fowlerville Village Council.
Although he officially filed for re-election January 29th to the 47th District seat, on Monday Republican State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville formally announced his intent to seek a third term.
Joshua Couden and Albert Cook III were charged with stealing eight snow plows from Beauchamp's Landscaping in Hartland Township.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
18-year-old Eric Gordon Deaton entered a guilty plea to a charge of false report or threat of terrorism, admitting that he had made a statement about shooting up a school.
The new Hampton Inn coming to Genoa Township has been approved for a new design change that will bring a more modern look to the hotel.
Judith Minton, a family life educator and former U of M and MSU fundraiser, has announced her candidacy for the position, joining fellow Democrat Sally Newstead in the race.
A trial run of broadcasting meetings of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners could be extended.
Culver Road, from Spencer to Pleasant Valley Road, as well as the stretch of Pleasant Valley Road between Kensington and Hyne Road, will be rehabilitated.
According to the latest campaign finance filings with the Federal Election Commission, Elissa Slotkin raised $800,000 during the first three months of 2018 compared to approximately $457,000 for Bishop.
Thomas Blackledge failed a sobriety test at the scene of a crash involving only his vehicle, after telling police another driver had hit him.
The 14th annual Livingston Regional Job Fair will be held Thursday from 3-7pm at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center in Genoa Township.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Northfield Township Board is addressing community concerns related to the investigation of a police lieutenant charged with falsifying state vehicle inspection documents.
A total of five Livingston County-based teams qualified for the championships held Thursday through Saturday at Saginaw Valley State University.
The Milford-based non-profit provides financial assistance to Michigan residents as they cope with the diagnosis of cancer.
Sarah Grundy of Pinckney was 18 when she suffered 3rd-degree burns over much of her body in a bonfire accident in March of 2013 and succumbed to her injuries in January 2014.
8th District Republican Congressman Mike Bishop said while the President has the Constitutional authority to have Mueller dismissed, it isn’t something he would advise be done, although that doesn’t mean he approves of the way the investigation is being handled.
19-year-old Zachary Armond Campbell of Whitmore Lake is jailed after allegedly strangling a local woman.
Jennifer Garcia of Hartland Township is running for the Democratic nomination to the District 2 seat on the board. That seat is currently held by Republican William Green.
Volunteer Park in South Lyon may become the site for composting city leaves starting this Fall.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Brighton City Council and staff held two budget work sessions last week, with at least one more meeting set for this week.
The Early Childhood Collaborative and Secondary Innovative Learning Initiative will be introduced at the repurposed school this fall.
Whitmer is the former Senate Democratic leader and is one of four announced Democrats seeking the nomination.
11 winter athletics squads were honored at this week’s Brighton Board of Education meeting.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
The ceremony held at Livingston County 911 Central Dispatch capped National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and celebrated the hardworking men and women behind the scenes locally.
The driver, Gary Erard, failed to stop as he approached vehicles stopped in a construction zone on US-23 in Green Oak Township, killing three people.
Superintendent Greg Gray says the “substantial” donation by the Brighton Youth Baseball-Softball Program will be primarily used to install new fencing at field M.
Township officials recently voted to introduce amendments to the zoning ordinance that would permit and better regulate campgrounds within the municipality.
Responses from the "Pulse of the Region" survey are expected to be used to help institute a system that will give Southeast Michigan a competitive advantage.
Friday, April 13, 2018
50-year-old Michael Troy Mapes is being held on a $1 (m) million bond.
A plant substance called kratom is at the root of a multi-state salmonella outbreak, with a local case reported.
K9 heroes that have served the country and community in a number of ways will be recognized at the cemetery on Saturday, April 28th.
As the charity upscale resale shop grows in size, it also grows its resources and mission to help victims of abuse.
Mike Rogers, the former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says when he retired from Congress, the first and only person he encouraged to run in his place was Mike Bishop.
Bobbiesue Adams is among a group of Michigan educators named regional teachers of the year.
The S.T.O.P.P.E.D program will give drivers 21 and under a chance to tell their parents they were pulled over before the Sheriff's Office notifies by them by text or email.
The Brighton City Council has been meeting this week to discuss how to be good stewards of city taxpayers' dollars in the projected 2018-19 budget.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The preliminary exam for a Fenton Township teen that fatally shot his best friend will continue in May.
Money raised at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston’s upcoming soirée will help bring new operating rooms, advanced technology, and more surgical procedures to the area.
Local students looking for affordable prom dresses can take advantage of a local boutique this weekend and next.
A local Veteran is running for the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
Congressman Mike Bishop says the United States should be doing everything possible to make sure human rights are protected.
The community initiative CAUTION is expanding and volunteers from Livingston and Washtenaw Counties are being sought.
Sheriff's Office Deputy Ron Marino and Brighton Police Department Detective Mike Arntz were recognized at the Livingston County Prosecutor's Office yearly event.
Livingston County Catholic Charities is holding the day-long event to help seniors and those who work with them protect the elderly from all types of abuse, be it financial or physical.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Former director of Last Chance Rescue Sharen Kizer, and former employee Valerie Cunnings, were charged as a result of violations found at the animal shelter in Howell Township.
The Senate Judiciary Committee supported a 3-bill plan to protect young victims of sex crimes at school after a pair of Livingston County victims testified.
Township Manager James Wickman says there was never any negotiation once the bids were received for the Hartland Road pathway Project, but instead a “sincere” error on a line item was allowed to be corrected.
Bryan's HOPE and Project Opiate will host a panel discussion and provide a free Naloxone training session that is open to the community on Tuesday, April 17th.
Handy Township officials have approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance and property re-zoning in anticipation of a due diligence period for a proposed power plant.
After less than two hours of deliberation, a jury on Tuesday found the former owner of The Original Mikey’s Burgers & Fries in Howell not guilty.
The committee comprised of Livingston County Commissioners discussed possible action on litigation against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged involvement in a rising opioid epidemic.
Solve a murder-mystery at the Brighton District Library and view 2017's Murder on the Orient Express at the Historic Howell Theater.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Milford Police are seeking witnesses following a road rage incident this morning.
A potential partnership to create a recreational community center is being explored, with both the Howell Public Schools Board of Education and the Howell City Council voicing support.
A retail fraud incident at Rural King in Hartland Township led to a scuffle with employees and the ultimate arrest of the suspect.
Hartland Township officials say cleanup is underway and appears to be going well at the former site of the Merit Energy gas processing plant.
Livingston County residents and businesses are being encouraged to participate in a statewide tornado drill Wednesday afternoon.
Keith Edwin Huck Jr. has been sentenced to 15 days in jail, two years of probation, five days of community service and must pay over $21,700 in restitution.
A public safety special assessment is being considered in the City of Howell, as a means of generating additional revenues to support continued services and operations.
A warrant amnesty event is scheduled in Livingston County next month.
A local robotics team is seeking community support to attend the Michigan state championships.
A top Brighton Area Schools official announced her resignation at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Killed in the crash were 51-year-old Debbie Pinson of Broadview Heights, Ohio and 56-year-old Cathy Kretzschmer of Olmsted Twp, Ohio. Picture courtesy of ClickOnDetroit.com
Karen Lockwood reportedly threatened “shooting up the school" where members of the family were students and burning the family's house down.
The event is set for May 5th and will offer a glimpse into the various aspects of the department.
Township officials approved funding for the reconstruction of many roads throughout the township at their meeting, Thursday night.
Oceola Township resident James Bruney has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Livingston County Board of Commissioners.
Napier Road is closing between 9 Mile and 10 Mile Roads on the Lyon Township/Novi border.
After two quiet severe weather seasons for Southeast Michigan, officials say Livingston County residents and businesses should prepare for that pattern to eventually change.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Nearly 200 people attended the 8th District Town Hall for Our Lives event held Saturday at the historic Howell Theatre.
Dallas Marchak is the winner from the Howell MCDC's National Children's Dental Health Month contest.
Livingston County Spartans named winners from 6 areas schools.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Though two of the victims' parents each sought $40,000, the Brighton Township teen was ordered to pay a total of $7,686.27.
The new Emagine movie theater will be located in the Hartland Towne Square Plaza at the northeast corner of M-59 and US-23.
53-year-old Michael Sackrider was arrested on March 26th and charged with five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The bridge repairs will result in some traffic restrictions later this month.
Scammers are pressuring citizens to provide confidential data, threatening prosecution for failing to comply with jury service and claiming fines are owed for missing jury duty.
Saturday's event has been moved to the historic Howell theater.
The purpose of the meeting is to enlist the support of City of Brighton voters in opposition to the Headlee override that will be on the ballot August 7th.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Candace Ann Streng was taken into custody Thursday night following an investigation by the Brighton Police Department into allegations that she falsely claimed to have cancer and was collecting donations to help with her medical expenses.
The proposed Brighton city budget for next year is up slightly from the current year figure.
It had been set to begin earlier this week, but was delayed due to weather.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is holding an event to ask seniors and those who work with them how they would like to see next year's state and federal funding spent.
The body of 54-year-old Norman Cotten Jr. of Howell was found inside his burning 2008 Cadillac behind Webster Elementary School in Pontiac just before 10am Monday.
A community forum regarding the opiate crisis in Livingston County addressed not only the problem, but drew attention to the many local resources and organizations combating it.
The couple, Justin and Heather Sietman, got married at the Party City in Brighton, choosing that location as it holds a special place in their hearts.
Construction is expected to get underway soon on yet another hotel in the growing Challis Road area of Brighton.
The academy is being limited to 30 recruits who attend middle school in Brighton and the cost is free with lunch provided.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The body of local chiropractor Dr. Norman Valdes Cotton Jr. was found Monday.
The Southeast Michigan ParkFinder App has over 50 search fields to help users find a park or recreational area that suits their desires.
Deputy Fire Chief Mike Eckert is retiring after serving the community for more than three decades.
Township officals voted to strike out language prohibiting activities in accessory structures.
Chargeback debt began to accumulate in 2007 after property developer Mitch Harris failed to make payments on a parcel that was slated for development.
Alex Hansen of Howell Township is running for the Democratic nomination for 5th District Livingston County Commissioner. The seat is currently held by Chairman Don Parker.
It’s still snowing in April, likely leaving many Livingston County residents wondering if spring will ever arrive.
Lamika James is facing charges connected to the incident in which she fled from police after she was caught shoplifting at a local store, then lied about her age.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Children and community members helped plant a pinwheel garden during a special ceremony Wednesday at noon on the front lawn of the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat from Holly seeking the 8th District Congressional seat.
18-year-old Eric Gordon Deaton and 17-year-old Michael Gage Perks, both of Whitmore Lake, waived their preliminary exams Tuesday in 14-A Washtenaw County District Court on charges of false report or threat of terrorism.
The non-native variety of the species is a tall weed that can rob fish, plants and other wildlife of nutrients and space.
Democrat Elissa Slotkin called on Republican Congressman Mike Bishop to attend the bipartisan “Town Hall for Our Lives” taking place on Saturday, April 7th at the Lakelands Golf and Country Club.
Residents in the Tyrone Township community have gathered enough signatures and the first public hearing for the project has been set.
This Friday will mark the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Emagine Theatre to be constructed in Hartland Township.
The white deer is usually seen in the early morning, near the entrance to the golf course.
More educational materials about a millage proposal are being made available to residents and businesses in the City of Brighton.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments plan was guided by a 70-member Water Resources Task Force that included Livingston County Drain Commissioner Brian Jonckheere.
Candidates for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District and officials will weigh in on the topic of gun violence in schools and communities during an upcoming town hall event.
The City of Fenton has been in talks for months with Rejuv Ave Spa regarding the relocation of their business to a newly constructed, larger building.
The forum will discuss the latest trends and information on the issue, feature a presentation from two Fowlerville residents who have struggled with addiction and then conclude with a question and answer session.
MDOT says the $14 million project will resurface 11 miles of I-96 from M-52 near Webberville to the M-59/Burkhart Road interchange in Howell Township.
Currently the park is expected to include play structures, a baseball field, three multi-purpose fields and an amphitheater.
Economic development services are something worth investing in. That’s the feeling of the Genoa Township Board, which approved the contract Monday night.
Although the attendance figures are not yet official, Gray says the average attendance district-wide was over 80%, and all district schools had over the 75% minimum attendance required to count as a full classroom day.
Smoke surrounding Lyon Oaks County Park Monday was the result of a prescribed burn.
Monday, April 2, 2018
23-year-old Seth Blumberg is jailed on charges of assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse after a 5-month-old suffering from multiple injuries consistent with child abuse was brought to a local hospital.
It’s tax season and the state is warning tax professionals to be on alert for data theft scams.
Representatives from companies that include Lake Trust Credit Union, TG Fluid Systems, Thai Summit and Chem Trend will be present and ready to speak with qualified applicants.
Main speakers will include Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt and Assistant Prosecutor Scott Ehlfeldt, who will give a local update on elder abuse.
On Wednesday, April 4th at noon, community members are invited to help plant a pinwheel garden on the front lawn of the Howell Carnegie Library.
Wixom Road will close in July so that a completely new bridge can be constructed over the Huron River.
The one hour documentary is by Audrey Geyer, an independent video producer from Brighton, and invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the Midwest.
Work to link Walnut Street to LeRoy via Caroline Street began last fall to help improve the traffic flow and accessibility to downtown Fenton.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Health Department is encouraging all to join in the conversation and get involved with with helping everyone live as healthy a life as they can.
Financial assistance is available to local residents and businesses affected by recent flooding, now that the U.S. Small Business Administration has honored a request from Governor Rick Snyder.
A minimum of two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to a 2018 graduating senior from within the Brighton Area School District boundaries.