Thursday, August 31, 2023
48-year-old Carl George Prince is being held in the Livingston County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
A flood warning has been extended to Sunday evening for portions of the Huron River.
Installation was completed yesterday at Scofield Park in the City of Howell. However, crews will be out finishing up some grading work today.
Repairs are underway.
An Overdose Awareness Day event will take place from 6-9pm on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Howell.
Trinity Health Livingston is partnering with the Livingston County Health Department to conduct the survey. Results are used to assess, prioritize, and address the needs of the community.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education voted to hire a new assistant supt. of finance, replacing Michael Engelter.
The outage occurred during the first week of the fall semester for most U of M students.
Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy thanked "Roper Joe" for tracking, lassoing, and wrangling the loose steer.
An interactive website has been launched with photos of damages, taken from a Michigan State Police helicopter.
AP sources say the former Republican Congressman who represented Livingston County for seven terms before retiring is expected to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Debbie Stabenow.
The sidewalk work will involve a lane closure and is scheduled to start up after the holiday weekend.
See a wild turkey? Report it to the Michigan DNR.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Authorities recovered the body of a 69-year-old man this afternoon. He had been kayaking with his young grandson, who was rescued.
Additional marine patrols will be on the Huron River and Chain of Lakes in Hamburg Township through Labor Day.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency for Livingston, Eaton, and Ingham Counties - as well as the City of South Lyon in Oakland County. They join Monroe and Wayne Counties.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will be closing multiple ramps along US-23 next Tuesday, September 5th, during a stage shift on the Flex Route project.
Monday, August 28, 2023
The suspect of a breaking and entering incident was chased into Howell Township arrested Sunday evening.
Employees of the school reported to work at approximately 4:15am and located multiple instances of damage from spray paint on the parking lot and nearby structures.
A double-lane closure is scheduled on eastbound I-96 at Grand River, exit 145. The freeway ramp will also be closed.
The report shows nearly one third of Michigan high school students have used e-cigarettes.
Brand-new and gently-loved gowns, dresses, and suits are offered in a variety of sizes and styles for $25 for local high school students.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
The second high-level administrator in the Brighton Area Schools has left to go to another area district, taking a similar position.
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Utility crews are working around the clock to restore power after a tornado and damaging storms swept through the state late Thursday night.
Oakland County Emergency Management will be assessing damage within the County, including the South Lyon area.
the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has resources for those impacted by severe weather.
Work involves placing surface gravel on Fleming Road, between Marr Road and Allen Road.
Friday, August 25, 2023
There was one confirmed fatality and several people were seriously injured.
Lineworkers and support teams from 6 other states are deployed to help restore power in Michigan.
Thursday's tornado was categorized as an EF-1, with reported wind speeds of 90 MPH.
Significant damage was reported in neighborhoods in the Coon Lake and Pardee Lake Road area in Marion and Genoa Townships - where large trees fell on some homes.
74-year-old Timothy Crowley pleaded guilty to two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.
Whether large or small bodies of water, the state is continuing to stress the importance of minimizing the spread of aquatic invasive species and cleaning equipment.
The event is inspired by the hit Netflix series, "The Great British Baking Show."
Thursday, August 24, 2023
DTE Energy estimates that 85% of customers affected by the overnight storms will be restored by the end of the day today.
Cooling centers are free of charge and open to residents in need.
44-year-old Scott Matthew Fink of Milford has pleaded guilty to charges that include transporting a female for prostitution, accepting earnings from prostitution, aiding and abetting, surveilling an unclothed person, and using a computer to commit a crime.
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
A double-lane closure is scheduled on eastbound I-96 at Grand River, exit 145. The eastbound Grand River ramp to eastbound I-96 will also be closed.
The blaze caused traffic delays for over an hour on EB M-59 near Tipisco Lake Road.
The Genesee County Road Commission will be resurfacing Telling Road between Lahring Road and Sheridan Avenue on Thursday and Friday.
Smoke could be seen for miles away. An all-call alarm was sent out and crews from every fire department in Jackson County responded, including some from the Chelsea Area Fire Authority.
Asphalt repairs are underway on Brighton Road, causing traffic delays.
The event on August 31st is an opportunity for individuals to come together and remember those lost to addiction by overdose on the lawn of the Historic Howell Courthouse.
The DNR added two more invasive species to look out for in Michigan.
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Main Street is now open from Grand River to Hyne Street.
46-year-old David Adams faces charges pertaining to a number of crimes he's accused of committing on August 14.
Guests of all ages can enjoy a day at the movies with discounted admission and special concession pricing at area theaters.
The GMC Sierra was one of four cars involved in a crash on Northbound US-23 on Saturday.
Additions outline standards for both private and utility-scale solar facilities.
The school received Gold Level Veteran-Friendly status from the MVAA last year and for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Monday, August 21, 2023
The light plane made an emergency landing on a small pond in the City of Brighton. The pilot has been identified as a 76-year-old Metro Detroit man.
AAA Michigan reports the state average is down 5 cents from a week ago.
The five-year plan is available for public review through September 8th.
39-year-old Thomas Flanders is charged with three counts of child sexually abusive material – aggravated possession, and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.
MDOT will activate the signal at the M-43 and M-52 (Stockbridge Road) intersection around 7am.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
The FAA and NTSB are investigating an emergency landing made Saturday in Brighton by the pilot of a small plane.
District stakeholders are encouraged to weigh in and help shape the future of the Cromaine District Library in Hartland.
Crews will be placing surface gravel on Keddle and Peavy Roads, between Pinckney Road (D-19) and the beginning of the pavement.
The Howell High School Air Force JROTC program is hosting its 8th annual golf outing on September 10th at the Hawk Meadows Golf Club in Howell.
Friday, August 18, 2023
The California resident was found guilty after federal agents seized over 10 kilos of fentanyl at a Novi condo in 2017.
In a single day, 757 volunteers completed 50 projects that included repairing decks, cleaning a roof, power-washing siding, painting, household cleaning, yard clean-up, and more.
People Driven Technology broke ground Thursday morning a new 28,000-square-foot facility at 49070 Alpha Court in Wixom.
Brighton Area Schools bus mechanics received a near-perfect score in a recent evaluation of their performance in keeping all 30 BAS buses in tip-top mechanical condition.
Thursday, August 17, 2023
It's the first known case of rabies to be identified in an animal in Livingston County this year.
The Wixom Police Department thanks the Novi Police Department for their assistance during the investigation.
A proposed purchase agreement for the vacant lot for a potential redevelopment project in the City of Howell has been turned down by the Howell Carnegie District Library Board.
Earlier this year, 19-year-old Steven Morrow pleaded guilty to murdering two people in White Lake Township.
The Howell Melon Festival is a 63-year-old community tradition.
Denim & Diamonds is set for Saturday, September 16th from 5 to 10pm at the Triple Diamonds Alpaca Ranch.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Roadside improvements are scheduled on Fleming Road from Marr Road to Allen Road.
64-year-old Matthew Thomas Krol pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer during the January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
If approved, the bond would provide $258 million to fund the highest priority improvements in each of the district's schools.
Michele Wagner started Mitchell’s Hope in March of 2015 after watching her only child die from an overdose the day before Thanksgiving in 2014.
The Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance identifying the man caught on surveillance video July 19th at the Hartland Kroger store.
Livingston County Chief Deputy County Clerk, Kristi Cox, was certified as a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
The 2 ½ year-old child had gained access to an unsecured firearm that resulted in the accidental shooting at a home in the Rolling Oaks subdivision in June.
The suspect purchased the clothing at Dick's Sporting Goods in Green Oak Township on Friday, August 11.
MSP received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The City of Brighton's DDA described it as a "major milestone" in the ongoing Streetscape Project.
Robert Berger was sentenced to 6 months of probation in lieu of jail time.
A suspect who stole a van from Novi, committed a break-in in Lyon Township, and attempted a second one at a Milford Township residence was arrested Monday after a brief chase and crash.
Monday, August 14, 2023
Family members have identified the victim as 20-year-old Wede Okagbare. He was a student at Michigan State University said to be studying computer science and computer engineering.
57-year-old Alexandre Zorin was attempting to swim across the lake when he was struck by a 22-foot pontoon boat approximately 5pm Saturday.
Officers will be on the lookout for motorists under the influence of drugs and alcohol throughout the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement period through September 4th.
Discounted registration fees are being offered this week for the first annual 9/11 Never Forget 5K Trail Run/Walk on September 16th at Fillmore County Park.
Saturday, August 12, 2023
More than a dozen fire departments and other agencies responded on scene late Thursday night.
Michigan State Police are praising the police dog who helped locate a missing crash victim Tuesday evening in Deerfield Township.
The Spencer Road bridge will be closed for maintenance from 7am Monday through Monday, August 21st.
Friday, August 11, 2023
The vehicle eventually stopped at the intersection of Baker Road and Grand Street near downtown Dexter.
The Howell Police Department is investigating a homocide that occurred early Friday morning.
A public information meeting held for those affected by PFAS in ground water downstream of the former Oak Pointe WWTP.
Clyde Road will be closed today from 6am to 9pm between Argentine Road and Green Road for full depth reconstruction as part of an ongoing project.
The festival takes over the downtown Milford area with vendors and live entertainment through Sunday, August 13.
Kayaking enthusiasts are invited to a guided tour of Kent Lake on August 19 at Kensington Metropark.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
55-year-old Amy Facchinello of Grand Blanc was among nine defendants arraigned today on criminal charges.
The northbound US-23 ramp to Lee Road will be closed starting around 9pm Saturday for culvert construction.
The Class of 2023 new members will be inducted during a celebration event on Saturday afternoon at the Brighton District Library. It's free and open to the public.
There are a total of 54 historic retail playing cards in the collector's set.
The presentation will be held on August 21 with NASA Solar System Ambassador, Liam Finn.
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Mike Carter passed away Sunday at the age of 63. He was with the department for over 20 years.
A 45-year-old Deerfield Township woman was found critically injured in a cornfield off Mack Road following a car accident that occurred days earlier.
Livingston County resident David Mester (pictured), a Marine Corps veteran, received the first certificate on Aug. 1.
Drivers could see delays at the intersection of Hartland and Dunham Roads while the signal is replaced.
Michigan currently has five champion trees, including a cottonwood found in Washtenaw County in 2022.
Repairs will continue the rest of this week and likely into the weekend.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
A house in Green Oak Township was deemed a total loss following an early morning fire on Tuesday, August 8.
The on-ramp from Grand River Avenue to EB I-96 will close Tuesday morning for construction.
Local health departments across Michigan expanded testing efforts to provide awareness and increase public safety.
Officers will focus on Michigan's bicycle laws during Bicyclist Safety Enforcement Week, August 7- 13.
The current Director of Public Works, Mike Luce (pictured) has been appointed Interim Township Manager.
Monday, August 7, 2023
The City has been fielding complaints about goose and swan droppings at the beach area and lake in Scofield Park.
A popular Howell deli will soon be relocating inside a church complex in Genoa Twp., just outside Brighton.
Drivers may encounter traffic delays on Dixboro Road between 6-Mile Road and 8-Mile Road in Northfield Township.
Residents and out-of-state visitors can ride Michigan's trails without an ORV license or trail permit.
The store officially opened on Thursday, August 3rd.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Both eastbound and westbound Lee Road over US-23 will be closed through Saturday, August 12th.
The event is free and the general public is welcome to attend.
The popular team sport and spectator event is returning to the Howell Melon Festival later this month.
Friday, August 4, 2023
Invasive aquatic weeds are typically harvested annually to help improve the river flow and cut along an area by Ore Lake down toward M-36 to prevent flooding.
Michigan State Police issued an alert regarding a recent phone scam that targets the elderly.
A program at the Brighton District Library will highlight the SS Eastland. It had the greatest number of lives lost with 850 people in a Great Lakes maritime disaster, when she flipped onto her side in the Chicago River in 1915.
Traffic delays are expected from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Drivers can expect delays in the area of Main Street between West Street and Grand River Avenue.
Drivers were encouraged to avoid that stretch of EB I-96 before the roadway reopened at about 10:00 p.m.
The dog was identified as a Mastiff mix breed.
The eastbound I-96 ramp to northbound US-23 and the northbound US-23 ramps at Lee Road will close around 9pm Friday. Then on Saturday, both eastbound and westbound Lee Road over US-23 will be closed.
The suspect was seen checking "residential doors" in two neighborhoods on Wixom Road.
A double lane closure is scheduled on eastbound I-96 from Chilson Road to Dorr Road from Friday night through Monday morning.
Those who attend the Save Our Shops event in downtown Brighton today - designed to help businesses struggling as a result of the huge Streetscape project - could end up with monetary or other prizes.
This Saturday’s Bluegrass Jamboree & Ice Cream Social event will run from 1 to 6pm at Historic Webster Village located at 5583 Webster Church Road in Dexter.
To assist in collection efforts, a Stuff the Bus and Stuff the Blue Goose event is set this Friday at the Howell Wal-Mart from 10am to 2pm.
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
A boil water advisory was issued for the Country Club Annex Subdivision and those serviced Weber Street Watermain in Brighton.
The township was awarded a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant for Bennett Park renovations and Huron River Water
AAA Michigan reports that gas prices jumped 18-cents from a week ago.
City DPW crews will be performing an asphalt repair on Brighton Road beginning at approximately 7am.
On Wednesday, customers who are 55 and older with a loyalty card will receive a 10% discount on in-store purchases.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
One lane of Grand River between Liberty and Cross Street is closed while emergency crews conduct repairs.
The bicyclist was struck by a pick-up truck in the crosswalk intersection of M-59 and Michigan Ave. in Howell.
A Retail Fraud investigation is currently underway after $1,549.93 worth of liquor was stolen from the store.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and & Energy is closing Dexter Townhall Road, just north of Cedar Drive, for permit work.
The Howell Rotary Club is still taking pre-orders for 48 oz. family size portions of Howell Melon Ice Cream.
To guarantee a participant a medal, they’ll need to register by August 16th.