Saturday, December 31, 2022
Sheriff Mike Murphy and Drain Commissioner Brian Jonckheere recently teamed up in a funny video to send their best wishes to outgoing commissioners.
The board is accepting letters of interest for the open trustee seat - which must be received by Friday, January 6th.
AAA Michigan activates its Tow to Go program during the year-end holidays to provide transportation for the would-be impaired driver and their vehicle.
Friday, December 30, 2022
A GoFundMe account has been set up for a man who recently experienced the devastating loss of his two daughters, unborn grandchild, son-in-law, and ex-wife in tragic car crashes on Christmas Eve.
The DTE Foundation bestowed a grant to Livingston County Catholic Charities in support of its program that provides critical outreach services to the vulnerable senior population.
32-year-old Kaitlyn VanDamme won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on the show hosted by Detroit basketball champion, John Salley.
Thursday, December 29, 2022
19-year-old Emma Smith died in the crash while the family she was traveling with remains hospitalized.
Services are set Saturday for 63-year-old Kimberly Siegrist of Brighton and three family members killed in the crash on I-75 in Ohio.
On Tuesday, Real Estate One of Brighton presented a check for $1,434.66 to VINA Community Dental Center.
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
The owner of All Star Coney Island in Howell has set up a GoFundMe account to aid their long-time employee and friend Jackie Crouch. Her home was destroyed by fire December 23rd.
Council approved a purchase agreement for the sale of three parcels of land totaling 273-acres in the Loop Road area, to the south by I-96.
19-year-old Max Bastien received 18 years and 7 months to 40 years in prison for the murder of Christopher Alexander.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
The downtown Brighton restaurant and pub scene continues to evolve, with changes in names, ownership, and menus.
46-year-old Heather Robinson will join hundreds of other riders who will be bicycling from San Francisco to LA to help raise funds and awareness for the cause.
The board appointed Brent Earl to fill the vacancy created when Marcus Wilcox resigned earlier this month.
Friday, December 23, 2022
A winter storm warning is in effect for the local listening area that runs through 4am Saturday.
State Representative Mike Mueller of Linden says the plan relies on critical incident mapping to improve the information available to first responders when they arrive at a school during an emergency.
A donation of $5,000 from Imber Wealth Advisors Inc. and a $10,000 anonymous donation will help support the Pirate's Best Friend therapy dog program at Farley Hill Elementary.
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Vehicles that are not removed from streets in municipalities with declared snow emergencies will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
Steve Reid was hit trying to help someone after a series of crashes on I-96. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his son following the tragedy.
The National Weather Service advises that gusty winds could bring down tree branches and produce sporadic power outages.
The collection effort has been an annual holiday tradition for the party for many years, resulting in the donation of thousands of meals.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Plans call for consolidating the second and third floors to the first-floor area, which previously housed a bank.
Livingston County Catholic Charities was selected to receive $24,670 from The Pulte Family Charitable Foundation.
Reaching Higher is a non-profit dedicated to preparing individuals to live with purpose and confidence through personal leadership development and coaching.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
The 22-year-old Quarter Horse gelding was unvaccinated and began displaying clinical signs of West Nile Virus on November 28th.
Some local communities have received national fluoridation quality awards for their water systems and demonstrated continued commitment to quality.
The board is looking to fill the seat vacated by longtime member Marcus Wilcox, who stepped down.
Monday, December 19, 2022
A 42-year-old Oak Park woman and a 52-year-old Howell man were both struck while outside of their vehicles.
The Gold for Food Program was begun by Dr. Fredric Bonine in 1996. Since then, a total of $526,711.34 has been donated to benefit the hungry of Livingston County.
The Township has received some inquiries regarding a tax bill people have received for a large amount.
The Livingston County United Way’s Women United was formed to support children’s literacy. Through community partnerships, the group was able to donate books and puzzles for holiday food boxes distributed to those in need.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
The two outgoing members of the Brighton Board of Education have been recognized for their service to the district over the last several years.
The app, MY HOWELL MI, is free to download and people will get notifications on things like weather alerts and road closures.
Today marks the final day to drop off new, unwrapped gifts, toys or gift cards at the LACASA Collection resale boutique in Howell. The store is open from 10am to 6pm.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Paul Bellar of Milford was sentenced to 7 years in prison on charges of gang membership, providing material support for terrorist acts, and carrying or possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Livingston County Circuit Court Suzanne Geddie issued a stay of enforcement for the parole order involving 63-year-old Floyd Jarvi until an appeal hearing is held.
41-year-old Kendra Marie Lewis is alleged to have embezzled approximately $176,653 in 2020 and 2021 while employed as the office manager of Big Ike’s Roofing Company.
Cleary hosted 64 local children and 50 law enforcement professionals for a holiday breakfast event in conjunction with this year's "Shop With a Cop" program.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
A 16-year-old student sent a text to another student that read
“Tomorrow I’m going to bring a gun to school and kill you, don’t come to school tomorrow”.
33-year-old Richard Kraft died after a semi-truck crossed the median on US-23 Monday and hit his truck head-on. Kraft leaves behind his wife, Samantha. The couple just got married this past June.
63-year-old Floyd Jarvi was convicted in 1994 on multiple counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, armed robbery, and felony-firearms.
3rd Grade Teacher Kathy Jagusch was honored with an "Excellence In Education" award from the Michigan Lottery.
A premier of the film "One's Honesty" will take place at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts this Saturday.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Firefighters will be at the Fenton Walmart on Owen Road from 5 to 8pm collecting new unwrapped toys and clothes for the Salvation Army.
Trinity Health Michigan is moving ahead with the construction of a replacement hospital in Livingston County.
The township has experienced various flooding events and utilizes the gage to monitor the river levels.
Qualified candidates are being sought to apply for the board seat vacated by longtime member Marcus Wilcox.
Joy Road will be closed between Maple Road and Hellner Road to replace a culvert.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Green Oak Township Police are investigating the crash that involved multiple vehicles on southbound US-23, south of Lee Road at around 9:30pm Monday.
The Hartland Consolidated Schools Board of Education will have a new face in 2023 as a result of a recount of what was originally a tie vote between the incumbent and a challenger.
The driver, identified as a 40-year-old Fenton man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash on Hogan Road near Major Road.
Conlin was sworn in along with other first-year lawmakers during a ceremony Saturday. The oath of office was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.
Crews will be replacing a hydrant at the corner of Grand River and O’Doherty at the Kroger’s gas station - resulting in a traffic shift and lane closure.
Monday, December 12, 2022
The non-profit has been operating out of its current location at 170 Catrell Street, where they’ve been for over 30 years now. A new building is in the works, along with an equipment purchase.
A Brighton couple has plans to open what would be Brighton's second microbrewery in a converted Grand River storefront.
A three-month-long water main replacement project on Main Street from Grand River to South Second Street will require intermittent lane closures and detours.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
19-year-old Max Bastien pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting death of a Brighton man in a dispute over a marijuana transaction in Pontiac.
The goal of the campaign is to let the community know that getting a dog license is quick and easy and it helps protect pets and the community as a whole.
Friday, December 9, 2022
One lane of northbound US-23 from Crouse Road to Clyde Road will be closed daily from 5am to 7pm through next Thursday.
The state and local health departments have been investigating an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in residents in Livingston, Ingham and Oakland counties.
Professor Adam Mayhew joined Cleary University in 2018. He initially worked as an adjunct faculty member while creating and implementing Cleary’s business ethics program and also helped redesign the philosophy curriculum.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Officials say $266,251 was raised thanks to the generosity of the community that will help sustain the programs and services United Way supports.
A fire destroyed the Carpet Depot in Hamburg Township in August of 2021. The business plans to relocate to a new site at 7878 M-36.
Livingston County residents and others in need will benefit from the recent donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
There was a tie vote for the third open seat on the board in the November General Election, with incumbent Michelle Hemeyer and candidate Greg Keller both receiving 5,264 votes.
Sergeant Darren Lockhart was administered the oath of office and had his badge pinned on by his wife Kym, surrounded by family and friends at a recent Council meeting.
Superintendent Erin MacGregor will share district updates and discuss the various ways the district supports and promotes college and career access during his next Coffee Chat Thursday.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Clerk Polly Skolarus made a presentation at Monday's meeting - although had to be halted multiple times as privileged/confidential documents and attorney/client communications were disclosed.
MDOT will be closing one lane of northbound US-23 from Crouse Road to Clyde Road from 6am to 6pm beginning today for resurfacing.
Work is scheduled to start in the spring on Grand River from Napier Road to Wixom Road, located on the border of the City of Wixom and Lyon Township.
Monday, December 5, 2022
A recent public meeting was well attended and focused on Phase 2 of the US-23 Flex Route from north of 8 Mile Road up to I-96.
21-year-old Fadi Zeineh was ordered to serve 30 to 50 years in prison for the murders. His co-defendant is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Police are investigating the theft of holiday decorations from three separate locations in the city.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
The City is seeking a grant for a two-phase project that would include a paved entrance and parking, universal access to the beach, a universally accessible kayak/canoe launch, new accessible restroom and concession facilities, a splash pad, and an amphitheater.
A businesswoman challenging the Village of Milford over a fine she received regarding an alleged violation of its sign ordinance will be in court on December 6th.
There will be lane closures and detours throughout the project - which is expected to be completed in mid-summer of 2023.
Friday, December 2, 2022
Matching Money Monday is the single largest one-day fundraiser in Livingston County and this year’s event is said to be more important than ever as many are struggling.
Police say preliminary investigation shows the driver was traveling southbound on US-23 and “blacked out/fell asleep”.
Among the appointments was Kristan Sayers of Howell to the Michigan Board of Cosmetology.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and the ALICE Training® Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Certification Training to the community in March.
Livingston County’s unemployment rate stood at 2.3% in October.
Community members are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit with a festive sing-along and concert, visit with Santa, and enjoy outdoor activities in Millie’s Garden, along with holiday crafts to take and make.