Friday, June 30, 2023
The Livingston County Health Department is monitoring and will notify residents when it is safe for public use.
MSP stopped the vehicle on WB I-96 at M-52 in Leroy Township, located near Webberville, on Thursday.
The Michigan Secretary of State's office is being asked to prosecute a case in which a Brighton attorney is accused of violating the Michigan Campaign Finance Act in her unsuccessful attempt to recall two Brighton Board of Education members.
The new law expands Michigan’s ban on texting and driving to apply to all handheld cellphone use while operating a motor vehicle, including making calls or scrolling social media.
Orders were filed for both competency and criminal responsibility evaluations for 35-year-old Sally Sharp of Hamburg Township.
Ginopolis' Bar-BQ has returned to downtown Brighton.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
With a change in location due to downtown construction, the Kiwanis Concerts and Classic Car Show will be back in Brighton this summer.
As part of the I-96 Flex Route Rebuilding Michigan project, crews will begin rebuilding the Novi Road interchange. The work will last through late August.
44-year-old Scott Matthew Fink of Milford is charged with transporting a female for prostitution, accepting earnings from prostitution, and aiding and abetting.
Following in the footsteps of Brighton and Howell, the City of South Lyon will soon have a downtown social district.
The department is participating in a national campaign aimed at reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The closures have caused headaches for drivers over the past few weeks, as Fowlerville Road is the high-traffic area that connects drivers to I-96.
The vehicle was stopped at the stop sign on Barker Road off US-23 when the driver got his foot stuck between the gas pedal and the clutch.
Registration is open, participants are being sought, and those interested are encouraged to get their groups and floats together.
Meteorologists at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy or EGLE issued the air quality alerts for high levels of fine particulate in the air.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Crews with the Brighton Area Fire Authority responded around 1:15 after store employees called 911 to report a piece of equipment that was smoking and had caught fire.
Police are reviewing photos of a woman who may have robbed two separate retail stores within the past two months.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office issued a notice to the public to remind drivers of the rules surrounding the new law.
More roadwork is planned on US-23 in areas of Brighton and Green Oak Township. The closures were pushed to Wednesday, June 28th due to weather.
The ongoing construction is part of a 2020 voter-approved $59 million bond.
The City has raised the cost of parking violations but also implemented graduating fines to help curb the behavior of repeat offenders.
The provisions include measures to strengthen pharmaceutical supply chains, wind down PFAS use by the military, understand the implications of Chinese autonomous vehicles in the U.S, and provide cancer screenings for federal firefighters.
The bakery announced they will make upgrades to baking equipment and the building’s electrical panel to better serve customers in Howell.
Monday, June 26, 2023
The pilot was able to land the plane on a grassy area at the Spencer J. Hardy Airport.
The Livingston County Road Commission advises that there will be high traffic impact and motorists should brace for major delays.
Based in large measure upon projections, the Brighton Area Schools budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year amounts to a substantial $115 million.
Guests are invited to explore six private gardens at a leisurely pace and get ideas for their own outdoor spaces from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, July 8th.
The closure will occur south of Huron River Pkwy. near Dairy Queen.
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Kevin Graves of Highland Township was last seen in 2018 at the Electric Forest Music Festival. His family hasn't given up hope and put up a billboard.
The restaurant is now open on E. Grand River Avenue in Howell.
Friday, June 23, 2023
Police are looking for the suspects who stole an estimated $40,000 worth of landscaping tools and maintenance equipment from a commercial property in Brighton.
The woman managed to conceal 11 items before passing all points of purchase and leaving the Athleta store on Thursday, June 15th.
After a roughly three-year legal battle, a settlement has been reached in a federal discrimination lawsuit filed against the City by the non-profit Amber Reineck House.
After a more than 40-year career in the fire service, 11 with the local department, Deputy Chief Mike Evans says “it’s time”.
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Two people on board were transported to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor for treatment.
Police were able to safely locate her around 11 a.m. Thursday morning.
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award a bid for demolition of the facility on commercial property at 9411 M-36 near US-23, which was shut down in 2012 following years of code violations.
The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $19 million and create 45 good-paying jobs in New Hudson, MI.
Mark Robinson joined the local non-profit’s team this week. He recently retired after 22 years with Livingston County Catholic Charities.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
The Sheriff's Office reminds animal owners that there are resources available to surrender animals in a humane way.
Genoa Township Clerk Polly Skolarus said all of the perennials and hydrangeas were stolen, a bench was moved, and a party was held with debris left all over the small cemetery.
Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Trinity Health Livingston awarded eight local organizations based on their mission to reinvest in local communities.
Marr Road will be closed to thru-traffic between Indian Camp Trail and Byron Road next Monday through Thursday.
SEMCOG announced the declaration following a brief reprieve from air quality issues in the region.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
The family of 37-year-old Matt Mazur created a GoFundMe Page to help with medical bills and expenses related to the birth of his second daughter in 9 weeks.
Timber Trace Golf Club in Putnam Township reopened on Tuesday after crews worked to repair the damages left by last week's freak hailstorm.
32-year-old Stephen Francis III turned himself in to authorities last Friday.
There will be high traffic impact and motorists should brace for major delays as a portion of Chilson Road will be under flag control.
Monday, June 19, 2023
Few local people have had as much of an impact on a region as the founder of the Brighton Area Schools’ Pack of Dogs program, who has gained recognition for her home district around the state and beyond.
A 37-year-old Fenton man was traveling westbound on Allen Road when he went off the roadway to the right, was ejected off the dirt bike, and struck two trees.
Hogan Road will be closed to thru-traffic between Lobdell Road and Silver Lake Road Tuesday through Thursday from 7am to 3:30pm.
The event is the state championship of hot air ballooning. It’s put on by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, is completely volunteer driven, and brings thousands to the area every year.
Starting this week, the final phase of the water main installation on Summit Street will take place.
Attendees will experience a variety of eclectic gardens in urban, suburban and country settings.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
The Welcome Center had extensive flooding across the whole building and was closed on Friday.
People can't be denied a place to live based on their race or disability in Michigan, but some are being turned down based on where they get the money to pay their rent.
The Brighton Board of Education unanimously appointed Erin Belanger, a 4th grade teacher at Hornung Elementary School, to be Hilton’s new principal.
Friday, June 16, 2023
The hail damaged homes, vehicles, and other property while destroying gardens and crops.
Some areas were the target of torrential downpours, 2-inch hail, and strong winds while others reported very little rain and activity.
The rubber surfacing for the playground area at Genoa Park on the township hall property will be replaced and done in conjunction with the Senior Survivor Playground project.
Livingston County Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin announced that her team has hit the milestone of returning over $10 (m) million to constituents since taking office in 2019.
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Michigan State Police summed up the situation on social media as “Only in Michigan!!!”.
The incident happened in the drive-through lane of a bank in the Village of Pinckney.
Last year, approximately $15,000 in monetary and school supply donations helped distribute over 1,000 backpacks to Livingston County students.
Cleary is setting up a special area for kids that will include bounce houses, face painting, and balloon artists.
Space enthusiasts are invited to check out an exciting presentation of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope at the Brighton District Library.
The Michigan DNR approved several updates that deer hunters should be aware of this season.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
A string of incidents on NB US-23 at Silver Lake Road caused authorities to shut down the highway twice on Wednesday, June 14th.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The current assistant superintendent for business and finance in the Brighton Area Schools has announced he will be leaving to accept a similar position in Pinckney.
The recent Hartland High School grad who was permanently injured in the campus shooting at MSU is taking steps toward suing the school.
Some call it “baggo," some call it the “tailgate toss.” If you’re from Michigan, you probably know the popular lawn game as “cornhole.”
20 hand-numbered and signed limited-edition prints of local Artist Susan Pominville’s original oil painting, SKY, inspired by the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, are up for sale.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Michigan State Police, the Brighton Police Department, and Livingston County EMS
Police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect involved in a high-speed police chase this afternoon on Grand River Avenue in Genoa Township.
The Brighton Trumpet Quintet is composed of students Eliza Grimes, Nick Hardy, Jack Milton, Luke Newcomb, and Jason Robinson.
Report: The father of a toddler who was shot when an unsecured gun went off is an officer with the Dearborn Police Dept.
There is still time left to register and play in the LACASA Center’s annual fundraiser that benefits abused and neglected children from Livingston County.
Headquartered in Brighton, the credit union currently serves more than 23,000 members throughout Livingston County.
The Hartland Township Public Works Department is hiring seasonal, part-time employees.
Monday, June 12, 2023
New details are emerging in the death of a Howell toddler who police say was accidentally shot by an unsecured gun.
The status applies to each of SEMCOG's seven counties, including Livingston, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties.
This week, crews begin working on the electrical framework of the future fire pit in Millpond Park.
The overhead traffic signal will be replaced at the intersection of Dunham Road and the entrance to Hartland High School.
Marr Road will be closed to thru-traffic between Burkhart Road and Indian Camp Trail in Howell Township.
Sunday, June 11, 2023
The Brighton Board of Education will hold a special tribute to retiring Brighton Area Schools Pack of Dogs program founder Karen Storey at its meeting on Monday.
Saturday, June 10, 2023
This weekend, the MI DNR is offering free fishing, free state park entry, and free outdoor activities without a recreation passport.
Crews will be conducting maintenance work in Northfield Township through Saturday, June 17.
Friday, June 9, 2023
Concerned family stated that they have not seen or heard from Ronnie since before May 14, 2023.
The historic building has been moved to 8420 Runyan Lake Road in Tyrone Township.
The event is part of the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority’s Summer Kids Series.
The Genesee County Road Commission announced two road improvement projects that will impact drivers in Argentine Township early next week.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Thursday, June 8th, is southeast Michigan's seventh Ozone Action Day of the year.
The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 52-year-old Sarah Jo Ramsey, who was killed in the crash on June 4th.
The 298-home community would begin construction in late 2024, located at the northeast corner of 12 Mile Road and Milford Road in Lyon Township.
Maintenance work is underway on the North Territorial Road bridge, over the Huron River, between Dexter-Pinckney Road and Huron River Drive.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The 38th annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest returns to Howell on June 23rd, 24th, and 25th.
The public is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting event on Monday evening at 6pm in the DDA Parking lot, located directly behind the Community Garden downtown.
Crews will be putting down limestone for a few days, closing down Marr Road starting on Monday.
Cybersecurity experts from around the country will present at the 2023 Michigan Cyber Summit and the first-ever High School Cyber Summit in Novi.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
The explosion occurred Sunday afternoon on Union Lake, located in White Lake Charter Township.
M-36 was reopened and traffic returned to normal around 2:35 p.m.
The Green Oak Township Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect accused of stealing gasoline and exposing himself.
Activities include basketball and pickleball, open use of the walking track, community crafts, raffles and prizes, giant yard games, an indoor scavenger hunt, and more.
MDOT will begin resurfacing on Grand River (M-43) between Okemos Road and Marsh Road.
The Howell Rotary Club is taking pre-orders for family size portions of Howell Melon Ice Cream.
Monday, June 5, 2023
Crews will be placing limestone on Swarthout Road between D-19 and Kice Drive in Putnam Township.
On Saturday, June 10, Gleaners Food Bank will park one of its donation trucks outside the Heart of Michigan store from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Huron-Clinton Metroparks are offering two weekends with special activities for families to get outside and enjoy the nostalgia of camping.
The 'Declutter with Heather, Declutter Bug!' event takes place at the Brighton District Library on Monday, June 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Local support allowed the non-profit to continue to assist over 30 programs, coalitions, and local partners that are held to high standards of fiscal responsibility and accountability of outcomes.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday on Lovejoy Road, which will be closed to thru-traffic between Byron and Durand Roads from 8:30am to 3pm.
Opening Day for the Michigan Monarchs is on June 7th at Cleary University's Lake Trust Stadium.
Friday, June 2, 2023
This is the ninth year that BHS has had a Senior Survivor program. Thus far, the program has raised a total of $368,000 for various charities.
The package of bills supports service members and communities exposed to PFAS.
Inspectors will conduct on-site testing during the summer gas season from June 1 to September 15.
The day-long event showcases local musicians on a floating stage about 60 feet from the shore of Lake Lucy.
Thursday, June 1, 2023
The Village of Milford has issued a temporary road closure for drivers in the downtown area.
The Office of Sheriff Mike Bouchard has issued a notice for Oakland County residents regarding a recent phone scam.
Drivers should expect delays in the area on Thursday, June 1st.
The first phase of a road rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin on Fowlerville Road on Wednesday, June 7th in Handy Township.
The man killed in the crash has been identified as 70-year-old James Edward Lockwood.