Saturday will mark 30 years since Charlene Hatfield first opened up her knitting shop, Stitch In Time, in Downtown Howell and says it has been her loyal customers that have sustained through the economic ups and downs of the last three decades.
41-year-old David Vincent Garcia of Brightona pleaded no contest to throwing a sandbag off of the Old Plank Road overpass over westbound I-96 on October 4th, 2020, injuring Cindy Eckley of Livonia, who suffered serious facial and eyes injuries.
Monday's meeting of the Brighton Planning Commission will be canceled due to a delayed traffic study for the proposed West Village of Brighton, which would construct 140 townhomes on the site of the shuttered Lindbom Elementary School.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan to tie the lifting of coronavirus restrictions to Michigan's vaccination rate, setting four specific benchmarks that must be reached to return to normal.
Wes Nakagiri, the Chair of the all-Republican County Board, said it was difficult to envision any Democrat being appointed to a county committee, slamming the party for its transgender policies and insisting among other things that they are, "indoctrinating children with hate-filled systemic racist ideology..."
The 19th annual Livingston County Association of Realtors Food & Fund Drive is scheduled this Saturday, May 1st at 19 real estate agencies across Livingston County. Donations go to Gleaners Community Food Pantry, which will then distribute them to local pantries.
40-year-old Adam Fox of Wyoming, Michigan; 45-year-old Barry Croft Jr. of Bear, Delaware; and 23-year-old Daniel Joseph Harris of Lake Orion, Michigan, were charged with knowingly conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against persons or property.
Jared Enochs of Clarkston, a veteran who served in Iraq, said his repeated exposure to the toxins coming from burn pits has resulted in a lengthy list of ailments. He spoke during a Zoom press conference Wednesday hosted by 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin.
The incident occurred as an Oakland County deputy and a 43-year-old Whitmore Lake man were discussing the removal of a damaged vehicle from the grounds of South Lyon High School when the deputy says he detected the odor of intoxicants.
Belinda Pierce of Fowlerville says she feels that authorities bungled the investigation of her daughter Kayla's disappearance, while Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy points the finger squarely at Detroit Police for dropping the ball.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Joseph Lee Ackerman was driving a Ford F-350 on the evening of July 26th, 2020 when he hit 17-year-old Lewis Higgins as he walked on Bull Run Road.
The City modified policy to allow the manager to approve pop-up events, expansions to outdoor seating at restaurants and other small activities to promote downtown Howell and local businesses though October.
The fire was called in at about 8:20am at Diamond Chrome Plating at 604 S. Michigan Avenue. It was out by 9:30 and officials say there does not appear to be any health concerns given the short duration of the fire and smoke.
A conceptual plan for a mixed-use planned development around the Erwin Orchards site in Lyon Township features 161 residential units, agri-tourism business, and preserves the cider mill and most of the orchard.
The League of Women Voters of Brighton/Howell Unit is holding a town hall event this Thursday, April 29th at 7pm via Zoom, to educate Michigan voters on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s process in drawing new legislative and congressional maps.
Hamburg Township Police Chief Rick Duffany tells WHMI that upon arrival first responders found the operator, identified as a 68-year old male Dearborn Heights resident, pinned underneath the device which had rolled over on a steep hill.
Among those seeking election are two incumbents, Jeannette Ambrose and Jan Lobur, along with newcomers Kriston Detmer, Kevin Shopshire, Lee Ann Blazejewski, Alexander Clos, Luke Wilson and Jacob Schlittler. In addition, two candidates have filed to be the new Mayor of Howell; Councilman Bob Ellis and former Mayor Bob Parker.
Michigan has become the current national hotspot for COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations at a time when more than half the U.S. adult population has been vaccinated and other states have seen the virus diminish substantially. Beaumont Health warned that its hospitals and staff had hit critical capacity levels. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The medians are said to be a major focal point of the community and business area but maintaining them can be cumbersome and hazardous for Public Works staff, thus a decision was made to contract the service out.
The state's Director of Elections ordered Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus to refrain from conducting any business related to elections, including processing ballots and voter registration until an election-related misdemeanor charge is resolved.
8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin, along with Ohio Republican Congressman David Joyce, introduced the bipartisan Solid Start Act, a bill to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs proactively reaches out to service members in their first year transitioning back to civilian life to connect them with critical benefits and services they have earned.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy issued an air quality violation notice related to public health to Centurion Medical Products after air sampling around its facility found unsafe levels of ethylene oxide emissions.
Livingston County Administrator Nathan Burd told WHMI they “were notified that YouTube would not allow it to be posted because it violated their ‘Covid-19 medical misinformation policy.’” He says they filed an immediate appeal of the decision, but it was denied.
About a dozen parents spoke out against mask requirements during the Pinckney Community Schools Board of Education virtual meeting on Thursday night. Other parents praised the board for their "common sense" actions to protect their children.
Democratic State Representative Jewell Jones of Inkster, charged with drunk driving and resisting officers after a crash earlier this month near Fowlerville, reportedly threatened responding Michigan State Police troopers that he would call Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and report them.
Wes Nakagiri, Chairman of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners, wants the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission to provide information on how to acquire a concealed pistol license amid a rising tide of anti-Asian violence.
The grant awards include $300,000 for the Southern Lakes Parks and Recreation District to put toward a nearly $2 (m) million project to develop the Silver Lake Road Connector Trail through the communities of Linden, Fenton and Fenton Township.
The Livingston County Veterans Committee held a hybrid meeting Wednesday evening and talked about what millage amount to levy next year but also what ballot proposal to potentially put forward in 2022.
The investigation began after videos surfaced showing petition circulators with Unlock Michigan using what were alleged to be illegal tactics at the Howell Western Wear store and the Brighton Farmers Market.
If awarded, the funds would be used to renovate the shelter’s dog room, including new windows, outdoor kennels, bathing station, sound system, and an isolation room, which
Shelter Director Christy Peterson says is definitely needed.
MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel said settings where numerous people live or work in close proximity to one another present a high risk for spread of COVID-19 and require more flexible vaccination services.
A week after a group calling itself Unmask Livingston forced the Board to adjourn, a special meeting was held via Zoom. Among those speaking against the wearing of masks was an OB/GYN with Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, contradicting her own hospital's policy.
John Sawyer of Capital Asphalt withdrew his request over the weekend to build an asphalt plant on 124-acres of land north of Center Road and west of Old US-23 that is currently zoned Farming Residential.
26-year-old Clay Garner is charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for the February 18th incident in which he is alleged to have beaten his father, who suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung with internal bleeding.
Tyrone Township Supervisor Mike Cunningham said in an email that Capital Asphalt, citing negative feedback and resistance from residents, sent a letter over the weekend withdrawing their application to construct an asphalt plant at US-23 and Center Road.
The Livingston Diversity Council, in partnership with the Livingston County chapter of the League of Women Voters and the Howell Carnegie District Library recently hosted the online program “Learning From Our Past to Create a Better Future.”
Chief Assistant Livingston County Prosecutor Carolyn Henry said that State Representative Jewell Jones' "erratic and assaultive behaviors" following an April 6th crash near Fowlerville prompted police to be called, but that he continued to be "confrontational, uncooperative and insisting again to his status of importance by flashing badges rather than producing the identification as law enforcement officers were requesting."
faces multiple felony charges stemming from an April 6th incident on I-96 near Folwerville.
Democratic State Representative Jewell Jones of Inkster was arraigned Friday on four counts of Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, Operating a Motor Vehicle with a High Blood Alcohol Content, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of a Weapon Under the Influence of alcohol and Reckless Driving.
20-year-old Tristan Stavedahl was shot early Tuesday morning on Milett Road, north of North Burkhart Road, by a Detective Trooper with the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET) who was in the area searching for a car theft suspect.
22 crosses have been placed each day for 28 days on the grounds of the American Legion Devereaux Post 141 in Howell to represent the Veteran Affairs average of 22 veterans who take their lives every day.
The Village of Pinckney has been awarded $15,000 through Consumers Energy Foundation’s 2021 “Put Your Town on the Map” competition designed to make smaller Michigan communities better places to live and work.
Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson held a virtual press conference to discuss new GOP-backed legislation that she says will suppress the voting rights of Michiganders and negatively impact elections.
The suit was filed last October in U.S. District Court in Detroit by Michigan resident Matthew Borke against Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners and its security contractor, Leighton Security. It alleges the companies engaged in a conspiracy to deprive Borke of his civil rights through a campaign of harassment and intimidation in response to his efforts to halt the project.
Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus was charged with a misdemeanor charge of Election Law - Failure to Perform Duty following an investigation by Michigan State Police. A Freedom of Information Act request by WHMI turned over the 30-page police report and 45 additional pages of supporting documents.
Unmask Livingston contested the copyright of a video they posted to their Facebook page after they forced the cancellation of Monday’s Howell School Board of Education meeting when they refused to wear masks.
The new testing will be offered at the Legacy Center Spots Complex seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. The site is drive-thru only. Tests will be contactless and saliva-based, with no nasal swabs required.
The League of Women Voters of Brighton/Howell Unit is holding a town hall event on Thursday, April 29th at 7pm via Zoom, to educate Michigan voters on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s process in drawing new legislative and congressional maps.
During a press conference, Governor Gretchen Whitmer provided an update on COVID-19 cases, vaccines and variants, and discussed the state’s efforts to expand the use of monoclonal antibody therapy to help those diagnosed with COVID-19 avoid hospitalization.
The grievance was filed on behalf of Brighton High School teacher Aaron Walter, who argues that he was approved and assigned to teach a credit recovery class for two semesters. A clerical error was blamed for it not being assigned for the second semester.
The Livingston County Road Commission advises that two-way traffic will be maintained through flag control and those traveling in the area should prepare for major delays during the course of construction.
A Detective Trooper was in the area assisting in the search when the officer confronted a 20-year-old Grand Rapids man who matched the suspect’s description. The suspect reportedly showed a weapon, at which point the MSP Detective shot the individual.
Students are once again eligible for scholarship money through the Darian Locklear Kindness Scholarship program, which was initiated to honor former Brighton High School student Darian Locklear. The 16-year-old BHS junior, along with Howell High School student Juliana Ward-Brown, lost their lives in a traffic accident in February 2018.
Protestors from a group calling itself Unmask Livingston and Surrounding Areas attended the Howell Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, refusing to wear masks and forcing the board to adjourn before any business could be attended to.
At Monday night’s Brighton Board of Education meeting, the board reached an informal consensus that future meetings will involve a hybrid format, in which board members will attend the meeting in person and the public will be able to participate in the meeting virtually.
While unanimously supportive of the district's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, board members were split on the necessity of a DEI subcommittee of board members who would oversee the main committee and report back to the full Board.
The Hartland Township Board Honored 15-year-old Jessica Witkowski, believed to be the first girl from Livingston County to achieve Eagle Rank and one of three in her all-female New-Hudson-based Scouts BSA troop.
Pinckney Superintendent Rick Todd said they would pause both in-person instruction and sports at the high school this week, with most students going to online learning. Todd pointed to the 19 confirmed COVID cases last week in the district, which he said was as many as they normally see over the course of a month. Six more cases were reported over the weekend in Pinckney.
Hartland Board Treasurer Bill Gatewood said that to his “surprise” the idea of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion sub-committee was “immediately rejected by several members without any discussion as a board.”
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports they were called out just before 8pm Friday to a crash on Foley Road, east of Hartland Road. A preliminary investigation indicated that a 16-year-old Davison resident lost control of a pickup truck, left the roadway and hit a tree, entrapping his 16-year-old cousin.
The bill, co-sponsored by Grand Rapids Republican Peter Meijer, seeks to eliminate what 8th District Democrat Elissa Slotkin called “the unreasonable burden” placed on veterans to prove they were exposed to military burn pits.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking artists to sharpen their pencils and prepare their paints to submit designs for the special DNR centennial edition 2021 deer management cooperator patch.
Faced with the country’s highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering restrictions, instead asking for voluntary compliance to slow the spread of COVID-19.
At a special meeting Thursday, the Howell Township board approved a $1.1 million purchase agreement with Union Development Holdings for an approximately 27-acre parcel located off of Oak Grove Road, behind Kroger.
The township board will not hold any blended meetings but rather make determinations on anticipated participants in a meeting - adding if there was something like a public hearing, then that would likely be virtual.
The SOS branch located on Grand River in Genoa Township is closed, as is the Michigan Avenue branch in Lansing. Tracy Wimmer, the Director of Media Relations for the Michigan Secretary of State, tells WHMI that both offices were ordered closed due to a COVID exposure.
Video broadcast on Fox 2 Detroit shows an SUV belonging to Democratic State Representative Jewell Jones of Inkster swerving on I-96. Michigan State Police records show that warrants were requested against Jones for obstructing police, along with misdemeanor weapons and traffic offenses after troopers from the Brighton Post arrested him near Fowlerville Tuesday night.
Ford - one of the Brighton Area School District’s 12 social-emotional-learning dogs — is resting at home after surgery last month for a torn ligament. The surgery was performed for free by Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Twp., which earned it a 'Shining Star' award from the district.
State Representative Jewell Jones was arrested by Michigan State Police near Fowlerville last night. MSP says he has been released pending lab results. The 25-year-old Democrat lives in Inkster and is in his third term representing the 11th District. He is also an Inkster Auxiliary Police Officer.
35-year old Bradley James Crainer is accused of trying to electrocute his wife while she was in the bathtub, placing Benadryl into a smoothie he gave to his wife and children, and opening a natural gas line inside his vacant home in a failed attempt to destroy it.
Research from the Michigan League for Public Policy showed the price for an infant at a child-care center is nearly 20% of income for Michiganders at the state's median income level of about $57,000 dollars.
According to data released Monday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, 15 students and one staff member were infected with the virus at school or at a school-related function in Livingston County.
Roughly three times the number of people allowed in the meeting room under current restrictions showed up to protest a proposed chapel project causing the Board of Trustees to adjourn their meeting before they could do business.
Furnaces were working overtime in February because of a cold snap, and Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, vice president for customer experience at Consumers Energy, said utility customers could find their bills are 25% higher or more.
Following revelations of racial harassment of a student in the Hartland Consolidated School District, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has been created featuring administrators and board members.
Brighton firefighters responded to a pair of structure fires Thursday evening. The first was in the 200 block of Kissane Avenue in Brighton and the other on the 5000 block of Natura Drive in Genoa Township.
An order signed Wednesday by Elizabeth Hertel, Director of the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) allows “gatherings of public bodies and attendees of meetings held by public bodies” at “50% of the total occupancy limits established by the fire marshal.”
33-year-old Robert McTavish Jr. of Northville was charged last year with one count of fraudulent use of a building contract fund. The victim in the case requested he be allowed to remain free so that full restitution could be made.