Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Officials say Brighton Lake is safe to swim in again following a sanitary sewer overflow.
The Brighton High School Robotics team, its leaders, coaches, and parent volunteers, were recognized for their FIRST World Robotics championship last evening at a special program held at the Brighton Performing Arts Center.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Brighton Area School District voters will be going to the polls this fall to decide on a $59 million bond issue.
A pet alligator named Puff managed to escape last week and was captured in a neighbor's yard.
Wake Up Livingston is once again holding The Reality Tour Parent/Child Drug Prevention Experience on Saturday at the Livingston County EMS building on Tooley Road in Howell.
In order to qualify, patients must be a resident of Livingston County, have limited income and no dental insurance.
Officials say they’ll monitor Huron River flood stage predictions and the forecast and lift the no wake request accordingly.
Court records indicate the case against former 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan will go to trial January 13th with no adjournments.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is asking Michigan citizens for their input on the application language and eligibility guidelines for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Spokeswoman Debra Dodd says generators should be used in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions, which means using them outside of a home about 25-feet away and never using them in an enclosed area.
A sanitary sewer overflow due to strong storms resulted in elevated E.coli levels in Brighton Lake this weekend.
A Turnover Study by Michigan Works! Southeast reveals that 25% of employees who leave a job do so because of transportation reasons, costing employers roughly $4,000 per worker.
The “one-stop shop” will provide service members, veterans and their families with access to information about local resources, benefits and assistance, as well as a day of fun for adults and kids alike.
24-year-old Seth Blumberg of New Hudson had originally been set to stand trial last November on charges of assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Thousands of residents in Livingston County and the surrounding area remain without power today as thunderstorms - that have resulted in downed trees and power lines - continue.
South Lyon Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Bob Donohue shared his 42 years of experience with the Northfield Township DDA as they try to turn downtown Whitmore Lake around.
The city of Brighton will be performing more than $100,000 worth of repair work this summer to city sidewalks.
Livingston County Catholic Charities is receiving over $26,000 from the Community Foundation of Livingston County to support and expand their efforts at preventing elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
The outages come amid a continuing heat wave and excessive heat warnings.
Holly Democrat Elissa Slotkin arrived in McAllen, Texas Friday and toured facilities along at the Southern border with a bipartisan delegation of members.
Former 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan will be back in court for a hearing regarding charges brought against her by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.
The City currently meets all standards but is continuing with sampling due to new rule updates.
Some residents and officials told the Livingston County Board of Commissioners that they want the “whole enchilada” when it comes to implementing the Transit Master Plan.
Friday, July 19, 2019
A 35-year-old Highland Township woman was treated at the scene and while a 79-year-old Highland Township woman is hospitalized in critical condition.
David Osborn, the husband of Fenton Mayor Sue Osborn, passed away Wednesday and had been battling pancreatic cancer.
Concessions have been approved, along with a pay increase as compensation, for non-union supervisory employees in the city of Brighton.
The 2nd Annual Gatsby Gala will be held August 15th, raising funds for the Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 5th.
21-year-old Luke Tobia Sementelli of Brighton is facing one count of 2nd degree child abuse and two counts of 3rd degree child abuse.
Renovations are underway on the former Fowlerville Library building, turning it into a 4,000 square foot restaurant that will serve as a training facility, coffee bar, and restaurant operated by disabled adults.
After more than two years of training, facing down obstacles and consistent hard work, Tom Pawley and Carlie Morris were presented with their badges Tuesday.
The City of Brighton is advising residents and motorists about the significant upcoming construction project and associated road closure.
Warren Charles Gordon was sentenced in Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday to 20 months to 15 years in prison with a credit of 218 days already served.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin said the President’s rhetoric is, "un-American, it is dangerous, and it must stop.”
20-year-old Robert Taylor and 22-year-old Eddie Simmons were charged with multiple counts of passing counterfeit $100 bills at various businesses in Fenton in April.
The policy would help veterans in non-emergency situations get help with programs that aren't offered by the VA.
Several Green Oak Township residents say they’ve been experiencing issues with the Legacy Center sports complex, including light pollution, trespassing and even death threats from a worker and an employee.
Forecasters say the heat wave is just getting warmed up and SEMCOG has declared Thursday an Ozone Action Day.
41-year-old Stephanie Suzanne Blackburn was president of the group from 2012 until October of 2018, when she left the organization.
The event honoring the budding young engineers and scientists will take place at the Center for the Performing Arts at Brighton High School, beginning at 5:30pm.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The incident reportedly occurred Monday at an apartment in Brighton where the child was pushed down on the floor three times, causing him to strike his head, and then shaken feverishly by his mother’s live-in boyfriend.
Brighton Fire Chief Mike O’Brian says the call came in at 6:48pm with vehicles spread out over a half mile stretch between Kent Lake Road and Pleasant Valley Road.
Unlike past years when two top chefs would go head-to-head, this year six returning champions will split up into two teams for the culinary battle.
29-year-old Christopher Simons of Fowlerville and 24-year-old Jessica Kropiewnicki of Lyon Township were in Oakland County District Court Tuesday for an exam on charges of assault with intent to murder.
Officials made amendments affecting recreational marijuana facilities, solar farms, and land divisions.
Officials will discuss the process for establishing a road improvement Special Assessment District in subdivisions on July 29th at 4:30 and 7:00 pm, and August 5th at 4:30 and 7:00 pm.
The next route of water meters will be changed out in the Piety Hill area following a pilot project, likely starting this month.
Northfield Township police are advising owners to lock up their vehicles after several unlocked vehicles were entered last weekend.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Downtown Brighton's newest restaurant is poised to officially open its doors to the public this Friday.
18-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
David LeClair is proposing a 3,750-square-foot wedding barn, storage barn, two wedding venue sites, tree house, and an existing residential home on the property off of Old US-23.
The Brighton City Police Department is again taking part in a cool program for kids this summer.
The majority of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners is opposing a measure that could make nonpartisan county elections an option.
Ashley Land Development had sought to rezone 32 acres of the 125-acre gravel pit off of Stobart Road in Brighton Township so they could be permitted to crush concrete onsite.
10 year old Danykah Muck decided to give money to veterans instead of getting a present for herself on her birthday.
Entrepreneurs, start-ups, local business owners and students are encouraged to attend a workshop centered on making a successful pitch.
Monday, July 15, 2019
An inaugural golf outing will help further the goal of 9-year-old Lucas Vetter to put a hands-free CPR device called a LUCAS Chest Compression System on every fire truck in Livingston County.
An “isolated pressure drop as a result of extreme irrigation system demands” of water customers has created a situation where a boil water notice became necessary.
The planned development proposes 529 housing units and roughly 134,000 square feet of commercial space near M-59 and Pleasant Valley Road.
27-year-old Antoine Lee Scott was sentenced to 19 and 30 years in prison in 2017 after a Livingston County Circuit Court jury found him guilty in the break-ins that targeted funeral-goers.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says an 86-year-old man driving a Ford Fusion may have suffered a medical emergency when he crossed the center line on Pontiac Trail.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District says new record high monthly mean water levels were set on Lake Superior, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in June.
Phase 2 of the Town Commons subdivision in the City of Howell is being modernized to accommodate more traditional residential elements.
Jennifer Tremaine's wallet was blown overboard in July 2018. A friend found it floating, still intact, this past 4th of July weekend.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Howell High School Students Jessica Pennela and Joni Pennela recently competed at a national conference, where they won silver medals.
The summer heat is prompting concerns for local health officials.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
After serving as fire chief for 21 years, Greg Amburgey plans to spend his retirement traveling with his wife, Betsy.
State Police began an investigation of Stephen Deshon and his co-defendant, Clifford Fouts, after receiving tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The incident was reported when a staff member found and secured the weapon.
The memorial consists of a wall of stars honoring the American soldiers killed, 56 pillars representing the districts, territories and states as they came into the Union, and pavilions recognizing The Pacific Theater and The Battle of the Atlantic.
Charming Charlie filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close all of its 261 stores in 38 states, including the local boutique at the Green Oak Village Place Mall.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Bountiful Harvest, a non-profit which has been around since 2011, is now in a brand-new building behind the First Presbyterian Church in Brighton.
In addition to its life-size statues, the memorial includes statistical signs noting the 54,246 U.S. soldiers killed, 8,177 missing, 7,140 captured, and 103,284 wounded as a result of the war.
Two suspects were allegedly caught in the act while attempting to rob the vape store in Brighton again.
The board is required by law to provide an aggrieved party the opportunity to appeal a decision or interpretation of existing laws and statutes.
State health officials are offering tips for keeping families healthy and safe from the swine flu while attending fairs, like the upcoming Fowlerville Fair, this summer.
The bill requires the Trump Administration by law to provide the full range of basic necessities to migrants in short-term custody.
The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the 2,661 men and women of the State of Michigan who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.
The memorial, which features life-size oil paintings, is in remembrance of the 22 Marines and a Navy Corpsman killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The popular event will take place Saturday from 10am to 7pm. The community event celebrates the arts and showcases local and regional talent with the visual art, music, entertainment, technology integrated art, and children’s activities.
The newly appointed board members are Alexander Pushman of Brighton and Laura Deierlein of Howell.
Youth For Understanding is an intercultural exchange program that works to place hundreds of exchange students with host families across America
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The display includes a replica of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., the Korean War Memorial with 23 full-size statues, the Michigan Vietnam Traveling Wall, and the Eyes of Freedom Traveling Memorial from the Iraq War.
Chief Andy Pless received the honor from the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs as their annual Summer Leadership Conference at Boyne Mountain in northern Michigan.
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education is looking to fill a vacant position as Trustee Laura Dodd will be resigning July 25th. She intends to apply for a position in the district.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Redevelopment Ready Community program assists local municipalities in establishing a sound foundation for redevelopment and investment to occur in their communities.
Livingston County’s congresswoman Elissa Slotkin recently visited with Customs and Border Patrol officers along Michigan’s border with Canada.
A discourse on the women’s suffrage movement, coupled with passage of the 19th Amendment, is the subject of a presentation the next couple of weekends at the COBACH Center in downtown Brighton.
Fees have been established for those looking to obtain permits for collection bins in the City of Howell.
24-year-old Westley Allen Geul of Pinckney is also facing charges of using a computer to commit a crime, promoting or distributing child sexually abusive material, and child abusive commercial activity.
The 18th Annual Day of Caring is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7th from 8:30am to 4:30pm and various volunteers are still needed.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
21-year-old Zachary William Brown admitted to police he had gone to the woman’s home with intentions of raping her.
20-year-old Bradley Nowak of Gregory for an incident in June of 2018 in which authorities say he assaulted a 16-year-old female while they were both visiting the residence of a mutual friend.
A resolution opposing the proposal states that preventing disclosure of a candidate’s party affiliation “needlessly restricts and censors information” that voters rely on in selecting a candidate that shares their values.
Commissioners are looking into what is fair for new homes being built on waterfront property versus the effects these dwellings will have on neighbor's sight lines.
A judge convicted 57-year-old Jacquelyn Tyson of first- and second-degree murder in Genesee County Circuit Court. She faces sentencing on Aug. 6.
Chief Greg Amburgey served over 40 years with the Putnam Township Fire Department, including 21 as chief.
The convoy is expected to pass through Brighton at about 2:30, Howell at 2:45 and then arrive at the Livingston County airport by 3pm.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The vape store at 6163 Grand River in Brighton was robbed twice early Tuesday morning.
A local woman fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a home in Green Oak Township on Monday morning.
Regal Recycling in Howell was purchased last week by Holland-based PADNOS, which operates 19 locations in Michigan and Indiana.
Water and sewer rate adjustments were approved by the Howell City Council Monday night.
Bryan Abell and his supporters say he broke the world record for most chest-to-ground burpees in 12 hours as he raised money and awareness for active and retired soldiers and their families.
Brighton Area Schools has agreed to lease parking space at a cost of $50 per space per month for an initial lease of two spaces for one year, pending approval from the county's Board of Commissioners.
A near-capacity audience for the event, which was arranged by 8th District Rep. Elissa Slotkin, was told that stringent federal standards must be set on the amount of a dangerous chemical compound to be allowed in drinking water.
A project to repair and modernize the fountain at the Fenton Community Center is getting underway this summer.
Dan Czarnecki tendered his resignation effective July 24th, saying he has accepted a position as Public Works Director in Lowell, near Grand Rapids.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Culinary treats and rockin' beats are planned in downtown Howell today and tomorrow.
According to court documents, a settlement of $150,000 was agreed to by the county, which admitted no wrongdoing in the agreement with a group of Livingston County Emergency Medical Technicians who alleged they had been denied overtime compensation.
70-year-old Timothy Michael Crowley was arraigned June 29th in Washtenaw County for abuse that began in 1982 involving a 10-year-old altar boy.
The 38-year-old Lindsay Partenio is a stay-at-home mom, who recently moved to the Brighton-area from Cincinnati, where the episode was recorded in March.
Activities include a dunk tank, street performers, and live music starting at 5pm on both Friday and Saturday. New this year will be a shuttle service from both Brighton High School and the Meijer Park and Ride lot.
Pinckney Police posted that, “After continued investigation we have determined that this is a false report and the incident DID NOT occur.” No further details were provided.
The vest, which costs approximately $500, was donated by Michigan Insurance and Financial Services in Grand Blanc.
Livingston County Catholic Charities will integrate Special Ministries of Livingston County's programming into theirs for 1 year, with both Boards assessing the results at the conclusion of that time.
The Dexter council had previously approved the plans for the approximately one-mile trail section that would connect Mill Creek Park and downtown to Creekside Intermediate School at Baker Road.
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Hartland Township officials have approved design engineering agreements with the Livingston County Road Commission for the projects that will eventually reconstruct portions of Pleasant Valley Road and Bergin Road.
The crowd-funding event this Thursday allows community members to pitch ideas to better the Hartland area, with the winner receiving money to turn their proposal into a reality.
Trinity Health has received a grant award of $50,000 to build pathways connecting the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Chelsea campus with Chelsea locations.
New additions are potentially coming to the township's Substance Abuse and Breach of Peace ordinances.
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Police say 18-year-old Adam Bozich of Brighton crashed his own car before breaking into a home, stealing a vehicle at that residence, crashing that vehicle, attempting to break into another home and then lying to police about his name.
The event will be held Monday, July 8th at 6:30 pm at the Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre on M-36 at McGregor Road.
Hartland Township's Board of Trustees recently adopted a prohibitive ordinance that will take effect 30 days after its publication on July 9th.
Township Manager Michael Archinal says officials are waiting to receive more information from contractors that bid on the project before they can move forward.
Five participants in SEMCOG's "Pulse of the Region" survey will be randomly selected to receive a $100 Visa gift card.
Friday, July 5, 2019
Trustee Allen Pool’s last day on the township Board of Trustees was Wednesday, July 3rd. In a letter dated June 26th, Pool said he was relocating to the Battle Creek area after accepting a new position there.
The local nonprofit recently received a major funding boost in their quest to assist individuals and families overcome emotional and financial obstacles caused by major life-altering circumstances.
The 2nd Annual Clean-Up Day will take place from 9am until 4pm on Saturday, August 17th.
On display will be a 50% replica of the World War II Memorial from Washington D.C., the Korean War Memorial with 23 full size statues, the Michigan Vietnam Traveling Wall, and the Eyes of Freedom Traveling Memorial (pictured).
Thanks to grant funding, Genoa Township will be able to complete a sidewalk project sooner than originally planned.
The company owns property located on Sterling Drive which is off of Dorr Road in Genoa Township, and plans to build a 59,400-square-foot facility to “accommodate expansion space needed to meet industry demand”.
On Saturday, July 13th the group will speak with local farmers to learn about the joys and challenges of farming, how farms contribute to the local economy and the advantages of conservation.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
The Brighton Board of Education has extended Superintendent Greg Gray’s contract by one year, but is looking at making some changes in the language portion of his contract.
Eight cities and towns in the state are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, committed to creating a place to live that is inclusive and considerate of residents from all walks of life and of any age.
Students may participate by obtaining a special bookmark from any of the community libraries located in the 22nd district or from Sen. Lana Theis’ office, and the winner will be invited to spend a day at the Capitol with Theis.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Robert Sopsich and Dillan Dybilas won the big prize after buying a Millionaire Maker ticket at the Hilltop Party Store in Hartland.
Fake representatives from genetic testing organizations are offering "free" cotton swab tests to Medicare beneficiaries in an effort to steal personal information.
The 8th District Democrat says while she "strongly" believes in border security, "There is no rationale that excuses how our government is treating the migrants...We must do better."
Livingston Community Water Authority customers in Brighton, Green Oak and Hamburg townships are no longer under a boil water advisory.
The work is just the latest in a series of crossing upgrades across Livingston County in the past month.
The experience combines the elements of drug prevention and intervention in its effort to combat the opiate crisis.
32-year-old David Daniel Houk of Stockbridge reportedly admitted to police that he had entered the garage of the residence on Hadley Road.
Both DTE and Consumers Energy are reporting approximately 1,200 of their Livingston County customers without service, among more than 30,000 outages statewide.
The basic terms of the contract are a 1.7% salary increase on scale, which means according to their salary schedule, based on their years in the district.
Marion Oaks will feature roughly 460 single family and attached condominiums.
The Sunset Rotary will focus on utilizing and developing the talents of Livingston County residents living around the M-36 corridor.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
BAFA intends to significantly invest in Fire Station 34 on Dorr Road and Station 35 on Chilson Road and township officials say, with that kind of investment, it makes sense that BAFA own the fire halls.
Nancy Wang, executive director of the group Voters Not Politicians, says last week' Supreme Court ruling doesn't affect Michigan's Proposal 2, and new, nonpartisan maps will be in place for the 2022 elections.
The DNR and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency have again collaborated to offer Fireworks-Free Fourth of July alternative camping options for veterans and other visitors, including pet owners.
The vacancies include two seats on the Northfield Township Downtown Development Authority and three seats on the Parks & Recreation Board.
The non-profit that guides youth in Livingston County is officially an independent mentoring organization now known as "Mentor Livingston".
Hartland Township has been conducting an analysis of the municipality’s retail market; however some community members feel the results of the study thus far would not be beneficial or even plausible.
The facility is located on Griswold Road, north of 9 Mile Road and is also home to several industrial facilities.
The Handy Township Board has adopted the budget for the coming fiscal year that starts July 1st and officials say road funding continues to be a challenge.
Monday, July 1, 2019
More than 5,600 Livingston County kids rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The campaign aims to make sure they are still supported during the summer months.
In all, 38 balloons participated in the challenge portion of the event; competing in multiple flights to drop beanbags on targets that were set up at the main launch field at the Howell High School complex and another at the Chemung Hills Golf Club.
For several years, residents that live near Arbor Hills Landfill on Six Mike Road, west of Napier, have been filing complaints with Northville Township officials.
They are expected to pass through Brighton at about 2:30pm on Wednesday, July 10th, Howell at 2:45pm and then arrive at the airport by 3pm. Officials are hoping the public will line Grand River to welcome the memorials to the county.
At about 10pm Sunday the water system suffered a loss of pressure due to a mechanical failure at the well site.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is underway and motorists are being reminded to make safety a priority as the two-week crackdown gets underway.
The Howell City Council and staff have held profiling sessions related to the search for a new city manager.
Public votes are being sought as part of the Howell Art Project happening in downtown Howell.