Michigan ambulance services work to improve recruitment
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Ambulance services in Michigan are working to improve recruitment efforts and generate interest in the emergency medical services industry, which is facing a staff shortage...
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Flint International def. Michigan School for the Deaf, forfeit
Wishful Woody: Early spring predicted by Michigan groundhog
MARION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Handlers of Woody the Woodchuck, billed as Michigan's official groundhog, say she's predicting an early spring.
She emerged from her house Saturday at the Howell Conference and Nature Center and stayed out for at least 30 seconds — a decidedly non-scientific indication that an early spring is on the way.
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Allen Park Cabrini 48, Westland Huron Valley Lutheran 46
Auburn Hills Avondale 67, Troy 57
Belleville 63, Livonia Stevenson 57
Bloomfield Hills Roeper 55, Ann Arbor Rudolf Steiner 45
Canton 55, Northville 51
Charlevoix 48, Grayling 35
Chelsea 46, Jackson 44
Dearborn Divine Child 64, Macomb Lutheran North 40
Eben Junction Superior Central 40, Rock Mid Peninsula 33
Ellsworth 65, Boyne Falls 21
Flint Beecher 81, Grand Blanc 69
Frankel Jewish Academy 37, Clarkston Everest Collegiate 34
Judge temporarily blocks changes at Michigan pet cemetery
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A judge has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the sale of a shuttered Michigan pet cemetery that houses remains of an estimated 74,000 animals.
Lawsuit seeks to keep Michigan property as pet cemetery
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Several people whose pets are buried at a shuttered Michigan pet cemetery are suing to make sure remains of an estimated 74,000 animals there won't be disturbed.
Michigan files murder charges in 2012 meningitis outbreak
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general has filed second-degree murder charges against a pharmacist and the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy who are blamed for a fatal meningitis outbreak.
The Latest: NCarolina, Brown slip in-state QB from Seminoles
The Latest on the first day of the early college football signing period (all times Eastern):
New North Carolina coach Mack Brown landed a big pickup by flipping in-state quarterback Sam Howell from Florida State.
Howell committed to the Seminoles in the spring, but announced he will instead play for the Tar Heels. Howell is a four-star prospect ranked by 247sports as the nation's No. 3 pro-style quarterback and No. 5 quarterback overall.
Fate of remains at shuttered Michigan pet cemetery uncertain
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for owners of a shuttered Michigan pet cemetery says the property is being put up for sale and a new owner will eventually determine the site's future.
Heavenly Acres pet cemetery in Livingston County's Genoa Township closed after its lease expired Sept. 30. A township official has said there could be up to 74,000 animal remains buried there.
Michigan recycling facility faces challenges with law change
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — For the first time in the nearly 30 years Recycle Livingston has existed, it has had to pay to send away the materials it collected for recycling.
The nonprofit organization paid $946 to waste management company Green For Life for materials sent to them for the month of October, said Julie Cribley, Executive Director at Recycle Livingston. In contrast, for the month of September, Green for Life paid $850 to Recycle Livingston for its materials.
Judge tells lighthouse lens collector to give up the glass
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered a Michigan man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government.
Steve Gronow was supposed to turn them over last summer. U.S. Coast Guard officials and a lens expert recently went to his mansion in Howell, 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, but weren't allowed through a gate.
Fate of remains at shuttered Michigan pet cemetery uncertain
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The closure of a Michigan pet cemetery has left some residents wondering what will happen to their animals' remains.
Heavenly Acres pet cemetery in Genoa Township closed after its lease expired on Sept. 30, The Livingston Daily Press & Argus reported.
Man gets 32½-60 years in prison for crash that killed 5
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a mid-Michigan man to 32½ to 60 years in prison for a two-car crash that killed five people in southeastern Michigan.
Twenty-three-year-old Matthew Carrier of Fenton learned his punishment Friday after he pleaded no contest to five counts of second-degree murder and other charges in August.
Former Michigan corrections officer sues over discrimination
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan corrections officer has sued the state Department of Corrections, alleging the agency discriminated against her based on sexual orientation and race.
Man pleads no contest to crash that killed 5 last year
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A young man has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder for a two-car crash that killed five people in southeastern Michigan.
Matthew Carrier was drunk at the time of the May 2017 crash in Livingston County. He told a judge Friday that he doesn't remember what happened.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A former director of a nonprofit Michigan pet rescue shelter has reached a plea agreement in an animal cruelty case that was brought after about 120 animals were seized by authorities.
Seventy-year-old Sharen Kizer of Howell pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of animal neglect. She initially faced a felony animal cruelty charge. Kizer has been ordered to pay nearly $54,000 in restitution to the Livingston County Animal Shelter.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A truck driver has been convicted in connection with a multi-vehicle crash that killed three people on U.S. 23 in southeastern Michigan.
A jury this week found 62-year-old Gary Bryce Erard of Snover guilty of three misdemeanor counts of moving violation causing death in the April 23, 2017 crash. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 27 in a Livingston County courtroom. He faces up to a year behind bars.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Fishermen rescued a hot-air balloon pilot who escaped injury after his balloon struck power lines and fell into a southeastern Michigan lake.
The man was rescued Sunday on Thompson Lake around the Livingston County community of Howell, which hosts the annual Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. The solo pilot was taken to rescue crews on shore.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A hot-air balloon pilot escaped injury after his balloon struck power lines and fell into a southeastern Michigan lake.
WXYZ-TV reports the man was rescued Sunday morning by fishermen on Thompson Lake around the Livingston County community of Howell. The pilot was taken to rescue crews at the shore.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A truck driver charged in connection with a multi-vehicle crash that killed three people on U.S. 23 in southeastern Michigan is scheduled to stand trial after withdrawing from a plea deal.
Gary Bryce Erard of Snover earlier pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts of moving violation causing death following the April 23, 2017 crash. His agreement with prosecutors called for 30 days in jail.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Livingston County judge accused of failing to disclose a relationship with a police officer during a murder case and other misconduct has been removed from hearing cases.
County Chief Judge Miriam Cavanaugh said in a news release Wednesday Theresa Brennan's caseload has been removed and reassigned until further notice. The move follows Tuesday's filing of a 66-page complaint against Brennan by the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan farmer charged with animal cruelty after about 70 cows were found dead on his properties has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and ordered to pay nearly $20,000 in restitution.
Sixty-one-year-old Keith E. Huck Jr. of Livingston County's Cohoctah Township learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to reduced charges, including animal abandonment and failure to bury a dead animal.
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former director of a nonprofit Michigan pet rescue shelter has been charged with animal cruelty several months after about 120 animals were seized by authorities.
Seventy-year-old Sharen Kizer of Howell is scheduled for arraignment April 11 after being charged last week with one felony count.
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of the government in a dispute over ownership of two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000.
The decision means Steve Gronow of Howell, Michigan, must surrender the lenses. He calls it a "huge disappointment."
The government sued Gronow, saying he had no right to lenses from the Spring Point Ledge lighthouse in Maine and the Belle Isle lighthouse in Detroit.
Howell — Hartland and Howell have developed a great rivalry in girls basketball over the past few years.
Man awaits sentencing in cruelty case involving 70 dead cows
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with animal cruelty after about 70 cows were found dead on his properties is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea agreement.
The Ann Arbor News reports that 61-year-old Keith E. Huck Jr. of Livingston County's Cohoctah Township is scheduled to return to court on March 12 to learn his punishment. He faces up to 93 days in jail.
Michigan groundhog’s prediction: 6 more weeks of winter
MARION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Handlers of Woody the Woodchuck, billed as Michigan's official groundhog, say she's predicting six more weeks of winter.
They say if she emerges from her house at the Howell Conference and Nature Center and stays out for 30 seconds or longer she's indicating an early spring; if she doesn't come out or runs back into her house before the 30 seconds are up, she is forecasting six more weeks of winter.
Local legend Woody the Woodchuck agreed Thursday morning with his more famous rodent cousin Punxsutawney Phil: We're in for six more weeks of winter.
Company considers Michigan site for gas-fueled power plant
HANDY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A company is considering a Michigan site for a natural gas-fueled power plant that could cost as much as $1 billion to build.
Howell — Michele Cox recently celebrated her 50th birthday by running 50 miles.
The milestone was also the 50th race in a year marking a half-century of life, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.
Michigan woman finishes 50 races in a year for 50th birthday
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Michele Cox recently celebrated her 50th birthday by running 50 miles.
The milestone was also the 50th race in a year marking a half-century of life, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus reported.
Canton — Lou Baechler wasn't about to let a little ol' broken arm keep him from finishing his senior season.
After all, Baechler wanted to help No. 14 Canton (9-1) win the Kensington Lakes Activities Association championship, followed by a successful state playoff run.
Pipeline company cited over gas contamination in wetland
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Michigan environmental officials are citing a pipeline company for releasing gasoline into a wetland near Pinckney.
The Livingston Daily Press and Argus reports the Department of Environmental Quality received complaints of a gasoline smell where a 42-inch pipeline crosses the wetland.
The pipeline, operated by the company Energy Transfer, will eventually transport natural gas across three states, though it is not currently in use.
Fenton man bound over for trial in crash that killed 5
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with second-degree murder in a crash that killed five people has been bound over for trial.
Jury finds man guilty in deadly 2012 Flint home invasion
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 23-year-old man currently serving prison time in a separate case has been convicted in a break-in that left two men dead in Flint.
The Genesee County prosecutor's office says Wednesday that a jury found Marcus Howell guilty of attempted murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, armed robbery, home invasion and using a firearm during a felony.
5-county Michigan parks chief resigning amid investigation
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The head of a five-county park system in southeastern Michigan is resigning amid an internal investigation.
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority hasn't explained the investigation. But the Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell and the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday that George Phifer submitted a letter of resignation. Phifer had been placed on paid leave in June amid the ongoing probe.
Michigan man accused in fatal crash apologizes
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with second-degree murder for a vehicle crash that left five people dead says he wants the victims' families to know he's sorry.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — When she was a child, Rebecca Gremore and her family bounced from one place to the next.
At 9, she and her younger siblings were removed from their home, separated and placed in foster care.
Gremore, 33, recently attended a Livingston County Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking ceremony for the first home she will ever call her own.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people was drunk at the wheel, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt said during Matthew Carrier's arraignment that the Fenton man's blood-alcohol level was "well in excess" of the limit for driving, but he didn't say the exact level. Carrier, 21, was arraigned on 19 felony counts stemming from the May 9 crash and was denied bond.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a Michigan man charged with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people (all times local):
Prosecutors say a Michigan man charged with a second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people had a blood-alcohol level well above the legal limit.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit over the distribution of a journal titled Prison Legal News at a Michigan jail has been settled.
WHMI-FM reports (http://bit.ly/2sQfvgr ) that under the agreement the Livingston County Jail must accept up to 30 subscriptions per month of the publication addressed to specific inmates. The jail also must deliver up to 30 books per month addressed to specific inmates.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The maker of Pepsi is encouraging customers to return certain 16.9-ounce bottles of Pepsi-Cola that were sold in Michigan earlier this year.
PepsiCo says there's no safety issue. But the company says it received 18 complaints of a metallic taste, from late February to early April.
HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a Livingston County man who killed another motorist during a road rage incident in 2014.
Martin Zale raised several issues on appeal, including jury instructions. But they were swept away by Judge Peter O'Connell. Two others on the three-judge panel agreed that the second-degree murder conviction should stand but didn't join the seven-page opinion.