Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Utility crews have been working around the clock since then but high winds and additional weather events have impacted efforts.
Attorney General Dana Nessel is asking DTE and Consumers Energy to issue credits for residents affected by recent outages.
Leaders from local public school district high schools, Cleary University, and Livingston ESA will meet to discuss ways they can collaborate to create opportunities for students.
The Brighton Optimist Club and Eternity Brewing presented checks to Oliver’s Stones totaling $774 from the February 14th euchre benefit.
This week, the Michigan DNR is asking for public input on how certain parcels of land should be used in 11 counties.
Monday, February 27, 2023
Democratic 7th District Representative Elissa Slotkin will seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Debbie Stabenow in 2024.
Investigation revealed the house fire on Fieldcrest Road was suspicious in origin and police identified a suspect, who was eventually arrested and jailed on suspicion of arson.
The MVAA says the law is the biggest expansion of VA benefits in 30 years and could benefit nearly a third of U.S. veterans and their families - including many of 11,013 veterans who live in Livingston County.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
A roundtable discussion was held to discuss expanding the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Those without power are reminded to stay safe if using generators and other equipment following a reported spike in ER visits for carbon monoxide poisoning.
A woman having a mental health crisis who was fleeing police crossed the median and struck the cable guide wires before fleeing on foot into oncoming traffic - where she was taken into custody.
Friday, February 24, 2023
Consumers Energy began inspections by helicopter today to assess damage and speed restoration after the historic storm.
7th District Representative Elissa Slotkin re-introduced her Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act this week that would require safe and proper storage of firearms in households to prevent children and others from illegally accessing the weapon.
A toxicology report showed the driver was under the influence of amphetamines, cocaine, and methamphetamine at the time of the crash.
One big challenge for both DTE Energy and Consumers Energy has been high winds and icing on poles inhibiting restoration.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
While health experts have concerns about the long-term effects of vaping, a new e-cigarette shop has just opened in downtown Brighton.
Over 450 crews are involved in around-the-clock work - including lineworkers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Twelve hours of freezing rain and ice resulted in downed trees and power lines.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Nate Statly, a Junior at Michigan State University who remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy urge caution and patience as the number of downed wires and outages increase.
Assistance was provided by police in Livingston & Oakland Counties, Ingham County 911 Central Dispatch, Williamston and Mason Police Departments, and the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Authorities remind motorists to slow down and give salt trucks, snow plows, and tow trucks plenty of room to work.
DNA was traced to Charles David Shaw, connecting him to the murder and sexual assault of Christina Lynn Castiglione in 1983.
The legislation implements universal background checks and reinstates the assault weapons ban.
Consumers Energy says its Storm Restoration Team has been monitoring the developing storm for several days and is ready to respond.
It’s been almost two weeks since Marion township hosted their last townhall meeting, where many residents expressed disinterest in utility companies using local land to build solar farms.
The I-696 Rebuilding Michigan project will require a complete closure to prepare for a traffic shift which will have both directions of I-696 sharing the westbound side.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Drivers should be aware of Tow Plows, which can clear up to two full lane widths of snow in one pass.
Eugene Bondarenko will speak during this Thursday’s meeting of the Livingston County Democratic Party about the war against his native land. He’s a former journalist and translator in Ukraine who teaches Ukrainian and Russian languages at U of M.
Utility Director Greg Tatara discussed the potential for PFAS in our local water systems.
President Courtney Atsalakis of Pinckney started the non-profit in memory of her sister who died of fentanyl poisoning on Christmas Eve in December of 2015. It operates the only home in the county for women in recovery.
Andrew Kercher will be at the Brighton District Library March 2nd to provide the history behind the fur trade, logging, 19th century battles, and present-day fudge production.
The event takes place on Friday, March 3rd at Crystal Gardens in Howell.
Monday, February 20, 2023
The restaurant is expected to be closed for at least three months for clean-up and repairs – which will leave many employees, waitstaff, and cooks without a steady income during that time.
LACASA Center serves more than 5,000 victims, survivors and their families each year.
The Brighton High School varsity Pom Pon squad took 4th place in the nationals of Pom Pon competition, held recently at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, FL.
The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Livingston County Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Brighton on Wednesday, February 22nd.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
The district's “social-emotional-learning" dogs will visit the Michigan State University campus on Monday, which is the first day that students will be back in class following the shooting tragedy.
The Board of Education selected Matthew Stuard to be the next superintendent - pending the successful negotiation of his contract.
An 18-year-old Grand Blanc resident was arrested after impersonating a Brighton firefighter.
Friday, February 17, 2023
Salem Township Fire Chief Jim Rachwal credited the coordinated effort amongst numerous departments and their great ability to work together that they were able to save what could be saved.
Shelley DiMiceli, a Highlander Way Middle School paraprofessional, has been named the 2022-2023 support person of the year.
Interested birders of all experience levels are invited to join in the count and activities at Kensington Metropark.
Tattoo Artist Steve Paeschke from Inkwell Tattoos in Brighton will be speaking on Monday, February 20th from 7-8pm.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
After some debate with the Schell Family Farm applicant, the Board voted to recommend The Smoke Doctor for a Class C liquor license through the state.
Livingston County Catholic Charities announced the addition of two new senior programs that it says will fill vital needs for community seniors.
Special Deals and Featured Menus will be offered at participating restaurants from February 20th - February 26th.
Three local residents will have the opportunity to make program-implementing decisions in their industry.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Customers were evacuated from Karl's Cabin around dinnertime.
Hartland Superintendent Chuck Hughes told WHMI they wish to protect the privacy of the family as they work through this tragedy.
More than 500 outages were reported in Livingston County - with the majority concentrated in the Brighton area.
Livingston County's Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin joined the sponsors of four community projects that have received more than $3.5 (m) in federal funding through her office.
The Michigan State shooter has a history of a gun crime and mental health issues.
In a contentious meeting, the Board of Education voted 4-3 to adopt a resolution that greatly restricts the union's activities and use of the room for its office at Brighton High School.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
The victims have been identified as Brian Fraser of Grosse Pointe, Alexandria Verner of Clawson, and Arielle Anderson of Grosse Pointe. Five other students remain in critical condition.
The victims have been identified as Brian Fraser of Grosse Pointe, Arielle Anderson of Grosse Pointe, and Alexandria Verner of Clawson.
The order will remain in effect until further notice.
The message shares sympathies to those impacted by the shooting that killed three students and injured five more.
This Valentine's Day marks ten years that Howell resident and Ordained Minister Bill Fenton has been performing free ceremonies.
A committee was formed to conduct further research before any formal changes are made.
Dating businesses, especially those online, come with risks that could lead to heartache, financial ruin, and criminal activity.
The Throwback Prom will mark the first in-person spring fundraiser for the non-profit dental clinic in four years.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Fire Chief Mike O’Brian said it’s a really nice building with modern architecture that the community can really be proud of and they’re excited to give staff the space they need.
The South Lyon City Council discussed ways the city will use $1.2 million in funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act.
A total of 78 Big Red Barrels are now available for Michigan residents.
After a hiatus, the Livingston County Chapter of Pheasants Forever was brought back to life last spring and will host its annual banquet this Friday.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
At issue is the contractually allowed utilization of facilities at the high school by the Brighton Education Association, which represents 325 teachers at the bargaining table, for its meetings and conducting other business.
Danielle Wlodarczak teaches kindergarten at Challenger Elementary School.
Friday, February 10, 2023
The ordinance is a result of a statewide statute requiring a minimum of 35% of Michigan’s energy consumption to be generated from renewable power sources.
82-year-old Cornelius Oprisiu is among 23 Michigan residents charged in two illegal schemes to defraud Medicare by paying kickbacks and bribes and billing for unnecessary medical services that were never provided.
The township is purchasing the portion of the Huron Valley Trail within its boundaries from the MDNR.
The winning Lotto 47 ticket was purchased on January 7th at the Kroger store in Pinckney.
The Okemos location is among seven more Michigan stores the company plans to close.
The Agency expanded learning opportunities for both preschool and high school students in Livingston County.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
42-year-old Amanda Strong was on her way home from CMU commencement when the incident happened.
The project will cost $330,000 and is eligible for 50/50 cost-sharing with the LCRC.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a record budget for the 2024 fiscal year that prioritizes boosting education spending, cutting taxes and investing in the state's public health.
Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza in the Green Oak Village Place Mall area has been granted a beer and wine license from the township.
35-year-old Philip Halladay won the big prize after spinning the prize wheel on the show.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
The truck hit another vehicle containing a 37-year-old Brighton resident and a 3-year-old passenger.
The community is encouraged to attend the event that raises funds to help those in need during the cold, winter months.
In celebration of Black History Month, Cleary University is co-sponsoring a tour of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Friday.
Area residents are encouraged to complete the online survey and share their experiences in the Metroparks and recreation settings in southeast Michigan, as well as what impacts they’ve seen from climate change.
The S4SD program is currently in its 12th year and will include participation from 36 schools across Michigan.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Szott Automotive Group said Diane Gordon, who did the right thing - even when nobody was looking - picked up her well-deserved Jeep Tuesday.
29-year-old Dayren Rocubert pleaded no-contest plea to a single count of vehicular homicide in exchange for four others being dropped.
The restaurant operator was fined more than $13,000 after a federal investigation determined minors were allowed to work more hours than legally allowed.
There are said to be numerous life safety violations at the existing building and structures on property at 22125 Napier Road.
Big changes from Consumers Energy may have area residents and businesses experiencing fewer power outages.
This free event is open to all district families and community members.
Monday, February 6, 2023
Green Oak Township officials are among those voicing concerns with changes to Michigan’s presidential primary election - amid challenges already presented with the implementation of Proposal 2.
Main Street will be closed from Grand River to First Street.
Award-Winning author and documentary filmmaker Ric Mixter will talk about his new book, "Bottled Goodbyes", chronicling some of the most well-known shipwrecks and bottled messages discovered on the nation’s coastlines.
The 2023/2024 program will include unlimited Schools of Choice in kindergarten, 5th through 11th grade, and at The Bridge Alternative High School. Based on less additional classroom space, a limited Schools of Choice program will be offered in junior kindergarten, grades 1-4 and grade 12.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
The Sheriff's Office says a 53-year-old Gregory resident was traveling southbound on Bradley Road when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centerline, went off the roadway to the left, and struck a large tree.
More than 80 healthcare and public service organizations attended the event.
Philip Halladay of Howell is among five lucky Michigan Lottery players that won an opportunity to play "The Big Spin".
Friday, February 3, 2023
34-year-old Kimberly Casey Coden-Diskin was bound over for trial on charges of unauthorized practice of a health profession, identity theft, and witness intimidation.
Free giveaways such as laundry detergent and winter gear, diapers, and other essential items are available.
Dianne Gordon of White Lake returned a bag of money containing almost $15,000 that she found while walking to work. Now, the community is coming together to help her get a car.
Academia Billingüe is an optional program that families can choose for their children next year.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Woody did not see her shadow, predicting an early spring.
17-year-old Ea Kuhr has been located and is safe. Kuhr was said to have been groomed over the internet and lured away from family.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office was alerted shortly before 11am Wednesday that a threat was discovered on a bathroom wall stating that there was a bomb in a locker. It was deemed not credible.
The board recently approved an addendum to its agreement with Howell public Schools for the construction of the Senior Survivor Park on the township hall property off Dorr Road.
Public service providers will gather at the Livingston Link-up event for a networking opportunity.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office will play the charity game in Oceola Township.
Community members are reminded of a free breakfast in support of a great cause.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Woody will make her 24th annual Groundhog Day prediction at the Howell Conference & Nature Center Thursday morning.
Last week's board meeting was standing room only and had to be adjourned.
A few Livingston County businesses will receive talent grants from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
Fowlerville Community Schools will host the final round of interviews for the role of Superintendent.
Livingston County resident Rowen Jordan turned 2-years-old on November 16th, 2022. On the very same day, he was diagnosed with metastatic stage 4 neuroblastoma.