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Hearing scheduled for suspended Livingston County judge

WILX Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan is scheduled to be in court Thursday morning. She was charged with perjury, destroying evidence and misconduct office in December.


Every DTE Electric customer in Michigan will see refunds in upcoming bills

DETROIT - DTE Energy electric customers will see credits in two bills this year after the conclusion of an investigation into the company's billing practices. In 2017, Michigan Public Service Commission staff received numerous complaints through its Customer Assistance Division about improper shutof


Brighton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

BRIGHTON, MI — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Breezy until evening and light snow in the morning. Clear throughout the day.


Police: Alleged Tim Horton's bathroom peeper had hours of footage

FENTON (WJRT) (3/21/2019) - Detective Evan Zapolski is part of MSP's Computer Crimes Unit. He said last August they were called in to assist Homeland Security with a child pornography case.


This Small Michigan Town Could Become a Spaceport

When you think about launching into space, you probably think of Cape Canaveral in Florida or NASA's Houston Mission Control. Or maybe that Spaceport America launch pad in the middle of the New Mexico desert. So would it surprise you that 5 sites in Northern Michigan could become America's newest sp


Two Livingston County men arrested for child sexually abusive material

HOWELL, Mich (WLNS) - An Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation resulted in the arrest of two men from Livingston County. The investigation began with a National Center for Missing and Exploited Chidren Cyber Tip. Further investigation led to a residence in L


Proposed Michigan Law Would Lower Legal BAC For Driving

(WWJ) There's a push to lower the threshold for drunken driving in Michigan. State Representative Abdullah Hammoud of Dearborn, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is calling for blood alcohol concentration of .05 percent, instead of .08, to be considered impaired.


2FOG's Pub Investigating "Blatant Attack" On Business

A business in downtown Howell is fed up with recent social media attacks seeking to damage its reputation. 2FOG’s Pub published a Facebook post March 14th stating that within a ten-day period, the business received about a dozen 1-star reviews on its Google business page – more than double that of t


He Ate/She Ate: Tomato Brothers

Our visits to Tomato Brothers resembled a two-act play — each act seemingly wrought from a different script. The setting: A restaurant hunkered on the fringe of an industrial park just outside Howell. The nearby crossroads looks like it was conjured by a sadistic traffic engineer. Tomato Brothers’ p


This Is Why Gorgeous Ice Shards Keep Piling Up Along Lake Michigan

Despite the fact that spring is officially here, Lake Michigan looks like a surreal frozen tundra as ice shards pile up along its shorelines. Photographer and writer Joel Bissell from MLive.com captured the gorgeous natural phenomenon as ice shards piled up along the South Haven Pier in South Haven,


Michigan’s minimum wage goes up on March 29

Michigan will have a new minimum wage of $9.45 an hour starting on March 29. That’s an increase of 20 cents. The state’s current minimum wage is $9.25. For tipped workers, the minimum wage will increase from $3.52 to $3.59 per hour, and for workers age 16 and 17 years, it increases from $7.86 to $8.


The Cheesecake Factory adding second location in Michigan

The Cheesecake Factory is spreading more cheesecake love in the Great Lake State. The restaurant is set to open its first location in West Michigan at Woodland Mall in October of this year. It will be the second location in Michigan with the first at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.


Pat Caputo - Tom Izzo needs to settle down, and so do his Spartans

Nothing, evidently, is easy for these Spartans. Certainly beating Bradley to open the NCAA tournament Thursday was more difficult than anticipated. While it did bring uncomfortable memories of Middle Tennessee in 2016, and an unwelcome reminder Michigan State hasn’t been to the Sweet 16 since 2015,


5 Arrested, Charged In Oakland County Drug Trafficking Bust

PONTIAC (WWJ) - Half-a-million dollars worth of drugs is off the streets of Metro Detroit as a result of a five-month investigation. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard announced Thursday that five men from Pontiac, Eastpointe, and Novi were arrested by members of the Narcotic Enforcement Team and


Oakland County man charged with first-degree premeditated murder in wife's death

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his wife in Oakland County, officials said. Thomas Paul Sudz, 71, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the death of his wife, Beth Ann Alsup-Sudz, 56.


Fire destroys Rose Township home, MSP investigates

Rose Twp. — A fire that started late Wednesday, March 20, destroyed a home at 17042 Margaret Drive in Rose Township. The North Oakland County Fire Authority (NOCFA) was in charge of the scene. According to police scanners, the home was at one point fully involved. By 11:30 p.m., firefighters were ma


No panic: Bradley puts Michigan State on upset alert but Spartans survive

Des Moines, Iowa — There’s no doubt that Michigan State fans — those at Wells Fargo Arena and certainly thousands more watching on television — were starting to have flashbacks on Thursday afternoon.


Washtenaw County reports more than 300 flu cases in last week

The Washtenaw County Health Department said Thursday it's not too late to get a flu shot, reporting a sharp increase in cases last week. It may be spring, but that doesn't mean the flu season is over. In the past week, more than 300 Washtenaw residents have been diagnosed with flu and over 20, betwe


Do you know the people in the photos?

Police in Fenton are looking for help from the community to identify a man and woman seen on surveillance at a local Walmart. The male appears to be wearing a Carhartt coat and bib overalls.


Agreement Would Continue Groundwater Monitoring Activities

An agreement is pending approval that would allow for the continued collection of groundwater samples from two monitoring wells located on vacant Livingston County property in Howell.