Michigan top 2022 linebacker target Lander Barton commits to Utah
Michigan’s football program has missed on another top linebacker target in the 2022 class. Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton four-star prospect Lander Barton announced his commitment to Utah on Monday via the Instagram page of his sister Dani Drews, a standout on the Utes’ volleyball team. 234 recruit nationally, per 247Sports’ Composite rankings, is a Utah legacy, with his two brothers also having successful college football careers with the Utes. 580 nationally) is the only listed linebacker currently in Michigan’s 2022 class. The Wolverines’ 2022 class currently ranks No.mlive.com
Michigan DNR drops plans for seed orchard opposed by neighbors
BRIGHTON, MI — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is nixing plans to develop a conifer seed orchard in Livingston County after neighbors opposed plans to flatten the land by leasing it for a gravel mine. The 127-acre orchard was intended to produce large volumes of jack pine and red pine cones for planting seedlings on state forest land elsewhere in Michigan. A short-term mining lease was seen as the most cost-effective way to prepare the land, the DNR said. The 50-acre and 77-acre parcels in Genoa Township near the Brighton State Recreation Area are contaminated by a sodium and chloride plume and old township dump. The DNR manages 3.9 million acres of state forest.mlive.com
Brighton vs. Manchester City FC - Premier League (10/23/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
When the schedule came out prior to the 2021-22 Premier League season, not many thought the meeting between the defending league champion Manchester City and Brighton would be a marquee matchup. They are currently third in the league tables with a 5-1-2 record, just two points back fo the league leaders in Chelsea. Watch the Premier League on FuboTV (7-day free trial) and PeacockSurprisingly sitting fourth in the tables is the pesky squad in Brighton. What: English Premier League FootballWho: Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Manchester City FCWhen: Saturday, October 23Time: 12:30 p.m. ETWhere: Amex Stadium (Brighton, England)Channel: NBC UniversoStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), PeacockCheck out the Premier League tables and results heremlive.com
Man killed in U.S.-127 crash near Jackson identified by police
JACKSON COUNTY, MI -- A 24-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car on U.S. 127 Tuesday night has been identified by police. Michael Maga, of Brighton, was killed at about 10:32 p.m. Oct. 19, on the freeway near Parnall Road, said Mike Jester, Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety director. Related: Brighton man walking on U.S. 127 near Jackson struck and killed by car, police sayResponding officers found that Maga had suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan driving south, Jester said. A witness told police they had seen Maga stumbling in the roadway before the crash, and called 911, Jester said. More from the Jackson Citizen Patriot:Man killed, suspect on the run after shooting near Jackson, police saySecond of 3 brothers sentenced to 10 years in Jackson heroin bust7 students suspended after fight at Jackson charter school, officials sayCity of Jackson has now sold 100 vacant side lots acquired through foreclosuremlive.com
Brighton man walking on U.S. 127 near Jackson struck and killed by car, police say
JACKSON COUNTY, MI -- A 24-year-old Brighton man walking on U.S. 127 was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night, police said. On scene, officers found the man had suffered fatal injuries when he was hit by a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan driving south, Jester said. A witness told police they had seen the man stumbling in the roadway before the crash, and called 911, Jester said. The driver of the Dodge Grand Caravan was not injured, Jester said. More from the Jackson Citizen Patriot:Speeding motorcyclist seriously injured in I-94 crash, police sayJackson County approves of a resolution against mandated vaccines and masksLeaking furnace blamed for carbon monoxide poisoning of Jackson County man, police saymlive.com
Man killed in I-96 crash in Livingston County identified by police
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI – Police have identified the motorist killed in a crash along I-96 near Brighton Tuesday morning. William Rickerman, 52, of Novi, died Oct. 19, in the single vehicle crash on westbound I-96 near Kensington Road in Brighton Township, according to Michigan State Police. Novi man killed in I-96 crash in Livingston CountyEmergency crews were called to the area at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday after a fellow motorist reported a vehicle that had run off the freeway, police said. Crews arrived and found the crashed vehicle with Rickerman inside. No other vehicles appeared to be involved and the cause of the crash remains under investigation, police said.mlive.com
Check out Metro Detroit high school football scores from opening night on Aug. 26
The following scores are collected from either the Michigan High School Athletic Association or the Associated Press. Ann Arbor Huron 41, Detroit Southeastern 0Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 35, Macomb Dakota 21Byron Center 42, Birmingham Seaholm 28Capac 22, New Haven 0Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 45, Detroit Catholic Central 20Dearborn 19, Brighton 13Dearborn Fordson 38, Canton 23Dearborn Heights Robichaud 1, Highland Park Sigma 0Detroit Leadership Academy 48, Detroit Pershing 0Detroit U-D Jesuit 34, Grosse Pointe North 13Flat Rock 34, Melvindale 6Fraser 16, Holly 7Grosse Pointe South 42, Detroit Renaissance 0Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse 21, Utica 16Hazel Park 1, Southfield Bradford Academy 0Lake Orion 33, Utica Eisenhower 7Livonia Churchill 38, Salem 21Livonia Clarenceville 34, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 6Madison Heights Lamphere 22, Sterling Heights 8Madison Heights Madison 34, Royal Oak Shrine Catholic 6Marine City Cardinal Mooney 28, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 0Milford 21, New Boston Huron 20Richmond 49, Clinton Township Clintondale 18Riverview 64, Dearborn Divine Child 42Rochester 35, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North 2Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 27, Saginaw Valley Lutheran 0Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 48, Port Huron 17Roseville 42, Monroe 11Royal Oak 35, Ferndale 28South Lyon 48, Walled Lake Western 28St Clair Shores Lakeview 36, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 18Troy 21, Auburn Hills Avondale 0Warren Fitzgerald 64, Warren Cousino 6Warren Mott 34, Detroit Mumford 8White Lake Lakeland 41, Waterford Kettering 20Yale 28, Dearborn Heights Annapolis 8Ypsilanti Lincoln 51, St Clair Shores Lake Shore 36Zeeland East 45, Warren Woods Tower 14mlive.com
Michigan wrestler Myles Amine wins medal at Tokyo Olympics
Michigan wrestler Myles Amine won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in dramatic fashion. A challenge from the opponent’s corner was unsuccessful, giving Amine a 4-2 victory in the 86kg (186 pounds) bronze medal match. Amine, who qualified for the Olympics by placing fifth at the last World Championships in 2019, opened tournament play with a 12-2 victory Columbia’s Carlos Izquierdo. After falling to USA’s David Taylor, the eventual gold medalist, in the quarterfinals, Amine bounced back to beat Belarus’ Ali Shabanau, a four-time world bronze medalist, 2-0 before downing Punia for bronze. At Michigan, Amine was a three-time third-place finisher at the NCAA Championships, including the 2020-21 season.mlive.com
It’s a brand-new look for Brighton’s Big Boy, which has an updated menu too
BRIGHTON, MI -- Big Boy is back in Brighton with a new look and a new menu. It was a franchise location that was taken over by Big Boy corporate in 2015. Big Boy restaurants nationwide have eliminated salad buffets and breakfast bars, something Patrick Blake, corporate spokesman, said is meant to highlight Big Boy’s classic items, like burgers. There will also be opportunities to win prizes, like shirts and free Big Boy burgers, for a year. In addition to reopening the Grand River location, Big Boy also plans to open new locations in Royal Oak and Frasier.mlive.com
ACLU asks Michigan Department of Civil Rights to step in after racist incidents reported at Brighton schools
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) is asking the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) to intervene in a “potentially racially hostile education environment” in Brighton schools.
Officer allegedly slain by son was 21-year police veteran, family man
BRIGHTON, MI – Canton police officer Edward Jagst was a dedicated family man and police veteran, serving 21 years on the force until his tragic death Monday morning. Jagst, 48, was killed June 21, when he was allegedly shot by his 18-year-old son inside his Brighton home, according to the Canton Police Department. “Officer Jagst was a remarkable man who was strong in his faith and was a truly loving husband and father,” Canton Police Chief Chad Baugh said. “He was a shining example of love and service and our Canton police family, past and present, consider ourselves fortunate to have known him. “Ed was one of the kindest, most compassionate officers to ever wear the Canton police badge,” according to a Canton Police Department statement.mlive.com
Canton Police officer shot and killed by son in Brighton home, police say
BRIGHTON, MI – A Canton police officer was shot and killed Monday morning in his Brighton home by his 18-year-old son, police said. At 10:28 a.m. June 21, police were called to a home in the 300 block of Woodlake Drive in Brighton for a reported shooting, according to the Brighton Police department. The victim’s teenage daughter had called 911 and told emergency dispatchers her brother had shot her father and was going to kill himself, police said. Police arrived to find Canton police officer Edward Jagst, 48, dead in his bed from a gunshot wound, police said, adding that the 18-year-old shooting suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival. “We want to thank all the departments that assisted with this tragedy and our hearts go out to the family and the entire Canton Township Police Department for the loss of such a well-respected man and officer,” Brighton Police Chief Rob Bradford said.mlive.com
Four Grand Rapids lacrosse teams earn trips to state finals
GirlsDivision 1Rockford will take on Brighton in Saturday’s state championship game at Novi at 4:30 p.m.. The Rams, 13-4 overall, will be playing for their eighth-straight state championship and 10th title overall. EGR beat Kingswood in 2015 and 2016, while Kingswood defeated EGR in 2017. The Pioneers will play for their sixth state title in program history and first since 2018. The Hawks are looking for their first state title.mlive.com
Flint-area girls district soccer championship game results for June 4, 2021
Division 1At HartlandQuarterfinals: Hartland 8, East Lansing 0; Brighton 5, Okemos 1; Howell 4, Swartz Creek 1June 2: Hartland 1, Brighton 0; Flushing 2, Howell 1June 4: Championship game, Hartland 8, Flushing 0Hartland advances to regional at Livonia Stevenson vs. NoviAt LapeerQuarterfinals: Davison 5, Lapeer 0; Lake Orion 4, Clarkston 1; Oxford 8, Waterford Kettering 0June 2: Lake Orion 2, Davison 1; Grand Blanc 1, Oxford 0June 4: Championship game, Lake Orion 2, Grand Blanc 1 (OT)Champion advances to regional at Livonia Stevenson vs. winner of Waterford Mott districtDivision 2At Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook KingswoodQuarterfinal: Holly 7, Auburn Hills Avondale 0June 1: Bloomfield Hills Marion 8, Holly 0June 2: Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 5, Madison Heights Lamphere 1June 4: Championship game, Marian 6, Cranbrook Kingswood 0Marian advances to regional at Goodrich vs. DeWittAt North BranchQuarterfinals: North Branch 4, Imlay City 0; Goodrich 8, Croswell-Lexington 0; Ortonville Brandon 3, North Branch 0June 2: Goodrich 4, North Branch 1; St. Clair 6, Ortonville Brandon 1June 4: Championship game, St. Clair 5, Goodrich 4 (OT)St. Clair advances to regional at Goodrich vs. winner of Linden districtAt LindenQuarterfinal: Fenton 6, Kearsley 0June 2: Lake Fenton 2, Fenton 0; Clio 1, Linden 0 (SO)June 4: Championship game, Clio 2, Lake Fenton 1 (SO)Clio advances to regional at Goodrich vs. St. ClairAt DeWittQuarterfinals: Owosso 3, Fowlerville 2; St. Johns 3, Lansing Waverly 0June 1: DeWitt 8, Owosso 0; Haslett 8, St. Johns 0June 4: Championship game, DeWitt 1, Haslett 0 (SO)DeWitt advances to regional at Goodrich vs. winner of North Branch districtDivision 3At RichmondQuarterfinals: Almont 6, Richmond 0; LakeVille 2, Yale 1June 2: Armada 9, LakeVille 0; Powers Catholic 4, Almont 1June 4: Championship game, Powers 2, Armada 0Powers advances to regional at Freeland to play WilliamstonAt WilliamstonQuarterfinals: Portland 8, Corunna 0; Stockbridge 7, Durand 0June 2: Lansing Catholic 4, Portland 0; Williamston 8, Stockbridge 0June 3: Championship game, Williamston 5, Lansing Catholic 0Williamston advances to regional at Freeland to play PowersDivision 4At MontroseQuarterfinals: Genesee Christian 8, Genesee 0; Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 7, Capac 0; Montrose 4, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 3June 1: Oakland Christian 5, Genesee Christian 1; Clarkston Everest Collegiate 8, Montrose 1June 3: Championship game, Clarkston Everest 6, Oakland Christian 0Clarkston Everest advances to regional at Saginaw Valley Lutheran vs. winner of Dansville districtAt DansvilleQuarterfinals: Dansville 8, Byron 0; Lansing Christian 8, Bath 0; Leslie 8, Perry 0June 2: Lansing Christian 6, Dansville 2; Leslie vs. Laingsburg 3, Leslie 2June 5: Championship game, Lansing Christian vs. Laingsburg, 10 a.m.Champion advances to regional at Saginaw Valley Lutheran vs. winner of Montrose districtmlive.com
Check out the 2021 high school girls track and field event rankings as of May 29
These are the top 10 times and distances for each event in Michigan high school girls high school track and field so far this season, according to athletic.net rankings. Check back each Friday during the season for a new set of rankings. L’Anse Creuse10, 12, Lily Carlyon, 15.17PR, Flushing300m Hurdles - 30″1, 10, Nonah Waldron, 43.31PR, Oak Park2, 12, Makenzee Powell, 43.57PR, GR_Ottawa Hills3, 12, Hannah Antkoviak, 43.68PR, Allegan4, 11, Meredith Soule, 44.54PR, Monroe5, 11, Mya Georgiadis, 44.55PR, Ann Arbor Huron6, 12, Mackenzie Sullivan, 45.52PR, Farmington Hills Mercy7, 11, Emon Miles, 45.70PR, Oak Park8, 12, Nyah Tyron, 45.80PR, Mason County CentralT-9, 11, Amanda Usrey, 45.82PR, New Baltimore Anchor BayT-9, 9, Morgan Roundtree, 45.82PR, Oak Park4x100 Relay1, 47.07, Detroit Renaissance2, 47.46, Ann Arbor Huron3, 48.99, West Bloomfield4, 49.3, Oak Park5, 49.39, Davison6, 49.45, Rockford7, 49.56, East Kentwood8, 49.57, Brighton9, 49.6, East Lansing10, 49.77, Saline4x200 Relay1, 01:37.9, Detroit Renaissance2, 01:38.2, Oak Park3, 01:41.4, East Lansing4, 01:42.6, Brighton5, 01:42.8, Detroit Cass Tech6, 01:44.1, Rockford7, 01:44.6, Ann Arbor Pioneer8, 01:44.7, West Bloomfield9, 01:45.0, Hudsonville10, 01:45.3, Bloomfield Hills4x400 Relay1, 03:50.9, Oak Park2, 03:55.7, Ann Arbor Huron3, 03:59.1, Rockford4, 04:00.9, Ann Arbor Pioneer5, 04:01.0, Detroit Cass Tech6, 04:01.1, Mt. Pleasant7, 04:02.9, Bloomfield Hills8, 04:03.1, Detroit Renaissance9, 04:03.1, Northville10, 04:03.2, Hudsonville4x800 Relay1, 09:18.8, Ann Arbor Pioneer2, 09:24.4, East Grand Rapids3, 09:26.4, Petoskey4, 09:28.5, Traverse City Central5, 09:31.0, Saline6, 09:31.4, Romeo7, 09:33.1, Holland West Ottawa8, 09:33.6, Holt9, 09:35.6, Rochester Adams10, 09:35.9, Grand LedgeShot Put - 4kg1, 12, Sarah Marvin, 50′ 9, Byron2, 12, Opal Jackson, 50′ 0PR, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North3, 12, Mackenzie Bohrer, 48′ 0.75PR, Traverse City Central4, 12, Emily McLean, 46′ 8PR, Sault Ste. L’Anse CreuseT-5, 10, Angelina Isakov, 5′ 6, Macomb DakotaT-5, 12, Federica Stella, 5′ 6PR, OxfordPole Vault1, 12, Josianne Mettes, 12′ 8PR, Dexter2, 11, Sophia Mettes, 12′ 6PR, Dexter3, 12, Katie Clifford, 12′ 4.75PR, GR_West Catholic4, 11, Natalie Blake, 12′ 3PR, Holland West OttawaT-5, 11, Kayla Hintz, 12′ 0PR, Holland West OttawaT-5, 9, Brooke Bowers, 12′ 0PR, FHC GR_Forest Hills CentralT-5, 12, Sidney Heugel, 12′ 0, Allendale8, 11, Thea Newkirk, 11′ 10PR, East Grand Rapids9, 11, Tara Townsend, 11′ 7PR, Frankfort10, 12, Morgan Vargo, 11′ 6PR, RockfordLong Jump1, 12, Morgan Vargo, 18′ 7.75PR, Rockford2, 11, Alaina Diaz, 18′ 3.25PR, Hudsonville3, 12, Sela Gur-Arie, 18′ 1.5PR, Ann Arbor Huron4, 12, Lynea Slayback, 18′ 1PR, Stevensville Lakeshore5, 10, Gabrielle Jeffries, 18′ 0.25PR, Bloomfield Hills6, 11, Samya Fisher, 17′ 10PR, BC CentralT-7, 11, Samari Finney, 17′ 8.75PR, Warren MottT-7, 12, Kaylee Diamond, 17′ 8.75PR, Lowell9, 11, Abby Fush, 17′ 8PR, Farmington Hills Mercy10, 11, Annabelle Smith, 17′ 6.75PR, Blissfieldmlive.com
Michigan Senate tweaks ID requirements in absentee voting bills; Benson still unimpressed
The Senate Election Committee unanimously approved substitutes to two bills during a May 26 hearing. The first addressed a bill requiring absentee ballot applications to be submitted with a photocopy of personal identification, while the other prevents Benson’s office from mass-mailing absentee applications. Johnson criticized Benson before the 2020 General Election for mailing absentee ballot applications to everyone in the Qualified Voter File. These substitutes are the newest tweaks to Senate election bills, which Democrats and liberal activists lambasted as “voter suppression” tactics upon their introduction. In the bill’s current form, absentee voters could submit their ballots to their clerk’s offices in person after 5 p.m.mlive.com
See the top performances in Michigan girls track and field heading into 2021 regionals
These are the top 10 times and distances for each event in Michigan high school girls high school track and field for 2021, heading into regionals, according to athletic.net rankings. The list includes rank, grade, performance and notes if it is a personal record (PR). RELATED: Michigan’s top performances in boys track and fieldAnn Arbor Huron's Trey Gardette (left) and Fatouma Conde pose for a photo during practice on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Ann Arbor Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Burr won the event with a time of 54.17 seconds. (Photo by Theresa Marvin)Shot Put - 4kg1, 12, Opal Jackson, 50′ 0, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North2, 12, Sarah Marvin, 49′ 6.5, Byron3, 12, Mackenzie Bohrer, 48′ 0.75PR, Traverse City Central4, 12, Emily McLean, 46′ 8PR, Sault Ste.mlive.com
Michigan man pleads no contest to throwing sandbag off overpass, withdraws insanity claims
A Brighton man entered a no-contest plea Thursday in connection to an assault last fall in which police say he threw a sandbag off an overpass and hit a car that was driving by. Garcia is accused of throwing the 40-pound sandbag off the overpass at at I-96 near Old Plank Road on Oct. 4 around 11 p.m. Shortly after throwing the sandbag, police say Garcia stopped another motorist and asked for a ride. While a no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, it is treated as such during sentencing in criminal court. However, if a civil lawsuit were to be filed, Garcia’s no-contest plea in the criminal matter could not be treated as an admission of guilt.mlive.com
Meet the 2021 Michigan high school Division 1 All-State hockey team
State champion Detroit Catholic Central landed six players on the Division 1 All-State hockey first team selected by members of the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches’ Association. The Shamrocks won their second straight state title by beating Rockford 5-1 in the championship game. Rockford (15-6-1) put three players on the first team and C.J. Here is the team selected by the coaches. Pobur, RockfordMORE:State hockey finals roundupmlive.com
Free COVID-19 testing available for athletes at Brighton sports complex
BRIGHTON, MI – Brighton’s Legacy Center Sports Complex is partnering with LynxDx to assist in administering weekly COVID-19 testing for area student athletes. As a result, testing is available at the sports complex via drive-thru from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. “Although this is not a requirement of Legacy Center, we want to be able to assist our families and the local community fulfill the MDHHS requirement by providing a convenient and safe method of weekly testing,” Legacy Center Sports Complex Founder and CEO Rodney Goble said. Test results are typically received in 24 to 48 hours. For more information, including a list of FAQ’s and how to pre-register for testing, visit www.legacycentermichigan.com and click on the ‘COVID-19 Weekly Testing Information’ button.mlive.com
Sophie Canen’s 4th-quarter surge propels Saline to regional championship game
NORTHVILLE – Sophie Canen was banged up but that didn’t stop her from making crucial plays when her team needed them most. “I just wanted us to get the open shot,” Canen said after the game. “It was a hard and physical game,” said Saline coach Leigh Ann Roehm. Brighton’s Mary Copple led the team with 13 points, followed by nine points from Jessica Andrew and eight points from Kylie Seiter. Saline defeated WM in the regional semifinal last season before the season was cut short ahead of the regional championship game.mlive.com
Our favorite photos from the first round of girls regionals: Saline versus Brighton
ANN ARBOR -- Saline won against Brighton Monday night in Northville. This is the second year in a row the Saline girls have won during the first round of regionals. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com) Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor NewsBrighton holds hands during the National Anthem before the first round of regionals against Saline in Northville on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com) Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor NewsBrighton's Mary Copple(3) shoots a layup against Saline during the first round of regionals in Northville on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com) Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor NewsGallery is below:mlive.com
Vote for the Ann Arbor-area basketball Player of the Week after district play
ANN ARBOR – There were several key performances by Ann Arbor-area basketball players during the week of district play. --Dexter's Alayna Babut (14) lines up a jump shot during Dexter's game against Brighton at Ann Arbor Skyline High School on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. But Green’s season came to an end before Saturday’s district title game against Ann Arbor Huron due to contact tracing with the Lincoln program. --Huron’s Jordan Wright (2) dribbles the ball against Saline’s Reggie Duerst (20) during a district game at Saline High School on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com) Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor NewsJordan Wright, Ann Arbor HuronJuniorWright scored a career-high 38 points versus Ypsilanti Lincoln last Monday to lead Huron to the district semifinals.mlive.com
Top things to know for Michigan high school hockey semifinals and finals
Here are the top things to know for Michigan high school hockey semifinals and finalsThe final round of the Michigan high school hockey state tournament has arrived as four teams in each of the state’s three divisions remain standing. The Division 2 state semifinals will take place today and kick off three-straight days of hockey at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. The Michigan High School Athletic Association will provide live video broadcast streaming through the NFHS Network. DIVISION 1 PREVIEWDetroit Catholic Central returns to USA Hockey Arena looking to claim its second-straight title after winning it all in 2019. 1 in the division, Catholic Central’s lone loss was back on Feb. 18 against Division 3 semifinals Cranbrook-Kingswood.mlive.com
‘Fearless’ Brennan Parachek rises to occasion with game-winning shot in Dexter’s district opener
DEXTER – Brennan Parachek was in the game to get an offensive rebound, but the sophomore had other plans when the ball hit his hands with time running out on Tuesday. “I’m just very happy,” Brennan Parachek said after the game. Rushton’s play call was a pick and roll between Bavineau and Brennan’s older brother, Colin Parachek. But when two Brighton defenders followed Colin Parachek to the basket, it left Brennan Parachek wide open, and without fear, he drilled the shot as his teammates and members of the student section swarmed as the buzzer sounded. “We’ve gotta play 32 minutes of basketball if we want to be cutting down the nets on Saturday,” Rushton said.mlive.com
AstraZeneca vaccine found to be 79% effective in U.S. trial, 'no increased risk' of blood clots
LONDON — The findings of a large U.S. trial have shown that the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is 79% effective in preventing symptomatic illness and 100% effective against severe disease and hospitalization. The safety and efficacy analysis of the AstraZeneca vaccine, published Monday, was based on 32,449 participants across 88 trial centers in the U.S., Peru and Chile. Data from the late-stage human trial study reaffirms that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and highly effective. By comparison, Moderna's vaccine has been found to be more than 94% effective in preventing Covid and Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine was found to be 95% effective. The World Health Organization and the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis have recommended that countries continue to use the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.cnbc.com
Man City into FA Cup semifinals, keeps quadruple dream alive
Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jon Super, Pool)With an unprecedented quadruple still a possibility for Manchester City, the pressure on Pep Guardiola is intensifying heading into the final two months of the season. I will not watch games.”Few would begrudge him the break, with an intense 34-match, four-month stretch -- featuring games every three or four days -- concluding with a 2-0 win over Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. AdIndeed, Guardiola’s players are sweeping all before them this season, having also reached the final of the English League Cup, the quarterfinals of the Champions League and forged a 14-point lead in the Premier League. "I’m looking forward to everyone coming back safe.”Southampton is the other team through to the FA Cup semifinals after beating second-tier Bournemouth 3-0 earlier Saturday.
Equestrian store to open in Brighton’s Green Oak Village Place shopping center
BRIGHTON, MI -- Equestrian apparel and horse-care items are taking over a space in a Brighton shopping center this spring. Massachusetts-based Dover Saddlery is opening a 6,000-square-foot store in Green Oak Village Place, 9700 Village Place Blvd., to provide a variety of equestrian products like clothing, saddles, horse health products, blankets and other stable items. The Brighton store is the company’s first store in Michigan, offering more than 30,000 products in store, by catalog or online, according to a news release. Green Oak Village Place has more than 40 stores, including clothing, jewelry, shoes, beauty and cosmetics, sporting goods and specialty shops. “We are pleased to continue a trajectory of growth in our neighborhood town center with the emergence of an iconic 45-year-old industry leading brand like Dover Saddlery,” Sean Valentine, Green Oak Village Place director of retail operations, said in a news release.mlive.com
EU says AstraZeneca is not doing enough to meet its vaccine deliveries target
A healthcare professional draws up a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the vaccination centre set up inside Brighton Centre in Brighton, southern England, on January 26, 2021. It is not the first time the EU and the drugs giant have been at odds with each other. AstraZeneca had initially offered to distribute roughly 100 million doses of its Covid-19 jab before the end of March. That's not good enough yet for AstraZeneca to meet its Q1 obligations," Thierry Breton, the commissioner for the internal market, said on Twitter Thursday night. Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control shows that 11.76 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been delivered, as of Thursday.cnbc.com
Bill would restrict transgender student athletes to teams of same sex
State Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, has introduced a bill that would require Michigan student athletes to compete only against athletes of the same biological sex. Theis said her bill would help level the playing field for female sports. “School officials shouldn’t treat a transgender female student as a girl between 8AM-3PM and then treat her like she’s a boy when sports practice starts,” Knott said in a statement. Local schools across the nation are already creating policies that protect transgender youth and ensure a level playing field for all students—and they’re working. Blanket bans on transgender student athletes undermine those local efforts.”Gov.mlive.com
Michigan Flyer-AirRide will resume service from Ann Arbor to DTW in April
ANN ARBOR – Starting on Monday, April 26, Michigan Flyer-AirRide will be restoring its daily service between East Lansing, Brighton, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The restoration is made possible by funding the bus service secured through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. In order to help prevent the risk of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus, cash payments will not be accepted. If you’re boarding in Ann Arbor, tickets may be purchased with cash inside the Blake Transit Center during business hours. Cleaning and sanitizing buses daily, with special attention to high-touch areas.
Blank Slate Creamery reopens Ann Arbor, Brighton locations
ANN ARBOR, MI -- One of downtown Ann Arbor’s staple ice cream spots is open for the season, and its new Brighton location is also serving scoops to eager customers. Blank Slate Creamery opened March 2, in Ann Arbor, and for its second season at its new Brighton store, which originally opened in July 2020 with limitations, due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Owner Janice Sigler said. “Our Brighton store is doing well given the circumstances of opening during a pandemic!” Sigler said in an email. Customers can also order online at the Ann Arbor store. United Way to offer $200K grants to Washtenaw County organizations helping underserved communitiesNewsweek names St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Chelsea hospitals among nation’s bestDowntown Ann Arbor music store pursues liquor license for bar, entertainment usemlive.com
Church service celebrating civil rights ‘Zoom-bombed’ with KKK imagery, threats
BRIGHTON, MI – A Brighton-area church service performed on Zoom Sunday was infiltrated by non-church members who rabidly started posting white supremacist imagery and making racist threats against the church minister. White supremacists Zoom-bombed church services preformed online by the Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton Sunday, Feb. 14, while Reverend Julie Brock ministered to her congregation about the struggles and achievements of civil rights in the United States, Brock told MLive/ The Ann Arbor News Friday, Feb. 19. “Services were going along fine, then when I began talking about civil rights, a bunch of KKK imagery started appearing in the Zoom meeting. The church has been performing services using Zoom since early in the COVID-19 pandemic and has not seen any issues until this incident, Brock said. “To the people who virtually attacked my church this past weekend, I’m sorry for whatever happened that filled you with so much hate.mlive.com
Check out Metro Detroit boys and girls basketball scores from Wednesday, Feb. 17
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. BOYS PREP BASKETBALLCOVERAGE: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 65, Grand Blanc 52SUMMARIESEcorse 82, Taylor Prep 34Leading the way for Ecorse was Malik Olafioye with 25 points. Teammate Kenneth Morrast added 20 points while Brooklyn Butler had 13 points. “We were outcoached in every facet of the game,” said Plymouth coach Ryan Ballard. “In the first half, Brighton’s pressure got us out of rhythm and we couldn’t get into the flow we needed to.mlive.com
This Brighton store is pairing cheese and... beer?
When you think of cheese pairings, wine is usually the first drink to come to mind. But, Culture Cheese and Beer in Brighton is hoping to make beer the next big thing to pair with your charcuterie boards. The two said beer pairs well with cheese for a couple of reasons. Cheese and beer go through similar processes to be made, including being “cultured,” which is how the store got it’s name. Tati tried out a goat cheese with a light, slightly citrus beer.
Facts and figures for eight-player football state championship games
BRIGHTON, MI -- Michigan’s top high school teams in eight-player football converge on The Legacy Center in Brighton to decide the 2020-21 state championships Saturday, Jan. 16. 6PLAYOFF HISTORYAdrian Lenawee: The Cougars are in their first season of eight-player football. Martin 47-12Suttons Bay: Def. Marion 50-2St. Patrick: Def. North Huron 34-12RELATED READINGHow to Watch the eight-player football state championship gamesHigh school football playoff brackets, with times and sitesAssociated Press All-State team for eight-player footballmlive.com
How to Watch the MHSAA eight-player football state title games
It all comes down to championship Saturday for the four teams left standing in the eight-player football state title chases. The MHSAA has partnered with the NFHS Network to livestream Saturday’s championship doubleheader, coming from The Legacy Center in Brighton. Fans can watch the eight-player title tilt in Division 1 featuring Adrian Lenawee Christian vs. Suttons Bay and the final of Division 2 pitting Portland St. Patrick vs. The NFHS Network offers live viewing of the title games -- and hundreds of additional sports contest -- by subscription. Here’s a look at the eight-player football state finals with links to view the games live.mlive.com
2 men arrested after T-Mobile store robbed in middle of day
BRIGHTON, MI – Five men robbed a T-Mobile store in Brighton Saturday, according to police. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, five men entered a Brighton T-Mobile store, 8712 W. Grand River Ave., and stated they were robbing the store, according to the Brighton Police Department. The Ford Fusion, which was reported stolen, was found abandoned a short distance from the store several hours later, police said. Two of the five suspects were later arrested after Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police spotted a Ford Escape that had been reported stolen and gave chase, police said. Police recovered several devices from the vehicle that were reported stolen from the T-Mobile robbery, police said.mlive.com
Cross-country ski center, rentals open at this Michigan metropark
Huron Meadows Metropark today announced it has opened its Bucks Run cross-country ski trail along with the park’s cross-country ski center, where visitors can pick up classic-style and skate-style ski rentals reserved ahead of time online. The 1,500-acre park in Brighton makes its own snow to groom the Bucks Run Trail, a 1.5-mile loop that’s both beginner- and kid-friendly. For those who like a late-day ski, Bucks Run is open into the evening and the trail is lit. A Bucks Run trail pass is $5 daily or $125 for the season. RELATED:This former Northern Michigan farm has become a Nordic ski destination12 Michigan cabins for a cozy winter tripWhere to rent snowmobiles, find trails in Michiganmlive.com
2 of 5 Brighton T-Mobile robbery suspects arrested after pursuit to East Lansing, police say
A surveillance image from a robbery at the Brighton T-Mobile store on Jan. 9, 2021. BRIGHTON, Mich. – Two of five men suspected of robbing a T-Mobile store in Brighton were arrested after the group led a pursuit involving seven different police departments to East Lansing, according to authorities. Five men walked into the T-Mobile store at 8712 West Grand River Avenue in Brighton around 1 p.m. Saturday, police said. A surveillance image from a robbery at the Brighton T-Mobile store on Jan. 9, 2021. A couple of hours after the incident, police said they recovered the stolen Fusion a short distance from the T-Mobile store.
Cass City underdogs ‘Hit ‘em hard’ and topple No. 1-ranked Ithaca
BRIGHTON, MI – Cass City has an any-team, any-place, any-time attitude. “It almost makes me want to cry,” said Cass City coach Scott Cuthrell after high school football returned from an eight-week layoff. Ithaca quarterback Brady Hessbrook surveys the field during the Division 7 regional final against Cass City. “We fought and gave it everything we had, but their strengths are our weaknesses.”Everything the Cass City offense tried seemed golden. Cass City celebrates a touchdown by Matt Mihalic (27) in a win over Ithaca at the Brighton Legacy Center.mlive.com
Barstool Fund steps in to help Metro Detroit small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s a grassroots movement doing amazing work to help save small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s called the Barstool Fund. So far, the company has raised more than $20 million to help get businesses through. Joanna McCoy owns The Bomber Restaurant in Ypsilanti. But it was in danger of closing for good when McCoy’s nephew, an avid Barstool Sports fan applied for help from the Barstool Fund.
MHSAA keeps 11-player football finals at Ford Field, 8-player moves to Legacy Center in Brighton
The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that the 11-player high school football state championships will stay at Ford Field in Detroit. Ford Field will host the 11-player finals across two days from Jan. 22-23 to conclude the long fall season. Also, the two eight-player division finals will be held at the Legacy Center in Brighton for the first time on Jan. 16. Here is the complete schedule of games:11-Player FinalsFriday, Jan. 22 @ Ford Field10 a.m. - Division 81 p.m. - Division 24:30 p.m. - Division 67:30 p.m. - Division 410 a.m. - Division 8Saturday, Jan. 23 @ Ford Field10 a.m. - Division 71 p.m. - Division 14:30 p.m. - Division 57:30 p.m. - Division 38-Player FinalsSaturday, Jan. 16 @ Legacy Center, Brighton2 p.m. - Division 1 8-Player Final40 Minutes Following Game 1 (approximately 5:30 p.m.) - Division 2MOREMHSAA to allow fans at remaining football and volleyball games, none for girls swimUpdated high school football playoff brackets, with time and location of Jan. 9 games5 things to know as high school football games finally return on Saturdaymlive.com
Brighton neighborhood concerned coyotes could pose threat to pets
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Concern is growing in Brighton about the coyotes having run-ins with neighborhood pets. Residents in one house, who have lived there for more than 20 years, said that the coyote problem is something that’s really ramped up over the last year. He believes there are more than just two coyotes based on the different sizes he’s seen. A community member reported that they paid to hire a coyote catcher, but the coyote problem remains. READ: Coyotes kill family’s dog in Novi backyard, carry body away into woods
Single-car crash kills 4-year-old girl in Brighton, injures 3 others
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Police are investigating a single-car crash that killed a 4-year-old girl in Livingston County on Friday. UPDATE: North Carolina man charged in crash that killed 4-year-old daughter in Livingston CountyAccording to authorities, the man’s 33-year-old wife, 8-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter were passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Police say the 4-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and died at the scene. The driver, his wife and 8-year-old son were removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and taken to the hospital for their injuries. Officials with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office believe that excessive speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.
Zoom confident it can meet Covid-fueled Christmas Day demand
LONDON – Zoom is gearing up for what could end up being its busiest day ever: Christmas Day. Around the world, lockdowns will make traveling to see friends and family on Christmas Day complicated, and for millions, illegal. Brits instantly started discussing the prospect of a Christmas Day Zoom call, with some taking to social media to discuss the idea. The idea of a Christmas Day Zoom quiz has also been floated in some families. The free Zoom period includes Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's DayAs a result, Christmas Day could well end up being Zoom's busiest day ever in terms of calls.cnbc.com
LEGO love leads to 30,000-piece replica of University of Michigan campus
He grew up and headed to off to the University of Michigan, but Mael didn’t leave his love for LEGO behind. In fact, he combined it with his love of UM by planning a model of the Ann Arbor campus. And if he was looking at buying used pieces online for another project, Mael would see if seller had anything to fit the campus replica. He has also started and stopped working on some designs of North Campus buildings where he works, but he isn’t rushing to do anything else just yet. READ MORE:Massive new sculpture takes shape outside University of Michigan Museum of ArtUniversity of Michigan freshman designs new logo for Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s OfficeUniversity of Michigan urges students not to return to campus for winter semestermlive.com
6 COVID cases linked to services, bible studies at Brighton church
BRIGHTON, Mich. – Six people who tested positive for COVID-19 have been linked to services and bible studies at a Brighton church, health officials said. Officials with the Livingston County Health Department said six COVID-19 patients reported attending Brighton Church of Christ services on Oct. 18 and bible study sessions on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. Anyone who went to the church on those days might have been exposed for COVID-19, according to the health department. RELATED: COVID-19 cases associated with Brighton Assembly of GodThe Livingston County Health Department is recommending everyone who attends Brighton Church of Christ get tested for COVID-19. Anyone who develops symptoms should immediately isolate and contact a doctor.
Michigan General Election Results for Brighton on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race ResultsFind more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
14 coronavirus cases linked to Livingston County church
BRIGHTON, MI — More than a dozen individuals who attended services at Brighton Assembly of God have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Livingston County health officials. The positive cases are residents of Livingston, Oakland and Washtenaw counties, the release said. The Livingston County Health Department recommends COVID-19 testing for all individuals who attend the church, even if they are asymptomatic. There are 1,461 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Livingston County residents with 277 probable cases, 126 hospitalizations and 32 deaths, according to data from the health department. READ MORE:Friday, Oct. 16, coronavirus data by Michigan county: Saginaw, Livingston, Lenawee, Lapeer among 6 newest hotspotsLivingston County officials seek to ‘preserve our liberties’ by ending face mask requirementsBig increases in Livingston County coronavirus cases come from high school-aged kids, health officials sayMichigan reports 2,015 new coronavirus cases for Friday, Oct. 16; second consecutive day over 2,000mlive.com
4Frenzy Game of the Week highlights
Here are the highlights 4Frenzy’s fourth Game of the Week, featuring Brighton vs Plymouth, that aired on Local 4 over the weekend, if you missed them! Plus you can watch the Brighton cheer team takeover on our Instagram highlights for a fun behind the scenes of the game! Stay on the lookout for our next Game of the Week on clickondetroit.com/4Frenzy, or follow us on social media! You can share your photos and videos with our hashtag #4Frenzy. Facebook: facebook.com/4FrenzyWe would like to thank our sponsors Meijer and Hungry Howie’s for their support!
17-year-old arrested in Livingston County on suspicion of drug-related fatal shooting
PONTIAC, Mich. – Officials with the Livingston County and Oakland County Sheriff officers attested a 17-year-old boy Saturday at his home in Genoa Township, between Brighton and Howell, in connection with an 18-year-old man shot to death in Pontiac. The man’s body was found on a sidewalk in the 100 block of Thorpe Street just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. According to authorities, the 17-year-old was a passenger in the car who fired one shot from a handgun, striking the victim in the head. The 19-year-old driver and a 17-year-old girl, residents of Brighton, were taken to the Pontiac Substation for questioning and were released pending further investigation. Charges and arraignment are not expected until late Monday or early Tuesday after a review by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.
Our ‘Game of The Week’ is Brighton vs Plymouth tonight. Brighton’s cheer team will do a 4Frenzy Instagram Takeover during the game, so go follow us @4Frenzy! ⇒Want your club/team to do an Instagram takeover? 🥁 🎮 ♟️ 👩🏫 ⛳ 🏊♀️ ⚽ 🎾 🏑 🏐 🏈 📝 👟 🏃 🖥️4Frenzy Fall Fan Choice AwardsNominations are only open thru Sunday! Don’t forget we have new categories like “Most Likely To Be Your Boss” and “Most Likely To Go Viral” under 2020 Favorites!
4Frenzy ‘Game of the Week’: The teams and the rivalry
This week, 4Frenzy will head to Brighton for our Game of the Week, a rivalry game that will see the Plymouth Wildcats battle the Brighton Bulldogs. “I tell my team that every week is rivalry week,” Lemons said. “I think any time two good teams play each other, it breeds rivalry, and that’s what we have here. We’ll know who the better team is when the game ends Friday.”The highlights of 4Frenzy’s fourth Game of the Week, featuring Brighton vs Plymouth will air on Local 4 over the weekend. Stay on the lookout for our next Game of the Week on clickondetroit.com/4Frenzy, or follow us on social media!
Brighton man charged after allegedly throwing sandbag off overpass, hitting car
NOVI, MI -- A Brighton man accused of throwing sandbags off of an overpass and hitting a car earlier this week was arraigned on a felony charge Wednesday. Garcia was charged in the case after he allegedly threw several sandbags off of the overpass at I-96 near Old Plank Road Sunday night. he began hurling them off the overpass and actually hit a vehicle driven by a woman traveling along westbound I-96. Throwing anything on to the freeway from a overpass or the the embankment can cause serious damage, injuries or death. pic.twitter.com/MRuFfyv3Bw — MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) October 5, 2020After allegedly throwing the sandbags, Garcia was picked up by a passerby who gave him a ride to his home in Brighton.mlive.com
Just 5 days left to nominate for 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards!
4Frenzy Fall Fan Choice Awards nominations are open thru Oct. 11! Click here to nominate -- any high schooler has a chance to win and we’ve got tons of categories, from sports to school life! 🎮 Tomorrow, Detroit Catholic Central’s esports team will do an Instagram takeover (we’re @4Frenzy) so we can see what gaming competition is like behind the scenes! Plus, Brighton’s cheer team will do a 4Frenzy Instagram Takeover during the game! 4Frenzy TakeoverWant your club/team to do an Instagram takeover?
Police: Man throws 40-pound sandbags off I-96 overpass in Oakland County, strikes vehicle
LYON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police say a man throwing 40-pound sandbags off an overpass on I-96 in Lyon Township hit a vehicle and injured a woman late Sunday night. State police were called to a scene by Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies for a traffic investigation at around 11 p.m. Sunday on I-96 near Old Plank Road. Michigan State Police said their preliminary investigation found that a male suspect was involved in a single vehicle crash with his truck on I-96 near Old Plank Road. He left his truck and walked up onto the Old Plank Road overpass, which was under construction. More: Lyon Township news
Man City slips further behind leader Everton with Leeds draw
Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola, left, talks with Leeds United's head coach Marcelo Bielsa at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road in Leeds, England, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. What to make of seeing his Manchester City side held 1-1 by Bielsa's Leeds on Saturday? While Leeds had seven shots on target, Raheem Sterling's 16th-minute strike low shot inside the far post was one of only two for City. We must do more and better.”Especially with City already eight points behind Everton, which is the early leader after beating Brighton 4-2 to make it four wins out of four. Fifth-place Leeds, which like Everton has played a game more than City, is still three points ahead of Guardiola's side.
2 Livingston County locations listed as potential coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure sites
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Two locations in Brighton and Fowlerville have been identified as potential coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure sites by the Livingston County Health Department. Two unrelated customers who tested positive for COVID-19 visited the Brighton restaurant on Sept. 18, according to the health department. One infected individual attended a rib dinner on Sept. 18, and the other attended a breakfast on Sept. 20 while symptomatic. COVID-19 symptoms can develop up to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily.
Should you worry about winner of presidential election tanking stock market?
When it comes to this election, should we worry about the winner tanking the stock market? A look back at historic market records for more than a century shows that under Democrats, the stock market returned an 11% return. So for everything presidential candidates do to make the other side cringe, when it comes to money, the winner doesn’t matter as much as people fear. “People were predicting if Obama got reelected the market would crash,” said Nathan Larsen, of Executive Wealth Management in Brighton. It went up.”Larsen said history tells us no single president causes a market crash merely by getting elected.
From classroom to cage: Livingston County educator aims for MMA title
She not only dedicated her career to working with children with special needs, but when when she walks through the elementary school doors, she really mixes it up. Zappitella is small in stature at 4 feet, 11 inches -- not much taller than the elementary school students she worked with. “I knew I wanted to be a fighter.”As a professional MMA fighter, Zappitella is 7-2 -- a bulldog in the game. “If you were making assumptions about her stature, you would be wrong.”Like the assumption that a 4′11″ educator couldn’t also be an MMA World Champion. "I don’t like fighting, but when I get in that cage, I’m a warrior”Zappitella is the main event.
Brighton man held on $1M bond over suspicion of sexually abusing 13-year-old boy
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. A Brighton man is behind bars accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. Jason Ryan Norton, 40, faced first degree criminal sexual conduct charges at his Zoom arraignment Friday. He stood in the Macomb County Jail while the magistrate worked from the 38th District Court in Eastpointe. The prosecutor said Norton drove 50 miles from Brighton to the child and took him back to Brighton and sexually assaulted him. He pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and other sexual assaults on minors in Pontiac and in the U.P.
Michigan State Police investigating shooting on I-94 in Ypsilanti Township
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. Michigan State Police Brighton Troopers are investigating a shooting on I-94 in Ypsilanti Township, near the city of Rawsonville. The shooting happened at 12:40 p.m. on Friday. Police believe the shooting stemmed from road rage, no injuries were reported. READ: People are just mad: There have been 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit in 3 weeksPolice said the suspects are four Black men who fled the scene in a black Malibu vehicle, last seen traveling eastbound on I-94 from Rawsonville Road. Anyone with information is asked to call MSP Brighton Post at 810-227-1051.
Metro Detroit grocery service offers quick delivery, pickup of fresh produce
LIVONIA, Mich. A new Metro Detroit grocery service is offering to deliver local produce to residents doorsteps the day after its ordered. Produce at grocery stores can sometimes be more than a week old, and its possible many people have already touched it. John Sitko and Brad Berry came up with the idea of Farmstop before people were afraid to go to grocery stores because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The flavor is there.The Farmstops model became even more relevant after the pandemic hit. Our customers dont have to worry about going into a store, how many people are touching (the food), Sitko said.
Womans dog dies minutes after receiving routine lyme disease vaccine at Brighton area vet
BRIGHTON, Mich. A Metro Detroit womans dog died minutes after receiving a routine vaccine thats very popular this time of year. Monica Morency Hanaway said her beloved boxer, Greg, died in her car last week, just minutes after leaving what was scheduled to be a routine visit to a veterinarian in the Brighton area. UPDATE -- June 29, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 63,497, Death toll now at 5,915The 6-year-old dog had never been to that vets office before, but he was in need of some routine vaccines. Hanaway said the lyme disease vaccine made her nervous because Greg had never received it before. Her vet sent her a note, explaining the vaccines that were given to her dog at the appointment.
Protesters march from Livonia to Lansing in support of Black Lives Matter movement
DETROIT – Black Lives Matter marches continue across Metro Detroit on Saturday more than one month after a Minneapolis policeman killed George Floyd. Some protesters are marching all the way from Livonia to Lansing this weekend to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement amid national unrest. The group plans to stop in Brighton on Saturday night and Okemos on Sunday night, then continue their march to Lansing on Monday. The distance from Livonia to Lansing is just under 80 miles. We’re hoping we spark a change for the Black Lives Matter movement.”The group will hold a demonstration at the Michigan State Capitol at 10 a.m. on Monday.
UK Labour leader fires lawmaker over 'anti-Semitic' tweet
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 file photo, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Britain's Shadow Business secretary speaks on stage during the Labour Party Conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. The leader of Britains main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer on Thursday June 25, 2020, fired lawmaker Rebecca Long-Bailey from a top party job for sharing an article on social media containing what Starmer called an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. Starmer says he has asked Rebecca Long-Bailey to stop down as party education spokeswoman. Labour said in a statement that the article Rebecca shared earlier today contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.As leader of the Labour Party, Keir has been clear that restoring trust with the Jewish community is a number one priority. Starmer beat Long-Bailey in an election to become Labour leader in April.
Another loss, another injury: Arsenal struggles on PL return
Things are going from bad to worse for Arsenal in the early days of the Premier Leagues resumption. Sure enough, it was the French striker who scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Some of their players need to learn what is humility, especially one of them, Maupay said, without mentioning Guendouzi by name. Arteta lost midfielder Granit Xhaka and defender Pablo Mari to injury against City, with Mari unlikely to return before next season. Ben Chilwell was mobbed by his Leicester teammates after smashing home a rising, angled shot off the inside of the post in the 90th minute for what looked like the winning goal.
These 4 Metro Detroit cities are closing streets to give restaurants more outdoor dining space
BRIGHTON, Mich. Several cities around Metro Detroit are closing downtown streets to drivers and giving restaurants more space for outdoor dining. Right now, officials from Brighton, Ann Arbor, Northville and Plymouth have confirmed plans to close streets for increased dining space. Brighton and Ann Arbor have already began closing streets. Astrid Payapilly, of Ann Arbor, went to Brighton with her husband. Finding parking might be a challenge, but Downtown Brighton is expected to keep its new configuration through Labor Day weekend.
Downtown Brighton is closing to vehicle traffic to support social distancing
BRIGHTON, Mich. Main Street in downtown Brighton will be closed to vehicular traffic starting June 12 and lasting through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The street will be opened to pedestrians and downtown businesses in an effort to provide more space for social distancing downtown, the city announced. Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available along with picnic tables placed at safe distances. If you are a Downtown Brighton business owner and would like to learn more about the Main Street closure, or for more information, questions, or concerns, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-844-5053. More: Brighton, Michigan news headlines