Saturday, September 21, 2019
8th District Rep. Elissa Slotkin and Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona introduced H.R. 4402, the Inland Waters Security Review Act.
33 students were chosen to represent their institution of higher education. Included among them were Peter Damerow of Fowlerville and Kimberly Kozal of Whitmore Lake.
Wolverine and Spartan fans battle it out for the bragging rights of being the more charitable fan base in the yearly fundraiser that benefits the Brighton-based VINA Dental Center.
Council agreed to work with the Howell Carnegie District Library to address parking issues as part of a future potential redevelopment project.
Mayor Jim Muzzin said that purchasing the compact loader and tractor at a combined cost of roughly $123,000 will save the city nearly $27,000.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Both Prentis Estates Apartments in Genoa Township and Yorkshire Place Apartments in Howell are managed by Management Resources Development, which had a policy limiting per-bedroom occupancy at two people each.
The resolutions were required by the State of Michigan as part of road funding legislation.
The event titled “Seeking Peace of Mind – Mentally and Financially” will feature former Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple.
A presentation at the Howell Carnegie Library Thursday educated community members about the 2020 census and why it matters.
A special breakfast event will take place at the Livingston County Airport Saturday morning in remembrance of Randy Dippold.
The $15.2 billion school aid budget, which still needs the governor's signature, calls for per-pupil funding to increase $120 - $240 per student.
18-year-old Adam Bozich was sentenced to three years of probation under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which means his record could be expunged if he successfully completes probation.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Patrick Glance removed his request to recall Supervisor Dennis Brennan, reportedly being apologetic about the incident.
44-year-old Michael Dennis Fletcher was arraigned this afternoon in 52-1 District Court in Clarkston.
33-year-old Michael Phinn told the court he's "not a manipulator or a monster," and instead blamed the widespread availability of pornography.
Township Supervisor Mark St. Charles says tree clearing for the project will begin October 1st and the hope is to have construction complete by next September.
The school’s resource officer administered the test around 8am after being alerted by administrators that the teacher appeared to be intoxicated.
Several events geared towards families are scheduled through October at Kensington and Hudson Mills Metroparks.
The well-known community member and local photographer has been selected to lead the Fantasy of Lights parade in downtown Howell on Friday, November 29th.
Heather Engisch, Kimberly Genella, and Safi M'Munga will be part of the job network's 2019 Hall of Fame class.
Blue Star Service Dogs is a non-profit that takes shelter dogs and trains them as service dogs for veterans returning from combat.
Daniel B. Bain, of Howell, fills a partial term, which expires at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2021, after former Judge Theresa Brennan was removed from office by the Michigan Supreme Court.
A resident, looking to have unspent Sarah Drive SAD funds spent on paving his road, is threatening to recall Township Supervisor Dennis Brennan.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wake Up Livingston’s 3rd annual Recovery Walk invites individuals in recovery, family members, and recovery allies out to promote the successes of recovery and break the stigma attached to addiction.
Climate Strike will generate awareness, educate, and inspire actions in a family friendly event aimed at helping save the planet.
Actor Butch Patrick, who portrayed Eddie on the 1960s TV show The Munsters, will be a special guest this Saturday at Hearse Fest being held from 10am to 5pm at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
Four war memorials that came to Livingston County in July drew a crowd of roughly 12,000 people over the course of the four-day presentation.
The locally-led citizen group Northfield Township Green Growth is hosting a Cannabusiness Open House on Thursday from 7 to 9pm.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the call and located the suspect who was holding a large knife against her stomach. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without injury.
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is telling Republican legislative leaders to send her budget bills this week, so she has time to review them before a September 30th deadline.
Robert Bowden has been banned from Dexter Community Schools property, as well as athletic and extracurricular activities. A police investigation is ongoing.
The event will be held Thursday, beginning at 6:30pm, at the Howell Carnegie District Library in the Meabon Room.
Barry Cadden, the co-founder of New England Compounding Center and Glenn Chin, who worked there as a pharmacist are charged with second-degree murder for their role in the 2012 outbreak that killed 23 people in Michigan, 11 of them in Livingston County.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Crews will be replacing a cross tube under Dorr Road, which involves excavating and paving.
The Tour de Livingston is celebrating 12 years of helping those in need when it kicks off from Mt. Brighton on Sunday, October 6th.
A man was hospitalized after being shot in the face with a BB gun during a scuffle over the weekend.
Preliminary site plans and a final conditional zoning agreement were approved for the Tandale Nature Barn but contingent on the amount of sewer REU’s for the project being worked out.
Dealership officials tout the expanded inventory and increased efficiency they’ll be able to provide at the new location, which they say will have the most retail floor space of any Harley-Davidson dealership in the state of Michigan.
The goal of the service is to get more people to their medical appointments, pharmacy visits, physical therapy, or anything that’s wellness-related, in order to improve the overall wellbeing of county residents.
The first forum on the $59.4 million Brighton Area Schools bond issue to be presented to voters in November was held Monday evening at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.
Howell High School Principal Jason Schrock was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars.
Monday, September 16, 2019
MDOT officials say that the light at Hacker Road is currently in yellow flashing mode for M-59 traffic, but once it switches over, drivers will need to become accustomed to potentially having to stop at the intersection on a regular basis.
Livingston County adults are being encouraged to take a new survey and contribute to a larger community health improvement process.
The event is free and will have live music, a bounce house, food, games and a K-9 Demonstration.
The national initiative raises awareness about car seat use and encourages caregivers to have their children’s car seats inspected by a certified CPS technician.
25-year-old Justin Michael Bailey of Oceola Township pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in exchange for two counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct being dropped.
Julie Stachecki is embarking on the long distance cycling event to support scientific discovery and the dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry.
The Philosophers’ Club is sponsored by the Brighton District Library and facilitated by Philip Smith, a retired high school social studies teacher from the Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy.
All proceeds from the "Denim & Diamonds" fundraiser and the Diamond Mine raffle stay local and benefit victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence.
An update has been released on the status of a single vehicle collision that happened several weeks ago in downtown Wixom.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
The female members of the Brighton High School TechnoDogs reached the quarterfinals of a high school girls' invitational robotics tournament this weekend.
The Brighton City Council has approved pay increases for city election workers.
State Farm Insurance Company is sponsoring a program for students on distracted driving later this month at Brighton High School.
The document will guide developers and advise them on the rules and paths through the approval system.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Court records show a bench warrant was issued after Brandon Scott Peer failed to appear in Livingston County Circuit Court for his sentencing Thursday.
The Crouse Road Bridge project in Hartland Township is wrapping up – marking the end of detours for motorists and school buses.
The scope of the move includes relocating Livingston County's Register of Deeds office to the third and fourth floors of the Historic Howell Courthouse to allow the Public Defender office to occupy the lower level.
Lisa Ludwinski is the founder of Sister Pie Bakery, and author of 2019 Michigan Notable Book, "Sister Pie: Recipes and Stories from a Big Hearted Bakery in Detroit"
The program is similar to the City’s residential re-inspection program but only applies to commercial properties.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Phase one of construction is set to start this Monday, September 16th and will include the segment of water main on the north side of Grand River from Chestnut to Walnut.
Work is scheduled to start at 7am Sunday and be completed by 11am.
Hartland Township's Planning Commission offered mostly positive feedback regarding the conceptual plan for the single family residential condominiums, which would be located east of Hacker Road and north of M-59.
Larry Prout Juniors body isn’t strong enough for a full day of school, so he is home-schooled and takes electives at Pinckney High School. But where his body is weak, his heart is strong and he has made a lasting impression with most everyone he meets.
An open house will be held this coming Sunday for the Guest House of Fowlerville, which is a community residential home that specializes in end of life care.
Repaving and improvements to one mile of Torrey Road from North Road to the city limits will remain a 2022 project to offer relief to those affected by the current roundabout project.
A new rate of $5.05 per 1,000 gallons will go into effect October 1st.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce's Writing Future Chapters fundraiser for the popular Fantasy of Lights event will take place next Wednesday, September 18th.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The 50-car rally will be escorted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and Brighton Police. All of the proceeds will benefit the Fund a Life Foundation, which provides financial grants to individuals and families experiencing life-altering hardships, mostly related to medical issues.
Former South Lyon Mayor Tedd Wallace will be laid to rest following services this weekend. Wallace passed away Tuesday at age of 68.
18-year-old Charles Seymour of Milford and 19-year-old Quinton Peters of Highland Township are charged with various counts each of first, second, third and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The Putnam Township Board voted 5-0 to terminate Fire Marshal Jennifer Koch at a special meeting Tuesday.
The yearly event aims to educate Livingston County's residents about how to cope, survive, and prevail over disasters.
Citizens and first responders from across the region to honor the memory of lost lives and sacrifices made during the annual 9-11 "Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes"
Danielle Stislicki has been missing for nearly three years. 32-year-old Floyd Galloway Jr. was ordered to stand trial following a court hearing this week.
40-year-old David Rentsch was sentenced in 2015 to 37 to 75 years in prison after a jury found him guilty for a pair of armed robberies.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Brighton Fire Chief Mike O’Brian joined State Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township and delivered today's invocation before Senate Session.
Main Street from Commerce Road to Huron Street will be closed from roughly 6:30am to 4:30pm.
House Resolution 93, sponsored by State Rep. Hank Vaupel, calls on the federal government to repeal a Medicaid exemption rule that prohibits Medicaid funding from being used for inmates in prison or jail.
61-year-old Douglas William Walsh is charged with six counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct involving at least two alleged victims under the age of 13.
Tobacco 21 is a national campaign aimed at raising the minimum legal age for tobacco and nicotine sales in the United States to 21.
The base on State Street was put in Monday, with paving work starting Tuesday. Officials say concrete will then go in and continue through the week.
Former South Lyon mayor, teacher and beloved community member Tedd Wallace passed away Tuesday morning.
The Holly Democrat said the Trump Administration is "putting us on a reverse course" as a Census Bureau report revealed a .6% rise of uninsured Americans in 2018.
The event will be held Saturday, September 14th from 10am to 3pm, with a grand opening of the new police station at 9400 Whitmore Lake Road at 9:45am.
The Livingston Essential Transportation Service (LETS) says it has been difficult for them to serve that area of Livingston County because of its distance from LETS headquarters, which are located in Howell.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
On Monday Livingston County Commissioner Gary M. Childs announced via a letter to his colleagues that he is no longer a Republican and has joined the Democratic Party.
A new gift to the University of Michigan from the Richard Tam Foundation headed up by a local woman aims to bring more precision to the care of people with bipolar disorder.
Facing a serious shortage of blue collar help, the Brighton Area Schools is increasing the pay of district custodians in order to compete with other employers.
Scarecrows will be seen throughout the Village of Fowlerville again this autumn.
Council will meet in closed session October 3rd to review applicants and select candidates to interview.
The American Red Cross is in need of blood and platelet donations following Hurricane Dorian.
An event this week aims to educate local families on how to develop healthy habits and routines in order to reach their goals.
Monday, September 9, 2019
As of Monday afternoon, District 9 Commissioner Gary M. Childs announced via a letter to his colleagues that he is no longer a Republican and has joined the Democratic Party. “As cliché as it may sound, I am not leaving my Republican Party as much as I feel it has left me.”
BAFA's annual ceremony will begin at 6:30pm, Wednesday, outside of Station 31, featuring speakers, a ringing of the bell, a wreath presentation, and more.
The next chapter will kick off Friday night with an Art Walk & Unveiling Party followed by a free grand finale called LuminoCity, described as an all-new illuminated and photographic experience.
The employees will construct a new white-tailed deer habitat inside the Howell Nature Center’s Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, along with completing a number of other much-needed facility improvements.
The award from the National Cancer Institute will help the hospital system lead the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel says a spike in the rate of suicides is a significant Michigan health concern that spans demographics and a deep dive needs to be done on the causes of the increase.
Local veterans, spouse and loved ones have an opportunity to take a bus tour of the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly this week.
Backgroundchecks.org reports that 26 Michigan cities scored above a 0.3 on their Safety Index, which measures the safety of a given community based on crime rates and the size of its police force.
44-year-old Carl Prince remains lodged on a $40,000 bond in the Livingston County Jail following the August 30th incident at the Judicial Center in Howell.
Residents are encouraged to bring a bell to the celebration of "Bells Across America" at the Howell Carnegie District Library on Tuesday, September 17th.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
For the second year in a row, starting Monday the Brighton Police Dept. will be out patrolling in key locations, ready to cite offending drivers who blow past stopped school buses that have their red flashing lights engaged.
A Fenton man is facing arson and other charges following a domestic situation over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Republican Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township recently announced the contest and nominations are due by October 1st.
With school back in session, Homecoming season is just around the corner and a nonprofit boutique will offer students inexpensive options for dresses.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Torch 180 is a local nonprofit that helps developmentally delayed adults prepare for productive careers in the food service industry.
Lane closures will be in effect from 6am to 6pm Sunday on westbound I-96 for bridge deck maintenance.
The Howell City Council authorized staff to proceed with a request to remove three very large black walnut trees located at 732 East Washington Street.
Police are warning residents about a scam that’s circulating in which the scammer attempts to obtain the victim’s social security number.
Ian Krumm of Howell was among four selected to receive a New Beginnings Scholarship from Lake Trust Foundation, which assists those wishing to pursue skilled trades or technical education programs.
Friday, September 6, 2019
The proposed door-to-door transportation service will specifically focus on transportation to and from medical appointments, pharmacy visits and other health-related activities.
35-year-old Brian Dewayne Ali Jr. rejected a plea agreement with Livingston County prosecutors after being charged earlier this year with possession of contraband in prison after officials found a cellphone in his cell.
The Board of Trustees is considering a new $4.5 to $5-million facility that would provide, among other amenities, much needed gymnasium space.
The ordinance would dictate where materials could be placed on properties, with an interest in keeping them from piling up in ditches and on driveways.
First responders will be geared up and running through downtown Brighton with the public for their annual fundraising event in memory of those served and sacrificed their lives to protect others on September 11th.
Isabella J. Mansfield is the author of poetry chapbooks. Her most recent, The Hollows of Bone, was released in January.
The home was built in the mid 1800's by one of Green Oak Township's earliest settlers and farmers.
The Livingston County United Way and dozens of others across Michigan will kick off a statewide campaign Monday to celebrate their local impact and encourage people to get involved in their communities.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin said she remains deeply concerned by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ approach to the issue of campus sexual assault as she is currently working to water down Title IX protections.
Council approved what’s being referred to as a “bridge position” that allows for an early hiring process that gives the department the ability to fill gaps caused by pending retirements.
The Livingston County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Program encourages residents to take steps at home, work or school that could be beneficial during emergencies or disasters.
34-year-old Brian Dean Pochron of Pontiac is already on the Sex Offender Registry for life following a 2003 conviction for 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under 13.
The effort will give police access to camera footage taken from the front door cameras of private homes. Although officials are quick to point out the footage that is obtained will all be voluntarily turned over by the doorbell owners and that police would never have direct access to the cameras.
Court records indicate the motion was filed with the belief that there may be a conflict of interest as the sexual assault victim reportedly has a relationship with a member of Judge Michael Hatty’s drug court staff.
21-year-old Zachary Lally of Brighton rejected a plea offer from prosecutors in Livingston County Circuit Court Wednesday and a trial date was set for November 18th.
Phragmites can grow to be 7 feet high or taller and are taking over shorelines and wetland areas.
Livingston County’s Juvenile Court is seeking funding through a grant that would support data collection pertaining to minority youth and whether they feel they are treated equally in the juvenile justice system.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Whitmer ordered the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules to ban the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products in retail stores and online.
44-year-old man Carl Prince was lodged in the Livingston County Jail on Friday morning following the incident at the Judicial Center in Howell.
Three diverse individuals have been named recipients of the Margaret Starkey Scholarship Award and will be honored at an upcoming event.
Public Works Director Bob Martin says the plant is approximately 60 to 65% complete, and officials guess the water tower should be ready in the spring.
Upcoming community run aims to create awareness and raise funds for athletes of Special Olympics both locally and statewide.
MDOT Director Paul Ajegba recently spoke in favor of a still-unbudgeted extension to the US-23 Flex Route that would take it all the way up to I-96.
MJR Digital Cinemas, which has 10 theaters in Metro Detroit including in Brighton, is being sold to Kinepolis Group for $152 million.
33-year-old Marcus Wayne Nichols was already out on bond from a June felony arrest when police say he used a vehicle to try and hit the mother of the victim and her friend.
The Linden gas station and convenience store received rezoning that brings them into compliance and will allow them to add 4 new pumps and more market space.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The Secretary of State Mobile Office will pay a visit to the Salem-South Lyon District Library on Monday, September 16th and Tuesday, the 17th for voter registration and other services.
A big reason for the formation of the Livingston United Girls’ Co-op hockey team was the 2018 deaths of Darian Locklear, a Brighton High School student, and Julianna Ward Brown, who was a student at Howell High School.
Leadership Livingston is a series of sessions over an eight month period designed to expand leadership potential in Livingston County.
The event connecting the Howell community and businesses is undergoing a facelift this year.
The opening of the Crouse Road Bridge in Hartland Township has again been delayed.
Smart Label Solutions provides supply chain services to automotive companies, Google, and Costco.
The event will host keynote speaker and Holocaust Survivor, Irene Miller, who was one of the 300,000 Polish Jews who escaped across the Nazi-Soviet frontier.
The charges are related to the June 19th incident in which police say they received a report of a break-in at a Hadley Road residence in Unadilla Township.
Monday, September 2, 2019
State and local health officials are encouraging people to protect themselves following suspected cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The South Milford Road project began last week and the 2019 Paving Program is underway.
A hunter safety course is again being offered through the Fowlerville Police Department.
Oakland County Sheriff's deputies say a burglar got away with cash and electronics in a break-in at the Mobil gas station on M-59 in Highland Township.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Enrollment is expected to increase in the Brighton Area Schools for the 2019-20 academic year.
State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville says he will retire when he completes his current term in 2020.
The titles of 2019 Realtor of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year were handed out during the LCAR’s General Membership Meeting.
Several improvements have been made to the library's interior and exterior, as staff begin to ramp up for fall programming.