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County to spend anther $30K on decades-old contamination at jail
January 17, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off
County to spend anther $30K on decades-old contamination at jail

Alpena County will spend another $30,000 or so in 2019 to continue to monitor soil contamination at the sheriff’s office and jail.

Critical shortage of volunteer drivers for patient transports in Alpena & Montmorency counties
January 17, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off
Critical shortage of volunteer drivers for patient transports in Alpena & Montmorency counties

A number of agencies in Alpena and Montmorency counties say there is a critical shortage of volunteer drivers to provide patients with non-emergency medical transportation.

$14K-plus headed to NE Michigan to clean up scrap tires
January 17, 2019 – 12:26 am | Comments Off
$14K-plus headed to NE Michigan to clean up scrap tires

Three grants are headed to northeast Michigan to clean up scrap automobile tires.

Cheboygan police bust 3 repeat offenders for drunk driving
January 17, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off
Cheboygan police bust 3 repeat offenders for drunk driving

Cheboygan County deputies made three drunk driving arrests over the past six days, and all of them are repeat offenders.

Free six-week training to focus on child trauma
January 17, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Free six-week training to focus on child trauma

A number of local agencies are sponsoring a free six-week training in Alpena that will provide the National Child Traumatic Stress Network curriculum, “Caring for Children Who have Experienced Trauma.”

MI unemployment rate rises to 4.0 percent in December
January 17, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
MI unemployment rate rises to 4.0 percent in December

Michigan’s unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.0 percent in December.

New US strategy foresees sensors in space to track missiles
January 17, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
New US strategy foresees sensors in space to track missiles

The Trump administration is calling for expanding defense technologies in space to better protect the U.S.

Alpena police search for man accused of sexually assaulting minors
January 16, 2019 – 4:48 pm | Comments Off
Alpena police search for man accused of sexually assaulting minors

Alpena police are searching for an 18 year-old man accused of sexually assaulting more than one minor.

New building/construction valuations more than triple in 2018
January 16, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off
New building/construction valuations more than triple in 2018

It turns out 2018 was an exceptionally strong year for new building and construction valuations in the City of Alpena.

Besser Foundation donates $135K for student learning
January 16, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off
Besser Foundation donates $135K for student learning

The Besser Foundation is giving Alpena Public Schools $135,000 to expand learning opportunities for students.

Oscoda couple faces murder charges for incident in Black River
January 16, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
Oscoda couple faces murder charges for incident in Black River

A 34 year-old Oscoda County man and his 27 year-old girlfriend are facing serious charges, including assault with intent to murder, stemming from a December 30 incident that occurred at a residence in Black River.

3 RC-area men busted for stealing large quantity of hunting items
January 16, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
3 RC-area men busted for stealing large quantity of hunting items

Three young men from the Rogers City area are facing a multitude of charges for allegedly stealing a large quantity of hunting related items off state land.