Meeting in an “emergency session” Friday, the council unanimously voted to rescind the approval of the 2021 Howell Melon Festival Civic Event application put forward by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority (HAPRA) unless the organization agrees to close the festival’s beer tent at 4pm on Saturday.
21-year-old Fadi Jesus Zeineh of Ann Arbor was charged in January with ten felony charges including homicide in the December 30th shooting deaths of 17-year-old Dylan Stamper and his 43-year-old father, Kevin Stamper.
Students in Brighton Area Schools who fell behind academically during the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on learning will have a chance to catch up and be ready for the start of the coming school year as part of a new program called “Kick Start Camp 2021".
Groups including Caring Across Generations, Michigan Care in Action, the Arc of Michigan, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, SEIU and others held a roundtable this week on the importance of legislation to boost the care sector.
Contaminated groundwater was discovered as part of the East Clinton/North National reconstruction project in Howell and while the situation is being addressed, officials say there is no quick or easy fix.
Anyone who donates blood between August 1st and the 15th will automatically be entered for a chance to win an exclusive, VIP trip for two to the sold-out 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, set for September 2nd through the 5th in Tennessee.
After the head of the local GOP alleged the misuse of public funds in regards to a fundraiser for the Livingston Diversity Council, her Democratic counterpart asks, "When you rail against diversity, equity, and inclusion, exactly which groups do you want to exclude from our community?"
A campaign finance disclosure released Monday by Democratic State Rep. Jewell Jones of Inkster, who is facing several felony charges in Livingston County, indicated he spent $221 in campaign money at a Dearborn strip club for what was called a “constituent meeting.”
The Hamburg Township Board recently dscussed what were said to be some complicated issues and significant changes related to the renewal of the Huron River Chain of Lakes Special Assessment District Lake Improvement Project.
The Lummi Nation group, called the House of Tears Carvers, held a blessing ceremony Tuesday at Michilimackinac State Park. The group has targeted the Line 5 dual pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac, which they say have spilled more than a million gallons of oil into the surrounding waters over the past 50 years.
Despite there being no plans to mandate masks for Brighton Area Schools this fall, about 35 people addressed the board at the first in-person meeting in many months, many of them saying mandated masking is detrimental to the student's mental and emotional health.
Tweets by Howell City Council candidate Lee Ann Blazejewski in which she said she was in the nation's capital on January 6th and described the events as "a beautiful peaceful day!!” are prompting questions about her beliefs as to what occurred on that day.
The National Weather Service confirmed four tornado touchdowns Saturday night, including one in White Lake Township. Other tornadoes were confirmed in Clayton Township in western Genesee County, Armada in northern Macomb County and in Port Austin in Michigan’s Thumb region.
38-year-old Christopher Schroeder was charged last year with multiple counts of first and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving several girls, all under the age of 16. At the time, he was already awaiting trial on a separate count of rape involving a victim under the age of 13.
The Patrick O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold its 7th annual golf outing on Friday, August 6th at the Hartland Glen Golf Course. O’Rourke was a West Bloomfield police officer living in Tyrone Township who was killed in the line of duty in 2012.
A hearing was held Friday for Democratic State Representative Jewell Jones of Inkster on an emergency motion to revoke his bond. It was filed after he failed to make a payment for his ankle alcohol monitor, which was ordered after he violated his bond the first time.
Stephen V. Pontoni of Brighton was appointed to serve on the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Board of Commissioners, while Michael B. Sullivan, also of Brighton, has been appointed to serve on the Elevator Safety Board.
The group Protect Livingston recently mailed out flyers that state “Stop the Shredder, Keep Howell Healthy” - opposing an already approved enclosed metal shredder at the Padnos recycling facility on Lucy Road.
Whitmer ordered that nursing homes not prohibit the admission or readmission of residents based on COVID-19 testing results. Her office told the Justice Department, however, that the policy never went into effect because the state health department did not issue necessary guidance due to nursing homes’ concerns.
39-year-old Sean Purcell was charged after the February 19th incident involving a 2016 GMC Sierra pickup truck and a Livingston Educational Service Agency school bus at the intersection of Challis Road and Conrad Road.
The grant program through the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning reimburses the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for increased patrols focused on impaired driving, distracted driving and seat belt enforcement.
The Dash for Darian will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Brighton High School. Now in its third year, it is held to honor the legacy of Darian Locklear, who was killed in a 2018 traffic crash, along with her best friend, Julianna Ward-Brown.
Hamburg Township is expected to receive around $2.2 (m) million in federal pandemic relief funds, although officials say there is still no specific direction on what local governments can actually spend it on.
18-year-old Max Bastien was charged last year with second-degree murder for the October 9th incident in which police say he shot 18-year-old Christopher Grant Alexander in the head in a dispute over a marijuana transaction in Pontiac.
The Putnam Township Board unanimously approved a motion to support the concept the Village is exploring, which could include the Township Square and allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed in the park.
Prices had rocketed more than 40% from their levels just before the viral pandemic struck, to an average of nearly $25,000. But now, a sliver of hope has emerged. The seemingly endless streak of skyrocketing used-vehicle prices appears to be coming to a close.
A 38-page brief filed by Attorney General Dana Nessel claims that the arguments made by attorneys for Barry Cadden seeking to dismiss charges related to the deaths of 11 residents are “incorrect”, “misplaced”, and “unpersuasive”.
Council approved ab extension to an earlier agreement between the City and JD Racing Indoor Karting LLC for the Highland-Howell property that totals 216-acres along I-96 between Lucy Road and Michigan Avenue, as well as two additional parcels to the north.
Three June graduates of Brighton High School have each won $1,000 scholarships toward the college of their choice. The scholarships were presented to the students at a special ceremony held last week at the Brighton Lions Den on West Main St. in downtown Brighton.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson continued her tour of branch office locations with stops in Howell and Mason to highlight changes to state law that allow residents to add a communication impediment designation to their driving record.
The department will formally accept a grant in the amount of $14,473 from Energy Transfer, which aided in the purchase of gas metering equipment to enhance the department’s emergency response capabilities.
European frog-bit is a free floating plant with heart shaped leaves and three little white flower petals. It’s comparable to a miniature water lily but native water lilies are attached to bottom surface.
28-year-old Austin Lash was charged last year with production, possession, and transportation of child pornography after a grand jury indictment alleged he used Facebook to send himself a clip of what appeared to be an infant being raped.
An email from Livingston County Board Chair Wes Nakagiri to supporters urges them to attend area school board meetings claiming that “DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION (DEI) and IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING, MASK MANDATES, COVID TESTING, UNIVERSAL MENTAL HEALTH SCREENINGS, LGBTQ ED & CRITICAL RACE THEORY (are) in Livingston County Schools!!!”
The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority had scheduled a special session to approve the required liquor license for the festival. But what should have been a routine license approval instead became a platform for those both for and against the event to air their grievances.
A Justice Department report released Wednesday concluded that the FBI made significant errors in investigating sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor.
A small but select group of Brighton High School graduates is involved in a summer partnership with a major computer software firm that is striving to attract bright, motivated high school graduates interested in engineering careers.
The Howell Public Schools Board of Education was inundated with nearly two straight hours of public comment concerning a proposed change to the Health Education curriculum, much of it coming from residents adamantly opposed to what they believe will be indoctrination of their children with ideologies ranging from Marxism to Satanism.
3rd District Court Judge Daniel Bain approved a referral for 18-year-old Hayden Jagst to be evaluated on competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility in the June 21st shooting death of his father in the family's Brighton home.
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin spoke before the Board of Commissioners asking them to consider using part of their $37.2-million in federal relief funding towards making high speed internet accessible and affordable throughout the county.
The event features a combination of options including a 5K run, a one-mile walk and/or yoga. A portion of proceeds will go to support a local 8-year-girl girl who recently underwent a heart transplant.
A preliminary investigation indicates that a 17-year-old Howell female was driving a 2012 Ford Fusion westbound on East Coon Lake Road when she lost control for an unknown reason and crossed the center line.
Dio Theater co-founders Steve DeBruyne and Matthew Tomich announced over the weekend that they will reopen for a show in November, after successfully obtaining the performance rights to an unnamed production.
Michigan Republicans’ attempts to add an ID component to absentee ballot applications and to institute signature verification at polling places have died in the GOP-led Legislature, amid pushback from election clerks and voting-rights advocates.
The Board of Trustees gave preliminary planned development agreement approval to the proposed development that would build a mix of residential and commercial uses on bother sides of M-59, west of Pleasant Valley/Fenton Road.
On Friday, the local Health Department is partnering with the Ingham County Health Department for a clinic at Stockbridge High School from 3 to 5pm. On Saturday, a drive-thru clinic is planned at Fowlerville High School from 9am to noon.
Local veterans, their families and resource providers are being invited to register for a large summer event featuring resources, activities and giveaways described as Michigan’s largest veteran event of the year.
Following an incident earlier this year in which a Black high school student said she was threatened with lynching, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is involved in investigating allegations of race discrimination "specifically to the District's handling of alleged incidents of student-on-student harassment based on students' race."
Amy Rollins of Fenton was charged last year with embezzling by an agent or trustee an amount between $1,000 and $20,000. At the time, she was an employee of the Hartland Community Education Child Care Center, which is a part of the Hartland school system.
Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations Scott Bacon is stepping down after 35 years with the district, while Sue Pearson, Director of Special Education, is retiring after 22 years in Hartland.
The Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple would total approximately 65,840-square-feet with associated parking and utilities is being proposed on 11.67 acres of property located at the northwest corner of 9 Mile and Napier Road.
The spending plan for Brighton totals $86.5 million, an increase of less than $1 million over last year, in which they received $8,111 in per-pupil funding. But the recently approved $17.1 billion K-12 budget will mean a hefty increase of $589 in per-pupil funding for Brighton and other districts.
The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is the Staff of the Livingston County Health Department, who the Fire Authority says “worked tirelessly to support the community by keeping everyone safe" during the pandemic.
22-year-old Adrian Harrell was originally charged with armed robbery and 3rd degree fleeing and eluding a police officer for the July 2020 incident, but entered a plea last month after prosecutors agreed to lower the armed robbery charge to unarmed robbery.
The township board has been discussing how to best utilize federal funds it will be receiving through the American Rescue Plan, which specifically identifies the construction of high-speed broadband infrastructure as an encouraged use of the funds.
The goal of the town hall series is to address the safety and efficacy of vaccines by answering questions within specific communities, including families with children older than 12 who are eligible to be vaccinated.
Rehabilitation facilities and in-home providers who help people catastrophically injured in car crashes could apply for $25 (M) million in state aid under legislation sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer.