Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Pharmacist Glen Chin is headed to prison in connection with the deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak.
The appointment of the former Republican governor may prompt a no confidence vote by MSU faculty.
24-year-old Giovanni May walked into the Milford Police Department and told officers he tried to set a mail truck on fire.
The Community Health Improvement Plan looks to improve local residents' health and wellness in ten priority areas.
Fire Chief Ken Chapman said the aging current facilities are riddled with issues and too small for the department's current operations.
Although a case of potential mumps exposure turned out to be a false alarm, officials with Brighton Area Schools say it was a good time to test current systems in place.
Brighton's Principal Shopping District is holding a series of public meetings to get input on a proposed increase in the current assessment on downtown properties.
A crowdfunding campaign has reached its goal for a South Lyon teen who was critically injured when a car he was working on fell on top of him.
Ninety single family attached and detached units will be developed on Lahring Road.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
A high-ranking Michigan State University official says former Gov. John Engler will be named interim president Wednesday amid the fallout over sexual assaults.
The source of the $1.5 million settlement remains in dispute, with the litigants insisting it is not coming from the township's general fund as has been asserted.
President and CEO Jayson Boyers took over the position in 2015 from longtime President Tom Sullivan.
The team, from Navigator Upper Elementary School in Pinckney, took fifth place in the state at the Future City competition held earlier this month in Novi.
Brighton Police are investigating a potential fraudulent GoFundMe account called “Candace Kicks Cancer” that had been set up for Candace Streng.
Approvals are nearly in order for Second Street Lofts, a new, three-story residential development.
Joe Bridgman replaces Brenda Meeks who resigned shortly after the November election. Bridgman was the Deputy Township Clerk in Huron Township.
State Rep. Lana Theis of Brighton Twp. serves on the House Law and Justice Committee, which has given MSU until Feb. 9th to come up with all relevant documents.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Enrollment for early childhood programs is getting underway throughout Livingston County.
Local authorities are notifying the public about a fake online crowdfunding account.
The current multi-year assessment is set to expire in April with no replacement decided upon.
Priorities for the City of Howell will be nailed down during the upcoming retreat on February 3rd.
The program, which lets those suffering from addiction come into any State Police post for help, is now available at all law enforcement agencies in Livingston County.
Brighton High School once again hosted The Polar Plunge this year to help raise funds and awareness for Livingston County High School.
Warran Carrah tells his father's story of being shot down over France, rescued, and escaping to Switzerland in an upcoming event at the Brighton District Library.
Clients claim Sefa and his company took money from them up front for mortgage assistance and/or debt settlement, but never provided the promised services.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel is supporting a package of bills aimed at providing income tax relief for families and seniors.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
The organization's year-end appeal brought in $7,748.50, compared to just over $5,000 in 2016.
Approximately 120 men, women and children turned out for the march organized as a reaction to the placement of white supremacist flyers the past two weekends in Howell.
The Brighton Area Fire Dept. handed out awards and accolades at the annual BAFD Awards Ceremony held over the weekend.
Business leaders from eight Michigan companies, including Surgical Safety Scanner of Brighton, will join the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at Arab Health exhibit in Dubai.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Howell Police are investigating the placement of the flyers and are expected to be visible for today's march, which is being held by Citizens for Unity.
A South Lyon teen was critically injured after an accident while working on his vehicle.
A local lawmaker says two bills related to mental health and substance abuse prevention are being taken up in committee.
A tree removal safety project is getting underway in Northfield Township.
Revitalization continues in downtown Howell with the arrival of its newest tenant.
Livingston County Commissioner Kate Lawrence is supporting local veteran Joe Riker in his bid for a state representative seat.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Although a proposed class action settlement has been reached in the Brighton Township sewer system lawsuit, not everyone is in agreement.
Matt Maciag is the former Tech Director for Dexter Community Schools and brings a strong technology background to the district.
Livingston County has fell to the top two spot when it comes jobless rate rankings.
State Road Elementary is hoping to raise $8,000 for a therapy dog that will help students facing anxiety and stress.
Convery has been with the chamber for 28 years and is the only chamber professional to receive the Michigan Chamber Professional Award twice since its inception.
Hartland Unified Basketball has a mix of players with and without disabilities.
Bishop called it "unacceptable" that since 1982, more than 290 coaches and officials connected to the U.S. Olympic Committee have been accused of sexual misconduct.
Sarah Fluegel is charged in the September crash that claimed the life of Hartland resident Alan Zielinski.
An electrical issue under the home likely started the fire on Wednesday.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Citizens for Unity plan to hold to hold a “March Against Fear” on Saturday to counteract what they call a, “vile act of racist intimidation directed at our neighbors.”
A foot chase ended Monday near US-23 and North Road. However, Fenton Police said that it turned out it was not the suspect they were originally called about.
Hartland Township officials say they’ve got the community covered in case of rainy weather during this weekend’s Winterfest event.
Jonathan Myers says he is looking forward to connecting with local business owners about what can be done to make the city even better.
Vaupel of Handy Township was one of eleven lawmakers who voted against it.
45-year-old Patrick Gizinski is charged with felonious assault and three counts of resisting police.
A Howell man who told authorities he “lost his marbles” and robbed three banks has made an initial court appearance.
Business owners say the proposed ordinance is an unnecessary layer of regulation.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
This is the first time Michigan high schools have taken part in the Special Olympics Unified Basketball League.
Bishop talked with engineers and management of TG Fluid Systems about what they do and the state of the manufacturing industry while touring the facility.
The sentence, read in open court, follows 7 days of victim impact statements.
The group behind the flyers, Patriot Front, is a nationally recognized white supremacy organization.
The lawsuit sought damages totaling $197,500 for the death of Peggy Zlatkin's five cows, having to move her herd to a farm in Montcalm County and veterinary expenses.
The Howell Township Planning Commission set the hearing, but tabled discussion on the site plan until issues with parking and landscaping are resolved.
Tuesday night marked the 8th and final State of the State address for Governor Rick Snyder and a local official and lawmaker are sharing their different perspectives.
Nine students have been invited to perform with various State Honors Choirs and Bands in Grand Rapids this weekend.
Rides By Roy offers free transportation to many services around Highland Township and competitive pricing to many other destinations.
The group behind the flyers, Patriot Front, is dedicated to bringing white nationalists together under an activist banner using the phrase “blood and soil”
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
City officials say they will repave more than half a mile of Bridge Street from the bridge over the Shiawassee River south to the city limits.
The City of Howell is the first winner to be announced in the Michigan Main Street Photo Contest.
Livingston County will be taking part in its third consecutive Tornado Drill Day to prepare county officials, employers, and families in case of an actual tornado.
23-year-old Danielle Denise Anderson of Dearborn Heights was arrested after she attempted to cash a $1,500 check that the teller deemed as fraudulent.
Criticism about questions asked of applicants for a vacant seat on council spilled into Monday's council meeting.
The Social and Emotional Task Force met last week and decided to group items up for discussion into two groups, based on grade level.
46-year-old Jolyn Suzanne McAllister is charged with one felony count each of false pretenses $50,000 to $100,000 among other counts.
Staffing cuts and changes are planned with the Detroit Medical Center system that could impact an area hospital already struggling with staffing.
Monday, January 22, 2018
An off-duty Sergeant came across the crash scene on Williamston Road near Dennis Road in Wheatfield Township at about 5:30 Sunday morning.
A gala event at Crystal Gardens in Genoa Township will benefit The Amber Reineck House in Livingston County, in partnership with Home of New Vision.
Joe Riker from Brighton Township announced his candidacy Saturday for the Republican nomination to the 42nd state representative seat.
Brighton DPW Director Marcel Goch says despite many overtime hours, his hourly workers’ wages have not had a serious impact on the department’s budget.
The South Lyon City Council met last week and appointed Stephen Kennedy to fill a vacant seat after interviewing four applicants.
Both the defense and prosecuting attorneys said they lacked a copy of the report from the medical examiner’s office and could not proceed without it.
The event will provide information about the many ways drugs can be used and concealed in today's culture.
The $2.5 million dollar investment will be installed at Commerce and North Main Street.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Brighton wildlife artist and children's book illustrator was given the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award by the Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wyatt Marshall of Marion Township recently pleaded to charges connected to the November 27th break-ins at Pizza's Champ and Arby's in Genoa Township.
The Brighton DPW is using more road salt this winter than in recent years, due to a winter season with above average snowfall.
Zoning Coordinator pays full-time salary, while the Treasurer's Assistant is part-time hourly.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Brighton Area Schools has been awarded a grant that state officials say will help propel STEM education down a new and exciting path.
The owner of the foster care home is looking to rezone to property in order to permit 12 residents, instead of the current six.
EMS had originally planned to purchase three, but recently lost one in an accident involving a low-hanging tree branch.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Two large trail projects are planned this year in Livingston County.
The estimated $6 million police station will be located behind the township’s existing fire station off of Whitmore Lake Road, adjacent to the Legacy Center.
The House recently voted to override the veto, making it the fourth override in 67 years performed by Michigan's legislature.
City Council approved a 4 year extension with GFL USA with a 3.5% rate increase to residents.
A check passing ceremony culminated the fundraising that resulted in $28,000 for the St. Joe Mercy Brighton Cancer Center.
Seek and you shall find. That’s what one professional meteorite hunter and some others did following news of chunks landing in Hamburg Township.
Brighton voters will be asked to approve a proposal which would increase their city taxes but result in much-needed improvements to deteriorating city streets.
The owners of BC Comix hope the new location will become a home for comic book and tabletop gaming enthusiasts.
Douglas Hawes played a pivotal role in making events like Balloonfest and Melonfest more fun for the whole family.
What is now a women’s apparel shop in downtown Brighton could become a combined coffee house and small performing arts theater.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
A Howell man is facing federal charges in connection with three bank robberies.
Jocelyn Benson is one of two guest speakers who will spend time with Livingston County Democrats at their next meeting, January 25th.
A local lawmaker who chairs a bi-partisan task force says a new report serves as a strong foundation to help improve mental health services and access to care.
Congressman Mike Bishop has introduced legislation to impose additional reporting and safety standards for pipelines that cross the waters of the Great Lakes.
The Board of Trustees held their third budget workshop session in preparation for their 2018-19 budget.
Elissa Slotkin said Wednesday she will not accept corporate donations in her bid to unseat Republican incumbent Mike Bishop for the 8th District.
The structure will provide classroom and storage space for officers training at the Hamburg Township range.
A charge of domestic violence will be dismissed if Michael Fielding successfully completes his one year of probation.
The report from the Michigan League for Public Policy says Michigan's jobless can collect benefits for 20 weeks, compared with 26 weeks in all seven nearby states.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
A man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery last week in Genoa Township.
An order allowing a Brighton Township teen convicted of sexually assaulting several girls to return home has been finalized.
Experts say parts of last night’s meteor that didn’t burn up in the atmosphere may have ended up in Hamburg Township based on its trajectory.
The annual event held on Whitmore Lake benefits local families who need help affording their child's participation in youth athletic programs.
NASA officials say it appears to have been about one or two yards across, weighed more than a metric ton and traveled 40,000 to 50,000 miles to Earth.
Of that $30 million, $20 million accounts for restitution owed to crime victims.
Police say the arrest of a Stockbridge man ultimately led to the dismantling of an illegal, large scale commercial drug manufacturing facility.
Joshua Couden of Wixom and Albert Cook III of Webberville are accused of stealing eight plows from Beauchamp’s Landscaping on Old US-23.
Local attorney and deacon at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Patrick McDonald, will serve as board president.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Former Fowlerville Officer Frederick Miller was being sued by Mary Stamm on behalf of the estate of her son who died after his motorcycle crashed into Miller’s vehicle
A road closure in Iosco Township could impact traffic for a couple of weeks.
With the South Lyon city manager on leave, council is looking to hire some outside help in preparing the municipality’s budget.
An organizational meeting is set for this Thursday, January 18th at The Frontal Lobe in Howell at 6pm.
Participants of the Livingston County Polar Plunge will jump into Leith Lake, located behind Brighton High School.
An increasing number of crashes are spurring reconstruction of a roundabout in Green Oak Township.
A crash shut down a portion of southbound US-23 in Fenton Monday, causing significant travel delays.
The Howell Board of Education has approved FIRST Robotics Clubs in all elementary and secondary schools.
Mayor Dan Pelchat has said Council may also choose someone to fill the vacancy at Thursday's meeting.
Monday, January 15, 2018
The panel discussed factors affecting mass incarceration and potential solutions, offering a variety of ideas and possibilities.
The driver passed out behind the wheel while a large amount of snow had accumulated inside the car from the windows being down.
A local agency is receiving federal funding to help address issue of homelessness in Livingston County.
CASA volunteers are specially trained to serve as advocates for children from Livingston County who are in the foster care system or the family court system.
The Huron Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee once again put on a successful march held in Martin Luther King's honor in downtown Milford on Sunday afternoon
The Brighton Bulldogs and Pinckney Pirates boys’ basketball teams will be playing each other at the Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit.
The township owed over $2 million dollars in chargebacks from a delinquent property at one point, but now owes about $200,000 or less.
New or expanding manufacturing businesses are now eligible to apply for tax breaks in Highland Township.
The group helps support the city's Millpond Restoration Plan by cleaning up natural and man-made messes while encouraging positive environmental stewardship.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
The Bridge High School in Brighton has been awarded a $50,000 grant to bring a STEM curriculum into the alternative school.
Plans for a phase two for Village Manor Retirement were approved over ten years ago and will now finally come to fruition.
Governor Rick Snyder re-appointed Michael Rice to the State Boundary Commission.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Police believe the South Lyon man was committing the crimes to feed a drug habit.
A man will avoid jail time in connection with an indecent exposure in New Hudson near a school bus stop.
The financial picture of the Brighton Area Schools, once a deficit district, has been a pleasant surprise to even its most ardent supporters.
The Planning Commission sent the site plan for Metro West Outdoor Services to the Township Board of Trustees for final approval next week.
Livingston County Catholic Charities' Salute to the Stars & Celebrity Dance Competition returns on March 3rd.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Stabenow met with business owners and weighed in on building the workforce, fighting for the middle class, and bringing jobs back to Michigan.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has released more surveillance photos of Thursday's armed robbery at Bank of America in Genoa Township.
Handy Township's Supervisor says he's looking forward to working with the EDCLC and Ann Arbor Spark on property development in the municipality.
Ice-less ice skating, winter-themed activities and sports, and much more for the whole family take place on Saturday, January 27th.
Public assistance is being sought to identify a suspect wanted in an armed robbery at Bank of America in Genoa Township Thursday afternoon.
Officials were surprised that they received a letter by being $48 over budget on one amendable line item in their million dollar budget.
Jeffrey Picklesimer was reportedly waiting to pick his girlfriend up from jail when Sheriff's deputies found him passed out in his vehicle.
The discussion began following a request from Wildlife LLC, who reportedly is interested in developing a campground on property near Haas Lake Park.
All training is provided, which is also paid. The starting wage is $16 an hour and a signing bonus is available.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Authorities are on scene and investigating.
A South Lyon man was arrested after being found passed out in a vehicle in the middle of a road and admitted to huffing air duster.
School districts such as Brighton will receive a refund of the money owed employees and former employees with their Jan. 22nd state aid payment.
Choosing the right preschool for families is a big decision and organizers say a weekend event aims to help.
The current multi-year assessment is set to expire in April and at this time nothing has been decided upon to replace it.
A person had to be extricated following a multi-vehicle crash on I-96 near Kensington Road in Brighton Township yesterday.
The committee aims to preserve the important rural characteristics of Northfield Township.
The I Will Right Now Foundation helps students, employees, and families in Brighton Area Schools who are facing life threatening medical emergencies.
The three Howell-area residents are facing charges connected to break-ins at the Pizza's Champ and Arby's in Genoa Township.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The case against 63-year-old Ningan Hu was dismissed in September by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty.
The dog has been in the custody of Oakland County Animal Control after being surrendered voluntarily following the late November attack.
A stretch of sidewalk from Meijer to Dunham Road will help connect the village to the commercial area.
Improvements and expansion are planned for a Fenton Township orchard now that a rezoning request has been approved.
Competitive Power Ventures has a two-year due diligence period to decide whether they'll construct a plant on the property at Mason and Truhn Roads.
Two were promoted into leadership positions while a third was elevated to full-time officer.
Michigan State Police say crashes involving a wrong-way driver are usually fatal because of the speed, and there have been eight fatalities in the last five years.
The much needed traffic light should be up and running in March.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Law enforcement officers are being recognized both locally and nationwide for their service.
The Board of Trustees has started working on the township's budget for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.
Excel Employment Options announced that they recently received a $60,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
Participants will be trained so they are able to examine a B-25 Mitchell Bomber factory drawing and design the same part in CAD.
Former Vice President Stacy Pasini moved up to the president role, while former Secretary Brent Earl will now serve as vice president.
The sculpture will be placed at the Howell Carnegie District Library in downtown Howell.
Board President Andy Burchfield says Gray scored highest in the category of Community Relations, while excelling in “working with staff, students, and the board of education."
Andy Burchfield was again elected to serve as president.
Local high school senior students have until March to apply for a community scholarship program.
Monday, January 8, 2018
The break shut down Oakridge Drive near Rickett Road and Woodlake Drive.
The Michigan Court Appeals has set arguments next month on the appeal of a ruling by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty.
Area residents can connect with an array of free services, resources and needed information during the 11th annual event.
They may only exist as lines of computer code, but Bitcoin have become a much-discussed topic with the value of a single unit averaging about $15,000 as of late.
The Livingston County United Way is asking the public to nominate people and organizations whose efforts have made a major impact over the past year.
The program is a collaborative effort that utilizes local churches as overnight warming centers, January through March.
Much anticipated work to repair the bridge and road structure in Oceola Township is finally in sight.
Purchase of the video cameras will come out of the police dept’s. 2017-18 Capital Improvement Project police millage budget.
The trailer was stolen from the 7400 block of Denton Hill Road in Tyrone Township sometime between 10:30pm on December 7th and 10am December 8th.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
The Brighton City Council believes the city's website needs some updating and has approved a 5-year contract with a firm to perform the re-design work.
Council voted unanimously to approve hiring Giffels Webster of Detroit for auxiliary planning services.
Diane Bockhausen of Howell will serve on the Michigan State Police Retirement Board while Jordan Kennedy of Fowlerville will serve on the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine.
The Christmas Campaign funds and supports several year-round programs like shelter and utility assistance for those in-need.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
A former Livingston County woman accused of sex trafficking has been convicted of running a criminal enterprise.
18-year-old Craig Holland reportedly connected with the victim via social media.
MDEQ studies suggest 40% of Livingston County homes are at elevated levels of the invisible, odorless, radioactive gas.
38-year-old Andrew Arnett is facing charges in two separate cases, both of which relate to inappropriate contact with underage males.
“Using Technology to Probe the Great Lakes” is the next program in a two-part series.
Friday, January 5, 2018
The northeast corner of the St. Patrick Catholic School building was spray painted with red and black paint.
Commissioner Gary Childs said they are getting around 600 views per meeting.
A church in Brighton Township which has a water service contract with the city of Brighton is asking to be excluded from the agreement.
Trustee Paul Samways turned in his letter of resignation December 21st, making it effective December 31st.
The biggest two projects are on Challis Road in the City of Brighton and at the Lee Road/US-23 roundabout.
Livingston County continues to hold onto the lowest jobless rate of all Michigan counties.
Organizers say it's "one of the most pressing social justice issues of our time..." that affects all Americans.
They are the missing piece in the Shiawassee River Water Trail Conservation's coverage of the river.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
A machine inside of the Hatch Robotic Welding Plant caught fire this afternoon.
The new cameras are expected to be delivered to the department this month.
Troopers were able to collect 622 toys for Toys for Tots and 1,432 non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army.
Dr. Robert A. Dye, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Comerica Bank, will present his forecast for the coming year, including state and national economic trends.
Bill Scofield passed away on New Year’s Day and is being remembered for his many contributions to the Howell community.
Robert Vogel has taken the reins from former Chief Mike Kennedy, who left for a new job as assistant chief with the Ann Arbor Fire Department.
The True Grit UN-Big Read kickoff event will take place at the library on January 13th.
The Pinckney Community Public Library is in the midst of some technology upgrades this week.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
A Milford woman charged in the beating death of her husband will spend at least the next 22 years behind bars.
City Council discussed a proposed traffic study on the busy stretch of road during Tuesday's work session.
41-year-old Amber Speed, a former Unadilla Township resident, is facing a variety of charges, including minor sex trafficking.
The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan is organizing 39 different "Show Me the Money Day" events around the state in January and February.
Parents of sexual assault victims say they’re somewhat happy with the outcome of a court hearing but not really confident all the recommendations will be adopted.
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday night and elected new leadership for the coming year.
"Riley" was not involved in an attack that hospitalized a 7-year-old Highland Township girl and is back with its old family in Ohio.
Community leaders and their 2017 Citizen of the Year will be recognized at their annual dinner January 25.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
A safety and supervision plan has been finalized for the teen to return home, although he will need to undergo another psychological evaluation.
Applications are due back by 5pm on Wednesday, January 10th.
The Roll of Honor serves to bring awareness to the general public about the contributions women have made over the years to society.
The 10th Annual Runway Repurposed fashion show is seeking out prospective designers.
The investigation related to animals allegedly found in unsanitary conditions and seized from a local non-profit rescue organization is complete.
Flu season is here and multiple cases of influenza have already been reported in Livingston County.
Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Mobil gas station on M-59, west of Milford Road, on the report of an attempted car theft early Friday morning.
60-year-old Yvonne Cortis pleaded guilty to charges filed in the death of 68-year-old Greg Cortis, who died from injuries sustained in the November 2015 crowbar attack.
Monday, January 1, 2018
If approved, the money would be used for repairs, replacements, and upgrades to every building in the district.
Registration is also open for the 24th annual event.
State Representative Joe Graves of Argentine Township says the new laws provide clarity, restore integrity, and improve accountability.