Wednesday, August 31, 2022
There are still large concentrations of power outages scattered across Livingston County.
With favorable weather conditions, the utility says it expects to have the lights back on for nearly all the 188,000-plus customers impacted by Monday’s severe thunderstorms.
DTE Energy has set up its Community Van in the Kohl’s parking lot in Green Oak Township, off Whitmore Lake Road, to hand out half-gallon jugs of water.
Emergency Manager Therese Cremonte says they ask that people be patient as crews are working around the clock not only in Livingston County but other areas impacted.
Patriot Palooza will take place in the parking lot at the American Legion Post 141 on Saturday, September 10th.
The utility is urging residents to focus on safety during restoration efforts as more than 2,000 wires came down during Monday’s damaging thunderstorms.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Thousands of residents and businesses are without power and there was significant damage from trees and limbs that came down.
Police say 18-year-old Joshua David Auxier and two friends were attempting to reach a floating swimming platform about 25 feet from the shoreline when he went under water and did not resurface.
9-1-1 Central Dispatch and emergency response crews were inundated with calls of downed power lines and trees, as well as structure fires.
Currie Road from Eight Mile Road to Nine Mile Road in Lyon Township is currently closed for construction and will remain closed during the holiday weekend.
The Tour de Livingston is looking for sponsors and riders.
Monday, August 29, 2022
In addition to the outages; emergency crews are busy responding to reports of trees and wires down, along with structure fires that were sparked.
Thanks to over $500,000 in grant funding, Huron-Clinton Metroparks will provide launch site renovations and remove invasive species along the National Huron River Water Trail.
The Pinckney Village Council is considering buying a piece of land.
Barron Road will be closed between Byron Road and Oak Grove Road to place limestone on the roadway.
Saturday, August 27, 2022
A total of $250 million in federal relief funding was made available to the DNR to help address its long list of critical needs in state parks.
VINA was awarded the grant from the Michigan Dental Association Foundation for its Prevention Incentive Program.
15-year-old Laken Elezabeth Lewis has been missing for more than a week and police are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.
Friday, August 26, 2022
Construction is underway on the Winans Lake Road/Rickett Road roundabout, while a bridge project will be starting up in September.
James Pearson, of Highland Township, has been re-appointed to the Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement Board of Directors.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and others are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on telemarketers.
Attendees can learn about the wildlife that make their presence known at night, how to spot them and what sounds to listen for.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
The request to reduce the sentence of 26-year-old Ty Garbin of Hartland Township was made one day after a jury convicted two of his co-conspirators, Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr.
After months of meetings and lengthy discussions, there’s been slow movement and questions raised on issues that would drag the process out even longer.
Concrete pouring was finished for the splitter and central islands this week for the project at Pontiac Trail and North Territorial Roads.
International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity for individuals to come together and remember those lost to addiction by overdose.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The incident involved a shipping/receiving handler at RheTech Compounding in Fowlerville.
Cindy Shaw says her goals are to ensure that HCS remains a Premier School of Choice district, that all students have what they need to be successful, and that the K-12 curriculum challenges all students to be their best.
The Northfield Township Community and Senior Center is in the process of expanding its Meals on Wheels program to three days per week and reopening its Senior Café Lunches, in-house meals, to three days per week.
Cinderella’s Closet Homecoming Boutique offers local high school students a chance to buy formalwear at vintage prices.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Voters in the city of Brighton will have the opportunity this fall of casting ballots in favor of allowing up to two marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Renovations and improvements are taking place in classrooms, athletics, theater and arts, parking lots, and some infrastructure pieces thanks to a 2020 bond approved by voters.
The asphalt milling and paving of Milford Bluffs is scheduled this week, weather permitting.
Officers are stepping up inspections as part of Brake Safety Week.
Training will run from September 20th through October 4th at the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Electric vehicle stations in downtown Howell will soon require a mobile app to pay for charging.
Local first responders, public safety officials and the community at large will gather for a ceremony to mark the events of September 11th, 2001.
Sections of Brophy Road and Hacker Road will be closed to thru-traffic.
The Brighton City Council must continue to grapple with the thorny issue of whether to allow marijuana dispensaries within the city limits.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Justen Watkins was re-sentenced to 56 months to 20 years in prison. He's the self-proclaimed leader of The Base – a national white supremacist group that advocates for violence against the government.
Various limestone resurfacing projects begin Monday.
A new playground is planned for the park in Hamburg Township, as the existing park is getting old and needs to be replaced.
Crandall Road will be closed between Marr Road and Burkhart Road starting Monday to place road gravel.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Council has approved design engineering work to determine if the 2nd and 3rd floors could be relocated together on the 1st floor in the old bank area.
This marks the final Food Truck Friday event of the summer and will run from noon to 8pm in the Town Square.
Mitchell’s Hope is hosting their 8th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day event on Wednesday, August 31st at the Fowlerville Centennial Park.
Parking opens at 6pm and tonight’s movie, Spiderman No Way Home, starts at dusk.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
34-year-old Kimberly Casey Coden-Diskin is accused of posing as a board-certified therapist at the Oxford Recovery Center in Brighton.
The resolution calls for the immediate disconnection of Tribar from the Wixom Wastewater Treatment Plant, demands an investigation into criminal violations, and suggests that fines be assessed to the plant.
The West Nile Virus was detected in a blood donation from a resident of Oakland County.
Work at the Great Lakes Central Railroad crossing on Cohoctah Road will begin on Monday, weather permitting. Crews will be doing repair work on the crossing.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
54-year-old John Germain of Hartland is charged in the May 1997 slaying of 79-year-old Virginia Cecelia Farrell - who was discovered brutally beaten and stabbed to death in her Clay Township home.
The state health department has received reports of 98 cases of E. coli infection in August, compared to 20 cases reported during the same time period in 2021.
Fowlerville Road will be completely closed to thru-traffic between 5160 Fowlerville Road and Majestic Boulevard to replace a drain culvert.
Preventative maintenance fog seal projects are starting up today on North Territorial Road and 7 Mile Road.
The Livingston County United Way has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
The Livingston County United Way says they had an "awe-inspiring" group of 689 volunteers for this year's 20th Annual Day of Caring.
A group of 20 protestors were dressed in all black and chanting “Tribar must pay” and “clean up the river” near the home of Tribar Technologies Chairman/CEO Kevin Cramton on Friday.
The Personnel Committee met Monday night and approved a resolution authorizing the selection process for the vacant health officer position.
Officers will be on the lookout for motorists under the influence of drugs and alcohol throughout the enforcement period.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will continue epoxy seal coating and additional bridge repairs along the US-23 corridor in Genesee County.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Brighton Ford, Buff City Soap in Brighton, Grand Traverse Pie Company in Brighton, Mi Backyard Pool & Spa, and Jersey Mikes in Brighton.
Monday, August 15, 2022
Community Catalysts Development Company is a Howell-based non-profit that provides attainable housing for seniors, veterans, the homeless, and other lower-income people.
Officials say they're still hoping to have the bathrooms in by the end of September.
Brighton-based Foguth Financial Group is giving away $5,000 in school supplies to teachers to help them prepare for the upcoming school year.
Saturday, August 13, 2022
The Mason Road bridge over the Shiawassee River was recently repaired, although the road remains closed. Come Monday, work will be starting on the Iosco Road bridge.
The purpose of the Big Red Barrel is to collect unused medications and used needles, which will be on-site from 5 to 8pm.
Friday, August 12, 2022
The MDHHS lifted the recommendation after reviewing data related to Tribar's toxic chemical release. It says the amount of chromium released was not at levels for human health risk, but sampling will continue.
The Livingston Educational Service Agency’s 21st annual Backpacks for Kids event took place yesterday.
The Eight Mile/ Currie Road roundabout is done. Now, the Nine Mile/Currie Road intersection is closed for roundabout construction.
Recently retired Pinckney Police Chief Jeff Newton was sworn in as the new Deputy Public Safety Director for Fire and brings over 21 years of fire experience to the role.
Thursday, August 11, 2022
The Livingston Community Water Authority advises that the precautionary boil water notice has been rescinded following the repair of the water main and the completion of a bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink.
The more gas prices seem to fall in some areas, the more they seem to stay the same or higher in Livingston County.
Livingston County Catholic Charities and Matem LLC have again filed a lawsuit against Padnos Iron & Metal in Howell that seeks to stop the ongoing construction of the shredder.
Colonial Kensington offers attendees a chance to visit with historically-dressed reenactors portraying civilian and military life of the Colonial era at the Metropark.
The Explorer Program is designed for young adults 14-20 years old with an interest in law enforcement.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The state says repeated requests by EGLE investigators for critical information have not been adequately addressed by Tribar Manufacturing.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is continuing bridge epoxy seal coating along the US-23 corridor, which will continue through the week.
As a result of action Monday night at the Brighton Board of Education meeting, BESPA, the schools' support staff union, has a new, 3-year contract with the district.
Volunteers have been busy filling all of the backpacks with supplies this week so that each goes to a child to get them started for the school year.
Many accomplished women will be inducted into the Brighton Area Women's History Roll of Honor.
Work began on Monday on Whitmore Lake Road just north of North Territorial Road in Northfield Township.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Testing and analysis of samples continue while a "do-not-contact" recommendation with the Huron River & other bodies of water remain in effect.
The Melon Festival Parade is returning to the City of Howell but with a new route - which is really the old, more traditional route.
The Family Emergency Readiness Expo is coming to the City of Howell this weekend.
Monday, August 8, 2022
54-year-old John Germain of Hartland Township was arrested at his home in connection with the May 1997 slaying of 79-year-old Virginia Cecelia Farrell of St. Clair County.
Police say the passenger ignored commands from a sheriff’s deputy, who tased him. It was determined the driver was impaired and he was arrested without incident.
For the first phase, underground utility work will be done during daytime hours and require various intermittent traffic shifts that will reduce portions of Grand River to one‐lane only.
Vet Fest brings veterans together to enjoy camaraderie and connect them to the military benefits they earned through their service.
The Washtenaw County Road Commission’s contractor began placing concrete curb last week.
The Hartland Senior Activity Center will be holding a Trash to Treasures Sale Thursday and Friday.
Saturday, August 6, 2022
A roundabout will be constructed at Winans Lake Road and Rickett Road in Green Oak Township, near the Legacy Center Sports Complex, with work scheduled to start Monday.
42-year-old Jermain Martinez is alleged to have had sexual contact with a 17-year-old female juvenile.
Friday, August 5, 2022
Two crews from EGLE sampled waters upstream, downstream and within the pond this morning to gather more information about the potential location of hexavalent chromium, which was released from Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom last weekend.
When a batch of absentee ballots was run through the scanner on Election Day, instead of selecting “absentee voting”, “election day” voting was selected. Thus, a re-tabulation - not a recount - is needed.
Eastpointe Police say 18-year-old Devonta Moore escaped while awaiting transfer to a police van.
In order to avoid traffic congestion at the busy Grand River/Main Street corner, the staging area is being changed to the Meijer parking lot on North Second Street.
LACSA Center's Denim & Diamonds is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th, from 5 to 10pm at the Haggerty-Bearden Ranch in Howell.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Crews are working as more rain continues to hit the state. Officials note that restoration times can vary depending on changing weather conditions.
The state says testing continues with more than two dozen sites being sampled Thursday; 11 preliminary results detect no presence of hexavalent chromium following Huron River spill.
Longtime board member Bill Gatewood recently stepped down. Those interested in serving the remainder of his term are asked to submit applications by August 12th.
A Stuff the Bus event will be held at the Howell Walmart from 10am to 2pm Friday, followed by a Stuff the Blue Goose event Saturday from noon to 4pm at the Fowlerville Walmart.
The Detroit Historical Society is caretaker of 60 rare automobiles. Thursday's presentation takes a tour of the unique automobile collection.
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The state has widened testing efforts and set up a health hotline for the public following the chemical release into the river by Tribar Manufacturing.
In the District 2 race, former Commissioner Dave Domas prevailed over incumbent Commissioner and former Judge Carol Sue Reader.
Dr. Varsha Moudgal is the associate chief medical officer at Trinity Health St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and specializes in infectious diseases.
Local road, fire, library, school and mosquito control proposals all passed in Tuesday's Primary election.
Clerk Jaime Clay said they put a lot of different things in place and both election inspectors and voters were very happy.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Testing and monitoring is underway after a chemical release in Huron River watershed by Tribar Manufacturing. Residents avoid contact with the Huron River between North Wixom and Kensington Roads.
The Livingston County Health Department says the risk to the general public remains low, but it encourages residents to be aware of the signs of MPV.
County Clerk Betsy Hundley says local clerks take their oath of office very seriously and pride themselves on doing the best job possible for all residents of Livingston County.
Polls are open from 7am until 8pm on this Election Day.
MDOT advises the lane closures are needed for bridge epoxy seal coating along the US-23 corridor.
Monday, August 1, 2022
A judge blocked enforcement of a 1931 Michigan ban on abortion just hours after the state Court of Appeals said county prosecutors were not covered by a May order and could enforce the prohibition following the fall of Roe v. Wade.
Local leaders from Conway, Unadilla, Handy, Iosco, Putnam, Marion, and Cohoctah Township all delivered comments to the Board of Commissioners.
MDOT’s draft 2023-2027 Five-Year Transportation Program will be open for public comment from August 1st through 31st.
Cinderella’s Closet is a homecoming boutique for high school students offering students a chance to buy formal wear for just 25 dollars.