Sunday, December 31, 2017
2016's Citizen of the Year, Patti Griffith, will present the award to her successor at the 61st annual event.
Several opportunities to donate will be held in Livingston County through January 12th.
Six miles of trails that are part of the Lakeland Trails System will be reconstructed for better pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, many will be out celebrating the start of a new year this weekend and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is offering a sobering message.
A crowd funding campaign is continuing into the new year to help bring a unique green space to Downtown Howell.
46-year-old Kennie Whitby of Green Oak Township is serving 25 to 75 years in prison for 13 counts of armed robbery and one count of home invasion.
Friday, December 29, 2017
The two dogs suspected of being hybrids attacked a Highland Township girl last month.
Slippery roads and interstates in the area caused a rash of mishaps this morning, although no serious accidents have been reported.
Motorists are having to pay more at the pump these days, and gas prices are predicted to continue a gradual climb during 2018.
A guided snow shoe hike through Island Lake Recreation Area is scheduled for January 1st.
Authorities are looking for a "serial robber" in a rash of armed robberies of businesses in Oakland, Livingston and St. Clair counties.
As Livingston County residents usher in a New Year and celebrate what’s to come in 2018, AAA Michigan is urging them to do so safely.
The Hartland Deerfield Fire Authority has tips to keep residents and homes safe from the hazards portable generators can produce.
The Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy Miners will take part in the FIRST Tech Super Regionals in Big Rapids, Iowa, in March.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
The City of Brighton and Livingston County are looking to fill election-related positions following two resignations.
Douglas Walsh is facing charges connected to incidents that allegedly occurred at the in-home daycare center operated by his wife.
The Michigan State Police "Angel Program" is now active and operational in all 30 MSP posts.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is closing in on its 2017 Red Kettle campaign goal.
The stick frame farm house goes back to the time offounders and early settlers in Green Oak Township.
The bi-partisan package of House bills was enacted Wednesday by Lt. Governor Brian Calley.
A plan to build a three story, multi use building will require financing help from the city.
The parcel adjacent to the orchard contains a barn that could be restored and serve as both a museum and petting zoo.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
A local man who sought to overturn his sentence in connection with an assault on his then roommate has had his appeal denied.
The federal requirements are being enforced for more than 1,000 Livingston County residents to continue receiving food assistance benefits.
With arctic temperatures impacting the entire state, Livingston County residents are urged to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold. Exposure can also cause frostbite and hypothermia for pets.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Lyon Township was listed as a 2017 five-star community by eCities, which collected data on 277 communities across Michigan.
Organizers of the Key Project's "Unmasked Gala" are hoping to inspire the community to join their mission of reducing human captivity.
Farmers and ranchers in Livingston County may qualify for federal assistance if they encountered agricultural damage caused by a frost in May.
The next SCORE Workshop will help entrepreneurs with the importance of brand, passion, body language, and more.
A local man is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following an incident on Christmas Day.
Diamonds Steak & Seafood in downtown Howell has re-opened after a vehicle crashed through the front window.
Local firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze in extremely cold temperatures early this morning.
The Brighton City Planning Commission recently reviewed plans for a façade improvement project.
Brian Cremeans was found passed out in his vehicle at a local gas station, reversed his car and struck two public safety workers, then led a police chase.
The district has allowed the use of its facilities as election sites in the past but recently formalized it in writing.
As motorists deal with a messy morning commute, Northfield Township is offering some winter reminders for residents.
Consumer's Energy is offering assistance for those in need and tips for all to help keep winter energy costs down.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
With the holidays here, there’s a chance to spread more than just cheer.
Family members say they're concerned for 14-year-old Kailyn Perry-Hertzler, who has been missing for almost a month.
Thomas Blackledge reportedly lied about the details of the car crash, then became belligerent at the hospital.
Robert Culbertson went to the station to be fingerprinted as a result of his license status, then fled when police realized he had driven there.
The holidays spell cheer for most, but also crimes of opportunity for crooks.
Friday, December 22, 2017
About 70 dead cows were found on property owned by Keith Edwin Huck Jr. of Cohoctah Township.
The Pattersons lost a family and their house in separate incidents earlier this month.
The committee will be reduced from seven members to five at the start of the new year.
Ben Kirby comes from Ionia Public Schools and will move into the new role in February.
John "JC" Carlson will start in the new role January 1st.
A generous donor has stepped up in hopes of helping the Salvation Army of Livingston County achieve its Christmas fundraising goal by the end of the year.
State Representative Hank Vaupel recently supported 5 bills that will help students, educators, and craftsman within the skilled trades.
Jeffrey Pickelsimer pleaded guilty as charged to possession of heroin in Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
64-year-old Colleen Walters and her 31-year-old son Leon, both from the Chelsea-area, are each charged with a single count of embezzlement over $100,000.
$38,400 worth of picnic tables, benches, and garbage cans will be one of the final purchases as they near completion of their 2017 Parks Improvement Plan.
Arby's and Pizza's Champ in Genoa Township were targeted by Wyatt Marshall and two other individuals who are also facing charges.
Inexact numbers of future developments provide to biggest hurdle for the Board of Trustees.
Livingston County residents and families will be joining around 3.5 million people across Michigan for a year-end holiday getaway.
$20 counterfeit bills were recently used at two Genoa Township businesses, as well as given to a private resident selling an item on Craigslist.
Firstline aims to help police officers, fire fighters, and first responders as Reboot Recovery helps combat veterans.
Developer Ray LeDuc wants to build a 157 house subdivision on approximately 67 acres west of Milford Road and south of Rowe Road.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Steve Williams called Commissioner Bob Bezotte a "skunk" and suggested he and Commissioner Dave Domas should resign.
Emergency and non-emergency phone lines were down fort a short time.
Dennis Keith Towne was sentenced in January 2014 to two days in jail and one year of probation for manufacturing marijuana.
The multi-unit rental and senior citizen development is slated to be built near Pickerel and Woodruff Lake in Brighton Township.
Northfield Township is in need of members for the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Assistance from the public is being sought to help identify a man wanted for robbing the Hartland Township Arby’s restaurant.
Crews battled a house fire that turned fatal for roughly six hours early Tuesday morning.
Community outrage has centered on the teen’s sentencing to outpatient therapy and not the intensive inpatient rehabilitation called for in his plea agreement.
Police were attempting to serve a search warrant at Patrick Gizinski's home when the incident occurred.
25,769 food items and $1,679 will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
A Fowlerville man is in critical condition after jumping off a freeway overpass in what authorities believe was a suicide attempt.
The petition was signed by 290 residents of the 8th District and protested the Rochester Hills Republican's vote concerning a now-removed provision.
After serving for 48 years on Genoa Township’s Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, Figurski received a retirement party in her honor after several years of service
Two local fire departments dedicated their time to help those in need by ringing bells for the Salvation Army of Livingston County.
A new Brighton Area Schools committee has been formed to ensure students' "social and emotional" well-being.
A special land use permit has been granted for a proposed coffee café and theater in a downtown Brighton building that’s already occupied by Beverly Rae's.
24-year-old Michael Glenn Fielding recently pleaded guilty to one count each of domestic abuse and attempting to interrupt electronic communications.
The local organization works with Ann Arbor SPARK to provide business attraction and retention services.
Monday, December 18, 2017
The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges various minimum wage and overtime violations by Sundance Incorporated.
The deadline for submissions to the art, writing, and multimedia contest is approaching, as well as the beginning of a community food drive.
39-year-old Kenneth James Smith is now being charged in federal court.
This year’s dinner will be held from noon until 4pm on Christmas Day at Post 141 on Grand River. It is open to the general public, not just veterans.
Team KAOS, one of Howell’s FIRST Tech Challenge teams returned from the FTC State Championship with some new hardware for the trophy case; a State Championship trophy.
26-year-old Keith Allen Brown pleaded no contest last month to a count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 6-month-old daughter.
A new park and ride lot is part of a pilot public transportation project to help mitigate congestion and make commutes more bearable.
With the recent winter weather, residents and business owners are being reminded to avoid shoveling or plowing snow onto roadways.
Sarah Fluegel of Fowlerville is facing charges connected to the September crash that claimed the life of Hartland resident Alan Zielinski.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
33-year-old Ryoji Aoki of Detroit had been missing since December 6th when he was last seen leaving his workplace in Livonia.
The first significant snowfall brought a pleasant surprise to the Salvation Army of Livingston County - four gold coins and one gold bar.
An escaped prisoner from a Chelsea area boot camp was later found with injuries that appear to have been self-inflicted.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to the Township Clerk.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
The Judicial Tenure Commission has confirmed that it is investigating allegations concerning 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan.
Ryoji Aoki's car was discovered near Clyde and Bullard Road on Wednesday, December 6th, the same day he was last seen.
In the coming years, SEMCOG foresees an increase in population and the number of households in the area, but a decrease in household size.
Rick Little is being recognized for his years of dedicated service to the department and the community.
Friday, December 15, 2017
During this last full weekend before Christmas, the Michigan State Police Brighton Post will join with others across the United States in an effort to make travel safer.
A dual memorial is planned for a woman who vanished in 1990 and her mother, who became an advocate for victims' families.
52-year-old Michael Todd McIntyre of New Hudson was convicted by a jury in the deadly 1991 attack of his ex-girlfriend’s mother.
Saturday is National Wreaths Across America Day and in Pinckney, officials will hold a ceremony beginning at noon at the historical cemetery on Main Street.
12 people graduated from the Reboot Recovery class that helps those who have experienced trauma get their life back.
The defendant's attorney plans to appeal Judge Michael P. Hatty's decision to deny the motion to have the court disqualify itself.
Tom Kizer questions why Judge Theresa Brennan remains on the bench after what he called “criminal behavior” was revealed during her divorce proceedings.
Holly Ward Lamb, current Head of the Youth Services Department, will take over on January 1st.
Livingston County Catholic Charities delivered 91 boxes that will benefit 112 seniors.
Jonathon Liddy led a police chase in Howell, crashed his vehicle, and then attempted to run from officers.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
May the force be with you, Bryan Howes.
Edward Hulbert, who was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants, was captured by Howell Police earlier this week.
The 2008 four-door Saturn driven by a 78-year-old man had struck a curb and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle on the tracks.
Emergency installation of a new boiler at the historic Livingston County Courthouse was able to occur before the cold snap.
Ardis Renkoski, whose daughter Paige was last seen on the side of the road in Fowlerville in 1990, has died at the age of 84.
Edward Hulbert was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants; one for a probation violation on a felony assault charge and another for aggravated stalking.
Institute Director Jim says the goal is to have the Regional Cyber Security Education Collaborative in place within the year.
Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army of Livingston County's Community Center in Howell.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
All vehicles parked along the designated snow emergency routes in the municipalities will be either ticketed or towed.
56-year-old Steven Kelty's vehicle rammed into a motorcycle driven by Hamburg Police Sergeant Jim Sanderson in Genoa Township in September of 2014.
An insufficient number of volunteers means danger for reaching their holiday campaign goal.
Livingston County students presented to state lawmakers during a recent technology showcase.
Dr. Lawrence Yun says the home-buying incentive lessens under the reform as more people would take the standard deduction.
Megan Palmer returns to the Executive Board and takes over her new role after spending 5 years in a similar role in Barry County.
"Gradients" was written by Grammy nominated composer, Andrew Perkins.
The veteran friendly hiring practices of Tribar Manufacturing in Howell are being recognized.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The trio each face two felony counts of breaking and entering a building with intent, a count of possession of burglar’s tools and a misdemeanor count of retail fraud.
The township will pay the EDC $3,525 annually for the next three years for its services.
The 40,000 sq. ft. showroom on Lochlin Drive contains 150 unique cars including Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics.
Scott Hiipakka is the program management director for the Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder.
As a Hepatitis A outbreak continues across Southeast Michigan, local health officials say the best protection is to get vaccinated.
Brian Cremeans is facing multiple charges including OWI after the incident early Saturday morning that began at a Mobil Gas Station in Handy Township.
An employee discovered the hand grenade while cleaning out a trailer that had been left on the property by a customer.
51-year-old Thomas Webber is facing 13 felony charges connected to the November 15th incident.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Community members are being reminded of public safety protocols for abandoned vehicles or others involved in accidents this winter.
Brighton City Council concluded its annual 2-day retreat with the possibility that it may ask the voters for a Headlee override in next August’s primary election.
The municipal parking lot at 128 S. Lafayette Street is owned by the city, but was contaminated over a five-year period in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
72-year-old Alan Zielinski was killed September 5th when his 2001 Jeep Cherokee was hit on Grand River Avenue east of Burkhart Road.
Motorists will soon be sharing roads and freeways with snow plows and salt trucks and a new feature on some aims to boost safety.
The engine carries 1,000 gallons of water with an additional 40 gallons of foam to help make rural operations more functional.
The bench, commemorating Matt Modrack, overlooks the Mill Pond in Brighton.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
The Brighton Police Dept. has extended a fundraising effort another month to raise more funds for a group that provides wigs for kids with cancer and other diseases.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
15 miles of Energy Transfer's Rover Pipeline will run through Livingston County.
20-year-old Elijah Dalke was caught with 5.5 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop by Green Oak Township Police.
The city of Brighton will be installing new sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water lines on Second Street next year.
Food and fellowship will be available to all at a yearly Christmas Day dinner for the community.
The USQ-23 corridor, North Territorial area, and North Village District are areas of special interest to the Planning Commission.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Per tradition, Lyon Township is serving as a drop off point for letters to Santa Claus.
Howell Attorney Tom Kizer is raising questions about the recent search and seizure of over 120 animals at the non-profit rescue organization.
An open burning ban has been lifted for Livingston County.
The $25,000 grant from the Michigan College Access Network is used to make changes in high schools that promote the exploration of post-secondary education.
A newly formed task force meets next week and Brighton City Councilman Kristopher Tobbe is among the appointees.
A court order prevents the Wines' family from holding commercial and social gatherings of any type on their property.
The township received a Aa2 bond rating, which is one of the highest a township can receive and indicates a very low credit risk.
The Brighton DPW was out salting the streets Thursday night and will be busy next week with its final leaf pickup week.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
More than 120 animals were seized from Last Chance Rescue in Howell Township as well as a secondary location in Livingston County.
17-year-old Kody Brewer of White Lake Township also violated terms of his probation earlier this year while he was out on bond and awaiting sentencing.
As the fifth anniversary approaches of the massacre of 20 children and six adults, groups are coming together Sunday for a candlelight vigil.
Howell Main Street has launched a crowd sourcing campaign to bring the transportable park downtown.
Animal Control officers were at Last Chance Rescue in Howell Township on Monday, and then returned Wednesday to seize all of the animals from the shelter.
A full overnight closure is scheduled along US-23 so crews can set the bridge beam at Joy Road.
A pending contract cancellation has some individuals in recovery wondering how they’re going to get treatment with no other local options.
Expected final costs are estimated to be roughly $100,000 lower than originally allocated.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Officials say after investing $50,000, they don't have a measure of what they've received from the EDC of Livingston County and Ann Arbor SPARK.
The lawsuit alleges hydrogen sulfide from the plant on Lone Tree Road killed two cows immediately and forced her to euthanize three others.
The light traveled from the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem, across Europe, then to the Untied States before the Scouts received it in a special ceremony in Ann Arbor.
After initially saying his account was hacked, County Commissioner Bob Bezotte says he now realizes he was the one who shared a controversial meme on his Facebook page.
Officials say the recent dry and windy weather increases the risk of fires becoming out of control.
28-year-old Albert Cook III of Webberville and 26-year-old Joshua Couden of Wixom were taken into custody last weekend.
Students from Lakeland High School raised money for the annual event that brings an afternoon of holiday fun to disabled children.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is challenging the community meet an ambitious goal this weekend.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A man killed in a crash in Howell Township last week has been identified.
Drew Shapiro entered a guilty plea to a single count of indecent language. In exchange, two other counts were dropped.
Brighton Township's Board of Trustees discussed on Monday night's meeting the possibility of Shepherd of the Lakes Church and School obtaining the water services of MHOG
The list of toy-safety hazards includes some of the usual concerns over small parts and lead content, but today's high-tech toys raise new issues.
Over 100 people gathered in a show of solidarity prior to a hearing for a teen accused of sexually assaulting three young girls.
Bob Bezotte was called out for perceived racism and hatred in a meme calling two Democratic congresswomen “despicable hags” who should be thrown out of office.
18-year-old Malachi Collins entered a guilty plea last month to a reduced charge of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder.
A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Livingston County.
Monday, December 4, 2017
The Brighton Twp. teen will remain in the Monroe County Youth Center until a psych evaluation and safety plan has been completed.
Students, faculty and staff, led by STAND Advisor Denise Terry, decorated the campus with this year’s theme, “Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free®"
41-year-old Edmond Nicaj, a father of six from Fenton, purchased the million dollar ticket at the Great Lakes Family Restaurant in Fowlerville.
Residents in the City of Brighton have a new option to recycle clothing and other home goods starting this week.
Community Development staff provided an update on RRC certification at the Brighton City Council Study Session November 16th.
Trustee Alicia Reid said the board needs to start discussing “more serious violations,” an apparent reference to the sexual assaults of three girls.
Michigan Works! Southeast will receive more than $2.6 (m) million from the Michigan Talent Investment Agency to train workers at ten local companies.
Paleontologists have uncovered more mammoth bones at a site in Chelsea.
A large group of people committed to early childhood education came together for an inspiring conference
Sunday, December 3, 2017
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
A Livingston County drug prevention coalition has hit a major milestone and is continuing to make strides.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
A young Highland Township girl was hospitalized after being severely attacked by two dogs.
Protest organizers say they want to show support for the victims by gathering outside of the Judicial Center in Howell Monday at 12pm.
Motorists can expect to encounter more lane closures and potential travel delays along the US-23 Flex Route this weekend but they might be the last.
Jeffrey Picklesimer was reportedly waiting to pick his girlfriend up from jail when Sheriff's deputies found him passed out in his car.
Kindergarten students at Spencer Elementary in Brighton got to "slime" their principal Friday.
Friday, December 1, 2017
More than two years after the fatal beating death of her husband, a Milford woman has entered a plea.
Green Oak Township Clerk Michael Sedlak says the district's refusal to allow Brummer Elementary to be used as a polling location has effectively disenfranchised voters.
A preliminary investigation indicates a 2011 Infiniti G37 and a 2015 Motor coach were traveling westbound on I-96 when the vehicles collided, sideswiping each other.
Shri Thandedar wants to bring scientific, progressive ideas to Lansing.
The suit asks the court to award each affected resident an amount exceeding $25,000 and to force GM to no longer pollute their neighborhood and pay for cleanup and repair costs.
It’s believed that the truck, which was carrying a load of diesel engines, tipped when the load shifted.
Eight year old Cole Davis was described as a spunky, energetic, good kid who was full of energy.
35-year-old Kelly Hodge admitted to stealing over $107,000 worth of prescription medications from a local hospital in an 18-month period.
Fenton City Council approved a program that will have the city's water plant receive quarterly inspections and maintenance to preserve the quality of the HVAC units