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Gas prices in Michigan surge higher
March 12, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Gas prices in Michigan surge higher

The statewide average price for a gallon of gas in Michigan has hit a new record high in 2019.

Michigan OKs medical marijuana use to treat cerebral palsy
March 12, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Michigan OKs medical marijuana use to treat cerebral palsy

The state of Michigan has added cerebral palsy to a list of conditions for which people can register to use medical marijuana.

Honda to recall around 1M vehicles with dangerous air bags
March 12, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Honda to recall around 1M vehicles with dangerous air bags

Honda will be recalling about 1 million older vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the Takata driver’s air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could be dangerous.

3 arrested following string of overdoses in Alpena
March 11, 2019 – 3:00 am | Comments Off
3 arrested following string of overdoses in Alpena

Three people have been arrested on drug charges following a string of overdoses in Alpena that may have stemmed from a deadly combination of heroin and suspected fentanyl.

Regulations force change to city water mgmt. contract
March 11, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off
Regulations force change to city water mgmt. contract

A financial adjustment is being made to the operations and maintenance portion of a contract between the City of Alpena and the company that manages its’ water system.

Drivers: Be alert now that clocks have been set ahead
March 11, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off
Drivers: Be alert now that clocks have been set ahead

Motorists are being asked to be especially careful driving during the early morning hours now that Daylight Saving Time has returned.

County finances look good after first month of fiscal year
March 11, 2019 – 12:36 am | Comments Off
County finances look good after first month of fiscal year

Alpena County made it through the first budget month of the fiscal year relatively unscathed.

Local man admits to forging girlfriend’s check & using her debit card
March 11, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
Local man admits to forging girlfriend’s check & using her debit card

A man who has three prior felonies on his record, at least two from Florida, has been caught forging a check in Alpena and using his girlfriend’s debit card to rack up charges.

Thelma Orr scholarships available to area healthcare students
March 11, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off
Thelma Orr scholarships available to area healthcare students

Area students have a chance to earn one of two scholarships through MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Another sign spring is coming – ice shanty removal dates approaching
March 11, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Another sign spring is coming – ice shanty removal dates approaching

Call it another sign spring is on the way – the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal dates are quickly approaching.

Great Lakes see ‘superior’ ice coverage, but it won’t last
March 11, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Great Lakes see ‘superior’ ice coverage, but it won’t last

The Detroit Free Press reports Lake Superior was 94 percent ice covered as of Friday, marking the first time the largest of the Great Lakes had more than 90 percent coverage in four years.

Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams
March 11, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams

Federal prosecutors say criminal indictments in Connecticut have exposed shady dealings in the largely unregulated industry of prison consultants.