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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Nomination Deadline Looming For WHMI's Operation Thank You

Area first responders, veterans, local active military who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are being sought for WHMI’s Operation Thank You. And in the year of a global pandemic, health care workers have been added to the list of local heroes.

Northfield Man Pleads Guilty To Impersonating a Cop

42-year-old Michael Joseph Snyder of Northfield Township has entered a guilty plea to false impersonation of a police officer or employee of the United States following an October 2019 incident on I-96 in Livingston County.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Brighton Approves Back-To-School Plan, Extends Deadline

The plan revolves around the 2-1-2 concept — that of having school in the classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with Wednesday an “online” day in which instruction will be provided online rather than in the classroom. It also includes an all-online option for those uncomfortable with an in-classroom setting.

Tornado Siren In South Lyon Damaged

The siren was most recently tested on August 1st and worked. However, Fire Chief Robert Vogel says the battery back-up system doesn’t work so if the City area loses power then the siren will not work.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Howell Farmer's Market Planning Special Saturday Hours

With local farmers reporting an abundance of the unique melons available for purchase, the Howell Farmer’s Market will be doing double duty this weekend, opening up on Saturday from 9am to 2pm, as well as on Sunday from 9am to 2pm.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Virtual Events Open Up New Worlds For Older MI Adults

AARP Michigan hosts dozens of educational and social events throughout the state every year. And in order to ensure its members are not exposed to the coronavirus, all its events will be held virtually for the remainder of the year.

Great Lakes Water Levels Peak

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, say they expect water levels to decline across most of the Great Lakes but levels still remain extremely high.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Online Session Details Plans For Virtual Academy

The limit of 300 participants was quickly reached, with some parents complaining later that the district should have paid to expand its Zoom account to accommodate more people. Parents also said that the time limit of one hour should have been much longer, since many of their questions were left unanswered.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Hearing Ordered On Motion For New Trial In Rape Case

A motion filed by Howell Attorney Tom Kizer accuses Livingston County Assistant Prosecutor Pamela Maas of soliciting perjured testimony from a Livingston County Sheriff's detective during the trial of 21-year-old Zachary Lally of Genoa Township.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Sheriff Murphy Joins Criticism Of Biden Police Policies

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy says police reform that is being championed by Joe Biden has the potential to be worse than the “failed law enforcement community degradation” he alleges occurred during the Obama Administration.

Fenton Schools To Begin Remotely

Face-to-face instruction for students in Fenton Area Public Schools has been delayed until October 1st, with all students beginning remotely when school returns on August 25th.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August 4th Primary Election Results

Livingston County will have a new prosecutor come November, while the Republican challenger to try and unseat first-term Democrat Elissa Slotkin from Congress has been decided.

Man Charged In Death Of Professional Poker Player

60-year-old Jeffery Bernard Morris of Pontiac is charged 1st degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Susie Zhao in White Lake Township. Her burned body was discovered July 13th at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County.

ME Caseload Jump Results In Budget Shortfall

EMS Director David Feldpausch, who also serves as the County Coordinator of Medical Examiner Services, reported there had been a 226% increase in the number of exams from January through July as compared to the same period in 2019. However, he said COVID-19 had "little impact" directly on the rise.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Grad & Prom Parties Linked To South Lyon Covid Cluster

According to data from Oakland County, 59 residents in the 48178 ZIP code, which covers the City of South Lyon, along with portions of Lyon and Green Oak townships, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days. That is more than a third of the total cases in that ZIP code since the pandemic began

Library Hosts Virtual Events For Parents On Schooling Options

The Salem-South Lyon Library is hosting two events. The first focuses on homeschooling and supplemental instruction options and the other covers what parents and caregivers should know about monitoring and maintaining their safety in a digital environment.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Local Clerks Busy Processing Absentee Ballots

State law requires that absentee ballots be received by the time polls close at 8pm on Election Day to be counted. Many local clerks also held extended office hours this past weekend to get things processed.

BAS Places Headlee Override On November Ballot

The Board of Education unanimously approved putting the override question on the ballot at its meeting last week. The millage would only affect industrial, commercial and investment property, along with vacation homes and rental properties.

Saturday, August 1, 2020