Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The former Livingston County woman was previously convicted on a single count of conducting a criminal enterprise, related to a sex trafficking operation involving underage girls.
Emergency management departments in three counties including Livingston were presented with $10,000 checks today from the Rover Pipeline Company.
The Brighton school board was asked Monday how it is prepared to deal with a school shooting if it should happen at a Brighton school.
Outdoor weather warning siren testing is starting up again this weekend.
Superintendent Wayne Roedel says the Thursday meeting will give parents a chance to talk about gun violence and district policies, in light of recent events.
The Livingston County Hoarding Task Force is aiming to serve those who may need help with respect and communication.
Property owners along a Whitmore Lake canal are interested in dredging both sides of the canal, however one side is without a property owner which may prohibit resident-funded improvements.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A brush fire that began early this afternoon near the I-96 and D-19 interchange spread to 100 acres, with flames reaching the edge of the road.
Kinley Kelm has been charged in connection with a break-in at the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in Lyon Township.
The House Law and Justice Committee passed House Bills 5530 and 5531 today.
A medical issue is suspected in the death of a Hamburg Township man on the Lakelands Trail last weekend.
Runway Repurposed celebrated its 10th anniversary by raising funds for the Grassroots Arts Initiative, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to student artists.
The South Lyon City Council was surprised to learn that a school resource officer from Oakland County will be utilized at South Lyon High School.
A Brighton High School freshman who was sexually assaulted in a highly-publicized case, and her mother, both addressed the Brighton Board of Education Monday night.
Secretary Ruth Johnson will read to four kindergarten classes on Wednesday.
Livingston County United Way's annual "Spirit of the Community" event honors local leaders, business partners, organizations and youth for their commitment and service to the area.
South Lyon's City Council was shocked to learn on Monday night that an Oakland County SRO will be implemented into South Lyon High School due to funding from Lyon Township.
Monday, February 26, 2018
53rd District Court Administrator Francine Zysk filed the lawsuit against 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan and Livingston County Chief Judge Miriam Cavanaugh.
The South Lyon Police Department says no issues, problems or threats were found following a room by room check of the building.
A flood warning remains in effect for the Huron River in Hamburg Township.
Two Brighton teams are advancing to the state finals.
Edward Hulbert, a felon and registered sex offender who evaded police for over two months, has been bound over for trial on a felony stalking charge.
The building that was once home to Kahuna Coffee in Hartland Township could have a new tenant, pending officials' approval for a Special Use permit.
A threat written on a bathroom wall at Milford High School has resulted in criminal charges for the 17-year-old student.
A portion of Spencer Road in Northfield Township had to be shut down due to recent heavy rains.
The home show will showcase the Livingston County United Way’s 17th Annual Community Resource Fair.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The Brighton Unified "Black" basketball team garnered the state championship Saturday at the state Unified Basketball Finals.
OLSHA's 28th Annual Walk for Warmth was a huge success as it raised funds to support utility assistance for families in need within Livingston County.
A Senate candidate is raising concerns about what he feels are limitations in legislation sponsored by his opponent to protect student survivors of criminal sexual conduct.
The soon-to-be-retired president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce has received a unique tourism award.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Zachary Hayes has started two community service clubs at UM-Flint, aided in the response to the city's water crisis and conducted research regarding the tainted water that has since been published.
The annual spring weight restrictions to protect roads go into effect at 6am Monday.
The bill allows stronger tranquilizers to be used early in the euthanasia process to better calm and immobilize animals, making the process safer and more humane.
Chris Smith is running for 8th District U.S. Congress.
Students are taking part in the Destination Imagination Region 1 Tournament at Waterford Mott High School.
Friday, February 23, 2018
The rain that fell in Livingston County this week has resulted in flood warnings and several road closures.
A flood warning remains in effect for the Huron River in Hamburg Township.
Safety and security protocols were implemented following a report of a suspicious person near the Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School.
The document highlights progress made last year and what some focuses for 2018 will be.
The Brighton Unified basketball squads will be going to Kalamazoo Saturday for the State Unified Basketball Finals at Western Michigan University, sponsored by Special Olympics.
A sanitary sewer overflow was reported in the City of Howell, with heavy rains and snowmelt to blame.
The Board of Trustees believes an existing zoning ordinance can fill the need if turned into a general ordinance.
The LVW is a non-partisan organization focused on informing voters and encouraging them to vote.
An all-star assembly of middle school band students from across Livingston County will host their inaugural performance tonight.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
On Tuesday, March 6th, a simulation will be held on how to react after an active shooter situation. It will take place at Maltby Intermediate School on Bauer Road between 10am and 2pm.
Saturday's fundraiser benefits local residents facing utility shut-off notices, helping to keep their heat on during the cold winter months.
A police investigation is underway after a student altercation at Whitmore Lake High School.
SEMCOG's plan focuses on protecting and restoring water resources in southeast Michigan.
Wednesday marked one week to the day since the tragic school shooting in Florida and around 200 students at Scranton Middle School held a walkout, along with others across the nation.
A celebration was held Tuesday for Pat Convery, who is retiring March 2nd after 28 years with the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.
The well-known restaurant and ice cream shop in downtown Brighton is shuttering its doors after this weekend.
19-year-old Anthony “Nikki” Nicholas was found shot to death in a farmhouse on property between M-36 and Spicer Road on February 21st, 2003.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A healthcare worker diagnosed with TB may have come into contact with staff and patients at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals and the South Lyon Senior Care and Rehab facility between May of 2017 and January of 2018.
200 students at Scranton middle School took part in today's walkout.
Recent heavy rains are to blame for closures in various areas.
The landlord of the building at 306 W. Main Street, currently occupied by Beverly Rae’s, has filed suit to evict the owners of the longtime women’s clothing store.
It’s almost show time for the planned movie theater in Hartland Township.
The clarification of the rules was prompted by a request from a resident who wanted to bring her Maltese, which she carries in a carrier around her neck, onto a bus.
Ryan Robert Debruyne of Green Oak Township was arraigned Tuesday after threatening to re-enact the Florida shooting at South Lyon High School.
The DDA's $41,000 commitment is the last piece needed to apply for a grant from the MDNR.
Four Seasons Veterinary Services will occupy space in the Kil’s Tae Kwon Do building on Grand River.
Senator Joe Hune is returning taxpayer budget funds to the state.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
State Representative Lana Theis introduced the bill package in response to a recent case where a 16-year-old Brighton Township teen pleaded guilty to 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, involving multiple victims.
A student that made a threat through social media to re-enact the Florida shooting at South Lyon High School this past weekend could face charges.
In the 14 months that the state legislature eliminated county gun board, Michigan has seen a 25% increase in concealed pistol licenses. In Livingston County, that rate is 28%.
24-year-old Giovanni May was sentenced today to 270 days in jail, but has already served 349 days.
Locally, the organization will be called the LWV Ann Arbor Area, Brighton-Howell Area Unit. Its first meeting will be held Wednesday at the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Counselors at Hartland High School say progress is being made through a number of initiatives that encourage students to explore and develop a post-high school plan.
The department will be obtaining 71 new air packs, along with the corresponding face pieces, to replace units that are 10 years old.
Three area men are behind bars in connection with a slew of home invasions targeting Asian business owners.
Chris Smith, a public policy and law professor at Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, is running for the Democratic nomination to the 8th Congressional District.
Monday, February 19, 2018
A student is being commended for informing authorities of a potential threat at a local high school.
Colleen Turk says she is running for the Democratic nomination for the seat currently occupied by Republican Hank Vaupel, who she “has a lot of respect” for, although they “have different ideas about what’s best for our area and our state.”
Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe says moves are part of an initiative to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming.
The Michigan Department of Transportation says the US-23 Flex Route is performing as intended.
“Drugs 101” targets parents and adults, providing information to help them identify potential drug use.
The South Lyon Football Boosters made the decision in light of what they called "the sensitivity of the issue coupled with the untimely tragedy."
Len and Heather Quasarano and their four children went to sleep inside their home in the Stony Brook subdivision on February 19th, 2016 and never woke up.
Each team consists of three special education students and two general education students.
A contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation guarantees the township won't sell or abandon the non-motorized path and will maintain it.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Howell Area Fire Dept. responded to a fire Saturday at the Groupo Antolin plant west of Howell across from the county airport.
Blue Heron Pond in Green Oak Township received a recommendation for approval from the Planning Commission.
The well-known political analyst and conservative media commentator will headline the Livingston County Republican Party’s 2018 Lincoln Day Dinner.
Family Fun Day: Celebrate Reading will take place on Saturday, March 10th.
Brighton Assistant to the City Manager Jessica Leinhardt will be leaving her post in March to accept a position with the Canadian Consulate in Detroit.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Brighton Township Clerk Ann Bollin has filed to run for the 42nd state representative seat being vacated by Lana Theis, who is running for the State Senate.
A missing autopsy report had delayed proceedings against 17-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged as an adult with open murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
The legislation is co-sponsored by State Senator Ken Horn who represents the 32nd District, which includes Fenton Township and Linden.
Lawrence Sefa of Tyrone Township is facing 30 charges connected to an alleged mortgage foreclosure scam in which he reportedly stole thousands of dollars from Michigan residents.
A man and woman were injured in a Friday crash near Webberville.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Sheriff Mike Murphy is cautioning the public about perpetuating things that are not true on social media after unfounded threats in Hartland Schools.
The amendment would allow for a second restaurant with a drive-through window in the PUD at Whitmore Lake Road and Lee Road.
East Lansing resident Dennis Denno is running as a Democrat for the MSU Board of Trustees, which has been under fire for its handling of the Larry Nassar scandal.
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, have signed a definitive joint venture agreement for the 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital.
Stockbridge Schools were closed Wednesday and Thursday after an online threat lead to an arrest, while classes in Hartland Consolidated Schools are taking place after a rumor turned out to be not credible.
65-year-old Todd Burton turned himself in at the 21st District Court, following an investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The Brighton Area Schools is now equipped to administer an antidote for a student who is overdosing on opioids, including heroin.
Julie Cribley of Recycle Livingston calls the new standard "almost impossible to meet" and believes this could jump start greater recycling efforts in the States.
The Brighton City Council has confirmed the appointment of Tara Brown as the new city clerk.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
One of Livingston County’s three District Court Judges, Suzanne Geddis, has announced her candidacy for an open seat in the 44th Circuit Court.
Authorities said 20-year-old Jordan Watson of Howell had a blood-alcohol content four times the legal limit when his vehicle crashed through the attached garage of a Waterford Township home.
More than 200 women interested in learning more about heart disease attended the 5th annual Livingston County Goes Red for Women luncheon.
The Brighton Area Schools has already reached the maximum number of snow days it is allotted by the state - without having to make up any more lost classroom time.
At the township's Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, a number of residents spoke for and against the plant that could cost as much as $1 billion dollars to construct.
Howell Firefighter and ordained minister Bill Fenton teamed with Uptown Coffeehouse to make Valentine's Day "Free Wedding Day."
The township came in third place, with South Lyon coming in fifth and Milford at ninth.
Since September, Michigan State Police Brighton Post troopers have had three close calls while policing traffic crashes when their vehicles were struck by motorists.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Howell Public Schools Board of Education recently approved two initiatives for the building; an early childhood education program and a non-traditional high school.
33-year-old Jeremy Alan Slayden’s conviction arose from the sexual assault of his daughter’s 13-year-old friend in February of 2016.
The county-owned park is being developed in phases with funding help from a federal grant and local units of government.
The city is planning on adopting a method that’s based on the size of the physical connection to the system, instead of "guessing" how many REUs to assign a use.
The Brighton Unified Team, which consists of students with disabilities and those from the general student population, will play Northville Wednesday at Brighton High School.
Joyce Clohosey, who was interviewed January 18th for an open council seat, filed the complaint this week with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
A representative from LACASA and a Homeland Security special agent spoke at the event, hosted by Brighton High School's Teens Advocating Against Domestic Assistance.
The groups welcomes students of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
The driver reportedly said to the child, "I see you little kid, get in." The child then ran away.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The current state and future direction of the autonomous vehicle industry were discussed at the event held by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dennis Brewer, the former president of the Livingston County Bar Association, has announced his candidacy for an open seat on the 44th Circuit Court in Livingston County.
Steven Bearden from the Von Voigtlander Foundation says the proceeds will benefit North Star Reach, Livingston County Shop With a Cop, The Arc of Livingston, Reaching Higher and the Michigan Lupus Foundation.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has confirmed Grand River from M-59 to National Street will be repaved in the summer of 2020.
Ashley Moritz of Royal Oak found the meteorite on Zukey Lake in Hamburg Township four days after the January 16th incident.
Hune’s total number of uninterrupted votes is 5,646 - the longest streak in the Senate by 650.
A new brewery looking to occupy a vacant location on Mason Road received approval for three licenses from Howell Township's board.
Brian Cremeans struck two public safety workers with his car before fleeing from police in the December 9th incident.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is headed to Livingston County in August.
The Handy Township Planning Commission will consider a plan at its meeting Wednesday to construct an electrical power plant on 145 acres located at Mason and Truhn Roads.
Brighton Township officials recently discussed maintaining status quo rates for the 2018/2019 fiscal year, however pending litigation could change that.
Howell resident and ordained minister Bill Fenton will be marrying couples for free on Valentine's Day at Uptown Coffeehouse in downtown Howell.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has been busy patching potholes and motorists are encouraged to report problem areas.
The Brighton Police Department turned over their report last week into a potential fraudulent GoFundMe account called “Candace Kicks Cancer” that had been set up for Candace Streng.
The property's management company recently met with Hartland Township officials to discuss rezoning 20 acres of the property from commercial to multiple-family residential.
Tracy Banish found a couple's wedding album in a hutch she recently purchased from the Walnut Street Marketplace & Howell Holiday Boutique in downtown Howell.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Organizers say with Livingston County being home to many Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturing facilities that support the automotive industry, the topic will become more and more important for the county to be well-versed and highly knowledgeable about
My Community Dental Centers, located on Byron Road in Howell, is celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month by giving away a bicycle and helmet.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
16-year-old Tanner Bryan had been recovering in the intensive care unit of the Children’s Hospital in Detroit, but succumbed to his injuries Monday.
The crash involved at least a half a dozen semi-trucks and a dozen other vehicles, leaving a severely damaged sedan at the scene.
Free tax preparation is again being offered to Livingston County residents.
Friday, February 9, 2018
A 77-year-old Hamburg Township man is dead after crashing his car into The Wild Indoors Pet Supplies store.
Hartland resident and Army veteran, Kelly Meade, has reached the semifinals of the Ms. Veteran America competition. In June, she will be competing in Arlington, Virginia with the hopes of making the finals held in Washington D.C. in October.
22-year-old Wyatt Marshall was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of one year in the Michigan Department of Corrections to a maximum of ten years.
Juliana Ward-Brown, a Howell High School student, and Darian Locklear, a Brighton High School student, both 16, were on their way to hockey practice in Lansing Tuesday when their vehicle went out of control as they drove westbound on I-96, entered the median and hit a tree near Williamston Road.
Becoming a primary road would open up the ability to share in state funds for improving the road.
20-year-old Jordan Watson of Howell pleaded no contest to 2nd degree murder for the death of 19-year-old Gage Remsberg of Highland Township, but later tried to withdraw the plea,
The four meetings on the proposed downtown Brighton building assessment hike have all been held, and the next step is determining the amount to be requested of City COuncil.
Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy will be on display at the Yankee Air Museum Feb 15 - May 15.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
The cities of South Lyon, Howell, and Brighton, and the village of Pinckney have declared snow emergencies with the forecast calling for a significant accumulation of snow.
27-year-old Vincent Albert Gentilozzi of Williamston and 33-year-old Jon McClain Martin of Stockbridge are alleged to have assaulted a 17-year-old female in Stockbridge Township in 2015.
House Bill 4813 would provide safer animal euthanasia and expanded tranquilizer options.
Victims had left purses, bags, and valuables in plain sight inside their vehicles.
The Planning Commission will address urgent needs and conduct a thorough technical review of the ordinance.
Juliana Ward-Brown, a Howell High School student, and Darian Locklear, a Brighton High School student, both 16, were killed Tuesday while on their way to hockey practice.
State Representative Lana Theis' proposed bill package would require expulsion of convicted students and keep them away from the victims.
After Howell police attempted to pull Jonathon Liddy over, he sped off, crashed his vehicle, and then tried to make a run for it.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The victims, Juliana Ward-Brown and Darian Locklear, were heading west on I-96 when their vehicle went out of control, entered the median and hit a tree.
The Board of Trustees discussed the rising cost of operations with Fire Chief Adam Carroll, Tuesday night.
The current multi-year assessment is set to expire in April with no replacement decided upon.
The first Winter STEM Olympics and Cardboard Sled Races are taking place at the Metropark on Saturday.
Attorney Alexander Memmen is representing a group of the residents who have filed suit and says the action to move the lawsuit was initiated by GM.
School officials say the $17.5 million would address infrastructure improvements at buildings throughout the district.
Winans Lake Road is on the list of upcoming seasonal construction projects.
Calls for service are slightly up, but arrests and violations remain consistent from year to year, if not slightly down in 2017.
60 area designers will be showcasing their work later this month at the annual fundraiser that combines the art of fashion design with the creative use of donated fabric.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
After 28-years with the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, the last 15 as president, Pat Convery said today she will retire, effective Friday, March 2nd.
Jacquelyne Tyson has been found competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a pregnant Linden woman and her co-worker.
Fenton's City Council agreed to end their current agreement with The Loose Center to help give the senior center a more consistent form of funding.
The Livingston Dental Center is celebrating one year of serving the community.
Legislation has been introduced by State Rep. Hank Vaupel and others that make up a mental health task force.
This achievement also places the 911 center 15th in the world to become an Emergency Police Dispatch Accredited Center.
Brighton Township officials are exploring what road projects the municipality can afford to fund in 2018.
The bodies of 73-year-old Dennis Shaw of Fowlerville and 69-year-old Willard Slider of Caro were found in water roughly 4 feet deep.
24-year-old Giovanni May was arrested last year after telling officers he tried to set a mail truck on fire in Milford.
Monday, February 5, 2018
The bodies of 73-year-old Dennis Shaw of Fowlerville and 69-year-old Willard Slider of Caro were found in water roughly 4 feet deep.
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express has been chosen as the Livingston Reads: One Book, One Community choice for 2018.
South Lyon Police say they were called to the Salvation Army thrift store on North Lafayette Street last Wednesday on the report of a dispute between two patrons.
Blood donations decline during the winter months and the American Red Cross will be holding several blood drives in Livingston County to maintain a sufficient supply.
The Pleasant Valley Road bridge in Brighton Township should be back open to the public by late fall.
Troopers called to a wooded area of Berrien County early Saturday found the woman dead at the scene
The restaurant and bar, which burned down in 2014 at its original location in Hamburg Township, will be located at 205 West Main, the site of the former Wildernest.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
The Brighton Police Department's newest patrol officer was sworn in at Thursday's City Council meeting.
Plans are moving ahead for a project that that, if approved, would result in 15 new, 3-story condominiums in the North Second and Center Street neighborhood of Brighton.
Tree trimming and removal efforts are getting underway along North Territorial Road in Northfield Township.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Construction of Green Oak Township’s new police station could begin soon, as the last of necessary approvals for project plans roll in.
Danielle Anderson of Dearborn Heights attempted to cash a fraudulent check at the First National Bank branch in Genoa Township and successfully did so at the Fowlerville branch.
18-year-old Craig Holland of Gregory was recently sentenced to one year in jail and three years of probation for sending naked pictures of himself to a 13-year-old girl.
Alma Wheeler Smith is among those appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.
Changes to the 2018 personnel policies manual were approved, along with credit card and payment authorization policies.
Friday, February 2, 2018
A 70-year-old Lansing man was driving a Chevrolet Camaro westbound on Garden Lane near Gregory Road when he crossed over the center line.
Another effort to repeal Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system is underway by State Representative Lana Theis and five colleagues.
Kelly Estep of Howell was killed in the Wednesday night crash in Oceola Township.
Woody refused to budge from her house this morning at the Howell Nature Center in Marion Township
City voters will be asked then to approve a 4.35-mill proposal that would bring the city’s millage rate up to the 20-mill charter-approved maximum.
Oceola Township officials have faced challenges getting the intersection at Latson Road improved for years.
A new judge will be elected to the 44th Circuit Court in November. However, that person will serve an eight-year term rather than the normal six-year term.
An online fundraising campaign aims to help get a new vehicle for a quadriplegic Milford man after a deer damaged his wheelchair-accessible van.
An agreement between Loose Center officials and Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation will allocate $73,000 per year to the senior center beginning in 2019.
A popular breakfast series is serving up another progressive discussion centered on navigating autonomous vehicle technology.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Brighton High School Police Liason Officer Chris Parks warned parents that their kids are smart and are trying to outsmart them every day.
The Livingston County Homeless Continuum of Care Committee hosts the free event each year to help connect people with needed information, resources and free services in a family friendly environment.
15 of 18 acres at 10 Mile Road and Milford Road will be rezoned commercial property with the remaining 3 to be a buffer for residents and protect their water supply.