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UPDATE: 1 of 4 victims identified in fatal fire
April 28, 2010 – 6:07 am | Comments Off
UPDATE: 1 of 4 victims identified in fatal fire

One of the 4 people found dead following a house fire in Mikado Friday, has been identified.

Alpena County approves virtual 911 center & new website
April 28, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off
Alpena County approves virtual 911 center & new website

Alpena County Commissioners are pursing a 3 year deal with a company that promises to provide a free website to promote the area.

ARMC trustees review March finances & approve 3 purchases
April 28, 2010 – 6:05 am | Comments Off
ARMC trustees review March finances & approve 3 purchases

Following three of months of large financial losses, the bottom line improved for Alpena Regional Medical Center in March.

Judge’s son tells TNRN he was “growing pot for dad”
April 28, 2010 – 6:04 am | 13 Comments
Judge’s son tells TNRN he was “growing pot for dad”

A number of motions were filed by the defense Tuesday, in the case of an Alpena man charged with growing marijuana out of his State Street home.

Grass fire near Hillman threatens buildings
April 28, 2010 – 6:03 am | Comments Off
Grass fire near Hillman threatens buildings

Fire crews were quick to respond to a wildfire fire Tuesday, that threatened to torch some buildings near Hillman.

Man on meds causes two-car crash on Chisholm
April 28, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off
Man on meds causes two-car crash on Chisholm

Police arrested a 20 year-old Alpena man Tuesday, following a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Chisholm and Eighth Street.

Workplace deaths about steady at 121 in Michigan
April 28, 2010 – 6:00 am | One Comment
Workplace deaths about steady at 121 in Michigan

A new report says 121 people died from on-the-job injuries in Michigan in one year, meaning work places remain about as deadly as they were one year earlier.

Final bill stalling Michigan’s texting ban plan
April 28, 2010 – 5:57 am | Comments Off
Final bill stalling Michigan’s texting ban plan

The plan to ban the use of cell phones to send text messages or e-mail while driving in Michigan remains unfinished.

NY human rights group says Iraq torture routine
April 28, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off
NY human rights group says Iraq torture routine

A New York-based human rights group says the torture of Iraqi detainees at a makeshift Baghdad prison housing mostly Sunnis was routine and systematic.

Hawaii seeks to ban harvesting of shark fins
April 28, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off
Hawaii seeks to ban harvesting of shark fins

Hawaii is attempting to ban the practice of killing sharks for the purpose of making shark-fin soup.

MPAC likely to bring in new team despite criminal history of investor
April 27, 2010 – 7:19 am | 13 Comments
MPAC likely to bring in new team despite criminal history of investor

It appears likely a new junior hockey team will be playing at Northern Lights Arena this year, despite the criminal history of one of the team’s investors.

Child Care Fund budget increased to accommodate 6th graders at TBJH
April 27, 2010 – 7:11 am | One Comment
Child Care Fund budget increased to accommodate 6th graders at TBJH

Alpena County Commissioners are expected today, to increase the contribution to the local Child Care Fund so a program at the junior high school can accommodate incoming 5th graders.