According to the state’s weekly coronavirus report issued on Tuesday, ten of the 11 outbreaks were in either Southwest Elementary School or Highlander Way Middle School in the Howell Public Schools District, with a total of 166 students and staff members identified as having confirmed cases.
45-year-old Alicia Holbrook-Bloink of Howell recently pleaded no contest to conducting a criminal enterprise, embezzling more than $100,000 and failure to file a tax return. It was part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that dropped various other charges including four counts of identity theft.
The board approved a motion expressing strong support for the purchase of the weed harvester by the Livingston County Drain Commissioner to facilitate more timely and economic harvesting of weeds in lakes and the Huron River.
According to a message sent out Tuesday afternoon, Southwest Elementary School in Howell will be closed again on Wednesday due to what was described as “staffing constraints.” The school was closed on Tuesday for the same reason and follows the identification of COVID clusters last week.
More than 100 law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols through the end of February following what officials say has been an alarming rise in the number of speeding and fatal crashes over the last year.
Local historian and Howell native Lindsay Root will present an online event on Tuesday, February 15th that will take participants on what is described as “an exciting historical journey” to learn “the untold stories of Black citizens' contributions to the Howell community.”
With new rules for what the federal relief money can be spent on, the Board of Trustees elected wait on issuing a decision for fiber internet through the township in order to explore options more thoroughly.
Among the 16 GOP members named by AG Dana Nessel is Meshawn Maddock, who co-chairs the Michigan Republican Party. Maddock is also the wife of State Rep. Matt Maddock of Milford, who is campaigning to become the next Speaker of the Michigan House.
Highlander Way Middle School in Howell is closed Friday due to what was described as “staffing constraints” while Scranton Middle School in Brighton is going virtual through Friday, January 28th because of student and teacher absences.
39-year-old Ian Lumley was charged last year with one count of embezzling between $50,000 and $100,000 following an investigation by Pinckney Police of suspected thefts from a business on Hamburg Street in the Village.
The Howell Carnegie District Library, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Livingston County and the Livingston Diversity Council, will host a virtual presentation about Sarah E. Ray on Monday, January 17th from 6:30pm - 8pm.
According to a letter sent Wednesday to the administration team at Highlander Way Middle School in Howell, Livingston County Medical Director Dr. Juan Marquez said that the health department had identified multiple COVID-19 cases at the school, which “likely represent multiple clusters.”
The trucks, escorted by deputies with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, were driven from the UPS sorting facility behind Lowe’s Home Improvement in Genoa Township to the Rose Lane home of 54-year-old Kevin Harrington in Howell. Harrington passed away last Friday after a nearly five year battle with bladder cancer.
The main event of Milford’s 17th annual MLK Day Celebration is its March on Main Street this Sunday. Community members will march together to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Marchers will lineup starting around 12:30 at Prospect Hill in the Kroger parking lot with the march starting off at about 1pm.
Cleary University and the Livingston Diversity Council have teamed up to sponsor the museum. Founder and curator, Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, says the traveling exhibit includes artifacts over 7,000 artifacts dating from the transatlantic slave trade to the modern-day.
The City, in collaboration with several agencies and organizations, will attempt to bring the 45th Annual Melon Fest back to its traditional roots following the controversy that almost canceled last year's event.
21-year-old Fadi Jesus Zeineh of Ann Arbor was charged with homicide after police say he entered a home on December 30th of 2020 and shot 17-year-old Dylan Stamper, killing him. He also shot Stamper’s 43-year-old father, Kevin, who later died at the hospital.
The Mackinaw City Police Department said the crash occurred when Scott Bartholomew of Fenton was driving a vehicle northbound, lost control, crossed the center line and crashed into a southbound vehicle driven by Jeffrey McCague of Brighton.
The retrial of 75-year-old Jerome Kolwaski was set to begin on Monday, but according to Michigan Attorney General’s Office spokesperson Lynsey Mukomel, it was adjourned by Judge Matthew Stewart, who cited the rising number of COVID cases in Livingston County.
The effort will involve studying the feasibility of a commercial drone skyway in three proposed areas, including an international connection between Michigan and Ontario, southeast Michigan, and any other suitable location in the state.
Following approval from the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is urging all eligible Michiganders ages 12 and up to get the Pfizer booster vaccine if they've received their primary series.
Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty declined to issue a Personal Protection Order for a Livingston County nurse who said she felt threatened after comments she made at a school board meeting regarding mask usage were posted to social media.
43-year-old Paul Aaron Kenczyk of Pinckney was sentenced Thursday by Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty to serve a prison term of between 3 years, two months and 15 years for his guilty plea to a variety of charges including 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Two additional police officers have been added to buildings in South Lyon Community Schools following the shooting spree at Oxford High School on November 30th when a student used a handgun to kill four classmates and wound seven other people.
Republican Paul Junge, who fell short of unseating Democrat Elissa Slotkin in 2020, will seek the GOP nomination to run against 5th District Democrat Dan Kildee for the newly drawn 8th District seat in November.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has begun development of the 2050 Regional Forecast. It provides a long-term analysis of change in population, households, jobs, and land use for each community in the region.
LACASA Center’s Nurturing Parenting Program is designed specifically for parents of young children, from newborn to 11 years of age. It focuses on overcoming parenting challenges and practicing positive discipline.
The Planning Commission met Monday night and there was discussion about how to best address the issue. It was stated the bins do serve a purpose and are used but they can also quickly morph into a blight situation.
As area students returned to the classroom Monday amid a surge in COVID cases statewide, an area science teacher has accused local health officials of “bald faced lying” when it comes to the spread of the virus in schools.
The group looks to recognize the achievements and contributions of women in the greater Brighton area, and applications are being accepted through January 31st. The 2022 class of honorees will be announced in March, which is Women’s History Month.
2021 was a very successful year for the Darian Locklear Project, which was established in 2019 to honor the memory of a former Brighton High School student who, along with a fellow student from Howell, was tragically killed in a car crash.
A press release stated that township Clerk Polly Skolarus attended a close contact meeting while waiting for pending COVID-19 test results, which were positive. Thus the supervisor, treasurer and manager were all exposed.
In the aftermath of the November 30th shooting, the Brighton Pack of Dogs visited Oxford Middle School twice last month to comfort students and staff. With school reopening after the holiday break their handlers returned today, bringing five of the “social-emotional learning” dogs.
One of the lawsuits was brought by former MSP Lt. Michael McCormick of Howell, who claims he was passed up in 2019 for the position of Post Commander because of racial discrimination and in retaliation for complaints he made in 2018 for being passed up for another position.
52-year-old Richard Eric Kalinowski of Holly had been charged with a count of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder and a count of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment of Body Function for the April 25th incident.
Pinckney Community Schools is looking for business sponsors and private donors to help support this endeavor. As an added bonus, the biggest sponsor will get to name the dog and be advertised on the dog’s vest.