Friday, January 18, 2019
A chase involving a suspect wanted by Royal Oak Police in connection with his father's death ended in Livingston County Thursday night.
North American Brokers filed suit against Howell Public Schools in 2015, alleging that they had engaged a buyer to purchase the former Latson Road Elementary School property but received no broker commission for the sale.
Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network spoke to local Democrats about the issues of non-disclosure and poor transparency in Michigan politics.
High school seniors from Livingston County can apply for one of up to 10 $1,000 scholarships being offered.
The Brighton City Council approved a scaled-down street millage request for the May ballot at its meeting Thursday night.
“Let Love Unite!” That’s the theme behind this year’s events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Milford.
The Holly Democrat called it “unacceptable” that the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard are currently working without pay.
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.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The “Put Your Town on the Map” competition will provide a total of $15,000 to three initiatives that are designed to build a stronger sense of community.
The seminar, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Brighton/Howell Area, will be held Wednesday, January 23rd, from 6:30-8pm at the Howell Carnegie Library.
Mark Coryell, president of the union that represents local employees of the Environmental Protection Agency in Ann Arbor, says the families are really starting to feel the pinch.
The former Livingston County residents and television/movie stars have finally held their estate sale.
Donations of used ice skates are being collected to help share during an upcoming community event in Hartland Township.
Livingston County Judge Theresa Brennan appeared Tuesday on the three felony counts in 67th District Court in Flint for a probable cause conference.
The third-generation Fire Chief will be retiring July 12th. Officials to look internally, first, for replacement.
Officials say the goal of the new or combined courses is to empower students' growth and to prepare them to succeed in the career of their choosing.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The chairwoman of Michigan State University's Board of Trustees, Dianne Byrum, said the board is poised to appoint a new interim president at a Thursday meeting. Sources say Engler will resign prior.
The winning ticket was bought at the Sunoco gas station, located at 763 South Michigan Avenue in Howell.
The committee is responsible for issues pertaining to U.S. armed forces, as well as performing oversight and funding of the Department of Defense, where Slotkin previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense.
The audited count for the fall 2018 term puts an additional $268,000 into district coffers, based on the district’s per-pupil state aid of $7,871 per student.
Craig Mauger is executive director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.
For the third year in a row, Howell resident and ordained minister Bill Fenton will be providing free wedding services to couples at Uptown Coffeehouse on the big day.
A public hearing was held for homeowners in the Tyrone Township subdivision to ask questions and express opinions on a road improvement project happening later this year.
The petition requests that the Michigan Supreme Court order the immediate interim suspension of Judge Brennan, without pay, for the proper administration of justice.
An investigation involving a teenage girl found passed out in the home of South Lyon Police Chief Lloyd Collins on New Year’s Eve has been turned over to Michigan State Police.
The board recently adopted an ordinance prohibiting all marijuana establishments for the time being.
The position was created as a result of the county’s Michigan Indigent Defense plan, which follows the legislature’s decision to revise and update Michigan's indigent defense system.
Residents petitioned the Livingston County Drain Commissioners office to establish a county drain near Kern and Crofoot Roads due to the inundation of septic fields and flooding of basements.
Second grade teacher Laura Doran was able to free a water bottle cap from the throat of a choking student, Monday.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Dan Kloc of Howell is furloughed from the EPA in Ann Arbor. The disabled Army veterans is also the primary caregiver to his wife, a cancer survivor.
Livingston County Circuit Court Judge David Reader's order prevents the owners of the property from both selling the land and also disturbing the pet cemetery.
Andy Burchfield was unanimously re-elected as president while Angela Krebs and Laura Mitchell (pictured) were formally sworn in Monday to four-year terms.
The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Milford resident Laura Dodd to serve as a trustee for a term ending December 31, 2020.
The Howell City Council is weighing a request to change the name of Howell City Park in honor of a family well-known in the community.
Council Member Maggie Kurtzweil went after fellow Council Member Mary Parisien, attacking her credibility and motives behind requesting a Board of Ethics hearing.
Michael Troy Mapes’ defense filed a notice of intent to assert the defense of insanity in late October.
Senior citizens in Livingston County are encouraged to attend an upcoming panel discussion focused on how to plan for the future.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Putnam Township Fire Chief Greg Amburgey tells WHMI that his department was called out at about 6:15am to the barn located on property at Hinchey and Burgess Roads.
The Brighton Township Republican will serve on five additional Senate committees during the 100th Legislature after previously announcing that she will chair the Senate Insurance and Banking and the Education and Career Readiness committees.
Michigan Mobility 2045 will set a vision and priorities for the state's long-range transportation plans.
Residents along Joslin Lake in Lyndon Township, just south of Unadilla, spotted an injured deer stuck in the ice Sunday morning.
Slotkin called for a “return to decency and integrity in politics”, demanding that Washington take a page from “Michiganders’ resolve to get things done by working together across differences.”
The ordinance is expected to be rigid, but flexible and allow for Township discretion.
Started in 1996 by Dr. Fredric L. Bonine of Brighton, participating dentists collect patients’ old restorations and these are then sent to a refinery where they are then smelted, with the proceeds donated to Gleaners.
Event organizers are looking for volunteers to help with set-up on Friday, February 1st and volunteers for the day of the event, which is Saturday, February 2nd.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will be at the library on four different occasions, with sessions scheduled for February 19th, March 5th, March 19th and April 2nd.
The township is hoping to obtain grant funding through the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments or SEMCOG, thanks to the hard work of a board trustee.
A recent Milford Village Council meeting was filled with discussion regarding sober-living homes.
A local credit union is offering scholarships for students wanting to make a community impact.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
The Livingston County lawmaker is keeping with tradition and posted another perfect voting record.
Fenton Township will be getting a series of upgrades to its roads.
First National Bank says it is committed to working with customers impacted by the federal government shutdown, which has now entered the fourth week.
The event is for adults and will take place Saturday, January 26th from 8pm to 8am Sunday, January 27th.
Bob Laura of the SYNERGOS Financial Group has questions that every investor should ask their adviser.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Dan Sheill of Pinckney, who is a Special Agent with a federal agency, says the politics of the shutdown are immaterial to the fact that 800,000 employees are being forced to make decisions that could have long-range impacts.
Two elderly Linden residents are safe but displaced following a fire this afternoon.
John Kozak will discuss his book, “Through the Eyes of Rose: A Mother’s Flight to Freedom in a Memory Mosaic”, at the Brighton District Library on Monday, January 14th, from 7 to 8pm.
While the really nasty winter weather hasn’t hit, storms can surely be expected and the City of Brighton is ready.
The Gleaners Shared Harvest Pantry on Sterling Drive in Genoa Township will have food boxes available starting on Monday for any federal employee.
The girl had texted her mother that she needed help shortly before passing out. The mother then called 911.
Norovirus is a highly infectious disease commonly referred to as the stomach flu.
The Strive for a Safe Drive (S4SD) program is a peer-led campaign aimed at keeping young drivers safe while on the road.
A winning Michigan Lottery ticket purchased in Livingston County is now only worth the paper it’s printed on.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The system can detect if a driver has fallen asleep and vibrate the seat, while in the case of a medical emergency, slowly pull the vehicle over and call for emergency assistance.
The plaintiffs in the suit say they were charged for “perpetual care and maintenance” of the sites and that they have now been wrongly denied access to the 12-acre cemetery.
Officials report the state and county have increased residential well testing and technology has been implemented by a contributing source of the contamination that's proven to be effective in removing the chemicals.
Construction is planned along a stretch of M-59 in Highland Township and some tree clearing work will be starting up next month for the pathway portion of the project.
The owner of a returning Mexican restaurant says construction will be starting soon and work continues to secure a liquor license.
54-year-old Michael Sackrider is charged in two separate cases involving minors in Genesee County Circuit Court, with both set to go to trial April 17th.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
A vehicle struck the back of garbage truck this morning, seriously injuring an employee who had to be airlifted to a hospital.
The Democrat from Holly says the President’s address to the nation last night was essentially a restating of his case for a border wall and hasn’t really “moved the needle” when it comes to crafting a compromise that will end the partial government shutdown.
A Meijer employee found the gun in the men's bathroom Tuesday afternoon and turned it over to the store’s director, who then called police.
Shiawassee County Circuit Judge Matthew Stewart signed an order Tuesday vacating the convictions for Jerome Kowalski tied to the 2008 slayings of his brother and sister-in-law in their Oceola Township home.
With 3 weeks remaining, the local Corps is still more than $100,000 short of their fundraising goal which is used to provide services to families in need throughout the year.
The proposal would come before voters in May if it receives approval from the district's attorneys and Board of Education.
The Board of Trustees met with the Township Manager and Finance Director to begin looking at what incoming revenues may look like over the next couple years.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
At its annual organizational meeting Monday, board members voted to re-elect Stacy Pasini as President, Brent Earl as Vice-President, Marcus Wilcox as Secretary and Courtney Tarara as Treasurer.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s Bill 5810, now Public Act 593 of 2018, updates and improves Michigan’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment Law.
The proposed lawsuit, which is made up of many counties and municipalities across the state, would seek damages related to opioid treatment, related deaths and law enforcement costs.
Another candidate is making a bid for Michigan’s State House seat in the 47th District.
Daniel Sinko and Chrystan Medina, both of Jackson, are facing various charges connected to the incident that occurred on New Year's Day.
Genoa Township has been feeling some heat from residents related to changes with recycling services.
The Livingston County commissioner and former sheriff says he'll run for the seat currently held by term limited Hank Vaupel in two years.
Unified Champion Schools is an inclusive athletic program that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together to compete as a team.
Monday, January 7, 2019
Anyone with information about the bills is asked to contact the Howell Police Department at 517-546-1330.
Livingston currently ranks 10th among Michigan’s 83 counties.
Law enforcement officials throughout Livingston County will be honored during an event January 14th.
The next Good Morning Livingston event will focus on economic forecasting.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel on Friday declined a last-minute plea to charge Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan with crimes involving concealing the relationship.
Speaking Sunday on Fox News, 8th District Democratic Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin said both sides care about border security and national security and, "I think we can start now if people really care about getting something done."
A free active intruder/shooter training is being offered through the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.
Live music and stories from the glory days of Motown Records will be shared at this 60th Anniversary celebration in South Lyon.
Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country.
Sunday, January 6, 2019
A recent brain cancer diagnosis has left a local veteran in need.
A new business consisting of a coffeehouse and a live theater venue has just opened in downtown Brighton.
The graphic arts students, Kellen Walburn and Kirsten Smith, were recognized in the contest that drew more than 750 entries from over 55 Michigan schools.
Senator Lana Theis will chair the re-combined Senate Insurance and Banking Committee as well as the Senate Education Committee.
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Lana Theis was sworn in as state senator for the 22nd District, Hank Vaupel as the 47th District state representative and Ann Bollin as the 42nd District state representative.
As the government shutdown continues and federal workers are being forced to work without pay, Livingston County’s newest congressional representative will be donating her paycheck.
The Huron Valley School District is hosting a substitute teaching job fair on January 15th.
Friday, January 4, 2019
Livingston County Democratic Party Chairwoman Judy Daubenmier said the Brighton Township board's naked partisanship in the selection of Joe Riker as township clerk is shameless.
Barry Cadden, the co-founder of New England Compounding Center and Glenn Chin, who worked there as a pharmacist, will be arraigned March 1st in 53rd District Court by Magistrate Jerry Sherwood.
The ticket was purchased at Cleary’s Pub in Howell on January 10th of 2018.
Superintendent Rick Todd has ideas for some activities for board members to get to know one another better in hopes of fostering even more teamwork and efficiency.
The Board of Trustees made the decision by a 4-2 vote following series of stalemate votes and discussion.
35-year-old James Witgen of Fowlerville previously admitted to charges of child sexually abusive activity, possession of child sexually abusive material, criminal sexual conduct and using a computer to commit a crime.
A former Brighton Board of Education trustee has filed a formal complaint against the teachers' union, charging violation of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act for holding candidate interviews in a district school.
The well-known restaurant in Genoa Township has been 86’d.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
During her first day on the job, the woman elected to represent Livingston County in congress is sticking to her campaign promises.
Parker will serve a second year as head of the Board of Commissioners. Dennis Dolan will continue to serve as Vice Chairman.
Officials have made it known that they are considering the will of voters, as decriminalization passed in the municipality with 68% approval in 2 of the 3 precincts.
Qualified recipients were either homebound or live at or below 150% of the national poverty level.
Howell Main Street and Lake Trust Credit Union have partnered to drive community development through small business.
Two pets were killed and a resident displaced following a house fire on Wednesday in Marion Township.
Newly elected State Representative Ann Bollin will be sworn in along with Lana Theis for the 22nd Senate District and State Rep. Hank Vaupel.
After a trial run last year, a county broadcasting committee voted in favor of not broadcasting meetings in 2019.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
A 29-year-old man and 30-year-old woman are expected to be arraigned on charges after breaking into a home and fleeing police on New Year’s Day.
Indivisible Livingston County and other local groups will rally at the Livingston County Courthouse later this week for Democracy Reform.
With a gloomy fiscal forecast, upcoming budget decisions could prove to be tough.
Library Director Cindy Mack says the update will add more study rooms, create dynamic youth and teen areas and give the library a more user-friendly layout throughout the building.
Multiple witnesses called 911 and directed responders to the location of the vehicle occupants, and they were taken into custody
14-year-old Alayna Tiair Jackson from South Lyon has been located in Oakland County.
The presentation will take place at South Lyon City Hall next Wednesday, January 9th, from 1:30pm until 2:30pm.
Livingston County Democrats donated the equivalent of over 7,800 meals to Gleaner's Community Food Bank last month.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
A new partnership aims to prepare high school students to enter the next generation manufacturing workforce with a state-of-the-art lab.
Officials say Winterfest 2019 will be the perfect excuse to experience Hartland’s outdoor living at its most friendly.
The 8th annual dinner is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Livingston Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry.