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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lawmakers Call Out Decision To Suspend Brennan With Pay

State Senator Lana Theis and State Representatives Hank Vaupel and Ann Bollin issued a joint statement following the Michigan Supreme Court suspension of Judge Theresa Brennan, while still allowing her to draw her $143,000 salary and benefits.

Brennan Officially Suspended But Keeps Pay & Benefits

There is little ultimate effect to Wednesday's decision by the Michigan Supreme Court as Brennan had already been removed from her Livingston County docket last June after the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission filed a complaint against her.

Case Dismissed Against Man Charged With Growing Pot

Charges were filed in 2015, but Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says due to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Michigan, it was determined that it was no longer an appropriate use of resources to proceed.

Livingston County Joins Nationwide Opioid Litigation

The Livingston County Board of Commissioners met Monday night and unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing an opioid litigation services agreement - an action said to be another step in helping to combat the area’s opioid crisis.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Howell Council Works Towards Budget Cuts

Council is looking at potential reductions tied to a structural deficit in the neighborhood of $200,000 to $300,000 so cuts will need to be made to facilitate a balanced budget.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Brighton OKs Firm As City's Labor Counsel

The Brighton City Council has approved an agreement with a law firm that handles labor contracts to represent the city in contract talks with the four city employee unions.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Michigan Issuing Food Assistance Benefits Early

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will issue March and April food assistance benefits early to reduce the gap between benefits payments that resulted from the partial federal government shutdown.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Howell Public Schools Bond Will Be On May Ballot

The bond will raise $39 million for the school district, which will be used to update infrastructure such as roofs and boilers, secure entry points, add school buses and STEM Labs and athletic facility upgrades.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Howell Named As Redevelopment Ready Community

Howell joins 29 other communities, including the Village of Pinckney, that have qualified as “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning to remove traditional barriers and promote opportunities for prospective investors.

Brighton Fire Millage Set For May 7th Ballot

Fire Chief Mike O’Brian tells WHMI that the millage — if passed — would be used for remodeling or expansion of the authority’s five fire stations plus construction of a sixth station

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ice Storm Moves Across Livingston County

Brighton Fire Chief Mike O’Brian tells WHMI they just want to warn people to take extra time on the morning commute and pay attention as there is the potential for some devastating amounts of ice.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Theis Sponsors Bill To Protect Assault Victims

State Senator Lana Theis (R-Brighton) sponsored one bill of a seven-bill plan that would allow victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking to hide their physical address from offenders.

Howell Man Who Evaded Police Sentenced To Prison

39-year-old Edward Franklin Hulbert of Howell was sentenced to serve two to ten years in prison last week by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty. He had earlier pleaded guilty to a count of aggravated domestic assault.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Lawsuit Over Disputed Broker Fee Headed To Mediation

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 owned by the district but received no broker commission for the sale.