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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Advocates Say Michigan's Kids Need More Support In 2020 Budget

Recently signed supplemental spending bills restored budget dollars from K-12 and higher education, public safety and rural health care, but have yet to address cuts to programs that support runaway and homeless youths, school-based social and mental health care and adoptive families.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019

City Of Brighton Says Teens Vandalized Mill Pond

A group of teens were caught on camera throwing rocks from a retaining wall onto the ice and into the pond, prompting a Friday post on the City of Brighton Facebook page that has generated hundreds of comments. The post has since been removed.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Brighton Police Seek Suspects In Target Smash & Grab

Officers were dispatched at about 5am to an alarm at the Target Store on 8043 Challis Road. When they arrived on scene minutes later, they found the front doors had been shattered. There was also damage to the display cases in the store.

Proposed Dexter Development Receives Federal Funding

Hilltop View Apartments being developed by the Avalon Nonprofit Housing Corporation in partnership with Chelsea-based Faith in Action was contingent on Avalon receiving the tax credits, which would provide 85% of the project’s funding.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Fowlerville Gun Store Among Those Targeted In Theft Spree

ATF agents allege that three suspects, including 18-year-old Brandon McClure and 19-year-old Daniel Rae, broke into Titus Kustoms LLC on Grand Avenue in Fowlerville in the early morning hours of December 11th and “stole approximately 17 firearms.”

Monday, December 23, 2019

Crash Involving Semi Closes US-23 In Green Oak Township

Green Oak Fire Chief Kevin Gentry says the crash involved a pickup that crossed the median and hit a semi. Both north and southbound US-23 between Lee and Silver Lake Road were closed for the extended period of time for investigation by the Livingston County Accident Investigation Team.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Law License Of Former Judge Suspended

The Attorney Discipline Board says the suspension of ex-53rd District Court judge Theresa Brennan was effective Dec. 3. That's the day she was convicted of perjury.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Salvation Army In Desperate Need Of Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army is currently putting out a call for bell ringers as they have over 30 hours of bell ringing shifts open this Saturday, one of their biggest fundraising days, at their best locations.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Taylor Woman Enters Plea In Bus Crash

27-year-old Brianne Nicole Pope was charged with three counts of Moving Violation Causing Serious Injury after the crash of a charter bus she was driving as it returned from a Hartland school field trip on April 27th.

Beat Holiday Stress With "Emotional Intelligence"

In-laws, holiday debt and strained relationships are just some of the issues that tend to add stress during the holiday season, but public speaker Brigette Patton says "emotional intelligence" is a way to better handle that stress.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Slotkin Says She'll Vote To Impeach President Trump

The 8th District Democrat was greeted Monday morning at a town hall gathering at Oakland University by a loud mix of both supporters and detractors among the nearly 500 people in attendance. Straining to be heard over protestors, Slotkin tried to explain why she came to the conclusion that she did.

Brighton Church Settles Breastfeeding Lawsuit

30-year-old Amy Marchant filed the suit in June against the Brighton Nazarene Church, known to most as “The Naz” alleging the church invaded her privacy, violated the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act and committed a breach of contract, in addition to issuing a defamatory apology.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Lawmaker & One-Time Deputy Says Budget Deal Is Step Forward

Republican State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden, who served as a Livingston County Sheriff’s deputy prior to being elected to office, says the 2020 budget resolution restores funding for secondary road patrols in the state and provides economic security for law enforcement.

Teacher To Be Sentenced On Drunk Driving Convictions

44-year-old Michael Dennis Fletcher, a teacher with Huron Valley Schools, was taken into custody in September at Lakeland High School after a breathalyzer showed his blood alcohol limit was more than four times the legal limit.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

BAS Fall Athletics Honored By School Board

The Brighton High School football team led the way, winning district and regional titles before making it to Ford Field in Detroit for the state championship game. And while they didn't end up winning, Brighton became the first football team from Livingston County in history to make it to the state football championship game.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Matching Money Monday

Donations were matched up to the total funds available and will stay in Livingston County to help in multiple ways including crucial programs like nutritious food in local pantries, utility and shelter assistance and an eviction diversion program.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

Lakeland High Teacher Wins National Award

Nick Peruski, a business and technology teacher in the Huron Valley School District, was surprised at a school assembly where he was presented with a Milken Educator Award and given a $25,000 cash prize.

Brighton Vigil To Mourn Gun Violence Victims

To mark the tragedy of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre and honor the more than 700,000 Americans killed or injured by guns since then, several community groups are coming together this Sunday, December 8th at 5pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Brighton for a candlelight vigil.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Cromaine Library Announces New Director

Mallorie DeVilbiss, who has served as the head of digital services at Troy Public Library for the past five years, has been selected as director of Cromaine Library.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Local Session Will Discuss Regional Economic Development

The sessions will include discussions on anticipating demands for land use, fostering a competitive business climate, advancing innovation and technology, investing in critical infrastructure, and preparing and connecting talent with jobs.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019