39-year-old Jeremy J. Studt was charged earlier this year with several felony counts after he was arrested in July of 2019 by the Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team, or GHOST, in an operation that targeted human trafficking. He is at least the second Livingston County resident that has been arrested as part of the ongoing sting operation.
Republican State Senator Lana Theis issued a statement after the Justice Department sent letters to governors of four Democratic-led states seeking data on whether they violated federal law by ordering public nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals.
All Hartland High School students have been moved to remote learning only after an increase in young adult COVID-19 cases in the area. It was a collaborative decision with the Livingston County Health Department.
A letter from Superintendent Chuck Hughes says starting tomorrow; the high school will be moved to an all-remote format for all students as part of a collaborative decision with the Livingston County Health Department.
Identified crossing locations include West Grand River, between Chestnut and Center in front of the Howell Carnegie District Library; on East Grand River between State Street and Court; and on East Grand River in front of City Hall.
County Commissioners felt there was too much risk and too many questions to continue with a grant application that could have paved the way for a sought-after headquarters for Livingston County Meals on Wheels.
BAS Board President Andy Burchfield cautioned that the figures need to go down as the start of school approaches, saying “If you want to come back on Sept. 8th, it has to be a whole community effort, or it won’t be successful.”
State Representative Ann Bollin says that that the stimulus and other actions taken by the Trump Administration have helped the state budget to this point, but that they cannot rely on the federal government to "continuously bail out the states."
The Department of labor and Economic Opportunity has partnered with Modern States Education Alliance and the College Board to let local residents test out of college courses while earning credit for them.
At a special meeting Friday, the board voted unanimously to select as finalists Brandon School District Superintendent Matthew Outlaw; Sharon Irvine, Brighton Area Schools Assistant Superintendent for Labor Relations and Personnel; and Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Benjamin Mainka.
A 41 year old Stockbridge Township resident assaulted two acquaintances with a baseball bat. The male victims, both 40 year old Putnam Township residents, were transported to the University of Michigan Hospital with serious injuries.
While all of the county’s deaths have been among people over the age of 50, officials with the Livingston County Health Department say they are seeing an increase in positive cases in younger age groups as a result of parties and other social gatherings.
Officials say because most federal jury trials are not practical under current social distancing measures, they are delaying the proceedings against 32-year-old Kevin Porter of Fowlerville, who is charged with production and attempted production of child pornography.
Republican State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township testified Wednesday before the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic after she had requested the Auditor General conduct an inquiry into a contact tracing contract that was awarded by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to a data firm with ties to the Democratic Party.
The township board is opposing legislation it says would drastically reduce and potentially eliminate zoning and authority oversight authority from local governments for sand and gravel mining operations.
The 7-0 vote came at a special meeting Wednesday night. However, out-of-county students wishing to enroll in the Brighton Area Schools will have the opportunity to enroll in the online Edmentum program.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin & Senator Debbie Stabenow said they’re working to make sure the Postal Service can continue and have been fighting for more funding to address the backlog and ensure on-time delivery of mail in the election.
A picture from inside Howell High School Wednesday morning shows more than a hundred students congregating in the school’s entryway with no social distancing. District officials say while it wasn't required by state standards, they plan to review their plan and adjust as needed.
Maria Gistinger, the former Brighton Area Schools assistant superintendent for business and finance, is spearheading the effort to get the virtual academy underway. The deadline for applications was last Friday, Aug. 14th, and Gistinger says there are 839 students enrolled in grades Junior Kindergarten through 8th.
Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that Michigan is joining the lawsuit that argues the changes proposed and already implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are both procedurally and substantively unlawful.
Charles Lanning filed a complaint against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, alleging that it never told him he had the legal right to resign his union membership but then subsequently fined him $10,000. It was subsequently dismissed by the regional National Labor Relations Board.
Republican Paul Junge says the 8th District is still, by and large, conservative; explaining Democrat Elissa Slotkin’s win more as a result of the typical off-year cycle after one party wins the White House, than a shift in political alignment.
The jail’s current educator, Laura Ness, is resigning her position Thursday. The county made the jail educator a full time position a year and half ago, and in that time Sheriff Mike Murphy said they’ve probably graduated more inmates from GED classes than they had in the previous 5 or 6 years combined.
After a recent survey of Livingston County teachers, the presidents of all local Teacher Education Associations reveal there is little confidence in the Return to Learn Plans approved by the various Boards of Education.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin called for the House Oversight Committee to hold immediate hearings, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to call the House back into session this week to vote on a bill prohibiting the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service.
Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee Chairwoman Lana Theis, a Brighton Republican, said the plan, approved by the Senate in a rare Saturday session, empowers districts to make the best health and safety decisions for their communities.
Officials say any state or local organization interested in improving care of homebound older adults could benefit from the toolkit to launch a new volunteer caregiver program or to improve upon an existing one.
The Livingston County Health Department is creating temporary positions to help with COVID-19 support and response thanks to a federal funding coming down to them through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Area first responders, veterans, local active military who have gone above and beyond the call of duty are being sought for WHMI’s Operation Thank You. And in the year of a global pandemic, health care workers have been added to the list of local heroes.
The Guest House of Fowlerville is holding the event this Saturday in which visitors can tour the grounds, talk with staff, bid on items in a silent auction, and meet with hospice medical management companies.
Requests for revisions to a grant application for a new building and the recent delivery of a financials study has the Board of Commissioners looking into their participation with the Meals on Wheels project.
During a survey of the Barnard Center property, it was discovered that a portion of Athletic Street had not been vacated – which needs to happen for future construction to occur after old buildings are demolished.
42-year-old Michael Joseph Snyder of Northfield Township has entered a guilty plea to false impersonation of a police officer or employee of the United States following an October 2019 incident on I-96 in Livingston County.
The plan revolves around the 2-1-2 concept — that of having school in the classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with Wednesday an “online” day in which instruction will be provided online rather than in the classroom. It also includes an all-online option for those uncomfortable with an in-classroom setting.
The Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will testify Thursday on a contract that first drew criticism from County Commissioner Wes Nakagiri and recently from State Rep. Ann Bollin.
With local farmers reporting an abundance of the unique melons available for purchase, the Howell Farmer’s Market will be doing double duty this weekend, opening up on Saturday from 9am to 2pm, as well as on Sunday from 9am to 2pm.
AARP Michigan hosts dozens of educational and social events throughout the state every year. And in order to ensure its members are not exposed to the coronavirus, all its events will be held virtually for the remainder of the year.
The limit of 300 participants was quickly reached, with some parents complaining later that the district should have paid to expand its Zoom account to accommodate more people. Parents also said that the time limit of one hour should have been much longer, since many of their questions were left unanswered.
The Livingston County Board of Commissioners is set to approve a plan that would allow the Livingston County Clerk’s Office to enter into agreements to provide election services to local jurisdictions.
A motion filed by Howell Attorney Tom Kizer accuses Livingston County Assistant Prosecutor Pamela Maas of soliciting perjured testimony from a Livingston County Sheriff's detective during the trial of 21-year-old Zachary Lally of Genoa Township.
Detmer posted on his campaign Facebook page Wednesday night he was not conceding defeat due to the possibility of what he referred to as “inconsistencies with the mail-in ballot count” in the 8th district and other districts in Michigan.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy says police reform that is being championed by Joe Biden has the potential to be worse than the “failed law enforcement community degradation” he alleges occurred during the Obama Administration.
New and stricter standards for PFAS levels in drinking water have been approved by the state, resulting in three local sites being added to a list requiring clean-up efforts. Among them is the Spencer J. Hardy Airport in Howell Township.
60-year-old Jeffery Bernard Morris of Pontiac is charged 1st degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Susie Zhao in White Lake Township. Her burned body was discovered July 13th at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County.
EMS Director David Feldpausch, who also serves as the County Coordinator of Medical Examiner Services, reported there had been a 226% increase in the number of exams from January through July as compared to the same period in 2019. However, he said COVID-19 had "little impact" directly on the rise.
Initial information has determined that 15 – 19-year-olds from Oakland, Livingston and Genesee counties attended at least six large gatherings in the South Lyon and/or Fenton area during mid-to-late July. Meanwhile, a Brighton High School student-athlete has tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to data from Oakland County, 59 residents in the 48178 ZIP code, which covers the City of South Lyon, along with portions of Lyon and Green Oak townships, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days. That is more than a third of the total cases in that ZIP code since the pandemic began
The Salem-South Lyon Library is hosting two events. The first focuses on homeschooling and supplemental instruction options and the other covers what parents and caregivers should know about monitoring and maintaining their safety in a digital environment.
State law requires that absentee ballots be received by the time polls close at 8pm on Election Day to be counted. Many local clerks also held extended office hours this past weekend to get things processed.
The Board of Education unanimously approved putting the override question on the ballot at its meeting last week. The millage would only affect industrial, commercial and investment property, along with vacation homes and rental properties.
Susie Zhao’s body was discovered July 13 at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. Known to other players as Susie Q, the 33-year-old Zhao had returned from Los Angeles to live with family in Oakland County.
State Representative Ann Bollin said that despite implications from state and federal officials, local clerks around Livingston County have made adjustments to prepare for an expected increase in absentee ballots.