Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The median sale price of a home or condo was up in September from the same month last year by 28.7 percent, according to figures released Monday by Farmington Hills-based Realcomp.
Metro Detroit home sales were down slightly in September for the first time in a year, but prices continue to climb, according to figures released Monday by Farmington Hills-based Realcomp. The good news is the median sale price of a home or condo in Metro Detroit was up in September from the same month last year by 17.3 percent. Oakland County led the way with a 28.7 percent increase, followed by Wayne County with a 14.9 percent increase and Macomb and Livingston with increases of 11.1 and 10 percent, respectively. Realcomp defines Metro Detroit as Oakland, Wayne, Livingston and Macomb counties. [View homes for sale in Brighton and Hartland.] Brighton Realtor Scott Bohlen of Preview Properties said it is a seller's market. "My opinion is …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Sandhill Crane is a protected animal in the State of Michigan.
Jeffrey Kenneth Gnielock, 46, of Brighton Township faces charges for killing a Sandhill Crane - a protected animal in the State of Michigan. No hunting is allowed on protected animals. Lt. Sherry Chandler, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officer for District 8 which includes Livingston County, said the DNR received a tip about the dead crane through its Report All Poaching hotline. Gnielock's arraignment will take place Sept. 26. He could face fines from $100 to $1,000 and up to 90 days in jail if found guilty. He would also have to reimburse the state $100 for the death of the bird.
Monday, August 27, 2012
100 Women Who Care About Livingston County presented its second fundraising check last week.
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Monday, August 27, 2012
Even though it's a fairly new group - started this past spring - 100 Women Who Care About Livingston County have already raised thousands of dollars for local charities. Julie Fischer, Contribution Coordinator of 100 Women Who Care Livingston County, presented a check in the amount of $9,100 to Angela Parth, Director of Livingston Family Center and Matthew Curnalia, Case Manager, of The Connection Youth Services last week. The Livingston Family Center will use the funds to provide counseling services to assist The Connection Youth Services’ Youth Council with their “Make a Connection” project. The Council’s “Make a Connection” project gives funds to youth in need of medical care (eye glasses, dental work), books for college, new clothes …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Brighton Center for Recovery hosted a day-long Synthetic Summit Thursday.
About 150 medical professionals, law enforcement officials, first responders and other community members gathered at Brighton Center for Recovery Thursday for its Synthetic Summit, designed to educate the public on the continuing epidemic of synthetic marijuana. Scott Masi, referral-outreach specialist and program analyst for the Brighton Center for Recovery, said that because synthetic drugs hit us so quickly, now is the time to stay on top of it and stay informed because of all the unknowns - such as the long term effects. "We want to address the issue," Masi said of synthetic drugs. "We know there is some type of legislation in about 41 different states, and they've all seen an increase in use - even after legislation has passed. So it'…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Assit. Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt wins the race for republican candidate over Carolyn Henry and Lyle Dickson.
In the closest election race on Tuesday, William Vailliencourt pulled away from his closest opponent Carolyn Henry to win the race for republican candidate for Prosecutor of Livingston County. After all precincts were reported, unofficial results show Valliencourt received 10314 votes, Henry received 9103 votes and Lyle Dickson received 2061 votes. Running in his first election, Vailliencourt thanked the voters of Livingston County for their support. “I think they (voters) agreed with my positive campaign and agreed with my message of experience matters,” Vailliencourt said. Vailliencourt will face democrat candidate Matt Evans and says the experience he gained from the “spirited” primary will help him be a stronger candidate. “I look …
Here are the unofficial Livingston County race results, according to the clerk's office.
With all 79 Livingston County precincts reporting, here are the unofficial results to county races: Prosecuting Attorney Sheriff County Clerk County Treasurer Register of Deeds County Commissioner, District 1 (Brighton) County Commissioner, District 3 (Hartland) Check back with Patch for updates on this race.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Three homeless teenagers, two 19-year-olds and a 17-year-old, were arrested on Tuesday morning after an attempted break-in on the 800 block of Hacker Road, according to a report from the Livingston County Sheriff's department. Two of the young males are also suspected of stealing items, including condoms and food, from the Hartland Walmart around 6 a.m. that morning, according to the report. Police said they responded to a 911 call from a Howell man who told a dispatcher someone had broken a window and was attempting to enter his home while he was inside. When police arrived, they found one of the suspects standing the driveway, according to the report and two suspects in a car parked in the victim's driveway. According to the report, the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Everyone can visit MIGreatArtist.com and vote for their favorites among more than 120 entries by artists around the region.
Monday, July 30, 2012
More than 120 artists who live, work, or go to school in the Economic Growth Alliance (EGA) region submitted works for the MI Great Artist competition, and online voting started July 25. Voting at MIGreatArtist.com will continue through Aug. 17 and is open to anyone. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Park West Gallery Founder/CEO Albert Scaglione launched the contest at the Southfield gallery last month as another premier quality of life event for the region. “Some great works of art were submitted to the MIGreatArtist website,” Patterson said. “We encourage the artists and their supporters to use their social media to encourage votes not just locally but from around the world.” Representing Livingston County are Judy …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The ban on the synthetic drugs would go into effect on July 1.
Critics of the synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice have been calling for a statewide ban on the substance, which can have powerful side effects. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a ban on the drug. The substance has been sold legally because it is marketed as herbal incense or potpourri and is labeled "not for human consumption." Livingston County recently joined several other Michigan counties in banning the sale of synthetic marijuana, such as K2 and Spice, as well as bath salts. The Detroit Free Press reports: "One of the bills updates the list of chemicals used to make synthetic drugs and would make them illegal to possess and sell. The ban would go into effect July 1." Other legislation would go into effect …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Livingston County officials held a press conference Friday morning after issuing an emergency order declaring all synthetic marijuana an imminent danger and banning all sales of the drug.
Livingston County law enforcement and health officials teamed up to personally deliver emergency orders banning sales of all forms of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, Spice, LOL and OMG, and seize any products on site on Friday morning. Livingston County Health Director Ted Westmeier called K2 an "imminent danger to health and lives of individuals in Livingston County."