Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened at about 8:50pm Monday on M-59, west of Milford Road.
Tim Church, the current youth services manager of The Hive, has been hired for the executive director position.
42-year-old Robert Lee Dennis is likely to serve the remainder of his life behind bars.
21 of the sheriff’s K9's are now memorialized on the monument.
The investigation stems from allegations that the two engaged in a sexual affair during a 2013 murder trial.
The six candidates for the Brighton City Council fielded a wide variety of questions at a candidates’ forum Monday night.
Pat Convery is the first chamber professional to receive the designation twice since its inception in 2014.
Volunteers are needed to help with a fall cemetery clean-up event in the Village of Pinckney.
Monday, October 30, 2017
A former Fowlerville officer was being sued by the estate of a man who died after his motorcycle crashed into a patrol vehicle during a high speed chase.
Work on the Jones Road railroad bridge is scheduled to be complete November 1st.
Added sugar is hiding in many processed foods with Americans taking in an estimated 20 teaspoons of it per day - more than five times the recommended amount.
Five Points of Hope, a Milford-based nonprofit, will raise funds to help cover patients' bills at its annual fundraiser Friday.
Brighton Area Schools will soon have a total of five therapy dogs, with two of them now in training.
Authorities say Hodge stole nearly 32,000 doses of prescription medication from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital over the course of 18 months.
Livingston County’s unemployment ranking dropped in September after months in the number one spot.
The Howell DPW complex will be undergoing some renovations and several upgrades to the electrical system to address various deficiencies.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Police say a student threatened to bring a gun to South Lyon West High School and shoot his fellow students.
The various Brighton high School choir groups will soon get a rebuilt Steinway grand piano as a practice instrument for the choir room.
Two Ford Interceptor SUV's will be upfitted, completing conversion of the police department's entire fleet.
More than 20 authors will gather at the library on Saturday, November 4th, from 11am until 2pm.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
17-year-old Scott Minton was released from jail Friday after his bond was reduced from $1 million dollars to $100,000.
An annual community effort to help keeps kids warm this fall and winter is underway in Livingston County.
A detour will direct motorists to Mason Road, McPherson Park Drive and then back to Grand River Avenue.
A residential structure fire sent a father and daughter to the hospital early Friday morning.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel, a long-time veterinarian, says the legislation expands tranquilizer options used early in the euthanasia process.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Two people were hospitalized following a double rollover crash in Hartland Township this morning.
Housing resources and information is available to anyone who resides in Livingston County during a weekend event.
Officials met Tuesday to review the township's five-year strategic plan and prioritize objectives for the coming year.
Six candidates are vying for four positions on Brighton City Council in the November 7th General Election.
Vailliencourt said he shared the public’s “sense of outrage” over the sentence, but that a prosecutor cannot force a judge to impose a specific sentence.
A bill advancing in Michigan's Legislature would require lower auto insurance premiums for all drivers and eliminate Michigan’s auto no-fault law.
The controversial former sheriff of Milwaukee County was the guest of honor at the 2017 Reagan Day Dinner fundraiser, which also attracted about a dozen protestors.
The workshop is designed to help residents understand the plant and weed system within the Chain of Lakes, along with some emerging lake management challenges.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
M. Street Baking Co. has applied for a liquor license as they plan to sell alcohol at the restaurant and bakery events.
The survey is a part of the county’s Strategic Plan and efforts to provide increased transparency with citizens and more open lines of communication.
VINA Dental Center and the Regents of the U-M Student Run Health Center are receiving funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Compiled by the Livingston County United Way, the booklet compiles "wish lists" from from nearly 30 local nonprofit organizations for the holiday season.
The new Flex Route that runs between M-36 and Ann Arbor should be fully functional and open to traffic by mid-November. <a href="http://whmi.com/news/article/29699">CLICK HERE FOR STORY </a>
Livingston County Mike Murphy has tips for keeping drivers and their vehicles safe from collisions with deer.
The driver of a 2017 Jeep Wrangler was transported to Sparrow Hospital as a precaution after he rear ended a semi truck slowing down for traffic.
District officials say a recent audit showed three years of proactive and flexible financial planning has officially paid off for Whitmore Lake Public Schools.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court held a graduation ceremony this morning.
Motorists can expect some travel delays along I-96 in Howell for pavement patching starting Thursday.
The award was given during the APCO Awards ceremony held in Frankenmuth earlier this month.
The 1st annual Public Safety Trunk-or-Treat event is planned Friday, offering local kids a chance to dress up and collect candy in a safe environment.
The planning commission recommended denying approval of a text amendment that would make shooting ranges an allowed use in agricultural residential zoning.
Developers of the Deerfield Preserve project in Brighton Township are switching the roads within the housing sector from private to public.
52-year-old Michael Todd McIntyre of New Hudson was found guilty by a Midland County jury of First Degree Murder.
Another phone scam is circulating throughout Livingston County that attempts to swindle people out of money.
Indivisible Livingston is protesting former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's appearance at the annual Reagan Day Dinner.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Dianne McCormick, health officer for Livingston County Health Department, said that it was of “an abundance of caution” that local health departments issued the precaution.
The Great Lakes Water Authority says the advisory could be in effect until Thursday or Friday.
The drop off service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
Plante Moran Partner Martin Olejnik says that new revenue sources for the city are pretty much limited to a Headlee override.
Participants placed items in small glass containers to create air plant terrariums.
The 100-foot crane fell and damaged a house in the Sunrise Park neighborhood. There were no injuries reported.
Bystanders to the crash removed both drivers, a 68-year-old Gregory woman and a 51-year-old White Lake woman.
M Street Baking Company is looking to open up on North Michigan Avenue and is seeking a redevelopment liquor license.
Voters say the new machines are easy to use, while election inspectors appreciate the added safety and security devices.
The increasing incidence of cyber bullying will be added to the Brighton Area Schools' student handbook this year.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Enrollment is up in the Brighton Area Schools,and that means a big increase in state per-pupil aid.
Crews are working to upright a 100-foot crane that fell while doing tree removal work, damaging a house in Sunrise Park near Lake Chemung.
When completed, the sculpture will be installed on the lawn of the Howell Carnegie District Library, although the exact location has yet to be determined.
The teen will be allowed to undergo outpatient rehabilitation despite a plea agreement stipulating he be admitted to a residential sex offender facility.
The DDA has told the donor that it might be better to donate toward a different future project in the community.
Just in time for Halloween, the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild is returning to the Howell Opera House for an evening of spooky stories.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requested an investigation of the 3.35 acres located on Rushton Road.
The school has had a successful relationship with Lowry Solutions, having 87 students complete summer internships over recent years.
The community-made butterfly took 10 months to create and is designed to sit on top of a flag pole.
The Project Opiate team and the Livingston County judicial bench attended the Ingham County Sobriety Court Foundation 6th Annual Breakfast.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
The city of Brighton received a clean audit again this year, marking the 30th straight year the city has received an "unmodified" opinion from auditors.
The Brighton City Council approved an emergency project to line an aging sanitary sewer main at its meeting Thursday night.
The Brighton City Police Dept. will be passing out candy on Halloween evening and later will host an open house for the first time in department history.
The Highlander Way Middle School Hawks Care 5K Run/Walk raised $5,400 for the American Red Cross.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Edward Franklin Hulbert, who has a lengthy criminal history, has two outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.
A group of 8th District constituents gathered outside of Congressman Mike Bishop’s Brighton office Friday to encourage him to support and pass The Dream Act.
Local activists took issue with the company's seemingly flippant response to state violations during construction of the ET Rover Pipeline.
Capital improvement bonds and refunding bonds will be used for the projects.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians recently donated $4,000 to Livingston County Catholic Charities, which will use the money to grow their Foster Family Care special needs fund.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Meteorologists say Old Man Winter is poised to return a bit colder than the last couple of years.
Surveillance footage from the plant Kenneth Smith works at shows him watching pornography that depicts an underage girl.
Nearly 60 businesses attended the event held by the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is challenging local businesses, non-profits and others to get merry and bright with lights this fall.
The city of Brighton will now go forward with plans for $750,000 in upgrades to the Mill Pond.
Assistant Imam Shayk Hassan says "people fear what they don't know."
Tracey Sahouri sued the Hartland Consolidated School district in 2012, alleging it violated the Whistleblower Protection Act.
1.7 miles of median cable guardrail has been installed near Williamston as part of a partnership between MDOT and the Kiefer Foundation.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
16-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl was charged as an adult with open murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
Some residents say it greatly aided the traffic flow and made left turns onto Eight Mile much easier.
Both entities believe the stretch of Dexter-Pinckney Road from M-36 to the high school is too dangerous to students and pedestrians.
Craig Holland of Gregory allegedly sent nude pictures of himself to a 13-year-old he met through Facebook.
Federal charges have been filed against a drug gang accused of selling a deadly heroin mix throughout metro Detroit, including Livingston County.
Livingston County residents have a chance to try out new voting equipment before the November 7th election.
There is 30 ft. of disputed land between the 13 acres the township intends to purchase and the Legacy Center.
A longtime member of the Livingston County Board of Canvassers is stepping down after more than three decades and was recognized for her years of dedicated service.
The annual Halloween event is held in downtown Milford as part of a fundraiser for local art programs.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A semi-truck driver was cited for an early morning crash in which he fell asleep at the wheel on westbound I-96 in the Howell area.
The appeals panel said the trial judge did not engage in the proper legal analysis.
57-year-old Mark Elmer died last week after his leg was severed by a boat propeller while trying to remove the boat from Lake Fenton.
Officials say ordinances dating back to the 60s' have been found in the process to codify the set of rules.
Increasing artist stipends to remain competitive was the reason given to the Downtown Development Authority.
Motorists traveling along a portion of Old US-23 in Brighton Township should expect to encounter delays as a construction project gets underway today.
Fifth grade teacher Jennifer Hibbard was named the 2017-2018 Howell Public Schools Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.
New enhanced pedestrian signs have been installed along Main Street in downtown Brighton.
Johnnie Hamilton, owner of the now-closed Bubba Chang's buffet, used a bat to attack a former employee looking to collect back wages.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The suspect reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and began threatening others inside the home before stabbing himself several times.
Aimee Orn has been hired as Livingston County Animal Control's new director.
The community update this year included a celebration of the township's 180th birthday.
Genoa Township is looking to provide Utility Department services to Howell Township to assist with engineering and technical expertise regarding the township's sewer system.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a violation notice last week against the pipeline company about the spread of contaminated groundwater.
Criminal charges have been filed against Milford Attorney
Jennifer Elowsky-Auger, who allegedly assaulted her husband in a domestic dispute.
The traffic signal was approved for Latson Road and Hampton Ridge Boulevard at the Meijer entrance in Howell
Authorities were able to locate a Highland Township man wanted in connected with an armed robbery Sunday.
The charges stem from sexual assault allegations and possessing child sexually abusive material, involving 7 victims total.
Monday, October 16, 2017
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit will be honored will a large monument at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon Township later this month.
The Milford Republican is an Army veteran and former teacher at Fowlerville High School.
A bill by White Lake Republican State Representative Jim Runestad would make equal parenting time the presumed starting point going into custody cases.
Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley, who holds accounting and law degrees, discovered financial irregularities involving the clerk’s office in May of 2016.
The driver was cited for Careless Driving and police say there was no sign of any alcohol or drug use.
Christopher Dalke is facing a felony cocaine charge that carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
Jeffrey Picklesimer was waiting for his girlfriend to be released from jail when deputies found him passed out in his car.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Funds raised at the event will be used to purchase flags to celebrate Flag Day and to support veterans at the VA Hospital.
The fundraiser will be held at Bakers of Milford on November 5th.
The district purchased a van last year and a second one last week to transport students to after-school athletic events.
The high winds in the area are creating some problems in Livingston County today.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Contaminated water coming from the ET Rover Pipeline project has been spilling into wetlands that connect to the Portage River.
A local congressman says victims and families of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak will receive direct compensation.
A new study shows Livingston County has the highest per capita of legal handgun ownership in the region.
The Livingston Arts Council is holding the fundraiser next Wednesday to help with renovations to the second floor of the historic building.
The City of Howell has received another glowing audit report.
Friday, October 13, 2017
57-year-old Mark Elmer and a friend were working to remove the boat from Lake Fenton on Thursday when the incident occurred.
Officials say this is the second case of adult-onset measles in Livingston County this year.
A Hurricane relief effort event is planned Saturday in Fenton to benefit a small, residential U.S. Virgin Island that was hit hard.
The Board of Trustees is looking to stop the noisy method of braking that they find unnecessary in their township.
ET Go Home says that residents noticed an ongoing water spill on the Rover pipeline construction near the border between Livingston and Washtenaw counties.
62-year-old Gary Bruce Erard was arraigned Thursday in 53rd District Court on three misdemeanor counts of moving violation causing death.
Kathleen Zaenger has been at the library's helm for 38 years and will serve as Grand Marshal of the 34th annual parade.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B holds the event every year to help people caring for aging parents or family members.
Individuals and families looking to add a forever pet to their home are able to take advantage of a free pet adoption event this weekend.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Public assistance is being sought to locate a man wanted on felony warrants with an extensive, violent criminal history.
Rehabilitation work on a railroad bridge is entering the next phase in Cohoctah Township next week.
The proposed rezoning of 15.5 acres off Patterson Lake Road could allow a developer to construct 10 condominium units.
Local officials are reminding residents about the importance of good dental health as October is National Dental Hygiene Month.
Hartland Township is celebrating its 180th birthday at its annual State of the Township address next week.
A man was jailed for possessing a concealed weapon after a traffic stop in Lyon Township.
The city has been doing the surveys since 2009, making this year the fifth time.
Police were looking for a man with felony warrants out for his arrest, but did not find him at the residence they surrounded last night.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Two of the three mayoral and all five city council candidates fielded questions from the public and a Political Action Team, Tuesday night.
“Our Vietnam Generation” by Michigan filmmaker Keith Famie features several local veterans and extensive footage shot in Livingston County.
Enjoy a cup of coffee and strike up a conversation with Howell Public Schools Superintendent Erin MacGregor on October 19th at the Highlander Restaurant.
It is hosted by the Livingston County Solid Waste Program and made possible with a grant from Chem-Trend.
Fall leaf vacuuming for the city of Brighton’s 7,500 residents began on Monday of this week and will continue through the end of November.
At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was presented with a report on Patriot Week, recently observed in the Brighton Area Schools.
Genoa Twp officials say Livingston Christian Schools need to address a few items, like obtaining an updated traffic study.
A ruling to exclude evidence in the sexual assault case against 52-year-old David Price III is being challenged.
The workshop is a place for people who've dealt with infertility to come and a find community and others they can relate to.
Walking ghost tours are being offered around Fenton's historic district this Friday and Saturday.
An annual music show benefiting the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit has been deemed a success.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Weekend lane closures will impact motorists on I-96 in the Howell area.
The Village of Pinckney has approved spending up to $5,000 on preliminary drawings that would provide a walkway along Dexter Pinckney Road between M-36 leading to Pinckney High School
Finding enough bus drivers seems to be a recurring problem in most school districts these days and that includes the Brighton Area Schools.
A rezoning is being sought to construct a microbrewery in Howell Township, although the matter was ultimately tabled during Monday night’s board meeting.
At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was presented with a report on Patriot Week, recently observed in the Brighton Area Schools.
53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney pleaded guilty in August to six felony counts of embezzlement.
Superintendent Erin MacGregor credits the district's good financial footing to making decisions that are fiscally responsible and ensure sustainability.
An upcoming workshop aims to help residents better understand the plant and weed system within the Huron River Chain of Lakes and overall lake management.
The Howell Township Board will be looking to fill a vacancy following the resignation of Trustee Carolyn Eaton.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Ambrose Sullivan was walking home from work last September when he was hit and killed by David Vega, who fled the scene.
Livingston Christian Schools submitted new plans last month to relocate to the Brighton Church of the Nazarene in Genoa Township.
The Michigan Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 covers all of Livingston County and provides a variety of services, specializing in helping with disability claims.
Strategies to support individuals with disabilities in the workplace is the focus of a luncheon program Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in White Lake Township reported wind gusts as high as 58 mph.
Dr. William Pearson served as assistant superintendent and superintendent during his 24 years with the district.
Gretchen Gomolka was elected in late September to the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association board of directors for a 2-year term.
The trail is designed to provide increased safety for bicyclists who utilize Island Lake.
The event will include food, prizes, educational programs, and information about local available resources.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
DTE reports that about 22,000 customers remained without power as of noon today (Sun.) system-wide as a result of a storm last night that brought high winds.
A youth mountain bike racing event has resulted in the closure of portions of of Bishop Lake Road until 2 p.m. today. (TT)
The Brighton City Council has approved a contract to hire an on-call arborist.
State Representative Hank Vaupel is supporting a bill to prohibit local taxes on food, saying it would hurt families and farmers.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
17-year-old Scott Minton is facing nine felony charges that include counts of criminal sexual conduct, extortion, and distributing child sexually abusive material.
Maurice Coles of Howell was killed in a head-on crash Friday morning on Mason Road.
There’s been an outpouring of volunteers looking to help out harvesting seeds from about 33 acres of overgrown jack pine trees in Livingston County.
The Howell Carnegie District Library and City staff have been working on a plan to pave the Chestnut Street Parking area.
State Representative Hank Vaupel is seeking increased awareness for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Friday, October 6, 2017
A Howell man is dead following a morning crash on Mason Road.
Over $46,000 was raised for the dental clinic by both fan bases.
The city of Brighton has approved a contract with an Ohio firm that will pick up recyclable materials not handled by the city’s recycler.
The Brighton City Council has approved a new zoning ordinance which the city says will be more user-friendly, while taking advantage of technological advances.
Dexter Area Fire Chief Robert Smith says the fire may have started due to spontaneous combustion.
More ramp and lane closures on planned on US-23 in the Northfield Township area this week and next.
Longtime residents Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman commissioned the piece of art as a way to give back to the community they love.
Residents gathered at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for a vigil in remembrance of those who suffered in the mass shooting.
Police say 18-year-old Malachi Collins used a bat to severely beat a man in the South Lyon Woods Mobile Home Park.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
The $12 million project is part of a plan to create a campus atmosphere at a school which catered to commuters for most of its history.
Dan Haberman joins Haley Stevens and Fayrouz Saad in the Democratic field for the 11th Congressional District, which includes South Lyon, Milford and Highland Township
Local lawmakers,community leaders, and personalities will be taking orders at the Older Days Cafe in Fowlerville before the Michigan - Michigan State game.
The Board of Trustees voiced their concerns and trepidation before voting to approve recommendation to the state.
North Star Reach is a nonprofit camp in Pinckney that serves children facing chronic and life-threatening health challenges.
A proposed project loosely set for 2020 would widen Old US-23 from Grand River to Spencer Road to five lanes.
Cyber security in business will be discussed during the next Good Morning Livingston Program, featuring the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute and Sentinel Center.
The sale begins October 17th for Friends of the Brighton District library members, and the following day for the public.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A vigil in Brighton tomorrow night will provide an opportunity for community prayer and reflection following the tragic events in Las Vegas.
A local teen remains hospitalized following a crash on Oak Grove Road in Howell Township Monday afternoon.
The event was part of LACASA's Shine the Light Campaign for National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Drew Shapiro’s attorney and the Fenton Township attorney asked for an adjournment after indicating a resolution of the case is close to being worked out.
The mountain bike trail can be used by runners and walkers as well and will hopefully be finished by spring of 2018.
Speed, alcohol and drugs did not appear to be factors.
State Representative Lana Theis testified Tuesday on a proposal to overhaul Michigan’s no fault auto-insurance system.
Cyclists can ride one of 8 routes through scenic portions of Livingston County this Sunday.
Kelly Leann Hodge is accused of stealing about $107,000 worth of medication from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital over an 18-month period.
A variety of activities are planned, starting with a Pre-Game Food Truck Rally sponsored by the Howell High School Athletic Boosters.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A wood chip fire in a gravel pit caused widely visible smoke plumes in Dexter Township and surrounding areas.
Malaja Isom allegedly worked with three other individuals to try to steal a number of items from the Victoria's Secret store in Green Oak Township.
Cash prize incentives are used to educate the community about where to find the potentially life-saving devices.
Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event that entertains local families and car enthusiasts while raising funds for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.
One teen is listed in critical condition and the other is listed as stable, while a third teen was treated and released at the scene of the crash.
The City of Brighton is in the process of developing a new comprehensive master plan, and toward that end held an open house Monday at the BECC building.
The 21st annual vigil is being held in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Michigan and Michigan State fans will battle for bragging rights in a fundraising event before the teams battle on the gridiron.
Monday, October 2, 2017
A suspicious incident reported in Hartland Township turned out to be a false alarm.
New sidewalks and other repairs are planned around the City of Howell.
A first hearing is scheduled Tuesday on a local lawmaker’s bill that seeks to overhaul Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy recently completed a unique training and leadership development opportunity.
Jack pines are being harvested locally to provide seeds and regenerate forests.
A large construction project that will boost safety at an intersection in Lyon Township is on track for completion this fall.
A candlelight vigil in Howell tomorrow night is part of the nonprofit's efforts to shed light on an important issue.
Changqian Zou is suing the owners and an employee from the now-closed Bubba Chang's restaurant in Genoa Township as a result of the attack.
The Howell City Police Department is celebrating National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday, at Uptown Coffeehouse.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sheriff Murphy says that while the Hartland incident is suspicious in nature, they are not classifying it as an attempted abduction.
A community activist has thrown her hat into the ring as a write-in candidate for Brighton City Council in next month's election.
Island residents affected by Hurricane Maria will benefit from the event held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fowlerville.
The city of Brighton will be able to proceed with several mostly infrastructure projects as a result of City Council action at Thursday night’s meeting.
The former Executive Director for the Livingston County Convention and Visitor's Bureau became the first woman from from her position in the state to receive that honor.