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Seasonal boat permits now available
March 18, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
Seasonal boat permits now available

The City of Alpena is now selling seasonal boat permits for the upcoming 2019 season.

Changes proposed to bail system that jails poor defendants
March 18, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Changes proposed to bail system that jails poor defendants

Lawmakers and advocates across the political spectrum are joining together to propose changes to Michigan’s cash bail system, which is under criticism for allowing low-income defendants to be jailed when they cannot afford to post bond.

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth
March 18, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

A Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon, is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster, an Australia store, announced it’s closing on March 31.

Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers’ message
March 18, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers’ message

Outside groups like the Alliance for Patient Access are raising their voices as they seek to influence deliberations in Washington aimed at lowering prescription drug costs.

Bill would rename section of US-23 after war hero from Tawas City
March 15, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off
Bill would rename section of US-23 after war hero from Tawas City

State Representative Sue Allor has introduced legislation that would rename a portion of US 23 in Iosco County after a combat veteran and a Medal of Honor recipient from Tawas City.

Council to discuss city mgr. search in coming days/weeks
March 15, 2019 – 12:46 am | Comments Off
Council to discuss city mgr. search in coming days/weeks

The Alpena Municipal Council is expected to start discussions on a search for a new city manager in the coming days or weeks.

Local jobless rates up from Dec., down from LY
March 15, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
Local jobless rates up from Dec., down from LY

January seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates advanced in each of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas, but were lower in all markets compared to January 2018.

Storch raising funds to redo courts in high school gymnasium
March 15, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
Storch raising funds to redo courts in high school gymnasium

Alpena Public Schools Athletic Director Tim Storch is at it again.

Cheboygan man arrested for sexually assaulting juvenile
March 15, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off
Cheboygan man arrested for sexually assaulting juvenile

A 34 year-old Cheboygan man is facing up to life in prison after being arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile.

Troopers make 3 arrests for drunk driving & one for OWI child endangerment
March 15, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Troopers make 3 arrests for drunk driving & one for OWI child endangerment

A total of 81 calls for service were placed with the Michigan State Police Alpena Post over the week.

Officials say tornado touched down in Shiawassee Co.
March 15, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Officials say tornado touched down in Shiawassee Co.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Shiawassee County.

Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck in new brew
March 15, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck in new brew

The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams’ new ale isn’t its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory – brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years.