Saturday, September 30, 2017
Construction will shut down part of Michigan Avenue in Howell early Monday morning.
This be-witching event takes place Saturday, October 7th, at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
An upcoming microchip fundraiser is planned for hurricane pet relief.
Monday is World Habitat Day and the community is invited to stop by the ReStore on Grand River from 11am to 2pm.
The CARES Task Force has been traveling throughout the state to speak with stakeholders about various mental health issues.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Police say 26-year-old Keith Allen Brown appeared highly intoxicated when he told them the baby fell asleep on a mattress on the floor.
The drive will be be closed from Wednesday, October 4 until the Wednesday, October 11.
A fundraiser next month will benefit a local non-profit that works to help the disabled find meaningful employment.
The motion passed by a 4-3 vote with the service scheduled to resume within a month.
After working through the night, MDOT was able to reopen all of the lanes at about 4am, an hour ahead of schedule.
Brighton resident Tom Kinczkowski plans to use the money to market his product, Just Duckin Hunting Chairs.
Operation Engineers and Michigan Urban Search & Rescue prepare first responders in the event of local and national disasters.
The downtown Howell dining scene will be showcased this weekend during the final food truck rally of the season.
Brighton High School will be getting a new luxury automobile for its automotive technology program.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The demolition of the Pleasant Valley Road bridge over eastbound I-96 in Brighton Township is on the fast track and crews will be working through the night.
The Michigan Residents Against the ET Rover Pipeline are gathering at Camp Birkett on Silver Lake from 2pm until 4pm.
The bridge was damaged yesterday in a crash involving a flatbed semi hauling several boom lifts.
Depending on its zoning, a structure's maximum height can now be 32 or 36 feet respectively, as opposed to the former 28 feet.
The incident happened just before 3pm when a person in a 12-year-old girl said she was approached by a white van in the Hidden Creek subdivision in Oceola Township.
The investigation into hate speech posted on social media by a local substitute bus driver has concluded and disciplinary actions are being taken.
C.O.O. Cathleen Edgerly called it a community achievement.
The City advises DTE crews and arborists will be assessing and performing tree trimming work.
The bridge was damaged yesterday in a crash involving a flatbed semi hauling several boom lifts.
All three lanes of I-96 remain closed as of this morning, with traffic only getting by on the shoulder.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Eastbound I-96 is shut down at Pleasant Valley Road until further notice.
All lanes of eastbound I-96 are shut down at Pleasant Valley Road.
A South Lyon man is facing 20 years in prison following his arrest last week on felony cocaine charges.
Mary Ann Lamkin claims Island Shore Drive is her private property, but it remains the only access for other residents and a local hardware store.
The Michigan Department of Treasury's Outreach Team was in Howell to help business owners with all-things sales tax.
The Village of Pinckney is currently in talks with the owner of The Dio Theatre about taking over the parking lot property located behind the theatre.
L. Brooks Patterson says the plan is a false promise that offers no guarantee of reductions.
The one-year contract includes a 2% wage increase and a step for eligible staff members.
The message shared by Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue on her Facebook page Sunday called NFL players protesting during the national anthem "degenerates."
A portion of North Michigan Avenue in Howell will be closed for construction starting tomorrow morning.
The 16-year-old is charged as a juvenile for separate incidents involving three female minors, one under the age of 13.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The suspects, both from Dearborn, used bolt cutters to break into a locker at the Planet Fitness on East Grand River August 29th.
Prosecutors say Candy Lawson stole disability benefits that were intended for her sister, who is unable to hear or speak.
If approved by county officials, the multiplier used to calculate permit fees would drop by 25%.
One of LACASA's largest annual fundraising events with a western-theme is set for this weekend.
Veterans’ challenge coins and flags are some of the items that have been taken from the cemetery recently.
A tax break has been granted for Thai Summit, which is company undergoing another expansion in the City of Howell.
The property is located in the Deer Creek #2 subdivision off Old US-23, west of Old US-23 and south of Hyne Road in Brighton Township.
Some temporary traffic control orders will be in effect this Friday for Pinckney’s homecoming parade and related activities.
Monday, September 25, 2017
58-year-old Michelle Freeman of Pinckney pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Community input is being sought on a planned expansion of the children’s area within the Salem-South Lyon District Library.
Earlier this year sidewalks were repaired in the commercial and retail district of the city, but this time the work will be done in residential neighborhoods.
Brighton City Council member Kris Tobbe has been appointed vice chair of a new SEMCOG parks and recreation committee task force.
The arrival of autumn won’t slow down construction activities on US-23 but officials say the US-23 Flex Route project is on track to wrap up in mid-November.
A one-of-a-kind historic sculpture will be unveiled in the City of Fenton this October.
Patrick Gizinski will undergo a mental evaluation to determine his competency and criminal responsibility.
An event to help Livingston County residents safely dispose of medications and needles will be held September 30th.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
COPS 2nd Annual Police Appreciation Picnic was held Saturday afternoon at Wind Walker Farms in Tyrone Township.
Flushing of Brighton's fire hydrants will be done in the city and parts of Genoa Township this week to remove sediments.
18-year-old Malachi Collins was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder after the July 30th incident.
Howell High School’s annual College and Technical Education Night will be held Tuesday.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Ashley Bell was also sentenced to 85 days in jail, which is time she has already served.
Green Oak Township has approved their portion of the purchase, allowing the order to be placed this week.
The Michigan Department of Treasury will be on hand to answer any questions and assist business owners however they can.
Some issues have been worked out with a newly installed alert system that aims to help warn Livingston County residents of imminent danger.
Volunteers are needed to help with a fall cemetery clean-up event in the Village of Pinckney this November.
Friday, September 22, 2017
A fire destroyed the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township this morning.
The change is in accordance with the state's new law which will make a first offense a civil infraction instead of a misdemeanor.
The barn belonged to the Scorpions Motorcycle Club.
Livingston County held onto the lowest jobless rate in Michigan for the third consecutive month.
The Brighton Police Dept. will have a Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 4th as part of National Coffee with a Cop Day.
The city of Brighton has come up with a new method for residents to weigh in on what they like, or don't like, about a particular part of the city.
Several individuals testified at a hearing Thursday about their experiences connected to the crash that killed five.
The district's "Hartland Go Gold For Kids With Cancer" program culminates at tonight's game.
Lori O'Doherty of Oceola Township organized the drive to collect money and supplies that she will help deliver in Florida next week.
The road is scheduled to be closed until October 6th.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
A hearing today included testimony from several individuals connected to the crash that killed five people in Oceola Township in May.
New legislation will eliminate political vignettes from ballots, moving forward.
74-year-old Ron Dauzet was ordered by a Washtenaw County judge in June to sell at least 20 vehicles a month from his property on East North Territorial Road.
A crew from The Daily Show was in the tiny Putnam Township hamlet to film a segment for the Comedy Central program.
The work is needed as part of the Imagination Station Due Care Plan, which requires all wooden surfaces at the playground to be sealed every two years.
A jury has cleared a Howell man of embezzlement charges after he was accused of selling parts on the side while working at a motorcycle dealership.
Two local school districts are transferring some parcels of land for basic reasons of convenience.
Lee and Ruth DeWitt's son Jack suffers from the rare, inherited disease, Freidreich's Ataxia, which has no treatment or known cure.
A federal grant will help the Livingston County Community Alliance in the fight to reduce and prevent youth substance use.
The developer asked that his rezoning request that was rejected by the Planning Commission be tabled at the Board of Trustees level until October.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
An unqualified opinion is the best rating a township can score.
With great fall weather in the forecast, large crowds are anticipated for South Lyon’s Pumpkinfest and street closures will coincide with the festivities.
Deron Wilson of Lansing has pleaded guilty as charged to the six counts against him.
Darlene Domanik has abandoned her Democratic bid for the 8th Congressional District in 2018.
A condemned home on Flint Road in the City of Brighton has been torn down.
A mass purchase of self-contained breathing apparatuses for five departments will save them about $2,000 per unit.
City officials are hoping to hear from as many members of the community as possible on where they'd like to see Brighton's future heading.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Developers did not have the required paperwork at the Board of Trustees' most recent review, causing some members to hesitate.
17 concerned citizens spoke out against the ET Rover natural gas pipeline, saying it would adversely affect their homes and communities.
All proceeds will benefit breast cancer treatment efforts at the St. Joe Mercy Brighton Cancer Center.
Coffee and conversation are the focus of an event with members of the Michigan State Police Brighton Post Wednesday in Chelsea.
Potential controversy over the lack of a moment of silence on 9-11 in Hartland schools ended up being a great lesson in leadership.
The band shell and amphitheater area at Brighton’s popular Mill Pond are likely in for some major changes next year.
Police say the woman and three others appeared to be working together to leave with a variety of unpaid items.
Authorities are investigating an indecent exposure incident in Lyon Township last week.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Lena Epstein and Rocky Raczkowski say they will run for the GOP nomination to replace Dave Trott in the 11th District
Planning is underway for the annual event set to take place November 11th through the 19th.
This is the first year that Challenger has been selected to receive the grant and, in fact, it’s the first time a Howell school has been selected for the program.
Because the victim, a Canadian citizen, did not yet have a visa to cross the border so she could testify, the case was thrown out.
The 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak killed 76 people, including 15 people who received tainted steroid injections at a clinic in Livingston County.
South Michigan Avenue will undergo resurfacing in the City of Howell.
West Main Street reopened over the weekend after five days of repair work.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Schuette says Livingston County is a bedrock of activity, growth, and dynamism.
The committee that organized the event held a meeting to tally things up and review what went right and what, if anything, went wrong.
Northbound ramps will be closed from 8pm to 7am starting Monday.
A lawmaker and local chambers of commerce are hosting a sales tax seminar for small businesses September 26th.
It looks like there will be an uptick in Brighton Area Schools enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Supplies are being collected at a fundraising event as a team of volunteers prepare to leave for Florida to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma.
A newly installed alert system aims to help warn Livingston County residents of imminent danger.
Miles Stevenson is in an elite group of students competing for a $2,500 college scholarship.
The biennial resealing of playground equipment will take place Saturday, September 23rd, at 9am.
Superintendent Greg Gray says the new program will likely bring in around $373,000 in gross revenue to the district.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Funeral services are set for a Brighton man who was pulled from a local lake.
A new bi-partisan auto insurance reform plan was announced Thursday, although it’s not backed by all - including House Insurance Committee Chair Lana Theis.
The Township is hoping to revitalize and rejuvenate 23 acres of property in downtown Whitmore Lake.
Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-week program specifically for family caregivers of persons with dementia or memory loss who are living at home in the community.
Updated site plans for the Brighton Millpond Band Shell and Amphitheater are up for approval next week.
This is the first fiscal year the district's fund balance will have a surplus and the second year teachers will receive an increase.
The amendment would pave the way for 150 new homes in the Hutchings Elementary area.
Parking lot repairs have been completed in time for World Habitat Day at the local non-profit that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The ride-sharing company now includes most of Livingston County in its coverage area.
Participants in the program will work on their personal issues while receiving clinical insight on topics like life, death, meaning, and purpose.
The Planning Commission discussed the usefulness of the ordinance which only allows shared driveways to a maximum 600 feet long.
A community build project is complete and a new playground was recently installed at the Island Lake State Recreation Area.
Rick Boisvert was sworn in earlier this week.
Jason Schrock was recognized for his work to help build meaningful connections between the student body and the exchange students.
The Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments wants the community's help in developing a long-term regional transportation plan.
The weekend-long celebration at Island Lake State Park includes a car show and escort to the Michigan Vietnam Moving Wall.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Called Recess K.L.U.B, or Kindness and Leadership Uniting Buddies, Charlotte Mandziuk had the idea to make sure everyone had someone to play with at recess.
Robin O’Grady, communications director for LACASA Center, was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations.
Members of the “Sweet 16” lottery club visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim their prize.
Friday is the deadline to accept donations that will benefit the small community located in Deweyville, Texas.
Fowlerville Community Schools' teachers are still without a contract and negotiations are planned to continue this week.
A local lawmaker is raising concerns about the report issued by CPAN alleging single women and widows get charged more by some auto insurers than men.
The charges stem from allegations made by two 20-year-old women who were fairly new employees at Hog Wild when each incident occurred.
The nonprofit boutique offers dresses and gowns to high school students for just $25, with proceeds benefiting LACASA Center.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Police say the charges are the result of an April 1st incident on property adjacent to Howell High School.
A ceremony was held outside of the Brighton Fire Department remembering both the horrific and heroic acts that took place on September 11th, 2001.
Officials say they are hoping to have one water tower and one treatment plant constructed and running by next spring or summer.
Funds raised will be used to support communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
A Brighton man was found dead and pulled from Crooked Lake Monday morning.
With the new hire, the district has split the bus route in Green Oak that took so long, and that should considerably shorten the ride times for kids.
The Brighton Church of the Nazarene is requesting some changes to a special land use and site plan conditions regarding landscaping and tree maintenance.
The Michigan State Police Brighton Post is now part of the Angel Program that aims to help those struggling with drug addiction and further progress in the war on drugs.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is looking for feedback to aid in the development of the region’s 2045 transportation plan.
Monday, September 11, 2017
The single-vehicle crash happened just before 9am Sunday on Crofoot Road east of Kern Road.
The home, at 614 Flint Road, is slated to be demolished in the coming week.
Green Oak Day is from 10 to 3pm this Saturday.
Local first responders and the community at large will gather for a ceremony tonight to commemorate the events of September 11th, 2001.
One local woman is hanging ribbons in the city of Howell and Brighton as part of the "Tie Michigan Teal" Campaign.
Johnnie Hamilton, the owner of the now-closed Bubba Changs restaurant, has pleaded to charges connected to the incident.
Police have located the three women involved in a scuffle at a Walmart that left a Livingston County woman injured.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Work by a CSX Railroad crew on the Main St. crossing in Brighton will result in a smoother surface free of major bumps.
Two substantial street projects are moving along in the City of Howell.
Brighton High School Drum Major Jack Newcomb to serve as drum major for Macy’s Great American Marching Band at this year’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
A peaceful demonstration was held outside of Congressman Mike Bishop's office on Friday by members of Indivisible Livingston and allied groups.
A South Lyon man seriously injured in a crash involving a pick-up truck and a semi is no longer in critical condition.
The .64 mile path will mirror the one that was originally approved in 2014.
The Livingston County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a bell ringing program on Sunday, September 17th.
Friday, September 8, 2017
According to Brighton City Manager Nate Geinzer, the much talked about $175 million University of Michigan medical facility is on track to open in less than a year.
Assistance from the public is being sought in identifying a man suspected in several vehicle break-ins in Lyon Township.
Three events at the end of the month will be held for the library's 90th anniversary and the opening of a new addition to the building.
The City of Howell is continuing work to become a fully certified Redevelopment Ready Community.
Proceeds from the store will be given to LACASA to fund services provided to abuse victims and their families.
Indivisible Livingston will be gathering outside Congressman Mike Bishop's Brighton office from 4pm to 6pm today.
The indoor skate park at the Brighton Nazarene Church was named as one of the top 9 by Best Things Michigan.
The developer of the proposed 157-house Belle Terre subdivision sought to rezone approximately 67 acres west of Milford Road and south of Rowe Road.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The argument reportedly began after one of the suspect’s children nearly ran into the victim.
Justin Todd Thomas led police on a chase that began in Pinckney and ended in Ann Arbor.
An unqualified opinion is the highest rating an auditing firm can issue.
Learn about important figures from the township's past during this event that will help restore old headstones.
Democrats are questioning if the Livingston County Sheriff shares the same extreme views as a radical former sheriff set to speak at a local GOP event.
A police standoff with a suicidal subject ended peacefully in Putnam Township Wednesday.
The CSX railroad crossing on Main Street in downtown Brighton will undergo complete reconstruction and be closed to traffic all next week.
A property owner who has been at odds with the Genoa Township board for years could soon have new flexibility with his property.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
In 2019, one district court judgeship will be eliminated and a circuit court seat added.
The Hartland Township Board of Trustees discussed the state of the project with the Director of Public Works.
The quarterly Brown Bag Lunch meeting will provide information about the long-term plan and give residents a chance to offer input.
A Livingston County non-profit organization has received a scholarship that will help provide local families with an educational opportunity.
The accident happened on Grand River, east of Burkhart Road in Howell Township around 1:20pm.
A cooking fire in Green Oak Township spread quickly but was extinguished by units from multiple departments Tuesday afternoon.
The popular service will start up again with the new construction season.
Bob Martin recently retired from South Lyon to take the DPW job with Lyon Township.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
A fatal crash in Howell Township shut down both directions of Grand River this afternoon.
Proceeds from the event will be used to fund additions to the 9/11 monument that sits in front of Station 31.
A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows the state's workforce has shrunk by 326,000 since 2000.
The building on First Street has been empty for many years, but plans are underway to fix it up and attract retailers.
Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. is also facing federal charges connected to six armed robberies in Oakland and Macomb counties.
Despite losing a federal lawsuit, a local religious school is again attempting to re-locate to a Genoa Township church.
Judgeships in Livingston County will be allocated differently following a state recommendation.
City officials say they are evaluating their options in addressing budget deficits which include a Headlee Override, or more cuts.
It’s back to school time again and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to use caution and parents to have those safety talks.
Monday, September 4, 2017
The Handy Township Republican, fifth from right, co-chairs the House’s mental health task force.
A family-owned Irish pub in downtown Howell is celebrating 30 years and the City of Howell recently paid tribute.
The City of Brighton is collecting items for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and devastating floods along the Texas Gulf Coast.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
As one freeway ramp closes, another re-opens in Northfield Township – marking a small victory for those who live or travel through the area.
A new upscale resale store to benefit victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault will open to the public and a grand opening celebration is set.
Brandon Dillon will be at the Livingston County Democrats Fall Picnic with other candidates for office.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
A longtime police officer with the City of Howell is retiring and recently received a proclamation in his honor.
Herman Ferguson (pictured left), feels at a young age, children should be taught that officers are in the community to protect citizens, not victimize them.
32-year-old Kathryn Marie Serra of Fenton entered pleas to reduced charges and agreed to testify truthfully against her co-defendant.
Fire protection in the City of South Lyon is in the top 1% in Michigan – which could potentially yield insurance savings for residents.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Project Hope's event aimed to bring awareness to drug addiction and overdose, and the impact both are making locally and nationally.
The annual Cheers to Volunteers event will take place September 28th at the Howell Opera House.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing the MSU Extensions' annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference downtown in October.
Rodriguez Montez Burks of Muskegon was killed July 20th at the Alger Maximum Correctional Facility in Munising.
Officials say demolition of other stores in the Kroger Complex will get underway first.
Matrix Transportation will be accepting donations all September with trucks leaving for Texas each Friday.
With a busy holiday travel weekend expected, Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy urges safety and patience.
Lisa Culbertson of Gregory, who falsely reported a bartender was drunk on the job, failed to appear for arraignment last week.