Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Milford Township Board of Trustees approved a 10 year IFT that will allow the nation's largest battery recycling business to move in.
The City of Brighton Police Department is dedicating patrols to make sure drivers have their eyes on the road.
This Friday marks World AIDS Day and Livingston County residents are being encouraged to get tested.
The barrel program has collected over 10,000 lbs. of unwanted prescription pills and will be partnering with a local health system moving forward.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is seeking donors and bell ringers during two upcoming giving opportunities.
A right-of-way tree trimming program in the City of Brighton is getting underway.
Cleary University announced that Lake Trust Credit Union has secured the naming rights to the new athletic facility on its Livingston campus through 2028.
Midnight tonight is the last chance to donate for this year's Wreaths Across America. 110 wreaths are still needed in Pinckney.
Livingston County’s jobless rate ranking has improved to number one again.
Michael LaFaive with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy says the bill will provide a benefit for middle-income earners and serve as a catalyst for economic growth.
51-year-old Thomas Webber allegedly strangled his wife, assaulted her and his teenage son with a firearm, and injured another with a meat cleaver.
The lengthy oratorio "Messiah" has been performed annually since 1932, when the tradition was started by J. Robert Crouse.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Last year 12,000 people descended on Fowlerville for the event and organizers are planning for even more this year with the addition of a shuttle service.
A couple in the City of Fenton has been fined for keeping goats as pets.
The program pairs up police officers from around the county with less fortunate kids to take them on a holiday shopping spree.
Three Fires Elementary paraprofessional Karen Helsper and HPS financial assistant Karen Doran will be honored by the Board of Education in February.
1,190 people in Livingston County will need to find work, volunteer or attend training to continue receiving federal food assistance benefits.
28-year-old Jonathon Liddy led a police chase on McPherson Park Drive, crashed his vehicle, and then attempted to run from officers.
Community members can help the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 in Howell provide assistance to local families this Christmas.
Hutchings and Southwest Elementary Schools in Howell and Williamston's Discovery Elementary School will participate in the "Step Up for School Wellness" program.
The holiday season will kick off in downtown Milford Thursday night with the village's yearly community Christmas event.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A man is heading to prison following a deadly crash in Detroit that claimed the life of a South Lyon man and injured two pedestrians from Milford.
Officials says revisions to the ordinance could make it a good tool for negotiating with developers.
The Livingston County United Way’s Matching Money Monday is set for Monday, December 11th to help the organization that helps strengthen the community.
The church is looking to put the donations towards building a new kitchen for the many community events they hope to continue to provide.
A large group of supporters of three girls who were sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old Brighton Twp. youth showed up at the Brighton Board of Education meeting Monday night.
According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, the Senate plan up for a vote this week would result in nearly 400,000 people statewide losing their health care.
A total of $94,126 was raised for the project to provide every family in need with a full holiday meal.
South Lyon Fire Chief Mike Kennedy has accepted a new position in Ann Arbor.
Two businesses reported break-ins on Monday in Genoa Township.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Kathleen Zaenger is retiring at the end of the ear after 38 years as library director and an event Sunday at the library will send her off in style.
Motorists traveling along the US-23 Flex Route in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties can expect more lane closures this week.
Comedian Lynn Roberts will play Bob Hope, along with other classic comedians like Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante and Jack Benny.
The annual event allows LESA students to practice money and social skills, while displaying and selling their handiwork.
The Howell City Council is expressing disappointment in the way economic development services are headed at the county level.
Deputy Eric Overall was trying to disable a motorist being pursued by deputies when he was struck and killed Thanksgiving morning.
26-year-old Keith Allen Brown entered a no contest plea last week.
Judge Miriam Cavanaugh says that although the prospect of being in charge of all the county’s courts is formidable, she’s ready to step up.
The plaque will hang in the lobby as a way to honor veterans who are now employed by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Shurmur Farms of Dexter have been recognized under a state program.
Funds donated on Tuesday will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Applications are due by Wednesday, December 6th.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Bruce McClary with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling says consumers shouldn’t necessarily plan to do all of their holiday bargain hunting on Black Friday.
Snacks collected through the drive are given to homeless students as a way to supplement meals during their winter break from school.
At a recent meeting, trustees voted to appoint Sally Newstead to their board and Martha Haglund to the planning commission.
Friday, November 24, 2017
34-year-old Jason Baase is facing charges, including 2nd degree murder, connected to the crash that claimed the life of 52-year-old Dawn Anderson.
If elected, Jocelyn Benson wants to work to get citizens in and out of polling stations and branch offices in 30 minutes or less.
A familiar face has been appointed to serve on the Putnam Township board.
While retail giants utilize Black Friday to jump start holiday sales, Small Business Saturday is a time to support local merchants and small mom and pop stores.
Construction is finally complete on the Thompson Road widening project.
Meet Santa, hear holiday music, and create themed crafts at the annual event from 11am to 2pm.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The program will help kids in need with a meal and snacks to help them get through the weekends.
Shri Thanedar is seeking the nomination for governor, while Dana Nessel is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
Livingston County residents are being encouraged put away the leftovers and spend the day after Thanksgiving at Michigan state parks.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
24-year-old Thomas Dean Blackledge is charged with a felony count of resisting/obstructing or assaulting a police officer.
An initial investigation indicates the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree, coming to rest on its side.
The municipality is sending an invoice to Hornet Concrete Co. Inc. to recover costs associated in cleaning up the mess.
The township's system can support 300-400 new hookups before improvements become a necessity.
Dale Myers of Milford is a nationally recognized author and animator of Zapruder film footage.
The home repairs were completed for families in need just in time for the holidays.
Eight plows were stolen from their water treatment and supply location on Old US-23 in Hartland Township sometime between 3:30 and 6am Sunday.
Howell City Council met Monday and the first order of business was swearing in ceremonies.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Five children were adopted into four families today in Livingston County on Michigan's 15th annual Adoption Day.
James William Sebastianelli remains wanted by authorities after leading police on a chase Friday afternoon.
17-year-old Jack Newcomb says rehearsals began Monday for the Macy's Great American Marching Band, which will lead the 91st annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Culvert replacement will necessitate a road closure in Northfield Township tomorrow.
A woman is dead and the suspect in custody after a fatal crash in Chelsea.
The Board of Commissioners approved the $175,000 one-year contract, despite a proposed agreement from the EDC for $200,000 annually for three years.
67-year-old Michael Joseph Martus of South Lyon was driving the semi and died as a result of the accident.
Recycle Livingston is looking to upgrade facilities and a large donor will be assisting with roughly $200,000 in improvements that will be made to the property.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Grand River was shut down for hours this morning after a woman crashed a vehicle into a power pole in Genoa Township.
Rogers served twice as Brighton Township supervisor, but his involvement in local politics started decades before and sparked a political dynasty.
The closure is related to building issues.
18-year-old Malachi Collins had been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident.
Auditors from the firm Maner Costerisan and Ellis told the board that Brighton is unique in coming back from an $8.5 (m) million deficit.
Plans for a multi-use athletic complex will be before the Genoa Township Board for final approvals tonight.
The event will be held prior to a status conference for a Brighton Township teen that was accused of sexually assaulting three girls over the past two and a half years.
An MDOT representative will speak about the project at the Livingston County Planning Department's quarterly Brown Bag Lunch Series.
Public voting begins this week in Downtown Howell’s annual holiday storefront decorating contest.
The fundraiser for the Howell Opera House combines the art of fashion design with the use of recycled clothing and materials.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Brighton City Council was informed at its meeting Thursday that the department now has two new Ford Explorers to replace high-mileage, older vehicles.
Brighton Area Schools’ officials were presented the trophy in late October at the University of Michigan Art Museum in Ann Arbor.
The 13th annual presentation of The Nutcracker ballet is set for Saturday, December 2nd, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.
Sewer line on Rickett Road in Brighton will get new lining to act as a hedge against a possible break.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Motorists are being reminded of upcoming closures along the US-23/Flex Route.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is in need of volunteer bell ringers as the holiday season gets underway.
A motion to have Judge Michael P. Hatty recused was filed Friday by representation for Mary Ann Lamkin of Hamburg Twp.
New meters will allow residents to monitor their usage at any time, online.
The annual holiday event is free to the public this year.
Friday, November 17, 2017
First and second graders at the Pinckney elementary school are showing accelerated growth in math, yet the numbers are reversing when students reach third grade.
Families will be celebrating, along with judges, court staff, and social workers as adoptions are finalized for several local children.
A mobile office and programs helping with child care highlight the ideas moving forward.
Early registration ends Monday for the festive, nighttime run in downtown Howell.
The event raised funds to help The Arc Livingston in their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities.
50-year-old Robert Earl Wilson pleaded guilty to reckless driving causing death in the crash that killed a 10-year-old Fowlerville Community School student.
The Brighton City Police Department has just embarked on a new program to cut down on the incidence of distracted driving.
Northfield Township is advising of some road projects throughout the community.
The Economic Development Council recognized their efforts towards developing the Livingston County Early College program.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Community members and students artists made powerful statements at the campaign's main event in Howell.
Daniel Pelchat was sworn in as the City of South Lyon’s new mayor this week.
The 10th Annual Buck Pole was held by the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority in Marion Township, Wednesday night.
Malaja Isom reportedly worked with three other women to try to steal a variety of merchandise from the Victoria's Secret Store in Green Oak Township.
Three separate celebrations were held Wednesday to mark the spread kindness across all playgrounds in Brighton schools.
Lawrence Sefa is facing 30 charges connected to a scam he allegedly operated through his company, LAS Loan Assistance Centers.
Various Livingston County teams are advancing to the state tournament from Hartland, Howell and Brighton.
Plans are moving forward for the proposed establishment on Mason Road, next to American Concrete Products.
Livingston County law enforcement will be out this weekend seeking items on their “most wanted” list to help support local shelters and food banks.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The merger will create a single statewide health system with 10 hospitals, including St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell, providing more than 2,300 licensed beds.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Michael Quigley is suspected in the shooting at an apartment complex near Ortonville.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125 is looking to adopt four families this holiday season and accepting nominations.
Residents in the City of Brighton have a new option to recycle clothing and other home goods starting the week of December 4th.
Part of the new US-23 Flex Route system is going into operation for peak use today.
State Representative Hank Vaupel's bill would allow for additional training and use of tranquilizers with better immobilizing agents.
Robert Culbertson fled from a sergeant who confronted him about his suspended driver's license.
Families and children are invited to take part and tear the wrapping paper off of downtown businesses Thursday night.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Michael Martus of South Lyon was killed in the Monday morning crash on northbound US-23 in Tyrone Township.
The Genoa Township Planning Commission met Monday night and reviewed plans for a proposed private Christian school to locate on the site of a church.
The Howell superintendent was named the 2017-18 Michigan School Public Relations Association Outstanding Superintendent Communicator of the Year.
Monday night, Brighton's biennial meeting saw the re-election of Mayor Jim Muzzin and Mayor Pro-Tem Shawn Pipoly following a unanimous decision.
20-year-old Elijah Dalke recently pleaded guilty as charged to a felony that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
The parents of three girls who were sexually assaulted by a Brighton High School student say they want the student permanently expelled.
The request to change the zoning ordinance came from a business owner interested in opening a gun range/training facility.
The Michigan State Police are hoping to spread some Christmas cheer to less fortunate children around Livingston County with the Toys for Tots program.
Monday, November 13, 2017
The event marked the end of construction and the beginning of the new traffic management system.
A South Lyon man was killed in a crash this morning in Tyrone Township.
Donations at upcoming performances by the Brighton School of Ballet will help Puerto Rico’s Mauro Youth Ballet, which was damaged by Hurricane Maria.
Approximately 70 dead cows were found on property belonging to Keith Huck Jr. of Cohoctah Township.
10 students and one alumnus gave their opinions on a wide range of subjects.
The 37-year-old driver was taken into custody and gave off "a strong smell of alcohol" and had "bloodshot eyes," according to authorities.
David Vega of Fowlerville was recently sentenced to seven months in jail, despite facing up to five years in prison.
Betsy Allardice and Amy Goller offered to help after finding out the play did not have a director and would therefore be cancelled.
Commuters using a popular road on the Lyon Township – Novi border will need to find an alternate route beginning Tuesday.
This coming Wednesday's event celebrates the opening day of firearms season.
Creative materials were used for new benches and display centers along a hiking trail in a local rec area.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Incidents that require a police response are down this year at a popular pub in Brighton.
Brighton Police Chief Rob Bradford gave an overview of city policing efforts before the City Council at a recent study session.
Two suspects have been arraigned in connection with vehicle break-ins in Lyon Township and nearby communities.
The hospital successfully completed its first da Vinci robotic surgery on May 8th and achieved the 100th on October 27th.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Every dollar donated between now and November 22nd is being matched by Ford Motor Company.
Democrat Adam Dreher is calling on Republican State Representative Lane Theis to hold hearings on a new set of bills to lower auto insurance rates for Michigan residents.
18-year-old Craig Holland of Gregory reportedly sent the pictures to a 13-year-old and convinced her to do the same.
The county is required to file a plan detailing how it intends to comply with new standards being implemented by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.
A grant has funded new lifesaving equipment for the department.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Two consecutive Sunday protests are planned at 8th District Congressman Mike Bishop’s Brighton office to oppose a proposal to change the U.S. tax code.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades.
Commissioner Dave Domas raised concerns about the cost of Livingston County's contract with Ann Arbor Spark and questioned the benefits.
The coordinator handles many of the technical aspects of putting public, educational, and local governmental programming on television and the internet.
Probate Court Judge Miriam Cavanaugh has been appointed the new chief judge of all Livingston County courts.
The 70 unit development will feature a variety of housing designs and bridge generational gaps.
A group of teens were busted by an off-duty FBI agent while trying to break in to vehicles in Lyon Township.
"Our Vietnam Generation", by Michigan filmmaker Keith Famie, features interviews from several area veterans and footage shot in Livingston County.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
A call to 911 was the product of untrue information being texted to a parent from their student at the high school.
Paving work will continue to close down a single lane in each direction on US-23 through Friday, November 17th.
Gleaners estimates there are 1,000 area families who will need assistance to put a holiday meal on the table.
The Livingston County Salvation Army held its annual Kettle Kickoff Thursday, with the fundraising goal for this year set at $385,000.
Volunteers are being sought this weekend to help improve the canoe campground at Island lake Recreation Area.
Destiny Coselman is fighting a grade 4 glioblastoma tumor.
Two last minute road construction projects start today in Tyrone and Oceola Townships.
36-year-old Deron Wilson will serve a minimum of four years in the Michigan Department of Corrections before he is eligible for parole.
Wildlife LLC was reportedly contemplating seeking approval for a campground on their property, prompting the request.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Soil and groundwater contaminated by the chemical sulfolane was discovered at the Hartland Twp. Merit Energy gas plant in 2015.
Many in the audience were against the policies and threatened recalls against board members.
Due to warm weather keeping leaves on trees, leaf burning will be allowed until December 3rd this year.
Howell High School senior Adrea Eskola's design is based on winter and holiday season inspirations.
There will be a change on the Howell City Council following Tuesday’s general election and only one of three local ballot proposals managed to pass.
The millage renewal, which goes through 2025, will generate around $15 (m) million a year in revenue to support students with individualized education plans.
Livingston County Clerk Elizabeth Hundley says there really weren’t any issues with new voting equipment being used for the very first time.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
There will be a change on the Howell City Council following Tuesday's election.
In Howell, three seats are up for grabs, while voters in Brighton will elect four council members.
Andrew Joseph Arnett of Westland is facing charges connected to two separate incidents in Livingston County.
A committee has been established to explore funding options to fill in the gaps between paved segments.
Officials say prevention is the best strategy and strongly recommend families in need look at their budgets and apply for assistance early.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 18th at the CMH Miller Building, 622 East Grand River in Howell from 9am to 12pm.
A single unit at the Island Lake Apartments on Grand River in Green Oak Township had the highest lead levels in the state at 155 parts-per-billion.
An animal neglect case is being investigated in Fowlerville.
The budget aligns with the county’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan and does not include any tax increase or reduction in service levels.
A new recreation center geared towards kids is being held up due to a zoning conflict in Pinckney.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Both communities will come together on Veterans Day to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families to keep the nation safe.
Various grants are helping propel projects at Howell’s teen center.
Voters in the City of Fenton will have a ballot proposal to decide tomorrow.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County will kick off the holiday season with its annual Blessing of the Bells tradition.
The Federal Elections Committee has sent three letters to the treasurer of Bishop’s political action committee, noting various reporting deadlines had been missed.
The crash happened when a black Ford sedan southbound on Eagar Road pulled out in front of a pick-up truck heading eastbound on M-59.
The Parks and Recreation board laid out the best case scenario for breaking ground as being this coming spring.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is holding another Coffee with a Cop event to better relationships and understanding with the community.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
A project is planned on the banks of the Mill Pond in Brighton to mitigate an erosion problem using natural materials.
Dozens of dead cows have led to animal cruelty charges being filed against a Cohoctah Township man.
A new brewery that’s been years in the making is finally set to open in downtown Howell.
Milford’s Big Reveal is November 16th, to be followed by the annual Christmas open house November 30th.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Magnetic Products Incorporated is among seven Michigan firms embarking on a trade mission to South America.
New court dates have been set for the driver of a semi-tractor trailer whose vehicle crashed and killed three people last April on US-23.
A sign has been has been installed at the location of a future Lyon Township park and fundraising is underway to make it happen.
The Brighton Police Department's open house held Thursday evening has been termed a spectacular success.
November will be a hairy situation for several local police departments raising funds for Wigs 4 Kids.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says while he is “disheartened by the result,” the decision cannot be overturned on appeal.
The National Association of Realtors says the plan would essentially take, “homeownership off the table for millions of middle-class families.”
Resident Patricia Cole addressed the City Council Thursday, wondering why her letter – asking that a charter commission be formed – had not been read.
Wreaths of remembrance will placed on the headstones of known veterans in the Village's two cemeteries.
The GOP-controlled House voted 45-63 against the legislation, ten votes short.
The gathering offered information and collected input on proposed legislation that aims to make equal parenting time a presumed starting point in custody cases.
The days of warnings are over for truck drivers who ignore signs at a narrow intersection in downtown South Lyon.
Michigan Flyer is looking into offering express bus service between Livingston County and Detroit Metro Airport.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Michigan Supreme Court recently remanded the case back to the court of appeals, essentially ordering it to make a decision.
An evening of music and memories is planned during an upcoming Veterans concert.
All of the proceeds will remain in Livingston County helping The Arc with their mission to empower and support people with developmental disabilities.
Ground and design work will soon begin for a new elementary building and an alternative education space, respectively.
Excavation and drainage work will begin next Friday and is expected to keep the stretch of road closed until early January.
Consumers Energy has tips and advice to keep residents safe from the poisonous and deadly gas.
An attorney for one of the men has said his client is a caregiver and was growing marijuana for medicinal purposes.
The legislature has recently changed regulations regarding soliciting and canvassing in public streets.
Some student leaders at Howell High School have launched a district-wide canned food drive to help those in need.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Larry Prout Jr's courage and perseverance have inspired students at Pinckney High School and the University of Michigan football team.
Philanthropy and beards are growing on Livingston County Sheriff's deputies.
Nominations for Howell’s next Citizen of the Year and other ideas are again being sought from the community.
Representative Hank Vaupel has successfully created legislation helping mothers who wish to remain anonymous on a child's birth certificate.
The community is invited to get to know the Brighton City Police Department during an open house Thursday.
A Livingston County water system is registered as highest in the state for lead levels.
Bobette Schrandt is President and CEO of LACASA Center, the county’s anti-domestic violence agency, and says the bill redefines the best interest of the child.
An Ypsilanti man had his car impounded after a traffic stop turned up marijuana in Lyon Township.