Friday, May 24, 2019
The innovative race car, #89, had sat in a barn outside of Brighton since 1966. It is now among 60 historic race cars being exhibited at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, which is located inside the 2.5-mile Indy 500 race oval.
Robert Joseph Markus of Brighton robbed the TCF Bank on East Grand River Avenue in Genoa Township on January 19th.
Crouse Road and Cullen Road in Hartland Township will undergo some gravel work and tree trimming to remedy drainage issues along the roadside.
The Click It or Ticket campaign is back and motorists caught not using their safety belts are subject to a $65 civil infraction.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
30-year-old teacher Paige Renkoski of Okemos disappeared on May 24th, 1990 after last being seen near Fowlerville.
Outages remained this afternoon in the Howell, Genoa Township and Hartland areas.
Motorists will likely encounter some traffic delays as a result.
On Tuesday, Coney Joe’s owner Kim Axtin Bredow posted on Facebook that she has sold the building on W. Grand River that the iconic restaurant was located in and it is permanently closed with plans to auction off everything inside.
The State Street Reconstruction project in downtown Howell is really starting to ramp up with some unexpected issues arising.
A roll-out ceremony is planned for Wednesday, May 29th at 9:30am at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with local legislators and school officials expected in attendance.
Now in its 5th year, “Rock the Block” is the City's music and food festival featuring live bands, food and brews in a three-part summer series.
Livingston County residents will join nearly 1.3 million Michiganders in starting their summers off on a high note with a Memorial Day weekend getaway.
Repairs to the railroad crossing on Beck Road between Chilson Road and Latson Road will take place next Tuesday through Friday.
The Brighton Optimist Club is holding their free Kids Fishing Derby June 8th as part of the DNR's state-wide Free Fishing Weekend.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The new state-of-the-art facility is being built directly behind the current building off of South Highlander Way in Howell.
Livingston County Democrats will hear a report from the United Way on residents who are struggling financially despite being employed at their upcoming meeting.
Dressbarn will eventually close its 660 stores across the U.S., 26 of which are located in Michigan, including one in Green Oak Township and one in Howell Township.
The Mabley Road speed limit from the Hartland Township-line to north Lake Tyrone will be lowered from 55mph to 35mph.
The chapter, which is part of Livingston County United Way, is looking to promote women in philanthropy and volunteer work with a goal to better the community through outreach efforts.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
“Uptown on First” will be located at the corner of Chestnut and First Street, near the 53rd District Court building, and will consist of eight townhouses.
Girls on Fire is a 3 day camp that will encourage young women that they have what it takes to be a firefighter.
Brighton Township will be hosting a Large Item Drop-Off Day for township residents on Saturday, June 8th, at the St. Mary Magdalen Parking Lot in Brighton.
Fowlerville Community Schools is the recipient of state grant funds designed to help purchase new buses with clean diesel or propane technology.
The Livingston County Veterans'Services Committee has elected to pick up the $10 fee associated with obtaining a county-issued veteran's identification card.
A railroad crossing repair in Howell Township is taking longer than anticipated, resulting in an extended road closure.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County's Summer Lunch Bunch Program provides needed meals to children whose families may struggle to provide them during the summer months.
Monday, May 20, 2019
The Howell City Council met Monday night and is getting going on the search process for a new city manager while also recognizing the efforts of longtime Manager Shea Charles.
Developer Pat Battaglia will have an additional 90 days to establish a contract with the City of Brighton and to present his final site plans to the Planning Commission.
The needed upgrades to the pavilion restrooms next to the Imagination Station will be taking place all week, with an anticipated re-opening Saturday morning.
The Livingston County 4H Grand Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Program helps children who have developmental challenges through horseback riding.
Tim and Kerry Bennett were recently named one of the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for their restoration of the Warner Historic Homestead in Brighton Township.
18-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
Council recently adopted the 2019/2020 budget and it was noted that the big issues moving forward will be infrastructure investment and streets.
Livingston County Catholic Charities is hosting Dementia Conversations- an event to help those with an early diagnosis and their family to have the tough conversations that need to be had.
The Howell City Park has been renamed the "City of Howell Scofield Park" to recognize Bill, Joy and Rick Scofield’s influence and commitment to the city.
Linden City leaders are still searching for the municipality’s next manager, after an initial candidate of liking accepted a position elsewhere.
Telecommunications infrastructure programs and rural broadband access loan programs for communities will be the focus of the next Brown Bag Lunch Series.
The ordinance is aimed at controlling the spread of different donation bins, which officials say often multiple on vacant properties and bring trash issues.
St. Mary Catholic School in Pinckney and Creekside Intermediate School in Dexter received the Michigan School Wellness Award, which encourages schools to create healthy school environments.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Fund A Life is the charity being supported this year during the annual Senior Survivor Week at Brighton High School.
The police liaison officer at Brighton High School will be promoted to the rank of sergeant on Monday.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin received a standing ovation after her speech at the annual Winans Day Dinner, sponsored by the Livingston County Democratic Party Friday night.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Several students and a staff member took part in the prank Thursday at Fenton High School, which was allegedly labeled “Cholo Day”. “Cholo” is a derogatory term that loosely refers to a young man belonging to a Mexican-American urban subculture associated with street gangs.
Putnam Township officials recognized Alayna Morricz, Josie Griffith, Alexis Howard and Angela Wagner at a meeting of the Board of Trustees Wednesday.
The award will be presented to John Thompson on May 29th during the annual Coach and Volunteer Banquet at the 2019 State Summer Games at Central Michigan University.
$300,000 was approved for Argentine Township and development of a 2.1-mile multi-use trail system to improve safety and accessibility for citizens and visitors to the community.
Staff says the owner has waited until the last possible moment to do the minimum work necessary to re-open the gas station and has worked toward resolving the dangerous building situation but did not meet the established deadlines.
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Brighton City Council has taken a step to guarantee that revenues from the recently-passed millage request will be used to repair and improve city streets - and for no other purpose.
Senate Bills 106 and 155 would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan.
The new Clinton Place condominium project would be restricted to those age 55 and older.
A project that will result in 85 high-end townhouses has been given final approval by the Brighton City Council.
The township's recreational marijuana ordinance already prohibits all related facilities; however additional measures that officials are currently working on would ban the facilities in all zoning districts as well.
8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin is in support of a 7-bill package that House Democrats passed to help reverse the Trump administration’s efforts at undermining the Affordable Care Act.
With a health center and retirement home potentially coming to Livingston County, the Veteran's Committee discussed the possibilities with locating them and other veterans' services together on a one-stop-for-all-things campus.
Crossroads Outdoor LLC, an all-digital billboard company, filed the suit last October in U.S. District Court in Detroit against both Howell Township and Zoning Administrator Joe Daus.
Bonnie Erwin, a retired Brighton High School employee and community supporter, underwent treatment for colorectal cancer, leaving her under tremendous financial strain and unable to return to work.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Curt Ruf was sworn in at the Putnam Township Board of Trustees' meeting Wednesday, surrounded by family members and members of the fire department.
An Eaton County judge is the latest to reject an effort by former Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Burress and Howell attorney Tom Kizer to form a citizen's grand jury to investigate Judge Theresa Brennan.
Two people were hospitalized following a multi-vehicle crash that caused significant traffic back-ups along both directions of US-23 near Whitmore Lake.
Police are investigating an incident Tuesday morning in which a pick-up truck struck a pedestrian near downtown Howell.
The 6th Annual Fenton Community Planting Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st.
As Livingston County continues to grow, so too does the need for public transportation.
It’s National Police Week, which was preceded by National Correctional Officers Week, and Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy is saluting the men and women on the front lines and those lost in the line of duty.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
K9 heroes that have served the country and community in various ways will be recognized at the cemetery Saturday in observance of K9 Veterans' Day.
Early concept plans from developer Livonia Builders include housing options that are attractive to young families all the way through to senior citizens.
Randy Longthorne of Handy Township crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on westbound Grand River near Owosso Road in Howell Township the night of November 26th.
All three Republican Livingston County lawmakers voted in favor. The procedure is used when there are rare, severe fetal abnormalities and serious risks to women’s health.
Howell Public Schools Superintendent Erin MacGregor is hosting his final coffee-and-chat get-together for the school year with interested parties, Thursday morning.
28-year-old Christopher Simons of Fowlerville and 24-year-old Jessica Kropiewnicki of Lyon Township were arraigned on charges related to an attack on a man in Lyon Township that police say was intended to kill him.
29-year-old Matthew Robert Miller was sentenced to 77 days in jail for spray-painting graffiti on two church buildings in Oceola Township.
Township officials have heard proposals from a few companies reportedly interested in building solar facilities in the municipality; however the township currently does not have an ordinance in place to regulate them.
Livingston County Catholic Charities' Mark Robinson won the award from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B for his dedication towards helping the senior community.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
27-year-old Kiernan Brown is charged with the murders of 26-year-old Kaylee Ann Brock of Holt and 32-year-old Julie Ann Mooney of Williamston.
The single-engine Beechcraft 35 Bonanza went missing between 8 and 8:30pm Sunday about four miles west of Frankfort.
The township's Planning Commission voted to recommend denial of the request from Ashley Land Development to rezone 32 acres of their 125-acre gravel pit off of Stobart Road.
The Brighton Area Schools is poised to hire a person to fill the long-vacant assistant superintendent for labor relations and personnel.
The event will include legislators, national and local speakers, entertainers and multiple organizations providing resources from throughout the state.
The Brighton Area Schools will be able to avoid paying interest on a loan this summer because there are enough funds to handle payroll and other expenses.
Two popular food truck events are planned to coincide with the newly revamped Howell Art Project in which different types of art will be happening throughout the downtown every day this week.
Underground utility work will be starting on Wednesday evening around 9:30pm and will continue through the overnight hours into Thursday.
Monday, May 13, 2019
The trial of 57-year-old Jacquelyn Tyson began April 24th on two counts of pre-meditated 1st degree murder and two counts of felony firearms.
The Village of Milford is in the process of developing a new master plan for the municipality’s parks system and asking residents and visitors share their thoughts via a survey.
The Salvation Army of Livingston County is looking for help in various roles, like event set up and tear down, to people working on the course and in the banquet room.
An upcoming spring car trunk sale is planned in the Whitmore Lake area in which attendees can shop for great deals or try to unload items after spring cleaning.
The charges were filed against 48-year-old Lt. Timothy Greene, along with his brother and his father, in 2018 after officials received incorrect information from the National Crime Insurance Bureau that the trio had not been properly conducting auto title inspections.
Rescue 11 will be converted into an engine, and Engine 11 will be replaced.
The contest aims to foster an enthusiasm and love of trees in the next generation, remind residents of the importance of trees, and track the biggest trees in the state.
Livingston County Catholic Charities is receiving the maximum amount from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Two people were injured when the small plane they were in crashed on takeoff from the Cackleberry Airport near Dexter.
Some 198 children participated in the annual Children's Entrepreneurship Fair, held Saturday in downtown Brighton.
Brighton residents will see their utility fees, and some other service fees, go up for the new fiscal year.
Brighton residents will pay a little bit less for their trash and recycle items pickup services as a result of a new contract with the city's provider.
Former Livingston County District Court Administrator Francine Zysk is starting a new chapter in her life to become a teacher in China.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
The work involves the complete reconstruction of State Street, between Clinton Street and Grand River Avenue, and the north/south and east/west alleys.
School supplies and backpacks to help financially-strapped families are being collected by the Livingston Educational Service Agency.
27-year-old Brandon Peer of Ann Arbor led Green Oak Police on a chase that began in Brighton Township and ended in Fowlerville.
The chapter is focused on bettering the lives of children and has set their first goal as measurably improving third-grade reading over the next five years through a partnership with LESA.
Friday, May 10, 2019
53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan filed her response Thursday with the court, saying the Judicial Tenure Commission's findings are "erroneous."
Brian Shuell of Brighton Twp. testified Thursday alongside State Senator Lana Theis about his experience as a sufferer of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
The event will benefit the Hartland Chamber of Commerce's scholarship fund and community givebacks.
The Livingston County Road Commission has issued various construction advisories, all of which involve work to replace drain crossings at different locations.
Gregory Talberg will serve on the Governor’s Educator Advisory Council while Dr. Sheryl Kubiak of Milford was appointed to the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration.
Veterans can now use their G.I. Bill benefits towards education and certification at the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute.
The students attending the 57th annual festival were chosen from a pool of more than 250,000 across the state, based on a rigorous adjudication process adhering to exacting artistic standards.
The ordinance will address what land uses are allowed within a wellhead protection area, which is the surface and subsurface area surrounding a public water supply well or wellfield.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The construction worker is hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck on I-96 in Lyon Township.
State Street itself will be closed down during the project with limited pedestrian access to the area, if not completely blocked off, because there will be open holes in the area.
State Representative Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville’s plan to help children in custody and divorce cases have access to affordable health care coverage received unanimous approval from the Michigan House this week.
The throwback event will benefit Prelude Home; a non-profit organization geared towards helping women who find themselves in the life changing position of divorce or displacement.
The scholarships are awarded annually in honor of long-time former Lions Club member Joseph Piersante, a World War II veteran who was a Brighton Lions Club member for over 50 years.
Bystanders came to the aid of Hamburg Township Police Sgt. Megan Paul when they saw her battling with a suspect over a knife he had in his belt.
8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, a Holly Democrat, said she met Tuesday at the Department of Education with DeVos, urging her to meet with Nassar’s victims.
Students from Howell Public School's Fire Academy got hands-on experience for what it's like to fight a fire in their end-of-year live burn event.
The township and Livingston County Road Commission are teaming up to cover certain costs associated with the repairs to subdivision roads if residents express interest.
The East Caroline Street Public Parking Lot Construction/Reconstruction Project at the Winegarden Library commenced recently.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Brighton is the first public school district in the country to actually own its therapy dogs, which will be in all of the district's buildings with the addition of Henry to the Miller Intergenerational Center on Monday.
Scott Lindberg, who currently serves as the Huron Valley Schools assistant superintendent of administrative services and human resources, was recently selected to become the new superintendent for the Waterford School District.
By updating their plan, the township will be eligible for grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and could be partially reimbursed for the money spent on the refresher.
Hilton Elementary's Comedy Night and Silent Auction will help support the purchase and installation of a new sensory-friendly playground at the school.
Voters in the Howell Public Schools district approved a bond proposal while two millage requests also passed in the Brighton area - one for roads in the City of Brighton and another for the Brighton Area Fire Authority.
The surprise resignation of Howell City Manager Shea Charles during Monday night’s Council meeting is being described as a “beneficial” agreement for both parties.
The public water system was presented with the 50 Year Award, which recognized professionals for continuously adjusting and maintaining the amount of fluoride in drinking water for the prevention of tooth decay in adults and children.
All of the Howell Public Schools district's archery teams qualified for a national championship tournament this weekend, with the Parker Middle School team named the 2019 Michigan 3-D Middle School State Champions.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Voters in the Howell Public Schools district approved a bond proposal while two millage requests also passed in the Brighton area - one for roads in the City of Brighton and another for the Brighton Area Fire Authority.
Lawmakers are taking aim at high car insurance premiums by giving initial approval to a plan that would no longer make Michigan the only state to require drivers to buy unlimited medical benefits through their auto insurer.
With news from an environmental group Monday that Michigan has the most PFAS sites in the nation, a recent state advisory has taken on added importance.
The legislation will not have a big impact according to the superintendents of Livingston County's five public school districts.
The sale offers more than 15,000 books plus a large assortment of media items, with everything from classics to collectable, vintage to nostalgic, coffee table books, autographed books, picture and chapter books, and more all priced from 50 cents to a dollar.
Howell City Manager Shea Charles resigned at the end of Monday night’s Council meeting, following a closed session.
Voters in the Howell Public Schools district will be casting ballots today on a bond proposal, while two millage requests will greet voters in the Brighton area; one for roads in the City of Brighton and another for the fire authority.
The Livingston County Transit Master Plan has been in the works for some time now, with the Livingston County Transportation Coalition, stakeholders and analysts from AECOM collecting data for the plan that aims to enhance and expand local transit services.
Thousands of students from over 200 schools along with their parents, teachers, and community leaders will join others around the country for the event.
Monday, May 6, 2019
According to the analysis by Crain's Detroit Business, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's $2.5 billion road-funding proposal would increase annual road funding for Livingston County by $31 per vehicle by 2021, while Keweenaw County would see an increase in funding of $239 per vehicle.
The DI Deetectives, a team of four 1st and 5th graders from Hornung Elementary and Maltby Intermediate, placed third at the Michigan Destination Imagination State Tournament, earning a chance to compete at the 2019 Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City later this month.
A resolution was adopted following a public hearing and presentation at a recent Council meeting.
Alexandra Paige of South Lyon was arrested just after midnight on February 23rd when she was pulled over near Martindale Road and Ten Mile Road for speeding.
K9 Felony's unit was approved by officials, but under the direction that costs associated be covered by donation.
The fair will be held in the parking lot of the State Bank across from the Farmer's Market in downtown Brighton from 10am to noon on Saturday, May 11th.
20-year-old Robert Taylor and 22-year-old Eddie Simmons, both residents of Jackson, were arrested following an investigation by Fenton Police April 24th after receiving reports that two adult males were passing counterfeit $100 bills in at least four different businesses on Silver Parkway.
The Genoa Township Board could approve site work and court installation at tonight's meeting.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The "AMP, which replaces a mostly grass amphitheater on the banks of the Mill Pond in downtown Brighton, was dedicated, along with a new band shell, on Saturday.
Anthony Tindall's presentation will discuss the USDA’s Rural Development mission that includes telecommunications infrastructure programs and rural broadband access loan programs for communities.
The city of Brighton has provided a street map showing where and when specific projects will be tackled if the street millage passes on Tuesday.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Voters in the Howell Public Schools district will be casting ballots Tuesday on a bond proposal, while two millage requests will greet voters in the Brighton area; one for roads in the City of Brighton and another for the fire authority.
29-year-old Matthew Miller of Brighton Township was arrested February 27th in connection with the vandalism at St. John Catholic Church in Oceola Township.
The 50th Anniversary of The Detroit Rock and Roll Revival will be held at the Proud Lake Recreation Area in Wixom on Saturday, August 10th rain or shine.
The story will be told from the viewpoint of both Corey Warren and his mother Jacque Liebner, who will also discuss what tools they used to find health and peace.
Friday, May 3, 2019
This year's Howell High School Senior Survivor fundraiser raised $135,907 that will be shared between non-profit organizations, North Star Reach and Julianna's Wishes.
The Brighton City Council has adopted a general fund budget of slightly over $10 million for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which starts July 1.
World Link Inc. is looking to place 3 students in caring homes for the upcoming school 2019-2020 school year.
SEMCOG's Pulse of the Region survey aims to collect resident opinions on bicycle and pedestrian preferences and amenities.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined roughly 3,800 students from 100 schools participated in the event, which was held at Operating Engineers 324 in Howell Township, May 1 and 2.
Brighton's Michael Frank is running in the marathon for the 8th straight year, raising money for the Semper Fi Fund that helps veterans-in-need from all branches.
18-year old Abdurrahman Ahmed Akl of Fenton Township is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brady Morris.
8th District Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin testified about the critical need for federal funding to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and make important upgrades in water systems.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
The deteriorating section is past Rickett Road, west of Robin Ridge, with potholes beginning to appear just after passing Scranton Middle School’s ballfields on the left.
The suspect used stolen credit/debit cards from a vehicle break-in to make purchases at several local businesses.
Now in its 7th year of operation, the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is an all-volunteer, independent organization committed to the health and well-being of firefighters, EMS, local police and other First Responders.
While the identity of the recipient of the home repairs is being kept confidential due to privacy reasons, she is a 95-year-old Pinckney resident who was one of the original Rosie the Riveters.
When the complaint was filed, Sheriff Mike Murphy stated if he was found in violation he would make it right and he says that’s exactly what he did.
Students are building a work cell that is worth an estimated $1,000,000 that will help train future career and technical education classes.
State Representative Ann Bollin has voted in favor of new policy that would put 17-year old criminal offenders in the juvenile system.
Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers, including their Shared Harvest Pantry in Genoa Township.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Lawrence, a Vietnam veteran and co-owner of Lawrence Auto Body, is remembered fondly for his contributions to the Livingston County community.
After four years, the Howell Art Project that brings art to buildings and public spaces will feature an all new set-up and new schedule from May 13th to the 18th with murals, crosswalk art and more.
An 18-year-old female from South Lyon told authorities she had been sexually assaulted by Rrok Dedivanaj at a home in Tyrone Township in December of 2018.
The High School has been recognized by Study.com for their excellence in blended learning.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says they were dispatched at about 6pm to a single-vehicle crash on Van Orden Road, east of Wallace Road.
Phase one of the park will include new parking, a bathroom, an all-purpose play field, and a 5K walking trail.
27-year-old Brandon Scott Peer is charged with a single count of 3rd degree fleeing a police officer as a result of the April 27th incident.
Guests will have an opportunity to learn more about what goes into maintaining the Village parks, infrastructure and other aspects.