29-year-old Michael Foy remains jailed without bond in Washington, D.C. after his arrest in the weeks following the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Prosecutors have described Foy, a former Marine, as was one of the most violent protesters that day, striking police at least 10 times. Foy is charged with eight crimes, including assault, civil disorder and obstructing Congress.
Joseph Charles Cherup of Fenton was 92 when he died April 24th. The lifetime member of Fenton’s VFW Post 3243 served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. According to a tribute made by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, he played a pivotal role in a famous incident during his service in Korea.
The Brighton Area Schools recently sold $8,325,000 worth of new bonds related to the Nov. 2019 bond issue, garnering what Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Michael Engelter says are excellent interest rates ranging from 0.25% to 1.55%.
Residents for Community Preservation, which originally formed to fight a since-withdrawn asphalt plant proposal, now hopes to raise funds to move and restore the old Tyrone Township hall, originally known as the Town House.
Cristal Briskey been teaching in Hartland for 16 years, but also grew up in the community and is a district graduate. On Monday, she was unanimously approved to take over as Assistant Principal at Farms Intermediate School, where she is currently a Special Education teacher.
Republican State Representative Bob Bezotte of Marion Township, the former Livingston County sheriff, took part in a news conference with legislators and police officers Thursday to announce a “Stronger Support for Safer Communities” plan.
The Michigan Senate Oversight Committee is subpoenaing the state health department for information used by the Whitmer administration to determine the handling of nursing homes and long term care facilities during the pandemic.
State Rep. Matt Maddock this week introduced the “Fact Checker Registration Act,” which would force journalists and others who perform fact checks to register with the state and insure themselves with a $1 million fidelity bond. Critics argue it would clearly violate First Amendment protections for the press and free speech.
At a special meeting Monday, the Ionia Public Schools Board of Education voted 5-0 to accept Wilson’s “retirement and release.” Wilson was fired in 2014 by the Howell Public Schools Board of Education over travel reimbursements they determined he knew he was not entitled to and then lied about afterward.
A notice on the Facebook page for Unmask Livingston and Surrounding Areas states that it was temporarily disabled by the social media platform for “violating our Community Standards for violence and incitement.” The closed group page had attracted more than 1,500 members, at least some of whom were not sympathetic to their cause, regularly sending out screenshots of various posts about the group’s activities.
Normally held indoors and in February, this year’s Walk For Warmth is scheduled Saturday to be outdoors at the Hartland Educational Support Service Center, better known as the old Hartland High School.
During his regular report to the board Monday, Superintendent Chuck Hughes wanted to address a rumor that was spreading in the community that the district planned to be teaching CRT, or critical race theory, as a result of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.
A resolution passed Monday calls upon state leaders to provide full payment to counties that were shortchanged by a revenue-sharing fund following the recession, including Livingston County, which they say is owed roughly $2.3-million.
The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding taxpayers that state individual income tax returns must be submitted electronically or sent through the U.S. Postal Service before midnight on Monday, May 17th.
The charging stations were approved as part of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s ‘Charge Up’ grants, which totaled nearly $1.9 million. The fast-charging stations will be for private and commercial electric vehicles and were added along key travel routes throughout the state.
33-year-old Kenneth Michael Hill was charged last month with three counts of uttering and publishing, two counts of larceny from a building, forgery, attempted larceny of $20,000 or more, and fraudulent use of a financial transaction device.
The pandemic has taken a toll on the non-profit, formerly the local Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapter, which had provided children throughout Livingston County with volunteer mentors who serve as friends and role models.
63-year-old Daniel Thompson, formerly of Gregory but now living in Harrison, pleaded guilty to making a threatening call to Rep. Elissa Slotkin in April of 2020, and leaving a threatening message for U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Jan. 5, 2021.
Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus entered a not guilty plea in front of Magistrate Jerry Sherwood this morning to a single, misdemeanor charge of Election Law - Failure to Perform Duty for using unapproved storage bags for absentee ballots.
Phil Johnson, director of the Brighton High School Choirs, and Brendan Closz, the choir director and vocal music teacher at Howell High School, are members of the group TBD a Cappella, which won the Best Semi-Professional/Post-Collegiate Album at the 2021 CARA Awards.
Superintendent Wayne Roedel said the district’s plan in the fall is to have face-to-face instruction five days a week. He said there will be an online option but it will not be set up with classroom teachers also maintaining a Google classroom.
Elizabeth Hauptman of Brighton is a coordinator for the Michigan chapter of Moms Clean Air Force and noted that methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to the climate crisis and pollutes the air.
In a resolution authored by Board Chairman Wes Nakagiri, county commissioners will send Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking "those records establishing what the governor considers to be “the best available scientific evidence and public health guidance published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health authorities.”
Republican State Representative Ann Bollin of Brighton Township says the measure would ensure state health department rules don’t prevent Michigan school districts from hosting commencement ceremonies. A similar bill passed today in the State Senate.
Spring is a great time for cleaning up and starting the season fresh and Livingston County residents and others across Michigan are being reminded to not throw out unwanted items or trash on state-managed land.
The Genoa Township Board of Trustees voted to deny site plan, special land use, and an environmental impact study to Missouri-based Catholic Healthcare International, which was looking to build a pilgrimage site dedicated to St. Padre Pio.
Attorneys for Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin filed motions in January to reverse earlier rulings against their clients that they should stand trial on 11 counts of second-degree murder. Cadden was a part-owner and Chin was a supervising pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center linked to the 2012 outbreak which killed more than 100 people nationwide.
Voters in the Fowlerville Community Schools district will be casting ballots today on a $37.8 million bond proposal that school officials say would fund a new building and improvements district-wide, while not increasing property taxes.
A new water treatment plant, fire authority headquarters, and multi-use trail were among the local projects that 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin is recommending to the House Appropriations Committee.
Following a presentation on the economic benefits of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks, Livingston County Board of Commissioners Chair Wes Nakagiri expressed concern at the money being spent on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming.
The grievance was filed by the Brighton Education Association, which represents the district’s approximately 325 teachers. BEA President Barry Goode maintains that the “Return to School” plan, as it was called, is unsafe because proper social distancing cannot be maintained due to the physical dimensions of classrooms, school hallways, and school buses.
In 53rd District Court last week, a nurse in the exam for 31-year-old Joseph Henry Santana testified to injuries on the victim’s body and residue from duct tape. She also said the woman told her she repeatedly pleaded with Santana to stop.
Rosie Ellis of Columbus, Ohio took to social media to tell her story, saying a threat by the manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Brighton to call the police was motivated by the fact that she’s African American.