Michigan must wait until guidance is issued from the U.S. Department of Labor before it can begin implementing the provisions of the Act that was passed, thus there will be a delay in benefits for those currently enrolled in federal benefit programs.
Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said they’re cautiously optimistic about the data they’re seeing in the state but stressed that is not cause to celebrate or become complacent as progress is fragile.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced that Livingston County and others will see a share of federal funds designated toward increasing access to rural high-speed internet across the state.
Attorney General Dana Nessel says now that the vaccine for the virus is starting to be delivered around the country, people are attempting to scam consumers with false claims about products and services.
Fowlerville Fire Chief Bob Feig tells WHMI that they were called at 8:10 pm for a structure fire in the 5000 block of Stow Road. He says they arrived to find a large barn that was well involved with fire and with several large pieces of farm equipment inside.
Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agreed to a $465 million pandemic spending plan, including relief payments to businesses and workers struggling to stay afloat because of the coronavirus and government restrictions to curb its spread.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has lifted a prohibition on in-person instruction at Michigan high schools and said movie theaters and other entertainment venues can re-open with capacity restrictions following a decline in coronavirus cases. Indoor dining remains banned.
Indoor restaurant dining will continue to be barred under the new state health department order that takes effect Monday. Bowling alleys, casinos and other entertainment businesses can re-open but must close drink and food concessions.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin spoke on the House floor Thursday, detailing the plight of three of her constituents, including a veteran from Brighton and a server from Hartland. "They are not asking for their government to solve every problem. But they expect their government to act."
While the official deadline to donate toys to the dozens of collection boxes throughout the county has passed, Livingston County Toys for Tots will still accept them through December 23rd at their warehouse in Genoa Township.
Brighton Township Republican State Representative Ann Bollin says adoption of the resolution reaffirms that it is the patient or surrogate decision maker’s right to direct medical decisions in conjunction with the physician, “and to give affirmative consent for the refusal of treatments.”
A federal grand jury has charged six men, including Ty Garbin of Hartland Township, with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in what investigators say was a plot by anti-government extremists who were angry over her coronavirus policies.
Republican State Representative Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville said his legislation is the first step in overhauling universal credentialing for Medicaid by starting with a smaller subset of mental health services.
Northfield Township Police on Wednesday issued an advisory on holiday scams, concluding that people should: “Trust your gut!” and that if an offer or deal appears “Too Good to be True, It probably is”.
This Saturday, December 19th marks the 20th year that firefighters have been ringing the bell for The Salvation Army of Livingston County and making what officials say is “a huge impact on the annual fundraiser.”
The program, sponsored by the Fowlerville Fourth of July Committee, will start at noon this Saturday, coinciding with the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and similar events at over 2,500 other cemeteries across the nation.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer says people are hurting and again urged the GOP-led Legislature to take a vote to give some resources to those who are unemployed, restaurants and small businesses to get through this tough time.
Following a debate that became heated at times, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, the county's only part-time employees to receive health benefits, voted 5-4 Monday night to give themselves a pay raise.
While rescue missions are rare for the Howell Nature Center’s wildlife team, mostly due to limited time and resources, two staff members offered to help as they knew that this young snowy owl was highly susceptible to predation.
Brighton Area Schools Assistant Superintendent for Labor Relations and Personnel Sharon Irvine, who has been in that position for a year and a half, confirmed at Monday night’s virtual Board of Education meeting that she will be leaving at the end of the year to become the Southgate Community Schools’ new superintendent.
Since the current health department order ends on December 20th, and winter break starts the very next day, Livingston County high school students will not be going back to school until after the New Year’s holiday.
A preliminary investigation indicated that a 32 year old Byron man was driving north on Fowlerville Road in a 2007 Pontiac G5 when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid off the roadway into a tree.
Michael Esson, the Village’s former assistant public services director, filed suit in 2019 alleging violations of Michigan’s Whistleblower Protection Act, extortion, retaliation, racketeering, freedom of speech issues and violations of due process.
Carol Trembath's "Fairies and the Global Tree to the Rescue: A Tale of the Fairy Flu" offers a platform for helping parents, grandparents, and educators begin a conversation on best health practices during COVID-19 and beyond.
$50,000 will be granted to Hamburg Township to repair the Hay Creek bridge along the Lakelands Trail near Chambers Road. The 104-foot bridge dates from the 19th century when it was built by the Ann Arbor Railroad. Repairs are expected to begin in the fall of 2021.
Republican Senator Lana Theis sponsored legislation that would limit emergency orders issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services to 28 days and require that any extension of such orders receive legislative approval before taking effect.
43-year-old Michael Joseph Snyder of Northfield Township pleaded guilty as charged earlier this year to a charge of false impersonation of a police officer following an incident in October of 2019 on I-96 in Livingston County.
A judge today denied a motion to drop the charges against Barry Cadden, who is facing trial in Livingston County Circuit Court on second degree murder charges for his role in running the New England Compounding Center.
Speaking Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Slotkin stressed the urgency of passing a package before the end of the year, saying that “Platitudes won’t feed a family. Empty words won’t get folks through the holidays.”
A motion to retain the current compensation was voted down, followed by an amendment to raise the levels by an average of 8.4%, which passed 5-4, despite strong opposition that voting themselves an increase while many of their constituents were suffering economic hardships didn't "pass the smell test." A final vote is expected Monday.
Police say 25-year-old Luis Santana of Lincoln Park picked a teenage girl up from her home in 2019 and sexually assaulting her in the parking lot of the Lowe's Home Improvement store in Genoa Township.
At its meeting last week, the board approved a Schools of Choice program for grades jr. kindergarten-through-4 and grades 7-12, as space permits. In Michigan, each school district is allowed to choose whether it will participate or not in the program.
Just like Christmas trees and angels come out each Christmas season, the local Corps places their iconic red kettles at stores all over Livingston County and requests donations to support their local Christmas goal.
Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun says the vaccine is the most important tool to eradicate the virus and end this pandemic – noting two are moving through the approval process that could be available as soon as this month.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy says he began to experience symptoms around Thanksgiving and tested positive on the following Sunday, November 30th, with a rapid test. That was confirmed with a positive nasal swab test last week.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin says “choosing another recently retired general to serve in a role that is designed for a civilian just feels off.” The comment followed reports that President-elect Joe Biden would nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin as defense secretary.
A dozen organizations are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reject plans to construct an oil-pipeline tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. An online hearing was held Monday on Enbridge's permit application for the tunnel, which would replace the existing Line 5 pipelines.
As the state extends the partial shutdown, additional local school districts are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks, which are defined by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services as those educational institutions “that have been found by their local health department to have two (2) or more COVID-19 cases who may have shared exposure on school grounds and are from different households.”
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin says one issue that seems to be a sticking point is aid for struggling states and local governments to fund programs like unemployment and rental assistance that will expire at the end of the month.
A preliminary investigation determined that the at fault driver, a 32 year old female from Fowlerville, was traveling southbound on US-23 when she crossed the median and struck a vehicle traveling northbound near Plymouth Rd.
Livingston County residents and others across the state are being encouraged to celebrate the week by taking the opportunity to learn more about the topics related to aging and driving on the state’s Safe Driver Smart Options.
The DDA’s goal was to cover the Millpond area in holiday lights, the same as in years past. In a release Friday, it was announced that the campaign had raised over $10,000 which DDA Chair Tim Corrigan said meant that the City of Brighton will be “lit up and festive again this year.”
33-year-old Michael Paul Nester was charged with arson and malicious destruction of property charges that stemmed from a suspicious fire and property damage that occurred at a property located off of Clyde Road, east of Hartland Road, in the early morning hours of September 8th.
State Senator Lana Theis and two GOP colleagues have questioned the motivation of a memo by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson ordering the deletion of all electronic pollbook software and associated files. Benson's office says it is standard procedure and suggestions to the contrary help to amplify "false and widely debunked conspiracy theories."
Governor Gretchen Whitmer says her administration could extend portions of a three-week partial shutdown of schools and businesses next week because of the “sheer volume” of coronavirus cases around Michigan.
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani made baseless claims of “massive fraud, all over the country,” which he later restated to a Republican-led legislative committee while pressing legislators to intervene. Just a day before, Attorney General William Barr declared the Justice Department had uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election.
In a pair of filings Tuesday, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office refuted a motion by attorneys for Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin that the second degree murder charges they face should be dismissed. The men were charged last year for their roles in running the New England Compounding Center.
Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, which together comprise the Michigan region of Trinity Health, implemented a social care hotline earlier this year to connect individuals with needed support, including access to food, transportation, health insurance, medication assistance, dependent care and more.
Additionally, the Governor said it's too early to say if a three-week order that prevents high schools from offering in-person instruction, prohibits dine-in service at restaurants and closes various entertainment businesses will be extended.
Though current orders would allow students to return to in-person learning on Wednesday the 9th, Fowlerville Community Schools will continue with online-only instruction through the remainder of the week.
The Brighton Board of Education unanimously ratified the salary reopener portion of the Brighton Education Association’s three-year contract at its meeting Monday night. The two sides had been at loggerheads on the contract for months until a tentative agreement was reached earlier this month.
If the Michigan legislature fails to enact a State of Emergency by January 1st, local elected boards will no longer be able to meet fully online, prompting a discussion of the county board issuing a local resolution.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced more than $1.5 (m) million in infrastructure grants to support expanded recycling. Dexter Community Schools was among the recipients.