Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Brighton Police are continuing their investigation into the attempted theft of an ATM machine at the Chase Bank on East Grand River, which resulted in a brief power outage.
Mark Milatz was ordered to serve six months in jail, two years of probation and pay $50,000 in restitution to a local church.
Experts say if crude oil prices remain high, so will gasoline.
State Rep. Ann Bollin says many schools and churches that previously served as polling locations are no longer interested in hosting elections, and local clerks are finding it more difficult to secure enough polling places.
Oakland County Sheriff's officials are investigating the apparent drowning of a 6-year-old girl in Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
According to organizers, this year the parade will start at 10am from the high school on 7th Street.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Eastbound and westbound I-96 will be reduced to two lanes next week between Kent Lake and Wixom Roads.
In Michigan, 228 people killed in traffic crashes during 2020 were not wearing a seat belt.
The Governor's spokesman says she's hopeful.
The popular parade steps off at 10am Monday at the Howell Carnegie District Library and will proceed down Grand River before ending at Lakeview Cemetery.
The family-friendly event will include an interactive beginner clinic, games and prizes, lunch, and a mini-tournament for people to practice their new disc golf skills.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
The City has hired a new full-time Code/Parking Enforcement Officer to deal with various issues around town.
Jesse Wright and Steven Morrow, both 18, are charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of armed robbery, and four counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The southbound lane of Church Street, west of Grand River, will be closed and a lane shift will occur to allow for pavement and concrete repairs.
Livingston County taxpayers and others with past-due tax debts are urged to be alert.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The utility says investments such as trimming trees, replacing poles and wires and upgrading substations and key equipment are top priorities - especially with climate change causing more frequent and severe weather events.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy took to social media to offer some Memorial Day messages but also wish everyone a fun and safe holiday weekend.
Shoulder work is scheduled on both Lahring Road and Silver Lake Road.
Brighton High School Musical Theater has again received an award for a musical production.
Not enough life jackets and missing or improperly operating fire extinguishers are among common violations.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Paige Renkoski vanished without a trace 32 years ago.
A rezoning is proceeding that’s needed to make way for a large multi-purpose motorsports complex and destination for automotive enthusiasts in the City of Howell.
Two arrests have been made in the weekend shooting deaths of two Highland teenagers.
Director Mallorie DeVilbiss said she’s grateful for her time at Cromaine and will miss everyone she’s met over the past two years.
To minimize disturbance over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, concrete curb and driveways are scheduled to start after the holiday weekend on Tuesday, May 31st - weather pending.
The scammer is claiming to be a sergeant with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and is using the real name of a current employee.
Monday, May 23, 2022
City Manager Nate Geinzer's resignation takes effect May 31st.
22-year-old Chance Hallam is charged in the murder of his grandparents in Oceola Township.
Motorists should expect delays, particularly during rush hours.
14 people were sickened in a dozen states. No cases have been tied to Michigan to date.
The Michigan Treasury is flush with cash.
The Brighton Optimist Club recently presented checks to OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth in the amount of $478 and $594 to Love INC Greater Livingston from their April and May euchre benefits.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Genoa Township Park Friday to celebrate the beginning of construction on Senior Survivor Playground.
The City negotiated and approved a modified site plan for the West Village development to be located on the former Lindbom Elementary School property.
Crooked Lake Road will be closed between Springhill Drive and Lakewood Shores from roughly 9am to 2pm.
Friday, May 20, 2022
The Brighton City Council has approved a revised site plan for the 4-story Vista at Uptown development to be located on the banks of the Mill Pond.
20 pounds of methamphetamine was discovered during a vehicle search, which police say is worth around $40,000.
The simulator shows what drunk driving looks like behind the wheel.
House Bill 5089 modifies the requirements an applicant must meet to be granted registration as a nurse aide by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ ongoing series “NotMiSpecies” aims to increase awareness about the prevention and management of invasive plants and animals.
The Sheriff's Office says the driver was traveling too fast for the wet road conditions. A passenger was hospitalized with serious injuries.
The policy specifically states that persons in the audience will refrain from behavior that disrupts a public meeting.
Flex Tech High School in Brighton will receive $42,588, Light of the World Academy in Pinckney will get $43,500 and St. Mary’s Catholic School in Pinckney was awarded $2,500.
The increase will be reviewed on a regular basis as the economy and cost of living continue to change.
Republican candidate Chase Turner of Brighton was disqualified from running for the newly redrawn state House 49th District seat.
A special summertime treat is being offered to teachers and school staff.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
After a lengthy court process, the City is proceeding with demolition of the home and structures at 504 N Court Street.
Crooked Lake Road will be closed between Springhill Drive and Lakewood Shores this Saturday.
Brighton Schools Supt. Matthew Outlaw has instituted a new program in which outstanding Brighton Area Schools alumni will be honored by their induction into the "Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame".
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said four policy changes are critical to this year's elections.
The City of Dexter is among 23 local governments and non-profit organizations awarded funds for stream cleanup and monitoring through the Michigan Clean Water Corps Program.
Fish dinners and pierogis will be available.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
A judge has suspended Michigan’s dormant ban on abortion, saying it likely violates the state constitution. The law makes it a crime to assist in an abortion and has been on the books since 1931.
Multiple departments battled the blaze on Monday morning that has left six people displaced.
The board will vote June 6th on a motion to hire an independent counsel to investigate a request for legal fee reimbursement from Clerk Polly Skolarus, as well as other allegations.
A "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaign is underway.
As many as 1.1 million Michiganders are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day holiday.
The suspect, a 32-year-old Albion man, fled the scene in a vehicle but was located in the City of Leslie.
John Conely, a local business owner and long-time member of the Brighton Board of Education, has been named the "Republican of the Year" in Livingston County.
Monday, May 16, 2022
A 56-year-old motorcyclist from Fenton was ejected after being struck by a Ford Fusion on Kensington Road.
Organizers say the goal is to bring families and the community together, as well as educate people about the Association and the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's in September.
Traffic shifts will be taking place and the City of Brighton advises that motorists will experience long delays.
The closures are needed for monitoring activities related to contamination detection to protect the drinking water supply.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
The exit ramp from westbound I-96 to Fowlerville Road was closed for hours while authorities worked to clean up around 12,000 gallons of milk.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash but speed does.
Friday, May 13, 2022
Over 700 people attended the event at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, which was hosted by the Livingston County Republican Party.
29-year-old John Francis Manion from Dubuque, Iowa was pronounced deceased at the scene while 30-year-old Mary Javonne Buchanan of Lansing passed away at a hospital.
The budget is said to increase city services for residents while providing flexibility to deal with continued economic uncertainty.
Community Financial Credit Union announced that The Amber Reineck House in Livingston County was the 2022 “Thumbs Up for Charity” first-place winner of a $10,000 prize.
Howell High School Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Jaidah Davis was selected from a competitive pool of 1,300 applicants to receive the scholarship.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Brighton City Council has reaffirmed its stance on barring marijuana establishments from locating within the city limits.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says speed and alcohol appeared to be factors.
One of three juveniles charged as adults has entered a plea to a reduced charge. The two others have rejected deals to date.
Two-way traffic will be maintained but delays can be expected through early June.
The bill is part of a bi-partisan package to provide help for students with dyslexia through improved educator training and more stringent student screening.
Golf courses have become a booming business since the pandemic.
Walk for Warmth brings the community together annually to raise funds that support local families who are struggling year-round.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Former Pastor Mark Milatz pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzlement of $50,000 or more at a court hearing attended by members of the church he defrauded.
Howell City Clerk Angela Guillen resigned effective May 10th. Council has since named an interim clerk, as well as a replacement.
The project involves rehabilitating the old St. Mary’s Church building on Hamburg Street into a small group home to serve six adults with disabilities.
Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor & Chelsea Hospital were recognized with an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
Planning on driving this Memorial Day holiday? It’s
going to cost a lot more.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Brighton High School now has a new high-tech center that school officials are optimistic will place it on the cutting edge of emerging career fields.
Major delays are expected as a result of the work on Bishop Lake Road and Strawberry Lake Road.
With petition language having been certified, a Brighton woman has started a campaign aimed at recalling two members of the Brighton Board of Education.
Wednesday, August 10th will mark the 20th Anniversary of Day of Caring and organizers are hoping for their largest event yet.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is pursuing accreditation and must comply with 105 standards in order to achieve accredited status.
Monday, May 9, 2022
The event, which is scheduled for 5:30-6:45pm tonight, will allow members of the community to view the new state-of-the-art facility.
Brighton Finance Director Gretchen Gomolka will become the acting city manager after departing City Manager Nate Geinzer leaves his position at the end of May.
The latest surge represents a 30-cent increase in the past week.
Jeremy Walker is the new Vice President of Enrollment Management.
Saturday, May 7, 2022
K9 Danko was able to track the suspect down behind the PetSmart.
SELCRA officials say they should be charged as a governmental agency per an original agreement - which the district maintains is outdated and doesn't cover costs.
Friday, May 6, 2022
The Sheriff's office says a 58-year-old Fowlerville woman was driving westbound on Grand River and attempted to turn left at the traffic light to go south into the Walmart Parking lot but failed to yield.
The goal of the exhibit is to bring the community together and teach patriotism while remembering the service and sacrifice of the nation's heroes.
The Community Unitarian Universalists of Brighton are hosting Matt Watroba to lead a special Sunday morning service this Mother’s Day starting at 10:30am.
Every attendee received a yellow hard hat.
Two academics studying the effect of safety messages on driver behavior shared their findings.
The new feature on the COVID-19 test finder aims to improve access and help residents find treatment options.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Initial investigation revealed a Ford Fusion was traveling westbound on M-36 when an eastbound Chevy Silverado crossed the center line and struck the Fusion head-on.
The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Church in Brighton and 2/42 Community Church are all helping to organize the event on June 7th from 7 to 8:30pm.
The tough player on the ice had a warm spot in his heart for kids with autism.
Paving projects are planned on Silver Lake Road and Duffield Road.
In the event of utility line power failure, the generator equipment will supply critical electrical power to 911 communication systems.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
The plaintiff alleges she was treated differently by teachers and staff after reporting a sexual assault and was bullied and harassed by students.
As U.S. Supreme Court weighs overturning Roe v. Wade and triggering Michigan’s 1931 ban on abortion, Governor Whitmer takes action to protect abortion access
The pilot program is modeled after the MDNR’s park rangers and will run through early September.
The Kensington Valley Chamber consists of South Lyon, Lyon Township, New Hudson and Salem Township.
The program will be presented by authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen next Thursday, May 12th from 7 to 8pm at the Brighton District Library.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The non-profit Livingston Arts Council is embarking on a $13 (m) million project and made a presentation during a recent Howell City Council meeting.
While some "Do Not Eat" fish advisories have been lifted for parts of the Huron River, others remain in effect in Livingston County.
The bi-partisan bill to streamline shipments of military equipment and munitions to help Ukraine is headed to the President’s desk.
Mayor Pro-Tem Stephen B. Kennedy read the City’s Arbor Day proclamation and planted a Green Mountain Maple Tree in Volunteer Park off North Dixboro Road.
The Metroparks are looking to fill out summer teams and there are said to be various opportunities to work flexible hours while earning wages, benefits and perks.
Monday, May 2, 2022
More than half a dozen cars were driven off from the GM Lansing Plant, leading to a local pursuit.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has issued an Administrative Order requiring ZF Active Safety US Incorporated to install a treatment system to address the contamination.
Local State Rep. Ann Bollin says her plan will make it easier for those who stepped up to serve as direct care workers at nursing facilities during the pandemic to become certified nursing assistants.
The Brighton Area Fire Authority hosted the program last week, which trains a rescuer to safely and efficiently perform rescues that require more advanced techniques.
Paving projects are planned on North Road and Shiawassee Avenue.
Henry Outlaw is leaving the position he has held for the past three years.