Wednesday, May 31, 2023
The crash happened Monday morning near the intersection of Holly Rd. and Belford Rd. near Baldwin Lake.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments declared Wednesday, May 31st as the third official "Ozone Action" day of 2023.
Indian Springs Metropark is seeking volunteers to aid in restoration efforts of wetlands surrounding the Huron River.
Dementia and caregiving expert Jill Gafner Livingston will offer tips and tools on managing the stress of caregiving and focusing on positive behaviors.
The goal of the local program is to provide high-quality home visiting services for families who want to improve their child’s health, nutrition and developmental outcomes.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Police arrested Daryl Lanzon at his Unadilla Township home for human trafficking and holding a woman captive for at least 5 years.
Legal action was taken against a company that performed pond-related services in Livingston, Oakland, and Washtenaw counties, among others.
The Village advises the new water main and water services are nearly complete on Union Street from Detroit to Summit Streets.
Executive Directive 2023-3 is aimed at reducing the student loan burden for Michigan students and graduates.
The family friendly event will take place on Saturday, June 17th at Hudson Mills Metropark. It includes a beginner clinic, games and prizes, lunch, and a mini-tournament to practice newly-learned disc golf skills.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
The North Territorial Road bridge over US-23 will be closed on Tuesday and the 8 Mile Road bridge will be closed Wednesday.
The parade is a joint partnership between the City and the American Legion Post 141. It steps off at 10am Monday at the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Cub Scout Pack 344 will be collecting non-perishable food items, diapers, and wipes to donate to Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry during Brighton's Memorial Day parade.
Friday, May 26, 2023
The 25 adoptable dogs in tow were uninjured in the crash on US-23 near Hartland Friday morning.
The City of Brighton is asking residents on city water to limit watering their lawns until further notice.
The construction worker, a 70-year-old Hillsdale County man, suffered severe injuries and died at a hospital. The driver, a 23-year-old Williamston woman, sustained minor injuries.
Work is scheduled to begin around 8:30am Tuesday and be completed by 3pm next Wednesday. A portion of the road will be closed to thru-traffic.
The Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of summer for the Metroparks as it’s when the beaches and many of pools and splash pads open up.
Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, May 26, and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 81 projects statewide will have lane restrictions removed.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
State Police clarified that the deceased was not an MDOT employee but employed by a contractor and the details of the crash are still being investigated.
A large sinkhole is located on West Street at the intersection of Factory Street, near the West Street Park in the City of Howell.
More than 40,000 friends, family, and volunteers were present to help cheer on the student archers at the world’s largest archery tournament.
Explorer guides are stationed at 35 state parks and recreation areas around Michigan from Memorial Day through the end of August.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased motorcyclist as 33-year-old Kyle Dinius of Adrian.
Just before 10:45 pm. Monday, a MSP Tactical Flight Officer identified a green laser being aimed directly at the aircraft.
The founder and coordinator of the wildly successful Pack of Dogs program in the Brighton Area Schools is leaving her position to spend more time with her family.
Travel numbers are set to reach the third highest in overall travel according to AAA Michigan - just behind 2018 and 2019.
Hockey Challenge Camp gives young children with unique medical and learning needs the chance to participate in skill-building classes with local players and coaches.
Washtenaw is the seventh Michigan county with a confirmed infestation of the "hemlock woolly adelgid" (pictured), which is known to kill infested trees within 4-10 years.
Discounted registration is being offered for the first annual 9/11 Never Forget 5K Trail Run/Walk on September 16th at Fillmore County Park.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
A Chevy Traverse traveling east on Grand River failed to yield while turning into the Tomato Brothers restaurant and was struck by a 1993 Harley Davison traveling west on Grand River.
The Governor signed gun violence prevention bills establishing extreme risk protection orders during a ceremony Monday afternoon.
44-year-old Scott Matthew Fink of Milford was charged with transporting a person for prostitution, accepting earnings from prostitution, and aiding and abetting.
The Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the new establishment to the community.
Monday, May 22, 2023
The Brighton City Police Department issued an official press release regarding the standoff incident that began Sunday afternoon in the Meijer parking lot.
A rider on horseback and three people in two ATVs chased Lester in and around fields and woods and onto I-75 in Holly before he was finally captured.
With many downtown businesses struggling in the wake of a Streetscape project that has downtown streets torn up, a group of merchants and business owners have joined together to form a new organization called “Believe in Brighton”.
Improvements to Warren Street in downtown South Lyon, the Summit Street reconstruction project in the Village of Milford, and a stretch of 12-mile road in Wixom are being considered.
Attorney Kyle O’Meara will offer insight and guidance on how to carefully consider moratoriums when important planning and zoning issues are at stake.
The events feature a walk through Downtown Brighton while the group sings songs, reads a story, and explores spontaneous literacy.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
The Michigan Department of Transportation is completing additional steel repairs on the US-23 bridge over Swartz Creek.
The construction of the new storm sewer system has begun on Summit Street between Main Street and Hickory Street.
A Hartland High School student took second place and a student from Brighton High School took third in this year's competition.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Lester the steer allegedly escaped from handlers while being transported to a ranch in Ortonville, MI.
Scofield was a dedicated community volunteer and a familiar face throughout Howell. A memorial service will take place Wednesday, May 24th.
The lucky winner will use the money to pay off his home and help his family.
Draught Horse Brewery is getting ready to open a new outdoor seating area for guests in Lyon Township.
Travel is in full swing and bookings are incredibly strong according to the Auto Club Group.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Thick smoke could be seen billowing in the area and multiple fire departments were helping battle the 2nd alarm fire.
Citing poor working conditions and pay, staff resigned jointly last Friday - forcing the store to close on the big release date of "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom".
Southbound US-23 will be completely closed from Clyde Road to M-59 from Saturday night into Sunday morning.
A total of 19 food vendors will be stationed in the Howell Summit Gardens parking lot on the afternoon of Saturday, May 20th.
Consumers Energy is working to retire all of their existing coal plants by 2025.
A combined request of just under $442,000 in ARPA funds would offer the Sheriff’s Office new computer software, along with upgrades to camera and intercom systems at the County Jail.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Pre-opening events will benefit Veterans Connected and Hot Pink Helpers.
The bi-partisan COMFORT Act would cut red tape to increase counseling options for military families.
A new network of eight hospitals nationwide, including Trinity Health Michigan, will collaborate on suicide prevention.
The guided 1.5 mile hike on Saturday, May 20th at Indian Springs Metropark will teach guests how to identify species of native Michigan wildflowers.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
43-year old Christopher Shenberger of White Lake is currently serving up to 15 years for criminal sexual conduct. He now faces one count of communicating a false threat of terrorism, a 20-year felony.
Work on the bridge replacement project in Marion Township got underway last November.
18-year-old Ethyn Clark of Grand Blanc earlier pleaded guilty as charged to impersonating a firefighter and using a police radio/scanner in the commission of a felony.
Funding will help replace the roof at the agency's emergency youth shelter and the abatement of an area of asbestos found in an area of the shelter.
Monday, May 15, 2023
Starting Tuesday, the outside lane of Grand River in both directions will be closed to traffic. The middle three lanes will be paved and opened. Drivers will experience delays.
Former Liaison Jeff Soli took over a newly created role of Safety/Security Director and there are now four security monitors in buildings who are all either retired police or military. That's in addition to a liaison officer from Fowlerville Police.
The project will start Tuesday on Marr Road between Byron Road and Indian Camp Trail.
The Michigan Green Communities program is celebrating the 48 counties, cities, townships, and villages that took part in the annual MGC Challenge.
The festival will take place June 3rd and 4th at the James F. Atchison Memorial Park in New Hudson.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Livingston County Veteran Services, Howell Recreation, and local first responders are partnering to host the first annual 9/11 Never Forget 5K Trail Run/Walk.
A portion of Chilson Road will be closed to thru-traffic Monday and Tuesday.
Moms can enter at www.Michigansbestmom.com to win the ultimate pamper package that includes a spa day for two, facial, shopping spree, and multiple dining experiences.
According to a recent survey, approximately 30% of Michigan adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in late March and early April 2023.
Friday, May 12, 2023
On Saturday from 4am to 11am, the northbound I-275 ramp to westbound I-96 will be closed for bridge repair.
In April 2022, Dr. Calandra Green became the first African-American woman to serve as Oakland County’s health officer.
Cadets experienced a live fire in the Hamburg Township Burn Tower.
The mock crash event was held in an effort to send a “hard-hitting reminder” prior to prom night.
The Road Commission will continue repairing the gate on the Argentine Dam on Silver Lake Road between North and South Seymour Roads starting Monday.
The resolution put forward by Republican Senator Lana Theis of Brighton Township recognizes May 14-20 as Police Week in Michigan.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
The state is providing updates about changes to data reporting, Epidemic Orders and the continued availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccines as the emergency declaration expires.
38-year-old Nat Samuel Walker went missing Thursday morning near Thurber Drive and N. Michigan Avenue.
Howell High School is sending off 26 athletes to play at the collegiate level next year.
The Livingston County United Way’s 21st Annual Day of Caring is set for Wednesday, August 9th. Volunteers, service project requests, and sponsorships are all being sought.
Summit Street will be closed between North Main Street and First Street as part of ongoing road and utilities work.
The family-themed event on Thursday, June 15th features a car show, a live concert, food trucks, refreshments, a kids activity area, and family entertainment.
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
For the second year in a row, a rollback of city taxes mandated under the Headlee Tax Limitation Amendment if annual tax increases are too high will not be required in the city of Brighton.
The project begins just south of Cross Street and extends to Brighton city limits near Old US-23.
Final approvals were granted during Monday night’s City Council meeting.
Family, friends, and co-workers are coming together to set up an education fund for Nicholas Studt's son following his sudden passing.
Swarthout Road will be open to local traffic only between D-19 and Chambers Road and motorists should expect delays.
The City of South Lyon received the 2022 Community Water Fluoridation 50-Year Award.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Officials at DTW removed the TSA Agent from the position pending an investigation.
Robert Albert was bound over on charges related to a
crash that killed one person and left another in critical condition last September at the intersection of Denton Hill Road at Denton Creek Drive.
A 25-year-old man was riding his bike eastbound on 8 Mile near Dixboro Road when he was hit from behind by a pickup truck.
The DNR Parks & Rec Division maintains 103 state parks totaling more than 360,000 acres of public land, 140 state forest campgrounds, and the state’s trail and boating programs.
University of Michigan economists predict Oakland County's unemployment rate to fall from 3.4% in mid-2024, to 2.8% by the end of 2025.
Monday, May 8, 2023
Police will be conducting the mock crash event in an effort to send a “hard hitting reminder” prior to prom about the dangers of drinking and driving, distracted driving, driving at unsafe speeds, and not buckling up.
A presentation titled “The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death” will be held Tuesday night at Cleary University.
Nine local students will attend United States Service Academies.
The Auto Club Group is urging the Michigan Senate to pass what it refers to as "life saving legislation".
The City of Howell will host the first Food Truck Tuesday event of the year on May 9th.
Restorative practices focus on creating positive relationships between students, teachers, and the community.
Saturday, May 6, 2023
The project involves replacing three culverts under the road next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Republican State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township recognized the state's vital public servants by sponsoring a resolution declaring April 30th through May 6th as Professional Municipal Clerks Week.
Friday, May 5, 2023
The Webberville man who led police on a high-sped car chase will be sentenced in Ingham County on a separate charge.
The bus driver admitted she consumed alcohol after completing her high school/middle school run last Friday and before she started her elementary run.
Grades for hospitals across the country are based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems in place to prevent harm.
As of mid-week, the price was $3.45 for a gallon of regular unleaded – which is down around 11 cents from last week and 72-cents lower than this time last year.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Freda Giblin with the DIA will discuss the museum's vast display of Dutch Paintings that is considered to be one of the finest collections in the U.S.
MDOT built the first Flex Route on US-23 between M-14 and 8 Mile Road in 2016 and 2017. It’s now being extended from north of 8 Mile Road to I-96 as part of a three-phase project.
Jaymee Hord pleaded no contest to an added count of embezzlement by an agent or trustee of $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.
The PACT Act was signed last summer to expand benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
During the closure, traffic will be detoured to utilize M-36 to get from east to west of the bridge.
29-year-old Caleb James Watson of Milford was arraigned in Kalamazoo District Court for the alleged rape of a freshman at WMU in the fall of 2013.
An operating millage renewal on non-homestead property passed with 76.58% of the vote.
41-year-old Christopher Palazzolo was recently bound over on torture and domestic violence charges that were filed after his wife's suspicious death.
10 people were recommended, including Jay Bibby, who is the Interim Chief of Planning and Development with Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
The Lake Trust Foundation is offering two scholarship opportunities to support those interested in continuing their education.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Proposals for Hartland Consolidated Schools, Whitmore Lake Public Schools, and Webberville Community Schools all passed.
Michigan bar and restaurant owners are gathering with local legislators to discuss the current issues impacting the hospitality industry.
The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Yellowstone Country Music Festival on July 22nd on the grounds of Mt. Brighton off Bauer Road.
Participants can earn prizes by documenting their journeys on designated Metroparks trails.
Detroit Police Chief James White will be the keynote speaker at Cleary's commencement festivities this weekend when 335 members of the DPD will graduate from the university.
58 species were added to the list. The DNR also removed 36 species, including the Trumpeter Swan (pictured), which has been known to nest in southeast Michigan.
Andrew and Wendy Mutch will share the story of their 1926 Sears Hamilton Kit home and talk about the history of kit and catalog houses in Michigan on Monday, May 8th.
Monday, May 1, 2023
The Sheriff's Office says a 40-year-old Hartland resident was struck by a truck and thrown from his bicycle before being struck by one and possibly two motor vehicles as he laid in the roadway.
Voters will decide proposals for Hartland Consolidated Schools, Whitmore Lake Public Schools, and Webberville Community Schools.
An August primary election in Brighton and Howell will not be required as fewer people have filed than are required to force a runoff.
The Union and Summit Street Road & Utilities Project is currently underway.
LACASA Center is hosting the free event in an effort to bring awareness and support to assault victims and survivors.