Among those who addressed Saturday’s “Let Them Play” demonstration was Republican State Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township. Meanwhile, the organizer of the “Let Them Play” movement has drawn scrutiny for social media posts that have, “pushed COVID skepticism, debunked election fraud conspiracies and QAnon rhetoric.”
The single-engine Piper PA-24 piloted by 60-year-old David Compo crashed January 2nd into a home on Dakota Drive in the Orchards of Lyon subdivision – about a half mile from New Hudson Airport. Compo, his 55-year-old wife Michele and their 18-year-old son Dawson were all killed on impact.
State Senator Lana Theis supported a resolution urging the governor to lift the suspension on winter contact sports and allow them to resume immediately. State health officials say sports that require closeness between players make it more difficult to prevent disease transmission even with masks and other mitigation measures in place.
President Biden issued executive orders last week canceling the Keystone XL pipeline and bringing the U.S. back into the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, prompting praise from the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer said this year is about "fixing the damn road ahead" and finding common ground to grow the economy and get families and businesses back on their feet. House & Senate Republicans saw things differently.
U of M Professor Lisa Disch will speak about the system that allows voters to rank their choices for office instead of selecting one candidate at this special event to be held in partnership with the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Adam Merkel, who owns Diamonds, Cello, and the Silver Pig in downtown Howell, filed the defamation lawsuit last year against four former employees for comments they made on social media concerning how his restaurants reopened after the COVID-19 shutdown.
25-year-old Ty Garbin of Hartland Township pleaded guilty to a single count of kidnapping conspiracy, in a plot he admits included plans to hang Gov. Whitmer. He has also agreed to "fully cooperate" with investigators.
The district finds itself in a different position than it has for the past several years, after ending the 2019-20 fiscal year with $7.4 million fund balance, which itself was down from an over $9 million balance before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Padnos Howell Inc., a metal recycling company on Lucy Road, has agreed to dismiss its appeal filed against the City of Howell and will enclose the metal shredder in a building and pave the site with ordinance approved materials.
At a hearing Monday, a judge ordered 30-year-old Michael Joseph Foy of Wixom to remain in the custody of U.S. marshals and be transported to Washington D.C. where charges of participating in the January 6th riot were filed.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer praised the Made in America Executive Order signed by President Joe Biden on Monday, saying it will help create good paying union jobs and build back the economy. She also refused to explain the abrupt departure last Friday of Michigan’s health director Robert Gordon.
A statewide petition is requesting that the state lift the current pause on winter contact sports like basketball and hockey. State health officials say the concern over COVID outbreaks is even greater with confirmation of the more highly-infectious variant of the virus.
600 doses of the vaccine were set aside by the Livingston County Health Department for the clinic, which was held at Howell High School and coordinated through the Livingston Educational Service Agency.
The Fair Housing Center of Southeast and Mid-Michigan, which recently aided an interracial couple in filing a federal lawsuit against two Livingston County real estate agents, says most people don't know they've been a victim of discrimination.
The Livingston County Health Department has partnered with Hamburg Township to set up a drive-thru mask distribution site after receiving an allotment of KN95 masks from the state to provide to the public.
A kickoff event this Thursday at the Historic Howell Theater Wake Up Livingston will help launch the virtual Reality Tours, set to take place twice a month starting February 4th. The free tour will allow participants to follow the fate of a fictitious teen addicted to drugs.
Speaking at a coffee hour event for State Senator Lana Theis, Livingston County Health Department Director Dianne McCormick said they just learned that their allotment next week will be 700 doses, when they requested 3,000.
Starting Feb. 1, Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity — with a curfew — and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday.
Ty Garbin of Hartland Township is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Wednesday, according to a notice filed by U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker. He was one of six people arrested after the FBI in October said it broke up a plot to kidnap Whitmer by anti-government extremists upset over her coronavirus restrictions.
Republican State Rep. Bob Bezotte of Howell was appointed Thursday as vice chair of the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee. He will also be serving on the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security, Communications and Technology, and Insurance committees.
MediLodge of Howell is reporting a total of 39 residents and staff has been infected with COVID-19. Prior to January 1st there had only been two cases among residents since the state began collecting data from long-term care facilities in late April of last year.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported Tuesday that it had been notified by distribution company McKesson Corporation that several shipments of Moderna vaccine shipped on Sunday, Jan. 17, had their temperature reported as going out of range and getting too cold. The cause of the incident is under investigation by McKesson.
Dr. Robert Dye sees reasons to be optimistic about the economy, but cautions that stumbling with vaccine distribution could lead to another surge, forcing states to tighten up again, resulting in a back-to-back recession.
According to marketing teacher and DECA advisor, Brent Luplow, 39 of the 47 students in the Brighton DECA program qualified for the tournament, with the Brighton group taking home a total of 84 medals.
Organizers of the 2021 Our Changing Climate art exhibition say it is intended to act as a, “wake-up call that fosters an understanding of the need to protect the environment and call us all to action.”
Several dozen vehicles, most with families, attended the 16th annual celebration of the holiday organized by the Huron Valley MLK Day Committee which featured a brief presentation of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech that participants listened to on their radios while volunteers accepted donations as part of a soup meal food drive.
The Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program aims to meet the urgent need of small businesses that have experienced a significant financial hardship since the “gatherings and face mask orders” went into effect.
A conversation between Bernice King and Elaine Hardy, commission chair, will be featured in the one-hour TV program, which will also feature comments from 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin and other elected officials.
When St. Mary Pinckney’s annual Christmas concert was postponed due to the pandemic, parents and parishioners decided to do their part in overcoming the gloom of 2020. The $2300 raised by free-will donations will help make it possible for students to attend St. Mary who otherwise would not be able.
The speakers at the online forum will include former Tampa Bay Buccaneers football player Randy Grimes; former Detroit Lion Eric Hipple, Howell City Police Deputy Chief Michael Dunn and Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder.
In a recent survey, more than half of Michigan voters said their household finances are stretched because of the pandemic. Federal and state financial assistance for low-income households was expanded in 2020, and some of those funds still are available.
The charges against Snyder carry up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine upon conviction. No governor or former governor in Michigan’s 184-year history had been charged with crimes related to their time in that office, according to the state archivist.
Republican State Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township was among ten Republican State Senators who signed a letter asking Congress to investigate massive voter fraud in the election, despite all evidence to the contrary. Democrats introduced resolutions to condemn those who signed the letter as contributors to violence.
76-year old Judy Murray of Wyandotte formerly worked for the Assemblies of God Michigan District, located in Brighton Township. She pleaded guilty in December to a reduced embezzlement count of between $20,000 and $50,000.
The Board of Education this week ratified the wage and salary re-opener portions of separate contracts with the Brighton Education Support Personnel Association and the Brighton Area Schools Administrators Association.
In a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced she was hopeful that the state could lift indoor dining restrictions for bars and restaurants beginning February 1st.
The district's former Assistant Superintendent for Labor Relations and Personnel Sharon Irvine earlier informed the Board of Education that she would be leaving at the end of the year to become the superintendent of the Southgate School District.
Ten Republicans fled Trump, joining Democrats who said he needed to be held accountable and warned ominously of a “clear and present danger” if Congress should leave him unchecked before Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20. Trump is the only U.S. president to be twice impeached.
“Accountability” was the word Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin kept coming back to as she explained her thoughts on what repercussions should come from last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Holly Democrat said she believes those events meet the definitions of “violent insurrection” and “terrorism,” and that President Donald Trump incited it.
40-year-old Rollo Thomas Pickens of Flint had already been charged with several counts of armed robbery for various robberies and attempted robberies at Check ‘n Go locations in Genesee County. He is now set for arraignment later this month for the November 25th robbery of the Howell location.
Michigan House Speaker Jason Wentworth has no plans to discipline Milford Republican Matt Maddock and will seat him for the upcoming session that begins today, despite condemnation for his role in the rally that preceded the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
On Monday, Livingston County Circuit Court Michael Hatty denied motions filed by lawyers for Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin to reverse the decision of 53rd District Court Judge Shauna Murphy who determined in August there was enough evidence to bind the pair over for trial on 11 counts each of second degree murder.
In an editorial published Monday in the Detroit Free Press, Slotkin said Trump had, “encouraged supporters to use violence to overturn the results of a democratic election” and that “Accountability is required.”
The Brighton Police Department reports that five men entered the T-Mobile store on West Grand River at about 1pm Saturday. They forced the employees into the back room where they were able to gain access to a large amount of electronic devices. All five suspects then left the store in a silver Ford Fusion.
Tuesday, January 12th will mark the 5th anniversary since Mark Howell was declared cancer free, and he hopes to use the nonprofit he founded, Fund A Life, to host an online celebration as they share stories from supporters, friends, family members, and Mark himself throughout the day.
Three clinics are scheduled this week, which officials say will finish off the remainder of their vaccine and also complete the Phase 1A priority groups the Department is targeting. The next shipment of vaccine won't be until the week of January 24th.
City Council is exploring the idea of a social district where restaurants and bars could sell an alcoholic beverage to a customer who could then take it outside and consume it in a designated common area.
Gino Gervasi - who served in the 3rd Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, in 1953 and ’54 - was beaming from ear to ear as he waved at the cars going by in the long procession. Saying he “couldn’t believe” what the fuss was all about, to Gervasi, the tribute was a total surprise.
Local businesses, community stakeholders and interested residents are encouraged to attend the virtual meeting regarding the upcoming extension of the US-23 Flex Route from M-36 to the I-96/US-23 interchange.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin has joined with the rest of Michigan’s Democratic Congressional caucus and announced her support for utilizing the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office for his role in Wednesday's insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Hatorando Sushi and Sports Bar In Hartland Township was cited in December for violations of the public health orders put in place to control the spread of COVID-19, including prohibiting gatherings of patrons in food service establishments.
The Salem-South Lyon District Library is using grant finding to host the exhibit "Welcome to Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan," along with several online programs celebrating African American arts.
Meshawn Maddock, who is married to Milford Republican State Rep. Matt Maddock, will become co-chair at the state party’s convention next month. News that she helped to organize busloads of Trump supporters who traveled to the Capitol for a protest that turned into a riot has spurred a call for her to withdraw.
Livingston County Democratic Party Chair Judy Daubenmier State Sen. Lana Theis "stoked the unfounded lies that the election was illegitimate" and that Livingston County "needs to understand that Theis was part of an attempted coup against the United States of America.”
36-year-old Jonathan Osborne of North Carolina has been charged in connection with a fatal crash involving alcohol on US-23 that claimed the life of his young daughter and seriously injured his wife and son.
State Senator Lana Theis was one of 11 GOP State Senators asking Congress to examine "allegations of election-related concerns surrounding fraud and irregularities" despite more than 60 lawsuits alleging mass voter fraud being dismissed by courts across the country, all concluding that the claims being made were without merit.
In U.S. District Court on Tuesday, 20-year-old Daniel Rae entered a guilty plea to a federal conspiracy charge arising out of the December, 2019 robbery of Titus Kustoms LLC on Grand Avenue in Fowlerville.
A developer looking to transform a shuttered elementary school into a marijuana business in the Village of Pinckney has been granted a preliminary rezoning of the property - not the actual proposed project.
Chief Probate Judge Miriam Cavanaugh said “While many residents of nursing homes and family members have already taken the necessary legal steps to allow for important medical decisions to be made on their behalf, the court wants to make sure that there are no delays in vaccinating vulnerable populations.”
A witness reported the plane “emerged from the cloud deck and shortly thereafter struck the tree, and then struck the house." Killed in the crash were 60-year-old David S. Compo, his 55-year-old wife Michele and their 18-year-old son Dawson.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, January 13th at 2pm regarding the upcoming extension of the US-23 Flex Route from M-36 to the I-96/US-23 interchange.
76 of those deaths have been in Livingston County, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 73 of the local deaths are confirmed, with three deaths listed as probable COVID-related.