Friday, June 30, 2017
3D nipple and areola tattoos are just some of the custom work done by artists at the Lovely Monkey Tattoo in Whitmore Lake.
The 4th of July Holiday weekend is upon us and the Brighton Area Fire Authority is encouraging fun but safety first.
22-year-old Calvin Vallette was arrested May 25th after the incident at the Highland Hills Baptist Church.
A TV, computer and electronics collection event is planned for Livingston County residents.
New sidewalk pavers and flags will honor even more veterans.
Linden High School Principal Russ Ciesielski was chosen following former Superintendent Ed Koledo's resigning.
James Bennett has been recognized by Governor Rick Snyder as one of the state's Senior Volunteers of the Year.
Those looking to enjoy a quieter 4th of July have one local opportunity.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
More Michiganders will travel this 4th of July holiday weekend than ever before.
By a 7-0 vote Wednesday night the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution reiterating opposition to construction of the ET Rover natural gas pipeline.
Two dozen youth graduated from the Fowlerville Police Department Youth Academy Thursday.
Sarah-Grace Hampton of Brighton is taking part in the Distinguished Young Women of Michigan Scholarship Program.
The Howell City Council is moving ahead with planning efforts related to a Headlee Override request that will appear before voters next May.
Bills sponsored by a local lawmaker to remove small pictures representing political parties from ballots have won final approval in Michigan's Legislature.
53-year-old Debbie Broich is charged with five felony counts of embezzlement over $100,000 and one count of embezzlement between $50,000 and $100,000.
Mary Beane, a Brighton 3rd grade teacher who is on the 150th Anniversary Committee, got students involved in developing a 14-poster pictorial timeline of Brighton.
The Howell DDA has raised just over $9,000 of the $12,000 needed to receive matching funds from the state for the project.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of Danielle Stislicki has been charged in connection with an unrelated 2016 assault.
The Ann Arbor YMCA is concerned about the pipeline's current route cutting off all access points to Silver Lake, which could entrap Camp Birkett in case of a disaster.
Speakers will include Highland Township Fire Chief Ken Chapman.
Indivisible Livingston will host “Speakers at the Mill Pond” Thursday night.
Around 200 people gathered at the Great Lakes National Cemetery for the internment of the WWII combat veteran and Howell resident.
Zackery Bradley's sentencing has been postponed until August in order to allow for input from Veronica Evans, whose dog was killed by one of Bradley's dogs.
Broderick Seawright will serve a minimum of 22 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Many kids in Livingston County who normally go without will enjoy a healthy breakfast every day this summer thanks to a cereal drive.
The community is invited to enjoy fireworks in the natural beauty of Hudson Mills Metropark tonight.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
An extension cord running power to a mobile home in South Lyon is likely the cause of an early morning fire.
The Brighton Board of Education approved a projected budget of $70.3 million for the coming year at its meeting Monday night.
Director Chad Chewning says the Operations Manager position is vacant and no longer needed.
Currently they are about two-thirds of the way to the $12,000 goal. If it can be reached by Friday, June 30th, matching funds would be delivered within 30 days.
Evelyn Bates-March became bedridden after receiving tainted injections. She passed away in February.
17-year-old Kody Brewer of Wolverine Lake was suspended five times from school since November while also accruing more than 70 tardies and absences.
At least one Brighton school board member is urging the board to consider going with a county-wide agency for police liaison officer services.
After suffering from a severe vehicle accident June 14, a fundraiser for Jade Cheeseman is being formed to help raise money for medical expenses.
The 15th annual event includes a run through the Howell City Park and Lakeview Cemetery, a swim in Thompson Lake, and a one-mile open water swim.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Barry Cadden was sentenced to nine years in prison after victims offered impact statements and stories.
18-year-old Stacey Anne Raby has been upgraded to fair condition after the crash early Saturday morning.
The golf course at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter could be closing and another meeting is scheduled to explore the issue in depth.
The Pinckney school board has another vacancy and the deadline to submit letters of interest is just a couple days away.
Only one of the five balloon launches took place due to weather related issues.
Of the 778 people who became sick, 76 died – including 15 people who received the NECC’s tainted steroid injections at a clinic in Livingston County.
The steers purchased from funds raised at the benefit dinner will supply beef to five local charities.
An 18-year-old Howell resident was operating a 1997 Plymouth Neon southbound on Oak Grove Road when she lost control crossing the center line and left the roadway.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
A summertime tour of gardens is again planned throughout Livingston County.
Parker Bundy took home the High Overall award at the 2017 State Tournament while Fenton High School took home the award for top team.
A scrap tire collection event is set July 8th for car and light truck tires.
Parts of Brighton were affected by a power outage Saturday due to what DTE calls a "cable failure".
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Joshua Porter pleaded guilty to charges connected to an incident in which he installed a camera in the women's bathroom at Brighton Auto One where he worked.
Voting for artwork around town as part of the Howell Art Project is coming to a close.
Hartland Twp. officials have approved the rezoning of the parcel and required the property's owners clean the site up or come up with a plan of action by July 11th.
Doug Armstrong is the founder of North Star Reach, a non-profit camp for children with serious medical conditions.
Ronald Zupko of Brighton and Patrick Dean of DeWitt were reappointed to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons.
Friday, June 23, 2017
One man had to be extricated from his vehicle following a head-on crash in Highland Township Thursday.
The company has been searching for a U.S. site to build an assembly plant for liquid crystal display screens for the automotive, aviation & defenses industries.
20-year-old Avery Snyder and 21-year-old Tyler Graves were each charged last month with three counts each of stealing and retaining credit cards.
The legislation calls on doctors and medical providers to provide parents with information and recommend additional testing to confirm the diagnosis.
The amended site plans reduce the building's square footage and number of theaters, though company officials have not confirmed whether or not the project will move forward.
The director of Huron Clinton Metroparks is on leave but it’s unclear why.
The Board was split on the requested 17% pay increase for the Supervisor, Clerk, and Treasurer.
Sign repairs will result in a lane closure on Grand River in the City of Brighton next week.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The North Territorial Road interchange will reopen this Sunday, while 6 Mile Road over US-23 will completely close in both directions beginning Monday.
Approximately half of the township's budget is tied in to the fire department.
The Helminen's are on a six week adventure to raise money for children's cancer research.
Social media recently proved to be a helpful deterrent and tool for local law enforcement.
A credit card skimming device has turned up again at the Howell Mugg & Bopps gas station.
The Car, Truck, Tractor, and Motorcycle Show will take place at Golden Septic and Landscape Supplies this Saturday, from noon til 4:00 pm.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Timberview Estates would consist of 236 homes and a community center on 128 acres at Rushton and 9 Mile Road.
An Ypsilanti man is dead and a South Lyon teen injured following an early morning crash.
Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline continue to discuss methods of stopping pipeline progress into Livingston and surrounding counties.
20-year-old David Michael Vega is charged in connection to the September 1st incident that claimed the life of 19-year-old Ambrose Ian Sullivan.
Leslie P. Bland of Fenton passed away unexpectedly Sunday after years of service to the city.
The Love INC resale shop in The Promenade Plaza at Grand River and National Street is only the second of its kind in Michigan.
The board has another vacancy approaching as Trustee Richard Gilligan will be stepping down after six years, effective June 30th.
Fire Chief Ken Chapman said the spreading of misinformation on social media sites has caused some residents to worry.
Weekend travel delays can be expected on southbound US-23 in Washtenaw County.
Matthew Egnot was called to pick up his children after his wife was found to be driving drunk, but arrived intoxicated himself.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Property owners were given a year to clear building materials and dead vegetation from the parcel, but missed that first deadline as of June 7th.
The nation’s highest court on Monday formally rejected a motion to hear arguments in an appeal by former Fowlerville Police Officer Frederick Miller.
The new signs will flash when the pedestrian hits the “walk” button and alert traffic to slow down and yield.
A petition from seeking to tap into the Genoa Township sewer system was denied by the board on Monday night that would have serviced a triangle-type piece of property at Chilson & Brighton Roads.
This was a position the district had in the past, but officials say they were forced to drop the role due to budgetary issues.
Emagine officials have previously said without the district and subsequent tax abatement, the estimated $15 million project was not justifiable based on projected patronage.
The closure is needed to make emergency railroad and highway grade crossing repairs.
The ongoing projects to integrate Three Fires Elementary were discussed during Monday's Board of Education meeting.
A local municipality is apparently no longer interested in participating in a contract for economic development services in Livingston County.
Sam Weatherly is the first Howell player, and fourth from the county overall, to earn the honor, which was voted on by the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Monday, June 19, 2017
A Fowlerville couple is in the running for some scholarship money for their hand-crafted prom attire as part of a national contest.
Authorities say 73-year-old William Fisher of Owosso threatened and obstructed the officers by lifting the patrol car with his tractor.
The new board discussed and debated the needs of the community for the next fiscal year.
Submissions are still being sought from local artists for an exhibit that aims to tell the stories of the people who make the Brighton community what it is today.
Love Inc.’s new resale store in the Promenade Plaza off Grand River in Howell will officially open for business on Wednesday.
The speedboat that struck 12-year-old Cora Rae Thomas in Lake Ponemah did not stop, according to witnesses.
Artwork is back on display around downtown Howell and public voting is underway all week long to determine favorites.
The incident happened at the Highland Hills Baptist Church on Woodruff Lake Road near Milford Road just before 7:30 on the morning of May 25th.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Pending approval by the Board of Education next week, the Brighton Area School District will have its first-ever orchestra teacher.
The Brighton Police Dept. will soon have a new, state-of-the-art video surveillance system.
The Grand River improvement project in the City of Brighton is mostly done.
51st District State Representative Joe Graves, a Republican and chair of the House Oversight Committee, has said the allegations are “very concerning.”
Saturday, June 17, 2017
20-year-old David Michael Vega of Fowlerville is wanted by authorities for his role in the crash that killed Ambrose Ian Sullivan in September.
The next section of the D-19 improvement project in Marion Township gets underway Monday.
21-year-old Mackenzie Gibbons died early Thursday morning north of Standish when her car went off I-75.
Commissioners believe the current plan is still working within the intent of which it was drafted and does not need to be opened up.
13 year old Parker Frye of South Lyon Millennium Middle School won the competition with his invention, Liberty: The Sum of Our Parts.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Officials say 21-year-old McKenzie Gibbon either fell asleep or lost consciousness before leaving the roadway and crashing into a large tree in the median.
Two major roads will be rehabbed in Brighton, including one that is pothole laden and in obvious need of repair.
Superintendent Rick Todd said that declining enrollment numbers were largely to blame.
Senator Joe Hune is supporting automotive-industry businesswoman Lena Epstein in her bid for the U.S. Senate.
Downtown Brighton will soon see construction of two new, adjacent commercial buildings local officials say will set a new standard for commercial developments in the city.
Councilman Greg Kivell was being investigated by the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office regarding a conflict-of-interest case that began last August.
A Hamburg Township woman involved in a long legal battle over the use of Island Shore Drive is in trouble with the law again, for the same reason.
Brighton will still have a healthy fund balance at the end of its fiscal year despite a $300,000 expenditure as the city's match for the Grand River project.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
David Fisher of Brighton man won the Fantasy 5 jackpot Sunday.
The 8th District Republican says, “people have to be able to disagree with each other without being angry and violent" or "our Democracy won't survive."
Savage was a news anchor at WJBK in Detroit and a volunteer firefighter who died in February, following a training exercise with the Milford Fire Department.
Improvements are coming to help a troubled road that causes flooding in the City of Howell.
Credit card skimmers are again showing up at local gas stations.
Two teens were hospitalized after a two vehicle injury crash that shut down Fowlerville Road for three hours Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8th District Republican Congressman Mike Bishop said he and a member of his staff who were at the practice were safe, but asked the public to pray for the wounded.
If commissioners vote on Monday at their regular meeting to accept the recommendation, it would stop the effort in its tracks.
A 10-year-old Fowlerville Community School student was killed in the crash.
Nick Lyon was among five people charged with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's water crisis.
A Livingston County-based dance program dedicated to promoting modest and positive dancing among students is working with a local anti-drug organization.
New roundabouts at 8 Mile Road and US-23 re-open but construction has been extended at North Territorial Road.
A Brighton car dealership took action after being fed up with panhandlers taking advantage of the community’s generosity.
Hartland Township recently established a district that would make a proposed Emagine movie theater eligible for tax abatement.
The township will extend an offer to Steven Aynes to fill the position that has been vacant since early January.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A 69-year-old Commerce Township motorcyclist was killed Saturday in Tyrone Township.
The Howell City Council met Monday night and approved utility rate increases, although not as much as originally projected.
Students at Hutchings Elementary have been busy over the past few months creating a garden at the school, which doubles as an outdoor education space.
A South Lyon man killed in a tragic pedestrian crash in Detroit will be laid to rest this week.
The fire was reported around 5pm at a home on Beardsley Road by someone who saw the smoke while driving in the area. Picture courtesy of ClickOnDetroit.com
A tie vote was the result following a discussion of whether to support establishing a district that would make a proposed movie theater eligible for tax abatement.
At its meeting Monday night, the Brighton Board of Education was told that the district should see healthy increases in its fund equity both this year and next.