The Dexter Area Fire Department was called to the scene of a barn fire just after 8am on Jennings Road in Webster Township. Upon arrival, crews found the large barn, which contained more than 1,500 bales of hay and various pieces of farm equipment, fully engulfed in flames.
The $2.5 million plan will more than triple their performing space and include flexible new seating for up to 250 patrons, a new sound and lighting package, spacious bathrooms, and a large lobby with a full bar and patron seating.
Reportedly the party drew several hundred students and was held outdoors in a tent, but by all accounts would have been a violation of the state's current restrictions on outdoor residential gatherings.
Incumbent Democrat Elissa Slotkin continued her “Made in America” tour this week in Livingston County with a tour Tuesday of WYNN Innovations, a Pinckney-based company that has supplied personal protective equipment (PPE) to businesses and organizations across the country.
The middle son of the President, Eric Trump spoke to supporters at Schlegel Sand & Gravel in DeWitt Township and then at Darling Farms in Willis. In between, he made a stop at the Livingston County Republican Party headquarters in Brighton, where he took a picture with about 100 supporters.
34-year-old Marcus Wayne Nichols was charged in June of 2019 with the assault of a teen girl. Two months later, while free on bond, he was also charged with trying to run down the victim’s mother and her friend as they walked in their neighborhood.
Although the Livingston County Sheriff's Office is not named in the federal lawsuit brought by Flint resident Matthew Borke, he claims its contract to provide security on the ET Rover pipeline in 2017 undermined its role to serve and protect.
The Detroit News Editorial Page, which is known for its support almost exclusively of Republican candidates, has offered its endorsement for Democratic incumbent Elissa Slotkin, calling her a “strong retail politician who listens to the people of her district” who has “earned a second term in the 8th District.”
Public school districts in Livingston County have started reporting the number of COVID-19 cases among students, teacher and staff; although it has become apparent some districts are doing more comprehensive reporting than others.
Per data released by SEMCOG, the top ten communities in Livingston County for vehicle crashes involving deer in 2019 were Genoa, Oceola, Howell, Hartland, Brighton, Marion, Handy, Green Oak, Tyrone and Iosco Townships.
Michigan's Secretary of State says the state won't allow people to openly carry guns at or near polling places on Election Day in an effort to limit voter intimidation – a ban that Livingston County’s top cop says is not enforceable.
Ragan Lake of Hamburg Township says that Jeff Meussner, the retired Chief of Police for the Southgate Police Department and current Court Administrator for the Twenty-Eighth District Court in Southgate, has endorsed her campaign to be Livingston County’s next prosecutor.
Charges are expected to be filed against a pair of 12-year-old girls who police say threw rocks onto US-23 near Lee Road. Green Oak Township Police Chief Jason Pless tells WHMI that the incident occurred on Tuesday just before 6pm. Picture courtesy of WXYZ-TV.
Former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade says threats of domestic terrorism need to be taken seriously in the wake of an alleged plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer, attack the Capitol Building, take hostages, and target law enforcement.
Multiple agencies were searching for a suspect along the Lakeland Trail and nearby areas. Separately, eastbound I-96 was shut down at Fowlerville Road following a wrong-way crash involving multiple vehicles and a semi.
24-year-old Ty Garbin of Hartland Township is charged along with five others in a plot to kidnap and kill Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Testimony today also indicated Virginia's Democratic governor was also a possible target.
Resident and ZBA member Tim Boal believes the township is willfully neglecting to enforce aspects of the zoning ordinance on Santa Rosa Drive, while the ZBA previously judged it was not subject to the ordinance because it was a private drive.
Sam Pernick, the organizer of a group that got a marijuana ballot proposal on the November ballot in Pinckney, detailed the measure for Council Monday night. Officials remained skeptical, saying the effort has not been transparent and many of those who signed a ballot petition had no idea about the lengthy ordinance attached to it.
While about 200 teachers and their supporters stood outside to express their displeasure with the status of contract talks, the Brighton Board of Education met and then hurriedly adjourned its scheduled meeting Monday night.
The Michigan Supreme Court on Monday rejected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request to delay by 28 days the effect of its decision striking down a law she had used to keep intact sweeping orders designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The resolution, introduced by Commissioner Wes Nakagiri, would no longer require mandatory face coverings for people visiting Livingston County facilities. It has garnered opposition from fellow Commissioner Gary Childs and Retired Judge Daniel Burress.
Up to 100 Brighton teachers plan to take part in a rally this evening prior to the Brighton Board of Education meeting to show their displeasure with the lack of a resolution on the salary aspect of the current contract with the district.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, is scheduled to be in Brighton today, while President Trump’s son Eric is scheduled to campaign at Huron Valley Guns in Lyon Township on Tuesday.
The Charyl Stockwell Academy Elementary School in Hartland says they are working with the Livingston County Health Department to identify close contacts of the staff member, and that the health department was reaching out to all identified close contacts.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin called on Republican Paul Junge to cancel his scheduled campaign event Friday night with Alan Hoover, who posted to social media that Gov. Whitmer is responsible for the plot unveiled this week to kidnap and kill her, while also comparing the arrests to the “tyranny” of Saddam Hussein.
“There’s no question that these hate groups are domestic terrorists, and I think we need to call them that,” Whitmer said. “This is a group of people that are acting on bigotry and prejudice and acting with violence with intent to harm their fellow Americans.”
24-year-old Ty Garbin’s property in Lake County was the training site for the group that called themselves the Wolverine Watchman, who planned to carry out a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, put her on trial for treason, and then possibly kill her.
Last week’s ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court that invalidated the 1945 law which Gov. Whitmer was using to issue her pandemic executive orders, has created some confusion among two local governmental bodies about plans for public meetings next week.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin, who sits on the House Homeland Security Committee, says the arrests confirm that law enforcement and intelligence agencies which have been warning “with increasing urgency about the threat of violent domestic extremism” were right.
FBI agents executed a search warrant Wednesday night at a property near Lansing Avenue in the Hartland Meadows manufactured housing community, which federal officials say was part of their efforts to break up an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Ann Rimanelli is also running as a write-in candidate for a partial term on the South Lyon Community Schools Board of Education that runs through 2024. Rimanelli says her background in the financial services industry has provided her “professional experience in balancing risk and reward to benefit all stakeholders.”
As a Canadian-based energy company continues its effort to construct a tunnel for its oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, environmental advocates argue that the company has not adequately demonstrated it is ready for the task at hand.
The superintendents of the county's six public school districts note that while a Michigan Supreme Court decision provides clarity on Gov. Whitmer’s scope of authority, “it has caused some confusion with the strategies that have been implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19” in area school.
Cathy Hengesbaugh retired on Friday from Howell High School after teaching for 20 years. As she returned home, Hengesbaugh found her street lined with family, friends, students and colleagues (past and present) to celebrate the impact she made on the Howell Public School community.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched at about 9:30pm to a two vehicle personal injury crash at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Cemetery Road in Handy Township.
The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday struck down months of orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that were aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus, saying she drew authority from a 1945 law that is unconstitutional.
A motion alleges an Assistant Livingston County Prosecutor of soliciting perjured testimony during the trial of 22-year-old Zachary Lally, who was found guilty in the October 2018 sexual assault of a teenage girl.
Council members stated the language is “embarrassingly vague” and it will not create hundreds of jobs or thousands of dollars in new revenue as being advertised in flyers circulating throughout the community.
Republican State Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township is co-sponsoring bills that would broaden the potential for prosecution of delivery of a controlled substance causing death to three possible venues.
Data show full eligibility for SNAP benefits reduces the probability that someone with a drug conviction will return to prison within a year by 13%. 26 states and DC have waived the ban, which was created under federal welfare reform in 1996.