Thursday, October 31, 2019
A fired employee of the county's EMS Department is said to have alleged Director Jeff Boyd received certification for an advanced lifesaving course he did not attend.
Livingston County Board of Commissioners' Chair Don Parker said the state of the county remains "strong" while giving the address that led with his theme, "Future Trending".
70-year-old Hal Jeffrey Wiessbock was arrested at his home October 22nd following a tip made to the Michigan Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
A medical emergency is believed to have caused the crash on US-23 in Hartland Township that killed 49-year-old Daniel Morgan of Linden.
The grant funds will be used to support the local collaborative in developing manufacturing programs designed to attract, develop and retain skilled laborers.
The 19th annual fundraiser will help to provide assistance to cancer patients in Michigan that are struggling financially.
The Board held a special study session with a presentation on what to expect from the Michigan Association of School Boards should they be hired to conduct the search.
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America has been granted a tax abatement certificate transfer for a new facility they hope will help encourage job and business growth.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
St. Mary’s Elementary School in Pinckney partnered with Excel Edu out of Grand Rapids to bring the new planetarium to Pinckney providing students with a literal out-of-this-world experience.
Council met Monday and voted to postpone action on three agenda items until a date to be determined by the city manager.
Police say 21-year-old Eric Andrews recorded coworkers in the employee bathroom at the Tim Horton's on Silver Lake Road in Fenton over a two year period, as well as several people in their private homes.
The training center for the local non-profit organization that pairs up service dogs with veterans-in-need got a nice facelift recently.
The 13th annual Care and Share Fair will offer handcrafted gifts and donation options to shoppers wishing to help the less fortunate.
The crash, which happened right around 7am Tuesday east of Nicholson Road, involved a 2019 Subaru Ascent registered to a 72-year-old female from East Lansing. However, the identification of the two victims has yet to be confirmed.
More than 300 people attended the two-day Hero Round Table conference in Hartland Township which featured 29 speakers from all walks of life.
The event will take place this Sunday, November 3rd, from 12 to 3pm at Bakers of Milford, and will feature tastings of various soups made by community members to support a common cause - eliminating empty bowls.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Input on regional economic development strategy is being sought from local residents at an upcoming event in Genoa Township.
North Bay Produce of Traverse City voluntarily is recalling nearly 2,300 cases of apples due to potential listeria contamination.
Areas of concern and opportunity in Livingston County will be the focus of the address, which begins Wednesday at 6pm at the John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex on Tooley Road in Howell Township.
Schools are encouraged to apply soon as scholarship funds are limited. Funds and field trips must be used by December 31st, 2019.
The fall “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign is continuing this week, with law enforcement agencies both locally and across the state taking part.
State Reps. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville and Kevin Hertel of St. Clair Shores hosted the bipartisan training event that targeted legislators and staff to make sure they know proper opioid overdose response methods.
The shortage of, and demand for, certified special ed instructors has already affected the Brighton Area Schools this fall.
North Star Reach founder and CEO Doug Armstrong founded the local camp that serves children with serious health challenges and was recently presented with the James T. Neubacher Award.
Monday, October 28, 2019
The issue began Thursday when Kathy DeTroyer of Fowlerville posted pictures to her Facebook account of the Halloween display outside Quality Coatings on Carr Street in Fowlerville.
Among the recipients for those grants is the 53rd District Court in Howell, which operates both an Intensive Treatment Mental Health Court and Veterans Treatment Court.
Squirrels were identified as the culprit in an incident October 18th in which Scranton Middle School lost network connectivity.
Dennis Keith Towne is fighting his 2014 conviction, saying his Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures were violated.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is encouraging people to walk, bike and drive safely as the days get shorter.
Among the projects are Silver Lake Road work, additional parking spaces and a new metal roof for township hall, the M-36 and Lemen Road Trail, the township's share to construct a roundabout at Winans Lake and Rickett Road, a new ladder truck for its fire department and a new fire station.
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a quarterly event held by the County Planning Department in which planning professionals, local government officials and community leaders come together in an informal setting to share ideas and network.
In Michigan, the IRS' VITA program assists more than 100,000 taxpayers every year at sites around the state, helping them save nearly $18 million in tax preparation fees.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
No fewer than three residential projects are under construction or have been completed in recent months, and a big one — involving nearly 200 units when completed — is scheduled to get underway in 2020.
A super load is an oversized load of heavy machinery, equipment, or special construction. According to the MSP’s mobile app, the super loads are scheduled to pass through Livingston County this Wednesday, October 30th, Friday, November 1st, Tuesday, November 5th, and Thursday, November 7th.
The Brighton Area Schools Alumni Association announced Friday that Noah Stahl, an eighth grade student at Pathfinder Middle School in Pinckney, is the second recipient of the Career Exploration Scholarship.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
A local lawmaker and longtime former clerk is continuing work on election reform legislation.
44-year-old Carl Prince of Howell on Friday pleaded guilty as charged to all counts in three separate cases and as a fourth-time habitual offender.
Several nearby Applebee's will be participating in the fundraiser which is being held because, "When accounts fall into debt, kids can be denied a proper lunch, not only making them hungry but also easily identifiable by their peers by a substitute lunch they are provided."
The nonprofit organization has been awarded a grant from Comcast NBCUniversal, in gratitude for their partnership during the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, in the amount of $1,055.97.
Lake Trust Credit Union donated $1,000 each to Howell’s LACASA Center and Gleaners Community Food Bank, in addition to ongoing financial support for Habitat for Humanity in Brighton.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Grand River from Chestnut to Fowler Street will be closed starting at 7am Saturday, lasting through 7pm Sunday.
Residents across the state can start applying to serve on a new commission that will draw congressional and legislative districts.
The Boil Water Notice was issued Tuesday for the Saxony, Wilmor & Meadows Subdivisions, located north of Lee Road between Rickett Road east to Whitmore Lake Road.
The Boy Scouts of America, Southern Shores Field Service Council, will give Brighton’s Tim Corrigan their Livingston County Distinguished Citizens Award at a reception November 5th.
John Light, current Director of Human Relations for the City of Des Plaines, IL, will be extended a conditional offer of employment for the vacant City Manager position in Howell.
Residents in the City of Brighton had a chance Thursday to learn about the four candidates running for five City Council seats in the November general election.
Adam Eaton has played a key role on the Washington Nationals this season, including a home run in Wednesday’s 12-3 win. Eaton has lived in the Brighton area for about four years now.
Clyde Road between Old US-23 and Cullen Road will be closed starting at 6am next Tuesday.
25-year-old Justin Bailey was sentenced Thursday to five years' probation, with the first year served in the Livingston County Jail.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
The bills, part of the SHIELD Act which passed on Wednesday, is under a veto threat from the White House. SHIELD stands for Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy.
Free gun safety locks are being made available to Livingston County residents in an effort to promote safety and education.
Representative Mike Mueller disagrees with Governor Whitmer's veto of $250,000 for the Buddy to Buddy program, which aligns veteran volunteers with other vets in need of assistance.
The Hero Round Table returns with inspirational speeches from people who make a difference, including Impractical Jokers star Joe Gatto and former MSU linebacker Greg Jones.
The 3rd annual Public Safety Trunk-or-Treat event is planned Friday, offering local kids a chance to dress up and collect candy in a safe environment.
The City of Howell is part of a new year-long project focused on placemaking and crime prevention through environmental design study.
70-year-old Hal Jeffrey Wiessbock was arrested this week for possessing child sexually abusive material.
Applications are being accepted for a year-round program that offers young adults an up-close glimpse into the world of law enforcement.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Because there isn’t a specific temperature to positively say the threat of mosquitoes carrying the virus is over, state health officials say residents should still take precautions.
20-year-old Cade Eversole was recently charged with one count of forging/counterfeiting a lottery ticket and one count of of unauthorized computer use after authorities say he accessed a lottery machine behind the counter at The Tyrone Party Store on Center Road.
A funeral service will be held for the Livingston County Administrator this Friday, October 25th at the Kalkaska Church of Christ.
Jon Milan and Gail Offen are the authors of “Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces” which explores the dozens of publicly available paranormal parts of Michigan, including several from Livingston County.
The plan serves as a guiding tool for officials as they make decisions regarding future development in the township.
A warrant for 33-year-old Cordell Lamar Davis' arrest was issued recently in 53rd District Court in Howell.
Residents had a chance to ask Road Commission for Oakland County officials questions and learn details on the upcoming 2 year paving project.
The Senate bills would provide confidential addresses along with with other safety measures to protect the victims of assault and sex crimes from their offenders.
The locally-led citizen group Northfield Township Green Growth is hosting another Open House event that aims to educate the community about cannabis business and potential gains.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin and Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Mike Kelly on Tuesday introduced the STABLE (Saving To Achieve a Better Life Experience) Act, which would allow up to $7,500 in matching contributions to tax-exempt savings accounts.
The chats provide a way for the district to connect with the community and Thursday's event marks the first of the school year.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
For the second time in three years, Livingston County Central Dispatch has been named the Michigan Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Team of the Year.
24-year-old Seth Blumberg was set to stand trial Monday on charges of assault with intent to murder and 1st degree child abuse.
The Village of Milford is facing two federal lawsuits alleging hostile working environments, extortion and unethical, illegal behavior.
The 3rd Annual Witches Night Out will be held at Mt. Brighton this Saturday, October 26th from 4-11pm. All of the proceeds will benefit the U of M Melanoma Helping Hands Fund.
Monday’s town hall meeting at the Livingston County EMS Building was held by State Representative Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville and Attorney General Dana Nessel.
A study session is planned next week to begin the process of finding a new superintendent for South Lyon Community Schools.
55-year-old Michael Sackrider is charged in two separate cases involving minors in Genesee County Circuit Court.
The boil water notice applies to the Saxony, Wilmor & Meadows Subdivisions in Green Oak Township.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Ken Hinton died from a sudden heart attack Saturday at his home in Howell. He was 62. Deputy County Administrator, Cindy Catanach, will assume the role of acting County Administrator.
In an email sent to district parents last week, South Lyon Superintendent Melissa Baker said she would step down "this winter to pursue a new leadership opportunity..."
Karen and Bill Edwards' daycare on McPherson Street was approved to care for 12 children, up from 6, with no changes required to their fencing.
There are five candidates running for four seats on the Brighton City Council in the November general election. They include four incumbents and one challenger.
The Big Red Barrel will be at Genoa Township Hall on Dorr Road on Saturday, October 26th, from 10am to 2pm to collect unused medications so they can be safely disposed.
The bridge on Eager Road, north of M-59 at Bigelow, has been closed since October of 2015.
73-year old Barbara Klann will be laid to rest Tuesday following the October 12th crash on I-275.
The $34 million project would have been located at the mothballed Lindbom School site at 1010 State Street.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Attorney General Dana Nessel and State Representative Hank Vaupel will be joined at Monday afternoon's event by other advocates in the fight for ending elder abuse.
Two teachers who describe themselves as "best friends" have just opened a new bookshop in downtown Brighton.
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing a donation not to exceed $2,500 to organizations providing free meals to veterans on Veterans Day.
20-year-old Sebastian Tyll of Fenton was driving a moped Friday morning when it collided with the truck, fatally injuring him.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
The allegations against Joshua Goode are connected to an incident in 2017 in which a report of an overdose in Fowlerville was made to the Michigan State Police.
Auditors delivered high praise to the Brighton City Council in their annual audit report Thursday night.
The Severe Weather Network, a local nonprofit that provides refuge and services for homeless adults in Livingston County, will benefit from a fundraiser next month.
Detour routes have been identified for the public throughout both stages of the project.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Construction on a housing project in the City of Brighton is forcing a lengthier road closure than originally planned.
EMS Director Jeff Boyd was placed on the unpaid leave Thursday, while his county-owned vehicle and keys to county facilities were confiscated.
About 7,000 pounds of apples were stolen right off the trees recently at an apple farm owned by Spicer Orchards Farm Market.
The city received an "unmodified opinion", which auditors say is exactly what an entity being audited should strive for.
Drink beers, enjoy food specials, and build camaraderie in this inaugural event that supports local veteran non-profit VETLIFE.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is hosting sign-up events for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance from noon to 7pm today and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
Former 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan stands accused of perjury, misconduct in office, and destroying evidence in relation to her 2016 divorce case.
Stephanie Rohn is accused of stabbing two people inside the Tubs & Tumblers Coin Laundry in Brighton on September 17th and then stabbing herself.
The 17th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell will offer the full Halloween experience Saturday from candy and activities to the Headless Horseman 5K and Monster Mile.
While used by many residents, several problems arose from the bin provided at the township hall, which will be removed at the end of the month.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The two week “Click It of Ticket” campaign gets underway today with the goal of saving lives during what officials say can be a deadly month.
State Rep. Ann Bollin, the former Brighton Township clerk, says the reforms would give communities the flexibility they need to make common sense adjustments to operate efficiently and effectively.
Green Oak Township is moving forward with regulations that would better define what materials can be dumped or used as fill on property within the municipality’s limits.
The grant will cover 90% of the $344,000 contract to inspect and clean approximates 142,000 feet of sanitary and storm sewers.
Two ordinances related to transitional and sober living housing will be up for final votes October 28th.
The 8th District Democrat raised more than $815,000 from July through September. That’s according to campaign finance disclosures which were due Tuesday.
44-year-old Michael Dennis Fletcher was arrested last month at Lakeland High School after a breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol limit was more than four times the legal limit.
Lieutenant Mark Venus has been assigned to the substation for almost 12 years now, but he’s had an overall 31-year career with the county.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The closure caused major backups through the morning commute until the freeway was reopened at about 7:30am.
The project will be split into two phases and is expected to begin in the fall of 2020 and be completed in the late fall of 2022.
The service is free and anonymous, allowing citizens to just drop and go, although liquids, inhalers, patches or syringes will not be accepted.
The outreach served as a follow-up to a survey in the community engagement process in updating the township’s master plan.
For the hearing, roughly 100 people packed the meeting room as commissioners came out against rezoning 46.5 acres at Golf Club and Latson Road to allow for 3 units per acre, up from 2.
The Calvin Cruthirds Teal Pumpkin Project gives trick-or-treaters with food allergies a safe, non-food option to fill their bags with on Halloween.
The win, which came last weekend at an event at Bloomer Park in Rochester, gave Brighton the coveted MISCA (Michigan Scholastic Cycling Team) State Scholastic Champion Team award, with Brighton competing as a high school team.
51-year-old Karen Morris of Fenton pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of embezzlement. She is the former food service director for Lake Fenton Community Schools.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Four candidates are officially in the running to be the next Howell city manager and a public meet and greet is set next week.
The free event will be held Saturday, October 19th, from 10am to noon at the Hamburg Fitness Center.
The City of Howell Department of Public Works will start flushing fire hydrants throughout the city starting tonight between 7 and 9pm and then continuing for the next three weeks.
The system includes features like “after the fact” programming, which will allow the department to recapture video from up to 180 hours ago that was automatically recorded.
The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit by Carla McAfee of Farmington Hills against former Director George Phifer and the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority.
A 27-year-old Taylor woman was charged with three counts of Moving Violation Causing Serious Injury, misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail.
Enrollment in the Brighton Area Schools is up this year, in preliminary enrollment figures announced at Monday night's Brighton Board of Education meeting.
Organizers say this year’s conference will focus on how current technology and future technology trends will impact volunteer recruitment.
Monday, October 14, 2019
40-year-old Paul Aaron Kenczyk of Pinckney was arrested and arraigned Friday, following an investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Firefighters were called out just before 7am after smoke was reported on the third floor of the still-under-construction Hampton Inn hotel on Grand Oaks Drive in Genoa Township.
Restoration behind the curb is scheduled this week, with the final top courses of asphalt on the entire road to follow.
A preliminary investigation indicated 18-year-old Michael Meyer of Fowlerville crashed head on into a vehicle as it waited to turn left. Alcohol use is suspected.
Author Dianna Stampfler’s 20 years of research and ghost hunting are collected in her book, “Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses” which she’ll talk about at a presentation sponsored by the Howell Carnegie District Library.
City and state officials, community members, lawmakers and business owners gathered Friday to celebrate the re-opening of State Street in downtown Howell.
The 5th annual Livingston County Baby Fair is coming this Saturday, October 19th from 9am until noon at the Livingston Educational Service Agency building in Howell.
Trinity, a male 1½-year-old Czech shepherd, will start training Monday at the Combined Regional Emergency Services Training center at Oakland University, with her handler, Officer Tony Matthews.
Hartland Twp. officials are looking to rezone property located at 948 Old US-23 from Planned Development to Light Industrial with the belief that the suggested change will make the parcel's designation more consistent with the municipality’s development plan.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
A group of 10 Girl Scouts from Scranton Middle School and their adult leaders were given Shining Star awards at a recent Brighton Board of Education meeting.
Plans to expand connectivity through non-motorized pathways are taking shape in Green Oak Township; however a lack of support from residents for one proposed link has officials shifting gears.
Donations are being sought during an upcoming event to provide some relief to low income and homebound senior citizens in Livingston County.
33-year-old David Daniel Houk was due in Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, but court records show his attorney appeared without him.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
The incident happened on Tuthill Road, north of Marshall and 9 Mile.
The Sheriff's Office says an 18-year-old Fowlerville resident was operating a 2013 Subaru Legacy in the left hand turn lane of westbound Highland Road when he struck a 2013 Ford Explorer head on.
Holly Shuart was on the bus that contained 42 Hartland Middle School students, and claims the bus driver was negligent in her driving before the bus left an off ramp and overturned.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement would replace the 1994 agreement known as NAFTA, or the North American Free Trade Agreement. Exports within North America account for some 180,000 Michigan jobs, and Michigan is second in the U.S. for trade with its neighbors.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says scammers are targeting area mental health professionals, claiming to have a warrant for their arrest.
Friday, October 11, 2019
A refuse company employee was killed after getting pinned underneath a garbage truck on Tuthill Road in Green Oak Township.
State Representative Hank Vaupel is hosting a town hall meeting on the growing problem of elder abuse in Michigan with Attorney General Dana Nessel and several local advocates.
The presentation, "Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Comfort Care", aims to remove fear from the subject of hospice, dying, and death, which event organizers say are topics that are often considered "taboo" in society.
Today is National Coming Out Day which celebrates those who have come out publicly to friends, family and co-workers as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Another glowing audit report is on the books for the Livingston Educational Service Agency.
Officials will retest 3 sites that showed excessive levels of lead in the water, and 40 others every six months to determine if an increased dose of a corrosive control phosphate is needed to bring levels down to acceptable state standards.
27-year-old Brandon Peer of Ann Arbor was set to be sentenced September 12th for fleeing from police, but failed to show up in court. He has since been arrested and is lodged in the Livingston County Jail pending sentencing next week.
Construction on a housing project next week in Brighton is forcing a lengthier road closure than originally planned.
House Bill 5072, sponsored by State Rep. Ann Bollin, would restore the $600,000 the Legislature originally allocated to a grant program.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The Washtenaw County Road Commission is moving forward with plans for a proposed roundabout at Pontiac Trail and 7 Mile Road.
62-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.
The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act would create a pilot program within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to give veterans access to treatment involving service dogs.
225 cars, including a never-before-seen-in-the-collection Cauley Ferrari will be on display at the Lingenfelter Collection Charity Open House fundraiser to benefit the Pink Fund.
The event allowed attendees to get to know the leaders behind the Livingston County Road Commission, how it's funded, and how decisions regarding local roads are made.
Fenton Area Public Schools found a way to get up-to-date, accurate weather information and better inform the community.
The museum's Kittyhawk Academy is offering a free SolidWorks training program over the next 4 Saturdays to students interested in aerospace engineering and manufacturing.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
35-year-old Stephanie Rohn was arraigned Tuesday on four counts of felonious assault and lodged in the Livingston County Jail on a $50,000 cash/surety bond.
The Howell Area Junior Baseball Association will be making improvements to the property and field over the next 3 to 5 years as part of the Bennett Field Renovation project.
Mike Henry, who lost his right leg 38 years ago, became the first amputee to complete the 4 mile Mighty Mac Swim between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.
Crossroads Outdoor LLC, an all-digital billboard company, filed the suit in October of 2018 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, alleging Howell Township's moratorium on new sign applications violated their First Amendment rights.
In an order dated September 30th, the state's highest court declined to hear the case. Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says his office will be reviewing some of the legal and factual issues that remain as well as consulting with the victim.
The Republican National Committee has began airing commercials targeting Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin’s decision earlier this month to support an impeachment inquiry into President’s Trump’s actions.
The Brighton Nazarene Church is facing a lawsuit for allegedly shaming former member Amy Marchant for breastfeeding inside the building.
Following community opposition, Kim Sergent, the director for Fowlerville’s Alverson Center for Performing Arts, will remain in her position, despite being told in August that she would be laid off.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
In an email to parents in the Charyl Stockwell Academy District Monday evening, it was announced that Steven M. Beyer had resigned from his position as Superintendent effective immediately.
The municipality's annual address Monday celebrated community partnerships, achievements and outreach, while also looking ahead at future growth and development.
The last of two forums on the $59 million bond issue to be voted on by Brighton School District voters next month was held Monday night at the Center for the Performing Arts.
Density remains a big hurdle that developers will have to overcome if they want the large project on the Erwin’s Orchard property to proceed in Lyon Township.
According to an advisory on the White Lake Township website, three samples out of 20 collected in its southernmost district had lead results of 21 parts per billion (ppb), which exceeds the Action Level of 15 ppb.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced the grants Monday - with more than $260,000 being awarded to support small local businesses.
J.C. Handy of Highland Township's novel, Coffins of Tin, tells the story of the men who worked in the shadows to identify fallen troops and return their bodies to their families.
Because donations to the Harvest Gathering campaign stay in the area in which they are collected, every food or personal care item that’s donated will assist someone in need within the local community.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Coach James Tyres with Coerver Coaching in Brighton had accepted money from nearly 50 families for a planned soccer trip in July to Sweden, which was canceled due to a registration error.
The Board of Directors voted unanimously to hire Anne Rennie as the new leader of the non-profit organization, effective today.
Karla Zarb, RN, BSN, MS, has been named chief nursing officer and vice president of operations at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and the St. Joseph Mercy Brighton health center.
The Whitmore Lake North Territorial (WLNT) overlay district will be folded back into existing zoning, adding some of its improvements.
The aerial spraying of a portion of Green Oak and Hamburg townships took place starting at dusk Saturday and continued through to the early morning hours on Sunday.
Voters will be going to the polls on Election Day to cast ballots on a $59 million bond issue that would result in myriad improvements for the Brighton Area Schools.
The event, which will be held at the John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex in Howell beginning at 6pm, will focus on the current and anticipated trends locally and how they affect Livingston County.
At a recent meeting, the township's Board of Trustees had generally positive feedback for project leaders, who can now proceed to the next step of finalizing site plans before seeking approval.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
The Brighton City Police Dept. is conducting patrols this fall to catch drivers who are speeding past school buses with their red flashers on and blinking alternately.
The Michigan War Dog Memorial will host an interment for Therapy Dog Ola, who was assigned to the American Legion in Linden.
Livingston County Habitat for Humanity will hold its "Arise and Shine: Winning Women 2019" luncheon on Thursday, October 17th, at the 2/42 church in Brighton, with Irene Miller providing the keynote address.
Association President Paul DeYoung said they were, “fortunate to have a 2nd Vice President of Mr. Denby’s caliber, experience, and professionalism.”
Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Livingston County sheriff and others across the state say recent line-item vetoes made to the state budget by Governor Gretchen Whitmer will negatively impact public safety standards – calling it “a big middle finger to everybody”.
Michael Frank is preparing for his 8th straight run in the Marine Corps Marathon, set for October 27th in Washington D.C. However, the Navy veteran says while on a lunchtime training run, he tripped, fell, and rolled, fracturing his left shoulder socket in the process.
18-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
Senator Lana Theis recently announced the contest that's open to residents of the 22nd Senate District.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is holding its first-ever Caregiver Champions contest, which was inspired by those who do so much for others and give so much of themselves.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Hartland Consolidated Schools Superintendent Chuck Hughes says high school administrators were made aware of rumors about possible violence at the school associated with the release of the new Joker movie.
A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Lyon Township Thursday night has passed away.
City Manager Nate Geinzer received a 6% pay hike, but other provisions of his contract must be fine-tuned before City Council considers them for final approval.
The event will be held Monday, October 7th, at the Emagine Theatre on Hartland Road and begins at 4pm. For those unable to attend, the address will be recorded and posted on the township’s website and social media channels.
State Rep. Mike Mueller sponsored bi-partisan legislation that would increase the penalty for criminals who disarm – or attempt to disarm – a police officer.
Brighton resident Laurie Moses was recently honored by Ford Motor Company as one of the five hardest working members of the American workforce.
Design engineering work has been approved for the East Clinton and North National Street Reconstruction project to occur in 2021.
National Coming Out Day, which is October 11th, celebrates individuals coming out as LGBTQ+, as well as community members, businesses and organizations coming out as allies.
The ticket was sold at the Speedway in Hartland Township.
The seminar will address the latest news regarding emerging issues, PFAS, and emergency response planning.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Supporters and protesters of Elissa Slotkin and her decision to support an impeachment inquiry on President Trump gathered at the Hartland Cromaine District Library, earlier today.
The Brighton Area Fire Authority was dispatched at 5:48am to a fire in a single family residence in the 1700 block of Sandy Shore Road, located off of Hacker Road.
40-year-old Karyn Tessler was treasurer of Cub Scout Pack 365, where she stole nearly $8,000 from the account.
Officials say the goal is to reduce visual blight caused by haphazard delivery of unsolicited materials, to maintain the aesthetics of the community, to reduce litter, and to stop the migration of those kinds of materials on public or private property.
A written note found in the restroom, Tuesday night, was later deemed not a credible threat after police declared the building secure. Due to the timing, however, the district still cancelled classes Wednesday.
Testing was done for per- and polyfluoroalkyl or PFAS substances in muscle tissue taken from white-tailed deer in Oakland County’s Proud Lake Recreation Area.
Sidecar Slider Bar will have a dumpster enclosure for units and businesses on that side of Main Street to use, which could be helpful as city officials have been discussing a conceptual waste collection plan to reduce the number of trucks coming into downtown.
An opportunity to register as a voter will take place on Thursday, October 17th, for students that are 17 years old and six months, as well as citizens 18 and older.
Anyone traveling through the Fowlerville area on Friday afternoon should be prepared to encounter homecoming parade traffic and some parking restrictions.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The program is said to be the result of a steady increase in fatal crashes involving drivers impaired by drugs over the past several years.
Commissioner Wes Nakagiri was recognized by the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission at a conference held to honor leaders in the field of education, healthcare, arts, public service, and community outreach.
The Genesee County Health Department issued a press release today stating that a deer was discovered in Fenton Township that was reported as testing positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE, on September 9th.
Norman Charles Savard was a Marine Corps veteran who received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered during a mortar explosion while fighting in Korea in 1951.
70-year-old Timothy Michael Crowley had been charged in May by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office with eight felony counts of criminal sexual conduct.
On Tuesday, Nikki Snyder, a member of the state Board of Education, and Mike Detmer, a Real Estate agent from Howell, announced plans to run for the Republican nomination to face off against 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin in 2020.
Parts of Livingston County were recently added to areas set for aerial spraying to fight the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, which is a rare but dangerous mosquito-borne virus that kills 33% of the people it sickens.
Litwin has served with the city's Downtown Development Authority for 5 years as Outreach Coordinator, and recently as interim-Director.
State Senator Lana Theis recently met with several law enforcement officials from the community to discuss issues and challenges facing the profession.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
An emailed communication was sent out Monday afternoon by the principal of the Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy in Brighton referencing reports of graffiti and vandalism in the CSPA Middle School girl’s bathroom.
40-year-old Johnathan Dunn waived his preliminary exam Monday to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving two victims under the age of 13.
There will be short-term rolling road closures on Haggerty Road and Grand River Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 9am each day.
Dementia Awareness: What is Dementia? will feature Amanda Bulgarelli from Positive Approach to Care who will discuss the different types and progression of most dementias, as well as the common changes that occur with it.
Health officials confirmed Monday evening that parts of Livingston and Washtenaw counties will be included in the spraying program.
Livingston County’s Board of Commissioners has authorized concurrence and approval to move forward with negotiations for the transfer of property in Deerfield Township from the Road Commission to the Sheriff’s Office.
The motorcyclist tried to pass a Jeep Wrangler that was attempting to complete a left turn, resulting in a collision that left the motorcyclist seriously injured and his passenger with minor injuries.
The Secretary of State Mobile Office was scheduled to pay a visit to the Brighton District Library on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, the 10th but it has since been canceled.
Nikki Snyder, a member of the state Board of Education, announced Tuesday she plans to run as a Republican against the 8th District Democrat in 2020.