Thursday, August 31, 2017
Starting Tuesday, September 5th at 6am, the northbound US-23 entrance ramp from 6 Mile Road will be closed for reconstruction.
Voters Not Politicians is working to educate the community about an initiative they say will give the power back to the people.
A portion of Six Mile Road has re-opened in Northfield Township.
Local business owners Don Matskiw and Rick Allard said the nest has been there for two years.
Livingston County held onto the lowest jobless rate in Michigan during June and July.
Higher than expected construction costs were to blame.
Shapiro’s pre-trial hearing had been delayed after three district court judges recused themselves from hearing the case, citing compromised objectivity.
Livingston County residents are invited to share what’s on their mind with law enforcement at a community “Coffee With A Cop” event Friday.
Money raised will help victims of Hurricane Harvey as well as area veterans.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
An argument between school supply shoppers over a single notebook left on a shelf resulted in a fight and a gun being pulled.
The announcement puts Howell in the running among 10 other downtown communities across the United States.
Leadership Livingston plans to take donated items down to Houston, Texas next week for those impacted by the tropical storm.
The City of Howell and Recycle Livingston are working out a new lease as the organization looks to improve facilities.
Michael Bouffard has been bound over for trial on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder.
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for a man killed in a suspected electrical accident while working at a Livingston County church last weekend.
The 3rd Annual Family Readiness Expo will give helpful information on how to survive a crisis.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office may hold another forum in early 2018.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Some changes and a shifting of responsibilities are in the works for Livingston County Animal Control.
The two-year contract was ratified by the Board of Education Monday.
Steve Kiefer, who is the purchasing chief at General Motors, says the cable would have prevented his son’s death.
A group of parents addressed the Brighton Board of Education Monday night, complaining of the long bus rides their children will have to and from school this fall.
Authorities say it's still unknown if three suspicious incidents are related.
The Brighton Board of Education ratified a contract wage re-opener with the Brighton Education Association, which represents the district’s 307 teachers.
Authorities are investigating Monday morning crash involving pick-up truck and a semi that left a South Lyon man hospitalized in critical condition.
The plant was dedicated Monday to former DPW Director Dave Marshall, who worked for the village for 33 years.
Authorities say 37-year-old Bryce Douglas Caudell was hit by a car driven by 56-year-old Darlene Joyce Scheffler. He was declared dead at the scene.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Livingston County Animal Control Department is looking to be renamed and place their current animal control officers under the supervision of The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Incidents in Putnam and Hamburg townships in Livingston County and Dexter Township in Washtenaw County are under investigation.
Police had arrived at the home to serve a search warrant in an investigation of a breaking and entering complaint.
"A Walk Through History" at the Benjamin Cemetery in Conway Township will raise funds to help restore damaged headstones.
Police had arrived at the home to serve a search warrant in an investigation of a breaking and entering complaint.
Research has shown that long after a person with dementia loses the ability to verbally communicate, music continues to help maintain their cognitive abilities.
The rally was inspired by event organizers who say they felt called to condemn racism, as a result of recent acts.
The ratings are determined by factors rated across three components; the fire department, water system and 911 communications.
The birds of prey had all but disappeared from the area because of pesticide pollution but are coming back.
Angela Hamilton is said to have hid the bat used by her husband in an attack on one of his ex-employees.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says they were called shortly after 7pm Saturday by a resident who lives at Cedar Lake Road and M-36 about a suspicious vehicle near her house.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Robert Culbertson fled from authorities after asking to be fingerprinted at the Michigan State Police Brighton Post.
Beginning next summer, the Brighton Police Dept. will have a police academy that is geared specifically to Brighton Area School District students.
Input from the meetings will be used to describe how billions of dollars will be invested in the region’s transportation infrastructure and operations.
A dog who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan before being stricken with bone cancer was interred at a memorial ceremony Saturday near South Lyon.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
The real estate company made the move Friday into the building's second floor.
Andrew Arnett is accused of molesting several young boys at a birthday party in one of the cases.
The 7th annual Denim & Diamonds event is set for Saturday, September 30th at the Cross W Ranch on D-19 in Marion Township.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Several recent community gatherings have centered on a message of promoting love, not hate, and an event in downtown Brighton on Sunday will share that common theme.
Shannon Manning and a Nigerian counterpart have published a study analyzing GBS and the dangers it poses to pregnant mothers and their babies.
Congressman Mike Bishop, who sits on the House Ways & Means Committee, hopes to use the insight from these meetings when the House reconvenes in September.
A 16 year old Fenton Township teen who is accused of shooting his friend has been granted a second mental health exam, following a first which found him competent.
Pastor Judith McMillan of the First Presbyterian Church in Howell addressed hard truths about the prevalence of racism and the need for individuals to stand against acts of hate.
Construction of the Candlewood Suites is just one aspect of what is rapidly becoming a hotel “district” in Brighton.
Russ Ciesielski is a 1991 Linden High School graduate who came back to the district in 2001 as an educator.
88 units will be built off Eager Road, south of M-59.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Official say that divers found the remains of electronics technician 3rd class Kenneth Aaron Smith, whose mother, April Brandon, lives in Milford.
Eileen Jankowski, who served on Hartland's Board of Education from 2000 to 2009, was selected by LESA board members last night.
Michigan Lottery officials say one of the million-dollar tickets from Wednesday’s $758.7 million drawing was sold at O’Connor’s Deli on South Grand Street.
The plan was revised after public criticism of the project that centered on the proposed destruction of at least five trees.
Members from both sides of the political spectrum gathered for a "non-partisan" show of support for people of different races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation.
Commissioner Drew Shapiro is accused of yelling ethnic slurs at an individual from a boat this past Memorial Day weekend.
The Michigan Democratic Party says hold the industry accountable, while one Republican lawmaker discusses self-regulation.
The finale of the summer series will feature two local dance companies, set to perform at 7pm in Hyne Alley.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Matthew Carrier, who is charged in the May 9th crash that killed five people, is due back in court next month.
A fundraising tailgate party will be held prior to the Bulldogs game at The Big House in Ann Arbor, with transportation provided to and from the game.
Zackery Bradley's three dogs attacked two smaller dogs in February, killing one and injuring the other.
Several spoke up at the Board of Education's meeting speaking of stress and frustration with the new school year just around the corner.
Yvonne Cortis was charged with open murder following the death of 68-year-old Greg Cortis, who died from injuries sustained in the November 2015 crowbar attack.
A motion to amend the policy to prohibit sharing minutes between residents failed in a 3-4 vote Monday.
Justin Winslow of Caro is accused of attacking another man that he met at a psychiatric hospital with a box cutter.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
22-year-old Kenneth Smith, may be one of the sailors missing after a collision between a Navy destroyer and an oil tanker near Singapore..
Residents can petition the board for private road improvement projects and establish their own SAD to fund them, using bonds backed by the township.
United to Change is a day long event bringing awareness and information to the community on Thursday, August 31st.
Abdul El-Sayed is seeking nomination for governor while Elissa Slotkin is running for Congress.
A community forum Wednesday and a prayer service Thursday seek to unite the community in the aftermath of the deadly Charlottesville protests earlier this month.
Republican State Sen. Joe Hune & Republican State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Lambertville argued their communications with third parties were privileged and should remain private
The Prosecutor’s Office says the evidence is “insufficient to justify criminal charges against any of the surviving drivers for causing the deaths of the three victims.”
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved the use of Soundque Multimedia to record all future board meetings for the next six months
Monday, August 21, 2017
Around 200 people attended today's event, which teachers coordinated to preview the students' curriculum.
The rise through the region is trending in the right direction, but not as successfully as it has in decades past.
Today's solar eclipse has local health officials reminding residents to take care of their eyes if they choose to observe the event.
The Brighton Police chief says they have tested the several Ford Explorer SUVs used by the police Dept. and found no elevated levels of carbon monoxide.
The goal for the drive is 100 pints, in celebration of the local chapter’s 100th anniversary in Livingston County.
Livingston County residents are being invited to help decide what’s next for a “one book, one community” program.
Hourly workers in the Brighton Area Schools will get a pay increase for the coming year.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Justin Thomas of Ypsilanti fled after local police attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation.
The program provides access to fruits and vegetables for patients facing or at risk for a chronic disease.
David A. Clarke Jr. will be keynote speaker at the Livingston County Republican Part’s 2017 Reagan Day Dinner.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Golfers who utilize the Hudson Mills Metropark course have at least another five years to tee off.
Ashley Nicole Bell has pleaded guilty as charged to child abuse and domestic violence.
As construction continues on the US-23 Flex Route project, new closures and traffic shifts continue to pose challenges for motorists and first responders.
The evening includes a stunt and fighting style performance, a photo booth, trivia, and a discussion about the series.
Seniors can enjoy free park admission and more at all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks this Monday.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Police Chief Richard Duffany said the range will keep officers closer to home in case they are needed.
Repair work will shut down a railroad crossing to traffic later this month in the City of Howell.
Brighton’s 150th Anniversary celebration was heaped with praise at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.
The Brighton City Police Dept. currently has three openings in its cadre of reserve officers and is looking to fill them.
Kelly Leann Hodge is accused of stealing over 30,000 prescription pills from St. Joseph Mercy Brighton hospital.
Donated backpacks and school supplies were handed out to students at LESA's 16th annual community giveback.
Raymond York donated an equipment shed he built as a part of his Eagle Scout project to the band he plays trumpet in.
Democrat Adam Dreher is denouncing statements made by President Donald Trump and calling on a local lawmaker and potential challenger to join him.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Police are still searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl at the Island Lake State Recreation Area on Wednesday.
The LCHD has submitted required documentation and now awaits a site visit that precedes the final decision.
The Brighton Department of Public Works is in in line for some needed new equipment.
Street closures will be in effect as part of this weekend’s 57th annual Howell Melon Festival.
Approximately 200 “Michigan Trump Republicans” gathered at Block Brewing Co. to show their support for the President.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at the Island Lake State Recreation Area, east of Brighton.
The Livingston County United Way's Day of Caring is the largest single-day volunteer event in the county.
Over 570 students will attend the new William A. Pearson Elementary School.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
After two months on leave, the director of Huron Clinton Metroparks has resigned.
Some local elementary students and their families are expected to gather for a solar eclipse viewing party next week.
Representatives from many major local and national companies will be on hand to discuss the talent shortage in the cyber security job field.
Utility work will shut down a portion of Cooley Lake Road in Highland Township next week.
A recently passed millage will support operations for the Northfield Township Fire Department and medical rescue.
The condition of a motorcyclist injured in a Sunday night crash that shut down a local roadway for three hours is improving.
A meeting in Dexter provided design layouts and information about the 2018 project.
The Board of Trustees approved the first 17 that will help the police department in their enforcement of them.
Elizabeth Procunier will represent Team Michigan in Bocce at the 2018 USA Games.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Elizabeth Procunier will represent Team Michigan in Bocce at the 2018 USA Games.
The Fenton man police say was intoxicated when he crashed into another car and killed five people apologized through tears in court recently.
The Livingston County Airport has spent over $63,000 on environmental cleanup and repairs to a damaged fence.
Conceptual plans have been developed as part of a land swap between the City of Howell and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Interested applicants have a few more days to submit formal letters of interest for an open seat on the board after longtime member Julie Hill moved outside of the county.
Pending ratification by both sides, the Brighton Area Schools' 300 teachers will get a 2% pay increase for the 2017-18 year.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says shifts and ramp closures are needed for reconstruction.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Original users of the sewer system pay at a rate of 5.9%, while a local church will pay 5% on additional REUs.
18-year-old Caelond Travis Pearson of Lansing drowned at the Island Lake State Recreation Area Sunday.
A motorcyclist is hospitalized in critical condition following a crash Sunday night.
The Howell Melon Festival returns to the downtown area this weekend.
The Economic Development Council of Livingston County and Ann Arbor SPARK recently completed a benchmarking report of Livingston County’s economic growth.
A Lansing man drowned at the Island Lake State Recreation Area over the weekend.
The City of Brighton turned 150 this year, and the community celebrated with a block party on Main Street Sunday.
Livingston County United Way’s 16th annual Day of Caring will include approximately 1,450 volunteers performing over 130 community service projects.
Deron Wilson of Lansing refused to pull over for Livingston County Sheriff's Deputies before leading the chase east on I-96 to D-19.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
State Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chairs the task force, is optimistic that their efforts will address the hurdles residents are facing.
Livingston County Catholic Charities was recently awarded a 2-year grant of $90,000 from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
Local designers of all ages will be featured as part of a new, fun runway fashion event in which the sky is said to be the limit for outfit creations.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Washtenaw County Road Commission is among those opposing the route of a yet-to-be approved pipeline.
A bevy of activities, including a community block party, concert and laser light show are some of the festivities planned in Downtown Brighton Sunday.
A local lawmaker’s legislation to remove outdated political party icons from election ballots has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.
Applications are being accepted and are due by 4pm on Friday, August 25.
Friday, August 11, 2017
A state appeals court has affirmed a ruling in the case of a local bus driver who filed a right-to-work complaint.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was recently the recipient of two bicycles and says they’ll be put to good use.
The Fenton Township Board of Trustees has heard from residents on Crane Lake about continuing to pay for weed control in the water.
Charlie Applestein has written three critically acclaimed books, including his latest, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid.
Michigan's Lt. Governor believes the change would align the state with 41 others that run state government in the same manner.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy confirms that a warrant was issued for embezzlement of $100,000 or more against Kelly Leann Hodge.
The annual competition benefits Gleaners Community Food Bank of Livingston County.
24-year-old Justin Todd Thomas of Ypsilanti is charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting police and driving on a suspended license.
Milford Memories will take over the community this weekend.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
26-year-old Keith Allen Brown was charged with involuntary manslaughter and 2nd degree child abuse following the death of his 6-month-old daughter.
Livingston County's Relay for Life will feature special ceremonies, activities, education and a new vendor show this weekend.
A free course is being offered to local teens in an effort to teach young drivers advanced scenarios on the FT Techno test track in Fowlerville.
Andrew Arnett is accused of molesting several young boys at a birthday party in January.
The group is seeking people to help with the development of a 20.8 acre sports park on 11 Mile at Milford Road.
A total overnight closure is scheduled along southbound US-23 at 6 Mile Road so crews can set beams at the new bridge.
Police believe the man fell into the lake after his boat began taking on water.
The party begins at 2pm with the eclipse peaking around 2:20pm.
A suspect who fled from a local police post and led authorities on a chase has turned himself in.
18-year-old Malachi Collins was arraigned Wednesday on one count of assault with intent to murder.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The lawsuit was filed by electric car-maker Tesla and challenges the Michigan law requiring new car sales through a franchised dealership.
Witnesses say the home on Douglas Drive near 10 Mile Road caught fire around 4am.
The bond proposal passed Tuesday by a more than 2 - 1 margin.
The Hartland High School choir will be making a special guest appearance with Foreigner at DTE Energy Music Theater this Friday.
The start of the school year is just around the corner, yet teachers at Fowlerville Community Schools are still without a contract.
Rehabilitation is expected to continue through next Friday, August 18th.
A stabbing incident in Fenton Township has led to charges being filed against an area woman and man.
The charges stem from an investigation by Michigan State Police who say they came across online ads for an escort service, involving Speed and at least three other girls.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The suspect mentioned he had a suspended license, but fled after police noticed he arrived on a motorcycle.
A new development in Brighton - for which groundbreaking ceremonies were held today - will include two restaurants, offices and upscale apartments.
53-year-old Debbie Broich of Pinckney faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced October 9th.
The estimated $5.2 million project cost will be fully funded through the Central Dispatch Fund.
38-year-old Brooke Lajiness of Lima Township learned her punishment on Monday in a Washtenaw County courtroom.
A freeway ramp closes for construction today in the Northfield Township/Whitmore Lake area.
Fenton’s City Charter only allows residents to vote on a millage not to exceed three years, and city officials believe a more long-term millage is needed.
The Lyon Township Board met Monday night and hired Bob Martin to fill a newly created DPW director position.
49-year-old Bert Loomis lost his life in August of 2015 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Hamburg Township and South Lyon made the top 20 list of safest cities.
The Arc of Livingston’s best known client is Larry Prout Jr. of Marion Township, who stopped by WHMI Monday with his father to promote a pair of fundraisers.
The celebration will run from noon till 10:30pm and is free to the public.
The storefront for the LACASA Collection is located in the Crossroads Town Center on M-59 at Michigan Avenue in Howell
The news came as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder met Saturday with Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou during his trade mission to China.
The two new buildings will include two restaurants, office space and four high-end apartments.
The newest art piece on display as part of the Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit is Metropolis, created by the Nordin Brothers.
The city is using a highly specialized method of horizontally saw cutting uneven sidewalk portions to remove trip hazards.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
The race and family fun run recognizes first responders and pays tribute to Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke who was killed in the line of duty in 2012.
Howell's Dawn Ceccacci is hosting a workshop as part of The Brighton Arts and Culture Commission's The Story of Us: Summer Performance Series.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
A longtime educator and administrator with local ties has been appointed to serve on a state board.
The attorney for a priest accused of embezzling money from an Okemos church wants $800,000 seized by Michigan State Police released to his client.
The mini comic-con is a collaborative event between three local libraries working to promote reading.
Hartland resident Wes Nakagiri filed several complaints against the district and board members in connection with the May 2nd Sinking Fund proposal.
Local businesses are encouraged to take part in a new Business to Business Expo coming to Howell in September.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Congressman Mike Bishop credited "efficient, conservative-led government” with the county having the lowest June unemployment rate in Michigan.
But there may still be others. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate isn’t until October 27th.
The 24 hour gym will be located next to the dentist office at M-59 and Eager Road.
Howell DPS Director Erv Suida tells WHMI that samples taken Thursday morning came back, “well within the acceptable levels”
The beach at Howell City Park had to be closed Thursday afternoon due to elevated levels of E.Coli.
The Bagger Dave's restaurant in downtown Brighton has closed its doors.
Work will be commencing on the 2017 Street Improvement Project this summer in the City of Howell.
A portion of Six Mile Road is closed until further notice in Northfield Township for culvert replacement.
SCORE helps and mentors small business owners during the critical first few months of operations.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Children's book author and illustrator Jane Monroe Donovan will run the 'Big Foot 200' in order to raise money for the Talita Cumi Children's Home.
Some homeowners say they've witnessed several violations during the project's construction and "crude" behavior by workers.
A public meeting is planned later this month in regard to two roundabouts that will be installed in the Dexter community.
Community members can help fill an LESA bus with school supplies at the Howell Wal-Mart this Friday.
Restaurant owner Mike Bouffard is accused of physically assaulting an employee and has been arraigned on charges, prompting others to speak out.
Last year’s challenge set a record with 655 guests in attendance, but more importantly raised approximately $95,000, which equates to more than 280,000 meals.
The Board of Trustees is preparing for the traffic impact a proposed 916 new housing units will cause over the next several years.
The event at Hartland High School is held in memory of West Bloomfield Police Sergeant Patrick O'Rourke, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012.
The Mayors’ Pancake Breakfast is among festivities planned for Brighton’s 150th Anniversary and the Brighton Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
There will be a total overnight closure along northbound US-23 at 6 Mile Road so crews can set beams at the new bridge.
See presentations and participate in activities surrounding popular themes from comic books, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and more from 4-8pm, Thursday.
The U.S. Supreme Court is the final appeal option for a local religious school in its lawsuit against Genoa Township, although no decision has been made yet.
The Livingston County Veterans Appreciation Picnic will be held Saturday at the Brighton Recreation Area.
Funds from Relay for Life support the American Cancer Society’s mission of reducing the pain and suffering from cancer.
The equipment arrived Monday, will be tested throughout the week, and ready for pickup August 7th.
Concrete pavement patching begins today on I-96 in the Howell area and delays are likely the rest of the week.
Tonight is last opportunity to experience the live music and food samples from local restaurants for this year's event.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
A South Lyon teen was jailed following an assault and scuffle with law enforcement.
Monday night was the final chance for voters to address questions or concerns towards an upcoming $72 million bond proposal for Dexter Community Schools.
The Hartland Hippogriffs’ had their second practice Monday night and spent the time working on getting to know the game originated from the "Harry Potter" books.
23-year-old Giovanni May told Milford officers he tried to set a postal truck on fire using a lighter fluid-soaked sock.
The seminars include six topics - Identity Theft; Phone, Mail & e-Scams; Online Safety; Investment Fraud; Home Repair and In-Home Care & Senior Residences.
Officials say a movie theatre project that involved a maze of plot twists has a successful ending in Hartland Township after all.
42-year-old Mike Bouffard is charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for an incident on July 10th.
A crash in Brighton Township sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries Monday.
Michelle Rainbolt of Byron has been a caregiver and cheerleader to her husband after it was discovered he had a brain tumor.
The task force, co-chaired by Representative Hank Vaupel of Handy Township, gathered information from public safety and mental health outreach professionals.