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Cheboygan & Alpena polar plunges Saturday
February 11, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off
Cheboygan & Alpena polar plunges Saturday

Polar Plunges to raise money for Special Olympics Michigan are being held in Alpena and Cheboygan Saturday.

Sentence doubles after Alpena inmate brags about sex assaults
February 11, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off
Sentence doubles after Alpena inmate brags about sex assaults

A young Alpena man recently saw his sentence double after he was caught bragging about sexually assaulting girls.

State Police warns of malicious email campaign
February 11, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
State Police warns of malicious email campaign

The Michigan State Police is warning residents about another email scam.

Innovative dialysis treatment to be recognized at national conference
February 11, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Innovative dialysis treatment to be recognized at national conference

MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena’s home dialysis system is being recognized at the 39th Annual Dialysis Conference in March.

Power outages drop; state emergency declared in Grand Rapids
February 11, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Power outages drop; state emergency declared in Grand Rapids

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance as it copes with power outages and cleans up from storms.

EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks
February 11, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

The government is looking at how to respond to a public push for stricter regulation of chemicals found on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss.

UPDATE: Oscoda murder/suicide – shooter dies
February 8, 2019 – 10:36 am | Comments Off
UPDATE: Oscoda murder/suicide – shooter dies

An Oscoda man who shot and killed his roommate before turning the gun on himself has died.

Chamber names Bronwyn Woolman Citizen of the Year
February 8, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off
Chamber names Bronwyn Woolman Citizen of the Year

A woman who raised 10 children of her own, provided a home to over 50 foster care kids, is active in her church and volunteers within the community has been named the 2018 Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year.”

Air Force pledges cooperation over toxins near former Wurtsmith base
February 8, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off
Air Force pledges cooperation over toxins near former Wurtsmith base

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is pledging cooperation with the state of Michigan over toxic chemical pollution near a former military installation in Oscoda, despite a continuing dispute about cleanup responsibilities.

Alpena man picked up on 8th drunk driving charge
February 8, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off
Alpena man picked up on 8th drunk driving charge

A 72 year-old Alpena man with seven prior convictions for drunk driving has been picked up again.

19 year-old damages grandparent’s home in Ossineke Twp.
February 8, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
19 year-old damages grandparent’s home in Ossineke Twp.

A 19 year-old man is facing charges for causing extensive damage to his grandparent’s home in Ossineke Township.

Alcona deputies respond to suicidal persons, sex assault & more
February 8, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Alcona deputies respond to suicidal persons, sex assault & more

Alcona County sheriff deputies responded to some serious complaints over the week, including three reports of domestic violence, two for suicidal persons and one each for sexual assault and burglary.